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  • US Defence Firms Seek Key Assurance Over Make-In-India Plans

    09/19/2017 11:25:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2017
    US defence firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's Defence Minister. These companies are also saying they shouldn't be held liable for defects in products manufactured in collaboration with local partners under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make-in-India's drive to build a military industrial base. Lockheed Martin and Boeing are both bidding to supply combat jets to India's military, which is running short of hundreds of aircraft as it retires Soviet-era MiG...
  • Leaders line up to meet with Ivanka Trump at UN gathering

    09/18/2017 2:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WSYR-TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Betsy Klein, CNN
    Ivanka Trump is back in her native New York City and stepping out on her own for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly this week. Joining her father at UNGA, the first daughter and senior adviser to the President will privately attend meetings of her own, a source familiar with the meetings told CNN. Trump has faced criticism over her White House role: She's been physically absent for some of her father's most high-profile, controversial decisions -- as well as failed to cajole him into siding with her on issues such as climate change -- leading some to question...
  • India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

    Ahmedabad (India) (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India's first bullet train project -- a $19 billion line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi. The initiative is a major step toward reviving India's accident-prone delapidated rail network but is also seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo. Both want to combat China's growing influence. The line, using Japanese trains and technology, will link Ahmedabad to India's financial capital Mumbai and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023. The 500 kilometre (310 mile) journey will be cut...
  • Carbon dating reveals earliest origins of zero symbol

    09/14/2017 1:28:41 PM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/14/2017 | BBC
    Carbon dating shows an ancient Indian manuscript has the earliest recorded origin of the zero symbol. The Bakhshali manuscript is now believed to date from the 3rd or 4th Century, making it hundreds of years older than previously thought.
  • India Wants to Match China’s Mountain Tank

    09/12/2017 6:09:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 12, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The Indian Army is in the early planning stages for a new light tank capable of traversing the rugged conditions of India’s mountainous northern borders. A directive from the Army setting requirements for the machine comes soon after China tested its own mountain tank in Tibet. India and China have long-running border disputes at Aksai Chin in India’s northwest and Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast. In June 2017, a standoff ensued at Doklam, near Bhutan, when Chinese troops with construction machinery moved into a disputed territory to extend a road. Indian troops arrived and both sides faced off, and both...
  • India and China step back from the brink of war — but can it last?

    09/09/2017 7:27:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 9/7/17 | Barkha Dutt
    How did India and China, nuclear-armed nations collectively home to 36 percent of the world’s people, go from conflict to camaraderie in less than a week? At the end of August, two months into the worst border standoff between the two countries in decades, there were whispers of war. But this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping joined Russia, South Africa and Brazil in declaring war on Pakistan-based terror groups. What just happened? Can it last? And should we trust it? For the moment, it appears Beijing’s aspirations to be a global leader in a...
  • The Greatest American Hero - Indian-American Female Lead Reboot Receives Put Pilot at ABC

    09/08/2017 4:44:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Spoiler TV ^ | September 9, 2017 | Nirat Anop
    A re-imagining of Steven J. Cannell’s 1981 cult classic The Greatest American Hero is flying back to development with a new creative team, a big new commitment and a big twist. ABC has given a put pilot commitment to the half-hour single-camera project. In it, the unlikely (super)hero at the center — Ralph Kinley (played by William Katt) in the original series — is Meera, an Indian-American woman. The Greatest American Hero comes from Fresh Off the Boat writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby. 20th Century Fox TV, where Fierce Baby is based and Fruchbom recently signed an...
  • Wal*Mart Cotton Making me Itch [aw!m vanity]

    09/07/2017 4:08:44 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 56 replies
    I love Wal*Mart, but I hate a lot of their cotton clothing, especially if it comes from India. Is it just me? Makes me itch right away, a lingering itch. And today I tried on some cotton clothes from Pakistan --same problem.
  • Indian Immigrants Fear Deportation After Donald Trump Scraps Migration Scheme

    09/05/2017 9:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    News18 ^ | September 6, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Children Arrival (DACA), an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children. Thousands of people from India, who arrived in the US illegally as children, are fearing deportation after President Donald Trump's decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programme, a South Asian Advocacy group has said. The number of such people from India, could be more than 20,000, according to an estimate carried out by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)....
  • Indian man's parents fly to Florida to beat son's wife for being 'disobedient,' police say

    09/04/2017 12:41:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2017
    Florida police rescued an Indian woman Saturday who was beaten by her husband and his parents who traveled from India to help assist him with the assault. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Silky Gaind, 33, called her parents in India to tell them of the abuse. They then called the authorities. Police said Gaind was being held in the Riverview home by her husband Devbir Kalsi, 33, and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, who traveled from India to help their son “counsel and discipline his wife for being disobedient” after he asked for their assistance, according...
  • Myths of dominance - China did not ever enjoy military or cultural supremacy in Asia

    09/03/2017 2:01:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kanwal Sibal
    Caption -- Borobudur: hardly Chinese The author is former foreign secretary of India The West has built a lot of myths about China which others, including in India, have accepted without challenge. That China was for centuries the dominant power in Asia and is now on the way to recovering that lost status is one such myth. This historical distortion is serving to legitimize China's hegemonic ambitions, as if China has the right to recover its natural position in Asia and any resistance amounts to denying the Chinese their due. This explains why even when China is aggressive...
  • Has India Secretly Supplied Vietnam with 6,000-pound Supersonic Missiles?

    09/01/2017 9:37:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Has India Secretly Supplied Vietnam with 6,000-pound Supersonic Missiles? Vietnamese state media claim Hanoi and New Delhi not only agreed on a deal to send BrahMos supersonic projectiles to Hanoi, but also say the weapons have been delivered. India’s Ministry of External Relations, though, denies such a deal exists. When asked specifically about the acquisition of the BrahMos, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Thi Thu Hang said on August 18 “the procurement of defense equipment by Vietnam is consistent with the policy of peace and self-defense and is the normal practice in self-defense.” India’s External Relations Ministry said reports of BrahMos...
  • A Sailor Who Became A Woman After A Sex Change Surgery Is Being Asked To Leave The Indian Navy!

    08/31/2017 11:47:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    INDIATIMES ^ | August 28, 2017 | INDIATIMES
    A sailor, who felt he was "a woman trapped in a man's body", is facing termination from serving with the armed forces, after the Navy recommended to the defence ministry that "she" be discharged from service. The sailor in question had recently undergone sex change surgery or gender reassignment, which prompted the Indian Navy to take this extreme measure. Confronted with the first-ever such case when the sailor returned to her INS Eksila base in Visakhapatnam after quietly undergoing the surgery in Mumbai late last year, the Navy wants her to be discharged under the SNLR (service no longer required)...
  • From M Night Shyamalan to Kal Penn, Indian-origin Celebrities Who Slammed Trump

    08/30/2017 12:56:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Little India ^ | August 30, 2017 | Staff
    Indian American model-turned-author Padma Lakshmi recently slammed US President Donald Trump, saying he is a “menace to society”. She was speaking at the 8th Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Thimphu, Bhutan. This is not the first time the author has lashed out against the US president. Last year, during the run-up to the elections, the Variety magazine quoted her as saying: “Even if he wasn’t the racist buffoon that he is making himself out to be, I probably wouldn’t vote for him. But as an immigrant, I obviously don’t see his worldview as mine.” She added: “We are a country...
  • Doklam standoff ends: A satisfactory resolution for India but it must guard against....

    08/29/2017 6:23:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    First Post ^ | Aug, 29 2017 | Sreemoy Talukdar
    Doklam standoff ends: A satisfactory resolution for India but it must guard against complacency and China's revanchism Sreemoy Talukdar Aug, 29 2017 16:16:25 IST Nearly 24 hours after the dice was rolled to end the Doka La standoff, media in India and China have reacted on predictable lines. The Chinese have focused on the aspect that Indian troops have ultimately pulled out of the disputed area over which it claims sovereignty, Indians have interpreted it as a loss of face for China after being forced to revert to status quo ante. It is irrelevant beyond a point to consider who...
  • F18s compatible with Indian naval carrier fleet: Boeing

    08/28/2017 5:22:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    IANS ^ | August 28, 2017
    Global defence equipment major Boeing on Monday said that its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft is compatible with India's current naval carrier platforms and that they can be produced in the country under the government's "Make in India" initiative. "Analytical and (computer) simulations have shown that the F/A-18 is compatible with the current carrier fleet of the Indian Navy. The results of the test have been submitted in response to a global RFI issued by the Navy," said Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India. Presently, the Indian Navy's aircraft carriers' utilise "ski-jump ramps" for fighter aircraft to take-off. Kumar spoke to...
  • India And China Agree To End Border Standoff

    08/28/2017 2:50:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/28/17
    India and China have agreed to an “expeditious disengagement” of troops in a disputed border area where their soldiers have been locked in a stand-off for more than two months, India’s foreign ministry said on Monday. The decision comes ahead of a summit of the BRICS nations - a grouping that also includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa - in China next month, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend. Indian and Chinese troops have been confronting each other at the Doklam plateau near the borders of India, its ally Bhutan and China, in the most serious...
  • Muslims say anti-Shariah ruling 'will not be followed'(india)

    08/27/2017 5:00:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 8/25/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Muslims leaders in India say they will not abide by the Indian Supreme Court’s ban of the quickie divorces allowed under Islamic law. “If a law is made which is against Shariah, then it will be unacceptable to us. And like such other laws, it too will meet the same fate that it will remain a law but will not be followed,” said Muhammad Saeed Noori, the general secretary of the Mumbai-based Raza Academy. Syed Parvez Qaisar, a leader of the Muslim League, called it “interference” in Muslim law. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of India “delivered a landmark...
  • Indian woman divorce husband because dem no get toilet

    08/25/2017 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | August 21, 2017 | Staff
    One woman for India don get permission from court to divorce her husband because im no gree build toilet for dem house.. The woman wey dey for her 20's don dey married to her husband for five years, but na for inside bush she dey poopoo. Indian law dey only allow divorce for limited circumstances like beating or wicked behaviour. The lawyer for di woman tell AFP news agency say the judge say to dey make di woman poopoo for outside na one form of torture. Times of India talk say di court say: "We dey spend money dey buy...
  • American ship USS Pearl Harbor arrives in India

    08/25/2017 7:38:08 AM PDT · by libh8er · 4 replies
    Times of India ^ | 8.24.2017
    NEW DELHI: In its first visit to India, American Navy's amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor arrived in Goa today as part of defence cooperation between the two countries. USS Pearl Harbor is a Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship with a crew of over 700 sailors and marines. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), which is one of seven marine expeditionary units of the US Marine Corps, has also come to Goa as part of the trip. While in Goa, the ship's sailors and marines will conduct exchanges with the Indian Navy's marine commandos relating to amphibious warfare,...