Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicBorder Action Team

Topic: Border Action Team

Pakistan Army’s BAT beheads two civilians in Poonch

While earlier reports said the civilians were killed in ceasefire actions, pictures have now revealed that they were also beheaded.

India tells Pakistan won’t stop retaliation on LoC until covert raids & infiltration stop

Over two dozen Pakistani soldiers have been killed in India's response to ceasefire violations by Pakistan since the Balakot air raid by the IAF.

India shouldn’t hesitate to strike back at Pakistan if it has adequate evidence

There have been multiple attempts to attack India around the anniversary of the 2016 surgical strikes. India shouldn't hesitate to strike back

Surgical strikes were well executed, but aimed at appeasing a domestic audience

At last the government has come up with a strategy of "compellance" against Pakistan, but has it come up with a plan to deal with what comes after? 

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
NI 13.08

Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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