President of India’s message on the eve of national day of Mongolia





President of India’s message on the eve of national day of Mongolia 

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Mongolia on the eve of their National Day (July 11, 2015). 


In his message to His Excellency Mr. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, the President of Mongolia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you, to the Government and the people of Mongolia on the occasion of your National Day. 

India values and cherishes its relationship with Mongolia which is anchored in our shared historical and spiritual linkages. I am confident that the elevation of our relations to that of a Strategic Partnership during the recent visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Mongolia will herald a new era of co-operation and partnership between our two countries and strengthen the bonds of friendship between our two peoples. 

This year marks the 25th Year of Democracy in Mongolia and the 60thanniversary of our diplomatic relations. I am positive that our engagement, as fellow democracies inspired by the ideals of Buddhism, will contribute to the socio-economic progress and prosperity of our two nations. 

Please accept, Excellency, my best wishes for your health and well-being as well as for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Mongolia.” 

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Statement read out by Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan in Ufa, Russia

The Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India met today on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Ufa.The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.The two leaders exchanged views on issues of bilateral and regional interest. 

They agreed that India and Pakistan have a collective responsibility to ensure peace and promote development.To do so, they are prepared to discuss all outstanding issues. 

Both leaders condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to cooperate with each other to eliminate this menace from South Asia. 

They also agreed on the following steps to be taken by the two sides: 

1. A meeting in New Delhi between the two NSAs to discuss all issues connected to terrorism. 

2. Early meetings of DG BSF and DG Pakistan Rangers followed by that of DGMOs. 

3. Decision for release of fishermen in each other’s custody, along with their boats, within a period of 15 days. 

4. Mechanism for facilitating religious tourism. 

5. Both sides agreed to discuss ways and means to expedite the Mumbai case trial, including additional information like providing voice samples. 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Pakistan for the SAARC Summit in 2016.Prime Minister Modi accepted the invitation. 

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A deputation of “National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees” calls on Dr Jitendra Singh 

Atomic Energy employees hail Govt decision to sanction in their favour, pension benefits according to the earlier pension scheme 

A deputation of National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, led by its Working President M. B. Vijaya Kumar, called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh at his office here and hailed the Government decision to sanction in their favour, pension benefits according to the earlier pension scheme, as desired by them. This decision, they said, has been unanimously hailed by the 24,000 workforce of Atomic Energy employees spread all over the country with headquarters in Mumbai, and will directly benefit at least 195 serving employees. 

Acknowledging the gesture, Dr Jitendra Singh said, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the approach of the present Government is always to facilitate a conducive and comfortable work-environment for Government officials so that they can give their best without any stress or hassles. 

Dr Jitendra Singh said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that in the year when we are observing the Diamond Jubilee of the establishment of Mumbai's “Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)” by late Dr Homi Bhabha, the officials working in the organization have come forward to acknowledge the Government's decision in recognition of their services. He also mentioned, with delight, some of the other recent steps taken by the Department to explore the utilization of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. 

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DEBRIS of Missing Coast Guard Dornier Located 

Indian Naval Submarine Sindhudhavaj, whilst on task for locating the missing aircraft, picked up a barrage of transmissions in a depth of 996 meters on 06 Jul 2015. This information was a vital source for deployment of the Reliance vessel, M/v Olympic Canyon to localize the search. 

Consequently, the unrelenting and uninterrupted search which, included 693 hours of surface effort and 196 hours of air effort finally yielded positive results. The state of the art Multifunctional Support Vessel (MSV) of M/s Reliance India Limited with integrated Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was able to locate and recover the Flight Data Recorder (FDR )and one Line Replacement Unit (LRU) from a depth of 950 mtrs in a unique and first ever salvage at such depths. 

The FDR could provide vital inputs towards establishing the cause of the incident. This is a major accomplishment to the unprecedented search operation which was launched about 30 days back. 

The Dornier aircraft went missing on June 8, 2015 after a routine maritime surveillance sortie along the Tamil Nadu coast. 

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Indian Air Force Formally Inducts the Akash Missile 

History was created at Air Force Station Gwalior on 10 Jul 15 when Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar formally handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) the indigenously designed, developed and produced Akash Air Defence missile system. A befitting ceremony was held to mark this historic event which saw the presence of the top leadership of not only the Air Force but also of the Secretary Defence (R&D) Dr S Christopher, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) SK Sharma and the first Project Director of Akash Missile system Dr Prahalada. It is pertinent to note that Akash is the first made-in-India missile system and is a hallmark of sustained and focused jointmanship between DRDO, BEL, private sector and more importantly the IAF. 

Earlier, on his arrival at Air Force Staion Gwalior, Shri Manohar Parrikar was received by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. He then inspected the ceremonial Guard of Honour against the backdrop of two Sukhoi 30 MKI, one MiG-21 and one Mirage 2000 aircraft. Thereafter he witnessed the live demonstration of the missile system wherein ‘live’ tracking of fighter aircraft was carried out by switching on the radars. 

The handing over ceremony was marked by a spectacular display of a drill by the operating crew of Akash Pioneers, the first unit in the IAF to induct this system. Speaking at the occasion, the Raksha Mantri lauded the efforts of the DRDO, BEL, public and private industries, inspection agencies and the end user who all worked together to resolve a number of challenges that arose during the production of the Akash Missile system. He added that the benefits of the Make in India programme such as employment generation, financial growth, self sufficiency and better defence preparedness were there for all to see. 

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, who formally received the ‘key’ of the Akash system from Shri Parrikar said that a total of 27 missiles had been fired after inking of the contract, to ascertain the serviceability of the system in various conditions and a high success rate had been achieved. He also brought out that plans were afoot in the IAF for procurement of additional Akash systems. 

Akash is a potent supersonic mobile multi-directional, multi-target point/ area Air Defence system that can simultaneously engage multiple air targets using sophisticated multi-function phased array radars. The advanced ECCM (Electronic Counter Counter Measures) features provide secure communication links with other Air Defence Command and Control networks to handle the counter electronic warfare scenario. 

Indigenous development of Akash system has given impetus to the defence industrial base of the country and generated business of more than Rs. 20,000 crore. Akash is the outcome of successful partnership between DRDL, the nodal lab in DRDO, along with 13 other DRDO labs, 19 Public Sector Units (PSUs), 5 Ordinance Factories (OFs), 3 National Laboratories, 6 academic institutions and more than 265 private industries across the country. 


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Kharif crop sowing crosses 445 Lakh Hectare so far 
          The total Kharif sown area as on 10 July, 2015, as per reports received from States, stands at 445.11 lakh hectare as compared to 275.10 lakh hectare on the day last year.
          Significant increase has been recorded in oilseeds sowing this season; it has reached 101.26 lakh ha while last year on the day it was 22.24 lakh ha. Similarly pulses sowing have touched 32.61 lakh ha this season.
             The details of the area covered under Kharif sowing so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:


Lakh hectare 
Crop
Area sown in 2015-16
Area sown in 2014-15
Rice
89.59
94.73
Pulses
32.61
22.71
Coarse Cereals
81.80
38.36
Oilseeds
101.26
22.24
Sugarcane
44.29
43.92
Jute & Mesta
7.74
8.05
Cotton
87.83
45.10
Total
445.11
275.10

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