Air Marshal M Matheshwaran analyzes exactly why the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft will never fully meet the ASR and cannot become the IAF ‘s frontline fighter in the Lo segment.
Air Marshal M Matheswaran (retired) goes back in history to examine the reasons why the Light Combat Aircraft project has failed to meet expectations.
“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.”
India pays for Iranian oil in rupees deposited in an Iranian government bank account in UCO Bank’s Kolkata branch, which the Iranians then use to pay Indian exporters who supply agricultural produce like wheat and other goods to Iran.
South Block is upset over events in Qatar where the Taliban betrayed the presumption of having secured international recognition, and has reserved for Kerry the frostiest reception accorded to a visiting US Secretary of State in recent times.
Former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed Tuesday evening in a suicide blast at his house in Kabul. He was meeting a group of Taliban insurgents when the explosion was triggered, Xinhua reported, quoting an unnamed source from Rabbani’s office.
Iran is at least two years away from producing a single nuclear weapon, according to an in-depth report published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Thursday.
US diplomats also feared that Chinese companies were selling materials to Iran that could be used to build nuclear missiles and other weapons of mass destruction, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday, citing secret US cables leaked by WikiLeaks.
In an exclusive interview, StratPost spoke to the lawyer representing the relatives of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, James P. Kreindel, who said he hopes to depose Lashkar e Taiba agent David Headley and get compensation from the terrorist group as well as Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence.
Quoting Israeli defense officials, a Jerusalem Post report has blamed the controversy over the $1.4 billion Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) contract awarded to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Russian and US defense companies, Muslims in India and has speculated on the involvement of Iran as well, in attempting to scuttle the deal.
NATO Commander General John Craddock had earlier indicated Iran to have been an option for NATO members to supply their troops and Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer had also called for engagement with Iran in the context of NATO’s deployment in Afghanistan.