China calls on India and Pakistan to refrain from the Kashmir issue

China calls on India and Pakistan to refrain from the Kashmir issue

On August 9, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing believed that any unilateral action that could complicate the situation in Kashmir should not be done.

On August 9, State Councilor and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing believes that any unilateral action that can complicate the situation in Kashmir should not be done.

Expressing China’s concern about recent unrest in Kashmir, Wang Yi affirmed that Kashmir is a dispute arising from this region’s history and should be peacefully resolved on the UN Charter base, the Security Council’s relevant resolutions and bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan.

Mr. Wang Yi made the comment when talking to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is visiting China. For his part, Foreign Minister Qureshi spoke with Mr. Wang Yi in detail about the standpoint and measures of Pakistan’s side on the latest developments in Kashmir.

Tensions between India and Pakistan broke out on August 5, India announced the decree to abolish Article 370 in the Constitution that regulates special regulations for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and also presents this state separation law. into two federal territories including Ladakh with Jammu and Kashmir.

Although India believes that the end of Kashmir’s special status is an internal issue for the government to better control the situation here, Pakistan has called for international intervention and at the same time approved a resolution. criticizing New Delhi’s unilateral action.

Kashmir is the territory where most Muslims live. Kashmir is now divided into two parts managed by India and Pakistan, but both countries receive sovereignty over the entire territory. Despite the agreement reached in 2003 on compliance with the ceasefire, fighting still occurred between soldiers on the dividing line of Kashmir.

Pakistan: Two general officers were sentenced for spying

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The Pakistani military on May 30 announced a joint sentence of retired lieutenant general Javed Igbal for spying, and ordered the execution of a Brigadier and another officer.

The Pakistani military on May 30 announced a joint sentence of retired lieutenant general Javed Igbal for spying, and ordered the execution of a standard minister and another officer with the same charge.

According to Reuters news agency, the verdict was announced after a closed trial for the military officers. According to the indictment, three defendants were accused of spying and leaking out sensitive information, damaging national security.

The Pakistani army has its own rules and trial courts. Crime military officers are usually tried in private hearings and judgments made by the court against them, if reviewed, must also comply with the rules of the law system and military courts.

Pakistan on June 16 appointed Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, a hard-line perspective to be the new Director of the Military Intelligence Agency (ISI), replacing Lieutenant General Asim Munir, who only held this position 8 month, now transferred to commander of Gujranwala Corps.

The information was published by the Pakistani military press, but did not give an explanation for the move. Mr. Hameed was one of the figures who arranged the Faizabad deal in late 2017, when protesters blocked the roads into the capital, Islamabad, which further escalated the tension between civilian and military. in this country. The analysts assessed that General Hameed is a highly influential figure in ISI and with his appointment, the military retains a tough stance and will tend to use more force.

The military is said to be the most influential force in Pakistan, as the military has ruled in this South Asian country for almost half of the time since independence from Britain more than 70 years ago, while enjoying the same far-reaching power even under civil authorities.

India tested a 500 kg guided bomb, responding to Pakistan firing missiles

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The Indian Air Force announced that it had successfully tested an accurate guided bomb with a mass of 500 kg, shortly after Pakistan fired a ballistic missile.

While Indian and Pakistani diplomats tried to be friendly, the two sides’ troops tested the powerful weapons in turn. On May 24, the Indian Air Force announced that it had successfully tested a smart glide bomb, able to adjust flight paths during a free fall. New bombs weighing 500 kg. It has a mechanism similar to the US JDAM smart bomb.

“The guided bomb has reached the desired range and hit the target with high accuracy. All the tasks set out are met” – RT quoted a press release from the Indian Weapons Research and Development Agency (DRDO).

The smart guided bomb test took place two days after the test of the BrahMos cruise missile, one of the world’s fastest anti-ship missiles with a range of more than 300 km.

Between two tests of Indian weapons, Pakistan also displayed its military strength with the successful test of the Shaheen II medium-range ballistic missiles. The missile may carry a conventional or nuclear warhead with a range of more than 1,500 km.

One noteworthy detail is that the tested weapons of India and Pakistan can carry nuclear warheads, the weapons of mass destruction that the two countries possess. Tests took place in the context of India’s vote counting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party will most likely win. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sent congratulations. He wrote on Twitter that he hoped Modi would work with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.

Pakistan continues to close airspace to India

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Pakistan annihilated many gunmen organizing the Islamic State

Pakistani security forces killed nine IS militants during a raid on terrorists, starting in the morning of May 16, in the mountain forest area of ​​Qabu Koh-e-Mehran.

Pakistani security forces have killed nine militants from the Islamic State (IS) organization claiming to be in pursuit of terrorists, starting in the morning of May 16, in the mountains of Qabu Koh, in Mastung district, 47 km from the city of Quetta, southwest of this country.

According to Pakistani officials, four security personnel were injured in the campaign. Security forces conducted the operation after receiving intelligence about the IS gunmen’s hideout. Also, in the campaign, security forces seized a large number of weapons and ammunition, including missile launchers and bombs.

Pakistani security forces conduct a raid campaign amid gunmen intensifying attacks across the country during the holy month of Ramadan. At least 5 policemen were killed, in the latest attack, on May 13 in Quetta. IS announced to proceed with this attack.

Pakistan decided to continue to close airspace to India

Pakistan’s top important defense and aviation officials have decided to keep the airspace closure order until May 30 after the election of the Indian House of Representatives. Pakistan on May 15 decided to continue to close airspace for flights to and from India by May 30

Responding to the decision, Pakistan Airlines (PIA) said that closing the airspace to India is unreasonable when railroads and roads between the two countries still operate normally. According to PIA, the company not only suffered serious financial losses but also lost passengers to other rival airlines.

India’s Air India also reported a significant increase in costs for flights to Europe and the US due to the longer route due to the closure of Pakistan’s airspace. Flights to and from India often have to travel directly through Pakistan, a country in the middle of an important international air corridor.