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  • Trump warns Pak on terror; seeks India's help in Afghanistan

    08/21/2017 8:17:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Rediff ^ | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | PTI
    The United States on Tuesday ruled out a hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan as President Donald Trump warned Pakistan of consequences if it continues to provide safe havens to terror groups and sought an enhanced role for India to bring peace in the war-torn country. Trump, in a prime-time televised address to the nation, laid out his South Asia policy saying a 'critical part' of it was to further develop US' strategic partnership with India. He said after a 'comprehensive review', it has been decided that the American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically. "A...
  • Delhi may soon get US aerial defence formula against missile threats

    08/20/2017 5:50:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    indiatoday ^ | August 20, 2017 | Ajit Kumar Dubey
    Seeking to provide protection to dignitaries including the President and Prime Minister as well as the national capital territory from enemy cruise missiles, drones and aircraft, India is considering an American system under the Delhi Area Defence project. "The National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) is being considered for the Delhi Area Defence project to provide aerial protection to the Capital from airborne threats," government sources told Mail Today. The programme is being undertaken as the threat perception from incoming enemy missiles, drones and aircraft is on the rise because of their increasing use by terrorist organisations such...
  • India can take on China under any circumstances, says Baba Ramdev

    08/19/2017 7:37:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Economic Times ^ | August 19, 2017
    India can take on China under any circumstances, says Baba Ramdev He said, "India is today a self contented country with sufficient arms, ammunitions and army to fight against China.". ANI | August 19, 2017, 09:12 IST Ludhiana : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday criticized ,China over the ongoing military impasse on the Doklam Plateau and described India's a self contented and contained country that could take on China under any circumstances. He said, "India is today a self contented country with sufficient arms, ammunitions and army to fight against China." "Let China accumulate blood, dollars, weapons and whatsoever,...
  • UKIP Leader Wants to Pay British Indians to Leave UK

    08/19/2017 4:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Little India ^ | August 19, 2017 | Staff
    The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leadership candidate, John Rees-Evans proposes to reduce “unnecessary population” by paying British Indians to leave the UK using the £12bn funds from the vital foreign aid budget. Under the proposed scheme he wants to remove a million people every year using the foreign aid budget. The scheme would give dual-nationals £9,000 plus healthcare benefits to “return to their country of origin”, reported Daily Mirror. Scheme Will Create Jobs in UK He used examples of Indians and Tanzanians, to claim that his scheme would “create jobs in this country, reduce unnecessary population and reduce the strain...
  • ‘Sea Guardian drone sale to India would cement bilateral ties with US’ (2,000 American jobs)

    08/19/2017 3:52:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Tribune of India ^ | August 19, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    The US decision to sell 22 Sea Guardian drones to India at an estimated cost of $2 billion will create around 2,000 jobs in the US and “cement” bilateral ties, an American executive involved in the deal has said. “This should be viewed as a significant step in cementing the US-India bilateral defence relationship,” Vivek Lall, chief executive US and international strategic development, General Atomics, told the Atlantic Council on Friday. Lall echoed Senator John Cornyn, Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus, who tweeted, “Drone Sale Would Cement US-India Ties.” The announcement in this regard was made by Trump in...
  • Modi hath no fury like a Jinping scorned [Indian Video Mocks Xi]

    08/18/2017 3:48:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    India Today ^ | August 17, 2017
    Modi hath no fury like a Jinping scorned India Today Television | August 17, 2017 The Doklam standoff between Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army started in June. In July, a CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) report, tabled in Parliament, said that the Indian Army does not have ammunition to fight a war for more than 10 days. And, now - in August - China's state media has said that Chinese PLA can "annihilate" Indian Army if war breaks out between the two nuclear-armed Asian neighbours. In this issue of So Sorry, Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen launching...
  • Mass hysteria not black magic behind growing hair-chopping incidents: Experts

    08/18/2017 1:40:25 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 10 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | August 4, 2017 | Mass hysteria not black magic behind growing hair-chopping incidents: Experts
    A day after a 60-year-old woman was killed in Uttar Pradesh on suspicion of cutting off people’s hair and 11 more women complained of braids being chopped off in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, psychiatrists blamed mass hysteria as panic spread. Police, too, have requested people not look at these incidents as a “supernatural phenomenon” or work of a ghost. “From all the available evidence, it seems the women are cutting their own hair either consciously or in an altered sensorium, likely to seek attention,” said Dr Sudhir Khandelwal, former head of the department of psychiatry at All India Institute of Medical...
  • Stray dogs turned bright blue by polluted Indian river (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    08/18/2017 12:52:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 17 Aug, 2017
    Stray dogs turned bright blue by polluted Indian river (VIDEO, PHOTOS) Bright blue dogs are roaming the streets of Mumbai, India, after a river polluted with industrial waste reportedly dyed the animals fur. Several strays entered the Kasadi river in Navi Mumbai searching for food only to be transformed into smurf-like creatures, according to an animal rights group in the region. Arati Chauhan, who runs the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell, posted images of the blue dogs online.
  • Doklam India-China standoff: Japan throws weight behind India and Bhutan, says...

    08/18/2017 12:27:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Indian Express ^ | August 18, 2017 | Shubhajit Roy
    Doklam India-China standoff: Japan throws weight behind India and Bhutan, says no side should try to change status quo by force Doklam standoff: On China’s claim about India’s role in the dispute, Japan has also conveyed that India is “involved” in this incident “based on bilateral agreements” with Bhutan. Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: August 18, 2017 10:35 am Two months into the Doklam border standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers, Japan has conveyed its unequivocal support to India and Bhutan through diplomatic channels — a first by a major country, which is China’s neighbour, top...
  • Modi says India will fight foreign threats in Independence Day speech that sends warning to China

    08/17/2017 4:40:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    SCMP ^ | 15 August, 2017
    Modi says India will fight foreign threats in Independence Day speech that sends warning to China PM’s remarks came as New Delhi’s dispute with Beijing over a strategically key Himalayan plateau enters its second month on Wednesday, with hundreds of soldiers reported to be facing off against each other India can defend itself from anyone who seeks “to act against our country”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech Tuesday amid a tense stand-off with Beijing over a Himalayan plateau. “Security is our top priority,” Modi said in a speech before thousands at the landmark Red Fort...
  • Anti-conversion laws will not help India

    08/16/2017 8:47:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Joseph D'Souza
    Early this month, the state government in Jharkhand, northern India, introduced a new Freedom of Religion Bill. At first glance, the name of this bill suggests an important step forward in human rights for India, but it’s actually the opposite. The bill is a cleverly disguised anti-conversion law, and it’s not the first to be introduced in the country. Despite the fact that the Indian constitution clearly defines and protects the freedom to practice and propagate religion, radical members of both national parties — Congress and the BJP — have already managed to pass anti-conversion laws in the states of...
  • With China in mind, Donald Trump and PM Modi announce elevated consultation

    08/15/2017 11:50:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Times of India ^ | Aug 16, 2017, | Chidanand Rajghatta
    With China in mind, Donald Trump and PM Modi announce elevated consultation Chidanand Rajghatta | TNN | Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 08:47 AM IST WASHINGTON: With the threat of an economically and militarily assertive China looming before the US and India, US President Donald Trump chose India's Independence Day to signal that Washington has New Delhi's back by announcing the two countries ''will elevate their strategic consultations.'' The US President called Prime Minister Narendra Modi+ amid domestic political turmoil in both countries (Trump buffeted over his softballing of white extremism in Charlottsville and Modi rocked by the Gorakhpur tragedy) ostensibly...
  • Scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as two incursion bids by PLA foiled

    08/15/2017 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    Highlights o PLA soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in two areas -- Finger Four and Finger Five -- twice on Tuesday morning o Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting o The rival troops pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation NEW DELHI: A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Doklam area in the eastern sector remains locked in a stalemate. Sources...
  • India Wants To Breathe Extra Life Into Its Old Jaguar Jets By Adding New Radars

    08/15/2017 7:16:11 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Drive ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    India says it has successfully test flown a modified Jaguar multi-role aircraft with a foreign-made active electronically-scanned array (AESA) type radar. Depending on how extensive this upgrade program becomes, it could be a significant boon for the Indian Air Force, which has struggled with modernizing its diverse fleets of fighter and multi-role jets. T. Suvarna Raju, chairman of the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics, Limited (HAL), made the announcement on Aug. 11, 2017, according to a report by The Hindu. HAL would not say what radar it used, but it is reportedly the Israeli Elta ELM-2052, which that company reportedly agreed to...
  • India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources

    08/15/2017 6:31:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Sanjeev Miglani and Fayaz Bukhari
    India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border. A source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong lake. Some of the Chinese soldiers carried iron rods and...
  • In a Confrontation Over Doklam, China Will Likely Be the Eventual Loser

    08/14/2017 10:57:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Wire ^ | 14/08/2017 | ONKAR MARWAH
    In a Confrontation Over Doklam, China Will Likely Be the Eventual Loser BY ONKAR MARWAH ON 14/08/2017 Any hostilities will be short and non-conclusive, and will puncture the image of itself that China has built. On June 16, it became public information that Indian troops had entered the Doklam region near the Chumbi Valley tri-junction area wedged between Bhutan, India and Tibet/China, and stopped a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) construction crew... /snip Hereafter, the assumptions encompass both countries: Any outbreak of hostilities would be a localised and sharp, short war. Neither side would wish to prolong or enlarge...
  • India defies missile-exporting China with cruise missile sale to Vietnam

    08/14/2017 8:43:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    World Tribune ^ | August 14, 2017
    India’s sale to Vietnam of a short-range, supersonic anti-ship missile has opened a new conflict in an already tense situation with China, an analyst said. Vietnam will receive the BrahMos which is considered one of the most effective and lethal anti-ship missiles in the world, with speeds reaching Mach 2.8 to 3.0. “About half of China’s worldwide arms exports go to one country — Pakistan, for the primary reason of ‘containing India,’ ” said Hoover Institution Fellow and Geostrategy-Direct correspondent Maochun Miles Yu in a Facebook post. “Now India is playing the same game by arming one of China’s arch...
  • The logic of India’s response to China

    08/14/2017 6:02:55 PM PDT · by cold start · 5 replies
    livemint ^ | 15 August 2017 | Harsh V.Pant
    Amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam area in the Sikkim sector, national security adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to China has come and gone. Nothing much has changed on the ground. Beijing continues to harangue and wage its psychological warfare, sometimes by reminding India of 1962 and sometimes by suggesting that countermeasures from Beijing would be unavoidable if the Narendra Modi government continues to ignore the Chinese warnings. Chinese officials even went to the extent of informing a visiting Indian media delegation that Bhutan has conveyed to Beijing through diplomatic channels that the area of the standoff...
  • India’s Disappointing Marut Jet Fighter Proved Itself in Combat

    08/14/2017 7:29:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 13, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    Fifty years ago, India brought into service its first domestically built jet fighter, the HF-24 Marut—indeed, the first operational jet fighter designed and produced by an Asian country besides Russia. Unfortunately, the HF-24 project was hampered by over ambitious goals, poor government oversight and underpowered jet engines, producing a disappointing subsonic light attack plane—foreshadowing some of the difficulties that would plague today’s Tejas fighter. And yet, the Marut went onto win a major victory for India during its brief combat career. By the 1950s, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) had developed a few propeller planes and had experience license-building British Vampire...
  • Sukna-Based 33 Corps “Very Close” to India-China Border

    08/13/2017 3:50:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Quint ^ | 12 August, 2017 | Chandan Nandy
    Sukna-Based 33 Corps “Very Close” to India-China Border Chandan Nandy Updated: 12 August, 2017 4:33 PM IST The Darjeeling brigade of the army’s Sukna-based 33 Corps, which was mobilised nearly a month ago, has moved “very close” to the India-China border in Sikkim as part of the massive positioning of troops in the wake of the continuing standoff over the Doklam issue. Army sources revealed to The Quint that contrary to reports that no artillery units of the 33 Corps had been mobilised, the long-range guns in the Tukla valley in East Sikkim, close to the Old Baba Harbhajan Mandir,...