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Beijing bars Tibetans from Dalai Lama event, seizes passports

HIGHLIGHTS Beijing has blocked thousands of Tibetans from attending a Buddhist event in Bodh Gaya. The event is being attended by Dalai Lama. However, according to the Tibetan govt-in-exile, such travel restrictions have never been imposed by China at least in the recent past. NEW DELHI: Beijing has blocked thousands of Tibetans from attending a…

UAE Army likely to march on Rajpath, NSG to make debut

Soldiers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are likely to march down Rajpath during the Republic Day parade this year, during which the chief guest will be Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Commandos of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) will also make their debut showcasing their anti-terror, anti-hijacking…

If India makes more Long-Range ICBMs, Beijing may help Pak do the same : Chinese State Media

Highlights Chinese media said Pakistan should get the same nuclear privileges as India It also hinted it will help Pakistan build long-range nuclear missiles It said India has 'broken limits' on how many missiles it can make Beijing wants to communicate the message that if India increases the number of its long-range missiles, it will…

2.5 Billion People, Nukes and Missiles. What could go wrong?

It's a frightening prospect, India and China going to war. The countries are home to 2.5 billion people, a long and sometimes disputed border -- which they've fought wars over -- and each have nuclear weapons. And India announced last month it successfully tested the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which could theoretically deliver a…

India’s Agni Long-Range Missiles Broke UN Limits: Chinese Media

India has "broken" UN limits on nuclear arms and long-range missiles and Pakistan should also be accorded the same "privilege", state-run Chinese media said today as it criticised New Delhi for carrying out Agni-4 and 5 missile tests whose range covers the Chinese mainland. "India has broken the UN's limits on its development of nuclear…

CPEC and dollars are more important than Interest of Muslims

As long as CPEC related projects are not completed and dollars are coming in, Pakistani government, Pakistani people and even the religious parties can ignore anti Muslim policies of China. To these people regular flow of dollars, whether from Washington or Beijing, is more important than to speak about anti Muslim policies. Anyone who dares…

LCA Tejas inches closer to FOC; crucial trials coming up

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas programme is heading towards the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) phase scheduled to be achieved by June this year. According to sources involved with the project, Derby missile will be fired in a guided mode during the first quarter of the year, clearing a key FOC parameter. “In the air-to-air…

IAF to finally have Desi ‘Eye in the Sky’ to look into Pakistan, China

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will finally induct the first indigenously developed all-weather airborne early warning and control system (AeW&CS)—'Eyes in the Sky"—later this month, augmenting its ability to detect incoming cruise missiles, fighter jets or even drones from both Pakistan and China. India, which experts say is lagging behind in this aspect of defence…

Critical India-Russia Pact to Improve Fighter Aircraft Availability

India and Russia are trying to correct the tardy supply of spares for fighter aircraft with a pact that would pave the way for local manufacturing of spares. This move should give further impetus to Indo-Russia defense ties. India and Russia are at an advanced stage of signing a long-term arrangement that includes the manufacturing…

Why Financially Aid Pakistan when it has a Nuke Programme, ask furious UK Parliamentarians

  Several British Parliamentarians and opposition party members have slammed their government for cash handouts to people in Pakistan, which is "a country that has its own nuclear weapons and space programmes, Belfast Telegraph reported. These comments come after the Daily Mail newspaper yesterday reported that £300 million of British taxpayers' money is being handed…

ISRO to Launch 103 Satellites in One Shot

After launching the cheapest mission to the moon, ISRO is trying to capitalize on its cost-effective satellite launches. ISRO charges about $30 million for a launch which is a fraction of the price charged by other space agencies. India’s Space Program Makes Steady Gains New Delhi – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to launch…

Ignored dimensions of India’s MTCR membership

The membership to India has definitely ease space and missile collaboration with Russia, which could not supply cryogenic engines and other dual use technology missiles to India, because it was bound by MTCR norms India was induced in the MTCR on June 9, 2016 that was before the formal plenary held in Busan (South Korea)…

Why is China calling back its citizens from India?

China has all but curbed the movement of Tibetans crossing over into India in order to prevent people from its restive Tibet Autonomous Region from attending an important Buddhist event where the Dalai Lama is in attendance. Beijing had also asked Tibetans in India to return home before New Year’s Eve, warning their families of…

China-India competition can upgrade globalization

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee paid a four-day visit to China last week. His first destination was Guangzhou, the vanguard city of China's reform and opening-up. His stop in Guangdong Province is believed to have symbolic significance. Mukherjee arrives as relations between New Delhi and Beijing offer new incentives. India's Look East strategy and China's "Belt…

India needs to cool its missile fever

On Monday, India successfully tested its long-range ballistic missile, Agni-IV, which can travel 4,000 kilometers and carry a nuclear warhead, in the wake of an earlier successful test-firing of Agni-V that has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers. The country's media were elated in their reports, stressing that India's tests of the nuclear-capable ballistic…