Army chief General Bipin Rawat today called for coordinated efforts by security forces to effectively deal with the problem of stone pelting by civilians during counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir. The army chief discussed the issue with local army officers during security review meetings at headquarters of counterinsurgency units — Kilo Force and Victor Force here, an army official said.
“Reinforcing the need to maintain high vigil, the army chief discussed the issue of stone pelting during operations and impressed upon all to synergise efforts with the other security agencies in dealing with such situations effectively,” the official said. Continue reading
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK
DRDO at recently concluded Aero India 2017 showcased its Concept Demonstration vehicle dubbed Tethered Autonomous Multi-Copter Platform (TAMP). Tethered drones, unlike conventional drones, have an unlimited power supply to the aircraft for long endurance flights since there is a physical wire connection to ground or to other fixed power station.
idrw.org was informed by DRDO officials that TAMP can carry a 30kg payload up to 100m up in the air and that it can fly over any moving vehicle increasing the surveillance qualities of the UAV. Continue reading
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK
UTTAM a multimode, solid state active phased array radar indigenously developed by LRDE has completed extensive ground trials from high-rise rooftop testing to demo mount on Helicopter and now is been prepped for integration on LCA-Tejas to commence flight trials.
idrw.org was informed that LCA-Tejas LSP-2 has been selected to be used has a flying testbed aircraft for UTTAM Radar integration and once integrations are complete LRDE will take around two years for flight trials to completely test radar on all modes. Continue reading
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Chicago industrialist Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar kept the Delhi press corps waiting for over an hour before he finally showed up with a Bollywood starlet in tow – a woman he euphemistically refers to as his “daughter.”Kumar, 68, was there to discuss his role as “chief architect” of the Trump campaign’s outreach to the Indian-American community, but first things first: “You can clap now,” he instructed.
The Indian-born Kumar – one of Trump’s major donors and a tireless surrogate – may be an unconventional choice for a U.S. ambassador, but countries around the world are dealing with rumors of unconventional American ambassadors heading their way. The notion that Sarah Palin would go to Ottawa was in the Canadian air until the Trump administration knocked it down, and officials from the European Union were aghast to hear that an anti-EU professor might be named to the U.S. post in Brussels. Continue reading
At the end of first restructured strategic dialogue this week between China and India, the irritants in this very important bilateral relationship show no sign of receding. The positions of the two nations remain exactly where they were before this round of talks. Just a few days back, China had once again vetoed a United States-sponsored resolution to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the United Nations.
This was the third time China was challenging India which has borne the brunt of attacks plotted and executed by Azhar’s group, based in Pakistan, including the attack on the Pathankot air force station in Punjab last year. China’s explanation for its action was that it needed “solid evidence” to back the UN’s move against Azhar and that the “conditions” have not yet been met for Beijing to back the move. Continue reading
China has made the “mistake of ignoring” science and technology experts from India, an article in the country’s state-run official media said today. The report underlined that China should attract high-tech Indian talent to maintain its ability to innovate at a fast pace. The article comes at a time when US President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing an overhaul of the popular H-1B visa, which Indian IT firms use to send the country’s top talent to the United States.
China’s state-run Global Times, which has otherwise been carrying articles that are critical of India almost on a daily basis, acknowledged that “China has made the mistake of ignoring Indian talent, and has instead attached a greater importance to talent coming from the US and Europe.” Continue reading
SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES
Seeking to scale up the demand for an independent Balochistan, Mir Suleiman Ahmedzai, who holds the title of ‘Khan of Kalat’, took his cause to Britain’s House of Lords and told the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “friend of Balochistan”.
Ahmedzai, who first told Hindustan Times in August last year of his hope that India will help the cause of the Baloch people, at least diplomatically, came equipped with colonial era documents to substantiate his claim that the resource-rich region’s accession to Pakistan will not hold in an international court. Continue reading
SOURCE: ZEE MEDIA
Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday paid tributes to the three soldiers killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.The solemn function took place at the Badami Bagh cantonment headquarters of the 15th Corps here.
Militants ambushed and killed on Thursday three soldiers in Shopian district.A Defence Ministry statement said the army chief paid laid wreaths on the bodies of the soldiers and paid rich tributes to them. Continue reading
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Indian hackers are responsible for the majority of ransomware attacks in Pakistan, according to a study conducted by Pakistani Cybersecurity firm, Tier3.
About 80% of the ransomware attacks discovered during the past 12 months were from India. The cyber war between Pakistan and India keeps intensifying day by day. According to a Russian security firm, Kaspersky Lab, Continue reading
SOURCE: INDIA TODAY
BSF personnel late on Thursday night shot dead a Pakistani intruder who crossed the International Border into Pargwal area of Jammu.The intruder has been identified as Rashida Begum. The BSF killed her near the Chak Phagwari post on the International Border in Akhnoor sector of Jammu region, a police officer said.
Her body was retrieved by the BSF during search operations today. Continue reading
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The Indian Navy’s guided missile frigate INS Betwa, which had tipped over while being undocked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai two-and-a-half months ago, has been returned to its normal position and will be operational by April 2018. Continue reading
Boeing’s civil businesses could contribute to the industrial package accompanying an offer of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for the Indian navy, the company says. Another possible part of the offer is the General Electric F414 EPE engine, which would offer 18% greater thrust than the F414 currently used by U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force Super Hornets.
Rival Dassault, meanwhile, has chosen the conglomerate Reliance as an Indian industrial partner for civil and military aircraft programs. Dassault proposes its Rafale M for the carrier-borne fighter requirement. Continue reading
Following a request from India’s Defense Ministry, New Delhi’s Air Force has decided not to make an acquisition request for the British Advanced Hawk trainer aircraft, due to a recent bribery scandal.
British engineering company Rolls Royce, which produces the Hawk, was accused of bribing officials at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, an Indian state-owned company, between 2005 and 2009, acting as middlemen by ensuring that the Air Force used them to source Adour Mk aero engines engines for the 132 British Hawk advanced jet trainers. Continue reading
The emboldened nature of militancy in Jammu & Kashmir hit home yet again on Thursday, with a virtually military-style ambush of an Army column in Shopian leading to the death of three soldiers, even as the security establishment’s estimate of the number of terrorists in the state has undergone a sharp upward revision in recent times.
Though officials say it was more of “an opportunity ambush” rather than “a well-planned one” at Chitragam in the early hours of Thursday, which also left two officers and others seriously injured, it was executed by terrorists with coordinated firing from different directions. Continue reading
India has been spending more money on buying arms than any other country, sitting atop the list of arms importing countries for years. From 2011-15, the South Asian country has nearly doubled the amount of its expenditure from the 2006-10 period, making it a lucrative market for top arms exporters like the United States and Russia.
But India wants to flip its role in the global arms industry by transforming itself into a leading arms exporting nation. Continue reading