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SOURCE: SPUTNIK

The US’ fifth generation F-35 stealth fighter is too expensive and will become less and less invisible as new and more sophisticated radars come along, Russian military expert Dmitry Drozdenko told Sputnik.

Too Complex

“The F-35 is a very complex system and, as such, it has lots of holes, bugs and other things, and it is very difficult to debug it. Like other problems, all this is because it is an excessively high-tech aircraft,” Drozdenko said. Continue reading

SOURCE: SPUTNIK

 Russian Aerospace Forces may be able to receive deliveries of MiG-35 jets ahead of schedule in a bid for the manufacturer to keep up the rhythm and save money, the president of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) told Vedomosti newspaper.

“As for MiG-35, we will for the first time test the so-called model of ahead-of-schedule deliveries with the Defense Ministry. This will allow us to keep up the rhythm and lower the expenses on the aircraft manufacturing, while the Defense Ministry will be able to receive the new aircraft a little earlier than the state defense orders schedule says,” Yury Slyusar was quoted as saying by Vedomosti. Continue reading

SOURCE: News18.com

Politicians from across parties flew to Delhi, cancelling meetings with foreign diplomats and pre-poll campaigns. Meanwhile, thousands of obituaries are being posted on social media for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 93.

As a mark of respect for Vajpayee, the Indian government announced a state mourning period of seven days starting from August 16 and the Home ministry further promised to fly the national flag at half-mast throughout India and all Indian missions abroad. Continue reading

SOURCE: AP

Pakistan’s foreign ministry has confirmed the suspension of a U.S. military training program for Pakistani soldiers.

Thursday’s announcement by the ministry reflects continued tensions between the two allies in the war on terror.The training of Pakistani soldiers in the United States is the latest program to be hurt by the cutoff of security aid to Pakistan, which was announced at the beginning of this year. Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

From the 1998 nuclear tests that angered China to initiating a new boundary talks mechanism in 2003, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is regarded here as an architect of India’s China policy, according to Chinese scholars.

While the Pokhran tests by India, seen as an attempt to secure nuclear deterrence mainly against its giant neighbour raised concerns in China, the then Indian prime minister’s initiative to set up the Special Representative (SR) mechanism to resolve the boundary dispute has helped stabilise bilateral ties, Ma Jiali, Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies at China Reform Forum said. Continue reading

SOURCE: IANS

Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.

Sidhu reached Lahore via Wagah border and will arrive here for the oath-taking ceremony scheduled for Saturday.Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Sidhu said: “I have come to Pakistan on my friend’s (Imran) invitation. These are very special moments.” Continue reading

SOURCE: ANITA DESAI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and DRDO developed Medium Range surface to air missile (MRSAM) have started to be deployed on vulnerable airbases of Indian Airforce from 2016 onward and as production capabilities soon will touch 100 missiles per year, Airforce and Army is all set to nearly seal the western airspace with Pakistan with all new age air defence system which will force Pakistani air force to stay out of Indian airspace in event of war.

IAF’s and Army’s version of MR-SAM by 2023 will be deployed at full Strength and more firing units and regiments will be added to give near perfect coverage of border airspace but that’s not all indigenous Akash Short range Surface to air missiles too are proving their mettle and both airforce and army are happy with its performance. Continue reading

SOURCE: ANI

Warning China against exploitation of Balochistan’s mineral wealth and occupation of Baloch territory, Baloch pro-independence leader Allah Nazar Baloch asserted that the people of Balochistan would not tolerate their attempts to trample upon their human rights as “the Baloch are a freedom loving people. And, Balochistan is not Xinjiang or Tiananmen.”

In a letter addressed to Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, Allah Nazar Baloch said the people of Balochistan have no reason to put up with Chinese oppression. “All Chinese are, therefore, legitimate targets, including tourists, fishermen, and labourers insofar they are an integral part of Chinese state’s overseas outreach. We can assure that your Punjabi stooges will not be able to protect you from the wrath of the Baloch people.” Continue reading

SOURCE: IANS

Twenty years ago, India scripted a success story on May 11 and May 13, 1998, when five nuclear tests were performed in Rajasthan’s Pokhran under the guidance of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had assumed power only a little while ago.

It was a completely secret exercise only known to a select few. On May 11, 1998, Jaisalmer woke up to an ordinary day. However, there were a few bulldozers heading to a particular site to dig up well-like sites. Sand was filled into these wells. Continue reading

SOURCE: VOA

Afghan officials claim that dozens of Pakistani nationals were among more than 400 militants killed in fierce battles in southeastern Ghazni province in the past several days.

“During the Taliban attack in Ghazni province, over 400 terrorists were killed, including 70 Pakistani nationals whose bodies are ready to be transferred to Pakistan in Jahangir Bazar, a local market located between Muqur and Gelan districts [Ghazni province],” said Wahidullah Kalimzai, governor of Ghazni province. Continue reading

SOURCE: FE

Three Indian companies have been shortlisted by the government for the procurement of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 CQB carbines for the Indian Army, and now await the final bidding.

These companies had responded to the request for proposal (RfP) issued earlier this year for ‘in service’ rifles, carbines and light machine guns and joined hands with foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) participating in the programme for manufacturing, integration and providing service support for these small arms within the country. Continue reading

SOURCE: ANI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday offered condolence at the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the best way to honour the “towering leader” is by establishing peace between India and Pakistan.

In a statement, Khan said Vajpayee was a known and respected political personality of the subcontinent and his attempts for the betterment of India-Pakistan relationship will always be remembered. He added that Vajpayee, as a Foreign Minister, took the responsibility of improving India-Pakistan ties. Continue reading

SOURCE: Oneindia News

It is nothing but a ticking time bomb and amidst the huge humanitarian crisis involving the Rohingya Muslims, there is a lurking danger which India must now start taking very seriously.

The links to terror outfits, hawala transactions among others have often been quoted by our Intelligence Bureau on several occasions. A recent incident that took place in Jammu has only raised concerns about the kind of dealings that the Rohingyas are into and how they have become a front for illegal activity.

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