Wisdom dawns on Pakistan after India beats back China from Galwan
NO MENTION OF KASHMIR IN THE JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE TWO ARMIES ON FEBRUARY 25,2021
1.For the first time in 18 years, Pakistan came around and agreed to the Indian Army’s demand that it observed a complete ceasefire all…
• But Biden spares the Crown Prince from sanctions
*Biden is willing to wound but afraid to strike at the Crown Prince!
1.ARMS DEAL HALTED IN JANUARY 2021
1.1. As soon as he took office on January 20, the Biden administration had announced that it had put a temporary hold on billions…
*Putin, don’t exult; the “Shield” is here to foil your devious designs to dominate the world!
** Your GDP in 2020 is only $1.25 trillion ( US–$19 tn) and your percapita income is only one-fifth of the U.S.
*** You would do well to focus on your economic development and improve…
1.Pakistan has been on the FATF’s grey list since June 2018 and the government was given a final warning in February 2020 to complete the 27 action points.
1.1. Pakistan was retained in the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which examined its efforts to counter terror…
1.Joe Biden will have to face this most formidable challenge and provocation in his foreign policy management.
1.1. Ironically, this will not be from an enemy country but from his own NATO ally, Turkey!
2. IT IS GALLING TO HANDLE A DOUBLE-DEALER
2.1. Turkey’s leadership has fallen into the hands of a…
1.INDIA BEGINS THE PROCESS TO ACQUIRE 114 FIGHTER JETS AT$15 bn, THE LARGEST EVER DEFENCE DEAL IN THE WORLD.
1.1. In May 2020, the PM MODI Government, to transform the IAF into one of the most dreaded in the world, initiated the process of manufacturing in India with technology transfer,…
• Focus now shifting to energy cooperation after PM MODI Govt ended Russian monopoly over defence supplies
1.CANCELLATION OF THE DECEMBER 2020 INDIA-RUSSIA SUMMIT
1.1. Widely perceived to be due to Russia’s discomfort with the QUAD, the annual summit was canceled for the first time in the last twenty years.
1. India had opted for the Israeli Spike MR (medium-range) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) following the Balakot airstrike in 2019.
1.1.Accordingly, an order was placed for 240 missiles and 12 launchers as part of an “emergency purchase” to meet immediate operational requirements.
1.2. Also, the Spike’s immense success and its utilization…
• Dismisses a petition challenging the Tamil Nadu Government’s decision to launch Thirkovil TV, a channel intended to disseminate religious programmes.
1.The TNHindu and Religious Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department announced last year, the launch of Thirukovil TV as an initiative under the State’s Hindu and Religious Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department…
1.The Indian Navy will commission its third ‘Project-75’ Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine, INS Karanj, next month.
1.1. The Indian Navy has renamed these as “KALVARI” class submarines.
2.THE P75 PROJECT
2.1. India is building six Scorpene class conventional diesel-electric driven submarines at Mazagaon Dock Ltd., Mumbai, under the project codenamed as P75.