Huma Siddiqui

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Operational air-independent propulsion for Kalvari submarines: A critical technology for underwater stealth

The Made in India AIP system is therefore already planned to be retrofit onboard first submarine which enters a major refit. The indigenous AIP system is still at a developmental stage whilst pending four Submarines under the

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Is Trump coming to India? 2+2 Indo-US ministerial dialogue set for next month

Accompanied by a high-level official delegation defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister S Jaishankar will meet their counterparts to discuss enhancing military cooperation and trade as well as global issu

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UAE based EDGE to work together for building hi-tech defence products with Indian industry

Earlier this week, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces had inaugurated EDGE which has repositioned the country as a global player and has huge inv

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Brazil-India Relations Beyond the 70 years: A book by scholars identify new areas for cooperation

The President of Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil at the India-Brazil CEO Forum will release the book.

The book which has contributions from scholars and diplomats from both countries has proposals on how to advance Brazil-India relations in areas like defence, science and technology etc. News

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria to fly HAL’s HTT-40 next week

As stated in the Defence Procurement Procedure (2016), the indigenous HTT-40 comes under the category of “Indian designed, developed and manufactured” (IDDM) equipment and has till date cleared all Air Staff Qualitative R

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BRICS Summit: Curbing terrorism, digital economy to be focus areas

The theme of the two-day summit starting Nov 13 is "Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”, where Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will talk about boosting cooperation among the member nations.

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Republic Day 2020: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could be the chief guest at Republic Day parade

According to diplomatic sources, “There is a possibility of having the Brazil President Bolsonaro as the chief guest, but there has been no confirmation if an official invitation has been sent.”

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Indian Ocean Rim diplomacy: With UAE at the helm, India seeks deeper maritime and regional security

Accompanied by a strong official delegation, Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry V Muraleedharan is representing India at the conference and has had discussions with the Indian Ocean littoral states seeking dee

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Gulf countries look towards India for building their defence industry, enhancing naval and strategic ties: defence expert

India has secured some arms agreements with the Gulf countries, particularly the UAE, which, as far as the Gulf countries' industries go, has the most advanced defence industry.

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Kartarpur Gurdwara: Uncertainty over Kartarpur Corridor continues, Pakistan yet to approve Indian list of pilgrims

The corridor is expected to be inaugurated on November 9 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan from their respective sides.

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Providing funding to startups helps to grow the innovation ecosystem: Limor Spector, UTC Executive Director

Ms Limor Spector, UTC Executive Director of Ventures and Alliances, shares details with Huma Siddiqui about the challenge for startups in the aerospace industry.

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Rajnath Singh in Russia: Defence Minister urges Russian investors to manufacture in Indian Defence Corridors

Both Singh and his Russian counterpart Gen Sergei Shoigu will talk about all issues related to military-to-military cooperation and defence industrial cooperation.

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Dustlik: India’s first-ever military drill with Uzbek Army the strongest in the region

Though the CIS nations huge reserves of gas, uranium and gold, its relations with its neighbouring countries namely Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are rough due to water issues.

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Firepower for Indian Army: Russia may raise self-propelled air defence gun missile system deal with Rajnath Singh

The Indian Army will procure five regiments –which will have 104 systems, of gun missiles systems, including 4,928 missiles and 172,260 rounds of ammunition.

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Right to Development: Indian scholar Mihir Kanade to chair UN group of experts to draft international treaty

Kanade further explains that although the right to development has been recognized as a human right by the UN General Assembly through a declaration way back in 1986, it has not yet been effectively operationalized, thereby n

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Modi-Merkel meeting: Global terrorism, maritime security, trade and AI focus of India and Germany

In a joint statement issued at the end of talks, India and Germany focussed on the fight against global terrorism and called for called for the finalisation and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terror

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Tashkent SCO meet: Rajnath Singh to woo SCO members, seek strong military ties

Seeking deeper bilateral military cooperation with Uzbekistan as well as closer cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) members, defence minister Rajnath Singh heads to Tashkent on Friday.

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China’s weaponisation is a threat to like-minded nations: US Admiral

Adm Aquilino also said that China has been involved in bullying of nations in the Indian Ocean Region is expected to increase in the future and has a concept of free and open Indo-Pacific region is threatened.

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India-Japan: After China’s Xi, PM Modi may host Japanese PM Abe in Tamil Nadu for annual summit

The Japanese leader during his earlier visits has already been to Varanasi in 2015 and Gujarat in 2017.

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Niti Aayog travels to `Lithium Triangle’ to review possibilities for Lithium Mining and Exploration

The high-level delegation visited these countries to get a better understanding of the availability of the Lithium, possibilities of joint ventures as well as the incentives offered by the governments of these countries.

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Exercise Eastern Bridge: Different aircraft of two Air Forces carry out manoeuvres over Oman desert

The Russian MiG-29 UPG is a modern multi-role fighter aircraft of IAF and has air-to-air & air-to-ground capability, which is coupled with Air-to-air Refuelling.

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India-US to finalise SOP and Industry Cooperation Framework at the 2+2 Dialogue later this year

Both countries have also identified two mid-term projects including the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) solution and virtual augmented reality solutions for aircraft maintenance (VAMRAM).

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Rajnath Singh heads to Russia next month to urge companies to Make in India

During the meeting, both sides are expected to urge the private sector defence companies on both sides to form joint ventures and to manufacture spare parts, components, aggregates and other products for the maintenance of Ru

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National Automated Facial Recognition of NCRB: Accuracy a cause of concern

The FR accuracy can vary significantly based on various factors like profile angle, gender, camera quality, light, distance, database size, Algorithm etc. The FR software itself can have faults to give results in high ‘fals

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India and Ecuador ink Protocol to start trade negotiations

India and South American nation Ecuador have inked the Protocol for Completion of the Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) between the two countries, in line with the government’s efforts to expand its trade presence in the region

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Strengthening ties: India-Saudi Arabia to hold the first-ever joint naval drill

According to the top MEA official, in the presence of the two leaders, the first Strategic Partnership Council will be announced which would include their foreign and commerce ministers. The council will meet every two years.

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Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia: PM to woo Kingdom’s decision-makers and others from the Gulf region later this month

Modi who is travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit on Oct 29 will be participating an in an annual investment forum and later have bilateral talks with the leadership of Saudi Arabia.

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