Monday, June 22, 2020

Rajnath Singh leaves for Russia, to discuss defence and strategic partnership

Minister of Defence Shri Rajnath Singh. (Representative Image)

New Delhi, June 22: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Monday left for a three-day visit to Russia, Singh is probably going to examine the India-Russia safeguard and key association during the visit and furthermore go to a military motorcade in Moscow to stamp the 75th commemoration of the Soviet triumph over Nazi Germany in the Second World War. 

The visit comes days after the vicious go head to head with China in which 20 Indian Armymen were killed in Galwan valley in Ladakh. 

"Leaving for Moscow on a multi day visit. The visit to Russia will offer me a chance to hold chats on approaches to additionally develop the India-Russia safeguard and key association. I will likewise be going to the 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow," the Defense Minister tweeted. 

Guard Secretary Ajay Kumar is likewise going with the priest. (ANI)

Sikh abducted in Afghanistan, Afghan American Sikhs seek India's support

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Washington DC [US], June 22: An Afghanistan Sikh was snatched from the Paktia territory in Eastern Afghanistan four days back, affirmed the Afghan Sikh people group living in the United States. 

The man distinguished as Nidhan Singh, hails from Tsamkani region in the Paktia region and was utilized as a Gurusewak (aide) at the nearby Gurudwara. 

Post Singh's snatching, the Afghan Sikh people group living in the United States has again encouraged the Government of India to help in the resettlement of the Sikhs living in Afghanistan . 

They have engaged India to make exceptional game plans under Vande Bharat Mission to give a place of refuge of more than 600 Sikhs. 

"I have addressed Sikh Member of Parliament Narinder Singh and he affirmed that authorities in the Afghan Government have vowed to help and discover Nidhan," Paramjit Singh Bedi, Chairman of the Afghan Sikh people group in New Jersey told ANI. 

"Narinder Singh has likewise contacted the Taliban chiefs and has been guaranteed that all endeavors will be made to guarantee his delivery," Bedi further said. 

Bedi and other network individuals will send composed bids to previous representative and Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the Indian emissary to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu. 

Stressed for the daily routines of the Sikh minorities experiencing in Kabul, Jalalabad and Ghazni, the Sikh people group, has been continually looking for help from India. 

Supported by the means taken in the past by the Indian government, heads of the Afghan Sikh people group pioneers have made a few advances to India to oblige the Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan and award them legitimate section with long haul residency different passage visa. 

The people group pioneers living in the United States said it is basic to lighten the critical circumstance of strict minorities in Afghanistan who look to India as the solitary place of refuge in the district. 

In May this year, communicating worries over the wellbeing and security of strict minorities in Afghanistan, 26 US Congressmen asked Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to find a way to encourage the "protected and speedy movement" of individuals from the Sikh and Hindu people group caught in the war-hit nation. 

In the letter dated May 4, Congressman John Garamendi, co-seat of Sikh Caucus, and 25 others expressed that the Sikh people group keeps on being under "grave" danger from Islamic State fear monger assaults coordinated at Sikhs.Once a flourishing network of almost 250,000 individuals, the Sikh and Hindu people group in Afghanistan has suffered long stretches of separation and viciousness from radicals, and the network is presently assessed to involve less than 100 families the nation over, the letter said. (ANI)

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