In another statement carried on Thursday by Rodong Sinmun, Kim Yo Jong, Mr. Kim’s sister and his de facto spokeswoman, assailed the propaganda campaign. “What matters is that those human scum hardly worth their value as human beings had the temerity of faulting our supreme leadership and citing ‘nuclear issue,’”she said. … [Read more...] about North Korea lashes out at U.S., saying China eclipses it
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North Korea, in recent months, have also been ramping up pressure against South Korea, blowing up an inter-Korean liaison office in its territory and threatening to abandon a bilateral military agreement aimed at reducing tensions. It follows months of frustration over Seoul’s unwillingness to defy U.S.-led sanctions and restart joint economic projects that would breathe life into the North’s broken economy. … [Read more...] about North Korea says it has no plans for talks with U.S.
NEW DELHI: Despite the recent clashes on the India-China border and increased troop movement on both sides, analysts on Dalal Street are not apprehending any escalation in the situation into a full-fledged war, showed an ETMarkets survey among a dozen brokerages. However, if the matter does escalate, a sharp selloff is guaranteed, they warned. Most analysts felt the market is not done with earnings downgrades yet and the most bullish yearend targets for the benchmark indices suggest single-digit returns on domestic stocks this year. ( Read: Most bullish Nifty estimates suggest 10% fall in 2020) Any escalation in the border situation looks less likely, given the economic situation on both the countries in the wake of Covid-19 disruption, said Siddharth Sedani, Vice President for Equity Advisory at Anand Rathi. Naveen Kulkarni, Chief Investment Officer at Axis Securities, said the global geopolitical environment had become quite sensitive, and market reaction to any escalation would … [Read more...] about ETMarkets survey: Dalal Street not apprehending further escalation on China border
Asked how the air force was readying itself in view of tensions following Galwan Valley clash, he said, "Air Power will play an important role in this area in both combat and support roles. We have all the resources in terms of men and equipment to meet all the challenges." … [Read more...] about IAF geared up for combat role near China border
NEW DELHI: India will press Russia to consider expediting the delivery of the S-400 Triumf anti-missile system during defence minister Rajnath Singh’s three-day visit to Russia starting Monday. The urgency comes amid heightened tensions along the India-China border. Moscow is believed to have delayed delivery of the $5.4-billion system to December 2021 due to Covid-19 constraints. India had completed large payments for the system last year. China, which also enjoys strong defence ties with Russia, has already acquired the S-400 system from its northern neighbour and this fact may have added to India’s concerns. Besides, sources said, armed forces have been told to be ready for all eventualities. The government has begun the process of filling up gaps in defence preparedness, making good pending purchases, shoring up supplies and improving inventory profile based on worst-case scenarios, including a two-front fight. According to people aware of the details, Russia … [Read more...] about Rajnath Singh’s Russia visit: India to urge Russia to rush delivery of S-400 system