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Army fire shots as Pakistani chopper enters 700m inside Indian airspace in J-K’s Poonch

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Army fire shots as Pakistani chopper enters 700m inside Indian airspace in J-K’s Poonch
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A Pakistani chopper violated Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.(ANI video screengrab)

A Pakistani helicopter violated Indian air space along the Line of Control in Poonch sector on Sunday afternoon.

Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said a white-coloured Pakistani helicopter violated Indian airspace around noon on Sunday.

It entered around 700m inside the Indian territory and flew over Krishna Ghati sector before returning, he said.

An army officer later said the chopper was likely to be a civilian craft.

He added that air sentries at forward locations had engaged it with small arms, a move intended to warn the pilot about the intrusion and force the chopper to turn back.

Defence sources said the chopper flew over Gulpur area across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Krishna Ghati sector at 12:13 pm before returning to Pakistani airspace.

A 30-second video of the chopper flying over Indian airspace was also released by news agency ANI.

#WATCH A Pakistani helicopter violated Indian airspace in Poonch sector of #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/O4QHxCf7CR

— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2018

The incident comes at a time when relations between the two neighbours are at a low.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had launched a particularly stinging attack on Pakistan at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, accusing it of funding and glorifying terrorists and warning of a “conflagration” if terrorism was not rooted out.

Just an hour before the intrusion was reported on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his monthly radio programme, too had underscored India’s commitment to peace and its commitment to take it forward but not at the cost of compromising our self-respect and sovereignty of our nation.

“It has now been decided that our soldiers will give a befitting reply to whosoever makes an attempt to destroy the atmosphere of peace and progress in our nation,” PM Modi said, a message that was widely seen to have been targeted at Pakistan.

In February this year, a Pakistani military helicopter flew dangerously close to the LoC) in Khari Karmara area of Poonch district, where Indian army had foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on January 18 killing a heavily armed terrorist.

An intelligence official had then said the Pakistani helicopter had come within 300 meters of the LoC “in clear violation of international conventions”.

Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said a white-coloured Pakistani helicopter violated Indian airspace around noon on Sunday.

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Army fire shots as Pakistani chopper enters 700m inside Indian airspace in J-K’s Poonch

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The head of Russia’s space agency said on Friday that two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket would fly again and would provisionally travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year.

Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, was speaking a day after Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan after the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS.

Rogozin on Friday posted a picture on Twitter of himself sat next to the two astronauts and said they had now arrived in Moscow. Both men escaped unscathed and feel fine, Roscosmos has said.

The mishap occurred as the first and second stages of a Russian rocket separated shortly after the launch from Kazakhstan’s Soviet-era cosmodrome of Baikonur.

Thursday’s accident was the first serious launch problem experienced by a manned Soyuz space mission since 1983, when a crew narrowly escaped before a launch pad explosion.

The Interfax news agency on Friday cited a source familiar with the Russian investigation as saying that a faulty valve had caused the first stage of the Soyuz-FG rocket to malfunction even though the valve had been properly checked before take-off.

NASA has relied on Russian rockets to ferry astronauts to the space station since the United States retired its Space Shuttle programme in 2011, although the agency has announced plans for a test flight carrying two astronauts on a SpaceX commercial rocket next April.

Space is an area of cooperation between the United States and Russia at a time of fraught relations. Asked about the mishap, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House he was “not worried” that American astronauts have to rely on Russia to get into space.

Moscow has suspended all manned space launches, while Rogozin has ordered a state commission to investigate what went wrong. Russia’s Investigative Committee has also opened a criminal investigation into the matter.

Unmanned launches of the Progress spacecraft — which carry food and other supplies to the ISS and use the same rocket system as Soyuz — might also be suspended, Interfax has said.

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Roscosmos also said that the crew of the ongoing mission may return home on December 20, TASS reported.

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Indonesia plane crash: Rescue workers have retrieved six bodies from the site where an Indonesian passenger plane crashed into the sea close to the capital Jakarta on Monday 13 minutes after takeoff.

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PM Narendra Modi has been met with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his commitment to worldwide collaboration and cultivating worldwide monetary development.

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The Ministry of External Affairs said in an announcement Wednesday that Modi offered his thanks for the esteemed respect and in the light of India’ extending association with the Republic of Korea, he has acknowledged the honor.

“The world recognizes. PM Narendra Modi granted esteemed Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for commitment to high financial development in India and world through ‘Modinomics’, commitment to world peace, enhancing human improvement and promoting majority rules system in India,” MEA representative Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The service said the honor will be exhibited to Modi by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at a commonly advantageous time.

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PM Received this Award for his Global Collaborations and Monetary Development.

The Seoul Peace Prize was set up in 1990 to remember the accomplishment of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul. The honor was set up to crystalise Korean individuals’ longing for tranquility on the Korean landmass and in whatever remains of the world.

While giving the honor on Modi, the honor advisory group perceived his commitment to the development of Indian and worldwide economies, crediting ‘Modinomics’ for lessening social and financial divergence between the rich and poor people, the MEA said.

The council praised Modi’s drives to make the administration cleaner through enemy of defilement measures and demonetisation, it said.

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He is the fourteenth recepient of the honor and the past laureates included previous UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and famous universal help associations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam.

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