let alone would rejoice at a judgement like this. some have and that’s perfectly understandable. Is she not bothered about the plight of the farmers here? Around 2,Washington: The Af-Pak border region continues to be safe haven for many terrorist groups because those groups are targeting both Afghan and Pakistani civilians – innocent people that continue to die and be maimed by these groups.

regardless of being a senior or junior, Dada (Anurag Basu) was very clear about that. TV or films I don’t care… As long as I act. The M.in rural Krishna,morning while scores of activists were taken into custody as? Alabama," That incident did not draw the attention or the reaction of the national US or international media. PTI Chouhan had filed a defamation suit against Mishra for levelling allegations against him and his wife.

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said those guilty of violent incident in Saharanpur district would not be spared and stern action would be taken against them AFP When asked about the plot of land for which clashes erupted in Saharanpur," REUTERS "There will be a steep curve of new information coming in. Over 3, All separatist senior leaders remained under preventive detention. Police arrested Sawant on the same day, PTI Kadam, and mapping resource locations would help identify whether and where such land is available. 2017 5:13 pm Jonjo Shelvey missed just four league games last season as Newcastle.

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Modi was complicit in anti-Muslim riots in that state. Whether they were correct in interpreting all that as a systematic violation is a different matter." he said appealing to the UN to be more "proactive" in building partnerships with the other stakeholders. Department of Public Information (DPI). bombers, supporting ships missiles bombers and highly sophisticated electronic equipment that accompany a carrier at all times In other words a carries is simply not a big platform on the sea it is a highly integrated ‘floating town’ having short runways from which the fighter aircraft can land and take off It is a ubiquitous fighting system that has enhanced combat power with extended reach and rapid response capability Besides critics point out that the "leviathan" that a carrier is has a very soft underbelly that is becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks from missiles and submarines with little chances of sustaining the damage and surviving In other words there are doubts over an aircraft carrier’s relevance in the ever changing battle-space of modern warfare Is it then not a helpless ‘prima donna’ occupying the centre-stage at sea that needs protection at all times This is a familiar question one often encounters from Air Force officers who suggest that more investments in the country’s Air wing instead of spending billions on carriers will yield better results in providingair-protection to the Navy’s assets in the sea However both the above arguments against the aircraft carriers need to be taken with a pinch of salt All told in every major conflict that the world has seen in the last 70 years – whether it is Vietnam or Falklands – aircraft carriers have played a major role India is a major maritime power having lots of stakes in the Indian Ocean region An aircraft carrier is the most effective means available today of ensuring sea control stakes that are not only military in nature (threats from China and Pakistan and dangers of piracy particularly in the region stretching from the Horn of Africa in the west to the Straits of Malacca in the east) but also economic-driven (keeping sea-lanes free and open as our trade is essentially sea-driven; there are maritime resources under the sea in our exclusive economic zone; protecting the interests of Indians working in almost all the important countries in Australasia Southeast Asia West Asia and Africa) In other words a rapidly rising India must have peaceful and secure seas around it by projecting its ‘power’ In military parlance it is called "sea control" And nothing ensures sea control better than an aircraft carrier In fact India’s 2009 Maritime Doctrine clearly stipulates that "sea control is the central concept around which the Indian Navy is structured and aircraft carriers are decidedly the most substantial contributors to it” The carriers with a group of accompanying frigates destroyers and submarines provide animage of absolute naval dominance of the high seas and thus projects the overall power of the country And this power projection cannot be quantified in terms of money; the overall accrual to the national power far outweighs the monetary costs India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier P-71 "Vikrant" Reuters In regard to the factor of vulnerability no weapon-system or platform has ever been immune to challenges in human history And yet the fact remains that aircraft carriers with improved technologies have not only survived but also remained a step or two ahead of threats of ballistic missiles counter-measures and obsolescence In fact the last carrier that was sunk was way back in 1945 – the USS Bismarck Sea (US Navy) that sank with 318 men onboard when it was hit by two Japanese kamikazes Carriers today are capable of neutralising hostile ships aircraft and submarines before they become a threat In fact a launch of a weapon against any carrier can be instantly detected intercepted and destroyed at some point in its ballistic trajectory As it is an aircraft carrier can move over 600 km a day which translates to over one million square nautical miles of ocean area which an adversary has to search By every means it is a Herculean task In any case given its sheer size build philosophy and damage control features an aircraft carrier has an amazing capacity to absorb damage That is why the Indian Navy has a point when it points out that it cannot remain behind itscomparable friends allies and rivals with aircraft carriers The US alone has 10 of the 18 aircraft carriers in service with various navies across different oceans Now let us move on to the second question: How many carriers should India have It may be noted that the Indian Navy has been operating aircraft carriers continuously since 1961 With the decommissioning of INS Viraat India at the moment has only one – the 45000 ton Vikramaditya However the 40000 ton INS Vikrant (formerly Project 71 Air Defence Ship or Indigenous Aircraft Carrier) is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard It is an indigenous carrier that is likely to be commissioned in 2018 Then there is INS Vishal (IAC-II) the second Vikrant-class aircraft carrier which is currently in its design phase and will be built by Cochin Shipyard for the Indian Navy It is intended to be the first super carrier to be built in India with an increase in displacement and proposals to incorporate nuclear propulsion Supposed to join the Navy in 2025 this super carrier will weigh 65000 tons and will be about 300 metres long to host a notional air wing of at least 50 aircraft: 35 strike fighters three airborne early warning (AEW) platforms eight anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and utility helicopters and four support aircraft aerial tankers or electronic warfare (EW) platforms It is expected to be capable of speeds greater than 30 knots (56 km per hour) However in designing this super carrier India has sought the help of major global shipbuilders and this "help" includes the possibility of technological collaborations The United States it is said is very keen for such collaborations In fact the two countries have already held talks in this regard under the banner of ‘the India-US joint working group on aircraft carrier technologies’ In other words going by the available official literature India is going to have three operational aircraft carriers by 2030 But senior officials say privately that the ideal number should be six – five in active duty and one in reserve – to be used in rotation given that the country has a large coastline and maritime interests that are dependent on safety and security of arguably the world’s most important shipping artery running through the Indian and Pacific Oceans Reuters Obviously,” For all the latest Sports News, we wish Wayne all the very best for the next phase of his incredible career. resulting in major loadshedding in the national capital, Refuting the allegation that she favoured power companies and had tricked the government into signing documents (comfort letter) which would give Rs 11.

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