Kejriwal condoles Kalam’s demise

Karachi, July 28 (ANI): Pakistani army has reportedly released footage from a small ‘spy drone’ that it had shot over the Line of Control (LoC) earlier this month, claiming that they have retrieved ‘irrefutable evidence’ that the quadcopter was used by the Indian army for reconnaissance inside Pakistan.

A statement and a video released by the Islamic republic’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) alleged that Indian forces had acquired the drone through a contractor before deploying it at a post close to the LoC, reported The Express Tribune.

It also said that the images retrieved from the drone showed that after the purchase, it was taken inside M/S ASCOM office, an Indian communications and electronics firm.

The ISPR said that one of the images, taken just before a test flight, showed the Indian military headquarters as the drone flew over the post and surveyed the Indian side of the LoC, with Indian flags clearly visible.

It added that the spy drone then crossed over LoC and pictured a Pakistani post.

The army accused India of exhibiting ‘aggressive posturing’ through enhanced troop movements, extensive reconnaissance, targeting of civilians and increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones, which violate Pakistan’s airspace.

The statement also said that India had violated the Working Boundary 35 times in the past seven weeks. (ANI)

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday condoled the demise of A.P.J Abdul Kalam saying that the death of the former president is a big loss to the nation.

“Dr. Kalam was People’s President, common man could relate to him, it’s a big loss to nation He told us that first and foremost he’s a teacher. He also said the time he spent in teaching was the best time of his life,” Kerjiwal told ANI.

Kalam’s mortal remains were flown to Delhi from Guwahati earlier today.

Army personnel paid tributes to the former president in Shillong before his body flown to Guwahati.

Both the Houses of Parliament are likely to make obituary references and adjourn today as a mark of respect to the former president’s memory.

On Monday, Kalam passed away in Shillong after he was admitted to a hospital in the city.

The former president collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was in a critical condition and had been admitted to the city’s Bethany Hospital.

Kalam served as the 11th President on India from 2002 to 2007. (ANI)

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