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Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Defence, Intelligence | 0 comments

Pakistan’s ISI trying to revive militancy in punjab, centre worried

Pakistan’s ISI trying to revive militancy in punjab, centre worried

Golden Temple Amritsar The centre is worried by the move of setting up memorial for those killed in the ‘Operation Blue Star’ in Golden Temple. Bricks were laid for the memorial by five Sikh head preists along with Jatehedar Akal Takht Gyani Gubachan Singh and SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar on the 28th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on June 6. Centre said it is watching the developments keenly. “It is a very disturbing development as the occasion was marked with separist and anti-India slogans,” a senior official said. The Operation Blue Star was launched by the army on june6 in 1984 to flush out holed-up Sikh militants led by their leader Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale, who was killed along with his 200 associates. For the last five years, Pakistani diplomats and ISI officers have been meeting separatist Sikh leaders regularly in Europe and America and encouraging and helping them to revive militancy in punjab, the sources said. The Home ministry is also watching the move of radical Sikh groups...

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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Hockey, Sports | 0 comments

India beat Pakistan 2-1 in the Azlan Shah hockey thriller

India beat Pakistan 2-1 in the Azlan Shah hockey thriller

India defeated Pakistan 2-1 in a thrilling encounter at Ipoh (Malaysia). Sandeep Singh scored the first goal for the men in blue in the 29th minute by converting India’s fist Penalty corner. After a thrilling session of play, it was eventually the Pakistani captain Sohail Abbas who equalized by converting a penalty corner after Pakistan had missed 5 of them earlier in the game. It was desperate play from the Indians after that as they built attack after attack. In the last minute of the game, India displayed the talent that is talked about the world over but rarely gets shown on the field. SK Uthappa moved from the midfield on the left and passed one to Sardar Singh in the middle. He took little time to deflect the ball to SV Sunil who was rushing forward from the left. Sunil controlled the ball, dodged the keeper as he lost his balance and pushed the ball towards the goal as he was falling. The ball squeezed past the post,...

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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Defence | 0 comments

Pakistan tests nuclear capable Hatf-IX short range missile

Pakistan tests nuclear capable Hatf-IX short range missile

Pakistan today announced that it successfully tested its short range nuclear capable missileHatf-IX/NASR. The missile has a range of 60km, aimed at “deterring evolving threats at shorter range”. The military claimed the indigenously developed short range  surface-to-surface multi-tube missile Hatf-IX or NASR was successful. A military statement said the missile can carry“nuclear warheads of appropriate yield with accuracy and possesses shoot and scoot attributes” . Analysts have said the short-range missile was primarily aimed at deterring India’s cold start military doctrine . It is to be noted that India has been  carrying a series of tests on its short range Surface to Air interceptor missile Akash  in...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Defence, Intelligence | 0 comments

Pakistan’s ISI gets new Director

Pakistan’s ISI gets new Director

Prime minister of Pakistan has appointed a new chief for the infamous intelligence agency-Inter Service Intelligence. Lt. Gen. Zahir ul-Islam   Pic:Reuters Lt. Gen. Zahir ul-Islam  will take over as the director general of the ISI on March 18 replacing Lt.Gen.Ahmed Shuja Pasha who held the post since 2008, said the spokesman for  Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. A succession of spy scandals sen the ISI’s relationship with US intelligence agency the Central Intelligence Agency and more importantly United States to all time low in 2011 after the CIA contractor shot and killed two pakistanis in Lahore and it worsened in May after the daring raid by American special forces in Abbottabad, 35 miles north of the ISI’s HQ which killed Osama bin Laden. So Lt.Gen.  Zahir is expected to rebuild relationship with United States after he accepts his role as the chief of ISI.ISI chief is the second most powerful figure in the military and it has a reputation for political manipulation within the country and carrying out extremism operations against India....

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Cricket | 0 comments

Asia cup begins – The battle for the Best Subcontinent team

Asia cup begins – The battle for the Best Subcontinent team

Asia Cup Begins! The 11th edition of Asia cup is all set to entertain us with some much anticipated happenings. The tournament will happen in Dhaka, Bangladesh with Pakistan taking on Bangladesh in the first encounter today. It’s going to be the battle for the best team in the sub-continent. Bangladesh gotta point to prove Bangladesh has been tagged as an upcoming team for quite a long period. In fact they made their first international appearance in 1997. The fan support that the Bangladesh has got is tremendous. Their hero’s have give them a reason to be proud of every now and then beating Australia, India etc.. but one must say they haven’t lived up to their promise.  The likes of Shakib, Tamim and Rahim should click if Bangladesh will have to stand a chance. The interesting addition will be Masrafe Mortaza who returns to the international arena after a while. Will this be the tournament that will transform Bangladesh into a more formidable team. Could well be! India desperate for...

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