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The Battle begins

By Vijay Badhwar The election dates in the world’s largest democracy, for the 16th time since its inception, have been announced to begin on April 11 and end on May 19.Nine hundred million voters are eligible to vote in the mega elections, 15 million among them being first time voters. They will cast their votes […]

MEA India disappointed not being able to get JeM leader declared as global terrorist by the UN Security Council

China has for the fourth time blocked (put a technical hold) a proposal at the United Nations to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Standing solidly behind Pakistan, China ignored international efforts to clamp down on cross-border terrorism.  This is a major setback to Indian efforts to proscribe the Pulwama mastermind under […]

India sends a strong message to Pakistan by striking at JeM camps

By Vijay Badhwar Twelve Mirage-2000 fighter jets escorted by four Sukhoi Su-30 planes crossed the Line-of-Control (LoC) early morning at three am on February 26 to strike Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot to avenge the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed 13 days ago. It was a strike impatiently awaited by […]

India strikes at JeM camps in Balakot, Pakistan

Statement by Shri Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary on 26 February 2019 on the Strike on JeM training camp at BalakotFebruary 26, 2019 On 14 February 2019, a suicide terror attack was conducted by a Pak based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammad, leading to the martyrdom of 40 brave jawans of the CRPF. JeM has been active in Pakistan for […]

India mobilises world opinion against terrorism

By Vijay Badhwar India has successfully mobilised international diplomatic pressure on Pakistan following the deplorable terror incident in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel on February 14. China, even, seems to understand India’s pain, although, still, there are no sign of its change of heart not to veto the move in the […]

India grieves loss of 40 soldiers in terror attack

By Vijay Badhwar from Delhi Normally full-of-life (even chaotic) Delhi is all shuttered down today on February 18, four days after one of the worst terror attacks in India. This is to express public solidarity and a clarion call against terrorism that is affecting all humanity.The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost 40 of its […]

Dr Agar conferred Pravasi Bhartiya Samman in Varanasi

President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman  awards on 28 eminent personalities and two organisations of the Indian diaspora for their contributions and achievements in various fields, in Varanasi on Wednesday, 23rd of January, on the concluding day of the three-day diaspora conclave. According to a list provided by the External […]

“Boosting Australia’s economic engagement with India, our key focus”: PM Scott Morrison as he hosts President of India

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today met with India’s President Ram Nath Kovind during his visit to Sydney, the first Indian President to visit Australia. Today the Liberal National Government is pleased to release Australia’s response to the India Economic Strategy; a blueprint to transform our economic engagement. The Government commissioned Mr Peter Varghese AO to […]

India’s first manned space mission: Just four years away

By Melvin Durai The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled a spacesuit at the recent Bengaluru Space Expo, creating much excitement in the Indian space community. The spacesuit is what astronauts will wear during India’s first manned space mission in 2022. Let me clarify that: the mission won’t just be manned – it will also […]

As Kerala tackles killer floods, we in Sydney must help.

By Sudha Kumar Kerala is reeling even after the flood waters have receded. A calamity of unprecedented scale. More than 350 people dead, 1,028,073 people in 3,274 relief camps across the state. About 101,500 of them children below the age of 12. Kerala came to a standstill when the skies opened, her rivers ran rogue […]

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