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  • With China in mind, Donald Trump and PM Modi announce elevated consultation

    08/15/2017 11:50:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Times of India ^ | Aug 16, 2017, | Chidanand Rajghatta
    With China in mind, Donald Trump and PM Modi announce elevated consultation Chidanand Rajghatta | TNN | Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 08:47 AM IST WASHINGTON: With the threat of an economically and militarily assertive China looming before the US and India, US President Donald Trump chose India's Independence Day to signal that Washington has New Delhi's back by announcing the two countries ''will elevate their strategic consultations.'' The US President called Prime Minister Narendra Modi+ amid domestic political turmoil in both countries (Trump buffeted over his softballing of white extremism in Charlottsville and Modi rocked by the Gorakhpur tragedy) ostensibly...
  • Scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as two incursion bids by PLA foiled

    08/15/2017 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    Highlights o PLA soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in two areas -- Finger Four and Finger Five -- twice on Tuesday morning o Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting o The rival troops pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation NEW DELHI: A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Doklam area in the eastern sector remains locked in a stalemate. Sources...
  • India Wants To Breathe Extra Life Into Its Old Jaguar Jets By Adding New Radars

    08/15/2017 7:16:11 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Drive ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    India says it has successfully test flown a modified Jaguar multi-role aircraft with a foreign-made active electronically-scanned array (AESA) type radar. Depending on how extensive this upgrade program becomes, it could be a significant boon for the Indian Air Force, which has struggled with modernizing its diverse fleets of fighter and multi-role jets. T. Suvarna Raju, chairman of the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics, Limited (HAL), made the announcement on Aug. 11, 2017, according to a report by The Hindu. HAL would not say what radar it used, but it is reportedly the Israeli Elta ELM-2052, which that company reportedly agreed to...
  • India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources

    08/15/2017 6:31:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Sanjeev Miglani and Fayaz Bukhari
    India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border. A source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong lake. Some of the Chinese soldiers carried iron rods and...
  • In a Confrontation Over Doklam, China Will Likely Be the Eventual Loser

    08/14/2017 10:57:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Wire ^ | 14/08/2017 | ONKAR MARWAH
    In a Confrontation Over Doklam, China Will Likely Be the Eventual Loser BY ONKAR MARWAH ON 14/08/2017 Any hostilities will be short and non-conclusive, and will puncture the image of itself that China has built. On June 16, it became public information that Indian troops had entered the Doklam region near the Chumbi Valley tri-junction area wedged between Bhutan, India and Tibet/China, and stopped a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) construction crew... /snip Hereafter, the assumptions encompass both countries: Any outbreak of hostilities would be a localised and sharp, short war. Neither side would wish to prolong or enlarge...
  • India defies missile-exporting China with cruise missile sale to Vietnam

    08/14/2017 8:43:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    World Tribune ^ | August 14, 2017
    India’s sale to Vietnam of a short-range, supersonic anti-ship missile has opened a new conflict in an already tense situation with China, an analyst said. Vietnam will receive the BrahMos which is considered one of the most effective and lethal anti-ship missiles in the world, with speeds reaching Mach 2.8 to 3.0. “About half of China’s worldwide arms exports go to one country — Pakistan, for the primary reason of ‘containing India,’ ” said Hoover Institution Fellow and Geostrategy-Direct correspondent Maochun Miles Yu in a Facebook post. “Now India is playing the same game by arming one of China’s arch...
  • The logic of India’s response to China

    08/14/2017 6:02:55 PM PDT · by cold start · 5 replies
    livemint ^ | 15 August 2017 | Harsh V.Pant
    Amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam area in the Sikkim sector, national security adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to China has come and gone. Nothing much has changed on the ground. Beijing continues to harangue and wage its psychological warfare, sometimes by reminding India of 1962 and sometimes by suggesting that countermeasures from Beijing would be unavoidable if the Narendra Modi government continues to ignore the Chinese warnings. Chinese officials even went to the extent of informing a visiting Indian media delegation that Bhutan has conveyed to Beijing through diplomatic channels that the area of the standoff...
  • India’s Disappointing Marut Jet Fighter Proved Itself in Combat

    08/14/2017 7:29:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 13, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    Fifty years ago, India brought into service its first domestically built jet fighter, the HF-24 Marut—indeed, the first operational jet fighter designed and produced by an Asian country besides Russia. Unfortunately, the HF-24 project was hampered by over ambitious goals, poor government oversight and underpowered jet engines, producing a disappointing subsonic light attack plane—foreshadowing some of the difficulties that would plague today’s Tejas fighter. And yet, the Marut went onto win a major victory for India during its brief combat career. By the 1950s, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) had developed a few propeller planes and had experience license-building British Vampire...
  • Sukna-Based 33 Corps “Very Close” to India-China Border

    08/13/2017 3:50:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Quint ^ | 12 August, 2017 | Chandan Nandy
    Sukna-Based 33 Corps “Very Close” to India-China Border Chandan Nandy Updated: 12 August, 2017 4:33 PM IST The Darjeeling brigade of the army’s Sukna-based 33 Corps, which was mobilised nearly a month ago, has moved “very close” to the India-China border in Sikkim as part of the massive positioning of troops in the wake of the continuing standoff over the Doklam issue. Army sources revealed to The Quint that contrary to reports that no artillery units of the 33 Corps had been mobilised, the long-range guns in the Tukla valley in East Sikkim, close to the Old Baba Harbhajan Mandir,...
  • ‘It’s a massacre’: At least 30 children die in Indian hospital after oxygen is cut off

    08/12/2017 9:45:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 8/12/17 | Annie Gowen
    NEW DELHI — One by one, the infants and children slipped away Thursday night, their parents watching helplessly as oxygen supplies at the government hospital ran dangerously low. At least 30 children died Thursday and into Friday at a hospital in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after its supply of liquid oxygen was disrupted over an unpaid bill, officials said. A Home Ministry spokesman told the Press Trust of India, citing police reports, that 21 of the deaths were directly linked to a shortage of oxygen. Witnesses described a chaotic scene between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. as...
  • President Trump recognizes Naperville's India Day celebration with letter (Illinois)

    08/12/2017 6:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | August 12, 2017 | Katie Smith
    In recognition of the 70th anniversary of India's Independence, an official letter from President Donald Trump will be presented Sunday at Naperville's India Day Grand Celebration. The letter reads, in part, "Thanks to the irreplaceable contributions of Hindu and Indian Americans, the future of our valued partnership has never looked brighter, and we continue to foster even greater cooperation for future generations," according to a news release. The celebration, hosted by the Indian Community Outreach Organization and sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition, is one of the largest in Indian-American festivals in the United States. The day is aimed at...
  • World View: China and India Prepare for Border War at Doklam Plateau

    08/12/2017 2:37:38 PM PDT · by Moorings · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/12/2017 | John J. Xenakis
    - India reinforces its military in preparation for war- Bhutan makes it clear to China that its ally is India- SCMP: China and India on brink of war that could spread to the Indian OceanAs we have been reporting, a standoff between India’s army and China’s army on Doklam plateau in the tiny country of Bhutan. China is attempting to annex the region, and on June 16 sent Chinese troops and construction workers to begin road construction. Bhutan troops tried to prevent the Chinese troop incursion, but they were overrun. India sent in its own troops, saying that it did...
  • China Says Countdown For War With India Has Begun

    08/11/2017 9:45:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/10/17
    The relationship between India and China seemed to worsen Wednesday when the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that 53 people and an Indian bulldozer was in China's territory and advised India to pull them back. This followed a warning Tuesday when an editorial in the state-run China Daily said that the "countdown to a clash between the two forces has begun." "India should withdraw its troops and equipment. Regardless of how many Indian troops have trespassed into and stayed in Chinese territory, they have gravely infringed on China's sovereignty," the ministry said, the Global Times reported. The China Daily editorial said the clock was ticking and that it...
  • Shoot-to-kill: India hunts serial killer elephant

    08/11/2017 7:29:15 AM PDT · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2017 | AFP
    New Delhi (AFP) – India’s top hunter on Friday led a shoot-to-kill pursuit of an elephant whose murderous rampage through villages has left 15 people dead. The government has turned to sharpshooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday to hunt the animal who crushed four victims in the eastern state of Bihar in March before crossing into neighbouring Jharkhand and killing 11 more. Jharkhand’s chief forest and wildlife conservator L.R. Singh said the decision to kill the animal was made after a team failed to tranquilise and capture the elephant during a week-long mission. Singh...
  • Exclusive: Army Mobilises Sappers, Engineers Along China Border [India]

    08/11/2017 8:25:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Quint ^ | 11 August, 2017 | Chandan Nandy
    Exclusive: Army Mobilises Sappers, Engineers Along China Border Chandan Nandy Updated: 11 August, 2017 2:33 AM IST Besides infantry troops and artillery units of the Sukna-based 33 Corps, the Indian army has mobilised sappers and engineers from Panagarh in lower Bengal to bolster its presence along the India-China borders in Sikkim. Army sources revealed to The Quint that the sappers and engineers' units have been made part of this massive mobilisation, comprising between 30,000-40,000 troops, for building bridges across mountainous streams in the higher reaches where the network of roads "may not be in the best of conditions in the...
  • India Readies First Fighter Jet With New Age AESA Radar for Flight

    08/10/2017 11:00:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 07.08.2017
    New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to get their first fighter jet equipped with a new age active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar as upgrades to their deep penetration Jaguar fighter are completed. Defense sources told Sputnik the AESA-equipped Jaguar DARIN III will take its first flight this month. Technical trials and other necessary tests have been completed. "The new age AESA radar has been integrated into Jaguar and it is ready to take its first flight in a few days. Suitable date is being finalized by the Ministry of Defense and IAF," a defense...
  • Indian Army Orders People Near Doklam to Vacate Their Village

    08/10/2017 4:57:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    new18 (India) ^ | August 10, 2017 | Karma Paljor
    Indian Army Orders People Near Doklam to Vacate Their Village Nathang village is 35 km from the Doklam India-Bhutan-China tri-junction, the site of the two-month old standoff between Indian and Chinese troops. Karma Paljor | News18.comKarma_Paljor Updated:August 10, 2017, 3:25 PM IST New Delhi: The Indian Army has ordered the evacuation of a village close to the Doklam India-Bhutan-China tri-junction. According to sources, a few hundred villagers living in Nathang village have been asked to vacate their houses immediately. Nathang is 35 km from the site of the two-month old standoff between Indian and Chinese troops. It was not immediately...
  • Village Girls Send Rakhis To PM Modi And Donald Trump (Brother/Sister Friendship & Protection)

    08/09/2017 1:17:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Citizen ^ | August 9, 2017 | Tehreem Fatima
    A small village in Haryana has added a new dimension to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. The festival is meant to mark love and bonding, making relationships stronger. This bond was extended to United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as girls in the Marora village in Haryana sent threads to the two world leaders. Raksha Bandhan -- as most of us are aware -- involves tying a thread (rakhi) around a brother’s wrists. The rakhi is meant to act as a symbol of a unifying bond, as in return for her love and loyalty, the...
  • Hindu-Muslim violence in Bengal: Why is Bengal constantly on the boil?

    08/09/2017 12:47:58 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 16 July 2017 | Tanmay Chatterjee
    Hindus in certain pockets have often been at loggerheads with sections of Muslims who constitute about 27% of the state’s population. critics say the situation has worsened in recent times under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s tenure. Banerjee has carefully cultivated her Muslim vote bank: she attends iftars and Muslim religious functions covering her head, has announced stipends for clerics, is known to actively promote Madrasas and is often seen sharing the stage at public functions with Muslim leaders. ..Her pro-Muslim imagery has reportedly upset many in Bengal who already feel threatened by the influx of undocumented migrants from Bangladesh.
  • Army Moves Troops of Sukna-Based 33 Corps to India-China Border [India]

    08/08/2017 4:56:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Quint ^ | 9 August, 2017 | Chandan Nandy
    Army Moves Troops of Sukna-Based 33 Corps to India-China Border Chandan Nandy Updated: 9 August, 2017 3:39 AM IST A bulk of the troops of the Sukna-based 33 Corps have been or are in the process of being moved to the Indo-China frontier in Sikkim even as the controversy over the Doklam plateau at the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction continues to surface from time to time. Eastern Command army sources revealed that all three divisions under the 33 Corps, which is stationed in Sukna, near Siliguri in West Bengal, have been deployed on the Sino-Indian border. The troop movement from Sukna began...