While struggling for the coveted membership in the Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG), it has been widely felt that India’s chances are being scuttled by China. The recent NSG plenary in Seoul had witnessed how China is resorting to old tactics to stop India entering the club. In fact, China is more concerned about the entry of Pakistan than India and hence stressing on for a norm-based membership.
Though China is not opposing or stalling the chances...
In a major milestone in the military aviation in the country, the first squadron of home- grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was inducted into IAF with two fighter planes joining the force here.
State-run HAL handed over the first two Tejas aircraft to IAF, which makes up the first squadron named 'Flying Daggers', at a ceremony preceded by inter-faith prayers at the Aircraft System Testing Establishment.
A Tejas aircraft flown by Commanding Officer Group Captain Madhav Rangachari...
India today contested Pakistan's claim that it has asked for additional evidence for the early completion of the Mumbai attack trial, saying it has not received any "fresh" communication from Islamabad.
However, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said there could be further communications between the two sides in the coming days, asserting that India was committed to providing all cooperation to Pakistan in expediting the trial and bringing all perpetrators to justice.
"Our position is very...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the Narendra Modi government of claiming AAP government's "achievements" as its own in an advertisement on the 'Make in India' campaign.
Kejriwal's fresh salvo against Modi came following an ad released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry that was splashed across newspapers today.
"Modi govt counts Del Govt's achievements as its own," Kejriwal tweeted. Several AAP leaders also took...
Immediately after Sheena Bora's murder and subsequent disposal of her body on April 24, 2012, key accused Indrani Mukerjea allegedly threatened her then driver Shyamvar Rai, who has now turned approver, saying "it won't be good" for him if he disclosed the incident.
In his confessional statement, which was unsealed by the special CBI court today following a Bombay High Court directive yesterday, Rai has submitted that Indrani had 'implicated' him in an arms case by...
India today successfully test fired the new surface-to-air missile, developed jointly with Israel, with a strike range upto 70 km, from a defence base off Odisha coast, a day after two rounds of similar trials were conducted.
"The test was successful. With this, DRDO has created history by conducting three consecutive trials of the medium range missile successfully in two days," a DRDO official said.
The test was conducted to validate various parameters and it met the...
Amid tight security, the 48-day long annual Amarnath yatra today began here in the shadow of the recent terror attacks in the state, with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh flagging off the first batch of 1,282 pilgrims for the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.
Drones are being used for aerial security of the Amarnath base camp at Bhagwati Nagar area of Jammu city for the first time while at least 20,000 security personnel have been...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the induction of indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas into the Air Force, terming it as a matter of "unparalleled pride and happiness" and a step which illustrates the skills and strenghts of Indian scientists.
"Induction of indigenously made Tejas fighter jet into the Air Force fills our hearts with unparalleled pride & happiness," he tweeted.
The first squadron of Tejas was inducted into IAF at Bengaluru earlier today, with two fighter...
The three suicide attackers who struck Istanbul's main international airport this week are believed to have been planning to take dozens of people hostage, a Turkish newspaper reported today.
A total of 44 people were killed in Tuesday night's gun and bomb spree at Turkey's busiest airport, the deadliest in a string of attacks to hit Istanbul this year.
The pro-government Sabah newspaper reported that the attackers scouted the scene and planned to take dozens of passengers...
ED has issued a fresh notice to a firm linked to Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in connection with its probe into alleged money laundering in a land deal in Rajasthan's Bikaner district.
Officials said the summons for production of documents was issued for the second time as the agency had earlier dismissed as "unauthorised" the appearance of a lawyer in response to the notices first sent in this regard last month.
Twelve persons were killed and 25 others were missing as torrential rains and landslides hit Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts in the wee hours today, burying villages in sludge with many residents trapped under the debris.
While eight persons were killed in cloudburst in Pithoragarh district, four lives were claimed by heavy rains in Chamoli district.
Two persons were swept away by the muddy waters and debris rushing down the slopes into Siron village in Chamoli.
Millions of Australians were bracing for a key election that pits Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull against Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten who is vying to become the country's fifth premier in three years, with polls indicating that the vote may be too close to call.
Over 15 million people are expected to exercise their votes tomorrow with over 1,600 candidates, including five of Indian-origin, contesting from over 55 political parities.
The main contest is between Turnbul and his conservative coalition...
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today congratulated the state-run HAL and Aeronautical Development Agency on the induction of the first two home- grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas into IAF and said the planes will be a force multiplier.
"Moment of National pride. Indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet inducted into Air Force. Tejas will take our air strength to new heights," Parrikar tweeted.
He said, "Congratulations to HAL and ADA for successful induction."
HAL handed over the first two Tejas...
Strongly protesting the increase in height of a check dam across the inter-state Palar river from five to 12 feet, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged her Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu to cut down the reservoir's level to its original position.
"I wish to bring to your urgent notice an important issue relating to the action of the Irrigation Department of AP increasing the height of the check dam from the existing...
The United States has expressed disappointment over India not getting entry into the NSG and asserted that it would continue to work constructively with other countries of the group for New Delhi's inclusion in the 48-nation atomic trading bloc.
"We're not going to let that go," State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters yesterday.
"We're obviously disappointed that India was not admitted during this recent session, but I can tell you that we're going to continue to...
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Saturday, 02 July 2016 | M Ratan | Via emailThis refers to the article, “‘One country’ which has not been nice”, (June 30) by Claude Arpi. At a time when China has been nasty and inimical to India's interests vis-a-vis its membership to the Nuclear Supplier Group, the author has rightly contrasted China's ingratitude and lack of reciprocity against...