Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now
It is tempting and even exhilarating for Indians to think that the world wants us in Europe, to mediate between Russia and Ukraine. Considering that Europe had colonised us until not very long ago, and Moscow had played peacemaker between India and Pakistan, to end the war in 1965, surely, we have come a long way, in global affairs. Or, so would every Indian think, and is also entitled to conclude.

Source:

IDRW
14 Apr, 2022
?’India’s Neutral Stand on Ukraine War Poses No Danger to Ties With US’: Expert John Mearsheimer?
In an exclusive interview to CNN-News18’s Zakka Jacob, the Chicago University professor said the US has a rich history of having fundamental disagreements with India and is used to it. “There is no serious danger of rupture in relations between the two countries because of India’s neutral stand,” he said.

Source:

IDRW
14 Apr, 2022
Shah to attend ‘PoJK Sankalp Rally’ on May 8; will reiterate India’s stance
The rally is being organised in Jammu on May 8 by Jammu and Kashmir People’s Forum. The rally will be attended by the Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir refugees, who have settled in Jammu and Kashmir, and other states of the country.

Source:

IDRW
14 Apr, 2022
Law college removes principal for ideological stand on Kashmir
 Meanwhile, days after his bail, Kashmiri journalist Asif Sultan, who was arrested for four years, has been booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) and re-arrested in Srinagar.

Source:

IDRW
14 Apr, 2022
Battle within US panel on religious freedom on putting India on Red List
Twice in past successive years, the USCIRF wanted the US State Department to treat India as a ‘Country of Particular Concern (CPC)’ which would bracket it with egregious human rights abusers such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. And, both times two different US administrations have rejected its recommendation and kept India a rung below the Red List.

Source:

IDRW
14 Apr, 2022
China Rejects 'Pressure or Coercion' over Russia Relations China responded to a call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for Beijing to persuade Moscow to end the war in Ukraine.
China responded to a call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for Beijing to persuade Moscow to end the war in Ukraine.

Source:

military.com
14 Apr, 2022
Divers Recover Navy Plane that Crashed off Virginia Coast Navy divers have recovered an aircraft that crashed last month in the water off the Eastern Shore near the Virginia-Maryland...
Navy divers have recovered an aircraft that crashed last month in the water off the Eastern Shore near the Virginia-Maryland...

Source:

military.com
14 Apr, 2022
Chemical Weapons Use from Syrian War Stokes Ukraine's Fears Legal and moral taboos were shattered with the use of chemical weapons during Syria's civil war.
Legal and moral taboos were shattered with the use of chemical weapons during Syria's civil war.

Source:

military.com
14 Apr, 2022
List and details of new military equipment donated by United States to Ukraine
According to a statement published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on April 13, 2022, Ukraine will receive new military equipment from the United States including towed howitzers, artillery radars, Switchblade munitions, Javelin anti-tank missiles, tracked APCs (Armored Personnel Carrier), medical equipment, body armor, and helmets.

Source:

armyrecognition.com
14 Apr, 2022
Civilian Killed By Terrorists In J&K's Kulgam In Another Targeted Attack
A civilian was killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Terror group the 'Kashmir Freedom Fighters' has taken responsibility for the attackOn Wednesday evening, Surinder Kumar Singh, a resident of Kakran area in Kulgam, was shot at by unidentified terrorists. He died while being taken to a hospital in Srinagar.Following the attack, officials had cordoned off the area to nab the attackers.J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has condemned the attack. "I strongly condemn the t

Source:

indiandefensenews.in
14 Apr, 2022
India Gets Elected To Four UN ECOSOC Bodies
India has been elected to four key bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council, including the Commission on Science and Technology for Development.The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the UN System established by the UN Charter in 1945. It consists of 54 members of the United Nations elected by the General Assembly.“India gets elected to 4 @UN ECOSOC Bodies: Commission for Social Development, Committee on NGOs, Commission on Science & Technology for D

Source:

indiandefensenews.in
14 Apr, 2022
Cases of Enforced Disappearances Continue Unabated In Pakistan
Islamabad: Cases of disappearances, especially from ethnic minority areas continue unabated in Pakistan with a commission recording a total of 158 missing persons for the year 2022.The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances has received 76 new complaints of missing persons in March, according to the monthly report released by the commission, Friday Times reported.The Commission statistics also indicate that a total of 23 cases were deleted due to not being deemed to be cases of enforce

Source:

indiandefensenews.in
14 Apr, 2022
Russia Puts 398 Members of US Congress In Travel Ban List
Moscow: Russia has added 398 members of the United States Congress to its travel ban list, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday."In response to another 'wave' of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the administration of [US President] Joe Biden on March 24 of this year against 328 lawmakers of the State Duma ... which ... constitutes almost its entire composition, 'mirror' sanctions are introduced against 398 members of the House of Representatives of the US Congress," the ministry said in a sta

Source:

indiandefensenews.in
14 Apr, 2022
US Congratulates New Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif
Washington: The United States congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif and hoped to keep cooperating with the new government, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement."The United States congratulates newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and we look forward to continuing our long-standing cooperation with Pakistan's government," Blinken said in the statement on Wednesday (local time)The United States values its relationship with P

Source:

indiandefensenews.in
14 Apr, 2022
Indigenous Dornier-228 Aircraft To Be Game-Changer In North-Eastern Connectivity: Civil Aviation Ministry
New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation is upbeat to enhance the air connectivity in the North-east region by introducing indigenous Dornier-228 aircraft.The Union Minister of Civil Aviation (MoCA) Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday launched the first indigenously-made Dornier 228 flight from Dibrugarh district of Assam to Pasighat district of Arunachal Pradesh.Speaking to ANI, Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation said, “Northeast state connectivity is a priority under

Source:

indiandefensenews.in
14 Apr, 2022