UN lauds Indo-Pak decision on ceasefire

The Secretary-General is encouraged by the joint statement issued by the militaries of India and Pakistan on their agreement to observing the ceasefire at the Line of Control in Kashmir and engaging through established mechanisms…reports Arul Louis. India and Pakistan have entered into a historic decision by agreeing to observe ceasefire pacts in LoC. Secretary-General

Ceasefire along LoC

A positive step towards greater peace and stability  India and Pakistan agree for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the LoC and all other sectors with effect from midnight February 24, reports Asian Lite News India and Pakistan reviewed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir,

Indian Army gets solar-powered tent

“As our soliders were living at high altitude areas, so we decided why should we not develop solar-heated shelters for them,” said Wangchuk, who has carried out research on solar-heated houses for last 25 years….reports Asian Lite News Ladakh-based engineer Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired the character of ‘Phunsukh Wangdu’ in Bollywood blockbuster “Three Idiots”, has

Iran won’t pursue nuclear weapons

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that the Islamic Republic’s “definite” determination not to produce or store weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including nuclear weapons, official news agency IRNA reported. “As we have said many times, in our country’s defence program, there is no place for weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, and this is

Nation remembers Pulwama martyrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to the security personnel who were killed in a terror attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama in 2019. “We pay tribute to all those men martyred in the Pulwama terror attack,” Modi said during his visit to Chennai. The Prime Minister said that the people were proud of

PM hands over battle tank Arjun Mark 1A to Army

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank Mark 1A to the Army here. Modi, who arrived here Sunday morning to inaugurate and lay foundation stones for several key projects, handed over the tank to Army Chief General MM Naravane. He accepted a salute by the state-of-the-art tank,

‘India committed to maintain peaceful situation in the border’

India and China have reached an agreement to disengage troops from north and south of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh region, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Defence Minister said, “The sustained talks with China have led to the agreement on the disengagement on the north and south banks

India to continue negotiations with China

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Saturday that Indian and Chinese military commanders have held up to nine rounds of negotiations on the disengagement of troops in Ladakh. Jaishankar, who was Vijayawada where he met some BJP leaders, among other engagements, said that negotiations will continue. However, he said that there is no visible

Biden halts Trump’s troop withdrawals from Germany

US President Joe Biden said that he was freezing troop withdrawal from Germany and ending the country’s support for offensive operations in the Yemen conflict. In his first major foreign policy speech since taking office on January 20, Biden on Thursday outlined his foreign policy vision focused on diplomacy, alliance, multi-lateralism, and values, standing in

India plans to spend $130 bln on military modernisation

India plans to spend 130 billion dollars on military modernisation in the next 7-8 years to strengthen its security apparatus, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday. Speaking at the ‘Aero India’ show here, the Minister said: “We have taken many steps to strengthen our security apparatus recently. Domestic manufacturing of bigger and complex defence