The US Department of Defence has awarded a USD 284.6 million contract to Lockheed Martin to produce infrared target sight systems for the US Navy and Pakistan, a media report said on Saturday.
Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh is on a visit to Manipur and Assam to review security situation, an official said.
They say politics make for strange bedfellows. Nothing could be stranger than two business leaders whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears… Nawaz Sharif and Donald Trump.
The ‘Cold war’ of 20th century has taken a Paradigm shift in 21st Century, is heating up with new players and expanding to new dimensions.
Pakistan and India are facing serious difficulties in their bilateral relations. Though they are not in a state of war, a virtual warlike situation exists on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.
the two nuclear states, India is likely to attend the 12th session of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), which opens here today (Monday).
U.S. and China find mention,
India is nowhere – perhaps if we export Brahmos Missiles things might change.
In a bid to to consolidate existing Maritime Cooperation initiatives as well as explore new avenues, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC is currently on an official visit to Japan commencing Monday, the 19th of December 2016.
Regarding the Ukrainian crisis, the two nations have seen Crimea’s position in the future as the biggest thorn in the flesh. The White House needs to render an appropriate solution to avoid disappointing its allies. In addition, it is noted that US Vice President-elect Mike Pence once said “Russia invaded Ukraine.” Then NATO’s eastward expansion and anti-missile deployment will also wield influence upon Moscow-Washington relations.
China could also work to popularize its advanced agricultural technology, such as the Green Super Rice technique, in Africa and introduce its seed breeding, irrigation and cultivation techniques.’ n most African countries where agriculture remains a vital driver to the economy, Sino-African cooperation in the sector can not only reduce poverty and sustain growth but can also raise the international status of African agriculture and safeguard global food security.
Sino-African agricultural cooperation started in the 1950s, and over the past decade tremendous progress has been made. But there are imminent challenges that need to be addressed in order to take cooperation to the next level.
First, inadequate agricultural infrastructure in Africa has limited the scope of cooperation. Irrigation only covers 5 percent of the total farmland in Africa despite the 60-plus cross-border rivers in the continent. Distribution of irrigation is unbalanced with the major irrigated farmlands concentrated in Madagascar and Sudan. Poor transportation also hinders agricultural development. According to the African Union, transport accounts for 20-40 percent of total production costs in inland African countries, well above the average in developed countries. In addition, only 40 percent of the continent is connected to a regular power supply which has seriously affected key links in agricultural production including processing, warehousing and logistics.