A Defence Minister With Military Background — A Risk India Needs To Take

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by Lt Gen Prakash Menon (Retd) In December 2019, a long-pending and critical evolutionary process of structural reforms in defence was unleashed by the Narendra Modi government. It was a commendable PMO-driven initiative. It encompassed the creation of the post … Read More

Eastern Ladakh: Chinese Formations Undertaking Rotation

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by Nitin A Gokhale Indian military and intelligence sources have revealed, that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has rotated two large field formations it had deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh in 2020-21 by inducting … Read More

India And UK Aim To Double Trade By 2030

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday to agree on a deeper relationship between the UK and India across trade, health, climate, and defence, the British High Commission … Read More

Taliban Has Reached Out To India 24 Times

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Exclusive Interview/ Mohammed Umer Daudzai, Afghanistan’s special envoy to Pakistan Mohammed Umer Daudzai has been entrusted with the task of attempting political reconciliation with its eastern neighbour. In the past, he has served as President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy for … Read More

National Supercomputing Mission To Enter Final Phase In September

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High Power Computing systems being deployed at 9 institutions Launched in 2015, the ambitious Rs 4,500-crore project is led jointly by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Department of Science and Technology. The second phase of the National … Read More

J&K’s Unstoppable March To Progress

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The democratic machinery in J&K has been strengthened by holding elections to block development councils and ongoing district development council election by Farooq Wani The state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is at the heart of India’s nation-building vision of … Read More

S Jaishankar Set For G7 Ministers’ Meeting In UK

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External affairs minister S Jaishankar will on Monday begin a four-day visit to the United Kingdom to participate in the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting and to hold bilateral meetings with British interlocutors. The UK is hosting the first in-person G7 … Read More

Chinese Internet Watchdog Says 33 Mobile Apps Broke Data Privacy Rules

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The CAC said the programs collected data without consent, more information was collected than needed for operational purposes and that data was not deleted or revised in accordance with regulations China’s main internet watchdog has found that 33 mobile phone … Read More

Joe Biden Recalls Raid On Osama Bin Laden In Pakistan In 2011; Vows To Prevent Another Terror Attack On America

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Then President Obama, VP Biden, Hillary Clinton and Antony Blinken during the operation In a statement on Sunday, Biden, then Vice President, recalled that he joined President Barack Obama and members of the national security team, crowded into the Situation … Read More

How Criticism of The State Is Crushed In Pakistan

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Last week the veteran journalist Nusrat Javeed went through multiple drafts of his press diary for the emergency session of the National Assembly. Javeed has been in the media since 1975 and has been a witness to Pakistan’s political adventures … Read More

‘We Stand By Friends’: UK PM Boris Johnson Thanks Gas Company For O2 Supply To India Amid Covid Crisis

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UK PM expressed gratitude towards the “help and generosity” of a UK-based industrial gas company that made the delivery of oxygen cylinders to India possible UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on May 3 expressed gratitude towards the “help and generosity” … Read More

China Acting More ‘Repressively, Aggressively’ Says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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An increasingly powerful China is challenging the world order, acting “more repressively” and “more aggressively” as it flexes its influence, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired Sunday. “What we’ve witnessed over the last several … Read More

Myanmar Rebel Group, Kachin Independence Army, Says It Shot Down Military Helicopter

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A Myanmar military helicopter hovering near the Indo-Myanmar border area The Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of Myanmar’s most powerful rebel groups, said on Monday it had shot down a helicopter after returning fire following air strikes by the military, … Read More

Donald Trump’s Secret Rules For Drone Strikes Outside War Zones Are Disclosed

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The Biden administration has disclosed a set of rules secretly issued by President Donald Trump in 2017 for counterterrorism “direct action” operations — like drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional war zones — which the White House has suspended … Read More

Australia To Review Lease of Port To Chinese Firm: Reports

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Australia is reviewing the 99-year lease of a commercial and military port in the country’s north to a Chinese firm, a government source said on Monday, a move that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and Canberra. Australia overhauled its … Read More

Operation CO-JEET Launched By Armed Forces To Fight COVID-19 In India: Lt Gen Kanitkar

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Lieutenant General Dr Madhuri Kanitkar Treating the current coronavirus wave like a war, the armed forces have launched operation “CO-JEET” to aid anti-COVID-19 efforts, like strengthening medical infrastructure and oxygen supply chains, as well as take measures to ensure mental … Read More

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