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India, China agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Natha Lu route in Sikkim

India, China agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Natha Lu route in Sikkim Apr 23,2018

India and China today agreed to resume the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Natha Lu route in Sikkim, Ministry of External Affairs today said, 10 months after the pilgrimage was stopped following the Doklam standoff. The decision was made during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here. “We are also happy that the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu la route will be resumed this year. “I am confident that with Chinese side’s

CPEC: Business, security headache for China, Pak

CPEC: Business, security headache for China, Pak Apr 23,2018

The ongoing over USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which forms a part of Beijing’s ambitious transnational Belt Road Initiative (BRI), is according to a report, turning out to be an economic as well as a security headache for both China and Pakistan. “For Pakistan, rising debt is imperiling the country’s long-term economic viability. For China, sunk costs in infrastructure assets and personnel on the ground are drawing Beijing deeper into Pakistan’s

China’s BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives

China’s BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives Apr 23,2018

The official narrative in China and the highlighting of the country’s “core interests” in terms of fostering and promoting economic development in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region through the ambitiously conceived “Belt Road Initiative” (BRI) may not be entirely true. According to a report prepared by the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organisation dedicated to data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting of global conflict and

Wang Yi is China’s new special representative for border talks with India

Wang Yi is China’s new special representative for border talks with India Apr 23,2018

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi will be the new special representative for India-China boundary talks. Wang’s appointment was confirmed on Sunday when external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who held bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart congratulated him for being elevated as the state councillor and appointed as the special representative for the India-China boundary talks. Wang, 64, succeeds his senior colleague Yang Jiechi who has now become a politburo member of the Communist

India strongly condemned the

India strongly condemned the "cowardly and barbaric" terror attacks in Afghanistan Apr 23,2018

India strongly condemned the "cowardly and barbaric" terror attacks in Afghanistan Afghan authorities said at least 57 people were killed in a bomb blast outside a voter registration India has been actively involved in reconstruction of war-ravaged Afghanistan India strongly condemned the "cowardly and barbaric" terror attacks in Kabul and northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, which killed over 50 people and left dozens injured, in the latest wave of attacks that came ahead of parliamentary

Can Doval change defence planning in India?

Can Doval change defence planning in India? Apr 22,2018

Successive defence ministries have adopted the adage: When nothing else is working, set up a committee.Give it a sweeping mandate. Demand a comprehensive report.Then, implement a few recommendations and put the important ones in cold storage. Over the preceding two decades, two National Democratic Alliance and two United Progressive Alliance governments have done exactly this. In 1999, the Kargil Review Committee reported on defence reform, with a group of ministers reiterating many of its key

Japan Wants Lockheed Martin to Make an F-22/F-35 Hybrid

Japan Wants Lockheed Martin to Make an F-22/F-35 Hybrid Apr 22,2018

Having scrapped plans to build a new fighter jet of its own, Japan’s defense ministry has reportedly inquired to multiple international defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin and Boeing, about collaborating on a new stealth jet. Sources tell Reuters that Lockheed Martin is planning to respond to Japan’s request with a formal proposal for a new fighter that “would combine the F-22 and F-35 and could be superior to both of them.” Exactly how such a

Pakistani army’s game plan

Pakistani army’s game plan Apr 22,2018

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has suddenly become very eloquent. In recent weeks he has been using multiple platforms to enunciate his own ideas about the way forward for this nation and even at times advising the neighbours. In one of his recent speeches at the passing-out parade of cadets at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul, Gen Bajwa suggested that “the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-India disputes — including the core issue of Kashmir —

Home ministry needs Rs 3,50,000 crore for security during 2020-2025

Home ministry needs Rs 3,50,000 crore for security during 2020-2025 Apr 22,2018

The home ministry has projected a budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3,50,000 crore for internal security, mordernisation of police forces and other related responsibilities during 2020-25. This was conveyed by home minister Rajnath Singh to chairman of the 15th finance commission NK Singh in New Delhi recently, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has projected budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3,50,000 crore for the period 2020-2025 for internal security, central armed police

Dancing With The Dragon

Dancing With The Dragon Apr 22,2018

A spate of ministerial visits is in the offing as a run-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the summer. The Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will be in Beijing on April 23-24 to jaw-jaw with her counterpart Wang Yi—recently elevated to concurrently hold the post of State Councilor as well—and there’s the overlapping trip by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for talks with her Chinese counterpart Lieutenant General

Interview with DRDO chairman ,Dr S Christopher

Interview with DRDO chairman ,Dr S Christopher Apr 22,2018

Interview with DRDO Chairman, Dr. S Christopher. Q - DRDO is celebrating sixty years of its formation, six decades of excellence in defence research and development. On this occasion, could you share your thoughts on how successful DRDO has been in achieving its aims? A - Six decades of achievements in the service of nation is a major milestone for any organisation. We move ahead keeping the aspirations of our country and our defence forces in sight and try to give our best at par with the

Trump’s new deputy NSA had Pakistan in crosshairs in previous role

Trump’s new deputy NSA had Pakistan in crosshairs in previous role Apr 22,2018

The White House has announced Mira Ricardel, a senior official in the department of commerce, as the nextdeputy national security adviser. Ricardel has served three administrations and is currently undersecretary for export administration, heading the Bureau of Industry and Security. The bureau, on her watch, added seven Pakistani private companies to a list of entities barred from purchasing sensitive technology without a license, which they will be rarely granted. That designation is

India to provide four more Mi-35 choppers to Afghanistan

India to provide four more Mi-35 choppers to Afghanistan Apr 22,2018

India has decided to supply four Mi-35 attack helicopters to Afghanistan over the next four months to help the war-ravaged nation intensify its anti-terror operations against the Pakistan-backed Taliban, Afghan diplomatic sources said. Sources said India proposed to go in for outright purchase of the Russian-made helicopters from Belarus since it would have taken a long time to procure the choppers if it were to place an order for their supplies. India had supplied four Mi-25 attack

Pakistan Is China’s Client State’, Says US Report

Pakistan Is China’s Client State’, Says US Report Apr 22,2018

China's recent decision to provide Pakistan with the military version of Beidou, its hi-tech ballistic missile tracking and monitoring system, has once again certified a well known strategic view that Beijing uses Islamabad as the first choice exporting nation for testing its weaponry under supervision. According to an opinion piece published in the www.strategypage.com web site, China and Pakistan have little in common historically or culturally and Beijing sees Islamabad more as a

Pak cricketer Hasan Ali has ‘field day’ at Wagah, BSF to lodge protest

Pak cricketer Hasan Ali has ‘field day’ at Wagah, BSF to lodge protest Apr 22,2018

DURING A drill performed by armed forces of India and Pakistan at Attari-Wagah border daily, Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali entered the flag-lowering ceremony from the Pakistani side Saturday evening and made his signature wicket-taking gesture towards the Border Security Force (BSF) and Indian audience. The BSF has taken strong note of a civilian from Pakistan “interfering” in the ceremony on the Pakistani side. As per protocol, the ceremony is to be conducted only by the BSF on

No bilateral meets between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO

No bilateral meets between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO Apr 22,2018

There will be no bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistan counterparts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) ministerial meets to be held here, official sources said. “There will be no meetings with their Pakistan counterparts,” official sources here said, ruling out any planned meetings between the Indian and Pakistani ministers.   Swaraj who arrived in Beijing on Saturday will

Sri Lankan prime minister commissions Indian built navy ship

Sri Lankan prime minister commissions Indian built navy ship Apr 22,2018

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commissioned a new Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) for the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday, a ship that was entirely Indian built. The vessel is the second such boat which the Sri Lankan navy now possesses.    In elaborate ceremony was held in Colombo to mark the occasion, complete with Kandyan dancers. A Buddhist monk was present at the occasion, alongside the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) of the Indian

Russia May Supply India Forces With Armaments Tested in Real Warfare

Russia May Supply India Forces With Armaments Tested in Real Warfare Apr 22,2018

Russia is prepared to provide a wide range of anti-aircraft weapons and military equipment, which have been successfully tried in real conditions, to India, Director General of the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev said on Friday. “Russia is ready to supply widest range of armament and military equipment for the air defense forces of India, including anti-aircraft missile weapon systems and electronic warfare systems, equipment connected

Indian diaspora in Gulf are in no imminent danger

Indian diaspora in Gulf are in no imminent danger Apr 22,2018

Alarmist voices are aplenty that the Syrian conflict is morphing into World War III. But, in reality, the US-British-French missile strikes on Syria were prompted by domestic considerations rather than military, political or humanitarian considerations. US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron — have been under immense political pressure in domestic politics and the three countries acted even before it could be established that

Defence Ministry to fast-track $12-b combat vehicle project

Defence Ministry to fast-track $12-b combat vehicle project Apr 22,2018

The Defence Ministry plans to fast-track the $12-billion Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme of the Indian Army, in an effort to set in motion the long-pending project. “The Ministry of Defence has decided to move the FICV project under ‘Make II’ category (of Defence Procurement Procedure-2016). This has been done to fast-track the programme,” a senior Defence Ministry official told BusinessLine. Under ‘Make II category’ of DPP-2016,