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SOURCE: TASS

Radio-photonic radars for unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft will be created in Russia in several years to get an accurate target image, the press office of RTI Group told TASS on Monday.

As was reported earlier, radio-photonic radars are expected to be mounted on Russian sixth-generation fighter jets. This station sees considerably further than a conventional radar and will be capable of building actually a photographic image of the target that will be identified automatically. Continue reading

SOURCE: Times Now

“We don’t claim to be angels. We are as good or as bad as Lahore, Delhi or Karachi Police. We are dealing with worst terrorism unleashed by evil forces,” is the message a Jammu and Kashmir police officer has given to trolls after being targeted on social media for tweeting about a documentary on the state police force. The documentary film highlights the policemen’s pain and suffering in the face of an organised militancy in the state.

Cop Imtiyaz Hussain’s message to Twitter users to spare some time and watch the film attracted trolls on Twitter, who went after him and responded by tweeting a documentary by Britain’s Channel 4 that talks about alleged human rights abuses in the state. Continue reading

SOURCE: Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda | NEWS18

On July 15, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released its mid-year update on civilian casualties in Afghanistan. From January 1 to June 30 2018, UNAMA recorded 5,122 civilian casualties – 1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured. The first line of the report reads, “In the first six months of 2018, the armed conflict continued to destroy the lives and livelihoods of civilians at the same toxic levels as last year.”

In neighbouring Pakistan, on July 13, a blast ripped through an election rally in Balochistan, killing 130 people and wounding over 200. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by ISIS. The South Asian region is heavily impacted by terror. Continue reading

SOURCE: INDIA TODAY

A mid trade wars with China, peace talks with North Korea and a pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, the United States summit-level meeting with Russia is an indication of the realignment of America’s foreign policy, one that could be greatly advantageous to India.

The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin ended on a positive note where both leaders supported each other despite many back home and many European nations wishing a failure. Continue reading

SOURCE: ENS

Seeking to give more powers to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), including allowing it to launch a parallel probe into terror attacks on Indians and their properties abroad, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is set to introduce amendments in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, before the upcoming session of Parliament starting from July 18.

The proposed amendments will empower the NIA director-general to carry out “seizure and attachment of a property representing proceeds of terrorism”. Continue reading

SOURCE: DNA INDIA

The US has raised concerns over Pakistan’s mainstreaming terror, in a big development just before the July 25 national elections. In an exclusive comment to WION, the US State Department has said, “We have repeatedly expressed our concerns to the Pakistani government about LeT… the participation of LeT-affiliated individuals in the elections.”

LeT founder and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed had initially tried to contest the elections via Milli Muslim League (MML) but the party wasn’t granted registration by Pakistan’s election commission. Continue reading

SOURCE: UNI

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said India and the United States have complimentary interests and there is no need for an alignment as it is already there.Describing relations between India and the US as the most vital with shared vision and common values, Kissinger said: “US, India have complementary interests. The beauty of that is that we don’t need to make an alignment because it is already there.”

He was speaking at the first annual Leadership Summit of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) in Washington on Thursday. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun “Dhanush” which cleared its final round of trials earlier this year is all set to pave way for official induction into Indian Army as Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur (GCF) is currently preparing to handover Six indigenously-developed 155 mm ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns to Indian Army.

GCF till now has developed 12 Pre-production Dhanush 155-millimeter/45-caliber towed howitzer which was extensively used by Indian Army for series of user Trials over the years. Six guns to be handed over are from the initial order for 114 guns. Continue reading

SOURCE: SPUTNIK

While India is pushing ahead with the purchase of S-400 Triumf, Russia’s cutting-edge air defense system, the US has a number of reasons to blow a fuse over the deal, Rakesh Krishnan Simha, New Zealand-based journalist, foreign affairs analyst and military observer, told Sputnik.

Speaking to Sputnik, Rakesh Krishnan Simha, journalist, foreign affairs analyst and military observer has explained why Washington is deeply displeased with New Delhi’s acquisition of the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. Continue reading

SOURCE: THE HINDU

The Army will resume the trials of the U.S.-made M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer (ULH) in Pokhran firing range. The trials were suspended last September after barrel of a gun burst during firing. A defence official said they had received four guns for the trials. “Firing will resume this month and continue in August. Local ammunition will be used and tentatively 100-150 rounds will be fired,” the official said.

In November 2016, India signed a deal with the U.S. government under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme for 145 M777 guns at a cost of $737 million. Following this, two guns were delivered for calibration and making range tables with local ammunition when the barrel burst occurred. The trials have been suspended since. Continue reading

SOURCE: IANS

The Indian space agency will have a busy year-end with several rocket launches planned from its rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top official. The GSAT-11 satellite, which had been recalled from Arianespace’s rocket port in French Guiana for further tests, is also expected to be put into orbit by Arianespace’s rocket Ariane by the year-end, the official said.

“The calendar year-end will be a busy one for ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), launching satellites with our three rockets — Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II and Mk III). Continue reading

SOURCE: THE HINDU

All three satellite launch vehicles of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are set to add muscle to their spacecraft lifting power in upcoming missions this year. The space agency has improved the thrust of the Vikas engine that powers all of them. The agency said the high-thrust engine qualified on Sunday after a ground test lasting 195 seconds (over three minutes). Continue reading

SOURCE: FE

Close on the heels of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit, a high level delegation, led by defence minister Song Young-moo, is arriving to India early next month.

Military exchanges, training and experience sharing, and research and development, including innovative technologies for mutual benefit and joint defence manufacturing, will top the agenda of talks between Song Young-moo and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman,” source told FE. Continue reading

SOURCE: Hindustan Times

An Indian army unit has lost out on a coveted United Nations peacekeeping mission because it was manning a military base in Uri when 19 soldiers were killed in a deadly fidayeen strike in September 2016, said two persons familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The army responded to the attack 11 days later by conducting surgical strikes against terror pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to avenge the killings – the highest number of army casualties in a single incident in nearly three decades. Continue reading

SOURCE: ENS

Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, who was killed in the Mastung bomb blast last Friday, was hailed by Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as a “soldier of Pakistan” whose sacrifice the country would never forget. Major Gen Asif Ghafoor, head of Inter Services Public Relations, quoted Bajwa describing Raisani as a “die hard brave patriot Pakistani who shall be remembered for his commitment and contributions”.

It is not a label that the Pakistan Army has given to any other Baloch, not even to Mir Jam Mohammed Yousaf, who was Pervez Musharraf’s hand-picked chief minister for Balochistan and belonged to a family of staunch Pakistan loyalists, and certainly not to the other Pakistani patriot, Nawab Akbar Ali Khan Bugti, who was taken out by the Army on Musharraf’s orders in 2006. Continue reading