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Media report exposes Pakistan’s double-faced policy: Congress

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New Delhi, April 5 : Reacting to a Pakistan media report on the JIT’s stand that the Pathankot attack was “staged” by India, the Congress said it had exposed the neighbouring country’s “double-faced policy” on terrorism.

We could not have expected anything better from Pakistan, when its own state agencies are complicit both in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and the attack on the strategic Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in Punjab,” senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said.

“We had questioned the visit of Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which included a representative of the Inter-Services Intelligence. Surely, the JIT and the ISI would not have indicted themselves,” he added.

“We also know that both Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba are operating from Pakistan because of its overt and covert support and assistance they have received and will continue to receive,” Sharma said.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said: “They (JIT) came to our country with a predetermined agenda and went after levelling allegations. Even China has come to their rescue in the United Nations by vetoing a move to declare JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar as terrorist.”

“Reports in Pakistan media quoting leaked contents of the JIT team on the Pathankot attack has once again exposed the double-faced policy of Pakistan in dealing with terrorism.”

Sharma said: “First, it happened post-Ufa when there was an attack in Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir; then Gurdaspur in Punjab; and then after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dramatic visit to Lahore and Raiwind to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif’s residence, we saw the attack in Pathankot after five days.”

“What the prime minister (Modi) and his government claimed as a diplomatic triumph turned out to be a diplomatic disaster,” said Sharma.

Sharma also took a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah.

“Shah had given a certificate of sincerity to Pakistan. He heads the ruling party but lacks even an elementary comprehension of the strategic issues involved and the complexity of relations between Pakistan and India,” the Congress leader said.

“We would like to make this clear that after or during the JIT visit, Pakistan establishment and its agencies used the occasion to portray India in bad light.”

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US H-1B visa suspension should be revoked: Rahul Gandhi

The Trump administration suspended the H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to protect American workers in a crucial election year.

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Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, July 2 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded that suspension of the H-1B visas should be revoked as it will impact millions of Indians. He also said that America has benefited from India’s talent.

Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said, “America has benefited enormously by embracing India”s vast talent pool through its H-1B program.”

“Its suspension will impact millions of Indians and US firms. It should be revoked,” added Rahul.

The former Congress president was reacting to US Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, who said that he will lift the temporary suspension of the H-1B visas if he wins in the November Presidential elections.

The Trump administration suspended the H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to protect American workers in a crucial election year.

“He (Donald Trump) just ended H-1B visas the rest of this year. That will not be in my administration,” said Joe Biden, who was responding to a question in a town hall meet.

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Govt Approves Purchase of Fighter Jets,Missile Systems Worth Rs 38,900 Crore

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Sukhoi 30MKI

New Delhi, July 2: The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday approved the proposal for procurement of 21 MIG-29 along with upgradation of existing 59 Mig-29 aircraft and procurement of 12 Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft from Russia at a cost of Rs 38,900 crore .

The officials said 21 MiG-29 fighter jets are being bought from Russia while 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft will be procured from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. The ministry has also approved a separate proposal to upgrade existing 59 MiG-29 aircraft.

The MIG 29 procurement and upgradation from Russia is estimated to cost Rs 7,418 crore while the Sukhoi-30 MKI will be procured from Benguluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at an estimated cost of Rs 10,730 crore, the Defence Ministry said in a statement here on Thursday.
“In the current situation and the need to strengthen the Armed Forces for the Defence of our borders and in line with Prime Minister’s clarion call for ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’, the Defence Acquisition Council in its meeting of July 2, held under the Chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accorded approval for capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces,” the statement said.
‘The proposals for an approximate cost of Rs 38,900 crore were approved.
A large number of these projects have been made possible due to Transfer of Technology by DRDO to the Indigenous Industry.

The ministry has also approved a separate proposal to upgrade existing 59 MiG-29 aircraft while purchasing 21 MiG-29 fighter jets, 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft from Russia.

The decisions come in the backdrop of the ongoing crisis with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

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Tiger zinda hai, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

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Bhopal, July 2: Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose 11 supporters have been given place in the 33-member cabinet of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, said that he wants to covey to his critics that “Tiger zinda hai”.

“It is our duty to fight against injustice. Even if it means war, then Jyotiraditya Scindia will be on the frontline. For the last two months, people have been trying to tarnish my character. I want to tell them – tiger abhi zinda hai,” he said, borrowing a Hindi film title from salman Khan movie.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has 34 ministers after today’s oath ceremony. Of these, 59 per cent won the 2018 state elections on a BJP ticket. The remaining 41 percent — 14 ministers — are former Congressmen.

“Every election is a challenge. But the people of Madhya Pradesh are an informed lot. The 15-month (Congress) government saw all sorts of corruption and reneging on promises. Now we have a BJP government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has always believed in public service. We are confident of winning all 24 seats. My people will give a fitting reply to the corrupt government,” Scindia said.

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