Acting on specific information, Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday in a joint operation busted a terrorist hideout in Forest area of Naidgam, Chhatru and recovered arms and ammunition.
China may consider alternative routes through Jammu and Kashmir to address India’s concerns regarding the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Pakistan national security advisor Nasser Khan Janjua today accused India of creating a “two-front situation” for Pakistan, saying such a policy would be detrimental for regional peace and stability.
The Centre is planning to implement “1 billion-1 billion-1 billion” connectivity vision, which aims to link one billion Aadhaar numbers to one billion bank accounts and one billion mobiles. No deadline to achieve the target has been set yet.
The nephew of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was among the six militants killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora on Saturday. Security forces had launched a search operation after receiving intelligence about the presence of militants in the area, police said. An IAF Garud Commando was also killed in the encounter.
In Miss World 2017’s final round, India’s Manushi Chhillar was asked, “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?” Manushi’s winning answer was, “A mother deserves the highest respect…when you talk about salary, I don’t think it’s just about cash but the love and respect you give to someone.” She added that mothers deserve the highest salary, respect and love.
Jammu, Indian and Pakistani troops clashed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Friday, defence officials said. “They used mortars, automatics and small arms to target our positions in Digwar, Shahpur, Khari, Karmara and Malti areas,” the officials said. The Indian Army retaliated “strongly and effectively”, the officials added.
A leading defence website states that Surya Missile will be a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, which is in the development phase. Speculations are that Surya Missile will be a four-stage intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying three-tonne warhead, which is thrice the weight of the one-tonne warheads that Agni missiles are capable of carrying.
Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Services on Friday upgraded India’s sovereign ratings to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade (Baa3) giving credit to the Narendra Modi government for its “wide-ranging program of economic and institutional reforms”. It has now changed the outlook for India’s rating to stable from positive.
India received a lot of interest from a host of countries for the yet to be launched Brahmos air missile at the Dubai Air Show.
Speaking to BusinessLine at the show, Praveen Pathak, General Manager, Brahmos, said apart from the Defence Minister of Khazakistan, delegations from Brazil, Indonesia and several other countries visited the Brahmos stall at the show.