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  • [South Texas:]Dozens of nilgai antelope killed to stop tick spread

    04/08/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 407+ views
    Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | April 7, 2007 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — South Texas ranchers brought nilgai antelope from a California zoo decades ago, when it became fashionable to stock their sprawling acreage with exotic quarry. These days the species native to India and Pakistan are not so much a rarity in South Texas as a nuisance. For cattle ranchers they are a possible nemesis, threatening to spread a deadly tick to their herds. Federal wildlife officials say they are competing with native Rio Grande Valley species for food and trampling the brush they are trying so hard to preserve. The fast-running, 600-pound antelope have wandered all around the...
  • Pakistan air force closes highway for "routine" drill amid India tension

    09/22/2016 10:15:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 22, 2016 | Kay Johnson
    Pakistan's air force closed a major highway on Thursday to let it practice landing jets on the road, in what it said was routine training not related to heightened tension with India after a deadly attack in the disputed Kashmir region. The attack in the frontier town of Uri - the latest in a decades-long dispute over Kashmir, claimed and held in part by both India and Pakistan - has raised new fears of military conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours. India has accused Pakistan of being behind Sunday's attack on an army base that killed 18 soldiers in the Indian-controlled...
  • Senator from Punjab’: How Hillary Clinton Masterminded a Global Scheme to Replace American Workers

    09/21/2016 5:42:59 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Hillary Clinton co-founded the Senate India Caucus, which anti-offshoring advocates say champions “issues important to India, including outsourcing and H-1B and L-1 visas.” •Clinton in 2005: “I am delighted to be the Senator from Punjab as well as from New York.” •Clinton has called for nearly doubling the controversial H-1B guest worker program—suggesting that American workers lack the skills to fill American jobs. She has also defended the cheap labor practices of an Indian outsourcing firm, to which the Clinton Foundation has financial ties: “We are not against all outsourcing; we are not in favor of putting up fences,” she...
  • India prepares to attack under Cold Start doctrine, Pakistan ready to react

    09/21/2016 1:23:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | September 21, 2016
    India has completed the first step of preparedness to wage an attack on selective targets inside Pakistan under the Cold Start doctrine. According to reports, India has completed its first phase preparations to attack selected targets in Pakistan under the Cold Start strategy. Sources also disclosed that although Pakistan will not initiate an attack, it would respond with full force in case of any strike by India. The armed forces would not let Indians cross the red line, according to well-placed defence sources. Read more: Ball in Pakistan’s court to defuse tension after Uri attack: American think-tank India has moved...
  • BJP plans Rs 2 lakh crore construction projects in UP ahead of polls

    09/20/2016 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | September 16, 2016 | Rajat Arora
    NEW DELHI: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has pledged to kick off one project every week in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh as part of the central government's ambitious development agenda for the state. This will add up to new road projects worth Rs 1.3 lakh crore in the state, where elections are scheduled to be held early next year. Gadkari and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will formally announce the road plans on Friday in Lucknow. "I will lay foundation stones for highway projects across UP every week from now," Gadkari told ET. "My ministry will complete highway construction projects...
  • German official charged with spying on Sikhs for India

    09/20/2016 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Sep 2016 14:23 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    A German immigration official has been arrested and charged with espionage for an Indian secret service for allegedly spying on members of the Sikh religion, prosecutors said Tuesday. The 58-year-old German national, identified only by the initials T.S.P., was accused of “espionage activity and violation of professional secrecy rules in 45 cases,” they said in a statement. Working at an immigration office in the western town of Ostwestfalen, he accessed databases to pass on information on suspected extremist and opposition members of the religious group, said federal prosecutors. …
  • Donald Trump To Meet Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora & Ameesha Patel In New Jersey? (Bollywood)

    09/18/2016 7:55:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Film Beat ^ | September 18, 2016 | Vinod Dsouza
    Bollywood stars such as Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora & Ameesha Patel are likely to meet the US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump at an event in New Jersey. Donald Trump will address the Hindu American supporters and woo them to vote for him as the President of the United States in the outreach initiative. It is also reported that Prabhu Deva, singer Kanika Kapoor and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will attend the event and most likely meet Donald Trump. Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), the group which is hosting the event posted on Facebook saying Shahid, Malaika, Kanika, Prabhu...
  • India’s government is now shaming people into using toilets

    09/09/2016 7:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    India's government has been on a public toilet building spree. Now, it's trying to shame people into using them. An aggressive new campaign ridicules those who are no longer poor but continue to defecate in the open — a practice that remains common in rural India despite its growing wealth and trappings of modern life. Television commercials and billboards now carry a message that strike at the heart of the Indian contradiction of being the world’s fastest-growing major economy and also where relieving oneself in the open is the norm in most villages.
  • India offers $500 million defence credit as Vietnam seeks arms boost

    09/03/2016 5:55:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 3, 2016 | Ho Binh Minh
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Vietnam a credit line on Saturday of half a billion dollars for defence cooperation, giving a lift to a country rapidly pursing a military deterrent as discord festers in the South China Sea. The deal was among a dozen cooperation agreements Modi signed in Hanoi alongside his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on the first visit to the country by an Indian prime minister in 15 years. India and Vietnam share borders and large trade volumes with China and have repeatedly locked horns with Beijing, over the territorial disputes in the Himalayas and the South...
  • India shelves plan to expand French submarine order after data breach

    09/03/2016 5:25:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/03/2016 | Sanjeev Miglani
    India is unlikely to give French naval contractor DCNS a proposed order for three new submarines, in addition to the six it is already building in the country, following the leak of secret data about its capabilities, Indian defence officials said. Details of the Scorpene submarine were published in the Australian newspaper last month, triggering concerns that it had become vulnerable even before it was ready to enter service. DCNS had offered to build three more submarines to help India replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet, and had held talks over the past year, two Indian sources said. That offer will...
  • Overweight personnel 'public embarrassment': Army (INDIA)

    09/02/2016 5:25:49 AM PDT · by onona · 24 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 2 SEP 2016 | Manu Pubby
    NEW DELHI: Army has brought out heavy artillery to fight the growing problem of obesity within its ranks. A new set of instructions said overweight personnel were a "public embarrassment due to slovenly appearance in uniform".
  • China's Top Secret Stealth Fighter Spotted In Tibet Days After It Warned India

    09/02/2016 4:23:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    NDTV ^ | September 02, 2016 | Vishnu Som
    China's stealth figher J-20 spotted at world's highest civilian airport at 14,000 feet NEW DELHI: Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to China for the G-20 summit, an image has appeared of China's first stealth fighter, the J-20, reportedly at the Daocheng Yading airport in the high-altitude Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture which lies to the east of Arunachal Pradesh. The image of the stealth fighter, one of Beijing's most closely guarded military projects, appeared on Twitter and on two defence websites www.abovetopsecret.com and www.alert5.com, days after China warned India against deploying the supersonic BrahMos missile along the Himalayas. The Indian...
  • How an ex-Nazi arms dealer sold fighters to India and Pakistan during an arms embargo

    09/02/2016 12:29:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    StratPost ^ | August 31, 2016 | Saurabh Joshi
    An Indian Navy Sea Hawk taking off from INS Vikrant | Photo: The personal collection of Commander G.V.K. Unnithan (retired), Indian Navy If this were fiction, it could hardly be a more remarkable story. But a decorated ex-Nazi-turned arms dealer actually sold fighter aircraft to both India and Pakistan, which were facing an arms embargo after the ’65 war. The episode is recorded in the authoritative books, The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, written by former South African MP Andrew Feinstein, and earlier, Private Warriors, written by Ken Silverstein and Daniel Burton-Rose. It is also narrated in detail...
  • From Choppy to Chipper: An American makeover of India's military choppers

    08/30/2016 5:57:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Aug 29, 2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: Few purchases are more demonstrative of the changing nature of US-India ties than the deal that will result in the gradual makeover of the Indian military's helicopter fleet from a largely Russian line-up to a mostly American one. From choppy to chipper could well be the title of this saga, as India's defense minister Manohar Parrikar arrived in Washington DC for his sixth meeting in less than two years with his US counterpart on Monday, with a sortie thrown in to a chopper manufacturing facility in nearby Philadelphia, where Boeing makes the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. With 15 on...
  • China And Pakistan Beware -- This Week, India And US Sign Major War Pact

    08/28/2016 11:47:59 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 10 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | Charles Tiefer
    President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in June. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images) Around August 30, in Washington, India and the U.S. will sign a major war pact that makes them logistical allies against, among others, the superpower China currently making a bold power grab in the South China Sea. Specifically, Indian Defense Mister Manohar Parrikar will sign the deal during a two-day visit in Washington. The deal is the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), a foundational agreement for India and the U.S.. In this instance, the agreement provides for each to use the...
  • US confirms Pakistan's hand in Pathankot airbase attack; gives proof

    08/28/2016 10:54:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, August 29, 2016 | DNA Web Team
    The US investigation has found that the Facebook groups accessed by the friends of JeM handler Kashif Jaan were related to jihad and JeM. Two months after asking Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 2016 Pathankot terrorist attack to justice, the US has now handed over evidence confirming that the attack on Pathankot airbase did in fact come from Pakistan. On January 2, 2016, a heavily armed group attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the India's Western Air Command, killing six Indian security personnel. India blamed Pakistan-based jihadi group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) for orchestrating the brutal assault. According...
  • Donald Trump to address Hindu Americans at New Jersey rally (9/24, 17K seat venue)

    08/28/2016 7:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    India.com's The American Bazaar ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Republican nominee Donald Trump will address Hindu American supporters at a rally in New Jersey just two days before the first presidential debate next month. Trump is scheduled to meet the community on September 24. This is the first address by Trump to the community. The event is titled “Humanity united against terror” and is planned at a venue in New jersey which can seat 17,500 people. “Trump will be with us for nearly four hours,” Shalabh Kumar, an Illinois businessman whose year-old outfit Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) is hosting the event, told Hindustan Times. As per a AFP report,...
  • ‘Indian Americans Against Hillary’ Support Donald Trump at New York India Day Parade

    08/28/2016 6:19:19 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 31 replies
    India West ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | India-West Staff Reporter
    A group of Indian Americans against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was at the New York City India Day Parade Aug. 21 to hand out flyers against the presidential hopeful. Citing a deep concern of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton’s persistent anti-India record during the past 25 years, the group passed out about 800 of the flyers while asking Indian Americans to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.... “As senator, Hillary voted against the India nuclear deal (former President George W.) Bush set up and funded NGOs in India to unearth mass graves under the 'Get Modi' policy,”...
  • BrahMos: India's Supersonic Mega Missile That China Should Fear

    08/28/2016 5:47:25 AM PDT · by cold start · 9 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 27 August 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    INS Rajput firing a BrahMos missile. Wikimedia Commons/Indian Navy While many of us remain mesmerized by the unfolding shambles in the Middle East, the world’s two most populous countries have gotten into a tiff over missiles. And I’m not referring to the ballistic kind for once. “India deploying supersonic missiles on the border has exceeded its own needs for self-defense and poses a serious threat to China’s Tibet and Yunnan provinces,” complained the People’s Liberation Army Daily. “The deployment of BrahMos missile is bound to increase the competition and antagonism in the China–India relations and will have a negative impact...
  • We are Jesus Rose Garden[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/26/2016 7:13:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are my Rose garden that I nurture in my love and water with my spirit and it is now time for you to become my messenger of love to all my children for I have hand picked you to go with my message of love and obedience to my Word and Spirit and I have signed you as a gift to them from The Father of Lights for you shimmer with My Testimony "Bought by The Blood of The Lamb of God". Now share the testimonies of me in your life for it is time to take the garden...
  • Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam

    08/25/2016 10:31:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 24, 2016
    Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam August 24, 2016 11:12 AM TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – A Boynton Beach tech support company which reportedly scammed its customers out of $25 million has been temporarily shut down again by court order, according to Florida’s Attorney General’s Office. The company Client Care Experts, formerly known as First Choice Tech Support, LLC, is owned by CEO Michael Seward and his partner Kevin McCormick. The state’s Attorney General’s Office said the operation was run out of a boiler room in Boynton Beach and employed more than 200 telemarketers at the location. The court...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Scorpene submarines: Huge setback for India as 22,000 pages of secret data leaked

    08/23/2016 10:20:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 24, 2016
    Indian Navy seems to have suffered a huge setback after more than 22,000 pages of secret data related to the six Scorpene-class submarines being made by the French company DCNS in India was leaked, “The Australian” newspaper reported. The leaked data gives away the entire secret combat and performance capabilities of these submarines, and will completely negate their operational usefulness if China and Pakistan get access to the same. India is currently building six Scorpene-class submarines, named Project 75, in partnership with the French company DCNS under a $3.5-billion deal signed in 2005. These submarines are being built at Mazagon...
  • There’s one group of minority immigrants in the US that is surprisingly pro-Trump

    08/22/2016 11:45:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Quartz | August 21, 2016 | Renuka Rayasam
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://qz.com/761507/theres-one-group-of-minority-immigrants-in-the-us-that-is-surprisingly-pro-trump/
  • India: Three die as kite string slits their throats

    08/17/2016 7:43:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/17/2016
    Three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slit by glass-coated strings used for flying kites on India's Independence Day. ... Glass-coated strings are used to bring down competitors' kites, but they also end up injuring and killing people. Many Indians fly kites to celebrate festivals and important occasions like the Independence Day, which is celebrated on 15 August. But every year, there are reports of people dying or getting wounded from the kite strings - locally known as manja - treated with powdered glass or metal to sharpen them. ... The Delhi government has now banned...
  • India’s foreign minister is cast as Supermom of State

    08/17/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Washington Post ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    NEW DELHI — So far this month, India’s foreign minister has saved thousands of stranded Indian workers in Saudi Arabia — and helped a woman replace her lost passport so she could go on her honeymoon. Since she took on the job two years ago, Sushma Swaraj, 64, has carved out an unlikely role for herself as a crusading Supermom of State, solving the problems of distressed Indians around the world who send her their concerns via Twitter. Working late into the night at home, Swaraj tweets back, calling them “my child” and assuring them that help is on the...
  • My Joshuas

    04/07/2011 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My Joshua's are those I entrust Wholeheartedly with My kingdom for truly they are postured both in heart and in spirit for they know and love Me as Samuel did when he met Me as a child and so they walk in My Shalom and feed on My meat which is The Father's will eternally sustaining My children divinely For they are one with Me . Joshua 24:15 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods...
  • Rio Olympics 2016: Who Can Win India a Medal Now?

    08/15/2016 10:25:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Indian Express ^ | August 16, 2016
    With only six days remaining in the Rio Olympic Games, India's chances of winning a medal look bleak.For the last 10 days, India has waited for its first medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics but its athletes have failed to finish on the podium. Many have come agonisingly close to winning one and many have had shock exits from early stages. With each passing day, the news is become more depressing. India now has only six day left to win that elusive medal from these Games, otherwise, for the first time since 1992, it will return medal-less. The high of...
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • Kerala Priest’s Selfless Act of Organ Donation Inspires 15 Priests to Follow Suit

    08/11/2016 4:56:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The News Minute ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016
    It is also interesting to note that most of the organ recipients are not Christians though the donors are priestsWith Fr Davis Chiramel founding the Kidney Federation of India, Kerala has witnessed a good number of priests and nuns donating organs. Fr Chiramel was the first priest in the world to donate an organ. He donated his kidney to Thekkemadathil Gopinathan, a poor electrician, in 2009. T Ramavarman for The Times of India reports that 15 priests, including a bishop and a nun, have donated their kidneys in the state till date. The report also says that Kerala is now...
  • EVER BE FREE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-3-16 | Bible
    You "ARE" forgiven forever whether others forgive you or hold onto their guile "I" have forever set you free for I AM GOD and not man . So now walk in my forgiveness and take hold of this freedom and just fly for the Heavenlies "ARE REAL" and Zion is yours "Today" for you "ARE" seated with Me in Heavenly places even NOW ! Galatians 5:1 Walk by the Spirit 5 It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which...
  • Hillary’s remarks on outsourcing targeted by pro-Trump advertizing

    08/03/2016 6:23:18 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 7 replies
    Tribune of India ^ | July 28 2016 | Tribune of India
    Remarks made by Hillary Clinton in India in 2005 favouring outsourcing, are being targeted in a political advertisement released by a pro-Donald Trump super-PAC, carrying the message, “She’s earned India’s trust.” The advertisement by the political action committee ‘Rebuilding America Now’ features Clinton, then a Senator, at a conclave hosted by an Indian media house in New Delhi in 2005. The ad plays her remarks on outsourcing in which she says: “I don’t think you can effectively restrict outsourcing, there is no way to legislate against reality so I think that the outsourcing will continue; but I don’t think there...
  • Former Maoist rebel Prachanda elected as Nepal Prime Minister

    08/03/2016 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    First post ^ | 3 August 2016 | Reuters
    Nepal's parliament elected former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, as prime minister on Wednesday after predecessor KP Oli resigned rather than face defeat in a vote of no confidence. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said. He becomes the 24th prime minister in 26 years since the Himalayan nation adopted multi-party democracy in 1990 and the eighth since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished eight years ago. ...Political change...
  • Smoke billows from jetliner after crash-landing

    08/03/2016 4:54:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Aug 3, 2016
    DUBAI -- An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board, including 6 Americans, crash landed at Dubai's main airport on Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. Authorities said all passengers were evacuated safely. Dubai-based Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • 'Food crisis' hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia

    07/31/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/31/2016
    Sushma Swaraj said "large numbers" of Indians had lost their jobs in the kingdom, leaving them with not enough money to buy food. The Indian community in Jeddah, with the government's help, has distributed food to those in need at the weekend. Growth has slowed in Saudi Arabia as the country suffers the effect of lower oil prices. Ms Swaraj appealed on Twitter for the three-million-strong Indian community in the country to "help your fellow brothers and sisters". "I assure you that no Indian worker rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia will go without food," she wrote. A government minister is...
  • Shopkeeper allegedly chops off poor couple's heads for not repaying 29-cent debt

    07/29/2016 3:14:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 29, 2016 | Biswajeet Banerjee, AP
    LUCKNOW, India -- Police arrested a shopkeeper for axing to death a couple from a lower caste for not promptly paying a meagre debt of 15 rupees (29 cents) for groceries, an official said Friday. District Magistrate Pramod Chandra Gupta said the upper caste shopkeeper killed the couple in a rage Thursday, severing both their heads, when they asked for more time to pay for the groceries they bought from his shop in Mainpuri, a town in Uttar Pradesh state. The Dalit couple were construction workers and left behind five children, Gupta said. "The shopkeeper panicked after killing the couple...
  • Why India Should Consider Lockheed Martin's F-16 Offer

    07/28/2016 10:36:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 27, 2016 | C. Christine Fair
    In 2007, India began an official tender process for 126 multi-role, medium-range combat aircraft (MMRCA) with Paris-based Dassault at a cost of about $11 billion. It was the world’s largest fighter jet deal at the time. Since then the deal has unraveled. Negotiations stalled over price and quality and, ultimately, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opted to purchase only 36 “ready to fly” aircraft from Dassault. Even this more modest version of deal has yet to fully fructify. Since the original bid, the Modi government has added a “made in India” component as part of all future acquisitions. Amidst the French...
  • India inks $1-bn deal with Boeing to buy 4 more P-8I aircraft for Navy

    07/27/2016 7:19:37 PM PDT · by cold start · 7 replies
    NEW DELHI: Adding more teeth to the Navy’s surveillance capabilities, India on Wednesday signed a deal worth over $1 billion with American defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four additional Poseidon-8I long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The US has emerged as the biggest supplier of military hardware to India and with Wednesday's agreement, the total value of defence deals signed with the US in the last decade comes to around $15 billion. According to defence sources, the contract is a follow-on order to the eight P-81 planes worth $2.1 billion bought by India in a direct deal...
  • Indian-Americans for Trump: Desi Republicans are steadily lining up to back their party's candidate

    07/27/2016 6:28:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Scroll ^ | July 2, 2016 | Seema Sirohi
    His tough talk on immigration, terrorism and perception of being a doer are big draws. Indian-American supporters of the Republican Party in the US are slowly but surely falling behind Donald Trump, the party's controversial nominee, who has promised a safer, better and stronger America. Broadly, their reasons include Trump’s unforgiving stance on terrorism, his promise to stop illegal immigration, his business ties with India and his tough position on China and Pakistan. At the bottom of it all, there is fear that America is no longer what it used to be, or what they want it to be –...
  • Muslim Man Attacks Girl To Rape Her; She Gets The Knife And Castrates Him

    07/27/2016 6:58:00 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 69 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    [Title too long: Muslim Man Attacks Indian Teen Girl And Tries To Rape Her At Knifepoint, She Wrestles The Knife Away And Castrates Him] Islam is a cowardly religion without honor that advances itself by exploiting the weak, be they individuals or entire peoples. Muslims only attack when they think their target is unable to protect itself. They don’t expect non-Muslims to fight back, and when they do, they often are completely taken by surprise and lose, like how this 17-year-old Indian girl wrestled the knife away from a Muslim man trying to rape her and used it to castrate...
  • India’s biggest action-movie star isn’t just an actor. ‘He is god.’

    07/25/2016 4:12:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    CHENNAI, India — The cinema gates opened before dawn here, home of the Tamil movie star ­Rajinikanth and ground zero of the nationwide frenzy surrounding the release Friday of his latest action epic. Hundreds of fans shoved their way in as firecrackers burst and car stereos blared one of the movie’s hit songs, “This Is Fire, Dude!” Then came the bad news: All the tickets were sold out. For the next two weeks. The fans, chased out by police, were heartbroken. “If I don’t get to watch my favorite star’s new movie on the ‘first day, first show,’ there will...
  • The six decade journey of INS Viraat ends this week (Falklands veteran)

    07/21/2016 10:27:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    PTI ^ | July 22, 2016
    After nearly six decades in service, India’s majestic aircraft carrier INS Viraat will set sail for the last time from Mumbai to Kochi this week, powered by its own boilers before it is decommissioned. Once the ship berths itself with the Southern Naval Command on July 27 after sailing out from Mumbai on July 23, all valuable equipment on board like engines, radars, guns will be dismantled to prepare it for the decommissioning. The ship will then be towed back to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned. However, it is still not clear what will happen to the ship, which...
  • 100 Indian Tanks Now Near China Border In Eastern Ladakh, More To Come

    07/21/2016 6:49:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | July 19, 2016 | Sudhi Ranjan Sen
    LADAKH: Tipu Sultan, Maharana Pratap and Aurangzeb are surveying the vast open valleys hugging the mountain ranges of eastern Ladakh, ready to counter any threat from China, which lies just across the border. If you are wondering how the three rulers, separated by hundreds of years, have come together, these are the names of three tanks of a regiment the Indian Army has positioned about six to eight months ago in eastern Ladakh. India did briefly use tanks here in the 1962 India-China war (five were air dropped) but they were withdrawn after the humiliating defeat. Now, the tanks of...
  • In 1971, the U.S. Navy Almost Fought the Soviets Over Bangladesh

    07/19/2016 6:49:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 19, 2016 | SEBASTIEN ROBLIN
    In 2016, the United States backed India’s application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group — but didn’t support Pakistan’s. This marked an extraordinary turning point in the United States’ relationship with these historical adversaries. In 1971, the United States sent part of its Seventh Fleet to threaten war with India on Pakistan’s behalf. The reasoning behind the deployment is stranger still — it was supposedly to befriend China. The convoluted Cold War schemes of Pres. Richard Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger help to explain why the United States threatened war with the second most populous country on Earth while also seeking to...
  • Has anyone heard of Mukti Petroleum Inc.? Who owns it?

    07/17/2016 10:40:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 45 replies
    Local gas station sign | July 17, 2016 | Me, Myself, & I
    A local Citgo gas station recently changed into a "Mukti" gas station. I tried to do some research on Google to find out who Mukti is, but could not find out who really is behind that company. I suspect it is some Muzzie enterprise, and therefore I wouldn't touch it with a 10 ft. pole. Does any FReeper know anything about this company? Apparently it's quite local for the time being, hasn't gone national or even regional.
  • Islam's War Against Buddhism

    07/15/2016 2:42:53 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Frontpage magazine ^ | April 04, 2007 | Dhammajarat
    “Allahu Akbar”! The tinny P.A. system tore asunder the pre-dawn peace and quiet. I was jolted in my mind, almost like experiencing a car wreck, suddenly and without any warning. This totally incongruous sound intruded upon and encompassed everything, causing even the birds to rustle in the darkness. It was just after 4 a.m. I was seated underneath the holy Maha Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, in the state of Bihar in India. It was a few days past the full moon of May 2004, a few days past Veesak. This was my second visit to this unparalleled location, the...
  • New, Massive Earthquake Threat Could Lurk Under South Asia

    07/14/2016 1:06:38 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7/11/2016 | Michael Greshko
    A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. The years-long analysis is the first to incorporate GPS data from Bangladeshi tracking stations. It is...
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • India seeks four strategic bombers from Russia

    07/14/2016 6:36:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    ROSSIYSKAYA GAZETA ^ | July 14, 2016 | DMITRY GRIGORIEV
    India’s Ministry of Defence has sought to buy four strategic Tu-22M3 bombers and other latest high-tech weaponry from Russia, Interfax reported. This was expressed in the official stand of the ‘Make in India’ Programme at the INNOPROM International Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg. Interfax reported that, in addition to the bombers, the Indian Air Force is also seeking to purchase 80 Mi-17 helicopters and six Il-76 airplanes, in which the Israeli radar system, the ‘Falcon,’ can be installed. The Indian Defence Ministry is also keen to acquire modern missile systems, and would like to buy twelve S-400 ‘Triumf’ anti-aircraft missile systems....
  • India Complains About Mig-29K/KUB Performance

    MOSCOW --- India reports several troubles with the performance and maintenance of its MiG-29K/KUB (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) naval multirole fighters, as well as with Vikramaditya (former "Admiral Gorshkov"/Kiev-class) aircraft carrier. The fighters built by Russia’s RSK-MiG corporation (a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation, Russian acronym: OAK) come short of Indian Navy`s (IN) requirements, a source in India`s Defense Ministry said. "Russian MiG-29K/KUB multirole fighter jets could have been delivered to India in a substandard configuration. Several aircraft have been modified and brought up to the required operational level literally at the runways of IN`s airbases. We have several...