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SOURCE: ANI

The Indian Air Force is keeping a close watch on Chinese drone activities along the Line of Actual Control in the North-East as on many occasions they have tried to fly towards the Indian territory along the Line of Actual Control.

“The IAF keeps a close watch on the flying activities in the North-East with its bolstered radar network in the region. Generally, the situation is peaceful but there have been occasions in the recent past when Chinese drones have flown towards the LAC from their side and IAF fighter jets had to be scrambled from our frontline airbases there including the Su-30MKIs,” defence sources told ANI.

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SOURCE: ANI

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested absconding December 2021 Ludhiana Court building blast conspirator and wanted terrorist Harpreet Singh from Delhi airport soon after his arrival from Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, the agency said on Friday. An associate of Lakhbir Singh Rode, a Pakistan-based self-styled Chief of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), Harpreet was one of the conspirators of the December 2021 Ludhiana Court Building blast alongwith Rode.

One dead and six were injured in the massive bomb blast. Harpreet, a resident of Punjab’s Amritsar district, was arrested on Thursday at Indira Gandhi International Airport here soon after he arrived from Malaysia. The case was initially registered on December 23, 2021, by Punjab Police and NIA re-registered it on January 1 this year.

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SOURCE: PTI

The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a delimitation commission formed to redraw the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir was empowered to do so.

Seeking dismissal of plea challenging challenging the government’s decision to constitute a delimitation commission, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the top court that the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 does not preclude the establishment of Delimitation Commission by the Central government.

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SOURCE: PTI

Five commandos of a battalion of CRPF’s jungle warfare unit CoBRA were on Thursday injured in a gun-battle with activists of the banned CPI (Maoist) in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district, police said.

Three jawans suffered bullet injuries while two others had splinter injuries, SP Ashutosh Shekhar told PTI. The injured security personnel have been airlifted to a hospital in Ranchi, and their condition is stated to be stable, he said.

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SOURCE: ANI

The Indian Army on Wednesday carried out one of the largest field training exercises involving all the entities of warfighting with the resolve of “whole of the nation” approach. The exercise included civil agencies on the western borders of Rajasthan. The Indian Army informed in a statement that the exercise validated their actions in line with the resolve of the ‘Whole of the Nations’ approach for a decisive victory.

“Indian Army carried out one of the largest field training exercises involving all the entities of warfighting including civil agencies in western borders of Rajasthan yesterday, validating their actions in line with the resolve of “Whole of the Nations” approach for a decisive victory,” the statement read.

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SOURCE: API

According to ” Financial Express Online”, Middle-Eastern countries like UAE and Saudi have shown interest in procuring Air-Launched BrahMos-NG (Next-Generation) that India is developing with Russia. BrahMos-NG a 290km Air-launched Mach 3.5 Supersonic cruise missile weighs around 1.6 tons and can be adapted to any fighter jet.

BrahMos-NG will debut in 2024 as work on the scaled-down cruise missile based on the BrahMos has commenced and will go into production immediately at the upcoming BrahMos production line in Uttar Pradesh.

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SOURCE: API

The South Korean Air Force Black Eagles aerobatic team performed over the Giza Pyramid complex when they were in Cairo to conduct training with the Egyptian silver star ahead of the event. Aircraft manufacturer Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is looking to place its jet as a replacement for the K-8E in the Egyptian Air Force fleet.

Egyptian Air Force is looking to procure 70 LIFT aircraft that will include local production rights to replace around 119 Chinese K-8 jet trainers that if currently uses to provide advanced training to its pilots. India’s HAL also has offered its LCA-LIFT )Trainer) aircraft and also has offered to set up a local production line with Transfer of Technology (ToT).

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SOURCE: Rick Fisher /The Epoch Times

Throughout the first Cold War and as the world slides into a second, the United States has relied on intercontinental-range strategic bombers to provide a slow and recallable leg to balance the high-speed and non-recallable land and sea-based ballistic missile legs of its nuclear deterrent “triad.”

With its public debut scheduled for Dec. 2, and with plans so far to purchase 100, the United States should consider how it might share the new Northrop Grumman second-generation B-21 stealth bomber with its allies to increase joint U.S.-allied deterrent power as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embarks on wars for future global hegemony.

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SOURCE: API

The joint exercise near the LAC, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, violated the spirit of relevant agreements signed by China and India in 1993 and 1996. According to a spokesperson for the Chinese Defense Ministry, the joint “Yudh Abhyas” exercise was an attempt by a “third party” to meddle in India-China border affairs. Since 2004, the Yudh Abhyas exercise has been an annual event.

The Chinese spokesperson invoking bilateral agreements from 1993 to 1996 to express concerns about India-US battalion level joint exercises at Auli in Uttarakhand, 100 kilometres from the Line of Control, is yet another example of Beijing shifting the goalposts to meet its strategic needs.

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SOURCE: DAWN

Exactly a week after former army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa referred to the East Pakistan loss as a ‘political’ failure, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in a thinly-veiled rejection of the claim insisted on Wednesday that the Dhaka debacle in 1971 was in fact a ‘military failure’ that had brought host of challenges for the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto-led PPP.

The foreign minister expressed this opinion at the Nishtar Park rally, which was organised to mark the 55th foundation day of his party as part of countrywide celebrations.

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SOURCE: IANS

Terrorist handlers sitting across the Line of Control are finding it hard to keep the conflict alive in Jammu and Kashmir as the proxy war launched by them three decades ago is in its decisive phase. Terror bosses sitting in Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) since 1990 tried everything to snatch Kashmir from India but all their nefarious designs were thwarted.

The terrorists sent by Pakistan were either sent back or are resting in their graves. Separatists, who were sponsored by the neighbouring country, are languishing in jails, and the ones, who are not behind the bars, have turned mute. A few of them, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Ashraf Sehrai and others, have passed away during the recent years.

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SOURCE: IANS

As AIIMS struggles to get its servers back to life after a massive ransomware attack, nearly 1.9 million cyber attacks have been recorded on the Indian healthcare network this year, especially from countries like Pakistan, China and Vietnam, a report revealed on Thursday.

The healthcare-based threat intelligence sensors network, deployed by the CyberPeace Foundation and Autobot Infosec Private Ltd, along with the academic partners under CyberPeace Center of Excellence (CCoE), saw a surge in cyber attacks with 18,46,712 hits between January to November 28 from a total number of 41,181 unique IP addresses atom nations like Pakistan, China and Vietnam.

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SOURCE: GEO TV

Russia refused to give Pakistan a 30-40% discount on Russian crude oil, saying that it could not offer anything right now as all volumes were committed, The News reported Thursday.

The Pakistan delegation — comprising of State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik, joint secretary and officials of the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow — asked for a discount during talks in Moscow. The talks ended with no cogent conclusion but the Russian side promised to consider Pakistan’s demand and to share its mind later on through diplomatic channels.

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SOURCE: PTI

Newly-appointed Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Wednesday during which they pledged to work together to curb terrorism in the region.

Verma, a 1994-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, met Hasina a month after presenting his credentials to President Abdul Hamid on October 27.“India has a policy for neighbouring countries. But Bangladesh gets the highest priority. Bangladesh always gets priority in any case,” Verma was quoted as saying by a PMO spokesperson during his meeting with Prime Minister Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence.

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SOURCE: ANI

As India formally assumes the G20 presidency today, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the event offers an opportunity to share India’s story with others. Speaking at the University Connect Programme at the Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in New Delhi, Mr Jaishankar said there are very good reasons why today’s world is taking a much deeper interest in India.

“G20 presidency offers an opportunity to share our story with others, particularly those who may transpose some of our experiences on their performance or challenges,” he said at the event, attended by high-level delegates including G20’s India Coordinator, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant.

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