SOURCE: VANGUARD NIGERIA
The Chancery of the High Commission of India in Lagos, on Monday announced the scheduled arrival of an Indian Naval Warship, INS Tarkash, to Lagos by the end of this month. The Head of the Chancery, Mr Jagdeep Kapoor, said in a statement that the visit of the warship would coincide with the celebration of the Nigerian Navy Day which would hold on June 1st.
“The Indian Naval Warship, INS Tarkash, is arriving on a scheduled goodwill visit to Lagos at the end of this month. “The visit of the Indian warship coincides with the Nigerian Navy Day that is celebrated every year by the Nigerian Navy on 1st June,’’ he said. According to him, the visiting ship, INS Tarkash, is a state of the art frigate commissioned into the Indian Navy on Nov. 9, 2012. Continue reading
SOURCE: MUMBAI MIRRIOR
Indian Army along the Line of Control in North Kashmir have been put on high alert after receiving inputs that small groups of Special Services Group of Pakistan Army have been deployed along with its troops in forward areas.
Sources in Army told Mirror that around 5-6 SSG men have been deployed with 6 units of the Pakistani troops along the LoC and there are reports that they may carry out Border Action Team action. The BAT is also known to have planted land mines on the Indian sides of the LoC to target soldiers on a known patrol route. Continue reading
The state anti-terrorism squad (ATS) has initiated a probe to ascertain if Sheikh Nabi Ahmed (33), an Indian detained by Pakistan, is the suspect who had allegedly joined Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in 2006.
ATS sources said after seeing his photograph in Pakistani media, it appeared he was the same person, who along with LeT suspect, Bada Imran, crossed over to Pakistan via Jammu & Kashmir in 2006. “There are reports that Imran was injured in firing and Ahmed sneaked into Pakistan. There is no official communication to the Indian government but we have assigned few officers to gather more information,” said an ATS official. Continue reading
The Chief Of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has awarded Major Leetul Gogoi, the officer who placed a Kashmiri man on the bonnet of his jeep during recent protests in Kashmir, with a Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card. Sources in the army said, “Major Gogoi has been awarded COAS Commendation Card for sustained efforts in Counter-insurgency operations”.
These operations, they added, include the actions of the Major on April 9 during the Srinagar by-election, when a local — later identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar — was tied to the bonnet of an Army vehicle in Kashmir’s Budgam. Continue reading
It seems Pakistan has started to pay the price of its duplicity on terrorism. While the country continues to claim that it is fighting a war against terrorism on its own territory, it never stops sending its state-sponsored terrorists to India as part of its proxy war against New Delhi. Not only this, Pakistan never acknowledges the presence of terrorists on its land and, moreover, openly provides state-security to internationally-infamous terrorists like Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed.
With its diplomatic efforts, India has been successful in exposing Pakistan on all possible platforms of the world as a terror-state and there were also talks in the US last year to declare Pakistan a state-sponsor of terrorism. Continue reading
SOURCE: INDIA TODAY
Speaking at India Today Editors’ Roundtable conference, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said that the government would do something very concrete and decisive with regard to terrorism and cross-border aggression by Pakistan.
In response to a question if the government is planning to something to check terrorism in Kashmir and rein in Pakistan at the border and LoC, Jitendra Singh, “Did we tell (media) before we carried out the surgical strike? We talked about this only after the operation had been done. We will not tell you what we are going to do.” Continue reading
SOURCE: THE HINDU
China on Monday said it would oppose India’s unilateral entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), pending a consensus on the membership of the nuclear weapon states that have not signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT).
In response to a question, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, “China’s position on the non-NPT member’s participation in the NSG has not changed.” Continue reading
Amid reports that Pakistan is considering moving the International Court of Justice to settle what it calls a long-standing issue over Kashmir with India, the Congress on Monday said the UN’s top court’s interference in the matter would not be a practical move and that Islamabad was “highly mistaken” over the issue.
“A long-pending issue like Kashmir is not one to be solved by the ICJ. This is not practical, since the two cases (the other being Kulbhushan Jadhav case) are very different from one another,” Congress leader PC Chacko was quoted as saying by ANI. Continue reading
SOURCE: ABHOY ROY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
It’s more or less official that Indo-Russian Joint venture to develop 5th Generation fighter jets based on Russian Sukhoi developed T-50 fighter jet will be $135 Million Dollars per unit which is much higher than the initial estimate of $90-110 Million per unit cost calculated at the earlier stage between two countries.
Dassault Rafale fighter jet which was brought by India $ 3.86 Billion Dollars without weapons worked out to be $ 106 Million for 36 Units ordered by India. Continue reading
SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
The much-anticipated MMRCA competition of buying 126 fighters opened a new road to fulfilling IAF ambition. this deal also gave IAF the ability to choose her best bird which could maintain the edge in the region. Finally, RAFALE elected as the lowest bidder after defeating Typhoon in final though both aircraft had passed extensive testing in different platforms carried out by IAF.
But due to lack of decision making & leadership quality of so called Gandhi family gov delayed the acquisition process over corruption charges resulting escalation of overwhelming Cost caused the newly elected MODI gov to sort out the number to 36 which gave a headache to IAF over its proposed plan. Continue reading
SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
After recent snub from International Court of Justice on Fake Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistani media were in for another surprise when President Donald Trump delivering a highly anticipated address at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia mentioned India has victim of “Islamic extremism” in the region with other countries while he pledged deeper ties with the Middle East to tackle terrorism and encouraged more economic development in the region.
A Large contingent of Pakistani Media which was there to cover Donald Trump and Nawaz Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh were highly disappointed that Trump specified India but ignored Pakistan in his speech. Continue reading
SOURCE: DNA INDIA
India’s armed forces must fight the next war with indigenous solutions, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today as he made a strong pitch for developing the domestic defence industry.
The army chief also called for greater synergy between industry and the armed forces to develop quality equipment and military platforms.”Indian armed forces must fight the next war with indigenous solutions,” he said while addressing a seminar organised jointly by the army and the Indian Technical Textile Association. Continue reading
SOURCE: BANGKOK POST
New Delhi is gearing up for a double bonanza on Jan 26 next year when India celebrates its Republic Day. The event will feature the usual spectacular parade of India’s military might in the capital, but with some very special guests.
Foreign ministry officials say the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is inviting the heads of government of all 10 Southeast Asian nations to attend the Republic Day parade and the first Asean-India summit to be held on Indian soil. Continue reading
In 1992, the US under President George Bush had slapped sanctions on Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and prevented Russia from sharing cryogenic engine technology with the Indian space agency so as to check India from making missiles.
Two decades later, US space agency Nasa has joined hands with Isro to co-develop the world’s most expensive earth imaging satellite that will cost the two countries over $1.5 billion. The irony is GSLV, which is likely to place this Nasa-Isro Synthetic Aperture Radar+ (NISAR) satellite into orbit in 2021, is the same rocket for whose cryogenic engine the US put sanctions on India. Continue reading
As summers start setting in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces expect more encounters and gun fights in the Valley as militants, waiting across the Line of Control, gear up for the snow to melt so that they infiltrate on the Indian side. This year, compared to the last, will witness relatively less infiltration bids.
On Saturday, the army engaged a group of militants, who were trying to infiltrate, and cornered them around Kisan post in Naugam sector of Kupwara district. The encounter, which lasted more than 24 hours, ended on Sunday evening and left seven people dead, including three soldiers. Continue reading