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China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit

China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit Apr 24,2018

China failed to get India’s support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers’ meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India’s prime minister. The Belt and Road is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark scheme to build infrastructure to connect China to the rest of Asia and beyond, a giant reworking of its old Silk Road. India has not signed up to the initiative as parts of one key

In Agra, Cops Mull Buying ‘Drone Killer’ For Taj Security

In Agra, Cops Mull Buying ‘Drone Killer’ For Taj Security Apr 24,2018

Flying a drone in or around the Taj Mahal may land you in jail, but simply booking offenders under strict laws may not be enough. Agra Police is now mulling buying ‘Drone Killers’ to make sure that drones that we are too close to the monument is neutralized almost immediately after takeoff, officials told News 18. Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General (ADG) for Agra Zone, visited the historic monument on Tuesday to review the security situation. One of the problems facing cops in-charge

India caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms

India caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms Apr 24,2018

US sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other US allies around Asia, experts say. Under a law that US President Donald Trump signed in August, any country trading with Russia’s defence and intelligence sectors will face sanctions. The law is designed to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, involvement in the Syrian civil war and meddling in the 2016 US

Gadchiroli Encounter: 11 more bodies of Naxals recovered from Indravati river, toll reaches 33

Gadchiroli Encounter: 11 more bodies of Naxals recovered from Indravati river, toll reaches 33 Apr 24,2018

Security forces on Tuesday said they have recovered 11 more bodies of Naxals who were killed in an encounter with police commandos and CRPF personnel in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra on Sunday, taking the total number of casualty among ultras to 33. 11 decomposing and bloated bodies of slain Naxals were recovered from Indravati river on Monday. While bodies of 16 Naxals were recovered on Sunday, 6 Maoists were killed in another encounter in the same district on Monday. Earlier, while

India plans to gift obsolete weaponry to friendly countries

India plans to gift obsolete weaponry to friendly countries Apr 24,2018

In a bid to boost defence cooperation, the government has asked the armed forces to compile a list of obsolete military equipment that can be “refurbished at minimal cost” and gifted to “friendly” countries, sources told The Indian Express. Apart from the strategic significance, sources said, the government hopes to create a base “to expand export of newer defence platforms, which have been made in India, to these countries”. However, the move appears to have taken by surprise

Forget 1962, India now better poised to deter the Dragon

Forget 1962, India now better poised to deter the Dragon Apr 24,2018

The swift dragon can be held to a stalemate, even though it may be able to inflict some damage by breathing fire. India is militarily no longer the pushover it was during the 1962 war despite persisting critical operational and infrastructure gaps as well as the ever-expanding military asymmetry with China. This is the assessment of top Indian military commanders, who contend they are being realistic without any false bravado, even as PM Narendra Modi heads for China later this week to reset

Trichy” Assault Rifle Gaining Traction Among Indian Law Enforcement

Trichy” Assault Rifle Gaining Traction Among Indian Law Enforcement Apr 24,2018

After field trials and subsequent purchasing of the “Trichy” Assault Rifle (TAR) by the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), it is being reported that other Indian Law Enforcement entities are taking an interest in the rifle as well. The 7.62x39mm TAR rifle was initially introduced almost a decade ago but appeared to have seen little success in the form that it first existed in. Essentially it appeared to be converting an FN FAL receiver into 7.62x39mm with internally produced

Police arrest blast convict after conversation to eliminate PM goes viral

Police arrest blast convict after conversation to eliminate PM goes viral Apr 24,2018

The Coimbatore Police today arrested a 1998 serial blast convict after a recorded telephonic conversation went viral on social media in which he is purportedly heard saying he is planning to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police said. They said the eight-minute long conversation, which is being circulated on social media, was between a man, who has completed a jail term in the blast case and lives in Kuniyamuthur in the city, and a transport contractor. “The conversation was mainly

China flexes naval power; Aircraft Carrier Shandong to start sea trials soon; does India need to worry

China flexes naval power; Aircraft Carrier Shandong to start sea trials soon; does India need to worry Apr 24,2018

China and the United States are having a faceoff with the continued deployment of aircraft carriers in the South China Sea. It was reported that the Chinese deployed their Liaoning aircraft carrier with other warships escorting them near the Hainan Island. The United States too had its Roosevelt, Nimitz class carrier sailing in the South China Sea. Over the past few days, the Chinese have also been engaging largest ever naval parade in the South China Sea. The parade presided over the by

Aircraft Carriers still popular with powerful navies around the World

Aircraft Carriers still popular with powerful navies around the World Apr 24,2018

Aircraft carriers are “100,000 tons of diplomacy”, as Henry Kissinger once said. They provide great political strength as mobile air bases since they allow for maritime supremacy and even strikes deep inside an enemy’s territory. And despite growing criticism of their real efficiency, and alleged vulnerability, maritime powers are more than ever betting on them, especially in Asia. The foremost critic against them is their apparent unfitness for today’s asymmetric conflicts. A report

India to give Afghanistan improved weapon systems for counter-insurgency ops

India to give Afghanistan improved weapon systems for counter-insurgency ops Apr 24,2018

In a major push to spread its influence in the neighborhood, India has decided to supply weapons and equipment to friendly foreign countries, including Afghanistan. And, for the first time, India is likely to provide Afghanistan with troop carriers, spares for tanks, and rocket systems that are used in counter-insurgency operations. Top sources have told India Today that the Defence Ministry has asked the three services to draw-up a list of weapon systems that they can spare. Sources said

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh Apr 23,2018

The Union Home Ministry on Monday completely revoked the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Meghalaya while diluting it in other regions of Arunachal Pradesh. Till September 2017, 40 per cent of Meghalaya was under AFSPA. However, after recent review in consultations with the state government, AFSPA was removed completly from Meghalaya, a MHA statement said. Similarly, AFSPA is now applicable only in 8 police stations in Arunachal, down from 16 police stations in 2017. In

Guess what! TCS alone is bigger than total m-cap of all listed stocks in Pakistan

Guess what! TCS alone is bigger than total m-cap of all listed stocks in Pakistan Apr 23,2018

India has just got its first company with $100 billion market-capitalisation as, TCSNSE 0.18 %, the crown jewel of Tata Group, zoomed past the magic number in morning trade on Monday. The latest spike in TCS shares has been driven by its March quarter earnings, in which the company reported a 5.71 per cent sequential growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 6,904 crore. The $100 billion market-cap catapults TCS to an elite club. World over, there are only 63 other companies in this league,

China reassures Pakistan on ties ahead of Xi’s meeting with India’s Modi

China reassures Pakistan on ties ahead of Xi’s meeting with India’s Modi Apr 23,2018

China on Monday reassured Pakistan that relations between the two countries were as firm as ever and would “never rust”, ahead of a meeting this week between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could unnerve Islamabad. China and Pakistan like to call each other “all weather friends” and their traditional close ties have long been viewed with suspicion by Pakistan’s neighbor and traditional enemy, India.But Modi has tried to reset

China’s First Home-Built Carrier Looks Set To Start Sea Trials

China’s First Home-Built Carrier Looks Set To Start Sea Trials Apr 23,2018

China first domestically developed aircraft carrier looks set to begin sea trials after pictures appeared on the Chinese internet on Monday of it leaving its dock in the northeastern port of Dalian.The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons and other systems and has not yet entered service. Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing an ambitious military modernisation scheme, including stealth jets and anti-satellite

Militant violence doubled in 4 years in Jammu and Kashmir

Militant violence doubled in 4 years in Jammu and Kashmir Apr 23,2018

Militant violence in Jammu and Kashmir doubled and infiltration attempts and successful infiltration of militants from across the border increased considerably between 2013 and 2017, a report of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has said. “There has been a steady surge in militant violence in the state since 2013. The militancy violence has nearly doubled in last four years,” the report says. According to data, 170 incidents of militancy were reported in 2013, in which 53 security forces

ISRO to Launch Military Satellites to Boost Surveillance

ISRO to Launch Military Satellites to Boost Surveillance Apr 23,2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a number of important satellites in the coming months. Some of these satellites will have strategic importance as they will be used by the military to keep an eye on the movements of India’s hostile neighbours. In September, ISRO will reportedly launch a satellite, Gsat-7A, for the Indian Air Force for surveillance purpose. Another satellite, an advanced remote sensing equipment, Risat-2A, will be launched at year end. Both

Nuclear Deterrence Policy Gathering Steam in India

Nuclear Deterrence Policy Gathering Steam in India Apr 23,2018

Though India is a reluctant nuclear power, nuclear deterrence will continue to play a crucial role in India’s national security strategy over the next few decades,” says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal, Distinguished Fellow at India’s Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). In his recent book ‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy’, he explains the reason: “Only when India’s adversaries are convinced that India has both the necessary political

Shifting to offensive realism

Shifting to offensive realism Apr 23,2018

Last week saw considerable excitement in the national security circles with the setting up of a Defence Planning Committee (DPC). For a government which wants India to pull its weight in the world, it was surprising that the Modi government sought to mould India’s defence doctrine to its world view so late in the day in its tenure. NSA Doval’s interventions in the security sphere so far have been worthy of an excellent field level operative. Doval firsthand supervised the Myanmar and

India wants US to waive sanctions over Russia deal

India wants US to waive sanctions over Russia deal Apr 23,2018

New Delhi has been negotiating a contract with Russia’s state-owned Almaz-Antey Corporation to procure the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missiles. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu discussed the proposed deal when they met in Moscow on April 3 and discussed bilateral military cooperation. Moscow’s envoy to New Delhi, Nikolay Kudashev, recently said that the negotiation on the contract might be concluded before Prime Minister Narendra Modi