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Chinese Submarines Docked Twice in Last 3 Months in Pakistan

Published: 22nd July 2015 02:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2015 09:55 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday informed Parliament that Chinese submarines were docked in Pakistan twice in last three months.

In reply to the question in the Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Mahohar Parrikar said, “The submarines, which went to Pakistan, has been deployed by China in the Gulf of Aden since April 2015. The unit undertook replenishment at Karachi in May and July 2015 by transit through international waters.”

The NCC is in the process of raising new units in the coastal areas in the west and in areas affected by left wing extremism and insurgency besides those bordering Pakistan and China, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said The Centre said it is not formulating any policy for implementing ‘One Rank One Pension Scheme’ for paramilitary forces. The principle of OROP for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

He added that the modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the government, he said. 

Union Health Minister J P Nadda said that 12,077 samples were found adulterated and misbranded out of the 60,548 samples analysed by food safety watchdog FSSAI in all states and Union Territories in 2014-15.  



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