Pathankot attack: NIA raids six locations in Punjab

New Delhi, Jan 21 : The National INvestigation Agency sleuths on Thursday raided six places in Punjab’s Gurdaspur and Amritsar towns as part of the ongoing probe into the January 2 terror attack at the air force base in Pathankot. The places where the raids were carried out belong to suspected Punjab Police officer Salwinder […]

Helicopters donated by India operate in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jan 20 : Three of the four Mi-35 helicopters — donated by India to Afghanistan — were fully operational, the country’s defence ministry said on Wednesday. The helicopters will be used for the first time in the ongoing Helmand province battle against Taliban group, Tolo news agency quoted an official as saying. “We have […]

Focus on peace-building to protect civilians in armed conflicts: India

By Arul Louis United Nations, Jan 20 : The UN should focus on peace-building initiatives as the lasting solution to protect civilians during armed conflict and after, rather than making the task a part of the transitory peacekeeping operations, according to India. In his first address to the Security Council, India’s newly appointed Permanent Representative […]

US, Chinese officers encouraged by use of rules for ship meetings

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : The top officers in the US and Chinese navies lauded progress in US-China naval ties and said they were encouraged by the increased use of protocols for unplanned ship encounters at sea, a US Navy official said. US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and China’s naval […]

Army’s dog squad in R-Day parade after 26 years

New Delhi, Jan 19 : They are cute, yet aggressive. But don’t let the friendly appearance of these Indian Army dogs deceive you into believing that they are ordinary pets. Trained to perfectly match their steps with the marching soldiers, the army’s canine warriors can tear an enemy apart in minutes if their handlers tell […]

‘Pathankot can happen again, talking to Pakistan an exercise in futility’

New Delhi, Jan 19 : Is there any point in talking to Pakistan? Can Pakistan change its policy of using terror as an instrument of coercion? Will Pakistani generals allow the civilian government to take any strategic foreign policy decision regarding India? Can India ever exercise counter-coercion options, options that hurt the Pakistani state structure? […]