This move is part of the proactive stance adopted by the Army against Pakistani posts on the LoC since September 2016, when it conducted surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The Defence Acquisition Council cleared a proposal to procure 7.4 lakh assault rifles for the three services. It also approved procurement of 5,719 Sniper Rifles for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force at an estimated cost of Rs 982 crore
The three-day FATF meeting, which starts on Sunday, will consider technical compliance to the requirements of the FATF recommendations agreed upon by Pakistan.
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The MoD in a statement said that “the deal secured by the (present) Government is better in terms of capability, price, equipment, delivery, maintenance, training, etc.” than the one negotiated by the UPA government for 126 Rafale fighter aircraft.
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The enquiry under the in-house procedure against Justices Indrajit Mahanty and S K Sahoo of Orissa High Court was ordered by the then CJI T S Thakur after receiving a complaint from RTI activist Jayanta Kumar Das in September 2016.
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Besides the elevation of one of the members of the original inquiry committee, the in-house panel was forced to halt its proceedings in June 2017 after the name of a senior Supreme Court Justice cropped up in the course of the probe.
Two children, identified as Gulnaz Begum, 15, of Islamabad and Yasir Arif, 6, of Shahpur, sustained splinter injuries in the Pakistani firing. An Army jawan too was injured in shelling at Shahpur
Welcoming the defence budget, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said it was a “very reasoned and realistic accommodation of our expectations”.
Justice Shukla case relates to GCRG medical institute, CBI may renew application for sanction to file FIR against him.
The Allahabad High Court judge had come under the spotlight after he made hand-written corrections on September 4, 2017, to his own bench’s order of September 1, so as to allow a medical college in Uttar Pradesh to admit students for the 2017-18 session.
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Historically, Infiltration during the snow-bound winter months has been low and even the International Border (IB) in Jammu have witnessed increased ceasefire violations over the last few days.
It has been assessed that the Chinese had reached seven steps on their 10-step escalatory ladder in Doklam; it is important that India addresses Doklam’s diplomatic fallouts expeditiously.
Eastern Command commander discusses standoff, Myanmar and more with Sushant Singh.
Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat was quoted saying that talks with India on the Spike missile deal were moving in a positive direction, and more details would be disclosed later.
Government sources in New Delhi told The Indian Express that no such offer has been made by Pakistan so far, and if such a proposal is mooted by the Pakistan army, “a decision will be taken at an appropriate level”.
The government has decided to not print the last page of the passport, which contains information like the name of the passport holder’s father, mother or spouse, address, Emigration Check Required (ECR) and any old passport number with the date and place of issue.
Responding to US Ambassador Ken Juster’s proposal for “reciprocal military liaison officers at each other’s combatant commands” by the US and Indian armies, General Rawat said that the proposal is still being debated and considered.
While India-Pakistan shooting matches continue along the clearly-demarcated Line of Control, the last shot was fired 50 years ago on the far less well-defined Line of Actual Control with China.
According to official data accessed by The Indian Express, there were 415 transgressions by Chinese soldiers into the Indian side of the LAC in 2017 — as against 271 transgressions in 2016.
“There has been a very major reduction (of troops) from the Chinese side,” General Bipin Rawat told the media on the sidelines of an Army-industry seminar on indigenisation.
This battalion will be raised in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, next month as a Composite Ecological Task Force (CETF) battalion of TA for National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).
The Chinese track construction was first observed by residents of the area, who informed the ITBP. The ITBP and Army sent a joint patrol on December 28, which asked the Chinese workers to return to their territory.
The Pak army has refused to offer DGMO-level talks to bring the temperature down, probably fearing that it would be perceived as a sign of weakness.
Sources told The Sunday Express that the December 26 meeting between Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Lt General Nasir Khan Janjua (retd) took place at a ‘neutral venue’ in the Thai capital.
Army killed significantly more militants trying to cross over, but also lost a large number of soldiers. In 2018, it has to be ‘prepared for everything’.
The LoC has been highly active this year, with 820 ceasefire violations so far, compared to 228 in 2016 and 152 in 2015. The Army has lost 14 soldiers in ceasefire violations on the LoC this year.
Day after killing of four Armymen, Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Poonch.
The 83 Tejas aircraft will be of Mark-1 configuration, an improved version of the single-engine fighter being inducted into the Indian Air Force.
The panel also pointed out that from “2012-13 onwards, the ‘Capital’ component of the budgetary allocation has witnessed a persistent decrease in comparison to ‘Revenue’ component of the Budget”
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