Pakistan must tender an unconditional apology to Bangladesh for the “genocide” committed by its troops during the 1971 war, a group claiming to speak for refugees has demanded.In a memorandum submitted to the Pakistani Embassy here, the World Muhajir Congress (WMC) also demanded that the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh be repatriated to Pakistan with dignity and honour.
The memorandum was submitted on Wednesday, the 45th Anniversary of the ‘Fall of Dhaka’ — when Bangladesh emerged as a new country. Continue reading
SOURCE: THE NATIONAL INTEREST
The Israeli Defense Force’s (IDF’s, or Zahal’s) strategic invasion of the West Bank region of Jordan began at 5 pm on June 5, 1967. The assault was launched by one of two armored brigades attached to the Peled Armored Divisional Task Force (Ugdah Peled), part of Zahal’s Northern Command. Initially, the attack was aimed merely at neutralizing Royal Jordanian Army 155mm artillery fire that was striking the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) strategically vital Ramat David Air Base and numerous Israeli villages and towns within range of Jordanian Samaria.
Ugdah Peled’s planning started from scratch. Absorbed for days with preparing to counter an expected all-out Arab invasion of northern Israel from the Syrian Golan Heights, the bulk of Ugdah Peled was given somewhat under five hours to figure out how to invade Samaria, and then to do it. It was not until noon on June 5 that the division commander, Brig. Gen. Elad Peled, was himself called in from a patrol along the Syrian frontier to oversee the planning. Continue reading
The Embassy of China in Islamabad has warned Chinese citizens and organisations in Pakistan to be on alert for possible terror attacks on them. Citing a statement by the embassy, South China Morning Post reported that the consulate had been informed that terrorists were planning “a series of attacks soon” against Chinese.
“The embassy alerts all Chinese organisations and citizens in Pakistan to stay vigilant, safeguard personal security, reduce time spent outside and avoid going to crowded places as much as possible,” the newspaper quoted the statement of the Chineseembassy in Islamabad. Continue reading
SOURCE : TASS
The trials of Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet Su-57 (PAK FA, the Perspective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation) will last several years, President of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar told TASS on Thursday.
“They [the trials] have just begun. They will, of course, last several years,” he said. Continue reading
Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation stealth air superiority fighter, also known as T-50, had performed its first test flight with a new-generation engine, a source in the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry told reporters on Tuesday.
“Russia’s newest fifth generation fighter, T-50, performed its maiden flight with the second stage engine on December 5, 2017, at the Gromov Flight Research Institute,” the source said. The 17-minute flight test was carried out by Sergei Bogdan, a chief test pilot of the Sukhoi aircraft maker. Continue reading
A Pakistani man has been arrested in the city of Haripur for writing “Long live India” on a wall.Police said the 20-year-old match factory worker had admitted writing the slogan “Hindustan Zindabad”.
The Persian term Hindustan continued to be used as a name for the Republic of India after partition.The man told police he liked Bollywood music and films and wanted to be an actor. He could face up to seven years in jail. Continue reading
China today termed the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as an “open initiative” and invited more countries to join the controversial project on the “principle of equality and voluntarism”.
Commenting on the commissioning of a power plant built by China and Qatar in Karachi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang told a media briefing here today that Qatar’s participation showed that the CPEC is open for third country participation. Continue reading
The US’s intelligence chief said that if Pakistan doesn’t act against terror safe havens in the country the US “will do everything it can to ensure they don’t exist anymore”, reported Voice of America (VOA) radio.
This comment from Mike Pompeo, director of the US’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), came two days ahead of a visit to Pakistan by James Mattis, US defense secretary. Pompeo said that Mattis on his visit today will ask Pakistan nicely, first. He said the defense secretary will deliver US President Donald Trump’s message to Pakistan+that he’s very serious about tackling terror safe havens. Continue reading
SOURCE: SAURABH MISRA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
A few days back two articles published in the South China Morning Post dated 1st November 2017 and 19th November 2017 mentions about China having developed its own Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) for Aircraft Carriers. The articles elaborate how China’s EMALS is an improved and 2nd (next) generation version of the EMALS used in United States Ford Class Aircraft Carriers built by General Atomics for the United States Navy.
My intention of writing this blog post is to investigate how this had been made possible by China in such a short period of time (2-3 years). While the United States took nearly 25 years in developing and perfecting the system beginning in the 1990s and ending in 2017 with the launch of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Aircraft Carrier. Continue reading
The Israel Air Force is working to upgrade the range and capabilities of its long-range strategic Eitan drone, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
According to Lt.-Col. S., commander of the 210 “White Eagle” Eitan Squadron, the new upgrades will bring the drone to the scale of Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk, a high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system used by the US Air Force and Navy since 2001. “Everything about the next generation Eitan is bigger and better,” said Eitan UAV Operator Lt. T., as IAF technicians worked on the aircraft at the Tel Nof Air Base near Rehovot. Continue reading
The people of Gilgit-Baltistan have strengthened their voice against Pakistan’s immoral imposition of taxes on them. Shutter down strikes and massive protests by traders and local residents are continuing in Gilgit as they accuse Pakistan for misusing power.
The lawyers say imposition of any tax in Gilgit Baltistan is illegal and immoral act as people here don’t have any representation in national assembly and senate. Continue reading
The US is not satisfied with Pakistan’s cooperation in the war against terror as part of its South Asia strategy and yet to see Islamabad taking steps to “rein in” the Taliban and the Haqqani network, a senior Trump administrationofficial has said.
He also termed the release of Mumbai-terror attack accused Hafiz Saeed as “a step backward” in that direction. Continue reading
SOURCE : AIN ONLINE
China’s new Z-20 medium utility helicopter has come closer to full operational capability by completing high altitude tests at Xiahe airfield in Gansu Province. Photos of two Z-20s—serials 635, 636 bearing the insignia of the People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)—emerged on the Chinese internet, indicating that the helicopters were handed over to the service from their manufacturer the Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG), for final tests and evaluations. The tests were conducted at up to 4000 m (13,200 feet).
The Z-20 requirement dates back to the 1980s, when China was seeking a medium utility helicopter for operations in the mountainous west region. The PLAAF eventually acquired 24 Sikorsky S-70C-2s with the enhanced General Electric T700-701A engines. It was reported that the S-70’s performance in the highlands was unmatched, even with the later acquisition by China of Mil Mi-17V5 helicopters from Russia. Continue reading
SOURCE: Himansu Swain / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
China is one of among the few developed nations with massive armed force that shows off an ugly face to its neighbours. With trillions-dollar economy & Wholesome foreign reserve, China has made tremendous efforts to bolster & modernise it’s military in 21st century to counter US & western allies in Indo-pacific region. There are no matter concerns to china when it comes to expansionist mindset. During cold era, being an alley of US, China took the advantage of US blind game against Russia which not only helped her to draw investment from US but also strengthened its position in Asia.
China may have betrayed US, but it’s aim to stand up as a threat to US interest is somehow fulfilled. The Asian Dragon now-a-days is showing awkward attitude over Dokalam Pass Standoff threatening India with her military strength. In fact, starting from all Chinese news agencies to New paper like Global times which is a stooge of communist party of china adding fuel to this game with the war of words. Many of us get scared off to see China’s 2.3 million active military & 8 lakh in reserve with a view that it may inflict heavy losses to its rivals. Continue reading
SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Nanchang-based Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation has introduced multi-purpose fighter L-15B which can perform air superiority, precision strike and anti-ship combat missions. Based on the L-15A advanced trainer LIFT configuration, L-15B is equipped with passive phased array radar which allows it to perform BVR air combat and accurate ground strikes.
L-15B has weapons carrying capacity of 3.5 tonnes, which is more than the Q-5-type aircraft and can be mounted with PL-9C air-to-air missiles and according to the company spokesperson, the performance of the aircraft even reached the JF-17 “Fierce Dragon” fighter level. Continue reading