Terror Inputs Puts Security Men On Alert In Border Areas In Punjab

  • Published in News
Terror Inputs Puts Security Men On Alert In Border Areas In Punjab

Security agencies were put on high alert in border areas of Punjab on Saturday after intelligence inputs on infiltration of terrorists into Indian territory from neighbouring Pakistan, informed sources said.

Terror Inputs Puts Security Men On Alert In Border Areas In Punjab

Security agencies were put on high alert in border areas of Punjab on Saturday after intelligence inputs on infiltration of terrorists into Indian territory from neighbouring Pakistan, informed sources said.

Security was tightened, particularly in border districts of Pathankot and Gurdaspur, including near Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, which bore the brunt of terror attack on January 2, 2016, as well as nearby Mamoon Cantonment of the Army.

India's international border with Pakistan falls in both districts that adjoin Jammu and Kashmir.

Apart from Punjab Police, men of the Border Security Force and personnel of different security agencies have been put on alert following intelligence inputs.

Suspected Pakistani terrorists had on July 27, 2015, attacked Dinanagar town in neighbouring Gurdaspur district, around 225 km from here, killing seven persons, including a Punjab Police officer, three Home Guards and three civilians.

The three terrorists were killed after a 11-hour gun battle with security forces at the Dinanagar police station.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/423189-terror-inputs-puts-security-men-on-alert-in-border-areas-in-punjab

Read more...

Jadhav Under No Threat of Immediate Execution: Pakistan

  • Published in News
Jadhav Under No Threat of Immediate Execution: Pakistan

Jadhav's mother and wife will meet him here on December 25 in the "light of Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds," the official said.

Jadhav Under No Threat of Immediate Execution: Pakistan

Jadhav's mother and wife will meet him here on December 25 in the "light of Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds," the official said.

Pakistan on Thursday said alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was not under any threat of immediate execution and his meeting with his wife and mother had been arranged "purely on humanitarian grounds".

Let me assure you that Jadhav is under no threat of immediate execution and his mercy petitions are still pending," foreign office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said.

Jadhav's mother and wife will meet him here on December 25 in the "light of Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds," the official said.

Islamabad also said it was awaiting New Delhi's decision on Pakistan permitting media interaction with the wife and mother of Jadhav.

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday issued visas to the mother and wife of the Indian who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Jadhav's mother and wife are expected to arrive in Pakistan on Saturday via the Wagha land border. An Indian diplomat is expected to accompany the two women when they meet Jadhav.

Pakistan had earlier repeatedly rejected India's plea for consular access to Jadhav, who it says was arrested in Baluchistan.

India maintains that Jadhav was kapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the navy.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/422989-jadhav-under-no-threat-of-immediate-execution-pakistan

Read more...

IAF Phases Out Soviet-Era Multi-Utility Mi-8 Choppers

  • Published in News
IAF Phases Out Soviet-Era Multi-Utility Mi-8 Choppers

The Indian Air Force's Soviet era multi-utility medium lift Mi-8 helicopters were phased out of service in a ceremony at the Yelhanka Air Force Station here on Sunday.

IAF Phases Out Soviet-Era Multi-Utility Mi-8 Choppers

The Indian Air Force's Soviet era multi-utility medium lift Mi-8 helicopters were phased out of service in a ceremony at the Yelhanka Air Force Station here on Sunday.

The phasing out ceremony was attended by veterans headed by former IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major (Retd), who flew the last MI-8 mission along with CO 112 Helicopter Unit.

IAF Training Command chief Air Marshal S. R. K. Nair, was the chief guest at the event. National Defence Academy Commandant, Air Marshal Jasjit Singh Kler, the senior most MI-8 pilot, was also present on the occasion.

The de-commissioned choppers will be handed over to the agencies concerned for static display and to motivate the youth to join the armed forces," said Nair as the vintage craft took a bow before flying into the sunset.

MI-8, called Pratap, had been the backbone of the IAF's medium lift combat capability. Though the twin-turbine copter was mostly used for air-lifting warriors, troops and goods to remote and inaccessible areas, including the mountain ranges, its armed variant with gunship was an airborne command post.

The MI-8 helicopters arrived in India in 1971 at Bombay and were formally inducted in the IAF helicopter inventory in the year 1972. Between 1971 and 1988, 107 were inducted and served for 45 years.

The MI-8 formed 10 operational helicopter units and it operated in several major IAF operations including Operation Meghdoot in the Siachen Glacier and Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka. The helicopter also operated extensively in humanitarian and disaster relief operations across the length and breadth of the country. It was also used for ferrying VIPs and VVIPs for decades.

MI-8 through its glorious service career, did not just establish itself as a mainstay of the helicopter operations but also left an indelible mark on the future by providing the Indian Air Force with a lineage of professional helicopter aircrew," an official statement said.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/422441-iaf-phases-out-soviet-era-multi-utility-mi-8-choppers

Read more...

Hafiz Saeed Actively Pursuing Jehadi Agenda In Pakistan

  • Published in News
Hafiz Saeed Actively Pursuing Jehadi Agenda In Pakistan

Addressing a conference to condemn Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel here, Saeed yesterday asked the US president to take back his decision.

Hafiz Saeed Actively Pursuing Jehadi Agenda In Pakistan

Addressing a conference to condemn Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel here, Saeed yesterday asked the US president to take back his decision.

Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and the Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is actively pursuing his jehadi agenda with impunity in Pakistan after his release from a ten- month house arrest under anti-terror and public safety laws.

Addressing a conference to condemn Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel here, Saeed yesterday asked the US president to take back his decision.

The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, who carries a USD 10 million bounty on his head, said that declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital means declaration of a crusade war.

It is an open war against Muslims," he said, claiming that the next target of the Jewish lobby would be Muslim holy places - Mecca and Madina in Saudi Arabia.

We do not have to look upon the government but to awake the people of Pakistan to raise this issue. Today, the Muslim world needs a leader like Salahuddin Ayubi as no ruler can dare to wage Jihad to liberate Jerusalem," he said, referring to a 12th century military commander who led the Muslim campaign against the Crusader states.

Early this month, Trump announced his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital, marking a major departure from decades of American diplomacy on the Palestinian issue.

Saaed also reiterated that Kashmiris will continue their struggle for freedom and India can no more suppress it.

Soon after Saeed's release last month, the White House had asked Pakistan to immediately re-arrest and prosecute the Mumbai attack mastermind.

The White House had also warned Pakistan that it will have an impact on bilateral relationship.

Saeed, who is accused of having masterminded the November 2008 Mumbai attack, was placed on the terrorism black list by the United Nations in December 2008.

The US too has designated him as a global terrorist. His JuD was declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/422429-hafiz-saeed-actively-pursuing-jehadi-agenda-in-pakistan

Read more...

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

  • Published in News
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday.

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday. The student is presently under observation, news agency ANI reported. The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government.

The family said Mohammed Akbar who is pursuing his masters in computer sciences, was injured after a bullet hit his right cheek on December 6. He was walking towards his car in a parking area when the assailant shot him. The family has requested the Telangana government and the Ministry of External Affairs to make arrangements for an emergency visa to enable them to visit the US.
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help


This is not the first time that such attacks have taken place against Indians this year. Earlier in February this year, Mamidala Vamsi Reddy, a 27-year-old student from Warangal district of Telangana, was shot dead near his apartment in California when he had gone for a walk after his dinner.

During the same month, Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s fatal shooting by a Kansas man made headlines raising questions over the safety of Indians residing in the US.

Following Kuchibhotla’s death, his wife had written a Facebook post that had gone viral, questioning the safety of Indian citizens in US . She had questioned the American ‘dream’ every Indian aspires to achieve. to answer the question that is in every immigrant’s mind, DO WE BELONG HERE? she had written. Is this the same country we dreamed of and is it still secure to raise our families and children here? she had asked.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/421400-hyderabad-youth-shot-at-in-chicago-family-seeks-indian-government-s-help

Read more...

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

  • Published in News
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday.

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday. The student is presently under observation, news agency ANI reported. The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government.

The family said Mohammed Akbar who is pursuing his masters in computer sciences, was injured after a bullet hit his right cheek on December 6. He was walking towards his car in a parking area when the assailant shot him. The family has requested the Telangana government and the Ministry of External Affairs to make arrangements for an emergency visa to enable them to visit the US.
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help


This is not the first time that such attacks have taken place against Indians this year. Earlier in February this year, Mamidala Vamsi Reddy, a 27-year-old student from Warangal district of Telangana, was shot dead near his apartment in California when he had gone for a walk after his dinner.

During the same month, Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s fatal shooting by a Kansas man made headlines raising questions over the safety of Indians residing in the US.

Following Kuchibhotla’s death, his wife had written a Facebook post that had gone viral, questioning the safety of Indian citizens in US . She had questioned the American ‘dream’ every Indian aspires to achieve. to answer the question that is in every immigrant’s mind, DO WE BELONG HERE? she had written. Is this the same country we dreamed of and is it still secure to raise our families and children here? she had asked.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/421400-hyderabad-youth-shot-at-in-chicago-family-seeks-indian-government-s-help

Read more...

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

  • Published in News
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday.

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday. The student is presently under observation, news agency ANI reported. The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government.

The family said Mohammed Akbar who is pursuing his masters in computer sciences, was injured after a bullet hit his right cheek on December 6. He was walking towards his car in a parking area when the assailant shot him. The family has requested the Telangana government and the Ministry of External Affairs to make arrangements for an emergency visa to enable them to visit the US.
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help


This is not the first time that such attacks have taken place against Indians this year. Earlier in February this year, Mamidala Vamsi Reddy, a 27-year-old student from Warangal district of Telangana, was shot dead near his apartment in California when he had gone for a walk after his dinner.

During the same month, Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s fatal shooting by a Kansas man made headlines raising questions over the safety of Indians residing in the US.

Following Kuchibhotla’s death, his wife had written a Facebook post that had gone viral, questioning the safety of Indian citizens in US . She had questioned the American ‘dream’ every Indian aspires to achieve. to answer the question that is in every immigrant’s mind, DO WE BELONG HERE? she had written. Is this the same country we dreamed of and is it still secure to raise our families and children here? she had asked.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/421399-hyderabad-youth-shot-at-in-chicago-family-seeks-indian-government-s-help

Read more...

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

  • Published in News
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday.

Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US. The victim is currently under observation.

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday. The student is presently under observation, news agency ANI reported. The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government.

The family said Mohammed Akbar who is pursuing his masters in computer sciences, was injured after a bullet hit his right cheek on December 6. He was walking towards his car in a parking area when the assailant shot him. The family has requested the Telangana government and the Ministry of External Affairs to make arrangements for an emergency visa to enable them to visit the US.
Hyderabad Youth Shot At In Chicago, Family Seeks Indian Government’s Help


This is not the first time that such attacks have taken place against Indians this year. Earlier in February this year, Mamidala Vamsi Reddy, a 27-year-old student from Warangal district of Telangana, was shot dead near his apartment in California when he had gone for a walk after his dinner.

During the same month, Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s fatal shooting by a Kansas man made headlines raising questions over the safety of Indians residing in the US.

Following Kuchibhotla’s death, his wife had written a Facebook post that had gone viral, questioning the safety of Indian citizens in US . She had questioned the American ‘dream’ every Indian aspires to achieve. to answer the question that is in every immigrant’s mind, DO WE BELONG HERE? she had written. Is this the same country we dreamed of and is it still secure to raise our families and children here? she had asked.

Read more http://theindiansubcontinent.com/defense/item/421399-hyderabad-youth-shot-at-in-chicago-family-seeks-indian-government-s-help

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed

Log in or Sign up