The Army asked for certain roads in four cantonments — Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar, Satwari road at Jammu, Cannanore Cantonment and Delhi Cantonment - to be exempt from the order due to security reasons.
“Whether it should be a grand reconciliation or small steps, we have to take the first steps. That will take us forward,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR and spokesperson for Pakistan military told a group of visiting South Asian journalists in Islamabad recently.
Dulat, however, argues about "his colleague and good friend" and "Modi's henchman" Doval that "As far as his capabilities go, he's one of our outstanding operational guys. He's a field man."
Pakistan has more than 35 million Pashtuns, the second-largest group among the country’s population of nearly 210 million.
Known as “terror central”, Miranshah was, until a few years ago, a safe haven for some of the most dreaded terror groups in the region: the Haqqani Network, East Turkestan Islamic Movement and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Speaking to The Indian Express on the sidelines of an interaction with participants of South Asia Media Conference, Major Gen Ghafoor said that there were more than 200 political parties in Pak and about 160 of them hadn’t won a single seat in Parliament.
Major General Ghafoor spoke to the Indian Express in Islamabad on the sidelines of an interaction with media representatives from South Asian countries.
Civil-military relations are delicately poised. Keep them away from electoral battles
Sources in the Ministry of Defence told The Indian Express that air bases in Car Nicobar and Campbell Bay have been identified as possible bases to station the IAF fighters.
The General disagreed with Defence Minister Krishna Menon and Nehru over matters of policy, strategy.
Not just this, after the surgical strikes, the present Army chief... a senior Congress leader went to the extent of calling him a gunda,” Modi said.
All the members of the Collegium — CJI Misra and Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph — are expected to attend the meeting.
No formal agenda for the Collegium meeting has been circulated so far but it is widely expected to be about the reconsideration of Justice Joseph’s name for elevation to the Supreme Court.
The government Thursday returned for reconsideration the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph to the Supreme Court even as it notified the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a judge of the apex court.
Regarding the government’s argument that there is no representation from SC/ST communities in the Supreme Court, there would be four remaining vacancies in the apex court even after Justice Joseph’s elevation.
Naga accord: The final draft of the Naga accord, which hopes to finally bring India’s oldest insurgency to a close, is now looking to jump the final hurdle: an agreement over the Naga demand for a separate flag for the state.
In a brief two-sentence letter delivered to CJI Misra Sunday, Justices Gogoi and Lokur, who are members of the Collegium, demanded that he call a “full court” on the judicial side to discuss “institutional issues” and the “future” of the court.
So far, India has only gifted used Mi25 helicopters to Afghanistan, although it has provided indigenous smaller equipment such as patrol boats to some countries in the neighbourhood.
Suffering from a shortage of funds due to limited allocation in the defence budget, the Army has identified certain types of expensive ammunition which it will not be procuring even though their stocks would not be sufficient for even 10 days of war.
Recent events in the Supreme Court are about the judiciary asserting itself against the executive’s overreach.