Tag: Balakot

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  • No Balakot dividend

    No Balakot dividend

    The post-Balakot militaristic underpinning of its electoral campaign paid rich dividends for the BJP/NDA in the recent polls, but the much-hyped success of that air-strike in “enemy” territory had minimal impact on those controlling the government’s purse-strings.

    July 11, 2019
  • Jaishankar to attend Commonwealth foreign ministers’ meeting in London

    Jaishankar to attend Commonwealth foreign ministers’ meeting in London

    However, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday ruled out a meeting between Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi. “There is no plan for a meeting with the Pakistan foreign minister,” he said.

    July 5, 2019
  • Only a beginning

    Only a beginning

    Recovering the black boxes will be the next task in trying to piece together what caused the AN-32 to crash.

    June 13, 2019
  • Security forces prepare hit list of top 10 Pakistani and Kashmiri terrorists

    Security forces prepare hit list of top 10 Pakistani and Kashmiri terrorists

    The A++ category Riyaz Naikoo, commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), tops the list of the targets of the security forces.

    June 6, 2019
  • Unfriendly fire

    Unfriendly fire

    It was criminal for the Mi-17 crew not to have activated its “friend or foe” identification apparatus during a time when a Pakistani raid was continuing.

    May 29, 2019
  • 86 terrorists killed, nearly 20 arrested this year: Indian Army

    86 terrorists killed, nearly 20 arrested this year: Indian Army

    “During this year, we have been able to neutralize 86 terrorists so far and our operations continue in the same manner. Nearly 20 of them have been apprehended. We've also been able to bring back many of them to the mainstream,” said Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.

    May 20, 2019
  • ‘Neech aadmi’ jibe against PM Modi: Was I not prophetic, asks Mani Shankar Aiyar

    ‘Neech aadmi’ jibe against PM Modi: Was I not prophetic, asks Mani Shankar Aiyar

    “Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?” Aiyar said.

    May 14, 2019
  • Opposition lagging behind NDA

    Opposition lagging behind NDA

    To his advantage, the United Nations has also put terrorist Masood Azhar in the global terrorist list this week, something New Delhi had been stressing for long.

    May 5, 2019
  • Sick competition

    Sick competition

    It is an accepted reality that since no “victim” will ever admit to have suffered a military setback, assessments of success or failure will always be one-sided.

    May 5, 2019
  • Never backed Modi’s hardline stand: Amarinder

    Never backed Modi’s hardline stand: Amarinder

    Nowhere in his interview with the said channel had he said he was a supporter of “Modi’s hardline” or stands with NDA against terror, said Amarinder in a statement soon after the telecast of the TV interview in which he had clearly and vehemently lambasted the Prime Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to take credit for the victory of the defence forces in Balakot.

    April 27, 2019
  • Article 370 will be withdrawn from J-K if BJP is voted to power: Amit Shah

    Article 370 will be withdrawn from J-K if BJP is voted to power: Amit Shah

    We cannot compromise with the security of the nation.

    April 27, 2019
  • Strange comparison

    Strange comparison

    The overall law and order situation has shown small improvement ~ the oft-repeated claims that the police function under state governments has only token value ~ as proven by how Delhi (under North Block’s direct control) remains unsafe.

    April 23, 2019
  • Balakot remark by PM Modi prima facie violation of poll code: Poll officer

    Balakot remark by PM Modi prima facie violation of poll code: Poll officer

    Following the speech, the Election Commission had taken cognizance of Prime Minister’s remarks where he mentioned Balakot air strikes and Pulwama terror attack.

    April 11, 2019
  • Ribbons and braids

    Ribbons and braids

    Time was when the “brass” had the guts to caution the political leadership, now even the Supreme Commander is a passive spectator to an impotent Election Commission.

    April 11, 2019
  • Wg Cdr Abhinandan’s father says around 300 terrorists could have been killed in Balakot

    Wg Cdr Abhinandan’s father says around 300 terrorists could have been killed in Balakot

    The retired Air Marshal made the comments on Wednesday while addressing a meet at IIT-Madras.

    April 4, 2019
  • The challenges before Modi

    The challenges before Modi

    Naturally, wherever the PM goes, the seven welfare schemes launched by his government for the poor, who form a part of almost every speech made by Modi and BJP, are his strong selling points.

    March 31, 2019
  • Needless gung-ho

    Needless gung-ho

    Insisting that India was capable of retaliation, Mr Doval said “What shall we do, what should be our intention, our path, our reaction, the country’s leadership is capable of deciding...whether the action is against terrorists or those who support these terrorists. We can face every kind of challenge,” he said.

    March 24, 2019