Air Strike in Afghanistan; The Russian – Indian New Submarine; Egypt Detains Iran`s Oil Tanker
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on July 09 in last eight hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Seven civilians killed in air strike in northern Afghanistan – Government
Seven members of a family were killed in an air strike in the northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, Reuters reported, according the Afghan ministry of defence said in a statement.
The air strike that led to civilian casualties was conducted for “the elimination of enemy” in the KutobKhel area of the city of Pul-e-Khumri.
A team from the ministry of defence has been assigned to assess and investigate the incident that led to the civilian casualties, the officials said in the statement.
Russia proposes joint development of new submarine with India
Russia is putting forward a proposal for India to develop a new diesel-electric submarine based on the Amur-1650 diesel-electric submarine project, TASS reported, according Russian Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation Deputy Director Vladimir Drozhzhov statement.
“We are not put forward [an idea of] usual licensed production of submarine, we are proposing to jointly devise a project with our Indian partners and jointly build the first pilot model on the basis of the Amur-1650 diesel-electric submarine project, equipped with an air-independent propulsion system,” he announced.
According to the official, in realizing this plan the Indian side will fully acquire all the necessary technological capabilities for constructing submarines of this type. “Our preliminary proposal is much more favorable than those of other foreign partners,” Drozhzhov said, noting that the joint project involves relevant technology transfer.
As the official pointed out, the new submarine is proposed to be equipped with the BrahMos strike missile systems, jointly produced by Russia and India. “This project can be successfully implemented in the interests of our countries,” he concluded.
Egypt detains Iran oil tanker, arrests 6 for espionage
Egyptian authorities detained a Ukrainian tanker carrying Iranian oil as it passed through the Suez Canal ten days ago, MEMO reported.
News of the seizure came a day after Egypt’s Supreme State Security Criminal Court sentenced six people to jail on charges of spying for Iran.
The court has sentenced the defendants to between 15 and 25 years in jail, a $30,000 fine and the confiscation of their computers and phones. Egyptian Al-Azhar Professor Alaa Moawad, who was present at the trial on Sunday, was accused of harming Egypt’s national interests and receiving money to spread Iranian Shiism in Sunni Egypt by launching a website, issuing publications and attracting recruits.
The remaining five defendants, who were Iranian, were tried in absentia.
The sentences have been issued amid rising tensions between Iran and the US, Egypt’s major ally, which is trying to force Tehran to renegotiate a 2015 nuclear deal by tightening sanctions on the country.
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Source: Reuters, MEMO, TASS