China, which is developing two more aircraft carriers, is building up a naval-aviation division to safeguard the country’s maritime interests amid escalating tensions over the disputed South China Sea.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 6th Aug. said that the unanimous support he received in Parliament for his speech and the stand he took in Pakistan during the recent SAARC nations’ home ministers’ conference was “a historic moment”.
The father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani is emerging a leader of the protest movement in the Valley, overshadowing established separatist voices like Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the Mirwaiz
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on 6th Aug said there was still a sense of sympathy for anti-nationals in India and also claimed that he was complimented by everyone for his recent comments, targeting actor Aamir Khan.
In the backdrop of unrest in Kashmir, former Army chief Gen (retd) J J Singh today said there “cannot be nuances” in dealing with terrorists and “iron fist” policy should be used for them.
In one more step towards gaining ability to fire BrahMos missile from an aircraft, there are plans to hold a drop test from Su-30 this month.
It’s the Indian Air Force (IAF) that seems to be keeping the gender-equality flag flying in the armed forced. Since 2013, the number of women commissioned into the Army and navy have been falling, while more have been signing up for the IAF.
India is on the verge of closing a deal with a South Korean shipyard to build 12 minesweeping ships locally, a project that is likely to cost more than Rs 32,000 crore.
In yet another bid to highlight the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to provide medical help to those injured in violence there and called on the international community to ask India to provide access for treatment of victims.
The Indian and US militaries are partnering in the training of African officers to lead and train troops deployed on UN, and potentially African Union-sponsored, “peacekeeping” missions.