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CPEC encroachment on India's sovereignty not acceptable: Senior official

CPEC encroachment on India's sovereignty not acceptable: Senior official Jun 27,2018

India continues to oppose the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a part of Beijing's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, as it "encroaches" on sovereignty and territorial integrity, a senior government official has said. "We have a problem there. We have a problem with CPEC, our problems are well known because it completely encroaches on our sovereignty and territorial integrity. And that is not acceptable," the official told PTI, requesting anonymity. "We have to keep making them

US envoy Nikki Haley, starts her India visit to persuade India to tag American Line

US envoy Nikki Haley, starts her India visit to persuade India to tag American Line Jun 27,2018

United States envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is on her three-day visit to India to discuss strategic ties and global developments. Haley, who arrived here late Tuesday night, will meet senior officials in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and call on Prime Minister Modi. She is also meeting voluntary groups and leaders of various religious groups. Before returning to New York on Thursday, she is also scheduled to address India's strategic community at an event organised by the

Under-production Sukhoi jet crashes in Maharashtra’s Nashik

Under-production Sukhoi jet crashes in Maharashtra’s Nashik Jun 27,2018

An underproduction Sukhoi jet crashed today in Maharashtra’s Nashik. No casualties have been reported yet. Both pilots are said to have ejected safely. The Sukhoi Su-30MKI was an under-production aircraft of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Therefore, it wasn’t yet part of the Indian Air Force (IAF) At least eight Sukhoi-30MKIs have crashed since they were inducted. The IAF has inducted around 240 of the 272 Sukhoi-30MKIs contracted from Russia for $12 billion, the bulk of them

China’s new, secret missile garrison in Sichuan can target all of India and beyond

China’s new, secret missile garrison in Sichuan can target all of India and beyond Jun 27,2018

China has built a new garrison in its central Sichuan province for its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which have the capacity to cover all of India, the Indian Ocean Region as well as large parts of continental America. On 27 May, the 10th test of the Dongfeng-41 or DF-41 (East Wind-41) ICBM, with a reported range of 12,000-15,000 km, was conducted at the Taiyuan Space Launch Center in Shanxi province. China’s PLARF, or the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force, formerly Second

India’s Quest For Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Fuel On Moon: Foreign Media

India’s Quest For Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Fuel On Moon: Foreign Media Jun 27,2018

India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before — to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the potential for mining a source of waste-free nuclear energy that could be worth trillions of dollars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a rover in October to explore virgin territory on the lunar surface and analyze crust samples for signs of water and helium-3. That isotope is limited on Earth yet so abundant on the moon that

Shujaat Bukhari’s killers identified, one of them is a Pakistani, say Jammu and Kashmir police

Shujaat Bukhari’s killers identified, one of them is a Pakistani, say Jammu and Kashmir police Jun 27,2018

Two men from Kashmir and a Pakistani killed senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar on June 14, said Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday. “The case has been solved and all the attackers identified,” said a senior police officer. He identified the Pakistani as Naveed Jutt, who had escaped from the police custody. Bukhari, 48, the editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir, was attacked by three gunmen on a motorcycle while he was in his car. His two security guards were also killed as

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat rejects UN report on Jammu and Kashmir, calls it ‘motivated’

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat rejects UN report on Jammu and Kashmir, calls it ‘motivated’ Jun 27,2018

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday rejected the United Nations’ controversial report on Jammu and Kashmir and called it ”motivated”. ”I don’t think we need to speak on the United Nations report on Jammu and Kashmir. Some of these reports are motivated,”Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said. While speaking to reporters here, Gen Rawat said not much attention should be given to the recent United Nations report on Kashmir. ”The Army’s human rights record is above

After India rejects PAC-3 ,US may offer THAAD air defence system to block S-400 missile deal

After India rejects PAC-3 ,US may offer THAAD air defence system to block S-400 missile deal Jun 27,2018

The United States may try to persuade India to consider its ballistic missile defence options in an attempt to keep it from pressing ahead with the S-400 deal with Russia. ET has learnt that the US could make ballistic missile defence an agenda point in the upcoming Indo-US 2+2 dialogue on July 6 for which external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be in Washington. The likely option on the table would be the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

Govt stunned by HAL’s offer of Tejas Mark-1A at 463cr per jet,more than Sukhoi-30MKI

Govt stunned by HAL’s offer of Tejas Mark-1A at 463cr per jet,more than Sukhoi-30MKI Jun 27,2018

The euphoria within the defence establishment over the induction of the first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft into the IAF appears to have subsided with the Defence Ministry forming a committee to look into the “high price” demanded by Bengaluru-based public sector manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for Tejas Mark1A. Sources told The Indian Express that in response to a request for a proposal for 83 Tejas Mark1A fighter jets issued by the IAF in December last year, HAL

BDL expects Rs 14k cr worth of orders for upcoming Akash-II Air Missile System

BDL expects Rs 14k cr worth of orders for upcoming Akash-II Air Missile System Jun 27,2018

Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL) expects Akash-II missile order worth about Rs 14,000 crore in the next couple of years from the central government,said a top official of the Defence PSU. Chairman and Managing Director of BDL, VUday Bhasker also said the current order of Akash will be completed in the next two years and expected to have five growth in revenues during the next two years. Last year the PSU clocked Rs 4579 crore. “We are trying have a five percent annual growth in the coming couple

India’s INS Sahyadri Reaches Pearl Harbour For Strategic Exercise

India’s INS Sahyadri Reaches Pearl Harbour For Strategic Exercise Jun 27,2018

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has reached the Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, to participate in the 26th edition of Exercise RIM of PACific (RIMPAC), the Navy said today.INS Sahyadri, commanded by Captain Shantanu Jha, is a state-of-the-art indigenously built guided missile stealth frigate which is a part of the Eastern Fleet under the Eastern Naval Command. It reached Pearl Harbour of the USA on Monday. Prior to RIMPAC 18, the ship also participated in the 22nd edition of MALABAR 18 exercise in the

US Wants India To Stop Importing Oil From Iran By November

US Wants India To Stop Importing Oil From Iran By November Jun 27,2018

The US has asked all countries, including India, to stop all oil imports from Iran by November as it ruled out any exemption to India and Indian companies from its reimposed Iranian sanctions regime for them carrying out any transaction with Iran. “On China and India, yes, certainly,” a state department official told reporters when asked if the US has told all countries, including India and China, to stop all their imports of Iranian oil by November 4.He said Indian and Chinese companies

Four security personnel feared dead in Maoist-triggered blasts in Latehar

Four security personnel feared dead in Maoist-triggered blasts in Latehar Jun 27,2018

The CPI (Maoist) triggered serial blasts using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Burha Pahar region, targeting security personnel who were conducting anti-Maoists’ offensive in the highly inaccessible terrain in the bordering areas of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh on late Tuesday evening. According to reports, both sides engaged in a fierce encounter soon after the blasts. Unconfirmed reports said the security forces suffered a major setback in the blasts as at least four security

Two out of 21 ‘wanted militants’ killed in three days in Kashmir

Two out of 21 ‘wanted militants’ killed in three days in Kashmir Jun 27,2018

Security forces have neutralised two out of the 21 wanted terrorists in Kashmir in the three days following the release of a ‘hit list’ after resumption of “Operation All Out” and anti-militancy operations in the State. A few days after the month-long unilateral Ramzan ceasefire was called off by the Centre, the security forces had released the list of wanted militants. The list contained names of 11 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, seven from Lashkar-e-Toiba, two from Jaish-e-Mohammed,

 India, Pak military officials hold routine hotline exchange, no word on ceasefire

India, Pak military officials hold routine hotline exchange, no word on ceasefire Jun 27,2018

The officials of the Directorates General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan today held “routine” talks over hotline, the Indian Army said on Tuesday.However, the issue of ceasefire was not discussed. Army spokesperson Col. Aman Anand said that as per procedure, a hotline exchange took place between brigadier-level officers of the two countries. The spokesperson also made it clear that Director General Military Operation-level (apex level) talks were not held. Describing the

Saluting “Sam Bhadaur”on His Tenth Death Anniversary

Saluting “Sam Bhadaur”on His Tenth Death Anniversary Jun 27,2018

Uttarakhand has a very special connection with Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw as it was in this hill region that this great soldier was a student –first at Sherwood College, Nainital and later a cadet at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) , Dehradun. June 27 is Manekshaw’s tenth death anniversary. He was a man who remained a fighter till the very end. It is reported that even his last words were “I am okay”. He was “Sam Bahadur” who would never give up. Not even in the face of

Taiwan would love to buy the Supersonic Brahmos Missile to defend itself against China

Taiwan would love to buy the Supersonic Brahmos Missile to defend itself against China Jun 26,2018

No country is more threatened by China’s growing military and economic power than the island of Taiwan. Beijing has always considered Taiwan a renegade province that it vows to once again control. For most of their history since 1949, however, China did not have the military power to conquer Taiwan by force. Indeed, for many decades Taiwan’s military was qualitatively superior to the mainland’s. Furthermore, even after the United States established diplomatic relations with the

India hands over second Dornier aircraft to Seychelles for enhanced surveillance

India hands over second Dornier aircraft to Seychelles for enhanced surveillance Jun 26,2018

India today handed over a second Dornier aircraft to Seychelles for enhancing the country’s surveillance capabilities to tackle maritime threats. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while handing over the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) made aircraft to the Seychelles President Danny Faure here said, “To enhance the surveillance capability of Seychelles to tackle maritime threats, our Prime Minister had announced the gifting of a second Dornier aircraft during his landmark visit to

PAF training aircraft crashes at Peshawar Air Base, Two Pilots Killed

PAF training aircraft crashes at Peshawar Air Base, Two Pilots Killed Jun 26,2018

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft crashed during landing at the Peshawar Air Base on Tuesday, according to a PAF statement. “Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft while recovering from a routine operational training mission crashed during landing at Peshawar Air Base. Rescue operation is in progress,” the air force said in a statement after the incident. According to official sources, the two pilots flying the aircraft were also martyred in the

Despite Pak. rhetoric, Kashmir will remain its integral part: India tells U.N. General Assembly

Despite Pak. rhetoric, Kashmir will remain its integral part: India tells U.N. General Assembly Jun 26,2018

India has told Pakistan that no amount of empty rhetoric by it will change the reality that Jammu and Kasmir is an inalienable part of India after Islamabad’s envoy to the United Nations made a reference to the Indian state at a UN General Assembly debate. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.N., Maleeha Lodhi’s reference came during her remarks on Monday in the General Assembly debate on The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes