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The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Friday it killed seven personnel of the Pakistani Rangers and a militant in retaliatory firing following a ceasefire violation along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. A BSF trooper was also injured in the skirmish.

Pakistan Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, resorted to sniper attacks at Indian posts at Hira Nagar in Kathua at around 9.35am, the BSF said. Continue reading


Pakistan is the past, India is the future. That appears to be the message from the American fighter-jet manufacturer Lockheed Martin, which has indicated to NDTV that India acquiring its F-16 fighter-jet will effectively mean that the Pakistan Air Force will not be able to acquire the latest variant of the jet that it has operated for 33 years.

That’s because Lockheed Martin has proposed to the Indian government that it is willing to transfer its entire F-16 manufacturing line from Fort Worth in the US to India as part of the government’s Make in India policy. In doing so, Lockheed would also aim to transfer the production of structural components of the F-16 from production facilities in Greece, Israel and Turkey in a phased approach. Continue reading


Airbus-Tata Joint venture last year won a bid to build 56 Airbus C295 tactical transport aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force’s Avro HS748 transport aircraft, but Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha while speaking to media dismissed reports which had indicated that C295 might also replace Antonov An-32 transport aircraft types in the Indian Air Force.

Raha explained that Avro and An-32 are two different class of Transport aircraft which cannot be replaced by one Type . He did confirm that Planned development of Indo-Russian Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) aircraft is stalled due to technical differences but he was hopeful that deadlock will be broken soon. Continue reading


Is China launching a proxy war against India like Pakistan? This is a new question that has arisen after a leaked IB report stated that militant group United Liberation Front Of Assam (Ulfa) commander-in-chief, Paresh Barua, who is based in China, is planning to attack security forces along the north eastern border of India.

The report published in Asomiya Pratidin, the largest circulated regional daily in the North East, says that the United National Liberation Front of West South East Asia, a conglomerate of militant organisations, has informed the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI that it is going to attack Indian security forces from six points along the border. Continue reading

SOURCE:  DailyMail

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his week appealing to the hearts and minds of impartial South Asians when he spoke to an Indian newspaper and promised to to ease tensions between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India over ongoing unrest in Kashmir, which they both claim as their own.

The news comes hot on the heels of last week’s ‘Hindus For Trump’ event held at the Edison in New Jersey where 5,000 US-Indians people gathered for what was billed as a ‘charity event’ to raise money for the victims of terrorism in India. Continue reading


A BSF soldier was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops today along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.

According to unconfirmed reports, a Pakistani ranger was killed in the retaliatory action.”Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on a forward border out post (BoP) along the IB (International Border) in Bobiya area of Hiranagar sector in the district at 0945 hours today,” BSF officer said, adding the Indian troops retaliated. Continue reading


United Jihad Council (UJC) chairman Sayeed Salahudeen has said that talks will not provide solution to the Kashmir dispute and urged the Pakistani military to support the Mujahideen in its cause.”The festering (Kashmir) issue is not going to resolve through talks or resolutions.

Pakistan should militarily support Kashmiris by providing resources to the Mujahideen”, the Dawn quoted Salahudeen as saying at a press conference.”If the Mujahideen get military support, not only Kashmir will clinch freedom but the map of the subcontinent will also undergo a change,” he said.He, however, declined to elaborate the kind of military support required by the cadres. Continue reading


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, addressing a gathering of police officers today, urged that local militants not be “killed in encounters” but be brought back home.Ms Mufti also said that AFSPA or the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the controversial law which gives soldiers special powers to search or arrest people based on suspicion, “is not permanent”.

Speaking at the Police Commemoration Day Parade, the Chief Minister said: “Our children who have gone into militancy…my appeal to the police is…try that they return home…Those who are missing for years, if possible, instead of killing them in encounters, if you bring them back home and if they can become a part of the mainstream…If we can hand them a bat or a ball instead of guns…” Continue reading


International Monetary Fund’s latest warning on CPEC has sent ripples in Pakistan’s political class. Soon after the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s assessment on CPEC, lawmakers from the upper house of Pakistan expressed fear that the CPEC could turn into another East India Company if the country’s interests were not actively protected.

Last year in April, Chinese President Xi Jinping rolled out his most ambitious project China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the initial investment of 46 billion-dollar. The CPEC investment is one of China’s biggest ever outside the country. Continue reading


Amid Indo-Pak tension, Pakistan’s media regulatory authority today decided to enforce a complete ban on Indian TV and radio contents from Friday and warned that the licences of those found guilty of violating the ban will be suspended.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) decided to ban airing of Indian content from October 21 at the request of the federal government, it said. Continue reading

SOURCE: The Nation PK

Pakistan has asked the United States to help bring India to the dialogue table amid Washington’s calls for talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours, official sources said.

Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that recent appeals by the US for talks between Pakistan and India were a result of Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts.The officials maintained Pakistan had been pressing Washington to stop India from war-mongering. Continue reading


Home Minister Rajnath Singh will flag the issue of Pakistan-sponsored cross border terrorism in India with top leadership of Bahrain and discuss with them on how to enhance anti-terror cooperation during his two-day visit to the Gulf kingdom beginning Sunday.

 Singh will meet Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and will discuss with them various bilateral issues, official sources said.

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The bodies of two engineers who died four weeks ago after going inside a lead and zinc mine in Balochistan have been retrieved by rescue workers.

 According to officials, the engineers had gone into the mine in Dudder area of Lasbela district to rescue Pakistani worker Muham­mad Anwar who was trapped, Dawn online reported on Thursday.

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SOURCE: Ajai Shukla  |

The contest to supply the Indian Air Force (IAF) a single-engine, medium fighter is currently playing out as a two-horse race. US giant, Lockheed Martin, is the Goliath looking to slay the David that is Swedish firm, Saab.

Lockheed Martin, which has offered to shift its F-16production line to India, is the world’s biggest defence firm, with $46.1 billion in sales last year and an order backlog of almost $100 billion. Saab, which has offered its latest fighter, the Gripen E, appears a relative minnow, with $3 billion in sales last year, and an order book of $12.9 billion. Continue reading


Defence Ministry Manohar Parrikar has done it again , first ever Indo-Japan Defence deal for the supply of ShinMaywa developed US-2 amphibious aircraft will get 10 % discount after Parrikar didn’t agree on the earlier price.

Well-informed sources close to in past had confirmed that Parrikar had blocked the purchase of US-2 amphibious aircraft after he found it to be too pricey and also removed it from the Indian Navies list of weapons systems need to be purchased on urgent basis. Continue reading

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