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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2904

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Indian chopper forced to land in PoK freed

The Army chopper that strayed into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and was forced to land by Pakistan military on Sunday, has been released and has returned to India. Virendra Singh, the army's assistant public relations officer, confirmed the return of chopper and said, "The chopper returned to Kargil (in Jammu and Kashmir) at around 6pm".

Indian Helicopter forced landing in Pakistan

On October 22, 2011 at 1 pm Indian Helicopter forced to land on a helipad of Olding (Kargil sector) in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Reportedly, the helicopter was on reconnaissance mission and violated Pakistani Space. The pilot did not care the line of control and crossed the border with a view to carryout to take the snaps of troop’s deployment of Pakistani forces.

Dayanidhi Maran in fresh trouble over favors to Sun Direct

After his alleged involvement in the 2G scam and leasing of telephone lines, former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran's 'role' in sanctioning of Spectrum to Sun Direct is now being looked into by the CBI.

Questions rose over “siphoning” of funds by Anna team’s Kejriwal

Questions were raised on Sunday about the use of funds donated by the public to Team Anna with Swami Agnivesh alleging that money was deposited in the trust run by Arvind Kejriwal from which the names of major team members were missing, a claim dismissed as made “out of anger”.

Military and political prongs of USA blunted

The US military, Pentagon and CIA have been incessantly pushing Obama administration since mid 2010 to force Pakistan to carryout military operation in North Waziristan (NW). White House and State Department kept mentioning about al-Qaeda’s presence and safe havens in NW and linkages of elements within Pak Army and ISI with al-Qaeda and Taliban. When Pakistan showed little interest in starting an operation in NW and stalled the pressure, and ISAF couldn’t contain the Taliban upsurge despite receiving reinforcements twice, Obama administration considered it expedient to give preference to dialogue over military option.