Strengthening its presence along the Pakistan border, the Indian Air force is deploying a squadron of its latest Mi-17 V5 helicopters, comprising about 15 aircraft, in Phalodi air base near Jodhpur. IAF chief Air Marshal NAK Browne will induct the new helicopters on January 7, defence spokesperson Colonel SD Goswami said.
India’s “inefficient and unequal democracy” cannot provide answers to social evils and that is why angry citizens are taking to the streets, an influential Chinese newspaper has said.
“The Indian democratic system seemingly can’t solve these problems but provides legitimacy for them,” the Global Times said in a commentary after the death of a 23-year-old who had been gang-raped and tortured in Delhi.
Extremists blew up an all-girls school in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, a tribal area, leaving one person killed, Geo News reported Monday.
The extremists had planted explosives inside the government school and the blast destroyed the school building, according to security forces. The man killed in the incident was the school watchman.
Over last four years, more than 70 educational institutions have been destroyed in Khyber Agency which lies in the country’s Federally Administered Tribal Area comprising eight tribal areas.