India’s Big Focus on Space; As It Modernises Military: Foreign Media

Serious Study Report By: Harbans S Nagokay
The Pakistan Parliament on Friday passed a resolution expressing solidarity with Kashmiris, and stated that Jammu and Kashmir is not an integral part of India. On the other hand, their army Chief General Raheel Sharif today accused India of spreading a “litany of falsehoods” and warned that any aggression or a “strategic miscalculation” against his country will not go unpunished. And, the third wonderfully made-up statement came from their ‘Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt Gen AsimBajwa, in an interview with China’s Xinhua news agency, who told that ‘The Pakistan military has completely cleared all the physical hideouts of terrorists’ and “I can confirm that there is presently no physical hideout of the terrorists on the Pakistani soil.” Now the question in every mind is, yes! Amazingly; they did it without any disagreement or clash, means they have full control on all terrorists?
Anyhow; Indians are India, hardly bothers now about all such statements else no matter what the critics say, as the fact here’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ably taken India to the global stage. He has certainly aroused expectations both at home and abroad about India’s rise in the global scene in the 21st Century with the most imaginative way and clarity of purpose.
Observing that the world needs a new engine of growth, PM Modi, believed India is poised to contribute as the new engine of global growth and asserted that a larger Indian economy has “multiple benefits” for the world.
Though! India is not giving considerablesignificance to ‘NAM or SAARC’ but the world leaders now giving high priority to Modi led India andall these helped energise India’s foreign policy to raise its profile on the world stage. And, more remarkably, expectations / indications are toward formation of a new platform against terrorism may surprise the global communities and world leadership if not carefully backing the cause of Modi, will certainly have to stand by it at any cost. In fact, India rarely made rapid turns in its foreign policy and never fluctuated with the change in Governments. But Modi subtly changed the widely perceived notion of India being a reluctant power in its exercise of realpolitik. What we are seeing is a dramatic shift away from the ideological fantasies of ‘non-alignment’ policy to pursuing a more practical self-interest driven approach in world affairs. This well-thought-out change aims to project India as a ‘rising power’ rather than a ‘balancing power’ in the matrix of global power politics. And, if truth be accepted, Pakistan stands nowhere near Modi’s influence.
On the economic front, he has inked big deals – from nuclear deals to mammoth infrastructure investment accords – with key countries. On the diplomatic front, Modi has stabilised our relations with major economies, and the core of his diplomacy included strengthening ties with the US that had drifted away from the track under the previous Government.Modi’s imaginative diplomacy took him to the world’s high-tech Capital, the Silicon Valley, primarily to showcase the role of Indians as well as to highlight his ‘Digital India’ campaign. He met top executives from Google, Apple, and Tesla Motors and held a town hall meeting with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Of course, the trip to Silicon Valley was viewed as a charm offensive and at the same time a business opportunity.All said and done, Modi became the only Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru to evoke India’s image as one of the world’s major civilisations. He has been able to implement the vision with all instruments of power especially backed by confidence of an economically resurgent society.
At the times, when India is laying the groundwork for the formation of a space command to give it a military edge in the tense South Asia region, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pursues a broader upgrade of the armed forces.Signalling a shift in focus from civil to military use of space, India has expanded its satellite program over the last three years to cover long-distance communication for soldiers in the field, cross-border surveillance and a more accurate use of firepower. The establishment of a space command would help better coordinate those efforts.
Seven key civil satellites, controlled by the Indian Space Research Organisation, already contribute to government responses on climate change, agriculture, food and water
security, disaster management as well as navigation and communication. Now, with ‘Eyes in Sky – India requires eyes-in-sky for anti-terror operations” told defence expert. Space technologies are useful in any tactical and strategic operations, for intelligence gathering, communications andnavigation. As, space is considered a fourth dimension of warfare.
At the end, intelligence agencies have warned of a possible terror attack at airports in Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat.And, 22 airports in the four states have been sent detailed warnings and high security measures are being implemented.Intelligence agencies have warned of nearly 100 terrorists being prepped to cross the Line of Control before winter sets in and the routes into Kashmir are covered with snow.
However, shut down enters in its fourth month today and decreasing intensity of senseless protests seen at Kashmir, still brought about 5-6 injuries with few pallet gun shots within restrictions imposed in shape of curfew at about 7 police stations and few other parts of valley.

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