‘Army shows restraint with J&K protesters’
the recent UN report on alleged human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir as baseless and devoid of ground realities, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the Indian Army showed utmost restraint in dealing with protesters and problems in the state. “The (UN Human Rights Council) report was unfortunately prepared sitting in the comfort zone somewhere else… it does not take ground realities in Kashmir into account. The Indian Army shows the highest restraint in dealing with protesters in Kashmir,” Sitharaman said. sia…We have told the US Congressional delegation (that visited India recently) that we have had continuous relations with Russia, including defence procurements, which have endured for years,” Sitharaman said, dismissing CAATSA as “a US law and not a UN law”.
In October 2015, India had kicked off plans to ac- quire the S-400 missile systems, which can detect, track and destroy hostile strategic bombers, stealth fighters, spy planes, missiles and drones at a range of up to 400 km and altitude of 30 km.
CAATSA will figure in the inaugural ‘two-plustwo’ dialogue, now slated for September after a delay.