Sunday, March 15, 2015

Iran launches mass production of long-range anti-ship cruise missile

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Iran has announced the mass production of Ghadir, a long-range anti-warship cruise missile. The homegrown missile reportedly features great precision, high destructive power and the ability to fly at low altitudes.
“Today, we are simultaneously witnessing the launch of the mass production line and the delivery of this strategic and effective missile in the domain of defense and marine battle,”Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told reporters at a ceremony of inauguration on Saturday.
The homegrown missile is equipped with highly advanced radar, as well as anti-jamming and anti-electronic warfare systems. It has a range of 300 kilometers and is capable of flying at low altitudes. It can be launched from different types of vessels, even helicopters.
Iran has developed its own drones, aircraft, vessels and electronics systems. The three-day Great Prophet 9 Maneuver held in the Persian Gulf in February showed the might of the Iranian navy.
“The high precision, rapid reaction and high quality of these important products have incredibly increased the Armed Forces’ combat power in the sky, sea and ground,” Dehqan said.
The minister spoke highly of the work completed by technical specialists, and stressed that new kinds of weapons currently under development will have even more impressive characteristics.
“God willing, the Defense Ministry’s new missiles with much more advanced capabilities will be delivered to the Armed Forces next year,”Dehqan said.
The first several Ghadir missiles were handed over to the naval forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Iran plans to replace its first generation missiles in 2016

Thousands rally across Canada against new anti-terror law

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Demonstrators across the nation held signs and chanted against the bill, which they believe violates Canadian civil liberties and online privacy rights.
Protester Holley Kofluk told CBC News that the legislation “lacked specificity…it’s just so much ambiguity, it leaves people open [and] vulnerable.”
Thousands of demonstrators have united across Canada to take action against proposed anti-terrorism legislation known as Bill C-51, which would expand the powers of police and the nation’s spy agency, especially when it comes to detaining terror suspects.
Organizers of the ‘Day of Action’ said that “over 70 communities” across Canada were planning to participate on Saturday, according to

Congress Qs political espionage,

Shri Modi this kind of political espionage,snooping may be Gujarat model but not India model

Congress on Saturday demanded an explanation from both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the alleged intrusion by Delhi Police into Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s personal life.
“This kind of political espionage, snooping, surveillance and intrusion in political opponent’s life may be Gujarat model but not Indian model,” said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi.
“A few days ago, an ASI from Delhi Police headquarter was found snooping, making unnecessary and weird remarks at Rahul Gandhi residence. When stopped by SPG, it was found he was trying to fill up a form with weird questions about Rahul Gandhi’s height, colour of eyes, hair,” added Singhvi.
The Congress leader said, “India is a proud democracy, not a police state. We are a vibrant democracy. This kind of political espionage is condemn able.”
He added that Congress will take up the issue in parliament.

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