Not yet settled properly in his new role, Lt. Gen. Dhillon of the Rajputana Rifles, began coordinating operations against the perpetrators of the ghastly attack as also monitoring developments along the Line of Control (LoC) where situation was getting tense by the day. … [Read more...] about Terror launch pads in PoK ‘full’, but our response hard and punishing: Lt. Gen. Dhillon
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With the Balakot air strike, India has clearly demonstrated “its strong will against terrorism” and now “we do not hesitate to cross the border to protect India against terrorism”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the air strike. … [Read more...] about We do not hesitate to cross border to protect India against terrorism, says Rajnath
On the anti-satellite (ASAT) test conducted early this year, Mr. Singh said it was done as in the new and emerging world, the battlefield was not only limited to land, air and sea but would also spread to space and cyberspace. “India has to be ready for any eventuality keeping pace with technological advancements in the area,” he said. … [Read more...] about Balakot strike was to prevent another Pulwama: Rajnath
A new development was the involvement of both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the de-escalation. Both are U.S. allies and have committed generous financial packages to Pakistan. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in India on February 19-20 and witnessed the ratcheting up of tensions. On February 28, Saudi State Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was in Islamabad even as the Crown Prince was on the phone with Mr. Modi. A week later, Mr. Jubeir was back in Pakistan and then in Delhi meeting Mr. Modi on March 11. UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan was tweeting about his telephone conversations with Prime Ministers Modi and Imran Khan on February 28. … [Read more...] about What has changed post-Balakot?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that travelling in economy sucks. Believe me, as someone whose job regularly takes them around the world, I know. No matter how often you fly, or how much of an experienced traveller you are, a long haul in economy is never going to rank highly on any travel wish list. … [Read more...] about Hell at 38,000 feet: Why the future of flying won’t be that great