Tag: 26/11

Indian PM to visit UAE

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?

Pak denies visa extension to only Indian reporter

After The Hindu‘s Anita Joshua, the PTI reporter in Islamabad, Rezaul Hasan Laskar, has been denied a visa extension by Pakistan, which said he has spent seven years there when the usual tenure is three years. With this, neither country will now have any reporter based in each others’ capital. The last Pakistani journalist to have worked in India was Javed Jadoon of Radio Pakistan, who left in 2011.

Coast Guard aims for ambitious expansion

Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will be one of the biggest in this sector in the world by 2018. ICG assets have increased by 50 percent and the number of stations will go up from 22 to 42. Indian shipyards are building 156 vessels for the ICG and 12 Dornier aircraft will be inducted within two years.

Navy inducts interceptor boats

The Indian Navy has inducted three Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC). These are the first of fifteen FICs in an order to a French manufacturer worth around USD 13 million. A second order worth USD 67 million for the acquisition of 80 more FICs has been given to Solas Lanka.

Blog: China on my mind

StratPost’s Saurabh Joshi tries to analyze the fortnight-long controversy over intrusions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army across the Line of Actual Control into India and the larger environment between the two countries from which this flare-up has arisen.