Rahul Gandhi invoked China face-off during Tamil Nadu campaign. The congress leader linked China's aggression to economy. Gandhi said Chinese president should be wearing made in India shirt. He said if Indian economy is strong then China wouldn't dare intrude. Gandhi said, “If India's labourers, farmers and weavers were strong, then the President of China would be wearing a shirt made in India. And I can guarantee you that Chinese people would be driving Indian cars, they would be flying in Indian aircrafts, and their houses would have our carpets. Why is this not happening? Our government is insisting on helping 5-6 of India’s richest business people and killing and destroying India’s strength.” Gandhi added, “You are using the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force to protect India from China. If you use India’s labourers, farmers, workers, you will not need the armed forces to be standing over there. China will not have the guts to come inside.” Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that India too can be aggressive if China shows aggression. While addressing a press conference in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on the sidelines of IAF and the French Air and Space Force's bilateral exercise 'Desert Knight-21', Bhadauria said, “If they (China) can be aggressive, so can we. We are fully prepared.” The IAF Chief also said that eight Rafale fighter jets have arrived in India and three will come by the end of the month. “Enough pilots are being trained. Parallel training is also being done in India. Numbers will be enough so that we can maintain cockpit to pilot ratio. By next year, the induction of the jets will conclude," he added. Exercise Desert Knight-21 is being held at Jodhpur Air Force Station from January 20 to January 24. The French are participating with Rafale, Airbus A-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), A-400M Tactical Transport aircraft and approximately 175 personnel. The IAF aircrafts participating in the exercise include Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C aircraft. The exercise marks an important milestone in the series of engagements between the two air forces. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24 attended a program organised for his interaction with the NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and artists participating in the Republic Day Parade. While remembering and giving example of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, he told NCC and NSS cadets to keep working for the betterment of the country and to strengthen the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24 attended a program organised for his interaction with the NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and artists participating in the Republic Day Parade. He requested them to come forward to help the country in COVID-19 vaccination. "You have to provide the right information to the poor and general public... We have to defeat every system spreading misinformation and rumours," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24 attended a program organised for his interaction with the NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and artists participating in the Republic Day Parade. The event was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS for Sports Kiren Rijiju among others. These artists practiced for months to showcase their talent and entertain the countrymen at Republic Day event. India will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on 26 January.
A group of elderly people cycled for about 265 km from Patiala to reach Singhu Border in order to support protesting farmers. Farmers' protests against the newly enacted farm laws have been intensified in and around Delhi. Talks between Centre and farmers have been inconclusive so far.
Protests by farmers against 3 recent laws are continuing. The farmers who were allowed to enter the national capital on November 27 are camping at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari. Some demonstrators there said that they are ready to protest for years until the 'black laws' are revoked. More farmers are gathered at the borders of Delhi, with reinforcements en route from places like Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala. Farmer unions from Uttar Pradesh are also planning to join the march to Delhi. Farmers gathered at the border called on the authorities to remove barriers and 'armies' of security personnel to allow them to proceed to the capital. Watch the full video for more.
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More farmers are leaving Punjab to join their protesting peers in Delhi and adjoining border areas. A group of farmers left from Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala in Punjab were seen leaving for the national capital. These farmers are equipped with ration that could last months. Large numbers of protesting farmers on November 27 were allowed to enter the national capital by the Delhi Police which settled them at Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari. Many of the protesting farmers are gathered at the Singhu border which separates Haryana and Delhi. The farming community, mainly from Punjab, are protesting against the three farm laws, calling them anti-farmer, and fear that they will be left at the mercy of big private companies.
Moderate fog engulfed the national capital on the morning of January 24. Bitter cold conditions prevail in parts of north India. Minimum temperature of 4 degrees Celsius is expected in the upcoming week in Delhi. According to the India Meteorological Department, cold wave to severe cold wave is predicted in isolated pockets of Delhi for next 2-3 days. Northern Indian states including the Himalayas can likely to witness rain, thunderstorm and snow during the next few days. IMD's regional Met centre in New Delhi has issued orange alerts over Uttar Pradesh for Jan 24 and across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi for Jan 24 and 25.