President of India’s message on the eve of Madaraka Day of Kenya



President of India’s message on the eve of Madaraka Day of Kenya

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Kenya on the eve of their Madaraka Day (June 1, 2015).


In his message to His Excellency Mr. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the President of the Republic of Kenya, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me immense pleasure to convey to you, to the Government and the people of the Republic of Kenya, my warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your Madaraka Day.

Based on historical linkages between our peoples, the relations between our two countries have traditionally been warm and friendly. Our countries also share common views on issues of regional and global interest and cooperate closely in regional and multi-lateral fora. Our bilateral engagement has been further strengthened in recent years by the expansion of trade and commerce. I am confident that, in the years to come, our cooperation will grow from strength to strength to the mutual benefit of our two peoples.

Please accept, Excellency, best wishes for your health, success and happiness, as well as for the continued progress and prosperity of the friendly people of the Republic of Kenya”.

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PM expresses sadness at the passing away of Mr Beau Biden

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has expressed sadness at the passing away of Mr Beau Biden.

"Saddened to learn about the passing away of Beau Biden, the eldest son of US Vice-President Joseph Biden, at a young age. Apart from a deep loss to the family, a promising public career has been tragically cut short. Our deepest condolences to the Biden family, " the Prime Minister said.

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PM's message on World No Tobacco Day

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has given the following message on World No Tobacco Day:

"World No Tobacco Day reminds us of the harms associated with tobacco consumption and a day to reaffirm our commitment to reduce this menace. The World Health Organization's focus on stopping illicit trade of tobacco products is a laudatory effort that will help in minimising tobacco consumption."

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Indian Naval Ships Enter Jakarta, Indonesia

In pursuit of India’s ‘Look East’ and ‘Act East’ policy, the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, is on an operational deployment to South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean. Warships of the Eastern Fleet participated in the bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) from 20 – 26 May 15. As part of the deployment, two Indian warships, INS Ranvir (a Guided Missile Destroyer) commanded by Captain Jaswinder Singh and INS Shakti (a sophisticated Fleet Tanker and Support Ship) commanded by Captain Vikram Menon, have arrived at Jakarta today (31 May 2015) on a four day visit.

The visit is aimed at further strengthening its already robust bilateral ties between the two countries and fostering inter-operability between the navies of these two friendly nations. Both navies conduct regular coordinated patrols on their IMBL and an annual bilateral exercise is scheduled to commence between both navies this year. During the stay in harbour, various activities such as official calls, professional interaction between personnel of both the navies, reception onboard and ship visits have been planned. On departure, the ships will exercise with Indonesian Navy for improving interoperability in Maritime Operations and Search and Rescue. These ships along with INS Satpura (an indigenously built Guided Missile Stealth Frigate) and INS Kamorta (an indigenously built Anti Submarine Corvette) are on a two-month long deployment. During this deployment, the ships have visited Singapore and would also visit Freemantle (Australia), Kuantan (Malaysia), Sattahip (Thailand) and Sihanoukville (Cambodia).

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Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal RK Sharma PVSM AVSM VM ADC Retires on 31 May 2015

Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Vice Chief of the Air Staff retires on 31 May 2015 after 40 years of service. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned in the IAF in June 1975 as a fighter pilot.

During his long and distinguished career, the Air Marshal commanded a Combat Squadron of the IAF, the Air Force Test Pilot School, Prototype Test Squadron at Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) and a major Air Force base. A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, he has been the Project Director (Flight Test) of the ongoing Light Combat Aircraft Project. The officer also served abroad as the Defence Attaché. He had earlier held the appointments of Assistant Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff (Financial Planning), Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command.

He is married to Dr Chitralekha Khati Sharma, a retired Wing Commander Medical Specialist of the IAF.

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Dr Harsh Vardhan says that “Make in India”Programme is aimed at making India an Economic Power

Dr.Harsh Vardhan has said that under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minster Shri Narendra Modi, India will gain economic strength leading to better living standards for the common people. He was addressing the Jan Kalyan Parva public meeting to mark the completion of one (1) year of the NDA Government of Shri Narendra Modi, near Jhansi today.

The Minister said various programmes under his ministry are also focused to see that the ‘Make in India’ programme is a success and that the country becomes self reliant.

The Minister said that the present Government has taken co-operative federalism to another level and Shri Narendra Modi, believes that Team India comprises of the Union Government and all the States. The Minister said that the Union Government is willing to engage with states to address development initiatives and discuss state specific issues and encourage the State Governments to compete for progress of people in their states. Dr.Harsh Vardhan pointed out that Congress and other opposition parties are indulging in unnecessary criticism as they are suffering from a lack of trust even though the country was witnessing a systematic change in every sector.

The Minister added that the confidence of the people has been restored after the country had witnessed rampant corruption during the UPA rule in the last ten years.

Dr.Harsh Vardhan added that under the Government of Shri Narendra Modi government, the farmer and the agriculture sector were given top priority in allocation of the Nation’s resources.

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