Tag: Military

Patriot: Bringing back National Service would be a waste of taxpayers’ money

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 29 -- Veterans' group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has slammed the government's purported plans to reestablish the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) as a colossal waste of taxpayers' money, especially as the Covid-19 crisis continues to rage on. Patriot president Brigadier General...

‘No credibility’, India trashes Pak’s claims of Delhi sponsoring terrorism

India -- India on Sunday rubbished Pakistan's dossier with so-called evidence of Indian sponsorship of terrorism, saying it was a propaganda exercise that will find few takers as the world community is aware of Islamabad's role in supporting terror. Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi...

India concerned over situation in South China Sea that ‘erode trust’

India -- Against the backdrop of China's assertive activities in the South China Sea, India on Saturday expressed concern over actions in the region that erode trust and said a proposed code of conduct for the disputed waters shouldn't affect the legitimate interests of...

On Diwali, PM Modi distributes sweets to Indian soldiers at Longewala, rides tank

India, Nov. 14 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday celebrated Diwali with Indian soldiers at Longewala in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer. The prime minister distributed sweets to security forces personnel and wished them on the eve. "I would like to extend my Diwali greetings. I am...

India hits Pak targets, eight Pakistani soldiers killed

India, Nov. 14 -- At least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed and 12 injured on Friday after the Indian Army targeted Pakistani positions across the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir with artillery guns and anti-tank guided missiles in response to heavy shelling...

No breakthrough in 8th round of India, China military talks

India, Nov. 9 -- The Indian Army and the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will ensure their frontline soldiers "exercise restraint and avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation" along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) during the latest round of talks between senior commanders at Chushul...

Second batch of 3 Rafale jets likely to reach Ambala home base today

India, Nov. 5 -- The second batch of the Indian Air Force's three Rafale fighter jets, which reached the Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat from France on Wednesday, are likely to fly to their home base in Ambala on Thursday, officials familiar with developments said. The...

India-China ties under ‘severe stress’, LAC changes unacceptable: Jaishankar

India, Oct. 31 -- India-China ties are under "severe stress" and normalcy can be restored only if bilateral agreements on border management are respected in their entirety, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday, with the border standoff in Ladakh set to enter...

China says border standoff with India is bilateral issue, criticises Mike Pompeo’s remarks

India, Oct. 28 -- China on Wednesday reacted sharply to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo's remarks targeting the Chinese government and backing India in facing challenges to its sovereignty, saying the comments "instigated China's relations with other countries". Describing the boundary issue as a...

‘Political, economic or health emergency’? There’s only The Emergency in Constitution, say lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 24 -- Several lawyers polled by Malay Mail have cast doubts over the feasibility of the rumoured so-called "partial emergency" dubbed either a political, economic or health emergency, following speculation yesterday that the government is seeking such powers. Pointing to the Federal...