Amidst tensions with China, India set to get MQ-9B Sky Guardian drone

New Delhi, Sep 29: The three services have come to a conclusion that India should opt for a weaponised drone. It was decided that India should have the weaponised MQ-9B Sky Guardian drone from the United States.

Further India will also upgrade its existing Heron fleet with satellite communications action capability. This would enhance its range as well as the surveillance capabilities amidst the military standoff with China at Ladakh. 

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Pakistan is enforcing institutional disappearance, India tells UN

New Delhi, Sep 28: In a strong response to Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism, India has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that Islamabad de-listed 4,000 international terrorists.

India’s first secretary to United Nations in Geneva, Pawan Badhe said, full-scale training camps and launchpads of terrorists are being escalated in Pakistan Occupied parts of Indian Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh at great expense for sustaining cross border terrorism against India.

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NIA court sentences to life ISIS terrorist in Omar Al-Hindi case

New Delhi, Sep 28: A Special National Investigation Agency court has sentenced to life imprisonment, a terrorist of the Islamic State in connection with the Omar Al-Hindi Module case. 

The terrorist to be convicted is Subahani Haja Mohideen, a resident of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu. The case was registered by the NIA in October 2016 based on information that certain youth had entered into a conspiracy and were preparing to carry out terrorist attacks in India with the objective of furthering the objectives of the ISIS. 

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Cabinet expansion likely to follow after BJP’s organisational rejig

New Delhi, Sep 27: A Cabinet expansion could be on the cards, following the big rejig within the BJP that was undertaken on Saturday.

Sources tell OneIndia that a Cabinet expansion could take place after the assembly elections in Bihar scheduled to take place next month. The source also said that leaders from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala are likely to be accommodated in the Cabinet.

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MEA official to be part of Indo-China military commander level talks

New Delhi, Sep 21: An officer of the Ministry of External Affairs will be part of the military commander level talks with China to be held today. 

The delegation for the first time comprise a joint secretary level officer from the Ministry of External Affairs. The decision to include an officer from the MEA was taken by the top brass. The talks are crucial and are taking place in the backdrop of a meeting between the foreign ministers of both India and China. 

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Displaying Pak’s new map at SCO in blatant violation of charter of 8 nation bloc

New Delhi, Sep 16: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval conveyed a strong message after he left the video conference with his counterparts from the seven other SCO nations. Doval objected to the display of the map behind Pakistan’s representative, Moeed Yusuf. 

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Amidst escalating tensions at Pangong Fingers, India sends more troops

New Delhi, Sep 11: A large number of Indian troops are being deployed along the Finger 3 Ridgeline on the north bank of Pangong Tso in Ladakh. This comes in the wake of the Chinese PLA increasing deployment significantly. 

Sources tell OneIndia that the Indian Army has occupied heights overlooking the Chinese PLA positions at Finger 4 along Pangong Tso. These actions were carried out along with pre-emptive actions to occupy heights near the southern bank of Pangong Tso in the end of August. The Chinese never vacated Finger 4 Ridgeline despite agreeing to completely disengage. The Chinese instead moved 2,000 soldiers on the upper reaches of the ridge Tuesday night. India too moved the same number of troops to the Finger 3 ridgline. 

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In 2.20 hours talks with Chinese defence minister, Rajnath made strong pitch for status quo

New Delhi, Sep 05: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his 2.20-hour talks with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe at Moscow pushed for restoration of status quo ante at all the friction points in Eastern Ladakh. 

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Pure speculation says CBI on Sushant Singh related media reports

susjantNew Delhi, Sep 04: The Central Bureau of Investigation has said that certain media reports with regard to the Sushant Singh Rajput case are speculative.

Officials also said that the media reports are speculative and are not based on facts. It is reiterated that as a matter of policy, the CBI does not share details of the ongoing investigation, officials also said.

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Why India has decided to maintain aggressive posturing along the LAC

India-ladakh-armyNew Delhi, Sep 03: India has decided to continue with an aggressive military posturing along the Line of Actual Control. Sources tell OneIndia that this is aimed at forcing China to completely pull back.

Further the source cited above also said that it would be helpful in resolving the border crisis when talks are taking place both on the diplomatic and military front.

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