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SOURCE: The Sunday Guardian

Sources in the security establishment told The Sunday Guardian that Pakistan’s ISI is actually trying to convince the international community that India is a “terrorist state” and to that end, while manufacturing evidence, it is taking drafting points from the way Indian agencies prepare genuine dossiers against Pakistan-based terrorists’ activities.

In a recent dossier prepared by the ISI to “unmask the role of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in planting IEDs to target Pakistani assets and civilians”, the ISI manufactured evidences to allege that the Indian agencies were carrying out terror strikes in the country. The fake report has been drafted in a manner Indian agencies prepare genuine reports after investigating terror strikes in India. Continue reading

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA

If you believed that the Indian people universally welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, then you were misled. The corporate media – both in India and in Israel – concentrated on the press releases from the offices of the prime ministers and bought hook, line and sinker into their well-orchestrated propaganda.

There were the typical visits: to the Taj Mahal, to Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram and to Gandhi’s samadhi (memorial). There was the opening of a technology centre and there was the meeting with business leaders. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUNDAY GUARDIAN LIVE

In paper the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) comes across as formidable. It is currently engaged in about 70 projects that include making almost every major conventional weapon system and platform that major military powers are already manufacturing. From rifles and machine guns to tanks, fighter aircraft, airborne warning and control system, aircraft carrier and a wide array of missiles—surface-to-air, surface-to-surface and sub surface. In reality, the DRDO has much to answer for its performance.

The DRDO, entrusted with developing weapon systems for India’s defence requirement, is critical for ensuring a high degree of self-reliance. Its huge establishment comprises a partnership with over 40 academic institutions, 15 national science and technology agencies, 50 public sector undertakings including the nine defence public sector units, the 40 ordnance factories and the over 250 private sector industries. By 2008, an estimated 1,500 small and medium enterprises were engaged in supplying about 20% to 25% of defence components to defence firms. Continue reading

SOURCE: THE HINDU

Kashmir Singh is no ordinary man. For nearly 35 years he was imprisoned in Pakistan, accused of spying for India. Never once, during his incarceration, through all the torture he underwent, did Mr. Singh admit to spying.

Never once has the Government of India acknowledged he had spied for this country. He received a rousing welcome when he came back in 2008, and shocked everybody when he later declared that he had indeed spied for the country, having been trained and deployed by the military intelligence (MI). Continue reading

SOURCE: Reuters

A storm has damaged parts of a Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system while it was being shipped to China, RIA news agency said on Friday, quoting a Russian official.

China became the first foreign buyer of the system from Russia under a contract signed in 2014. The vessel has brought back the damaged components to Russia’s port of Ust-Luga for evaluation, Mariya Vorobyova, spokeswoman for the military and technical cooperation service told RIA. Continue reading

SOURCE: The Sunday Guardian

The world needs more India and less China—that’s according to many of the members of the global strategic community who were in India last week. They came for the third Raisina Dialogue, hosted by the Observer Research Foundation and India’s Ministry of External Affairs. It was a stellar line up.

On the Indian side, among the those giving talks were Ministers Sushma Swaraj, M.J. Akbar, Smriti Irani, Suresh Prabhu, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and Hardeep Singh Puri. The current Foreign Secretary, S. Jaishankar, was there, as well as the future one, Vijay Keshav Gokhale. Politically, the tone was kept appropriately neutral, with prominent roles for both Ram Madhav and Shashi Tharoor. Continue reading

SOURCE: Zee Media

Vice Admiral Timothy W Barrett, Royal Australian Navy chief (RAN), along with delegates, visited Indian Naval Academy (INA) on Friday.During the visit, he and his team were acquainted with infrastructure, academic facilities and training processes at INA.

The aim of the visit was “to build bridges of friendship between the two navies, exchange best practices and to consolidate and enhance bilateral defence relations between India and Australia.” Continue reading

SOURCE: FE

Next time when you are thirsty and want to buy a bottle of water, apart from the well-known mineral water brands, there is another alternative for you. Sena Jal, an initiative of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), will cater water bottles to you at just Rs 6. AWWA is itself making these Sena Jal water bottles.

Its packaged water bottle was inaugurated on October 11, 2017 and from then onwards, they are updating their services from time to time. Sena Jal is Made by our Indian Army Families. They are also offering Sena Jal for Rs 10 which can cater to you as well as your family. Continue reading

SOURCE: Hindustan Times

The arrest of a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative in Gaya four months ago has sparked speculation that several sleeper cells of Islamic terrorists were possibly active in and around the Bihar town where the Buddha attained enlightenment.

Taushif Sagir Khan Pathan, the main accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts that killed 56 people, was arrested along with Gulam Sarvar Khan, a former chief of the banned SIMI’s Bihar unit. Pathan was staying in Khan’s home in the town, which is a popular tourist destination because of its acssociation with the Buddha. Continue reading

SOURCE: Hindustan Times

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) and the Jammu and Kashmir government are working on withdrawing cases and releasing thousands of young Kashmiris currently in jail for repeat and multiple offences of stone-pelting in a move aimed at building bridges with the disaffected young people in the Valley.

According to a top MHA official who spoke on condition of anonymity, this will be done as long as the young people aren’t involved in “heinous crimes”. Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

A bunch of maps related to the Army were found in a photocopy shop in Bareilly, police said on Saturday, adding the shop owner has been taken into custody by military intelligence sleuths.

“Two youngsters had yesterday brought a bunch of maps (related to the Army) to the shop. They were heard saying that they would come later and take away the maps and the photo copies,” a police official said. Continue reading

SOURCE: THE HINDU

Cochin Shipyard (CSL) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) for working together to create a partnership for the export of defence vessels built by the shipyard which will be equipped with defence systems, inclusive of weapons and sensors developed by the DRDO and manufactured using its industrial partners. Continue reading

SOURCE: Hindustan Times

On January 6, 150 comrades gathered at a five-star hotel in the capital to listen to a detailed presentation by Meng Xiangfeng, central committee member of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) and confidante of President Xi Jinping.

Flanked by CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI national secretary D Raja, and Chinese ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on the dais, Meng gave a detailed presentation about the 19th party congress of the CPC held in October 2017. Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

American aerospace and defence major Lockheed Martin has proposed to manufacture custom-built F-35 fighter jets in India, which its officials say will give Indian industry a unique opportunity to become part of the world’s largest fighter aircraft ecosystem.

“We plan to introduce two new words into the lexicon of international fighter aircraft manufacturing: ‘India’ and ‘exclusive’,” Vivek Lall, vice president, strategy and business development, at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics said in an interview. Continue reading

SOURCE: Hindustan Times

India is laying the groundwork to test a high-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of striking targets more than 800 km away, a person familiar with the programme said.

The missile is likely to be tested by the year-end.India has already extended the range of the three-tonne missile from 290 km to 400 km and successfully test-fired the variant in March 2017. Increasing the missile’s range to 400 km — and now 800 km — became possible after India’s induction into the Missile Technology Control Regime in June 2016. Continue reading

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