PTI | April 24, 2018 5:58 PM
The CRPF has decided to replace about 12,000 of its aged troops with young and freshly inducted recruits to bring agility and renewed strength in its anti-Naxal operations in the LWE-hit areas of Chhattisgarh.
SCO Summit 2018: UNSC ‘increasingly unable’ to respond to security challenges, says EAM Sushma SwarajPTI | April 24, 2018 4:42 PM
The UN Security Council is “increasingly unable” or “sometimes unwilling” to respond to the current security challenges with tragic consequences, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today as she pushed for the reform of the world body’s powerful organ.
AFP | April 24, 2018 4:32 PM
Taiwan will practice thwarting a Chinese “invasion” in annual live fire drills in June, simulating surprise coastal assaults to reflect increased military threats from Beijing, officials said today.
SCO Summit 2018: Arguments of political convenience to provide alibi for terror groups no longer tolerable, says Nirmala SitharamanPTI | April 24, 2018 4:07 PM
Asserting that the world has now realised that there are “no good terrorists”, India today said that arguments of political convenience to provide an alibi for terrorist organisations are no longer tolerable, in an apparent reference to Pakistan which is blamed for providing safe havens to terror groups attacking its neighbours.
PTI | April 24, 2018 3:43 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not sign any agreements or issue a joint statement at the Wuhan summit this week but they will try to build mutual trust and reach important consensus to resolve the outstanding issues, a top Chinese official said today.
Reuters | April 24, 2018 3:28 PM
China failed to get India’s support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers’ meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India’s prime minister.
SCO Summit 2018: Post Doklam standoff, Nirmala Sitharaman says differences shouldn’t lead to disputes in India-China tiesPTI | April 24, 2018 2:55 PM
Differences should not lead to disputes in relations between India and China, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today as she met her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in the backdrop of the strain in ties between the two countries after the Dokalam standoff.
PTI | April 24, 2018 1:58 PM
Two security force personnel and a militant were today killed in an encounter in a forest area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
PTI | April 24, 2018 1:36 PM
The Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping could be as significant as the one between former premier Rajiv Gandhi and then leader of China Deng Xiaoping in 1988, the official Chinese media commented today.
SCO Council of Foreign Ministers: Sushma Swaraj raises issue of protectionism, says in all forms it should be rejectedPTI | April 24, 2018 1:14 PM
India today said protectionism in all its forms should be rejected and reaffirmed its belief in an economic globalisation which is more open, inclusive and equitable, amidst new trade barriers cropping up across the world, especially in the United States.
PTI | April 24, 2018 3:16 PM
The company yesterday reported widening of its net loss to Rs 408.68 crore in January-March quarter of 2017-18 fiscal year from Rs 139.92 crore net loss in the same period of previous financial year.
Associated Press | April 24, 2018 12:08 PM
An Afghan official says a Taliban attack today killed four local policemen and wounded seven in eastern Ghazni province.
PTI | April 24, 2018 11:35 AM
The Army has launched a massive hunt engaging helicopters and deploying over 1000 security personnel to catch two senior NDFB(S) militant leaders in Chirang district and the Manas Reserve Forest, defence sources said.
Stage set for historic summit: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to walk across Demilitarized Zone for meeting with Moon Jae-inAFP | April 24, 2018 11:26 AM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will walk across the Demilitarized Zone on Friday for a historic summit with the South’s President Moon Jae-in, the highest-level encounter yet in a whirlwind of nuclear diplomacy.
SCO Foreign Ministers’ meet in China: MEA Sushma Swaraj says terrorism an enemy of basic human rightsPTI | April 24, 2018 11:08 AM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify States that encourage, support and finance the menace and provide sanctuary to terror groups.
AFP | April 24, 2018 10:58 AM
China’s sole aircraft carrier has led a flotilla of naval vessels in a “live combat drill” in the East China Sea, state media reported today, the latest show of force by Beijing’s burgeoning navy.
Associated Press | April 24, 2018 10:28 AM
China’s defense minister said Tuesday that fighting the threat of terrorism is a top concern to be discussed by a Beijing-led group of Central Asian states this week.
SCO Summit 2018: Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman attending Defence, Foreign Ministers’ meeting in BeijingPTI | April 24, 2018 7:42 AM
The meetings of the defence and foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), being attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, began here today.
Sushant Singh | April 24, 2018 2:21 AM
In a bid to boost defence cooperation, the government has asked the armed forces to compile a list of obsolete military equipment that can be “refurbished at minimal cost” and gifted to “friendly” countries, sources told The Indian Express.
PTI | April 24, 2018 12:48 AM
A Dakota DC-3 aircraft of 1940 vintage, gifted by Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar to the Indian Air Force, would soon be inducted into the force, the IAF said today.
PTI | April 23, 2018 11:07 PM
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived in China today to attend a preparatory meeting related to upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
ANI | April 23, 2018 8:45 PM
At the awards, widow of Commandant Pramod Kumar, Neha Tripathy will be receiving a Kirti Chakra.
IAF indicates readiness to deal with Pakistan, China as Gaganshakti 2018 exercise achieves more than its objectivesPTI | April 23, 2018 8:40 PM
Dhanoa said the IAF achieved all parameters of serviceability, surge operations, relocation of resources and joint operations with the Army and Navy during the exercise which were crucial aspects of the war fighting machinery.
China flexes naval power; aircraft carrier Shandong to start sea trials soon; does India need to worry?Ananth Shreyas | April 23, 2018 6:40 PM
After displaying its mightly naval power, the Chinese are now likely to begin the sea trials of its fully indigenous aircraft carrier. Unlike the Liaoning, the first aircraft carrier which was a refurbished from Soviet cruiser Varyag, the Type 001A, will be fully home built.
Admiral Arun Prakash, former Chief of Naval Staff analyses the Government of India’s decision to have a new Defence Planning Committee under the chairmanship of National Security Advisor.
Relief for NE states: MHA removes AFSPA from Meghalaya, restricts it to 8 police station areas in Arunachal PradeshFE Online | April 23, 2018 5:19 PM
The Centre on Monday removed Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) completely from Meghalaya and also reduced the applicability of the controversial Act to eight police station areas in Arunachal Pradesh.
Ananth Shreyas | April 23, 2018 6:27 PM
The high-level visit by Swaraj and Sitharaman will not just cushion areas of common interest between India and China, but will also buttress the upcoming informal meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping. It will also focus at breaking the logjam that India and China are stuck in ever since the Doklam crisis.
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