Time for Mehbooba to hand over Kashmir to President: Defence expert; Coming down heavily on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her statement that ‘not every youth in Kashmir is a stone pelter’ and for blaming the media for making the situation worse in the state, defence expert on Tuesday demanded her to recommend a President rule in the Valley as the situation is getting out of control.
Start privatisation with Air India; As the government firms up its list of state-owned enterprises that it plans to privatise, the number one candidate must be Air India. The government should privatise the airline, into which it has poured more.
Gwadar Port to have negative implications for US, Gulf too : ex-Pak envoy; Pakistans strategic Gwadar Port, being developed by China under a USD 46 billion economic corridor initiative, will have implications not only for India but also for the US, Iran and Gulf region, a former Pakistani envoy to the US has said.
Advancing Mutual Partnership : India to source Defence Technology from Japan; India is looking to strengthen its military cooperation with Japan and is interested in sourcing defence technologies for domestic manufacture of arms and equipment, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said.
Iran threatens to raze Saudi Arabia except for Makkah and Madina in response to Prince’s remarks; Iran has said it will leave nothing standing in the Kingdom except for Muslim holy cities of Makkah and Madina if the Saudis do anything “ignorant”.
Pakistan exporting Terror claim three neighbours : India, Afghanistan and Iran; With Iran’s top military official warning Pakistan of reprisals for sheltering Sunni militias attacking targets in Iran, three of Islamabad’s neighbours have accused it of cross-border terrorism.
Modi’s India may follow China to tackle terrorism in J&K; MANY expected that the BJP-led Central government would show the guts to tame the situation in Kashmir and, if necessary, amend the constitution to make J&K like any other Indian state.
CoBRA to ‘bite’ Naxals; 2,000 commandos to enter Sukma soon; The CRPF will soon deploy a fresh squad of about 2,000 commandos from its special guerrilla warfare CoBRA battalions in and around the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh to defang the Maoists and their arsenal.
India, Russia to Upgrade Joint Military Exercise; Russia and India are upgrading their military ties. According to the Indian Ministry of Defense (MOD), this year’s iteration of the Indo-Russian Indra bilateral military exercise will involve personnel from all three service branches from both countries.