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Watch video: This special gesture by Russian President Vladimir Putin for PM Modi is worth noting

In a departure from tradition, Putin accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the airport and warmly hugged him before the Indian PM boarded his plane home. This new gesture surely strengthens the already strong bond betw

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Sochi Informal Meeting: PM Modi assures Putin that India-Russia defence deals not in trouble

The one-on-one talks between PM Modi and President Putin focused on various global issues. But, one of the major focus of the discussion was the defence ties between India and Russia. It was reported that India has assured th

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Welcome home INS Tarini; Six women crew return home after circumnavigating globe to create history!

Navika Sagar Parikrama: After sailing across the globe for 254 days, all women crew onboard INS Tarini have returned to Goa in India. The six Indian naval members created history for being the first ever all-women Indian crew

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh commissions ‘Bastariya Battalion’ to end Maoist menace

The 'Bastariya' battalion derives its name from the region called Bastar in Southern Chattisgarh, which borders Andra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. The battalion is instituted to deploy special security forces to carry out o

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This is big! BrahMos successfully tested for service life extension; becomes first such Indian missile

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an extended life was for the first time successfully test fired today from the Integrated Test Range at 1040 hours in Balasore in Odisha. The test was conducted as a part of life ext

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Sochi Informal Summit to bolster India-Russia ties: FICCI President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Russia and meeting Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation for an informal summit in Sochi, a city on the west coast of Russia on May 21st.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh announces unilateral ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has told Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehboob Mufti that her request for a unilateral ceasefire in the valley during the month of Ramzan was approved.

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BSF makes mental well-being tests and training mandatory for its personnel; here’s why

The Border Security Force (BSF) has made it compulsory for all its security personnel and other paramilitary forces to undergo an annual mental health test to determine their well-being.

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PM Modi to visit Russia for the informal summit on May 21st, big focus on defence deals

A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs read that the meeting will be an important occasion for both the leaders to further strengthen the privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia.

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ICGS Vikram, first defence ship manufactured by a private company under ‘Make in India’, docks at New Mangaluru

The ship which has been entirely built and developed by Larsen & Toubro also got the certification by American Bureau of Shipping and has also been certified by Indian Registrar of Shipping. The offshore patrol vessel has bee

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China’s indigenously built aircraft carrier ‘Shandong’ starts sea trials; Should India be worried?

The launch of Shandong is strategically very important for India's plan in Indian Ocean Region. Firstly, the new Chinese aircraft carrier has displacement level of 70,000 tons and can carry more number of fighter jets than In

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More firepower for LCA! Tejas to be equipped with Meteor-class missiles

India which has placed the order for 36 Rafale aircraft has also asked for the procurement of Meteor missile with France. The Meteor missile system has never been integrated with an American fighter jet. It has also not been

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Pokhran-II anniversary: All you need to know about how India became a nuclear power; in pics

India successfully tested its nuclear bombs in Pokhran in Rajasthan in May 1998. Since then, May 11th has been considered as a day of significance in India's scientific timeline and is being observed as the National Technolog

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PM Modi in Nepal: Top 5 things to know about the big bilateral visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in Janakpur for his two-day visit and met with his Nepal counterpart Khadga Prasad Oli this morning. This will be PM Modi's third visit to Nepal as a Prime Minister. As a part of his "n

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Defence indigenisation, self-reliance in Indian Navy to make India a force to reckon with: Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also took note of the shortfalls that the Indian Navy had been facing. She addressed the issues related to combat readiness of reconnaissance aircraft, conventional submarines and multirole fighter

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Indian Navy’s ships INS Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta visit Singapore to bolster maritime ties

Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet ships are in Singapore for an overseas deployment programme. Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta entered the Singapore port for a three-day goodwill visit on May 6th. The initiative com

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Modi government approves NSG deployment in J&K for counter-terror operations: Report

The Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the decision to deploy elite counter-terror force National Security Guards in Jammu & Kashmir for a case to case counter-insurgency operations. The NSG will also be training the Jammu

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Make in India boost: Indian Army may procure more Akash missile systems from DRDO

Akash missile is a medium-range surface-to-air missile which can simultaneously engage multiple targets in all kinds of weather conditions. The Akash system features a launcher, a missile, an integral mission guidance system,

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Big boost for Make in India! L&T to start supply of K9 Vajra-T soon

The first batch of K9 Vajra-T, the 155mm/52 calibre self-propelled gun system which is developed by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Defence & Aerospace division will be delivered to the Indian Army by the first week of June.

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Indian Navy’s Naval Commander’s Conference: Focus on responsive presence of warships in critical areas in IOR

The Naval Commander's Conference will focus on issues relating to combat efficiency and material readiness. It will also discuss deployment of its large fleet of 131 ships and submarines to improve combat efficiency. The conf

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Neemrana dialogue: India-Pakistan Track II initiative dialogue, just another case of optics?

India has continued to maintain that it will not change its position on terrorism. It has always said that terror and talks cannot go together. However, both India and Pakistan decided to participate in the Neemrana Dialogue.

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All women crew onboard INS Tarini to make history! Will reach Goa soon to complete globe circumnavigation

The crew which is led by Lt Commander Vartika Joshi left Goa on September 10th to circumnavigate the globe with four port calls in Fremantle in Australia, Lyttelton in New Zeland, Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands and Cape

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Harimau Shakti 2018: What’s special about India and Malaysia’s joint counter guerrilla operations?

The joint exercise mainly focuses on field training in the Sungai jungles of Hulu Langat for over seven days. The Indian Contingent which is being represented by 4 Grenadiers will be coordinating with Malaysian army to plan a

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India to re-examine defence pacts with US; move may help in getting high-end lethal drones

India might have signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement (LEMOA), but The United States that been trying unsuccessfully to persuade India into signing COMCASA and BECA. The two pacts continue to remain in negotiati

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Prime Minister Modi to visit Nepal on May 11th; Agriculture, energy, connectivity on agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Nepal for a two-day state visit. He will be in Kathmandu on May 11th and 12th reciprocating Khadga Prasad Oli's interest to bolster bilateral ties between the two countries. This will b

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India among the top 5 defence spenders in the world! Armed forces still face inadequate funds

The increase in world expenditure and especially defence spending in the Asia and West Asia is due to increasing security issues in the region. Experts suggest that with respect to India, the growing border tensions with Chin

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Pakistan tries to cosy up with Russia, for the first time offers ‘strategic partnership’

Celebrating their 70th diplomatic anniversary, Pakistan has offered Russia a multidimensional strategic partnership. A statement from the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said that the multidimensional strategic partnership between

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