Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicIndia-Pakistan border

Topic: India-Pakistan border

Army focuses on bridging capabilities against Pakistan & China, inducts 12 indigenous bridges

The Army Friday inducted first 12, of a total of 110, 10-metre short span bridging systems that will be deployed in the western borders with Pakistan by combat engineers.

Army chief in Kashmir ‘to take stock’ as ‘fragile’ ceasefire with Pakistan completes 100 days

While there has been no ceasefire violation along LoC since 25 February, sources say, terror infrastructure like training camps continues to operate in PoK, though on a smaller scale.

Pakistan drones enter Indian airspace in Jammu, return after BSF fire

The 2 drones, spotted hovering in Jabbowal and Vikram border outpost areas in Arnia Saturday morning, returned to the Pakistani side after the alert BSF personnel fired on them.

India-Pakistan Brigadiers meet as peace holds along LoC, terror camps remain a concern

Brigadier-level commanders meet at Poonch Rawalkot Crossing Point to discuss implementation of ceasefire agreement. According to intel inputs, there are 27 terror launchpads across LoC.

Lahore university expels students for hugging & a trick that saved endangered goat species

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

11 grenades dropped by ‘Pakistani drone’ recovered near IB in Punjab’s Gurdaspur

The grenades were hidden in a box and it was attached to a wooden frame, Gurdaspur SSP Rajinder Singh said, adding the recovery was made Sunday evening.

Hathras case ousts drugs, Bollywood & SSR as news channels take on Yogi’s UP government

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Pakistan team visits Punjab’s Dera Baba Nanak to survey part of Kartarpur Corridor bridge

India has constructed its 100-meter long portion of the bridge, which is part of the Kartarpur corridor project. Pakistan is yet to start work on its side.

Border Security Force shoots dead 5 intruders along India-Pakistan border in Punjab

The intruders had first fired on BSF troops who retaliated in self-defence. An intensive search operation along the front is underway.

Collaboration the way forward — India-Pakistan artists, writers on peace across borders

Indian and Pakistani names including Dr Syeda Hameed, Nandita Das, Salima Hashmi & writer Mohd Hanif participated in an online discussion ahead of Independence Day of both nations.

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TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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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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