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  • China, Pakistan, Russia to put an end to India’s Afghan policy

    01/15/2017 4:45:14 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Web Desk
    China, Pakistan, and Russia highlighted their concern for the growing influence of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan during a meeting last month hosted by Russia for the representatives from the three countries. The three countries agreed upon “a flexible approach to remove certain [Taliban] figures from [United Nations] sanctions lists as part of efforts to foster a peaceful dialogue between Kabul and the Taliban movement.” The three states underscored their concern “about the rising activity in the country [Afghanistan] of extremist groups, including the Afghan branch of IS [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria]” and underlined that Taliban...
  • He is headed to the UN ![Charismatic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 8:11:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    A voice in the distance a wave in the air, But bearing no fruit except despair, A leader once of a country beloved, But now he attacks the messenger from above, The Dove of freedom he claims to hold, But truly in his hand is a hammer not gold, Denying The " T " ruth of "I AM "(JESUS), Causing grief to sacred land ! Soon he shall be revealed as that angel of old, That fell to the earth being vane and bold, His heart is black as his soul, But soon every one shall know, The Abomination about...
  • Washington is behind India's cash ban. Is this the first step to a global ban on cash?

    01/13/2017 7:04:16 AM PST · by Weeble · 26 replies
    In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the strategic partnership with India a priority of his foreign policy. In the context of this partnership, the US government’s development agency USAID has negotiated cooperation agreements with the Indian ministry of finance to push back the use of cash in favor of digital payments in India...
  • Five Reasons Why India Should Not Fear An Unpredictable Trump Presidency

    01/12/2017 1:40:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Swarajya Magazine ^ | January 12, 2017 | R. Jagannathan
    How concerned should India be about an unpredictable Donald Trump presidency, now just about a week away from inauguration? Trump’s presser yesterday (11 January) did not inspire much confidence, focused as it was on attacking the media, bringing jobs back to America, diatribes against the pharma industry, and defending himself against intelligence leaks which suggested that Russia had compromising information on him. (Read the full transcript of what Trump said here) But that’s the man. He has a tendency to talk from the gut, and that is what got him elected. But once he is President, he won’t be able...
  • Moscow and New DC - Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before... [trunc.]

    01/11/2017 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | C. Raja Mohan
    Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before, significantly altering global power equations. The invocation of the "foreign hand" to explain unexpected political developments is quite common in the [Indian] subcontinent. But the last place in the world to have a debate on the "foreign hand" is the United States. Usually, it is Washington that is accused of meddling in the internal affairs of other nations -- from promoting military coups to propping up friendly regimes and engineering regime changes. But right now, it is America that is debating the nature and extent of the Russian President Vladimir Putin's...
  • Women Push Back After Mass Groping At Bangalore New Year's Event

    01/06/2017 9:37:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | Chhavi Sachdev
    Photos and videos captured that night show young women trying to push through crowds of up to 300 men pressing in on them. Some of the women were crying, some yelling, others were being defended by their friends. Many of the women said they used their shoes to beat off gropers. A short distance away, an emcee walked out of his event and stumbled upon 25 men threatening a group of women. According to some women on the scene, not only was the harassment frightening, the apathy of cops who looked away and didn't intervene was worse. In the days...
  • How the University of California exploited a visa loophole to move tech jobs to India

    01/07/2017 7:35:58 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-6-2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    Using a visa loophole to fire well-paid U.S. information technology workers and replace them with low-paid immigrants from India is despicable enough when it’s done by profit-making companies such as Southern California Edison and Walt Disney Co. But the latest employer to try this stunt sets a new mark in what might be termed “job laundering.” It’s the University of California. Experts in the abuse of so-called H-1B visas say UC is the first public university to send the jobs of American IT staff offshore. That’s not a distinction UC should wear proudly. UC is training software engineers at the...
  • China's n-powered submarine spotted at Pakistani port

    01/07/2017 4:43:16 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    IANS ^ | January 7, 2017
    A Chinese nuclear-powered submarine was reportedly docked at a port in Pakistan, sources privy to the development said here on Friday. They added that it could be there as Beijing was selling eight submarines to Islamabad, four of which were to be built in the port city of Karachi. The image, dating back to May 2016, was found on Google Earth. It appears to be a nuclear submarine, one of the latest with China, according to experts. The submarine was later seen crossing the Malacca Straits in June 2016. Submarines have to surface while crossing straits as per protocol. Chinese...
  • Indian-Americans to celebrate Trump’s inauguration with a ball

    01/07/2017 1:35:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | January 7, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Eminent Indian-Americans from across America are gearing to celebrate inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US with a presidential ball along with other Asian American community on January 19. The only presidential inaugural ball of its kind, among others, would also felicitate Indian-Americans who have been nominated by Trump to key positions in his administration. Prominent among them being South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has been nominated to the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations, which is a Cabinet level post. “Asian Pacific American Presidential Inaugural Gala 2017” being organised by Trump-Pence Asian...
  • The widow's mite a Pence to you[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/05/2017 9:19:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 1-5-17 | Jedediah,Holy Spirit
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • Trump appoints Indian-American Raj Shah to key White House position

    01/04/2017 9:41:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | January 5, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    US President-elect Donald Trump today appointed young Indian-American Raj Shah, who played a leading role in the Republican party’s anti-Clinton campaign during polls, to a key White House position. Shah, whose parents immigrated to the US from Gujarat, has been appointed as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research Director, as per an announcement made by the Presidential Transition Team. Shah, who is in his early 30s, is currently head of Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee. In this position, he led a team of experts to carry out research against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic...
  • With An Eye On China, India Successfully Tests The Agni-IV Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

    01/03/2017 5:28:44 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    indiatimes ^ | January 02, 2017
    With An Eye On China, India Successfully Tests The Agni-IV Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile TNN January 02, 2017 India successfully test-fired the Agni IV Intermediate Range ballistic missile today. Here's all you need to know about the deadly long-range weapon which promises to give a massive boost to India's military might. Also read: 7 Things You Need To Know About India's Most Formidable Missile, Agni-V 1. On Monday, the Strategic Forces Command flight-tested the Agni-IV missile from a road-mobile launcher on the Abdul Kalam Island off Damra village on the Odisha coast. 2. The Agni IV is an intermediate range...
  • A well-kept open secret: Washington is behind India’s brutal experiment of abolishing most cash

    01/02/2017 7:10:24 PM PST · by oblomov · 62 replies
    Money and More ^ | 01 Jan 2017 | Norbert Häring
    In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. That is surprising, as Washington's role has been disguised only very superficially. weiterlesen US-President Barack Obama has declared the strategic partnership with India a priority of his foreign policy. China needs to be reined in. In the context of this partnership, the US government’s development agency USAID has negotiated cooperation agreements with the...
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • India Preparing to Build 192M-Tall Statue of 16th-Century Warrior King Shivaji in Arabian Sea

    12/24/2016 10:26:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/24
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for a massive memorial of a medieval warrior king that is expected to cost billions of rupees and has sparked criticism from environmental activists and others. The memorial includes a proposed 192-metre-tall statue of Shivaji, a 16th-century ruler from western India. Once complete, the statue will be more than twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. The memorial will be built 3.5 kilometres off Mumbai's southern coast, on land reclaimed from the Arabian Sea.
  • Trump Should Read India’s Playbook for Taunting China

    12/20/2016 10:02:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2016 | JEFF M. SMITH
    Donald Trump’s decision to break protocol and become the first president-elect in decades to speak by phone with a Taiwanese president was either a colossal blunder or a shrewd strategic coup, depending on which Beltway insider you ask. At the least, Trump’s divisive exchange with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has sparked a substantive debate about the nature of U.S.-China-Taiwan relations and the sanctity of Beijing’s version of the “One-China” policy, which codifies China’s inalienable sovereignty over Taiwan and Tibet. Yet, as Washington braces for potential blowback from Beijing, both critics and supporters of the Trump-Tsai exchange have overlooked one key...
  • India Overtakes Britain as the World’s Sixth-Largest Economy

    12/20/2016 9:26:35 PM PST · by libh8er · 48 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12/20/2016 | Robbie Gramer
    Score one for the post-colonial underdog. India’s economy has reportedly overtaken the United Kingdom’s for the first time in over 100 years, now standing as the world’s sixth-largest economy by GDP after the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and France. The milestone is a symbol of India’s rapid economic growth and, conversely, the U.K.’s post-Brexit slump. Economically, it’s been a banner year for India. In February, it surpassed China as the world’s fastest-growing economy. And in October, the International Monetary Fund predicted India would retain that title for the foreseeable future; its GDP is projected to increase by 7.6 percent...
  • US soldiers killed in WWII plane crash located in Arunachal

    12/20/2016 7:58:06 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Press Trust of India
    The United States on Tuesday said it has successfully located remains of the country's servicemen who went missing in Arunachal Pradesh during World War II. A Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) team carried out works on sites in the Himalayas where US aircrafts are believed to have crashed with still unaccounted for servicemen. The team visited several locations in Arunachal Pradesh to determine if the reported sites can be definitively correlated with known crash sites involving missing US servicemen. "The United States is committed to making sure all the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who served our country come home....
  • India arrests 12 for not standing during national anthem

    12/19/2016 10:38:14 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    Caption - Indian movie goers stand up as national anthem is played at a movie hall before the screening of a movie in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. A ruling by India's Supreme Court last month said that the anthem must be played before every film screening in the country and that audiences must stand. The court said the rule was aimed at instilling a sense of patriotism. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) NEW DELHI – Twelve people have been arrested in southern India for not standing while the national anthem was being...
  • Trump thanks Indian-Americans for role in electoral triumph

    12/17/2016 6:27:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Day After ^ | December 17, 2016
    “We have a lot of people here tonight from the Indian community, Hindus. We did great with the Hindus,” Trump said while addressing thousands of his supporters during a “Thank You” rally in Orlando, Florida, the key battle ground state where he emerged victorious. The event in Florida, which has a sizeable Indian-American population, was attended by a large number of community members. This is for the first time that Trump has acknowledged the contribution of Indian-Americans and Hindus in his historic electoral victory. “Where are they? We have a big group. There they are. I want to thank you....
  • The War That Made India a Great Power (and Destroyed Pakistan)

    12/17/2016 11:05:12 AM PST · by BobL · 30 replies
    National Interest Magazine ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 | Michael Peck
    This is what happens when you chop a nation in half. Before December 3, 1971, Pakistan was a country suffering from a split personality disorder. When British India became independent in 1947, the country was divided into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. The problem was that East Pakistan and West Pakistan were almost a thousand miles apart, and wedged in between them was archenemy India. Imagine if the United States only consisted of the East Coast and West Coast, and Russia controlled all of North America in between. Thirteen days later, Pakistan had been amputated. Indian troops had conquered East...
  • 'We did great with the Hindus': Trump thanks Indian-Americans

    12/17/2016 7:41:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, December 17, 2016 | Lalit K. Jha, Press Trust of India
    United States President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the contribution of Indian-Americans in his electoral triumph, saying his victorious campaign did "great with the Hindus". IMAGE: US President-elect Donald Trump attends a stop on his 'USA Thank You Tour 2016' at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images "We have a lot of people here tonight from the Indian community, Hindus. We did great with the Hindus," Trump said while addressing thousands of his supporters during a "Thank You" rally in Orlando, Florida, the key battle ground state where he emerged victorious. The event in Florida,...
  • PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi joins US President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council

    12/14/2016 8:50:47 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 62 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Press Trust of India
    WASHINGTON: Indian-American PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has joined Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum that aims to assist the president-elect in implementing his economic agenda, the presidential transition team said on Wednesday. Chennai-born Nooyi, 61, is the only Indian-origin executive in the 19-member President's Strategic and Policy Forum, which was first announced early this week. Three new members were also announced in addition to the current 16. The other corporate bigwigs to join the forum are Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and SpaceX and Tesla chairman Elon Musk. The forum, composed of some of America's most highly respected and successful business...
  • Time magazine didn't give Trump devil horns. God did [please, I did not write the title]

    12/11/2016 6:11:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 08 December 2016 | Jonathan Jones
    Time magazine denies doing it on purpose, yet the sign is there. The mark – and this one is much more visible than the 666 that I have been told by a maverick Vatican priest is tattooed on Donald Trump’s left buttock. ... The claim that Time gave Trump horns has spread so fast online that the magazine has actually felt the need to deny what surely started as facetious speculation. It insists that it had no such intention and this is simply what happens when you have a big M at the top of the page: “Any resemblance to...
  • SPEAK LIFE ![Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2016 7:18:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-30-16 | Holy Spirit, Bible
    A word for the prophets of doom and gloom, Your day is coming soon, You see my spirit does "NOT" deliver fear, For I AM Salvation the Cross makes this clear! So instead speak life to these bones, For My eternal army is coming home, Continue to spread my love and Word, For there is no death in My Kingdom it is never heard, But a Life of Freedom and Hope ! My perpetual fire is what you stoke, So take up the coals of My testimony, Spread them wide for all to taste and see, I AM The True...
  • Innovation India & Trump Nation (Millions are enthusiastic about his presidency)

    12/06/2016 9:01:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business World ^ | December 7, 2016 | Naseem Javed
    Innovation at best is like a water sprinkler on a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, sprinkling without the plant is just like watering sand. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with some 100 plus major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for the local and national leaderships, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note! Innovative excellence is the...
  • India-Israel science and innovation pact

    12/06/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16
    Science Minister Ofer Akunis signed a new agreement on cooperation in the fields of science and innovation with India while on a visit there. The agreement calls for each of the two countries to budget a million dollars in 2017 for mutual research projects. There will also be joint initiatives...
  • Will Trump administration stop Lockheed from building F-16s in India?

    12/06/2016 3:59:12 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2016 | STEVE KASKOVICH
    Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin offered to shift manufacturing of F-16 fighter jets from Fort Worth to India if it wins a big contract to build hundreds of planes for the country. Now some are wondering whether the Trump administration will allow such a deal to proceed. “What will be the U.S. policy posture now that the new president-elect is in the mix?” one high-level official at an American defense firm in India told The Washington Post, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Is he going to continue the policy of engaging in India on co-production and co-development? All of...
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Narendra Modi Holds Strong Lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Reader’s Poll [WTH?]

    12/01/2016 9:47:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    The Indian prime minister holds 18% of all "yes" votes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a solid lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Reader’s Poll with 18% of all “yes” votes as of Tuesday evening. [SNIP] Each year, TIME selects the person who has, for better or for worse, impacted the news the most in the past year. The magazine’s editors always make the final Person of the Year selection, but this poll is a way for readers to voice their own opinions on who has made the greatest impact on the world in 2016. For 2016, TIME—in...
  • U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag

    12/01/2016 5:18:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 30, 2016 | DANIEL STACEY
    NEW DELHI—When top American naval engineers recently inspected India’s first locally made aircraft carrier they expected to find a near battle-ready ship set to help counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. Instead, they discovered the carrier wouldn’t be operational for up to a decade and other shortcomings: no small missile system to defend itself, a limited ability to launch sorties and no defined strategy for how to use the ship in combat. The findings alarmed U.S. officials ​hoping to enlist India as a bulwark against China, people close to the meeting said. “China’s navy will be the biggest...
  • India and China in a Trexit world

    11/30/2016 12:52:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Live Mint ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rohit Prasad
    India’s foreign policy has been forged in the crucible of its geopolitical challenges. It is surrounded by failing states, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, and hemmed by an emergent superpower, China, with whom it shares a troubled history. One has referred in this column of China’s growing proximity to Pakistan, best exemplified by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Even though the threats posed to India include the passage of the CPEC through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the location of the corridor, and the internal conflicts in Pakistan between hardliners on Kashmir and votaries of economic development, suggest that the danger may be...
  • India Supreme Court orders all movie theaters to play national anthem

    11/30/2016 9:32:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    news4jax ^ | 11/30/2016 | JAMES GRIFFITHS , CNN
    Movie theaters across India must play the national anthem before every film, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The anthem -- "Jana Gana Mana" -- will be accompanied by an image of the Indian flag. "All present in the (cinema) hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem," Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy wrote. The ruling is in response to a petition filed by Narayan Chouksey, a retired engineer in Bhopal, who asked the court to "specify what would be constituting disrespect and abuse of the national anthem." ... While the national anthem is already...
  • (This just in) Sheila Dikshit joins Aakrosh rally

    11/30/2016 6:31:46 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Times of India ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | TNN
    KANPUR: Former Delhi chief minister and Congress' chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming UP elections, Sheila Dikshit, joined the Aakroash rally taken out by the party against problems caused to people due to demonetization, in the city on Monday. The rally was taken out from Ghantaghar and after passing through Naughada and Maniram Bagai, it concluded at Moojganj.
  • Report: India Inks $1.4 Billion deal with Israel

    11/29/2016 6:11:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    United With Israel ^ | 30/11/16 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90) Israeli drone Report: India Inks $1.4 Billion Deal for Acquisition of Israeli Radar Systems and Drones Print Email 4 Comments Nov 27, 2016 Related: Drones Indian Air Force Israel Aerospace Industries Israel-India relations Share Tweet Email Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the 1992 establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and India. By: Barney Breen-Portnoy/The Algemeiner India signed a $1.4 billion contract with Israel Aerospace Industries earlier this month for the acquisition of two airborne early warning and control radar systems and ten unmanned aerial vehicles, Air&Cosmos International reported this week. The deal was said...
  • Second Indian American Picked for Important Role in Donald Trump Administration

    11/29/2016 1:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    India West ^ | November 29, 2016 | Arul Louis, IANS
    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, Nov. 28 for a high-level position in his administration, assigning her "to the dream team that will transform our healthcare system," a major campaign promise. Verma, who has worked closely on healthcare with Vice President-elect Mark Pence in Indiana, is to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, overseeing government health insurance programs....
  • India Took 35 Years to Make Its First Tank (And It Was a Total Disaster)

    11/28/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Interest ^ | November 27, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility, the tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the tank, known as Arjun, was confidently set for 1985. Instead, the Arjun suffered a tortuously long development period spanning two centuries. The final result, introduced into the army twenty-six years later than originally planned, is a mess of a tank that not even the Indian...
  • NIA arrests 3 al-Qaida suspects; police say they were planning to attack PM Narendra Modi

    11/28/2016 9:17:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, November 28, 2016 | PTI
    HIGHLIGHTS o NIA has arrested three suspected Al-Qaeda operatives. o Police said they had allegedly planned to attack 22 top leaders of country including PM Modi. o Explosive materials were also seized from them. MADURAI: In raids in several places in the city, three suspected al-Qaida operatives were on Monday arrested by the National Investigation Agency. Police said the three allegedly planned to attack 22 top leaders of the country including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They were allegedly involved in threatening embassies of various countries in India, they said. Those arrested were identified as M Khareem, Asif Sultan Mohammed and...
  • India Spent 33 Years Developing This Fighter Jet And It’s Still Abysmal

    11/28/2016 7:00:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 27, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The Indian government is proposing to export its Tejas light combat aircraft — developed by Hindustran Aeronautics Limited — to other Asian states. New Delhi hopes that the indigenously developed fighter’s relatively simple design and potentially low maintenance costs will be a selling point for the jet. But India’s prospects for selling the “new” fighter are highly dubious.
  • Huge 700ft high Hindu temple in India will be the world's tallest religious building [tr]

    11/28/2016 6:40:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Work is underway to build the world's tallest religious building in India that will come complete with a theme park. Construction is taking place in Uttar Pradesh to build a 700ft high Hindu temple, which will be called Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.
  • Trump calls for mass deportations. This Indian state is already weeding out undocumented Muslims.

    11/27/2016 8:55:18 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    HATIMURIA, India -- Eight years ago, a dozen families showed up at this quiet farming village, saying floodwaters had washed away their homes. They spoke with a different accent, and the villagers wondered if they might be illegal Muslim immigrants who had crossed the porous border from neighboring Bangladesh. Illegal immigration has been a contentious,issue in this northeastern state of Assam for more than three decades. Yet "we pitied them and gave them refuge," said Lavanya Bisaya, the 56-year-old mother of the village headman. But as the newcomers' numbers swelled to 200 families, tensions began to mount, until finally villagers...
  • India sets up Muslim registry to deport 20 million illegals

    11/27/2016 8:35:02 PM PST · by nwrep · 66 replies
    Daiy Caller ^ | November 27, 2016 | Saagar Enjeti
    Indian officials are registering all illegal Muslim Bangladeshi residents in the state of Assam in an apparent bid to reduce the Muslim population. “The Hindu rate of population growth is declining. But the Muslim rate is rising. Most of the Muslims here are from Bangladesh. If this continues, the Assamese Hindus will become a minority soon — we will lose our language, our culture, our identity,” Assam’s finance minister told The Washington Post. The registration and deportation effort is known as “detect-delete-deport.” Indian officials are now concerned that Bangladeshi Islamic terrorist organizations, like the Islamic State, can infiltrate India by...
  • India’s Stealth Fighter will be Superior to China’s J-20 and Russia’s PAK FA T-5O

    11/26/2016 6:20:28 AM PST · by yinandyang · 9 replies
    China Topix ^ | Nov 20, 201 | Arthur Dominic Villasanta
    India's new fifth generation stealth fighter will be superior in key aspects to Russia's PAK FA T-50 from which it's derived, and will also have the added advantage of being able to fire the newest iteration of the fearsome BrahMos cruise missile, the BrahMos NG. And as the PAK FA is already superior to China's Chengdu J-20 low observable fighter, this means the Indian stealth jet will also be superior to the J-20. Indian media reports said India's as yet unnamed stealth fighter will include a total of 43 improvements over the PAK FA T-50, making it superior in many...
  • Ford to become first US automaker to import cars from India

    11/25/2016 2:49:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    India TV News ^ | November 25, 2016
    Despite the fact that Ford Motors is under fire from President-elect Donald Trump for importing cars from Mexico, the company will soon become the first US automaker to import vehicles from India. According to a report in CNN Money, the company has said that EcoSport compact crossover, introduced for the US market at the Los Angeles auto show, will be shipped to US from India starting 2018. The report says that the EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, has been built at its assembly plant in Chennai for more than 100 markets around the world since 2013. About 15 per cent of...
  • In India's Punjab, Haley relatives cheer appointment as UN envoy

    11/24/2016 9:44:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 24, 2016 | Manoj Kumar
    Nikki Haley may have been born in the United States but her extended family back in India is thrilled that the South Carolina governor has been named by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as ambassador to the United Nations. Haley's parents hail from rural Punjab, in northwestern India. They moved to Amritsar - home to the Golden Temple that is the most holy place of the Sikh religion - before emigrating to North America in the early 1960s. Haley, 44, was born Nimrata Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina - she was called "Nikki" as a child and took the family name...
  • Jaguar fighter gets 20-year lease of life with DARIN-III avionics

    11/23/2016 9:46:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Business Standard ^ | 23 Nov 16 | | Ajai Shukla
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) took a vital step on Wednesday towards boosting its dwindling fleet of combat aircraft. As MiG-21s and MiG-27s retire, forcing the IAF to close down squadrons, a new avionics upgrade for the nuclear-capable Jaguar strike fighter will let it fly for another two decades. This is Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s (HAL’s) new DARIN-III (Darin Three) “navigation-attack" system that allows the Jaguar to do pinpoint bombing. The DARIN-III allows a pilot to feed in the co-ordinates of targets deep inside enemy territory. Once airborne, the computer’s inertial navigation system directs the pilot to the target, telling him...
  • October Article: The Corrupt Clinton Foundation You've Never Heard Of

    11/21/2016 5:28:31 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-02-2016 | Richard Pollock
    Three months after leaving the White House in 2001, former President Bill Clinton arrived in India to cheering throngs to help those who had just lost a million homes in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that killed 20,000 and injured 166,000. In classic Clinton style, he solemnly promised that his new nonprofit — called the American India Foundation (AIF) — would rebuild 100 villages. Rajat Gupta, his millionaire co-chairman, pledged $1 billion for the victims. It never happened. Years later, AIF’s annual reports were reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation and show only seven villages were partially rebuilt...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • Patna-Indore Express train accident: Over 115 killed and more than 200 injured

    11/20/2016 7:34:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | 11/20/2016
    Officials said that prima facie the cause of the accident could be due to track fracture. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told reporters at the spot that it seems the cause of the accident is rail fracture. Member (Engineering) of the Railway Board will find out the cause of the mishap and action will be taken against those responsible, he said. With several passengers feared trapped, rescue personnel employed cold cutters to break open the compartments as gas cutters produced excessive heat and suffocation hampering their efforts. A number of trapped passengers were rescued. Teams of army doctors,...
  • "Brace For Economic Disruption" SocGen Sees "Sharp Rise In Gold" As India Plans Cap On Cash Holdings

    11/20/2016 7:10:20 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenNovember 19, 2016 India's 'de-monetization' scheme has caused chaos across the nation, and while SocGen says the government's plan may have some short-term success in curbing so-called 'black-money', investors should "brace for economic disruption" as Bloomberg reports the Indian government is considering a cap on cash holdings for individuals. As SocGen concludes, "people will now be more inclined to park their black income in gold rather than in currency." The daily images of utter chaos in India that has brought the conutry's economy to a standstill since they unleashed their war on cash... Are perhaps about to get worse,...