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Challenges for the new government: Emerging threats and modernisation, say experts

Also, National security architecture- CDS as given in the 2014 manifesto; strengthen peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.

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Act East: Indian and Myanmar Naval Ships meet for maritime interoperability

The CORPAT initiative started in 2013 and has helped in enhancing the mutual understanding between the two countries and has also helped in improving professional interaction between the two navies for maritime interoperabili

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SCO Foreign Ministers meeting: Fighting terrorism and security of Afghanistan to be the focus

Both the security and stability of Afghanistan is of major concern to not only India but other members of the SCO, who are working towards containing the threat of radicalism and terrorism spreading in the region.

Defence News

Indian Navy joins select list of nations with successful test of medium-range surface-to-air missile

The trials were undertaken on the Western Seaboard by Indian Naval ships Kochi and Chennai. Both the ships were controlled by one ship to intercept different aerial targets at extended ranges.

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India Mexico inaugurate a business chamber to encourage more trade and investments

The total trade in the last 10 years has increased 240 percent out of which 75 percent came in the last 3 years since 2015. As has been reported by Financial Express Online it has gone up to $ 6.4 billion in 2016 to $ 10.16 b

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Temples of South-East Asia: How India is restoring these adobes of faith, brick by brick

Later this year, Vietnam will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the declaration of ‘My Son’ as the World Heritage site.

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New uniform for Indian Army! Uniform to be customized as per different terrains and weather conditions

Change of uniform patterns is superficial as it has been done several times in the past which only benefits the private suppliers, says a former army general.

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The F-21 will be a game-changer for the Indian Air Force and India-US strategic ties: VP Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

You may recall in November, NASA’s InSight lander successfully touching down on the surface of Mars. This was the fourth time a Lockheed Martin-built lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet.

Defence News

Ammunition Related Incidents: Machines in Ordnance Factories need to be modernised urges a former general

Indian Ordnance factories have long been in the business of manufacturing munitions for the armed forces and there are countries which look upon India with great confidence to set up their ammunition factories.

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International Army teams gear up for Army Scouts Competition, one of the world’s biggest war games

Mechanised Infantry Scout Teams of eight countries including Russia who is the founding member of this format of International Army Games are getting ready to participate in the Army Scout Masters Competition being organised

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Crude from Mongolia? Funded by India, Mongolia’s first ever grass root refinery to come up in Sainshand, Dornogobi Province

EIL along with Mongol Refinery and Ministry of Mining of Mongolia is presently organizing an exhibition in Ulaanbataar city.

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India will decide on buying crude from Iran after elections: Sushma Swaraj

In his second visit to India this year, and 12 days after the US waivers ended on sanctions imposed on buying Iranian oil, Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi Sushma Swaraj.

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Faulty ammunition for the Indian Army is a national security issue, says former Army General

Poor quality ammunition coming out of the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board has caused a flutter in the Indian Army.

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Army Scout Masters Competition: Armies gather in Rajasthan to participate in one of the world’s biggest war games

The competition is going to be in five different categories which will include testing of marksmanship, navigation skills, endurance and teamwork amongst the teams. These will be judged by an international panel of experts an

Defence News

To counter Chinese muscle flexing, India and US Navies to explore more areas of cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region

The ties between the two countries have grown significantly, especially after India was accorded major defence partner status by the US government in 2016, followed by the first 2+2 Dialogue Ministerial (Defence and Foreign M

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War Games: India to host for the first time Army Scout Masters Competition in Jaisalmer

The Army Scout Masters Competition is conducted under the established format of competition amongst Scouts and offers unique challenges and opportunities keeping in mind the spirit of adventure, courage, comradeship and the t

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India US Navies to explore more areas for cooperation even as China flexes muscle in the Indo-Pacific Region

The ties between the two countries have grown significantly, especially after India was accorded major defence partner status by the US government in 2016, followed by the first 2+2 Dialogue Ministerial in September 2018 whic

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Ex-Varuna: Indian and French ships and flying machines hold a major show of interoperability

Followed by an impressive flypast consisting of four Rafale, five MiG 29-Ks and one Hawkeye in the presence FOC-IN-C WEST and the French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler and nine French Naval officers onboard the French

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Big boost to Indian Air Force: Deadly Apache attack helicopter handed over in the US

At a ceremony at the Boeing production facility, Air Marshal AS Butola, represented the IAF and accepted the first Apache in the presence of US Government representatives.

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Indian Navy’s exercises with friendly navies strengthens India’s strategic hold say experts

With China pushing its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), India has decided to intensify strategic engagement with ASEAN and other major global power centers to shape an alternative paradigm of connectivity and maritime security

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South-South Cooperation: India starts a feasibility study for having an FTA with Bolivia

Indian exports to Bolivia are largely pharmaceutical, vehicles, automobile industrial parts. India is already looking at that country’s major lithium reserves which India needs for making batteries for electric vehicles, la

Defence News

NITI Aayog to visit Lithium Triangle nations in South America

According to diplomatic sources “The Niti Ayog delegation’s visit to the Lithium Triangle countries is a follow up visit of the KABIL. Dates are in the process of being worked out.”

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ASAT test: How India shifted gears to match changing geopolitical realities in space with Mission Shakti

A report titled 'Europe-India Space Cooperation: Policy, Legal and Business Perspectives from India’ points out that the country’s space programme had to be tweaked keeping in line with the changing geopolitical realities

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Pakistan to buy Russian Missile system to counter India

Pakistan is expected to purchase Russian-made Pantsir Missile System which is a medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system from Moscow.

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First round of negotiations for the India-Ecuador Free Trade Agreement to take place soon

The respective investment promotion agencies of the two countries are already promoting greater exchange of information on investment and business opportunities in both countries.

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Close quarter battle carbines for the infantry: New government to take a call on $130 million deal

Explaining the break-up for the CQB deal, a senior officer clarified that the actual deal is for $130 million and if the life cycle costs for fifteen years is included as well spares it totals to $530 million almost a lakh pl

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Terrorism and extremism to be focus of SCO Summit next month – new government’s first major engagement

The first major international engagement of the new government will be the two days Bishkek Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit (SCO) from June 13-14 where the focus would be on radicalism and terrorism.

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