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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kathua

Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in the Border Out Post Karol Mathena area of Hiranagar sector started at 11.30 p.m. on Friday, initiating a crossfire between them and the Border Security Force (BSF). The crossfire was reported to end around 4.00 a.m.

However, no damage was received by the BSF, the incident has terrified the locals of the region, who resorted to their underground bunkers to stay the night. Pakistan has been trying to hinder the construction undertaken by BSF in that region.

 

India rejects reference to Jammu and Kashmir in China-Pakistan joint statement

Anurag Srivastava, the spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, rejects the reference made to the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir in the joint press release of the 2nd Round of China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ strategic dialogue. The concern has previously been answered in a similar way. It was also strictly stated that India opposes and actions undertaken by any other countries on the status quo of Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir.


 


 

Air Force welcomes fine new Rafales from France

The incoming of five new Rafales have been showcased in television channels, a spectacle like never before, which raises the question, how many does the IAF need? The IAF has 33 fighter aircraft squadrons, each having 16 aircraft plus two trainer aircraft, which are two-seaters, amounting to over 500 fighter aircraft, which is considered the adequate strength to ensure the air defence of Indian airspace against both Pakistan and China. But the question remains, how realistic and rational is it for acquiring a 42-squadron fighter aircraft fleet today in the context of aircraft mid-life upgrades, attack helicopters, airborne warning, and control system platforms?

 

India and Russia to join forces to build a maritime partnership

Indian Ambassador to Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma reveals in a tweet about the discussions between the two nations in a webinar. The discussion included bilateral collaboration in ship design and building, repair, logistics, MRO, inland waterways, and ports sectors to strengthen their maritime partnership. The proposition is supposed to be a win-win situation for both nations.

 

India tightens security on Chinese VISA, similarly like Pakistan

China gets the same treatment as the arch-rival of the nation, Pakistan. India’s Ministry of External Affairs has been directed that visas for Chinese businessmen, academics, industry experts, and advocacy groups will need a prior security clearance. Tie-ups with Chinese institutes are also likely to suffer.