“There are close to 140 Private Security Companies operating in the North Indian Ocean, which hire out Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel or PCASP,” said navy chief, Admiral DK Joshi, adding, “It has obvious security implications for us, including infiltration of terrorists.”
The agreement to enable Canada sell its uranium to India came into force in end-September after Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver. Both New Delhi and Ottawa are keen to begin supplies at the earliest.
The 37 percent escalation by a margin of roughly INR 1,200 crore for the US government offer to India for 145 M-777 light weight howitzers comes into effect on Tuesday, along with the imminent closure of the assembly line for the artillery.
In a statement issue today, the company said it was left ‘with no other option but to invoke arbitration through Counsel’. It said this came after it made several requests to the defense ministry for invoking bilateral discussions as provided in the contract.
Veterans are angry at the reemployment of the official in the Pensions Division because he is perceived to have acted against their interests and is now being paid a salary from the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, meant for veterans’ welfare.
Manmohan Singh is likely to undertake a ‘thanksgiving’ visit to the UAE for its cooperation in the arrests of terrorists like Abdul Karim Tunda, Yasin Bhatkal and Abu Jundal. Could this first visit by an Indian PM in over 30 years help India bring Dawood Ibrahim to justice?
Carter is looking at the Indian defense ministry to make it easier for US companies to do business with it and wants resolution of issues related to offsets, limitation of liability and delays in decision-making.
The foreign office consultation was significant not only as it comes a bit over a week before the UN General Assembly session but at a time when US Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is on a visit to the region.
The failure to consider the order by the DAC has wider implications as it is unlikely that any decision can be taken on this order by October 15, after which the value of the deal will see a 37 percent hike.
China and Bhutan will be conducting a “joint technical field survey” in September in a move to settle their boundary disputes, which could shrink the buffer zone between the Siliguri corridor and the India-China border in Chumbi valley.