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Gul-i- Ayesha Bhatti, a PhD Scholar International Relations based in Bahawalpur, claims in her report that the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), a vital maritime route connecting Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, is the southern Indian Ocean, which contains the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, is directly impacted by the Strait of Malacca’s role as a naval choke point, which China regards as a serious issue, and as a result, it has begun more focused deployment of its naval

India, which dominates the IOR region, receives significant assistance from the American administration, which provides top-notch tools as well as real-time intelligence and information, allowing India to use American geospatial data to attack adversary targets with extreme precision.

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The founder and priest of the Gauri Shankar temple in Brampton, which was targeted with anti-India graffiti, on Tuesday urged the Indian government to revoke the passports of all those involved in the anti-India activities in Canada.

Dhirendra Tripathi, who has been living in Brampton city for more than two decades, also demanded stern action from the Canadian authorities against those who on Monday vandalised the temple with hate-filled messages directed towards India, causing an outrage among the Indian community.

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The Budget session of the Parliament started with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu to a joint sitting of both Houses on Tuesday. Addressing the joint sitting, President Murmu said that from a befitting response to every misadventure from LoC to LAC, the government has been recognised as a decisive government. “Today, through this Session, I express my gratitude to the people of the country for electing a stable government for two consecutive terms.

My decisive government has always kept the country’s interest paramount and shown the will-power to completely transform the policies and strategies when required. From surgical strike to a firm crackdown on terrorism, from a befitting response to every misadventure from LoC to LAC, from abrogation of Article 370 to Triple Talaq, my government has been recognized as a decisive government,” said President in the joint session.

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Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had “allowed” militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale to grow into a sort of Frankenstein monster and decided to “finish him off” when he reached the pinnacle, claims Lt Gen (retd) Kuldeep Singh Brar who led the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out extremists from the Golden Temple.

In the recent episode of ANI Podcast with Smita Prakash, the retired 1971 war veteran, Lt Gen (retd) Brar said, “No one wants an operation, but what do you do? Indira Gandhi allowed him to become Frankenstein. You could see every year what was happening. But when he reached the pinnacle, now finish him off, now destroy him. It’s too late.”

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National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval has met US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and held a “fruitful” discussion on various aspects of India-US bilateral cooperation.

The meeting between Doval and Milley took place on Monday at the India House here, the official residence of India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu. “General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff @thejointstaff called on NSA Ajit Doval today. Fruitful discussion on various aspects of India-US bilateral cooperation,” the Indian embassy here said in a tweet.

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Australia’s High Commissioner to India Barry O’ Farrell AO today said that he was “saddened” by the alleged pro-Khalistani group’s attack on Indians carrying the tricolour in their hands at Fed Square in Melbourne.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, he stated that Australia’s commitment to peaceful protest does not extend to violence. The statement of Barry O’ Farrell AO comes after men from alleged pro-Khalistani group attacked Indians carrying the national flag in their hands on Sunday.

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President Droupadi Murmu today lauded India’s indigenous defence manufacturing and said that the country’s defence exports have increased manifold due to the initiatives of the government.

“As a result of new initiatives by my government, our defence exports have increased six times. I am proud that today the first indigenous aircraft carrier in the form of INS Vikrant has also joined our Navy,” President Murmu, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, said in her opening remarks of Parliament’s Budget session.

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AMaoist allegedly involved in at least nine cases pertaining murder and arson surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday, an official said.

Raju Lekam (35) was active as the head of Janatana Sarkar unit of Maoists in Bhairamgarh area in neighbouring Bijapur district and carried a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, he said. He turned himself in before police in Dantewada while saying he was impressed by the police’s rehabilitation drive ‘Lon Varratu’ and disappointed with the “hollow” Maoist ideology, he said.

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Russia on Monday accused the US of “publicly, shamelessly and arrogantly” threatening countries like India, China and Turkey to prevent them from doing business with it and said Washington will now hinder Moscow’s cooperation with Islamabad in the energy sphere. The comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov came at a press conference with visiting Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here.

“The United States, almost to everyone, publicly, shamelessly and quite arrogantly says that you cannot do business with Russia. There have been threats against China recently, as well as against India, Turkey, and Egypt. There is not a single country that the United States would not send such neo-colonial messages to,” Lavrov was quoted as saying by the official Tass news agency.

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SOURCE: THE DAILY STAR

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today said Bangladesh would continue to maintain a balanced foreign policy, noting the importance of the country. “My challenge is, there are three countries — the US, India and China. These are powerful countries. I have to maintain the relationship with these three countries in such a way so that we can have an improved relationship with each country,” he said.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a citizens’ dialogue on Bangladesh’s achievements, opportunities and challenges. Bangladesh Study Group hosted the dialogue at the National Press Club.

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United Nations General Assembly President Csaba Korosi on Mondayu lauded India’s calls for peace in Ukraine and across the world “We are approaching the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine that caused suffering and displacement. A war that has unleashed an energy and food crisis across the globe. I commend India for your calls for peace in Ukraine and across the world,” Korosi said while delivering the 40th Sapru House Lecture.

The Hungarian diplomat who assumed his role as President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2022 had arrived in India on Sunday on a three-day visit at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

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India extended condolences to the families of the victims of the deadly terror attack that shook Peshawar in Pakistan yesterday.

So far, the toll of the dead stands at 90 with over 100 people injured, Geo News reported citing Radio Pakistan. Taking to Twitter, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi wrote, “India extends its deep condolences to the families of the victims of the terror attack in Peshawar yesterday. We strongly condemn this attack, which has taken the lives of so many people.”

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Despite the fact that the state-owned DRDO is also working on a Light Tank Prototype with Larsen & Toubro, Kalyani Group is considering entering the Indian Army’s Light Weight Tank race for 354 units.The Kalyani Group may be granted permission to offer its Light Tank competitor to the DRDO-L&T developed Light Tank under Project Zorawar, which is expected to be launched later this year and will immediately begin mobility trials.

Kalyani Group has not disclosed who will be its partner in this process, but the company has previously collaborated with American General Dynamics Land Systems, which developed a Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle, which is essentially a light tank, an armoured turreted and tracked vehicle with a large gun.

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In 2018 at Guwahati Air Base, IAF AVRO aircraft was caught in satellite imagery when it was parked in the open just off the main runway at that time AVRO was seen without any dome visible in the satellite images. In 2020, Avro had gone missing from the same location but by October 2021 satellite image scans captured Avro again but this time with a dome.

In 2018 satellite image of the Avro was sported with the old dual paint scheme of IAF that was white on top and chrome on the lower fuselage section but the 2021 Avro seen with the dome seems to have got a new Tipnis grey paint scheme that is now seen on all Avro aircraft fleet in IAF.

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SOURCE: ANI

The government on Monday said that matters regarding Chinese intrusion can’t be discussed in Parliament as it concerns the security of the country. According to the sources, in the all-party meeting held on Monday, the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party raised the issue of the Chinese intrusion and asked for a discussion in the Parliament.

“To this, the Government responded by saying that some matters can’t be discussed on the floor of the house as it concerns security,” the source said. However, while talking to reporters, the Union Parliamentary Affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said that the government is ready to discuss all the issues.

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