- Indian navy in urgent need of 10 ship-based drones
With the aim to boost surveillance capabilities, Indian navy proposes the Defence Ministry to buy 10 ship-based drones for over Rs 1240 crores. The navy is separately working on a project that involves acquiring Sea Guardian drones from the United States for expanding its surveillance.
- Modi’s reply to India’s neighbours: From LOC to LAC
PM Modi replies to China and Pakistan in his speech on Independence Day. Whether it is for expansionism or terrorism, India will not give in to its neighbor’s hands. Modi highlights the answers given by the soldiers in LOC and LAC, implying that India knows how to fight back in the face of adversities.
He further talks about India’s global popularity and the temporary seat in UN’s Security Council, all to arrive at the conclusion that the nation’s physical neighbors are not the only allies that it has.
- India’s market strategy as a weapon against China
PM Modi is using Atmanirbhar Bharat to attack China where it hurts the most. With increasing relationship with the US, and the oil exporting countries, India’s popularity grows. However by rejecting Chinese products, he strategizes to use India’s market as a tool to fight against China’s actions in Ladakh. Even though the decision to turn indigenous and grow the economy might backfire, Modi is willing to take the risk.
- Military talks with China face a halt
India being adamant on LAC, and its repetitive insistence to China to move back results into a dead end. Fifth top rated military talk with PLA has no significant effects. Lt Gen (retired) Vinod Bhatia, a former director general of military operations, revealed that India will not compromise LAC, and it is now China’s decision to act on it.
- President’s medal for 23 police officers
Ravichandran, Commandant, Tamil Nadu Special Police VII Battalion, Pochampalli, and R. Antony Johnson Jeyapaul, Commandant, Tamil Nadu Special Police II Battalion, Avadi, have been adorned with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Twenty one officers, including Mr. Thirunavukarasu, M. Sathiya Priya, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Training, Chennai; E.S. Uma, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime, Coimbatore city; V. Visweswarayya, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Neelankarai; K. Yuvaraj, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Social Justice and Human Rights, Chennai have been awarded for Meritorious Service.