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Factors like streamlining foreign direct investment (FDI) as well as augmenting Research & Development (R&D) and manufacturing capabilities can help the country realise its $5 billion defence export target by 2024-25, says a study.

Nexgen Exhibitions, organisers of International Police Expo, one of Asia’s premier homeland security and defence expos, have released the findings of a comprehensive survey aimed at streamlining Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and bolstering Defence Research & Development (R&D) and manufacturing capabilities, as per a statement.

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Tecknotrove Systems one of the leading military simulation companies in India has won the contract for supply of Advanced Military Training Simulators from Indian Airforce and Indian Army. These military simulators will be designed to support Indian Armed Forces in enhancing practical training with the latest Simulation technology . By creating unique customized training solutions for critical equipments and gunnery, Tecknotrove aims to enable Indian armed forces to train with precision in a completely safe virtual environment.

Tecknotrove is a global leader in simulation technology and will indigenously develop and manufacture the military simulators in-house at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is India’s largest simulator manufacturing and R&D facility situated in Gujarat. The simulators will be delivered to the Indian Armed Forces in over a period of 12 months. The contract also includes continued support for next 5 years from Tecknotrove.

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday said Sri Lanka needs to connect with neighbouring India to reap the benefits of its massive industrial development. “Our neighbour India is going through a phase of massive industrial development. Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are experiencing it. We must also join in,” said Wickremesinghe in his address at the Industry 2024 event here.

The president said he was hopeful of discussing with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, who is due to arrive here on Thursday, about the follow-up on his interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Wednesday he met with members of a visiting bipartisan US Congressional delegation and appreciated their “strong and continued support” to the India-US strategic partnership.

He also shared a photograph with the delegation in a post on ‘X’. “Pleasure to meet with the bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by @RepMcCaul. Thank @SpeakerPelosi, @RepGregoryMeeks, @RepMMM, @NMalliotakis, @RepBera and @RepMcGovern for joining. Appreciate their strong and continued support for the India-US strategic partnership,” Mr Jaishankar wrote.

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After a Congressional delegation from the United States Congress met with Tibetan spiritual leader in-exile Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, Tibetan leaders have reiterated a resolute stance on international support for Tibet and conveyed a pointed message to China.

The US delegation, led by Congressman Michael McCaul met with Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama at his residence on Wednesday.

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SOURCE: IANS

J&K Police on Wednesday said “a major breakthrough” has been made in the June 9 Reasi terror attack, in which 9 pilgrims were killed and 44 others injured, with the arrest of a terror associate.

“A major breakthrough has been achieved in the case pertaining to the terrorist attack on the pilgrim bus which was coming from Shiv Khori on June 9. In this connection, one terror associate, namely Hakam, 45, has been arrested at Reasi. This person was involved in harbouring the terrorists multiple times,” SSP, Reasi, Mohita Sharma said.

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SOURCE: IANS

Jammu and Kashmir Police have strengthened security in Srinagar ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit starting Thursday. According to the police, a multi-tier security blanket has been put in place. “It is a multi-tier security. As per the security protocols, the high-alert security arrangement has been made here,” IGP Kashmir Zone Vidhi Kumar Birdi told ANI on Wednesday.

Earlier Tuesday, Srinagar police issued orders declaring the city a ‘Temporary Red Zone’ for the operation of drones and quadcopters.

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The Border Security Force (BSF) detained a Pakistani national on Wednesday morning, while he was trying to cross the border fence and sneak into India in Gujarat’s Kutch district, an official said.

The Pakistani national was being questioned, the BSF said in an official statement by the BSF after the detention. The man was identified as 30-year-old Afzal, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan. Nothing suspicious was found from his possession, a BSF official said.

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A bipartisan United States congressional delegation met with the Dalai Lama Wednesday at his residence in India’s Dharamshala, sparking anger from China which views the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism as a dangerous separatist.

This comes as Washington and Beijing have recently restarted talks after several years of turmoil that began after the imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods under the Trump administration. Relations at the time deteriorated even more following the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising military tensions in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait.

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The Indian Consulate in Vancouver reminded people of the cowardly terrorist bombing of Air India flight 182 (Kanishka) by Sikh extremists on June 23, 1985, in which 329 people were killed, even as the Canadian parliament observed a minute’s silence over the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar a year ago. The Indian Consulate General’s post on X came even as pro-Khalistani Sikhs marked the anniversary of the killing of Nijjar in British Columbia by holding a mock murder trial for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday outside the Indian consulate in Vancouver.

“On a block of Howe Street cordoned off by police, the mock trial included a jury made up of actors and a judge in a curly white wig, who invited the “prosecutor” to present evidence of Modi’s involvement in the killing in Surrey, B.C., last year,” the cbc reported. An effigy of PM Modi, dressed in prison stripes, was paraded down the street in a makeshift cage before the mock trial began on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: IANS

The detention of newly elected Punjab MP Amritpal Singh and nine others under the National Security Act at Dibrugarh Central Jail in Assam was extended on Wednesday for a year.

He has been in jail since March last year. The detention of Amritpal Singh, chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’, and three associates was set to expire on July 24, while the NSA detention for six other associates was to end on June 18.

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NV Raghuram, yoga teacher of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma and the founder of Yoga Bharati, on Wednesday revealed that yoga made Sharma “fearless and more adaptable than any other astronaut” in his team.He was sharing some of Sharma’s encounters in space at a conference on ‘Yoga for Space’ here.

The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), in collaboration with Svyasa, organised the conference at S-Vyasa University, Bengaluru, to mark the 10th edition of International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2024.

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In what would be his first bilateral visit after the formation of the BJP-led NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar will travel to Colombo on Thursday, reaffirming New Delhi’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.  

The External Affairs Ministry stated that during the visit, the EAM will hold meetings with the top leadership of the island nation on a wide-ranging issues of partnership.

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 A man went missing late Tuesday evening with the AK-47 rifle of a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, an official said. Officials said that identified as Mohammad Rafi of Trown village in the Pranoo area, this man was coming from Bhella towards his village in his vehicle.

He was accompanied by an SPO, who was carrying the weapon. “When they reached Pul Doda, the SPO, Safdar Hussain, went out of the vehicle to buy some essentials and in the meantime, Rafi fled in his car along with the rifle.”

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SOURCE: IANS

Two terrorists were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with the security forces in J&K’s Baramulla district. The identity of the slain terrorists is still to be ascertained. Officials said that the terrorists were hiding in the Hadipora village of the Rafiabad area in the district. After getting the intelligence input, the security forces launched the search operation.

As the security forces closed on the hiding terrorists, they fired at the security forces triggering the encounter. “All exit routes for the holed-up terrorists have been sealed,” officials said earlier.

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