Thursday, 20 January, 2022
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Topic: LOC

India dropped the ball in Kashmir, but it can’t afford to along the LAC

For those who have been following the Kashmir and India-China developments closely, both outcomes are no surprise.

Jaishankar agrees on $200 million line of credit support to Kyrgyzstan

As part of his 4-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan & Armenia, EAM Jaishankar Monday spoke about early travel of Indian students & liberal visa regime with his Kyrgyz counterpart.

Army opens fire at Pakistan quadcopter spotted along LoC in Jammu

The quadcopter was spotted by Army troops in Pallanwaka sector around 9 pm Wednesday. It returned to the Pakistani side when the troops opened fire to bring it down, said sources.

Mentally unstable MP man who accidentally crossed into Pakistan in 2019 returns home

Following talks between the Pakistan govt and the Ministry of External Affairs, Barelal Adivasi who was arrested on 14 November 2019 was released and returned to India Saturday.

NIA files charge sheet against 7 Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in arms smuggling case

NIA alleged the accused were part of a 'criminal conspiracy by Pakistan handlers of TuM and terror associates based in Poonch, Kuwait to execute terrorist activities against India.'

LoC is silent but at least 40 youths joined terror ranks in Kashmir this year, 50 ‘missing’

Several of those 'missing' are suspected to have joined terror groups. The trend in recruitment numbers is 'around the same as 2020' and is being seen as a cause for worry.

Security forces seize cache of arms, including 5 AK assault rifles, in J&K’s Kupwara

The operation was conducted in very close proximity of the LoC in Dhanni village which is under direct observation of Pakistan Army posts in Lipa Valley, said an army official.

As India commits to peace along LoC, onus on Modi-Shah to resist Pakistan bashing temptation

Diplomatic relations cannot be sacrificed for domestic politics and election thrills, and Modi-Shah's BJP seems to have a special fondness for doing that.

From next week, troops at LoC and LAC to get new & more lethal Israeli Light Machine Guns 

The Israeli Light Machine Gun Negev NG-7 has a rate of fire of over 700 bullets per minute and a range of over 800 meters.

Pakistan agreed to ceasefire because Gen Bajwa had a Musharraf moment

Islamabad’s change in stance towards India, two years after Balakot, has troubled some in Pakistan.

On Camera

YourTurn

How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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