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SOURCE: IANS

Kashmir Fight blog, the mouthpiece of The Resistance Front (TRF) – an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group, has issued threat to 57 Kashmiri Pandit employees working as teachers under the Prime Minister’s Rehabilitation Package (PMRP) in the Valley.

The threat letter naming these employees has triggered fear among 6,000 Kashmiri Pandit employees serving in various government departments in the Valley at present. Various organisations of Kashmiri Pandits have voiced serious concern over these threats which have been issued in the backdrop of killings of 24 Kashmiri and non Kashmiri Hindus by the terrorists in the Valley during last one year.

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SOURCE: API

During a meeting last week, the Taliban sought Indian investment and the revival of New Delhi-supported infrastructure projects in the country.

The meeting was held between the Taliban’s Minister of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH), Hamdullah Nomani, and Bharat Kumar, the head of India’s technical team in the country.Several Indian companies were involved in the construction and maintenance of health and electricity infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, and these teams were evacuated in August 2021 when Taliban forces overpowered President Ashraf Ghani’s government’s Afghan National Defence and Security Forces.

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SOURCE: GLOBAL TIMES

The India-US joint military exercise “Yudh Abhyas” is currently underway in Uttarakhand, about 100 kilometers from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the India-China border. This year’s drills in Auli were the 18th edition of joint exercises known as “Yudh Abhyas” or “War Practice” that are held alternately in the US and India with the aim of exchanging best practices, tactics, and techniques. The location of this joint military exercise is only about 100 kilometers from the LAC of the border, which has raised suspicions about their intentions.

Choosing this time to conduct military exercises with India, not far from the border between China and India, on the one hand, Washington wants to strengthen military cooperation with India to embolden India to provoke China in a more aggressive manner, which can be said to have a strong implication of instigation. On the other hand, the US displayed high-altitude technologies in the exercises, and it is seeking to demonstrate its determination to support India by exporting even more weapons and equipment to India.

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SOURCE: PTI

Pakistan, which continued to follow an anti-India stance, is in the grip of an acute political chaos and it is imperative for India to carefully monitor the neighbouring country’s aberrant nature, Lieutenant General (retd) Kamal Davar said on Sunday.

India and Pakistan, unfortunately, have only had a tumultuous relationship despite sharing a common heritage and being compatriots in the freedom struggle against the Britishers, he said.

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SOURCE: ANI

Visiting Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will discuss India’s relations with China, which have been strained since the Galwan valley incident and the Russia-Ukraine war, amid the global consequences of the Moscow-Kyiv conflict.

According to the press statement released by German Embassy to India, during the two-day visit, Baerbock will talk with her Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar to discuss India’s relationship with China in addition to the Russian war against Ukraine and its consequences, for example in the energy sector.

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SOURCE: PTI

Many houses in eastern districts of Nagaland hoisted black flags while student organisations observed prayer service across the state to mark the first year of Oting firing by the army that left 14 civilians dead.

A music video was also released as a tribute to those killed on December 4 last year at Oting village in Mon district. On that day, six coal miners returning from work were killed in a botched army operation, while seven others were gunned down when angry villagers scuffled with them after discovering the bullet-riddled bodies of the labourers.

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SOURCE: PTI

The Centre will convene an all-party meeting on Monday to solicit suggestions, discuss and finalise strategies for the G20 summit which India will host in September next year.

Presidents of nearly 40 parties have been invited to the meeting by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present. External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar is also likely to attend the meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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SOURCE: ANI

The bodies of four Naxals were recovered by the security forces from Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, a police official said. The encounter took place on November 26 in the Pomra forest under Mirtur police station limits when joint teams of security forces were out on an anti-Naxal operation.

The security forces also have recovered four weapons from their possessions and as per a police official, out of the four weapons recovered from the Naxalites also include a US-made automatic carbine calibre 30M1 rifle.

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SOURCE: IANS

After All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi became the victim of hacking attack where Chinese involvement was suspected, another top hospital in the national capital, the Safdarjung Hospital has also been hit.

However, the hacking attack on the Safdarjung Hospital was not as severe as the AIIMS-Delhi faced and the chances of data leak were less as major part of hospital work runs on manual mode. Talking to IANS, Safdarjung Hospital Director Dr B.L. Sherwal said that the attack was not of higher degree and some sections of the hospital server were impacted. “The hackers hit the hospital system some days ago and the server was down for one day”, Dr Sherwal said.

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SOURCE: PTI

Security forces on Sunday busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district and recovered ammunition and explosive material, a defence spokesman said. The hideout was discovered during a joint search operation by the Army and the police in the remote Sarkundu-Navapachi area of Marwah, he said.

Two hand grenades, one detonator, one safety fuse, two magazines of AK assault rifle with109 rounds, 56 rounds of General Purpose Machine Gun and one magazine of .303 rifle with 27 rounds were recovered from the hideout, he said.

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SOURCE: API

Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, while addressing an annual Navy Day press conference, said Indian Navy has carried out trials of the Rafale M and F-18 Super hornet, and presently it is examing data that has been collected to arrive at a decision soon. Kumar did not confirm when the Navy will announce the winner of the tender for the 27 Deck-based fighter jets.

Rafale M and F-18 Super hornet both showcased their operational capabilities on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) which is a mock-up of an aircraft carrier at the INS Hansa Naval base in Goa that is also used to train Naval pilots for operations from an aircraft carrier.

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SOURCE: API

Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, while addressing an annual Navy Day press conference, said Indian Navy is in talks with Visakhapatnam-based Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) to build five 45,000-ton fleet support vessels for the Indian Navy under technology transfer from Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard (ADIK), part of the TAIS consortium.

The first support vessel to be built in the HSL is expected to be delivered to the country’s navy within four years after a contract is inked with the company and the rest is set to be delivered at 10- to 12-month intervals.

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SOURCE: PIB

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over Authority Holding Sealed Particulars (AHSP) of Akash Weapon System (Indian Army Version) to Missile Systems Quality Assurance Agency (MSQAA) in Hyderabad on December 03, 2022. The handing over was held at Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) which, as a nodal agency, has designed and developed the Akash weapon system. The Technical Specification & Quality Document and the drawing of complete weapon system elements were sealed and handed over by Project Akash to MSQAA as part of AHSP transfer.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, Indian Army and the industry, terming the AHSP transfer as a landmark event. He exuded confidence that this would go a long way in fulfilling the requirement of services.

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SOURCE: SPUTNIK

The 1971 India-Pakistan War, which led to the creation of Bangladesh, is regarded among the greatest military successes of New Delhi. Moscow played a critical role in India’s military victory over Pakistan, which was then backed by the US.

The Indian Navy will carry out “operational demonstrations” on Sunday as part of annual ‘Navy Day’ celebrations which are held to commemorate its role in the 1971 War against Pakistan, or the Bangladesh ‘Liberation War’.

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SOURCE: AP

About 150 Tibetan exiles held up blank pieces of paper as they rallied in India’s capital on Friday to express solidarity with people in China protesting its “zero COVID” policy. The blank paper is a symbol of defiance used by some protesters in China against the ruling Communist Party’s widespread censorship.

Street protests broke out in several Chinese cities over the weekend driven by anger over rigid restrictions to combat COVID-19. The “zero COVID” policy seeks to eradicate the virus through sweeping lockdowns, travel restrictions and relentless testing.

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