The US had granted India the status of a ‘Major Defence Partner’ in 2016 but no tangible benefits on military technology front have come to New Delhi so far.
BJP sources indicated that the party’s senior leadership at the Centre and in J&K did not see “encouraging signs” on the ground to extend the ceasefire, especially with security forces preparing to sanitise the routes for the Amarnath Yatra.
Faure is scheduled to come to India around June 25 on a State visit to India. According to the Seychelles News Agency, the President also said that the military base issue would not be up for discussion in the meeting he holds with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his trip.
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The major objection to the opening of roads is related to the security of military installations and families of Army personnel staying inside the cantonments.
Since 2014, the Pakistan Army has conducted a sustained campaign against militant hideouts in North Waziristan and the larger FATA region on the country’s western border with Afghanistan, setting off a massive humanitarian crisis. Now, as Pakistan rebuilds the region, The Indian Express travels to North Waziristan, where Pakistan displays its shiny, new infrastructure. But where are the people?
Refusing to give any indication about its extension post-Ramzan, Sitharaman said, “We honour the ceasefire. We have been given room to hit back when there is unprovoked attack."
Procurement process has been a focus, reforms include Defence Planning Committee. The defence budget as a percentage of GDP fell to 1.47, lower than the levels seen in 1962.
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This reiteration of ceasefire on the LoC follows Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s “ceasefire” announcement on May 16 that security forces will terminate all offensive operations in Kashmir during the month of Ramzan.
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.
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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.
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