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Many years have passed, but the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is still unresolved. The merger treaty on which Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India on 26 October 1947 is just two pages and did not resolve the dispute but further complicated the matter.

At that time, rulers of more than five and a half princely states had to decide whether to stay in India or join Pakistan. A form was prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi. It also left a blank space in which names and dates of princely states and rulers were to be written.

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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

The Maharashtra ATS arrested an employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) with its Ojhar unit in Nashik for allegedly supplying information on aircraft including that of SU-30 aircraft which are manufactured there. According to media, the 41-year old employee of the state-owned aerospace and defense company was honey-trapped into sharing information, “on Indian fighter aircraft and their sensitive details, along with the information related to HAL, it’s unit at Ojhar and the prohibited areas inside the manufacturing unit to the ISI.

According to the Industrial sources close to idrw.org. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence are obsessed about India’s Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets and have been trying to find details about how one of the Sukhoi-30 aircraft was able to dodge a volley of AIM-120C5 AMRAAM which was fired by PAF F-16s.

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SOURCE: THE HINDU

October marks a watershed month for Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL), a Mini Ratna PSU, as India’s maiden indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-I) being built by the company is starting basin trials in preparation for the sea trials and subsequent induction into the Navy.

The shipyard has plans to augment shipbuilding and repair capabilities and to foray into emerging segments such as urban mobility, CMD Madhu S. Nair said in an interview. Excerpts:

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SOURCE: HT

While addressing the third anti-government rally of Pakistan opposition’s 11 -party alliance, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif said that a few generals, were behind the 1999 Kargil war between India and Pakistan, and not the army.

“The task of initiating the Kargil war, which witnessed the deaths of our brave soldiers, and disgraced Pakistan in front of the world, was not done by the Army, but by a few generals. They threw not only the Army but the country and community in the war in such a place, that nothing could be achieved from it. The moment was painful for me when I learnt that our brave soldiers lamented that when they were sent to the peaks, without food. They did not even have weapons. They sacrificed their lives. But what did the country or community achieve?” said Sharif, who spoke through a video link from London.He said these generals, who were behind the Kargil war, were also the ones who plotted a coup on October 12, 1999 and declared martial law to hide their actions and escape punishment.”

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SOURCE: Ajai Shukla / Business Standard

With Indian and Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh facing the prospect of winter in deep sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and low oxygen levels, New Delhi and Beijing are discussing a disengagement plan that might allow soldiers on the 16,000-foot heights around Pangong Tso lake to withdraw to easier locations.

Government sources say Beijing is pressuring New Delhi to accept what would be publicly called a “mutual troop withdrawal”, but would, in fact, require Indian soldiers to withdraw first from their tactically advantageous positions south of Pangong Tso lake.

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SOURCE: TIMES NOW

After Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that he is confident that Indian Army will not let anyone take even an inch of country’s land, NSA Ajit Doval issued a stern warning to China saying India will fight where the threat emerges and will fight for the greater good, not for self.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also warned China and expressed confidence in the Indian troops saying, “We must be prepared and the Indian Troops responded well to China’s misadventure.”

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SOURCE: ZEE NEWS

A day after National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s statement at an ashram in Rishikesh was projected as a remark on China and the ongoing conflict in the Eastern Ladakh sector, the Centre issued a clarification saying he was speaking purely in a civilisational and spiritual context. 

The officials clarified, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was not referring to any country or specific situation at the religious function in Rishikesh on Saturday.

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SOURCE: TNN

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif lashed out again at the country’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed on Sunday, accusing them of “interfering in politics for several years with impunity in violation of their oath”.

Sharif was addressing a public meeting of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance comprising 11 opposition parties with the sole purpose of ousting PM Imran Khan from office, in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, via video link from London.

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SOURCE: NEWSCOMWORLD

After France beheading episode, France took action and steps in France. Thereafter, Islamist Radicals in Pakistan and Turkey have threatened France of a war in the name of Jihad. Pakistani and Turkish Rabble Rousers are now the new Champions of Islam.

Recent threats came from a Pakistani Islamic scholar, preacher and TLP Chief Allama Hafiz Khadim Hussain Rizvi. In a series of videos he called upon all Pakistani Muslims to start the war in name of Jihad against France. In one tweet, he said, “Declare the Jihad at the government level on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal”

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SOURCE: ZEE NEWS

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has pinned responsibility on “certain Generals” in the Pakistani Army for dragging the country into Kargil war with India and highlighted how Pakistan soldier were without food and weapons during it. 

Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani Prime Minister during the 1999 India Pakistani war, said, “People who were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of ur soldiers in Kargil..it was a call by few generals….we were thrown into war. It painful for me to learn when our soldier at peaks, let alone food, didnt had weapons…lives were continued to be sacrificed but what did the country or community achieve.”

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SOURCE: PTI

The United States welcomes India’s emergence as a leading regional and global power, the US State Department said ahead of the 2+2 ministerial in New Delhi. It also said the US is looking forward to work closely with India during the latter”s upcoming UNSC term, starting January 1, 2021.

“The United States welcomes India’s emergence as a leading regional and global power. The United States looks forward to collaborating closely with India during its upcoming term on the UN Security Council,” the State Department said in a fact sheet before the start of the 3rd 2+2 India US ministerial in New Delhi.

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SOURCE: NEWS18

The United States’ sanctions on Iran will not impact India’s development of Chabahar Port in the country, Washington reportedly informed New Delhi through diplomatic channels on October 12, ahead of the India-US 2+2 ministerial meeting that begins on Monday, October 26.

US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper are slated to visit New Delhi to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on October 26-27. Their visit to the country days ahead of the US elections signals the importance that Washington attaches to Indo-US ties.

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SOURCE: ZEE NEWS

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was working on Chandrayaan-2 (their second lunar exploration mission) around the year 2011 with the Russian space agency, but had to shelve the then plan owing to Russia backing out. Finally, it was this mission which was planned as Chandrayaan-2 that ended up being modified and launched as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM) or Mangalyaan in 2013, revealed ISRO’s veteran satellite builder and the former Director of UR Rao Satellite Center Dr Mylswamy Annadurai. 

Dr Annadurai, who currently serves as Vice President of the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology elaborated on his journey at ISRO and the projects he has been undertaking, while virtually addressing school students during Shaastra Juniors, hosted by IIT Madras. 

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SOURCE: PTI

Asserting that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India was final and complete, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was responsible for the delayed integration of the erstwhile state.

“If there was a delay of over two months, it was not on account of Maharaja Hari Singh but on account of the then Prime Minister Nehru who was not forthcoming in his approach and was instead being led by cues and inputs from Sheikh Abdullah (former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir),” said Mr Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel.

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SOURCE: INDIA TV

Top commanders of the Army will carry out a comprehensive assessment of India’s combat readiness in eastern Ladakh as well as other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control with China at a four-day conference beginning today, government sources said. The commanders will also deliberate on a slew of long-pending reform measures like cutting down on ceremonial practices and non-military activities to ensure a rational distribution of resources, they said.

Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane will chair the Army Commanders’ Conference (ACC), which is an apex level biannual event that formulates important policy decisions through a collegiate system of deliberation.

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