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Army to train CISF men to identify drones of Pakistan, China origin

Army to train CISF men to identify drones of Pakistan, China origin Apr 23,2018

Holding foreign drones as potential threat to aviation security, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has tied up with the Indian army to train personnel in identifying drones of Pakistani and Chinese origin, an officer of the force said. A six-day-long training session was conducted last month in Gopalpur, Odisha, with more sessions planned for the personnel posted at 59 airports across the country. The official cited above was part of the first batch. In Delhi, about 60-70 cases of

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

Thales looking at role in India’s nuclear submarine project

Thales looking at role in India’s nuclear submarine project Apr 22,2018

French defence company Thales has said it is working on doubling its footprint in India by expanding its overall product portfolios with a major focus on India’s ambitious project to build a fleet of nuclear-powered attack submarines. Senior Executive Vice-President (International Development) Pascale Sourisse said Thales was in particular looking at supplying key components such as sonars for India’s nuclear-powered and other

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

Navy Chief Admiral Lanba begins 5-day visit to Iran

Navy Chief Admiral Lanba begins 5-day visit to Iran Apr 22,2018

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today began a five-day visit to Iran, where he would attend a conclave of major naval powers of the region and explore ways to deepen engagement between navies of the two countries. The sixth edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and Conclave of Chiefs will be held in Tehran from April 23 to 25, the Indian Navy said.The IONS, which began in 2008 following an initiative by India, has grown into a major

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

Punish those who still love Pakistan: Bangladesh PM

Punish those who still love Pakistan: Bangladesh PM Apr 22,2018

The prime minister of Bangladesh has said that the people of the country need to punish those who still love Pakistan despite living in an independent nation, BD News 24 reports. “The people of Bangladesh must respond to those who have been lost in their love for Pakistan. They must be punished. We must make them forget their love for Pakistan,” Sheikh Hasinas told an event on Sunday. “If we cannot do it, we will cease to exist,” she was reported as saying at the

ISRO plans Orbital Re-Entry test for Re-Usable Vehicle

ISRO plans Orbital Re-Entry test for Re-Usable Vehicle Apr 22,2018

Isro is set to follow up the successful tests of the re-usable launch vehicle technology demonstrator (RLV-TD) with a major experiment, though the immediate priority is the Chandrayaan-II mission slated for an October launch. It has completed the wind tunnel model with landing gear and low subsonic tests at the IIT-Kanpur. In the next phase, Isro has proposed to design and develop a scaled-up version of RLV and carry out an orbital re-entry experiment.“Site has been identified for 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

All about the AK-103 assault rifle, the weapon India Army is keen to lay its hands on

All about the AK-103 assault rifle, the weapon India Army is keen to lay its hands on Apr 22,2018

The legendary AK-47 assault rifle (Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947) has been the backbone of many modern armies and it famed for its simple design, ruggedness, ease of use and maintenance. The AK series of rifles have proven their worth in all weather conditions and terrain. It has been one of the standard weapons of the Indian soldier too. Now, the Indian Army is planning to go for the AK-103 7.62x51 mm assault rifles for its soldiers. The Army needs over 7,68,000 assault rifles for its

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

A team of C-60 commandos kill 14 Naxalites in Maharashtra - Combing op underway

A team of C-60 commandos kill 14 Naxalites in Maharashtra - Combing op underway Apr 22,2018

Fourteen Naxalites were today killed in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district. "Fourteen Naxalites were killed in the encounter. Combing operations are still on," said Sharad Shelar, Inspector General of Police. Two district-level "commanders" of the proscribed outfit, identified as Sainath and Sainyu, were among those killed in the encounter, the officer said. A team of C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police,