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Modernisation of India’s armoury

New rises and acquisitions include the recently commissioned Indian INS Kavaratti including anti-tank ‘Nag’ missiles, all of these are state-of-the-art precision weapons that offer the Army as well as Navy enough teeth to improve its frontline capabilities.

While the process of introduction of advanced technologies and modernization of armaments has always been sluggish and long-drawn in India, over the last six years, under the NDA II dispensation led by Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi, the enhancement of resources and the enhancement of defence systems seem to be at the foreground of the objectives and the phases have been accelerated by the acoustic intervention of the forces to be.

India’s defence mechanism

India’s security strengths have increasingly become the focus of discussion and improving the very same has become a priority for both administrations in the view of relentless terrorist activities from inimical neighbours such as China and Pakistan.

 

 

China’s new dam plans- A Trouble For India?

For most of this year, tensions between China and India have focused on the contested part of the Himalayan border known as Ladakh. In June, those conflicts escalated into a bloody conflict, leaving at least 20 Indian soldiers dead, with an unknown number of Chinese casualties. But another possible region of border dispute is brewing further east, where Tibet meets Arunachal Pradesh in India in China. The region is crossed by the 2,900km-long Yarlung Tsangpo Dam, known in India as the Brahmaputra, and since 2010, China has planned hydropower projects to extract energy in the middle of the river.

Main highlights of this

  • Beijing has now indicated that it is turning its focus to the lower reaches of the waterway, heading closer to India. Until it flows into Arunachal Pradesh and joins Bangladesh, the Yarlung River travels through southeast Tibet for about 1,625 km.
  • Tibet is a crucial region for power production in China, with its rivers projected to have around a quarter of the national total capacity, according to projections by the Chinese government.
  • Beijing’s hydropower ambitions for the Yarlung River go back at least 10 years. In the previous two five-year plans, China set goals for “medium basin hydroelectric installations.” The Middle Basin is closer to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Probability of Armenian-Indian ties

Global empires have already shaped the tradition of contact and collaboration between Armenia and India. The collapse of the Macedonian Empire brought the relationship between the 2 countries to a fall. The maritime path to India, started by the Portuguese, disrupted the Silk Road that crossed Armenian lands in the Middle East. The Armenian societies founded in India after the Middle Ages and strengthened after the XV century sacrificed several of their representatives to Australia just at the end of the colonial rule. The Soviet rule has forced the concentration of power of ties between Armenia and India via Moscow.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, bilateral trade between Armenia and India rose from US$ 16.5 million (in 2005) to US$ 71.72 million (in 2011) (India Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2012). However, India’s exports to Armenia amounted to US$ 68.74 million in beef, electrical appliances, cut and polished diamonds, optical equipment, chemical, pharmaceuticals and other chemical products and vehicles, while Armenia’s exports to India were just US$ 2.98 million in non-ferrous metals, raw-rubber, books and textiles.

India’s stand on the ongoing war:

When Turkish-backed Azerbaijan conducted a full-scale invasion of Artsakh, Indians immediately took sides in the social media and voiced their unity with Armenia. Although being wary and categorising the Republic of Artsakh as a “separatist force,” Indian publications were aware of the consequences of the involvement of Syrian mercenaries, Pakistan’s logistical assistance and Turkey’s aspirations in Central Asia and beyond.

 

 

India CRPF brings Sherpa in IIOJK

In the illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders tell Kashmiris they are involved in a peaceful movement to protect their right to self-determination, and Indian abuses cannot prevent them from reaching their cherished goals.

Different viewpoints:

According to KMS, the leaders said that India is following barbaric and merciless vindictive strategies to curb Kashmir’s continuing fight for independence, but will not succeed in its sinister designs.

In a speech in Srinagar, senior Hurriyat leader Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori denounced the continuing unlawful imprisonment of Hurriyat members in New Delhi’s notorious Tihar prison. He called for the urgent release of all Kashmiri prisoners.

The chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, Mir Shahid Saleem, addressed the Jammu function, said today that the communal powers have again begun to challenge the existence of Muslims in Jammu.

About the vehicle:

Meanwhile, the Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force is scheduled to induct a bulletproof heavy-duty ‘Renault Sherpa’ vehicle for use in cordon and search activities in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir Indians.

The vehicle is one of six models of the Sherpa armoured vehicles produced by the French group ‘Renault Trucks Security.’

The car was found on Friday in Srinagar. The automobile has been seen previously in Srinagar on the 13th day of February 2018 mostly during CASO within Karan Nagar region of Srinagar.

 

 

India develops its bond with the Philippines

Even as the Philippines lifted its oil exploration ban in the South China Sea, opening the door to deals with China, India has agreed to provide coastal surveillance radar systems to the Philippines to boost maritime domain awareness (MDA). At a conference call between Foreign Ministers of India and the Philippines on Friday, Foreign Ministers S Jaishankar and Teodoro Locsin Jr resurrected a joint commission that last met more than five years ago.

Lifting of the ban:

In October, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s government lifted an exploration ban in the South China Sea that could pave the way for “joint” oil exploration ventures, especially with Chinese energy companies such as China National Offshore Oil Company. The 6-year oil exploration ban has been lifted only before negotiations between the Philippines and Chinese institutions and analysts in the region are likely in seeing joint exploration ventures encroached between China and the Philippines.

The Philippines considers this to be appropriate to Beijing, and thus to reaffirm Manila’s supremacy over these oceans. China finds these waters to be contested and addresses why they will support the premise of the Philippines.