Month: October 2018

With Latest Abe-Modi Meet, India and Japan Make Security and Defense Cooperation Strides

Source- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wrapped up his latest visit to Japan for the annual prime ministerial summit between the two countries. He and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, concluded a range of agreements, including several significant measures on military cooperation and regional and global security. As my colleague Franz-Stefan Gady reported earlier, one of

Army targets Pakistan military admin headquarters in PoK

Source- The Indian Army Monday targeted Pakistan army’s administrative headquarters at Hazira, in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) causing extensive damage, officials said. According to security officials, this was retaliation to the firing of “stray shells’’ by Pakistani army on Poonch and Jhallas areas on October 23. One of the shells had landed in Poonch artillery brigade

Trump ‘Turns Down’ India’s Republic Day Invite Amid Tensions Over Iran Oil, Russia Defence Deal

Source-¬† New Delhi:¬†US President Donald Trump has turned down India’s invitation to be the chief guest at next year’s Republic Day parade, CNN-News18 has learnt. Sources said the US authorities conveyed Trump’s decision in a letter to NSA Ajit Doval recently. The US president’s “domestic commitments”, including his State of the Union address, around that

Complaint against Smriti Irani in Bihar court over Sabarimala remark

Source- A complaint was lodged at a Sitamarhi court on Thursday against Union minister¬†Smriti Irani¬†for her alleged remarks on allowing women of menstruating age into the¬†Sabarimala¬†temple in Kerala. A controversy had erupted after Irani said at an event in Mumbai on Tuesday that women had a right to pray but ‚Äúnot desecrate‚ÄĚ places of

CBI power shift: Seven key files on Alok Verma’s table when he was asked to go

Source- From a Rafale deal complaint to the Medical Council of India bribery case, from a probe into a coal mine allocation case allegedly involving IAS officer Bhaskar Khulbe to an investigation into the Sterling Biotech case in which Special Director Rakesh Asthana’s alleged role was being probed. These were among the works-in-progress files on