Forces recover large caches of weapons in Manipur
IMPHAL: The Army, Assam Rifles, police and CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces) commenced Area Domination Operations in the hills and valley area across Manipur on Saturday, said Army officials. Conducted under the surveillance cover of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Quadcopters, the operations have so far resulted in recovery of 40 weapons (mostly automatic), mortars, ammunition and other warlike stores. As part of joint strategy for recovery of weapons, these operations are significant for restoring peace and will continue in a calibrated manner, the officials added. Adequate measures were undertaken to ensure that the locals are not harassed and personal safety and security is maintained, said an official statement of the Army.
EAM Jaishankar calls on South Africa’s President
CAPE TOWN: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar called on President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, along with other BRICS ministers in Cape Town. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “Delighted to call on President @CyrilRamaphosa of South Africa along with other BRICS ministers. Conveyed personal greetings of PM @narendramodi. Value his guidance and thoughts on taking BRICS forward.” The two ministers held talks on the sidelines of the BRICS meeting in Cape Town.
9 Indian sailors released from captivity in Libya
TUNIS: At least nine Indian nationals, who were held captive for several months in Libya, have finally got their freedom and were released by their captors. The crew, consisting of nine Indian sailors were released on May 31 and was received by Ambassador to Tunisia, Ngulkham Jathom Gangte when they reached Tripoli. They have been accommodated in a hotel there till their exit visa formalities are completed. Of these nine Indians, five are from Uttar Pradesh, and one each from Rajasthan, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.