Watch: Arjun MK-1A, One of World’s Most Advanced Tanks, In Action

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The Arjun is also armed with a 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun, The Arjun MK-1A presently lacks the ability to fire an anti-tank guided missile. At the moment, the Arjun MK-1A carries a total of 39 rounds of different types … Read More

India Likely To Ban Import of Larger Weapon Systems Like Tanks, Aircraft

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Russia’s next gen Main Battle Tank T-14 “Armata”, as per reports India has plans to buy this MBT Last year, the government announced a ban on import of 101 weapons, platforms, and equipment To boost indigenous defence manufacturing, Chief of … Read More

Army To Get 118 Arjun MK-1A Tanks As Defence Ministry Clears Proposal For ‘Hunter Killers’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Army officials stand in front of a Arjun MK-1A tank Order for the two regiments of the Arjun MK-1A tank will take at least a year from now and would be the last for this … Read More

Army In Process of Acquiring 556 Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display Systems

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NEW DELHI: The Army is in the process of acquiring 556 Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display (ARHMD) systems, the defence ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. ARHMD is conceived as capability enhancement to Land Based Air Defence Weapon Systems … Read More

Mistrust Hits Pullback, Troops Not Yet Back At Home Bases

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Present position not face to face, but within striking range of artillery fire Even as there has been visible disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops along a section of the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, the de-escalation and … Read More

Explainer: Turkey Turning ‘Supplier’ For Navies of India, Pakistan?

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On Tuesday, the Hindustan Times reported Hindustan Shipyard Limited, the Visakhapatnam-based shipbuilder, was expecting a major Indian Navy contract by this year-end The contract involves the construction of five ‘fleet support ships’, which have the vital role of resupplying warships … Read More

ITBP To Strengthen Short, Long-Range Patrolling At Indo-China Border, Says DG Deswal

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The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will strengthen their short and long-range patrolling at the Indo-China border, said Surjeet Singh Deswal, Director General, ITBP on Tuesday. Both the armies of India and China have agreed for disengagement in few areas and … Read More

Disengagement Win-Win Situation For Both Sides: Army Chief

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Naravane said there are some issues which remain in the area of Depsang, in the area of eastern Ladakh and in other areas along northern border The disengagement of armies of India and China from north and south banks of … Read More

With An Eye On China, Indian Army Orders 27 Armoured Vehicles For High-Altitude Deployment

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It may be noted that a sizeable number of Chinese deployment on the banks of Pangong Tso had included armoured vehicles, apart from tanks New Delhi: While disengagement along the Line of Actual Control with China may have started amid … Read More

India’s $130Bn Defence Update Sparks Interest From Arms Makers

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A trainer variant of TEJAS fighter jet flies during the Aero India air show in Bangalore Lockheed Martin and Boeing see opportunities in upgrade amid regional disputes BANGALORE — A large-scale defence equipment renewal project, worth $130 billion, announced earlier … Read More

Explained: What The India, China Military Disengagement In Ladakh Means

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Indian and PLA tanks manoeuvre out from their positions during the disengagement process Images of PLA dismantling their infrastructure and camps after the Galwan border clashes to revert to their original positions on the LAC is a rare sight indeed. … Read More

‘Pakistan Offers USD 15 Million Credit Line To Sri Lanka For Defence Cooperation’

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa gesture at the end of the Trade and Investments conference, during Khan’s two-day visit, in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 24, 2021 Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has … Read More

The Chilean Navy Receives Advanced Tugboat From Larsen & Toubro Shipbuilding

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The fleet tugboat ATF-65 Janequeo for Chilean Navy, acquired from the Indian shipyard Larsen & Toubro Shipbuilding, arrived on Monday, February 22, at the port of Valparaíso after a journey of more than 11,000 nautical miles through the Indian and … Read More

Navy’s Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-To-Air Missile Can Hit Sea-Skimming Targets

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Balasore: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today conducted two successful launches of vertical launch short range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) off the Odisha coast in Balasore. The launches were carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test … Read More

Imran Khan In Sri Lanka: Multiple Facets of A Relationship India Is Watching

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The Colombo trip is only Imran Khan’s second foray in the neighbourhood since becoming Prime Minister. His first was to Afghanistan last November, two years after his election Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s two-day visit to Sri Lanka, starting Tuesday, … Read More

PM Modi Roots For Indian Space Agency’s Version of Google Maps

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Earlier this month, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) partnered with national tech firm MyAppIndia to develop an alternative to Google Maps. Indians cheered the news, calling it the biggest challenge to the western Big Tech monopoly, which has thrived … Read More

Acquisition of Indigenous 118 Arjun Main Battle Tanks Approved By Defence Acquisition Council

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NEW DELHI: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday has granted three important Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) approvals under the capital acquisition proposals. AoNs approved by the DAC chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are of an overall cost of … Read More

China Recognises India’s Growing Role In South Asia But Won’t Give It The ‘Global Power’ Tag

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China’s leadership and its strategic elites are wedded to entrenched views of American efforts to maintain dominance in the Indo-Pacific How China perceives itself has fundamentally changed in recent times. Erstwhile Chinese President Hu Jintao laid emphasis on China’s “peaceful … Read More

Will U.S.-China Competition Divide South Asia Along Great Power Fault Lines?

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by Paulina Song On February 8, 2021, U.S. President Joseph Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed in a call to continue “close cooperation to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.” U.S.-Indian cooperation has strengthened considerably in the past … Read More

India Takes Giant Step To Counter Chinese Influence In Indian Ocean Region

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New Delhi: India has swiftly taken a giant step in countering Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean, with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar signing two defence pacts with Maldives and Mauritius—each with a strong maritime dimension. Jaishankar’s pre-emptive strike follows Chinese … Read More

Watch: How Indian Army Trains Soldiers To Battle Terrorists In J&K

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Counter-terror operation training was held at 15 corps battle school in J&K. The Indian Army trained soldiers to battle terrorists in J&K. Trainees were seen climbing up and rappelling down a steep rock wall. Soldiers were also seen overcoming various … Read More

HAL’s Indian Multi-Role Helicopter Vs Mi-17; See Improvements & Specs

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Air attack, air transport, VIP transport, combat logistics such as troop transport, combat search & rescue, and casualty evacuation operations will be included in the IMRH’s expected roles Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has publicly unveiled its conceptualised and benchmarked twin-engine, … Read More

China Refits Combat Trucks In Tibet To Take On Indian Military: Chinese Media

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Wheel bases have replaced tracks on two kinds of vehicles to streamline logistics and for faster deployment, report says. Changes will allow troops to use various weapons while maintaining one system, analyst says The Chinese military has given two of … Read More

Kailash Card Used, Depsang In Limbo

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The trump card has already been played as quid pro quo for Fingers. This round is win-win for both India and China by Ashok K Mehta Some questions on disengagement from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) need to be … Read More

India Needs To Take Action On The Myanmar Coup

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Indian companies must suspend all commercial relationships with the Myanmar military On February 1, Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, seized power from the civilian government in a coup nearly three months after the general election returned a landslide mandate for Aung … Read More

Indian Air Chief Marshal On Three Day Visit To Dhaka

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CAS RKS Bhadauria visited BAF base Zahurul Haque & interacted with BAF aircrew & personnel Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria reached here on a three-day visit on the invitation of Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air … Read More

1,040 Militants of 5 Outfits Surrender In Assam

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Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said his government is working to make Assam a terror-free state Dreaded militant Ingti Kathar Songbijit and 1,039 others belonging to five outfits on Tuesday laid down arms before Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to return … Read More

Spacetech Start-Up Pixxel Delays Launch of Its First Satellite Anand Due To Software Glitches

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Bangalore-based Spacetech start-up Pixxel on Tuesday said its plan to delay the launch of its first satellite Anand by a few weeks. The announcement comes five days before the scheduled launch on February 28 via ISRO’s PSLV-C51. In an official statement, … Read More

New List of Defence Items Barred From Import In March: Rajnath Singh

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NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said another list of items pertaining to the defence industry that will not be imported from other countries will be notified next month. He also said procurement of defence equipment from the … Read More

Cochin Shipyard Lowest Bidder For Rs 10,000 Crore Contract To Build Missile Vessels For Indian Navy

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Indian Navy’s Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) design by Directorate of Naval Design “”At the meeting held today (February 23) at the Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has been declared as L1 (the lowest bidder) in the tender … Read More

DAC Approves Capital Acquisition Proposals of Three Armed Forces Worth Rs 13,700 Crores

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The DAC also approved that all capital acquisition contracts (delegated and non-delegated) other than D&D cases shall be concluded in two years. Army will now place indent with Heavy Vehicle Factory, Avadi for tanks The Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) headed … Read More

India Cleared 3 Proposals From Hong Kong On February 5; Investment Scrutiny Remains

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The three proposals include two from Japanese companies and one from NRI investors, not something that is ‘hardcore’ proposals from mainland China. One of the proposals is about restructuring of a company Indian government has cleared three proposals from Hong … Read More

Indian Netizens Question Authenticity of ‘Galwan Valley’ Video Shared By Chinese State Media

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Scores of Indian social media users have raised questions over the veracity of a video shared by a Chinese state media journalist, in which a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) trooper can be seen arguing with Indian soldiers at a … Read More

DRDO Hands Over The Licensing Agreement For Transfer of Technology (LAToT) To Godrej & Boyce For The Production of Mechanical Mine Layer

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Mumbai: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group announced that its business, Godrej Precision Engineering received the coveted Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology (LAToT) for the Mechanical Mine Layer, Self Propelled (MML – SP) from the … Read More

Pakistan Flag Unfurled During ‘Anti-Farm Laws Protest In Germany’; BJP Leader Shares Photos, Blames Congress

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One in blue is alleged as per a tweet by Suresh Nakhua to be Charan Kumar who is holding the Pakistani Flag; One in red is Raj Sharma, office bearer of Indian Overseas Congress Germany New Delhi: At a time when India … Read More

India Is Critical To American Strategy In Indo-Pacific, Say Experts

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Commenting on India’s ties with the US, Menon and Ranade emphasised that it is a critical relationshipAs the Biden administration shapes its foreign and national security policy, a panel of experts and former diplomats have said that India is critical … Read More

Lessons That China Learnt From The Ladakh Standoff

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by Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) Everyone’s favourite subject these days is the Ladakh standoff and the current status of the agreement to disengage and de-escalate. The reading public is getting a surfeit of fairly good strategic literature to … Read More

Satellite Built By Chennai College Team To Be Launched On Feb 28

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Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology’s PICO satellite will be launched from ISRO, Sriharikota Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology is set to launch its PSLV C-51 satellite named ‘SRISAKTHI SAT’ from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), … Read More

Disengagement Only Between Indian Army & China’s PLA, ITBP To Continue Patrolling LAC

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ITBP DG SS Deswal informed about the patrolling in the LAC area as he clarified this disengagement is only between the armies New Delhi: As the disengagement process between India and China at the Line Of Actual Control proceeds, it … Read More

Bharat Forge Receives Order Worth Rs 178 Crore From Indian Army

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Bharat Forge said it has received an order worth Rs 177.95 crore from the Ministry of Defence for supply of Kalyani M4 vehicles NEW DELHI: Bharat Forge on Tuesday said it has received an order worth Rs 177.95 crore from … Read More

Defence Ministry All Set To Clear Over Rs 6,000 Cr Arjun MK-1A Tank’s Acquisition For Army

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New Delhi: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Main Battle Tank Arjun MK-1A to the nation, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday is all set to clear the acquisition of these tanks worth over Rs 6,000 crore by the … Read More

India’s Defence Space Agency Begins Scouting For Star Wars Technology

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BANGALORE: Nearly two years after India demonstrated its anti-satellite (ASAT) technology through ‘Mission Shakti’, the newly formed Defence Space Agency (DSA), a quiet dedicated organisation established to drive India’s counter-space activities has officially begun scouting for technologies to augment its … Read More

China Consolidates Rutog Base Near Pangong Tso To House Disengaged Pla Troops

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The disengagement process between India and China began on February 10 and has been completed at the Pangong Tso friction point. The latest satellite imagery has revealed that following the disengagement of the People’s Liberation Army from the Pangong Tso … Read More

Hindustan Shipyard To Build 5 Naval Support Vessels With Turkish Help

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Indian Navy is keeping a sharp eye on the IOR, it is also playing a key role in the Ladakh sector. Its P-8I maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, imported from the US, are being used for surveillance of the Ladakh … Read More

Canada Parliament Describes Treatment of Uighur Muslims In China As ‘Genocide’

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Trudeau said there was ‘no question’ of the immense human rights violations reported happening in Xinjiang A few hours before the vote, China’s ambassador to Canada called on the country criticising the vote and warning the country against interfering in … Read More

Will Make ‘Aatmanirbhar’ India A Hub of Defence Manufacturing, Export: PM Modi

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Modi spoke about the untapped potential of India’s manufacturing for military equipment and the increased role of the private sector in helping achieve this self reliance Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He called for looking at consumption patterns, and how their … Read More

China President Xi Jinping Likely To Visit India For BRICS Summit

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China’s President Xi Jinping might visit India later this year for the BRICS summit after a thaw in the ties between the two countries after months of border tensions. The development came after Beijing expressed its support for India to … Read More

India To Supply Defence Items To Mauritius Under A New $100 Million Agreement

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India and its key Indian Ocean Region partner Mauritius on Monday upgraded their defence and economic partnership by signing a special $100 million pact for supplying defence equipment. The two countries also entered into a comprehensive economic cooperation and partnership … Read More

Desi Radar For 51% of Tejas Fighters

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BANGALORE: In a major boost to indigenous defence technologies, at least 51% of the 123 LCA Tejas fighters that will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) will have the desi Uttam radar, replacing Israeli radars that the first … Read More

India Allows Pakistan PM Imran Khan‘s Aircraft To Use Indian Airspace During Sri Lanka Visit

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New Delhi: India has allowed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s aircraft to fly over its airspace to travel to Sri Lanka. Khan is scheduled to embark on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka from Tuesday. He will be accompanied … Read More

‘Sticky Bombs’ New Challenge For J&K Security Forces, SOP On Convoy Movement Being Changed

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On February 14, the police recovered 15 small IEDs, believed to be sticky bombs, and 6 pistols in Samba district A week after the recovery of over a dozen “sticky bombs” in J&K’s Samba district, security agencies have sounded an … Read More

No Significant Breakthrough During Indo-China Talks, But Proposals To Be Taken Forward

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Army Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei of 16 Bihar seen confronting China’s PLA troops in the propaganda Video released by Chinese state media New Delhi: India and China exchanged proposals on outstanding issues alone the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern … Read More

India Successfully Launches Naval Version of VL-SRSAM Twice From Integrated Test Range (ITR)

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Vertically launched short range surface-to-air (VL-SRSAM) missile being test fired from ITR BALASORE: India on Monday conducted maiden flight test of Vertically Launched Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from a defence facility off Odisha coast. Defence sources said … Read More

₹70,221 Crore Reserved In Defence Budget For Domestic Procurement, Says Rajnath Singh

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Prime Minister says the 21st century defence sector cannot stand without private sector partnership About ₹70,000 crore of the capital allocation of ₹1.35 lakh crore in the defence budget would be reserved for domestic procurements and a second negative list … Read More

After Pakistan’s ‘Hand of Peace’ Statement, India Says Onus On Neighbour To Create Terror-free Environment

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Meanwhile, Pakistan’s foreign office said on Thursday that Bajwa’s statement on “extending hand of peace in all directions” is reflective of the country’s desire for peace and security in the regionMeanwhile, Pakistan’s foreign office said on Thursday that Bajwa’s statement … Read More

India To Clear 45 Investments From China, Likely To Include Great Wall, SAIC: Sources

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The proposals have been held up since last year after India tightened controls on Chinese investment in the country in retaliation against alleged Chinese troop incursions in the western Himalayan region. China blamed Indian troops for the standoff. India is … Read More

Mahindra To Unveil Its Latest Armoured Vehicles At IDEX 2021

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Mahindra Emirates Vehicle Armouring, part of Mahindra Group, will showcase its latest armoured vehicles and tactical armoured vehicles at the 15th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from Feb. … Read More

Govt Revived TEJAS Project Dumped By Predecessor: PM Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that there was a time when the Tejas project was to be closed in the files, but his government revived it and today the indigenous fighter jet project is flying in … Read More

Bharat Forge Joins Hands With Paramount Group To Manufacture Armoured Vehicles

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“”This collaboration brings together the manufacturing and technology excellence of two leading companies, which have matching synergies and complementary capabilities,” Bharat Forge Deputy Managing Director Amit Kalyani said. Bharat Forge said it has inked a pact with global aerospace and … Read More

Modi Asks Private Players To Up Defence Manufacturing, Make Sector Self-Reliant

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for stepped up private participation in domestic manufacturing in defence and make the sector self-reliant. He urged the private sector to take up both designing and manufacturing of defence equipment so … Read More

IAF’s Apache Attack Helicopter Seen Near Border With China In Sikkim Even As Disengagement Continues In Ladakh

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The development is significant because this is the first image of an Apache attack helicopter of the IAF in Sikkim, and could be a signal for PLA In an interesting development, an Apache attack helicopter of the Indian Air Force … Read More

All Indo-Russian Defence Contracts Implemented As Per Schedule: Foreign Secretary

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Russia’s advanced S-400 air defence system is due for delivery to India by end of year India has stated that its defence contracts with Russia (including S-400 missile defence system) are being implemented according to the schedule reaffirming its traditional … Read More

Charles De Gaulle Carrier To Exercise With Vikramaditya In Indian Ocean In April

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The month of April will see renewed engagement with France with Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian arriving in India to deliver a lecture at a think-tank and pursue political dialogue with India India and France will cement its defence … Read More

Maiden Test of Naval Variant of Vertically Launched SRSAM Missile Successful

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Balasore: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully conducted the maiden test of Vertically Launched-Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) off Odisha Coast today. According to reports, the indigenously developed VL-SRSAM was launched successfully at 1.28 … Read More

Maiden Test of Vertically Launched SRSAM For Indian Navy From ITR Likely Today

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The indigenously developed VL-SRSAM is an advanced air defence system that provides a single integrated solution for multiple aerial threats from different ranges BHUBANESWAR: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is likely to conduct the maiden test of Vertically … Read More

ITBP To Continue Patrolling In Non-Friction Points

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Chinese military trucks seen retreating from key position from the Pangong Lake region Even as the disengagement of frontline solders at the north and south banks of Pangong Tso is completed, the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) will continue to patrol … Read More

India, China To Fix Pending LAC Issues In ‘Steady Manner’, Says Joint Statement

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At a marathon 16-hour meeting between senior commanders on Saturday, the Indian and Chinese armies agreed to resolve outstanding issues at friction points on the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) in a “steady and orderly” manner; the parties were … Read More

India-China LAC Issue: After 16-Hours Long Talks, Both Countries Agree To ‘Further Disengage’ In Ladakh

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During the talks, the disengagement in the south and north banks of Pangong Tso Lake including Kailash Range earlier in the week was reviewedAt the end of 16 long hours of talks at the Corps Commanders Level Meeting, both sides … Read More

Rahul Gandhi’s Comment Over China Disengagement Gave Voice To Nation: Salman Khurshid

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Earlier on Friday, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given away Indian Territory to China said that the Prime Minister and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh would have to answer for this Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday … Read More

India Waited Till China Pulled Back Its Troops

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This satellite image provided on February 17, 2021 by Maxar Technologies shows the close up of an area at Pangong Tso, with troops deployment on January 30, 2021 in LadakhThe 10th round of Corps Commander talks were held on Saturday … Read More

The China Spectre

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India’s response to Chinese aggression has been bilateral in tenor, with almost no effort to signal to audiences beyond India and China by Ameya Pratap Singh Even as disengagement begins in Pangong Tso, Eastern Ladakh, it is important to reconsider … Read More

India Rejects Comments On Jammu and Kashmir By UN Special Rapporteurs

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India’s reaction came after Special Rapporteur on minority issues made adverse comments on withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special powers in 2019 New Delhi: India on Thursday hit out at two UN Special Rapporteurs for criticising its policies towards Jammu … Read More

Pak Sikh Leadership Whip Up Anti-India Sentiments During Saka Nankana Sahib Function

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Pakistan’s Sikh leadership spewed venom against India during a function held on Sunday at Gurdwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, to observe the centenary of Saka Nankana Sahib. The function was jointly organized by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and … Read More

‘Significant Step Forward’ Say India And China, As Disengagement Completed In Pangong Tso

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This combination of images released by Maxar Technologies shows an area at Pangong Tso with troops deployed on Jan. 30, top, and with deployment removed on Feb. 16 along the disputed India-China border in Ladakh region | Maxar Technologies via … Read More

China Detains Three Bloggers For ‘Insulting’ PLA Soldiers Who Died In Galwan Valley Clash

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China’s internet watchdog is cracking down further on online speech, issuing a new requirement that bloggers and influencers have a government-approved credential before they can publish on certain topics Among the arrested was Qiu Ziming (38), an investigative journalist formerly … Read More

Chinese Social Media Debates Who Is In Control of Ladakh As India, China Disengage

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India and China began the disengagement process at the Ladakh border on February 10The February 11 agreement for disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso and the PLA Daily, for the first time, publicly claiming four Chinese … Read More

India Asks China For Faster Disengagement In Gogra, Hot Springs & Demchok

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The dialogue, which included additional secretary (East Asia) Naveen Srivastava from the external affairs ministry in the Indian delegation, began at 10am and went on till 2 am. The major trouble-spot remains the strategically-located Depsang Plains, the table-top plateau located … Read More

Sino-India Disengagement Process In Eastern Ladakh Complete, Says Rajnath Singh

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The disengagement process by India and China in eastern Ladakh is ‘complete’ after nine rounds of diplomatic and military level talks between the two neighbours, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday as he hit out at Congress for … Read More

Uttam AESA Radar Integrated With TEJAS; One In Two Tejas Fighters To Have The Indigenous Radar

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BANGALORE: In a major boost to indigenous defence technologies, at least 51% of the 123 TEJAS fighters that will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) will have the desi UTTAM radar, replacing Israeli radars that the first batch … Read More

Coming Together of Land Forces of India And U.S. Armies Set Forth The Operational Combat Capability In The Region

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While the concept of Indo-Pacific is marked within the dimension of maritime security in geopolitical arena the bilateral military exercise, called—Yudh Abhays– of the land forces of both countries broaden the concept and mark it indeed significant for Indo- US … Read More

With Media Blitz, China Crafts New Narrative On Border Crisis

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Lt Gen YK Joshi in an interview claimed the disengagement as “Indian victory and humiliation of the opponent” which agitated the Chinese side The carefully crafted account, which was buttressed by the state media releasing new footage from the Galwan … Read More

Sri Lanka Seeks Indian Support Ahead of Key UNHRC Sessions

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During the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva next week, Sri Lanka’s record in human rights and related accountability will be probed Sri Lanka has officially sought India’s support ahead of next week’s UNHRC sessions on the island … Read More

Pakistan Slams France’s Anti-Radicalism Bill, Warns of ‘Serious Repercussions’

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The relations between France and Pakistan deteriorated last year after Pakistani leadership attacked the French government and President Emmanuel Macron for not condemning Prophet Muhammed`s caricatures In remarks that may worsen the already-strained ties between Islamabad and Paris, Pakistan President … Read More

India, Maldives Sign $50 Million Defence Agreement

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External Affairs Minister Jaishnakar held discussions with Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi Male: India on Sunday reiterated its commitment to the Maldives’ security and signed a USD 50 million defence Line of Credit agreement with it to boost the maritime … Read More

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Makes Perfect Touchdown On Mars

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NEW YORK: NASA safely landed a new robotic rover on Mars on Thursday, beginning its most ambitious effort in decades to directly study whether there was ever life on the now barren red planet. While the agency has completed other … Read More

Absent During Current Visit, UK Working Closely For Envoy Alexander Eliis’s Jammu And Kashmir Visit

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Last week saw India taking a batch of 24 foreign envoys to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. British High Commissioner Alexander Ellis was not one of them. Of the 24 envoys, the largest group of 9 envoys was … Read More

Chandrayaan-3 Launch Delayed Further To 2022: ISRO Chief

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ISRO chief K Sivan said Chandrayaan-3 will be launch by next year in 2022NEW DELHI: Chandrayaan-3, India’s third mission to Moon, is likely to be launched in 2022, ISRO chief K Sivan has said.The Covid-19 lockdown has hit several projects … Read More

India And China Hold 10th Round of Military Talks; Focus On Further Disengagement In Eastern Ladakh

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An IAF Sukhoi jet flies over the Himalayan mountain ranges amid India-China stand off in Leh The disengagement process began on February 10 India and China on Saturday held another round of military talks with a focus on taking forward … Read More

Chinese Strategy Is Clear: The World Has Much To Think About

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The PRC perceives a natural and ineluctable shift of power from the West to the East How China perceives itself has fundamentally changed in recent times. Erstwhile Chinese President Hu Jintao laid emphasis on China’s “peaceful rise”; his successor Xi … Read More

Explained: What Is The New Disengagement Agreement In Eastern Ladakh?

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India-China border standoff: What is the new disengagement plan in eastern Ladakh? What does this disengagement process entail? Why has this taken so long? Is the standoff resolved? Explained In the first major breakthrough in talks to resolve the nine-month … Read More

China’s Video of Galwan Valley Clash Showcases Indian Army Captain’s Bravery

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He received a Mention in Despatches during Republic Day this year. The personnel in the video was seen walking unarmed towards the Chinese PLA to stop transgression into Indian territories China, in a video released on social media showcasing fierce … Read More

All Indo-Russian Defence Contracts Implemented As Per Schedule: Foreign Secretary

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India has stated that all its defence contracts with Russia including S-400 missile defence system are being implemented according to the schedule reaffirming its traditional partnership with Moscow notwithstanding any threat of sanctions “Our Strategic Partnership with Russia has very … Read More

Why India Should Be At The G7 Summit

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The UK thinks that the Indo-Pacific region will be central to the 21st century, and India will be central to the Indo-Pacific. India, the world’s largest democracy, has become an engine of global economic growth. London: When the balance sheet … Read More

Proposed Satellite Launch Raises ‘Swadeshi’ Lobby’S Eyebrows

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New Delhi: A “foreign” company—which is the parent of an Indian start-up—will launch a satellite along with 20 other satellites, when the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launches its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C51 (PSLV-C51) on 28 February. This has … Read More

War Games In Thar: Us ‘Ghost’ Warriors of Iraq, Afghanistan Team Up With Indian Army To Flush Out Terrorists

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US Army Stryker Armoured Vehicle in action during the war games The US Army paired up with the Indian infantry troops of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles to conduct a mock terror operation, flushing out terrorists from their hideout in … Read More

China Attacks Indian Media Over PLA Death Toll In Galwan Valley, Says ‘It’s Failure To Understand Kindness’

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Chinese propaganda photo of PLA soldiers patrolling in the Galwan valley region A report by Chinese state-run media publication Global Times claimed that India exaggerated the figure at a time China was mourning the deaths of their soldiers. China on … Read More

Chinese Blogger Qiu Ziming Charged Over ‘Malicious’ India Border Casualty Posts

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Qiu accused of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ for poking fun at commander and questioning death toll. Nanjing police say they acted after reports from the public Police in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing have detained a popular blogger … Read More

India’s Challenge Is To Avoid Two-Front War, But Can Modi Put Politics Aside For Strategy?

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India must break out of strategic triangulation with China & Pakistan. Before that, it must decide if it’ll let domestic electoral interests limit its strategic options by Shekhar Gupta The disengagement at Pangong Tso has been completed in quick time. … Read More

Watch Video: India Tests Indigenous Missile System HELINA That Can Smash Tanks

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India has successfully tested its indigenously developed anti-tank guided missiles Helina and Dhruvastra in the desert ranges of Rajasthan. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the Rudra Gunship launched anti-tank guided missile is one of the most advanced … Read More

India Looking Forward To Substantial Russian Investments In Make-In-India Projects: Shringla

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India is looking forward to substantial Russian investments in the Make-in-India projects, including in defence, railways and petrochemical sector, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. Shringla was on an official visit to Moscow from February 17-18 for the India-Russia … Read More

India Trade Minister Says Will Work With US On New Trade Package

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NEW DELHI — Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday he will engage with the new U.S. Trade Representative’s office on a trade deal after a previous attempt to seal a limited accord failed. Negotiators from both countries struggled … Read More

Atmanirbhar Bharat: GSL Builds Damage Control Simulator For The Indian Navy At Port Blair

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With the contract from the Indian Navy, tits position in supplying the DCS. The contract for this was signed in August 2020 between GSL and the Indian Navy which will be used for training the crew to not only contain … Read More

Indian Army To Push For Quick Disengagement At Gogra, Hot Springs And Depsang During Saturday’s Talks: Sources

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier told Parliament that the Corps Commander of the two armies would meet within 48 hours of the disengagement completing at Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh New Delhi/Leh: The Indian Army on Friday confirmed that … Read More

Indian Army Briefs Foreign Envoys Visiting J&K On Role of Pakistan In Running Terror Factories Across LoC

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A delegation of 24 ambassadors from the European Union arrive at Hazratbal Shrine Feb 17, 2021 Heightened vigil along LoC pushed terror groups to dig tunnels to infiltrate, Army tells envoys visiting J&K. Indian Army briefs foreign envoys visiting J&K … Read More

Key Question: Why Is China Backing off Now?

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Nine rounds of talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders to defuse tensions along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh seems to have begun bearing fruit at last. The two sides have reached agreement on a disengagement plan and … Read More

China’s Galwan Saga: Facts Vs Fiction

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Published first on Friday by army-affiliated People’s Liberation Army Daily, the story tried to float a ‘David and Goliath’ like tale of bravery and courage on part of the PLA troops, oddly projecting the PLA as the weaker side on … Read More

India Uses Envoys’ Visit To Expose Pakistan’s Terror Role

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NEW DELHI: The visit by 24 foreign envoys to Jammu & Kashmir was meant to allow the diplomats to witness, first-hand, J&K’s march on the path of inclusive development and the “dynamism in grassroots democratic institutions” following the successful conduct … Read More

Neighbourhood First: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Leaves For Visiting Neighbours In IOR

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According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) the minister will be in Maldives from Feb 20-21 and then will go to Mauritius from Feb 22-23 This weekend External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has begun his four day visit to … Read More

India-Saudi Defence Ties On The Upswing

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Indian Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane, centre, was accorded a warm welcome by Saudi defence establishment during his visit to Saudi Arabia last year Both countries are ascending powers and major players in their respective regions RIYADH: The signing of … Read More

India’s Next Mangalyaan Mars Mission Likely To Be An Orbiter

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Timeframe of Mangalyaan-2 has not been finalised yet On a day when Nasa’s rover Perseverance landed on Mar to look for signs of past life on the Red Planet, chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K Sivan said India … Read More

India And China Hold 10th Round Of Military Talks; Focus On Further Disengagement In Eastern Ladakh

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PLA troops dismantling bunkers at Pangong Tso region, in Ladakh along the India-China border The 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks are taking place two days after the Chinese and Indian militaries completed the withdrawal of troops, weapons and other … Read More

Day After PLA Deaths Are Announced, Hate Messages Target Indian Embassy

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In this image taken from video footage run on February 19, 2021 by China’s CCTV, PLA regimental commander Qi Fabao (left) talks with members of the Indian military as Indian and Chinese troops face off in the Galwan Valley on … Read More

‘China’s Disengagement At LAC Lifts Psychic Burden of 1962 Defeat Against India’: Stobdan

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“The psychic burden of 1962 defeat against China is now over in one stroke. We used to think that China is 10-feet-tall but that mindset is gone,” said Stobdan As the disengagement process between Indian and Chinese troops stationed at … Read More

Special Representatives’ Talks On The Cards, India, China To Restore Status Quo Ante

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With India and China agreeing to restore status quo ante on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a meeting between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, both special representatives on boundary resolution, will take place … Read More

Strategic Partnership Is A New High In Saudi-India Ties

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman being greeted by Prime Minister Modi on his arrival in India Kingdom is a long-term, reliable partner in catering to India’s energy needs JEDDAH: Last year marked the start of a new era in bilateral … Read More

As US Plays Off India And China, It Risks Losing A Nuclear-Armed Ally Pakistan: Chinese Media

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A Chinese supplied ballistic missile to Pakistan As Washington’s focus switches from war on terror to its rivalry with China, Pakistan finds it has lost priority billing in US foreign policy. With Islamabad clashing with India over Kashmir, and taking … Read More

Arjun Rides Again

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by R Prasannan Arjun’s Vishad Yog has ended. He will ride to battle. The Mahabharat hero was seized by pangs of conscience, when he eyed the phalanx of kinsmen whom he may have to slay. Then Krishna delivered the Gita, … Read More

India-China Ladakh LAC Issue: 10th Round of Talks On Saturday

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Disengagement process underway by PLA underway near the Pangong Tso region in Ladakh With the first round of disengagement between the Indian and Chinese troops completed at Pangong Tso, the Corps Commanders of both sides will be meeting on Saturday … Read More

India, China Complete Disengagement In Pangong Lake Area

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This satellite image shows PLA troops withdrawing their tanks Pangong lake region After completing the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the north and south banks of Pangong lake, India and China will hold a fresh round of high-level military … Read More

Northern Army Commander Reveals How China Was Forced To Negotiate Ladakh Disengagement

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New Delhi: The India-China disengagement at the Pangong Tso in Ladakh is under conditions favourable to India, which is a success, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen. Y.K. Joshi has asserted. Joshi said that the Army’s action to occupy heights on … Read More

HAL Aims To Drive Up Indigenised Content of Tejas

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Sources in HAL said that the company would like to see more indigenisation of the aircraft The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd hopes to increase indigenisation of Light Combat Aircraft TEJAS from the existing 52% to 65%. The TEJAS aircraft may … Read More

User Trials of Indigenous HELINA Anti-Tank Missile Complete; To Be Ordered By Forces

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Designed to take down targets at a range of 7 km, the HELINA will soon be ordered for the weaponised Advanced Light Helicopter `Rudra’ as well as the Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) that are set to join service next month … Read More

Four Pakistani Soldiers Dead After Armed Men Attack Check-Post In Baluchistan

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The armed men opened fire on Zaman Khan check-post which resulted in the death of four Frontier Corps soldiers. One soldier was injured in the attack, sources said ISLAMABAD: Unidentified armed men opened fire on a security check-post in Pakistan’s … Read More

How Financial Powers To Command Heads Will Help Army, Navy, IAF

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So far, vice-chiefs of Army, Navy, and deputy chief of air staff were the competent financial authority for capital procurements of up to Rs 300 crore New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved further delegation of financial powers under capital … Read More

L&T In Talks With DRDO To Convert K9 Vajra Howitzers It Into Tanks

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New Delhi: Leading Indian private defence major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Thursday successfully completed delivery of the last and 100th K9 Vajra 155mm/52 calibre Tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer, which was flagged off by Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Hazira near … Read More

India, Russia Ties Strong Enough To Navigate Complexities of Present World: Harsh Vardhan Shringla

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“They spoke with each other four times last year and enjoy a unique personal rapport,” he said. “India and Russia have worked together to overcome the difficulties of the Covid pandemic and I am sure bilateral relations will emerge even … Read More

Army To Raise 3 New Battalions With 3,000 Troops, Under Sikh, Kumaon, J&K Regiments

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New Delhi: The Indian Army will be raising three additional battalions — with a total of about 3,000 troops — to add to its manpower as part of its larger reorganisation plan and options to raise more are open. Defence … Read More

Pakistan Is Isolated And Talking Peace; But India Knows This Game Too Well By Now

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As things stand now, the US, China and Saudi Arabia are pulling in different directions with Pakistan caught in the crossfire by Seshadri Chari This is not the first time that Pakistan is proposing a peace plan. The more than … Read More

Indian Coast Guard Commissions 105-Ton Indigenous Interceptor Boat C-453 For Eastern Fleet

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CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned 105-ton indigenously-built Interceptor Boat C-453 which would soon join the Eastern fleet for patrolling the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).This vessel was the penultimate one in the series of 18 vessels, being … Read More

Khalistan Conspiracy To Defame India Hatched By Pakistan And Turkey: Report

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An investigation by Greek City Times has revealed that Turkey has been an integral part of this warfare and has been aiding Pakistan in its disinformation campaign against India. One of the most prominent names revealed in the report and … Read More

State-Sponsored Terrorism Leads To Increase In Discrimination Against Minorities: India

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Tirumurti noted that India is firmly committed to social, economic and political equality through legislations and well-designed multi sectoral interventions State-sponsored terrorism targeted against specific communities leads to increase in discrimination against minorities and their further marginalisation, India has said, … Read More

Chinese Research Vessels Are A Security Threat! Is Indian Navy Ready To Counter Them?

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India has many critical facilities near the sea front and the safety and security of these establishments against an enemy submarine attack is essential Even as the Indian and Chinese troops are in the process of disengagement in the north … Read More

Four HELINA Anti-Tank Missiles Successfully Launched From Rudra Attack Gunship

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HELINA (Helicopter based NAG) is mounted on RUDRA Attack HelicopterNew Delhi: In a major boost for the Indian armed forces, four HELINA anti-tank missiles were successfully launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan sector on Friday. As … Read More

China Officially Admits Five Military Officers, Soldiers Killed In Galwan Clash With Indian Army

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Pictures of graves of Chinese soldiers killed in Galwan clash went viral on Chinese social media Five Chinese frontier officers and soldiers stationed in the Karakoram Mountains have been recognised by the Central Military Commission of China (CMC) for their … Read More

Will China-India Ties Ease With Troop Pull Out And Upcoming Investment Deals? Global Times

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On February 10, Chinese and Indian troops have started simultaneous and planned disengagement in the Pangong Lake area On Wednesday, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, “We do believe that in the next two or three days this process … Read More

Disengagement Process In Eastern Ladakh In Final Phase: Top Defence Officials To Par Panel

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Overview of area Finger 6 with deployments removed seen in this satellite image by Maxar New Delhi: The disengagement process between India and China in eastern Ladakh is in final stages and on the brink of completion, top officials of … Read More

Centre Okays 18 Border Foot Tracks In Arunachal Pradesh

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This will help the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) develop infrastructure in inaccessible areas adjoining China The government has approved creation of 18 border patrol tracks in Arunachal Pradesh to improve patrolling along the India-China border, as proposed … Read More

Heated Arguments At Defence Panel Meeting As Rahul Gandhi Brings Up Rafale Issue

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NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee on defence saw a heated exchange between Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and panel chairman Jual Oram on Thursday after Gandhi demanded to know from the government why it had pared down an order of … Read More

Assessing India’s CAATSA Sanctions Waiver Eligibility

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Whether the U.S. sanctions India or not under the 2017 law will crucially depend on a single question: Between Russia and China, who is the bigger threat? by Richard M Rossow and Kriti Upadhyaya The U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial held in … Read More

India’s Defence Export Strategy: Balancing China In The Indian Ocean Region

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by Prakash Panneerselvam India’s defence export strategy is strongly rooted in the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region. The recently held Aero India 2021 Air Show in Bangalore in the southern state of Karnataka shows that India is priming for strong … Read More

Army Testing New K-9 Howitzers In Ladakh

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NEW DELHI: The Army is now testing whether its new K-9 Vajra self-propelled howitzers can be effectively deployed in Ladakh, even as General M M Naravane inducted the last of the 100 such artillery guns ordered for Rs 4,366 crore … Read More

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla Calls For Greater Interaction Among Strategic Affairs Analysts of India And Russia

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During Shringla’s meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov, he conveyed greetings of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Shringla arrived in Moscow on Tuesday on his first foreign trip this year and called on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and held wide … Read More

Jammu And Kashmir: Heightened Vigil At LoC Pushed Terror Groups To Dig Tunnels To Infiltrate, Army Tells Envoys

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The envoys were briefed by the officers at the strategically-located headquarters of the army’s XV Corps, which overlooks the Kashmir Valley The army also gave a detailed briefing on how internet-warfare was used by Pakistani establishments to brainwash youngsters through … Read More

Growing Fangs of TEJAS Jet; Evolution of Its Potential

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by Atul Kumar To enhance the operational capability of the TEJAS, the IAF has planned to equip it with advanced air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles. Just before Aero India 2019, the TEJAS received its interim FOC certification and includes some advanced … Read More

Big Boost For Troops In Ladakh As Indian Army Deploys K-9 Vajra Howitzers In High-Altitude Region; More Order Possible

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General Naravane is monitoring the induction and operation of the guns produced by Larsen & Toubro at its Hazira facility near Surat in Gujarat. The Army had not inducted any new heavy artillery since 1986 after the Bofors scandal rattled … Read More

Russia’s Kalashnikov Eyes Production In India; Woos Gadget Lovers With Hi-Tech Shotgun

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Kalashnikov’s MP-155 Ultima shotgun displayed at the Kalashnikov Expo Centre in Moscow Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov plans to start making its AK-203 assault rifle in India this year and wants to attract a wider audience with a hi-tech shotgun, chief … Read More

Uncertainties Weigh On Whether ‘Quad’ Can Move Forward

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As President Joe Biden completes his first month in office, his foreign policy – including its components relating to China and the Indo-Pacific region – is starting to come under scrutiny. Given the widespread perception that Barack Obama, the last … Read More

Ahead of Quad Meet, Pentagon Says Relationship With India Priority; Critical Partner

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India is a critical partner especially when you consider all the challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and US is prioritising this relationship Ahead of the Quad foreign minister meeting on Thursday, the Pentagon has said ties with India a priority … Read More

Indian Army Chief General Naravane Flags Off 100th ‘Make In India’ K-9 Vajra-T Self-Propelled Gun

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Indian Army Chief General M M Naravane flagged off the 100th K-9 Vajra-T during his visit to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Defence, Hazira, Surat, reports ANI Larsen & Toubro has supplied 100 units of indigenously made K-9 Vajra-T 155 mm/ … Read More

Hurried Withdrawal By Chinese In Ladakh: How PM Modi’s Leadership Gave A Boost To India’s Power

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Comparatives pics of PLA who dismantled bunkers, structures, roads and destroying the helipad On Tuesday, the world watched images of Chinese PLA troops dismantling their bunkers, structures and tents, breaking roads and destroying the helipad that they had built last … Read More

Blinken To Hold Virtual ‘Quad’ Meeting With Australia, India, Japan

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually on Thursday with his counterparts from Japan, Australia and India in the “Quad” framework, a grouping seen as part of efforts to balance China’s growing military and economic power. … Read More

China Says Disengagement of Chinese, Indian Troops In Eastern Ladakh Going On Smoothly

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After nine months of border standoff in eastern Ladakh, the two armies reached an agreement on disengagement in the North and South banks of Pangong lake that mandates both sides to cease forward deployment of troops in a “phased, coordinated … Read More

India Tries To Allay Russia’s Concerns Over Its Indo-Pacific Vision Ahead of ‘Quad’ Ministerial Meet With US, Japan, Australia

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The ‘Quad’ is critical to advancing ‘shared goals’ of India, Australia, Japan and the US for ‘a free and open Indo-Pacific’. India over the past few years added military heft to its partnerships with the members of the ‘Quad’ The … Read More

Kanpur’s OFC & Field-gun Factory To Manufacture Parts For Advanced Arjun Tank

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Alternatively named as ‘Hunter Killer’, the tank is being produced by using 100% indigenous technology One of the 41 centres established under the aegis of Ordnance Factory Board, Ordnance Factory (OFC) Kanpur has been a supplier of arms and ammunition … Read More

Airpower Can Bring Asymmetric Results If Time, Place Chosen Correctly: Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria

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“Pakistan Army’s plan of armoured thrust was brilliant. But they didn’t factor in airpower. They thought what could half a squadron sitting in Jaisalmer do? It was their mistake. Airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen … Read More

’90-Seater Aircrafts Designed By NAL To Be Operational By 2026′

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Dr Harinarayana was talking at the International Conference on the Future of Aviation and Aerospace held in virtual mode by IIM Bangalore’s Office of Executive Education Programs BANGALORE: NAL has got permission to design 90-seater aircrafts and by 2026 these … Read More

TEJAS Soars To New Heights With Test Flights

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Two decades after maiden flight, aircraft completes 4,985 test flights and has a flawless safety record Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) TEJAS, which was flown for the first time about two decades ago, is on the course of achieving a major … Read More

US To Hold Talks With ‘Quad’ Partners Despite China Pressure

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The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will speak with the foreign ministers of the three countries with coronavirus pandemic and climate change being on the agenda, the State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Wednesday The United States … Read More

India, China Were On The Brink Of War In Aug Last Year: Sr Indian Army Commander

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India is revamping its defence strategy in three broad ways – processes, procurement and partnerships. It is integrating its armed forces, upgrading weapons and strengthening its military alliances India and China were on the brink of war in late August, … Read More

India And Russia Agree To Work Closely On Key Issues At The UN Security Council

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NEW DELHI: India and Russia have agreed to work closely on key issues at the UN Security Council, in keeping with the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said both sides … Read More

Satellite Images Show China Emptying Military Camps At Border Flashpoint

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Overview of an area known as Finger 6 with deployments removed, in this handout satellite image provided by Maxar dated February 16, 2021. Satellite image by Maxar Technologies “”What is happening now is that wherever troops, especially north and south … Read More

Indian Army Team Using Drones, Cameras To Monitor Evacuation of Chinese Troops At Pangong Lake

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Indian Army teams armed with drones and cameras are monitoring evacuation and dismantlement of military infrastructure by Chinese troops at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh. Further, the disengagement process at both northern and southern banks of the Pangong Lake is … Read More

What Should India’s Post-Ladakh Strategy Focus On?

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India’s post-Ladakh strategy must focus on the post-pandemic world order India’s post-Ladakh strategy must focus on the post-pandemic world order. Along with its borders, India must also secure its alliances, its economy, and the future of one of the world’s … Read More

GE Power Conversion, GRSE Ink Pact To Collaborate On Propulsion System Design

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New Delhi: GE Power Conversion and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers have signed a pact to collaborate on propulsion system design, according to a statement. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with … Read More

Sri Lanka Cancels Pak PM Imran Khan’s Address To Parliament Amid Concerns Over Raising Kashmir Issue

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Officials have, however, reportedly said pandemic-related restrictions were to be blamed for the move to cancel Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s address to Sri Lankan ParliamentThe Sri Lankan government has cancelled a scheduled address to its Parliament by Pakistan Prime Minister … Read More

Deputy Chiefs, Command Heads of Armed Forces Get Financial Powers to Clear Projects Up To Rs 200 Crore

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India is in the process to purchase Israel Weapon Industries Tavor X95 Micro assault rifles The financial powers have been approved for projects under the ‘Other Capital Procurement Procedure’ category, they saidThe Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved financial powers to clear … Read More

INTERVIEW: India Has Not Ceded Land; China Has Just Earned A Bad Name; At Least 45 Chinese Soldiers Were Killed, Says Lt Gen YK Joshi

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Lt Gen YK Joshi, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army’s Northern CommandClearing the air on Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, in an exclusive interview to CNN-News18, Lt Gen YK Joshi, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army’s Northern Command, said … Read More

Indian Army Attempts, Once Again, To Acquire Crucial Close Quarter Battle Carbines

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Colt M4A1 modular weapon system and Caracal’s CAR816 Close Quarter Battle Receiver by Rahul Bedi Chandigarh: The Indian Army has issued yet another request for information for 93,895 close quarter battle carbines, for an estimated $110 million, five months after … Read More

Border Faceoff: Retreat And Dismantling of Military Infrastructure First In Recent History of PLA

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PLA soldiers using bulldozers to dismantle structures which was raised last year On Tuesday, the Army released videos and photos showing the fast-paced disengagement on both the north and south banks of the Pangong Lake NEW DELHI: After suffering border casualties … Read More

India Makes China Retreat From Pangong Tso Even As Disengagement Happening On Both Sides – Phase-I Disengagement

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Phase-I Disengagement According to TOI’s Rajat Pandit, India is keeping an eagle-eye on the mutual disengagement underway between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Pangong Tso area of eastern Ladakh, tallying it with the phased pullback specified in the written agreement … Read More

Drones Are Modernizing The Indian Army; Here’s How

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ideaForge cracked a stellar deal with the Indian Army for supplying drones worth ₹145 crores ($20 million). This is a significant step in the direction of ‘modernization’ for the military. The drone-deal would give the Indian Army an edge with … Read More

HAL Spends ₹6,783 Cr In 5 Years To Push Indigenisation, Value-Addition

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a defence aerospace company, in a bid to push indigenisation and value addition to products, has made research and development (R&D) spend to the tune of ₹6,783 crore in the last five years. “The company has … Read More

HAL: Expect Orderbook To Cross Rs1 Lakh Crore Next Year

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Mumbai: HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) reported a healthy set of numbers in Q3 FY21 with the profit at Rs 853 crore vs Rs 460 crore, up 85 per cent YoY and revenue at Rs 5,425 crore vs Rs 4,455 crore, … Read More

Has India Spoilt The Party For China Ahead of CCP’s 100th Anniversary? What Xi Won’t Say

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It seems as if the penny has finally dropped in Beijing that the Modi government isn’t giving in to China’s aggression The Chinese Communist Party will celebrate its 100th anniversary later this July, a hugely significant achievement for a nation … Read More

Pakistan Unlikely To Exit ‘Grey’ List of Global Terror Funding Watchdog Until June

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ISLAMABAD: The FATF, during its virtual plenary in October last year, concluded that Pakistan will continue in its ‘grey’ list till February 2021 as it has failed to fulfil six key obligations of the global money laundering and terrorist financing … Read More

Satellite Images Show PLA Emptying Military Camps At Himalayan Flashpoint: Chinese Media

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Revetments and equipment (top) and revetments and storage before the disengagement Chinese troops are filmed dismantling bunkers and tents, and then tanks, soldiers and vehicles seen moving out as part of disengagement. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament both … Read More

House Defence Panel Must Ask 4 Key Questions — From Lower Expenditure To Pension Bill

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence can bring much needed clarity on India’s national security that Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget didn’t answer by Lt General Prakash Menon And Pranay Kotasthane When the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence meets this week to … Read More

India, US Soldiers Celebrate Basant Panchami Amid Yudh Abhyas Defence Exercises

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Washington: Indian and the US soldiers on Tuesday (local time) celebrated the Basant Panchami festival amid the ongoing US-India Yudh Abhyas defence exercises. “Wonderful to see US and Indian soldiers celebrate the Basant Panchami festival in the middle of the … Read More

FATF To Question Islamabad On LeT, JuD And JeM Funding

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NEW DELHI: The FATF plenary meeting which begins on Monday is expected to examine Pakistan’s representatives on funding of proscribed groups Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamat-ud-Dawa and Jaish-e-Mohammed and affiliates. Islamabad’s response will have a bearing on its continuance in the grey list … Read More

2 Days After Pulwama Attack Anniversary, Rahul Gandhi Attacks PM; No Mention of Pakistan

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Cong leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and said that the Prime Minister was busy shooting a film on February 14, 2019 Two days after February 14, 2021, which marked 2 years of Pulwama … Read More

First Test of Air-To-Air Missile Astra MK-II Likely On February 18

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A Model of Astra MissileAs many as 8,000 people from at least seven hamlets will be shifted to temporary shelters ahead of the test BHUBANESWAR: India’s latest Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra MK-II is all set to move … Read More

AEM Equipment Installed On Indian Navy And Coast Guard Dhruv MK-III Helicopters

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) delivered three MK-III Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) to the Indian Navy and two to the Indian Coast Guard, all five of which were outfitted with Anodyne Electr onics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) loudspeaker systems. The delivery was announced … Read More

Pangong Tso Disengagement To Be Over In The Next 24 Hours, China Receding At ‘Surprising’ Speed

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Exclusive pictures of PLA pullback in Pangong TsoFast-tracking disengagement with India on the banks of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, 200 Chinese tanks have receded more than 100 kilometres in a span of merely eight hours. The PLA has dismantled … Read More

MDL Delivers 3rd Scorpene-Class Submarine To The Indian Navy

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The submarine is expected to be commissioned with the Indian Navy in the coming weeks. Karanj was launched by MDL on 31 January 2018. About India’s conventional submarine programs. MDL Launches Fifth Scorpene-class Submarine for Indian Navy. “Vagir” is the … Read More

Pakistan Hasn’t Done Enough To Be White-Listed By FATF

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Geneva: Ahead of the Financial Action Task Force’s plenary meeting scheduled to be held later this month, many countries said that Pakistan has not done enough to be “white-listed” for terror-sponsoring which makes Islamabad’s prospects of exiting the grey list … Read More

Does India Measure Up As A Maritime Power?

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by Vice Admiral Premvir Das (Retd) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has spoken repeatedly of the Indo-Pacific. Both as the person in charge of our foreign policy and as a scholar of acknowledged strategic understanding, the minister has few equals … Read More

India Joins Iran-Russia’s Two-Day Navy Exercise

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India has joined Iran and Russia in a two-day navy exercise dubbed “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021” in the northern part of the Indian Ocean According to a report by Al Jazeera, forces and vessels from the navy divisions of … Read More

Bridge The Geopolitical Distance With Russia

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Preventing the emergence of a hegemon in Eurasia without Russia, given its size and resources, is well-nigh impossible World powers, particularly those engaging with India in the Indo-Pacific, must know that a multi-polar Euro-Asian supercontinent is not possible without Russia. … Read More

Foreign Secretary Shringla In Russia On A Keenly-Watched Visit

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Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s two-day visit to Moscow amidst the Covid pandemic assumes significance for multiple reasons. Shringla is visiting Russia on February 17 and will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Igor Morgulov. Terming India and Russia relations … Read More

Gaganyaan Manned Mission Not Before 2023: Minister

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NEW DELHI: The Gaganyaan manned mission, hit by the pandemic-triggered restrictions, has been further delayed and India’s maiden human spaceflight launch is not likely before 2023. “First unmanned mission is planned in December 2021. Second unmanned flight is planned in … Read More

Indian Army Releases Footage of Pullback By China At Pangong Tso

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Videos showed Chinese forces dismantling tents and bunkers, tanks retreating The Indian Army on Tuesday released images and videos to show Chinese forces were continuing to disengage from north and south banks of the Pangong Tso lake. Last week, both … Read More

Harsh Winter Conditions Contributed To India-China Pullback From Pangong Tso

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The unrelenting wear-and-tear on troops and equipment on either side has been tremendous by Rahul Bedi Chandigarh: Besides weightier geopolitical and strategic considerations, General Winter, or the unforgiving harsh environment in the Himalayan Ladakh region along the disputed Line of … Read More

Pangong Tso Disengagement To Be Completed By Next Friday; Artillery Guns Moved Back, Bunkers Brought Down By PLA

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Evincing hopes the officer said that the process is continuing from both sides and we are expecting that the process will get completed by February 20 The Pangong Tso disengagement between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) … Read More

India And China Are On The Verge of Lasting Peace, If Modi Wants It

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Despite the caution expressed by Indian defence analysts, the de-escalation is likely to hold. But, the agreement to withdraw needs political endorsement from the prime minister by Prem Shankar Jha A policy blunder of the greatest magnitude, a humiliating defeat, … Read More

India Gets Ready To Export Military Platforms To Friendly Nations

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The list has been prepared based on the inputs received from the Defence Attaches in the Indian Missions and Posts in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), as well as Africa In an effort to achieve its USD 5 billion target … Read More

Pangong Disengagement: 150 Tanks, 5,000 Chinese PLA Soldiers Leave The Site

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Disengagement under progress at the lake in the Eastern Ladakh The scale of disengagement could only be seen when the first visuals of the disengagement were released by the Indian Army on Monday. The visuals showed infantry disengagement, Chinese PLA … Read More

Can India Rise To The Chinese Challenge?

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A senior fellow at the US Studies Centre assesses whether the Quad can depend on New Delhi to counter-balance Beijing’s threat to regional stability Early indicators suggest that US President Joe Biden plans to build on his predecessor’s China policy, … Read More

Indian & Chinese Infantry Soldiers Begin Moving Back From Kailash Range South of Pangong Tso

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Chinese PLA troops march back from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh New visuals released by Indian Army show Chinese dismantling tents and camps, and a large number of vehicles moving back with troops and equipmentNew Delhi: After armoured … Read More

India And US Must Know The New Cold War Is A Different Beast – China Isn’t USSR

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In the last Cold War, India had a US, USSR and China card. That has changed now – it can no longer afford to be a prized ally standing aloof With the new US administration – and President Joe Biden … Read More

Pakistan’s FATF Farce | Indian Defence News

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by Nilesh Kunwar While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan repeatedly talks about his firm resolve to “not allow any militant groups to operate inside Pakistan,” but actions of his government to ensue this doesn’t inspire much confidence. What’s most intriguing … Read More

India Pitches For Connectivity From Arabian Sea To South China Sea

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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Monday pitched for connectivity from “The Arabian Sea to the South China Sea” even as India and Japan work together in tandem. Speaking at an event in Guwahati, Assam the EAM … Read More

PODCAST: Exit The Dragon? Reasons Behind India-China Disengagement of Military Standoff At LAC

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China and India seem to be moving towards military disengagement at the LAC after a standoff lasting months. Nirupama Rao, former Indian foreign secretary, and ET’s Pranab Dhal Samanta tell us what led to this development, whether India can trust … Read More

Indian Army Sends Out Fresh RFIs For Close Quarter Carbines

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The OFB in 2017 had failed to provide a carbine as per the requirement of the Indian Army, which is why the decision to import them through Fast Track Procedure (FTP) was taken. The RFIs for the CQBs to be procured … Read More

Third Scorpene Submarine INS KARANJ To Be Commissioned Into Navy In March; MDL Has Handed Over The Sub To Navy

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MUMBAI: The third indigenously-built Scorpene-Class Submarine Karanj will be commissioned into the Indian Navy tentatively on March 10 after she completes sea trials for almost two years since being launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (“MDL”) on January 31, 2018. … Read More

‘LAC Disengagement In India’s Favour, China Will Vacate Most Prickly Parts’

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NEW DELHI: Once concluded, the disengagement at Pangong Tso will work well for India as it means vacation of the most prickly part of Chinese intrusions along the Line of Actual Control that defied resolution during the long military stand … Read More

India-Myanmar Kaladan Project In Final Stages: Jaishankar

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GUWAHATI: External Affairs Minister and Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki speak of convergence of interests at Guwahati event External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday said the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project was in the final stages despite delays due to … Read More

Chinese Research Vessels, Survey Ships Visiting Indian Ocean Region Regularly

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While China has been sending warships to the Indian Ocean on anti-piracy missions, the newly commissioned Changsha is a 7,200-tonne guided-missile destroyer, and the Yulin, also, a powerful warship New Delhi: Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean, ostensibly to guard … Read More

Indian Army Leases 4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles From Israel Under Emergency Procurement Program

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The contract is pegged at $200 million and is reportedly valid for three yearsNew Delhi: The Indian Army has leased four Heron TP medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Israel as a part of its emergency procurement programme. … Read More

China Dismantles Jetty, Helipad On North Bank of Pangong Tso

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NEW DELHI: China has dismantled its makeshift jetty constructed at ‘Finger 5’ on the north bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, while it is also levelling a helipad as well as all fortifications and gun positions built last year, … Read More

Chinese Troops Start Clearing From Finger 4 Heights At Pangong Tso; Huge Engraved Map of China Near Finger 5 Also Cleared

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Photo shows tanks pull back from the banks of Pangong Tso lake region, in Ladakh Disengagement at Pangong Tso to be over in a week NEW DELHI: Chinese troops have started clearing the Finger 4 area on the North bank … Read More

India Keeps Close Watch On Turkey-Pakistan’s Joint Military Exercises

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New Delhi: India is keeping a close watch as Turkey and Pakistan launch joint military exercises this week in areas bordering Afghanistan, as the move is expected to create a strategic alliance with implications in South Asia. The joint exercise, … Read More

Disengagement Process Going On In Pangong Tso Areas As Per Plan: Sources

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The Chinese and Indian armies continued with the disengagement process in the North and South banks of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh as per plan and the entire pullback exercise is expected to take another six-seven days, sources in the … Read More

Pakistan’s Test of Ghaznavi Missile: Vindicating Minimum Deterrence Posture: Pak Media

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It was widely reported in certain sections of Pak media that the latest Shaheen-III missile test had crashed soon after lift-off, however, DGISPR to save face as usual, deemed it a success. Pakistan has had a dismal record of ballistic … Read More

How UN Designated Terror Groups Generate Funds In ‘FATF’ Grey Listed Pakistan: Taiwan Media

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It is February Pakistan will again be making a pitch for removal from the ignominious Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) In 2018, the country was placed in the list of “jurisdictions under increased monitoring”, more popularly … Read More

After TEJAS And Arjun, DRDO’s UAV Mission Rustom-2 To Go Critical In April; Will Soar To 27,000 Feet

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Rustom-2, India’s medium-altitude long-endurance drone being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, is targeted to achieve a huge milestone in April when it will take off from its test range in Karnataka’s Chitradurga to fly for more than … Read More

India-Russia Strategic Partnership Is Special And Privileged

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An elaborate mechanism for regular, multi-tiered bilateral exchanges nurtures our relations. As part of it, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla is visiting Moscow on February 17-18 for foreign office consultations Cordial relations with Russia have for decades been integral to India’s … Read More

How Finger 5 Held Up Pangong Tso Plan

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Deadlock was prolonged until China agreed to withdraw to Finger 8, while India stayed on Finger 3 on the condition that neither side will patrol between Fingers 3 and 8 for now China’s fortified deployments on Finger 5 proved to … Read More

‘Disengagement Slightly Ahead of Schedule On Some LAC Positions’

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Last week it was reported that some in the defence establishment feel India should have used the bargaining leverage provided by occupation of the Kailash range heights for negotiations on the Depsang imbroglio, instead of squandering it just for the … Read More

List of 10 Latest Defence Deals That India Has Signed In The Last Six Months

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India is doubling down on the domestic manufacturing of defence equipment The Modi administration has expressed its goal of wanting to turn India into a net exporter of defence items rather than be an importer. India is on the road … Read More

Drone Swarms Versus Stealth Covers Are The Future of Warfare

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First, some old Soviet aircraft converted into drones buzzed overhead as decoys for Armenian forces to open fire and disclose their positions. Then, swarms of Azerbaijani kamikaze drones sought out and crashed into Armenian targets. (Kamikaze refers to Japanese suicide … Read More

Trust Deficit With China Remains, Says Strategist

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BANGALORE: The disengagement by Indian and Chinese armies at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh has begun, but can India trust its neighbour? “Not really,” said former additional secretary, Cabinet Secretariat and … Read More

Fully Committed To India’s Defence Endeavours, Says Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Eli Hefets

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NEW DELHI: Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems’ SPICE bomb became a household name after the 2019 Balakot strike when the Indian Air Force used it to target a terrorist hideout in Pakistan. At the Aero India show earlier this month, … Read More

Here’s How India Can End Chinese Dominance In Rare Earths

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Rare earth elements contribute a total value of nearly $200 billion to the Indian economy. China today controls nearly 90% of global rare earth production. India has the world’s fifth-largest reserves of rare earth elements, nearly twice as much as … Read More

Biden Administration Should Reset Expectations In Line With India’s Preferences For Continuity, Reformation, And New Equilibria

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US-India ties under Biden: Recognising New Delhi’s predispositions by Kashish Parpiani During his confirmation hearing, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken deemed India to have been “a bipartisan success story of our successive administrations.” In affirming the Joe Biden administration’s … Read More

De-Escalation At LAC: Is A Real Solution In Sight?

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It is unimaginable that a nationalist Indian government will concede Chinese hegemony by KC Singh The Ladakh de-escalation may just be both sides stepping back, having tested each other’s “red lines”, to try rebuilding trust and resume the usual path … Read More

Pakistan Navy Chief Visits Russian Warship. Should India Worry?

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The Admiral Grigorovich was commissioned into the Russian Navy in 2016 The Pakistan Navy on Saturday commenced its biannual multi-national exercise called Aman 2021. Navies of 45 nations are participating in the exercise, including the US, China and Russia. The … Read More

India To Start Trials of 160 Km Strike Range Astra MK-2 Missile This Year

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NEW DELHI: In a step that would establish its superiority in air combat over China and Pakistan, India would start testing the Astra MK-2 beyond visual range air to air missile, which would be capable of taking down enemy aircraft … Read More

In Boost To Atmanirbhar Bharat, Security Forces To Get India-Made Tavor-X95 Assault Rifles

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Special forces and others using these assault rifles used to import them from the Israel Weapons Industry, a former Israeli government firm that was privatised in 2005 New Delhi: In a boost to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative, India-made Israeli Tavor … Read More

China Dismantling Military Infra In Finger Area; Troop De-Escalation To Take Time

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NEW DELHI: China has started dismantling military structures that it had built up in the Finger area along the Pangong Tso since May last year. The disengagement process is proceeding as per the plan and could take two more weeks … Read More

A Disengagement Deal Better Than Expected

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But cautious diplomatic and military planning and hawk-like vigil by India will be needed in its implementation The year 2021 has begun on an optimistic note for reduction of military tensions between India and China. Both sides announced on February … Read More

10th India-China Commander Level Talks To Take Place 48 Hours After Disengagement At Pangong Lake

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New Delhi: The Indian government has reiterated that the military commander level talks between India and China will take place 48 hours after complete disengagement at the Pangong Tso area. The Ministry of External Affairs said that both countries have … Read More

Time For India To Draw Red Lines For China

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Once the tanks roll back, a zero-based assessment of future equations with China is necessary Given the conflict situations that China is imposing on India time and again, the red, amber and green lines of interactions with China need to … Read More

Long Range Surface To Air Missiles Developed By DRDO Delivered To Indian Navy

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Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Chairman of DRDO flagging off LRSAM Missiles at Hyderabad Boosting the efforts of Make In India in Defence sector, the final production batch of Long Range Surface to Air Missiles (LRSAM), designed and developed by Defence … Read More

Explained: What Is Special About The Arjun Main Battle Tank MK-1A?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army at a ceremony in Chennai Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) … Read More

Why Kailash Range Range Matters

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Jawans patrol an area near Pangong lake during the 1962 war It was in early October 1962 that Chairman Mao Zedong decided to launch a large-scale invasion to severely punish India. While the main offensive was to be in the … Read More

Foreign Diplomats May Visit The Union Territory of Jammu And Kashmir This Week

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NEW DELHI: A third group of foreign diplomats were expected to visit the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir this week to witness first-hand the changes in region since its special status was revoked in August 2019 and integrated with … Read More

Did Not Forgive, Will Not Forget: CRPF On Pulwama Terror Attack Anniversary

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Pulwama attack anniversary: India salutes bravehearts NEW DELHI: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) that lost 40 troopers in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack said on Sunday that the country “did not forgive” and “will not forget” the supreme sacrifice … Read More

Guided Missiles Homing In With Indian Deep Tech

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Byzantine defence procurement processes make it hard for India’s start-ups to pitch in their tech know-how to modernize the armed forces, especially in critical areas like anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), whose shortage was acutely felt during the border skirmish with … Read More

India Facing Two Front War-Like Situation For First Time: Former UPA Regime Defence Minister AK Antony

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NEW DELHI: A day after Congress questioned why talks are being held with China if no land has been occupied by the PLA, former Defence Minister AK Antony trained guns at the Modi government saying India is facing a two-front … Read More

In The Name of Disengagement, India Surrendered Land To China At LAC: Former Defence Minister AK Antony

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NEW DELHI: Training his guns at the Modi government over its alleged “surrender” of Indian territory to “appease” the Chinese, former defence minister AK Antony said on Sunday he was sad to see the government failing to prioritise national security. … Read More

Final Production Batch of LRSAM Missiles Flagged Off

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The Indian Navy has already deployed the missiles on Kolkata class stealth guided-missile destroyers The Missile is powered by indigenously developed dual- pulse rocket motor and dual control system to impart required manoeuvrability at the terminal phase Hyderabad: The final … Read More

Disengagement Happening As Per India’s Intent, Not China’s 1959 Claim: Ex-DGMO

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New Delhi: The Line of Actual Control (LAC) demarcated by India and China has had many claims and counterclaims in the past, but the latest disengagement is not happening as per the Chinese claims made to India in 1959. “Disengagement … Read More

Growing India-GCC Military Ties | Indian Defence News

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by Maj Gen Harsha Kakar (Retd) India’s relationship with GCC countries has witnessed a substantial swing in the past few years. A similar change has been witnessed with major players in the region like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain being … Read More

Pakistan Army Holds Month-Long War Games In Thar Desert

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Army is holding a month-long exercise in the Thar Desert in Sindh province to prepare for conflict in an extreme desert environment, the military said in a statement. The exercise, codenamed ‘Jidar-ul-Hadeed’, began on January 28 and … Read More

Myanmar Military Helped Curb Insurgency In Northeast India: Army Chief Naravane

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New Delhi: At a time when sections of the international community are slamming Myanmar’s military for appropriating power in a coup, India’s Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday acknowledged the role played by the military junta in helping curb … Read More

Tonbo Bags Multi-Million-Dollar Deal For Indigenising Indian Missiles

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Promahon is a EO / IR command launcher unit for shoulder / land fired ATGM / MPATGM Night-vision start-up, which is backed by investors such as Artiman and Qualcomm, has an overall sales pipeline of over $2.5 bn with a … Read More

Jammu Police Seize 6.5 Kg IED, Say Major Explosion Averted On Second Anniversary of Pulwama Attack

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The device was found near the city’s bus stand The Jammu Police on Saturday recovered 6.5 kilograms of an improvised explosive device from near the city’s bus stand. The police said that the seizure helped avert a major explosion on … Read More

China’s Space Militarisation: Comparative Analysis And India’s Options

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China’s Tiangong-1 spacecraft lab in orbit by Dr Anil Kumar Lal China has accelerated its space militarisation program, especially during the last decade. China’s aim is to become the space dominant power by surpassing the United States of America (USA). … Read More

Those Criticising Troop Pull-Back At Pangong Tso Are Ignorant of Facts

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Former Army chief Gen. VP Malik New Delhi: Former Army chief Gen. V.P. Malik (Retd) has said it is too early to hope for peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, but called for continuation … Read More

Time To Break The Silence On Tibet

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by Michael van Walt van Praag & Miek Boltjes SAN FRANCISCO: China’s aggressive behaviour towards India and Bhutan, its expansionism in the South China Sea, and its bullying and interference in Nepal, Mongolia, and Southeast Asia, all accompanied by a … Read More

PM Modi Hands Over Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) To Indian Army In Chennai

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It is an indigenously designed tank which has been developed and manufactured by CVRDE, DRDO along with 15 academic institutions The Prime Minister handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army at Chennai on Sunday. It is … Read More

India Considers Readiness To Buy Up To 500 T-14 Armata Tanks By The End of The Year

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India is ready to sign a contract with Russia for the supply of T-14 “Armata” tanksDue to the fact that the newest Russian T-14 Armata tank has received an export certificate, India is ready to conclude a contract with Russia … Read More

Pangong Tso Disengagement To Be Completed By Next Friday, PLA Forces Seen Moving Beyond Finger 8

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The entire area between Finger 4 and 8 will be demilitarised with patrolling schedules decided through consultations between commanders at a later stage The disengagement process was reviewed in South Block on Friday, with the Indian Army brass expressing satisfaction … Read More

Watch: New Made-In-India Tanks For Army; PM Modi To Hand Over Arjun MK-1A

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over Main Battle Tank Arjun MK-1A to the Indian Army at an event on February 14. The tanks have been fully designed and developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).The Army will … Read More

Public-Private Partnership To Be Adopted For Manufacture of F-15E: Boeing

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‘The F-15EX is a future-ready and multi-role solution’ New Delhi: With the Indian Air Force (IAF) looking to spend a massive Rs 1.3 lakh crore to buy 114 combat aircraft in the near future, all major players in the aviation … Read More

The LAC Disengagement Will Ultimately Lead To China Giving Up Claims In Northeast

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It is clear neither side seems to prefer war. Despite face-to-face deployment, no casualties have taken place since the Galwan Valley incident in June 2020 by Lt Gen H S Panag (Retd)A synchronised phased disengagement has begun simultaneously on the … Read More

India To Supply 5 Lakh Doses Of Covid Vaccine To Canada After Trudeaus Call To Pm Modi

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South Block has also taken the decision to supply vaccine to armed force of neighbouring countries on military to military basis After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coronavirus disease (CVOID-19) vaccine, India has in … Read More

With Trump Gone, Iran And India Seek To Deepen Trade, Military Ties

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Iranian Defence Minister: Tehran wants “to take forward the relationship between India and Iran, in terms of military trade.” With President Donald Trump out of the White House, Iran and India seek to expand bilateral trade and defence ties New … Read More

Biden Needs India To Build Peace In Afghanistan

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The role of the United States in Afghanistan has seen major vicissitudes starting from the US military launching its Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 to the Donald Trump administration signing a peace agreement with the Taliban in 2020. Towards the … Read More

Oz Drone Firm Offers Offensive, Defensive Assets To India, Won’t Sell To China, Pakistan

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New Delhi: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones are going to become an important part of India’s offensive and defensive strategies in the coming months as was evident from the combat drones that were part of the “swarm technology” display … Read More

Restoration of Pre-May 2020 Status Quo Was Single-Point Agenda of LAC Talks

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Indian policymakers believe that China lost the ‘first mover advantage’ after India successfully matched every man and machine and deployed ‘even more’ than what China had deployed at the LAC, by the end of July New Delhi: It was on … Read More

China, Russia Compete For A Vaccine Soft Power Victory; India Could Win

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COVID-19 vaccination doses of the Serum Institute of India depart for Barbados and Dominica Unlike India, whose soft power projection simply magnifies its accelerating importance in the world, both China and Russia have serious charges of corruption, bullying and even … Read More

Deadly Loitering Munitions; Electro-Optically Guided Attack Weapons

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) pioneered the loitering munitions field with its development of the Harpy platform, as a method to overcome intelligence gaps on enemy activity. Later, the larger Harop platform was born. In recent years, IAI has continued to … Read More

In PLA Military Strategy Document, Clues To China’s Border Moves

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In the view of the PLA think tank, India carried on with some aspects of what it inherited from British As India and China on February 10 began the first steps of implementing a disengagement plan after more than nine … Read More

The Firearms Trap: Sandeep Unnithan

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India’s armed forces suffer due to crippling dependence on whimsical global weapons manufacturers. Behind the crisis is the country’s flawed firearms production-acquisition policy and low R&D IN June 2020, as India’s special forces were planning a countermove against China’s heavy … Read More

India-China Border Tensions: Disengagement In Eastern Ladakh Is The First Step To Be Followed By De-Induction, Say Experts

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Once the process in Pangong Tso pullback is completed in about four weeks, the next phase will start. This will be focused on the resumption of patrolling limits in certain LAC areas claimed by both sides Finally, after several rounds … Read More

What’s The Fine Print of The Agreement Between India And China As Tensions Abate

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Between Fingers 8 And 4 Chinese troops will move back from the Finger area and dismantle military infrastructure it created along the Pangong Tso banks as part of the disengagement plan reached nine months after the border crisis broke out, … Read More

Twitter Falls In Line, Removes 97% Accounts Flagged By Government of India

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Of the 1,435 flagged accounts, 1,398 have been blocked by Twitter Hours after it was pulled up by the government for non-compliance, Twitter has blocked nearly 97% of the handles flagged by the IT ministry. The … Read More

Indian Army Chief Express Concerns Over China’s BRI, Lauds Ties With Nepal, Bangladesh

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BRI or the OBOR is Beijing’s global infrastructure project, one whose key crucial component passes via PoK as CPEC – China Pakistan Economic CorridorHighlighting the perils of China’s mega connectivity plans like the belt and road initiative (BRI), Indian army … Read More

China’s Attempts To Change Status Quo Along Disputed Borders Created Confrontation: Army Chief

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Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane on Friday said China’s rising footprints in India’s neighbourhood and its attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo along disputed borders have created an environment of “confrontation and mutual distrust” In an address … Read More

Standing Our Ground: How India’s National Security Planners Ensured Disengagement At LAC

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New Delhi: There have been some positive developments along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh with both India and China agreeing to disengage. In a surprise move, the Chinese PLA had withdrawn over 200 main battle tanks … Read More

Manpower Grossly Insufficient For Committed R&D Projects: Parliamentary Panel On DRDO

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Defence Ministry said the Finance Ministry on April 24 last year had approved the proposal to augment the manpower in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) by 436 posts The DRDO’s current manpower is grossly insufficient for committed research … Read More

Safran, HAL Consider Assembly of Rafale M88 Turbofan Engine In India

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The French manufacturer Safran Aircraft Engines and the Indian aviation company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the manufacturing of components and the assembly of the M88 engine designed by Safran in India. A … Read More

‘Boost To Make-in-India’ In Defence: PM Modi To Dedicate Arjun Tanks To Nation On Sunday

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The 118 Arjun tanks would also form two regiments in the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army like the first 124 tanks. Main Battle Tank Arjun is a state-of-the-art tank with superior fire power, high mobility, and excellent protection, according … Read More

Will They Or Won’t They? US Leaves Issue of Sanctions On India Under CAATSA Open-Ended

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US calculated effort to sell F-21, F-15EX & F/A-18, ably assisted, no doubt, by the CAATSA gambitOblique references to CAATSA by senior US officials have surfaced periodically, in what many military planners in Delhi claim qualifies as a tactical ploy … Read More

House Panel Members To Visit Galwan; Rahul Gandhi Not In Meeting

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New Delhi: Members of the parliamentary standing committee on defence, at a meeting earlier this week, have decided to visit forward areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) including friction points of Galwan and Pangong Tso. The meeting was … Read More

Winning: The TEJAS Tragedy | Indian Defence News

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The Indian Air Force and government have reached a compromise on the dispute over using the locally made TEJAS TEJAS (Light Combat Aircraft). The government will get its way and approved a $6.5 billion purchase of the last 83 TEJAS … Read More

Other Friction Points On Table Next: Centre

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Disengagement in the Pangong Tso area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) began on Wednesday This was the first official mention of Depsang, which lies south of Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in a strategic area that the military calls Sub-Sector … Read More

‘Rahul Making False Claims About Disengagement Agreement, Insulting Armed Forces’

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New Delhi: Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi over his allegations against the Modi government concerning disengagement agreement with China, BJP national President JP Nadda on Friday said the Congress leader was falsely claiming that disengagement is a loss for India … Read More

‘Recced His Office’: Jaish Terrorist Reveals Pak’s Plan To Target NSA Ajit Doval

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Ajit Doval, who has been a target of terror groups operating from Pakistan since the 2016 Uri surgical strikes and the 2019 Balakot attack, is one of India’s most protected individualsA security dragnet has been placed at the office and … Read More

Rahul Gandhi Pleases China Again, Forgets Nehruvian Folly of 1962?

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Rahul Gandhi, who questioned the central government for the Indo-China border dispute, may have forgotten that when the country’s power was with his great grandfather and former prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, China had occupied 43,000 square kilometres of India’s … Read More

How Modi Made IT Ministry Burn The Midnight Oil To Ban Chinese Apps

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NEW DELHI: The decision to ban Chinese origin apps including TikTok and WeChat, just ahead of the third round of talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders, saw the information and technology ministry work through the night to put together … Read More

Naravane Blasts China’s ‘Belligerence’ Amid Troops Pullback

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Mutual distrust due to China’s action says Army Chief Gen MM Naravane New Delhi: China’s increasing footprint in the neighbourhood and its attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo along the disputed border has created an environment of confrontation and … Read More

Pangong Tso: Disengagement Proceeding Smoothly, Tanks Rolled Away

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New Delhi: The disengagement process in the Pangong Tso area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is proceeding smoothly, with officials saying that tanks have been moved back from frontline positions in the southern bank and troops are slowly … Read More

Collaboration Among Space Start-Ups On The Rise In India

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It seems to be a time for collaboration for many space start-ups in the space start-up ecosystem in the country. Many space start-ups are eager to work together and complement each other’s technical know-how and resources to work jointly in … Read More

After Tejas, Huge ‘Atmanirbhar’ Push For Arjun Main Battle Tanks

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Army will place order for final batch of Arjun Mark 1A tanks which would pave way for self-sufficiency in armoured vehicles Prime Minister Narendra Modi will symbolically hand over the first 118 Arjun MK-1A main battle tanks (MBT) to army chief … Read More

How India Stood Its Ground And Forced China To End Pangong Tso Aggression

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Indian and Chinese armoured columns pulling back from Rechin La on the southern side of Pangong Tso Wednesday New Delhi: A gruelling winter deployment resulting in higher Chinese casualties than Indian, Beijing’s understanding that New Delhi is not backing down, … Read More

How India Changed The Playbook And Took China By Surprise

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In this photograph provided by the Indian Army, tanks pull back from the banks of Pangong Tso lake region, in Ladakh along the India-China border on Wednesday, February 10, 2021NEW DELHI: The process of disengagement between Indian and Chinese armies … Read More

India Has Not Conceded Any Territory To China Along LAC, Says Defence Ministry

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Chinese troops and tanks disengaging from the banks of Pangong Lake area in eastern Ladakh Hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused the government of ceding Indian territory to the Chinese and raised questions over the agreement with China for … Read More

Indian Army Embarks On A New Hunt For Carbines

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The renowned Beretta ARX-160 Close Quarter Battle carbine Puts out fresh request to global manufacturers for the close-combat weapons The Indian Army has issued a fresh Request for Information (RFI) for a fast-track procurement of 93,895 carbines. This comes five … Read More

Intent Alone Won’t Make India Enter Defence Exporters Club; We Need Deal Hunters Abroad

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Russia and the US have a lot of depth and influence in India because they remain tied up in a complex web of defence purchases and upgradesOne of the big focus areas in the recently concluded Aero India — the … Read More

India Commits To Sustained Human Presence In Space

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BANGALORE: India, which is gearing up for a December 2021 launch of the first uncrewed mission as part of its human spaceflight program (Gaganyaan), is committed to a sustained human presence in space, the latest policy reveals. The department of … Read More

INTERVIEW: Global Market Is Quite Big, Presents Lot of Opportunity For Indian Defence Companies: Neeraj Gupta, MD, MKU Ltd

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Kanpur based MKU Ltd, is the only Indian company present in the LAC region. Despite all odds, the company has been expanding its presence in the region. Last December MKU completed the delivery of 14500 Bullet Proof Jackets to Brazil … Read More

LAC Not At Finger 4 But At Finger 8 As Per India: Defence Ministry Explains Pangong Tso Disengagement

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India, China reached pact on disengagement in Pangong lake areas in eastern Ladakh: Rajnath Singh New Delhi: Expressing anguish over ‘misinformed’ and ‘misleading’ comments on the ongoing disengagement process between Indian and Chinese armies at Pangong Tso, the Defence Ministry … Read More

Indian Netizens Praise White House Reference To ‘India’s Jammu and Kashmir’ As Pakistanis Seethe

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A tweet by the US State Department welcoming the resumption of 4G services in “India’s Jammu and Kashmir” has triggered a major controversy, with many Pakistani netizens reminding Washington that the Kashmir region was disputed territory, as laid out in … Read More

Expect Biden Administration To Not To Ignore Kashmir’s Ground Reality: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister

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As the government of the US changes, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said he hopes the Biden administration will not ignore the reality of “disputed Kashmir” which has been under “military siege for the past 18 months” “We … Read More

In A First, Indian And Saudi Arabia Armies To Undertake Joint Bilateral Exercises

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The Indian forces contingent will be travelling to Saudi Arabia for the exercises which will be taking place in the next financial year In a significant development, Indian and Saudi armies will undertake joint bilateral exercises. This will be the … Read More

Watch: Indian Army Releases Video of Disengagement Process At LAC

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Ladakh: Amid the nine-month of border stand-off at LAC, the Indian Army on February 11 released a video of disengagement process of both Indian and Chinese side. The video starts with Indian and Chinese commanders shaking hands and saluting each … Read More

The Disengagement: After A 9-Month Standoff, India And China Have Agreed To Disengage

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48 hours after disengagement is completed at Pangong, senior commanders will take up remaining issues like Gogra and Depsang. Finger Area The most contentious zone, where China occupied areas between Fingers 8 and 4, created military infrastructure such as bunkers, … Read More

India Gets A Good Deal With China But Challenges Remain

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With no gain in sight and military escalation fraught with dangerous consequences, besides all the international opprobrium it would invite, China had to budge New Delhi: India’s troop withdrawal deal with China is significant in many ways but the standout … Read More

China Surprises India With Its Speed, Moves Out 200+ Tanks From Pangong Tso

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By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of Pangong Tso The outcome was achieved after India stood firm on its position in east Ladakh and its aim of not conceding any territoryNine months … Read More

Drones Future of Warfare To Take On Tanks And Artillery: Indian Army Chief

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Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane, while speaking at a webinar, asserted how the use of disruptive technologies like drones is the future of warfare Underlining the use of drones by Azerbaijan recently in Idlib and Armenia, he said the … Read More

‘This Isn’t Give And Take’: Rahul Gandhi Attacks PM Modi Over China Border Pact

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Rahul Gandhi’s sharp attack on the government comes a day after defence minister Rajnath Singh briefed Parliament about the agreement between the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Read More

US Welcomes De-Escalation Efforts By India, China In Eastern Ladakh Border

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India and China have reached an agreement on disengagement in the North and South banks of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh that mandates both sides to cease forward deployment of troops. “We’re closely following reports of initial troop disengagement. We welcome … Read More

Goa Shipyard Set To Expand Footprint Beyond Local Borders

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Panaji: Expanding its area of operations, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) had signed an agreement with Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL), Visakhapatnam to utilise HSL’s facilities to repair and build warships for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. The move … Read More