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Successfully prevented Rohingya influx into country: BSF DG KK Sharma

Successfully prevented Rohingya influx into country: BSF DG KK Sharma Sep 16,2018

The Border Security Force has successfully prevented the influx of Rohingyas into India after they fled Myanmar, Director General of the force K K Sharma said Saturday.He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event at the BSF’s Central School of Weapons and Tactics here.”As you know, about eight to 10 lakh Rohingyas (after fleeing Myanmar) have entered Bangladesh. We have successfully prevented their illegal influx in the country (India),” Sharma said. The BSF chief said the

Russia offers to train Indian astronauts

Russia offers to train Indian astronauts Sep 15,2018

The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, during a meeting with Indian delegation on Friday, made a proposal for the participation of Russian specialists in the selection and training of Indian astronauts for a spaceflight, a source in the rocket and space industry told Sputnik. India had earlier announced plans to send a national crew into orbit in 2022. “Talks were held with the Indian side. A proposal was made about Russian specialists’ assistance in conducting various stages of

New Coast Guard ship to check possible Rohingya influx

New Coast Guard ship to check possible Rohingya influx Sep 15,2018

With intelligence inputs suggesting that Rohingyas could enter India via the sea route, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Friday inducted ICGS Vijay, which would be deployed in the Bay of Bengal along the Odisha coast. The 2,200-tonne ship, built by private sector shipyard Larsen & Toubro under the ‘Make in India’ scheme, will maintain surveillance in the eastern seaboard, including both Bay of Bengal and Odisha, to prevent any possible influx of Rohingyas, officials said. The 98-metre-long

Ajit Doval holds talks with Pompeo, Mattis on ‘future direction’ of Indo-US ties

Ajit Doval holds talks with Pompeo, Mattis on ‘future direction’ of Indo-US ties Sep 15,2018

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday held “broad-based” talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary James Mattis and his American counterpart John Bolton during which they discussed the “future direction” of the strategic Indo-US ties. Doval’s meeting with the top three officials of the Trump administration came a week after the successful India-US 2+2 Dialogue between the defence and foreign ministers of the two countries.This was Doval’s first

Russia, India discuss site for constructing second NPP in India, says Russian Dy PM

Russia, India discuss site for constructing second NPP in India, says Russian Dy PM Sep 15,2018

Russia and India discussed the possibility of designating a site to construct another Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in India, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said on Friday.”We will continue to cooperate in the area of construction and maintenance of Russia-designed NPP. We have discussed the possibility of designating a new site for the construction of another such plant,” Borisov told reporters after the Inter-Governmental Commission’s meeting between Russia and India. He noted that the

India pushes US for green signal to sign missile deal with Russia

India pushes US for green signal to sign missile deal with Russia Sep 15,2018

India is pushing the Donald Trump administration to execute the certification of the S-400 deal before Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India on October 4 and 5, so that New Delhi can go ahead with the signing of the deal without attracting economic sanctions from the United States. India and Russia are discussing the purchase of S-400 Triumf — NATO calls it SA-21 Growler — which is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia. It is the most dangerous

Doklam final report lauds government

Doklam final report lauds government Sep 15,2018

A report by the parliamentary panel on External Affairs, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, has expressed concern that Chinese infrastructure built close to the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction has not been dismantled, but “commended” the overall handling of the Doklam crisis by the Narendra Modi government. The committee was unable to table the report in the monsoon session of Parliament after protests from BJP members.The members objected to reproduction of the testimony of the

ISRO set for PSLV-C42 mission tomorrow

ISRO set for PSLV-C42 mission tomorrow Sep 15,2018

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for dedicated commercial mission – PSLV-C42 – on Sunday night carrying two international customer satellites. It is the first launch after a gap of five months and is said to be a prelude for busiest months ahead for the national space agency. PSLV-C42 mission in its Core Alone configuration, is scheduled to launch two satellites S1-4 and NovaSAR from United Kingdom. In this configuration, the rocket will be without six solid strap-on

Vladimir Putin likely to visit India next month

Vladimir Putin likely to visit India next month Sep 15,2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit India in early October, an official source said on Friday.The visit of the Russian leader was discussed during the Moscow trip of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday where she held talks with the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. Mr. Putin’s visit is expected to lead to major bilateral deals. However, final details of the visit are still being worked upon. E-visas welcomed Ms. Swaraj also thanked Russia

India NSG Bid: ‘India’s NUKE Membership Blocked Due To China’s Veto’, US Takes Stand For India

India NSG Bid: ‘India’s NUKE Membership Blocked Due To China’s Veto’, US Takes Stand For India Sep 14,2018

China on Thursday used its veto to block India from securing the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group even though the sub-continent fulfilled all the criteria, a senior Trump Administration official said. He asserted that the US will continue to advocate for New Delhi’s membership in the elite group. Nuclear Suppliers Group is a 48-member nuclear club controls nuclear trade and China is repeatedly stonewalled its bid against India. Even though India has been successful in winning the

India should shed ‘world’s largest arms importer’ tag Def Production Secy

India should shed ‘world’s largest arms importer’ tag Def Production Secy Sep 14,2018

Secretary in the department of defence production (DP) Ajay Kumar Friday said India has overtaken China as the world’s largest arms importer and should shed the tag.He said the public-private partnership in defence in the country is being encouraged to step up arms exports and licensing system in some items had been liberalised. “India is the world’s largest arms importer, a place which earlier belonged to China”, he said over video conference from Delhi at a seminar organised by

ISRO not to fly any living being before actual manned space mission

ISRO not to fly any living being before actual manned space mission Sep 14,2018

The Indian space agency will not test fly any living being on its two experimental flights before its actual human space mission planned in 2022, said a top official. “We have no plans to test fly any living being like live animals in our two test flights before sending human beings into the space in our rocket,” K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), told IANS. “There are systems that monitor and relay the various conditions inside the rocket. Based on the

Waiver for Chabahar, India From Iran Sanctions Under Review, Says Afghan Ambassador

Waiver for Chabahar, India From Iran Sanctions Under Review, Says Afghan Ambassador Sep 14,2018

Afghanistan’s ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has said that a waiver against the US’s sanctions on the section of Chabahar Port that will directly connect India with Afghanistan was under review. The Chabahar port is being considered as a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries, besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. In an interview with CNBC,

Rajnath Singh to launch first smart fence project along Pakistan border next week

Rajnath Singh to launch first smart fence project along Pakistan border next week Sep 14,2018

The country’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project, which entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along borders, will be formally launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh next week along the India-Pakistan border, an official said Thursday. Singh will travel to Jammu to inaugurate the ambitious project on September 17, he added. The technology is being implemented by the Border Security Force and senior officials of the paramilitary

Warning bells for India? China inducts ‘sniper platoon’ and ‘anti-jamming systems’ in PLA

Warning bells for India? China inducts ‘sniper platoon’ and ‘anti-jamming systems’ in PLA Sep 14,2018

In what can be seen as a security challenge for India, China has reportedly inducted ‘Sniper Platoon’ of a Mobile Infantry Battalion in the People’s Liberation Army. According to the sources in the Indian defence ministry, the ‘Sniper Platoon’ of the Mobile Infantry Battalion first made its appearance during the recently conducted exercise of the Western Theater Command. The Western Theater Command is one of the five war zones of the People Liberation Army. The headquarters of

Russia spreading the AK-47 of missile systems worldwide to drive wedge between U.S., key allies : US Media

Russia spreading the AK-47 of missile systems worldwide to drive wedge between U.S., key allies : US Media Sep 13,2018

It may be Russia’s most successful military export since the Kalashnikov — at least at driving a wedge between the U.S. and some key allies. The S-400 advanced missile defense system, which has been a linchpin protecting Moscow’s military bases on the battlefields of Syria, is attracting renewed interest from countries such as India and Turkey — pitting Russia against the Trump administration’s drive to boost competing U.S. defense sales. Since entering the

India meets all qualifications to be member of NSG: US

India meets all qualifications to be member of NSG: US Sep 13,2018

India has not been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group because of China’s veto, a senior Trump Administration official said on Thursday asserting that the US will continue to advocate for New Delhi’s membership in the elite grouping as it meets all the criteria. India has been seeking entry into the 48-member elite nuclear club, which controls nuclear trade, but China has repeatedly stonewalled its bid. While India, which is backed by the US and a number of

Bought only 36 Rafale jets as back-end infra didn’t allow for more: Nirmala Sitharaman

Bought only 36 Rafale jets as back-end infra didn’t allow for more: Nirmala Sitharaman Sep 13,2018

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the government chose to procure only 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France in 2015, instead of the 126 being negotiated by the previous government, as infrastructure and other technical requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF) do not allow for greater induction. “Every time you induct one squadron (standard fleet of 18 aircraft), there is a requirement for a lot of other paraphernalia to come in. Given a set of parameters, if you

Govt plans to relax height limit for Nepalese in paramilitary forces: Rijiju

Govt plans to relax height limit for Nepalese in paramilitary forces: Rijiju Sep 13,2018

The home ministry is planning to relax the minimum height requirement for people from the Nepalese community residing in India to join the paramilitary forces, minister of states for home affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday. He was speaking at Haritalika Teej Mahotsav organised by Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust and Bharat Swabhiman Trust. Rijiju praised the contribution of the Nepalese community in developing the Indian culture. “The Nepalese community has played a very important

On trip to Washington, NSA?Ajit Doval to address concerns over Russian arms

On trip to Washington, NSA?Ajit Doval to address concerns over Russian arms Sep 13,2018

National security advisor Ajit Doval is expected to visit Washington as early as this week, ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s India visit next month. He will address US concerns over India’s purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia, and to convince the Trump administration that the deal merits a waiver from the provisions of Countering America’s Adversaries Through the Sanctions Act (CAATSA). President Putin will be hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 4