India ready to start the bidding process by October for 6 submarines costing Rs 55,000 crore
In order to decrease the differences between the Chinese naval forces and itself, India is looking forward to bid for six conventional submarines worth Rs 55,000 crore. The manufacture of these ships will be based in India and in accordance with the much talked about partnership model between foreign majors and domestic companies. Critical requirements have been fulfilled by various teams of the Defence Ministry and navy, and the mega project has been named P-75 I.
India’s navy warships in the South China Sea, much to the Chinese displeasure
After the Indo-Chinese clash in Ladakh in June, the Indian naval forces have sent warships to the much-disputed region of the South China Sea. The movement has resulted in the expected reaction of displeasure from the Chinese side. The purpose of the warships is to keep a keen eye of the Chinese forces, and to communicate with its American counterpart over secure communication about the same, and to act when any misadventures are noticed.
HAL workers voice against the government’s decision of disinvestment
Workers of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a defence public sector undertaking, have raised their opinions about the disinvestment of stakes in their letter to PM Narendra Modi. The workers, under the All-India HAL Trade Unions Coordination Committee, express their surprise and remark the movement as of compromising with the nation’s sovereignty, and of the morals and motivation of the workers being affected. With the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the organization was expecting sufficient book orders but now is served with competition from the private sectors.
Security forces catch three hardcore ULFA-I militants in Arunachal Pradesh
Security forces had carried out a search in the thick jungle and mountainous terrains of Arunachal Pradesh, where the various banned militant outfits of Northeast India take shelter and carry out activities with Myanmar. Based on secret information and with the motive to curb anti-social activities, the security forces captured three hardcore cadres of the independent faction of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA-I) led by elusive Commander-in-Chief, Paresh Barua, near Noglo in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. Three pistols, three magazines, live rounds of ammunition, and badges of the banned militant outfit ULFA-I have been recovered from the militants. They have been handed over to the Laju Police station in Tirap district for further investigation.
Government to form Naga pact soon believing to bypass NSCN(IM)
The Center with seemingly adequate backing from other armed groups and the influential Nagaland Gaon Bura Federation intends to set the long-pending Naga framework agreement, irrespective of whether or not the National Socialist Council of Nagaland leader T Muivah is part of the peace deal. Muivah’s insistence on Nagaland getting a “flag and constitution” has put a halt to the formal end of the political discussions. The current framework agreement was signed in 2015 with the NSCN agreeing to accept that Nagaland was part of the Indian union.
A statement directly critical of NSCN issued by Gaon Bura is to be highlighted given reports of differences between Naga groups and the Centre’s interlocutor and Nagaland governor R N Ravi.