New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Air Force celebrated its 87th anniversary on Tuesday and presented an impressive parade. The air display was led by Balakot dogfight hero Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a MiG Bison aircraft; the pilot had participated in the February airstrike over the LoC and was briefly detained by Pakistan.
KABUL (Sputnik) - At least 13 people have been injured in an explosion that hit Ghazni University in central Afghanistan, Zahir Shah, the head of the provincial health directorate, said on Tuesday.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese Foreign Ministry has lodged a protest against Pyongyang through diplomatic channels over the recent collision of a Japanese patrol vessel and a North Korean fishing boat in the Sea of Japan, media reported on Tuesday.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if the ongoing protests in the city continue, adding that four months of protests marked by a sharp escalation in police violence and protester blow-back was no longer "a peaceful movement for democracy", media reported.
The US Commerce Department has blacklisted 28 Chinese security agencies and companies, restricting the licenses needed for trade with the United States.
The ‘apology’ comes after South Park was blocked from searches and many websites in China after it mocked Chinese censorship laws.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The M777 guns will be part of the Mountain Strike Corps – a 90,000 strong special force meant to guard the approximately 40,000-kilometre long border with China. The M-777s are the first set of new howitzers acquired in three decades; India had shelved all contracts for field guns after the Bofors scandal in the late 1980s.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A little boy from Pakistan has left people on social media amazed by his admirable skills at playing the percussion instrument “Tabla” like a maestro in the making.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will begin a three-day official visit to China beginning on Monday, during which both countries are likely to discuss the next steps in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, a media report has said.
Although the Milky Way, which happens to be home to our Solar System, has long been considered inactive, a new study reveals that a titanic explosion took place that was so strong that a radiation flare sprang like a lighthouse beam into deep space while our ancient ancestors were wandering in Africa.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has plans to upgrade the Sukhoi-30MKI with modern “radar and weapons capabilities and also enhance features that tackle obsolescence management and electronic warfare aspects”, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria confirmed on Friday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As India switches on its festive mode, just like everybody else Bollywood celebrities have also taken a break from work to enjoy “Durga Puja” – worship of the Goddess Durga, known as the deity of power in the Hindu religious pantheon.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The first four of the 36 Rafale jets to be received by India by May 2020 will be handed over to the Indian defence minister on Tuesday following months of political debate over the 7.8 billion euro Rafale fighter jet deal.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In reverence to the Goddess Durga, tens of thousands of captivatingly decorated marquees, or pandals have been set up in different parts of the country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Saturday, in a bid to curb violence and make the actions of police more effective, the local government banned the wearing of face masks during rallies. The next day, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the new measure, with many defying the ban.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The reported swap took place early on Sunday, although details of its location remain unknown.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A video of a man schooling a woman and asking her to stick to the "Indian dress code" in the southern city of Bengaluru, has gone viral on social media with netizens having much to say.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Asia Pacific Group of the Inter-Governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published its report on money laundering and terror financing by Pakistan. The report precedes their annual plenary session, where a decision could be made on Islamabad's "grey-list" status with the possibility of a demotion to their blacklist
SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korean, US and Japanese nuclear envoys will hold a trilateral meeting in Washington in the coming days to coordinate positions following the failed working-level nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea in Stockholm, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite strict a clampdown and patrolling by troops and the state police, a large number of militants have managed to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir across the Line of Control – the de facto boundary dividing the two territories of Kashmir under the administrative control of India and Pakistan.