Modi-Trump meet: India’s ‘major defence partner’ status to be put to test

Modi-Trump meet: India's 'major defence partner' status to be put to test

Modi-Trump meet: India’s ‘major defence partner’ status to be put to test

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with US President Donald Trump for the first time in Washington DC on Monday, healthy defense relations between the two countries are expected to spark discussions.

Key issues to be discussed include: Operationalizing the unique status of India as a “major defense partner” of America; The sale of $ 2 trillion of remotely piloted Guardian (RPV) vehicles to India; And the negotiation of a security agreement that would allow the United States to import communications equipment sensitive to India.

Officials on both sides are minimizing expectations of concrete results, given the unpredictability of Trump and Modi. “I do not see their encounter as driven by the need for” deliverables. “This will be the first time they feel face to face, and would do well to establish a personal bond to help them work cooperatively,” a source said.
As reported by the Business Standard on Saturday (‘There is no F-16 agreement during PM Modi’s visit to the US’) there will be no forward movement in Lockheed Martin’s proposal, an American aerospace aircraft, to build F-16 fighter jets Block 70 in India. Instead, as part of a multi-vendor acquisition, the Indian Ministry of Defense will process the F-16 bid in accordance with the 2016 Defense Procurement Procedure.

Great defense partner

Last December, in the twilight of Barack Obama’s administration, the US Congress passed an amendment titled “Enhancing Defense and Security Cooperation with India” to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) United States Military.

The Indian amendment, which forms Section 1292 of the NDAA, designates India as “the principal defense partner” of the United States and requires the secretaries of defense and state to designate an official to manage co-operation -American. All US administrations must appoint an official who will report to Congress on the defense relationship for six months.

In April, US National Security Adviser General H R McMaster affirmed the new designation when he visited New Delhi. How trump and Modi operationalize the “major defense association” will be carefully observed, as it would signal the actual content of the relationship.

There is potential for conflict, given Trump’s concerns as jobs and visas. However, India’s need for modernization of defense could also create more jobs in the United States. For example, moving the F-16 integration line to India to build 100-200 fighters could allow US workers to continue manufacturing systems, avionics, engines and other parts in the United States.

Selling of drones Guardian

Washington and New Delhi are discussing the sale of 22 Guardian RPVs to India, which both sides could use to demonstrate the value of the association.

US officials point out that these RPVs are “category 1” systems under the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), for which member countries must assume “presumption of denial”, except for urgent security reasons national.

“An offer of a Category 1 RPV – so far exported only to US allies involved in critical combat operations for national security – would demonstrate that India is receiving unprecedented technology under the status of” main defense partner ” , Said Benjamin Schwartz of The US-India Business Council (USIBC).

The MTCR strictly controls Category 1 systems because of its ability to deliver nuclear weapons.

America has sold such RPVs to Western allies, including France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. However, India’s acquisition of the Guardian would be the first sale of an RPV of this category outside the NATO framework.

The Guardian, built by General Atomics, is the naval version of the legendary armed aviator Predator B (also called MQ-9 Reaper), with which the United States has killed terrorists in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. India had ordered the Predator armed aircraft. However, Washington rejected that request and instead offered the unarmed Guardian, who conducts maritime surveillance.

The Guardian, like the Reaper, cruises 300 km per hour to 50,000 feet, and flies 14-hour missions during which he can travel and observe the ocean areas 1,800 km from the base. It is controlled and controlled remotely from a ground control room, which exchanges images in real time with the RPV, through a bidirectional data link.

“This offer represents an arm extended to India by his friends in Washington

Newly-installed gold plated mast of Sabarimala temple found damaged

Newly-installed gold plated mast of Sabarimala temple found damaged

Newly-installed gold plated mast of Sabarimala temple found damaged

The newly installed gold mast at the famous Lord Ayyappa temple was to deteriorate Sunday, sparking widespread concern among devotees.

Three people were arrested in connection with the incident, authorities said Travancore Board Devaswom (TDB), which manages the hill sanctuary.

Sabarimala dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, attracts millions of devotees from all over the country and abroad during the annual three-month pilgrimage season from November to January.

Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the police to carry out a detailed investigation into the incident and arrest the guilty.

“The best police and forensic experts flocked to Sannidhanam (temple facilities),” he said in an article on Facebook.

It was found that the ‘panchavargathara’, the square base of the damaged mast is late using a chemical, suspected mercury.

The teak mast, covered with 9.16 kg of gold, 300 kg of copper and 17 kg of silver was officially installed by the head of the priests Kandararu Rajeevararu after performing the purification rituals of the morning.

The damage was observed in the afternoon after the end of the ritual, the temple sources.

BdB President Prayar Gopalakrishnan said that temple guards had arrested three people, including an elderly man in this regard after reviewing CCTV footage for the sanctuary.

“The CCTV video showed that three people were seen spraying a panchavargathara liquid bottom. We suspect the liquid was” Rasam “(Mercury),” he told PTI.

They were given to police and other details will be known only after a thorough investigation.

Meanwhile, Minister of State Devaswom, Kadakampally Surendran said that the damage of panchavargathara using mercury or another chemical of this type was “mysterious.”

“The preliminary hypothesis of the police was that the incident occurred after the Pooja rituals of the afternoon, he said.

“We have to find the reason for a felony. All CCTV visual elements in the temple facilities are examined.

It will be ensured that the perpetrators are found and punished, “added the minister.

It is expected that the 10-day festival at the Sabarimala temple to begin June 28 The sanctuary will be 7 closed in July after ritual “aarattu” marking the end of the festival.

SBI’s Arundhati Bhattacharya gets paid Rs 29 lakhs while private sector CEOs earn in crores

SBI's Arundhati Bhattacharya gets paid Rs 29 lakhs while private sector CEOs earn in crores

SBI’s Arundhati Bhattacharya gets paid Rs 29 lakhs while private sector CEOs earn in crores

New Delhi: OSE, one of the 50 largest banks in the world, pays only a small fraction of its top management in relation to private sector players such as ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank.

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan reported the low salary problem last August, saying it makes it difficult for public banks to “attract the best talent, especially from a side entry.”

SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya took Rs 28.96 lakh last year, which is a shortage relative to the remuneration of its counterparts in private banks, according to an analysis of the annual reports of several banks.

In comparison, ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar received a base salary of Rs 2.66 million rupees from last year, plus performance bond Rs 2.2 crore to be paid over the next few years. In addition, it received subsidies and benefits of more than Rs 2.43 million rupees. The total remuneration received by Kochhar in FY 2010 was Rs 6.09 million rupees.

Similarly, Shikha Sharma, MD and CEO of Axis Bank, earned a base salary of Rs 2.7 crore and Rs 1.35 crore as variable compensation in addition to benefits benefits and benefits such as Rs 90 lakh HRA.

Yes Bank MD and CEO Rana Kapoor, who is also the bank’s promoter, took Rs 6.8 million rupees as salary in 2016-17. HDFC Bank CEO Aditya Puri saw his compensation rise slightly to Rs 10 crore and has exercised stock options worth more than Rs 57 crore in the last fiscal year.

As for the public sector banks during a bank conference in Mumbai, Rajan had said that public banks tend to pay too much down, but to pay their top executives.

Jokingly he said he was underpaid and that disparity made it more difficult to attract external talent to a higher level in the public sector banks.

On the business front, OSE, following the merger with affiliated banks, is 42.04 million rupees to customers with a market share of 23.07% and 21.16% in deposits and advances, against 18, 05% and 17.02%, respectively, before the merger.

The National Punjab Bank, PSE’s closest rival PSE after the merger, will hold 5.96 percent of the market and 7.04 percent in deposits and advances.

Compensation includes several components, including base salary, benefits and allowances, PF, retirement allowances, bonus and bonus and performance bonus payments are deferred over a period of several years.

Not only is such a compensation gap makes it difficult for the government to hire executives laterally in the public sector banks, as Rajan noted, it also affects the motivation of public sector managers have to compete fiercely private colleagues.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), J5 (2017), J7 (2017) With Android 7.0 Nougat, 4G VoLTE Launched

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), J5 (2017), J7 (2017) With Android 7.0 Nougat, 4G VoLTE Launched

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), J5 (2017), J7 (2017) With Android 7.0 Nougat, 4G VoLTE Launched

After several leaks, Samsung has finally announced Galaxy and Galaxy J5 J7 smartphones in its Galaxy ‘J’ series. The big focus is its metal design, a fingerprint sensor, its VoLTE support and the fact that smartphones run on Android 7.0 nougat. The smart phones launched in Europe in peace and have a price of 279 euros (approximately Rs 19,600) and 339 euros (approx Rs. 24,600), respectively.

Meanwhile, Samsung has also confirmed that the Galaxy J3 (2017) will also be available in Europe. The smartphone was launched in May in the US. By AT & T, but it was a different variant. In Europe, it will be valued at 219 euros (around Rs 15,800). There are several differences between the variant and the AT & T, which was launched in Europe. These changes include 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front camera and a battery slightly lower than 2400 mAh. The dimensions are 143.2×70.3×8.2mm. The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) will be available in August in Europe.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) will be available in variants of black and gold. The D5 will be available in late June, while the D7 will arrive in July. In terms of design, smart phones corroborate past leaks. The back has a new curved antenna design and a vertical capsule chamber at the top. The fingerprint scanner is located below the Start button just below the screen. The navigation buttons are capacitive in nature and the power button and volume buttons are located respectively on the left and right edge.

According to specs, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) works with Android 7.0 and is compatible with the nougat dual SIM slot. It has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED HD display (720×1280 pixels) and is powered by a 1.6 GHz Exynos 7870 octa-core processor with a Mali T830 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage available is 16 GB which can be extended through a microSD card slot (up to 256 GB).
As for the optics, the Galaxy J5 Samsung (2017) has a rear camera and front 13 megapixel camera with LED flash on both sides. The rear sensor provides an aperture f / 1.7, while the front sensor provides an aperture f / 1.9. The smartphone includes a 3000 mAh battery and connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB and GPS. Dimensions of smart phones are 146.3 × 71.3 × 7.9 mm.

J7 J7 main Samsung Galaxy (2017)

Galaxy Samsung J7 (2017)
The largest Galaxy J7 (2017) features a 5.5-inch HD screen (1080×1920 pixels), a USB Type-C port, 3GB of RAM and a rated IP54 splash resistance. The battery also increases 3600mAh. All other specifications remain the same. The European launch of the three smartphones was first reported by Androidworld.

Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, updated 12.9-inch iPad price in India revealed

Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, updated 12.9-inch iPad price in India revealed

Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, updated 12.9-inch iPad price in India revealed

The new price of Apple’s iPad Pro 10.5 inches in India was revealed. The new iPad Pro was unveiled at Apple’s WWDC in San Jose. WiFi models start at Rs 52,900 for the 64GB storage variant. The options of 256 GB and 512 GB respectively cost Rs 60,900 and Rs 76,900 10.5 inches iPad models Wi-Fi + Cellular Pro start at Rs 63,900 for a 64GB option. The variant of 256 GB can be purchased Rs 71,900 while the variant of 512 GB costs 87,900.

Apple also announced an update of the iPad Pro 12.9 inches and pricing India for which starts at Rs 65,900 for the 64 GB Wi-Fi model. The new 12.9-inch Pro iPad comes with A10X Fusion chip, and the display has the promotional technology, which offers frame rates up to 120 Hz.

Variants of Apple Pro iPad 256 GB and 512 GB WiFi 12.9 inches are priced at Rs 73,900 and Rs 89,900 respectively. The Wi-Fi + cellular models cost Rs 76,900 (64 GB), Rs 84,900 (256 GB) and Rs 1,00,900 (512 GB).

12.9 inch Apple Pro iPad was announced in 2015. The device features a Retina display with 5.6 million pixels and supports Apple pen. The original iPad Pro comes with a 64-bit A9X chip. Offers 10 hours of battery life.

The new Apple Pro iPad 10.5 inches thin stroke and weighs a pound. It works with IOS 11, which will be released this fall. The Retina display on the iPad 10.5 inches Pro protects an antireflective coating. Comes with promotion technology and true tone function.

Apple’s 10.5-inch Pro iPad is powered by a 64-bit A10X fusion chip, and is demanded to provide a total battery life. Apple’s payment also comes to the iPad. There is a 12MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a FaceTime HD 7MP camera. The new Apple Pro iPad has an audio system with four speakers. It comes with an integrated Apple SIM card, and is compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE Advanced.

Malcolm Turnbull names Brighton terror victim as Kai Hao

Malcolm Turnbull names Brighton terror victim as Kai Hao

Malcolm Turnbull names Brighton terror victim as Kai Hao

MOTHER Kai Hao Sino-Australian who was shot by terrorist Khayre Brighton Yacqub Monday spoke of the pain of losing his only son.

The mother, who did not want to be identified, said that her 36-year-old son has supported her husband in a wheelchair and she does not know how they will continue without him.

“I feel that my world is over. I can not describe the sadness I felt at that moment,” he said through an interpreter.

“When I sent my son to Australia, I was happy to see him go to a new country, but now I have to take him to China in a box.

“I really do not know how I’m going to continue from now on.”
Victim victim Brighton, Nick, at their wedding there two weeks.

The mother of Chinese Australian victim Kai Hao said she does not know how her family will continue without him. Photo: David Caird
Kai – known to many as Nick – came to Australia in 2002 and studied at Monash University.

He married there a month and had to return to China later this year to celebrate.

“We are planning to host a large wedding banquet in late August in China, but now I have to return with their remains,” said his 63-year-old mother.

She burst into tears as she spoke of her hatred for the terrorist who kidnapped her son.

“I can not say how I feel hatred towards the terrorist who did my son,” he said.

“I do not like this terrorist who ripped my family apart and now my son is gone.

She said that all her savings and those of her husband intended to send Nick in Australia, and without her, they are “impotent.”

“Everything has worked during the last decade has gone with him.

“We do not have anything”.
The mother of Chinese Australian victim Kai Hao speaks after a terrorist siege in Brighton. Photo: David Caird
She shut down a probation system to allow Khayre allowed them to walk free in the community.

“If it did not hurt my son, he would be someone else’s and that would be another family in trouble now. That is why it should not be returned to the community.”

Nick was shot in the lobby of his workplace in Buckingham serviced apartments in Brighton Khayre who took a woman hostage and shot three policemen.

“I got the news at 3 in the morning and could not sleep or eat in the last two days,” her mother said.

“They were the saddest and darkest of our lives.”

A fundraiser will soon be created to support the victim’s family.
Victim of victim Brighton Kai Hao at his wedding.
Gunman ‘confused’: Islamic council
The advanced Muslim body state wondered if the Brighton attack was a terrorist incident.

The Islamic Council of Victoria said today that if the police consider it to be a potential terrorist attack, the author himself seemed confused as to who was in favor of loyalty. ISIS and al Qaeda are known enemies. ”

“Although there is a debate over this person’s reasons for this senseless and evil crime, it is clear that (Yacqub) Khayre had a long criminal record, had been in prison for violent crimes and was actually parole At the time of the incident, “a statement from the Council said.

The council said that “what has to be avoided is a sensationnalisation or unjustified assignment of these criminals, as this aggravates the fears and tensions that prevail and potentially promotes the behavior of copiers.”
Brighton’s armed seat, Yacqub Khayre, claims allegiance to ISIS and al Qaeda.
“Whether this act was inspired by a distorted ideology or evil is, in fact, the action of a violated disturbed individual, that does not change the fact that a horrible crime was committed where an innocent person died, a woman Was abducted and the lives of police officers were threatened, “the statement said.

The ICV said it also wanted to express support for the Somali community “being unfairly accused because of this man’s actions.”

“They have made and continue to make a valuable contribution to Victorian society,” he said.

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