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J&K parties meet Governor, but Delhi’s decision may be fait accompli

J&K parties meet Governor, but Delhi’s decision may be fait accompli

Srinagar, Aug 3: While the separatists are shell shocked and certain that Delhi is going to do what it plans to do in Jammu and Kashmir, it is the mainstream politicians who are behaving as if a cat has been set loose among the pigeons. Despite requests by her security…

Stone throwers picked weapons in Kashmir Valley: Army

Stone throwers picked weapons in Kashmir Valley: Army

Srinagar, Aug 2:  Eighty-three per cent of local youth who picked up weapons in the Kashmir Valley had a history of stone pelting and many don’t survive long after becoming terrorists, Commander of Sringar-based 15 Corps Lt General K.J.S. Dhillon said on Friday, appealing the mothers not to allow their…

Amarnath Yatra called off as events unfold

Amarnath Yatra called off as events unfold

Srinagar, Aug 2: A midday order issued by the state home department on Friday advised Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to immediately rush back home and that the annual Hindu pilgrimage that was scheduled to end on August 15 had been called off. Officials said following intelligence inputs of a…

Troop influx, cutting short Yatra put J&K on watch

Troop influx, cutting short Yatra put J&K on watch

New Delhi, Aug 2:  The abrupt curtailing of Amarnath Yatra on Friday and massive deployment of additional forces over the last few days has set off yet another round of speculation about the Modi government’s next move in Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir state Home Department’s order asking…

Any talk on Kashmir only with Pakistan: India tells US

Any talk on Kashmir only with Pakistan: India tells US

Bangkok, Aug 2: India has rejected the US’ offer of mediation on Kashmir, with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar conveying to his American counterpart Mike Pompeo in “clear terms” that any discussion on Kashmir, if warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally. Hours after US President Donald Trump…

The army restructuring plan rolls out

The army restructuring plan rolls out

New Delhi, Aug 2:  The process of re-organisation of the Indian Army into a far more effective unit is finally underway as the plan to structure the headquarters and the forces on ground has been rolled out it in different stages. In the headquarter, around 300 officers are being redeployed…

Balakot lessons: India needs to upgrade its fighter fleet, gain tech advantage

Balakot lessons: India needs to upgrade its fighter fleet, gain tech advantage

New Delhi, Aug 2:  The Balakot air-strikes carried out by Indian Air Force (IAF) in February this year and Pakistans response thereafter, has brought into sharp focus Indias need for better military and technological edge over its enemies as far as defence capabilities are concerned. On February 26, Indian airplanes…

After Pathankot and Uri, military bases yet to be fully secured

After Pathankot and Uri, military bases yet to be fully secured

New Delhi, Aug 2:  Military establishments across the country continue to remain under the shadow of threat from terrorist organizations despite strict guidelines issued for their security two years ago. The Defence Ministry informed Parliament in July that more than 80 incidents of terrorist attacks against armed forces have been…

Additional troops deployment in J&K worries Pakistan

Additional troops deployment in J&K worries Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 1:  The deployment of additional 10,000 troopers in Jammu and Kashmir seems to have worried Pakistan as it said it would raise the issue on the global forum. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi after briefing the parliamentary committee on Kashmir affairs here on Wednesday raised questions over…

Pak to grant consular access to Jadhav, India evaluating proposal 

Pak to grant consular access to Jadhav, India evaluating proposal 

New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 1:  Pakistan has decided to grant consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, a fortnight after the ICJ ruling, and has informed India about it. New Delhi confirmed on Thursday it has received the Pakistani proposal and said it will communicate with Islamabad through diplomatic channels. Amid…