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Pakistan says ready to talk, won’t raise Kashmir at Afghan forum

Pakistan is ready to talk with India, and India’s concerns about terrorism from Pakistan can be addressed within the framework of a comprehensive dialogue agreed upon on the sidelines of last year’s Heart of Asia, Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s advisor on foreign affairs to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, told The Sunday Express on Saturday. “I am…

What does it take to fly from INS Vikramaditya

Very few countries, including India, have deck carrier pilots. INS Vikramaditya is the only aircraft carrier in service in India. Flying from the deck of the carrier is a difficult job said Lieutenant Commander, Kothiyal, MiG 29 fighter pilot. The length of the deck is around 180 meter and the aircraft takes off at a…

Trump’s ‘ignorant’ chat with Sharif may be unwelcome to India: Forbes

Magazine points to his “bluster” on Pakistan like “fantastic country, fantastic place, fantastic people.” United States President-elect Donald Trump’s “ignorant” conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may send India an unwelcome message, a leading American magazine has said. The Forbes magazine has said that Mr. Trump’s “flattering” conversation sends a message that he has…

Pakistan’s corridor of uncertainty

The CPEC could heighten regional disparities within Pakistan, and even enable China to step up trade with India The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor became operational during the second week of November 2016. Pakistan’s prime minister, chief of army staff and other senior officials along with some Chinese were in Gwadar, witnessing the departure of the first…

How Much of an Advantage Is China’s Aircraft Carrier?

After three years of training, Beijing has announced that its aircraft carrier Liaoning and attached air units are ready for operation. Although the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has formidable air power, the Liaoning would be the only feasible platform for power projection in the foreseeable future, beyond the newly built airstrips in the South China Sea, due to China’s…

Will Pak’s new Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa be as hostile as Raheel Sharif to India?

Highlights Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa's name has been announced to succeed Gen Raheel Sharif as Pakistan's next army chief Bajwa has commanded the 10 Corps in Pak and is acquainted with his country's policy towards India He is well-versed with the complexities, nature of operations and terrain along the LoC Pakistan army's deep-rooted professional hostility…

Chinese naval ships in Pakistan’s Gwadar port call for a rethink of India’s regional policy

The transformation of Gwadar port on the Pakistan coast as a base for Chinese Navy ships was long expected, but when media reports actually appeared on Friday to that effect, it was startling news. The reports quoted Pakistani officials saying that China proposes to deploy its naval ships in coordination with the Pakistan Navy to…

Nawaz Sharif appoints Qamar Javed Bajwa as new Pak army chief

Setting at rest weeks of intense speculation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday appointed Lt General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Pakistan's new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Sharif also finalised Lt General Zubair Hayat as the new Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Dawn online reported. A career infantry officer belonging to the Baloch…

India’s Waters Can’t Be Allowed To Flow Into Pak: PM Narendra Modi On Indus Row

BHATINDA: In election-bound Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that Indus river waters "belong to our farmers" and India has the right to the waters flowing into Pakistan. "The Indus waters, India has the right to those waters...it flows into Pakistan. Flowing through Pakistan, the water goes into the sea. That water belongs to…

India quietly signs $1.4bn deal for 2 AWACS and 10 Heron TP UAV’s with Israel

  India quietly signed two contracts worth $1.4bn with Israel Aerospace Industries for the purchase of two additional Phalcon/IL-76 Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) valued at $1 billion and 10 Heron TP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) during the recent visit of Israeli President Reuven Rivil to India. The contracts were signed in New…

US elections rigged? Hillary Clinton could still be president

      Hillary Clinton supporters take heart as the Democrat could still be the United States President. Reports state that a group of lawyers and renowned computer scientists have urged Clinton to demand a recount of votes in at least three battleground states in which she lost, citing that the results in those areas…

Engaged with all members of NSG: India

Beijing's stand for non-discriminatory criteria is regarded significant as Pakistan, a close ally of Beijing too has applied for the NSG membership along with India.   NEW DELHI: India today said it was engaged with all the members of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for its entry into the 48-nation grouping, days after its hopes to…