Huma Siddiqui

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India-China LAC talks: No agreement on disengagement from friction points; Talks were constructive and candid says joint statement

Terming the talks as constructive, the official statement has said that the two sides had “a candid and in-depth exchange of views on resolution of remaining areas which are related to disengagement along the Line of Actual

Maritime Security, Peacekeeping and Counter-Terrorism will be the focus of India’s UNSC presidency: Amb TS Tirumurti

So far India has been president of the body nine times -- June 1950, September 1967, December 1972, October 1977, February 1985, October 1991, December 1992, August 2011, and November 2012.

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India-China LAC issue: Stage set for 12th round of talks on Saturday

As has been reported by Financial Express Online earlier this week, the agenda from the India side is to ensure there is a forward movement in the disengagement agreement at Hot Springs and Gogra.

The armies of both countries had started negotiations last month in eastern Ladakh to resolve the border issues. So far there has been limited success. (File photo/ ANI Image)

Ex INDRA: After navy, Indian Army contingent leaves for Moscow for counter terrorism exercise

The stealth Frigate INS Tabar and the Russian Federation Navy, represented by Corvettes RFS Zelyony Dol and RFS Odintsovo of the Baltic Fleet, participated in this year’s drill in Russia.

From August 1, the two countries will start off a 13-day mega military exercise in the Russian city of Volgograd.

Cutlass Express 2021: Indian Navy steps up engagement in Western Indian Ocean

The drill is underway off the East Coast of Africa since July 26-Aug 6, is sponsored by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and is indicative of India’s intention to step up its engagement with the countries of the Western Indi

Cutlass Express 2021

‘Indo-US ties now stronger; military action not solution to Afghanistan conflict’

Speaking about the shared values that strengthen the relationship between the two countries, the US Secretary of State told the media persons “We view India as a force for good in defence of free, open Indo-Pacific.’’

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and External Affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar

India US Military Cooperation is important in bilateral ties

Later this year the 4th round of 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue is scheduled to take place in DC and defence Minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar will travel to the US to attend this meeting.

SCO Defence Ministers meet, Tajikistan: Violence in Afghanistan and regional security to be the focus

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on July 27, Defence Minister Singh is expected to meet his Tajik counterpart Col Gen Sherali Mirzo. The two will discuss issues of bilateral cooperation as well

Later this year from September 16-17 Tajikistan will be holding the SCO Heads of state summit.

An agreement for disengagement at the next India-China round of talks expected: Officials

Earlier this year, on February 10, troops of either side had started “disengagement” along the banks of 135 km Pangong Tso Lake. After this round the process remains stalled.

F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet can operate effectively from Indian Navy aircraft carriers: Ankur Kanaglekar, Boeing

For the Rs 24,000-crore project, the US aerospace giant has pitched its twin seater F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet which can operate from a `ski-jump’ ramp and be an enabler for secure Indo-Pacific.

Super Hornet

India-US talks next week: Focus on military cooperation, Afghanistan, Central Asia and West Asia

According to sources, Secretary Blinken’s visit to India reciprocates External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar’s visit to the US in May this year.

Interestingly, the US Secretary’s visit to India coincides with the visit of the Afghan Army Chief, General Ahmadzai from July 27-30. The US Secretary of State will be in India from July 27-28, before he flies to Kuwait from here.

India-US Talks: Afghanistan, China, QUAD and Indo-Pacific on the agenda next week

The growing aggression of Taliban after the US Troops left, the Indo-Pacific and the QUAD, the ongoing Indo-China standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) are some of the critical issues that are expected to be discuss

INS Tabar reaches Moscow to take part in the Russian Navy Celebrations

According to the Indian Navy, during the celebrations, the naval band on board the ship will also participate in the City Parade.

The bilateral relations between India and Russia span several decades and also include close military ties and strong cooperation between the navies of both countries.

IAF’s Sarang Helicopter aerobatics enthrals global audience

This is the first time ever that Sarang Team is performing in Moscow at the air show with their made in India ALH `Dhruvs’.

“Faith in fellow team members, and absolute trust in the machine is very important,” says IAF.

‘Pacific Alliance at 10’ – India seeks more engagement with the member countries

“The Alliance reinforces our already valued partnership with the member countries. Our shared interests, complementarity of economies and expected benefits make it imperative that India and the PA continue to build partners

American AH-64 Apache combat helicopter gets made in India Fuselage

This fuselage is going to travel from India to Boeing Company’s AH-64 Apache manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona, where it will be integrated into the final assembly line.

EX PASSEX: UK’s Carrier Strike Group arrives in India; Focus on interoperability, cooperation between two navies

The arrival of the CSG follows the UK’s first International Liaison Officer joining the Indian Navy’s Information Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Region recently in Gurugram.

This will help both navies to further enhance their interoperability and cooperation ahead of next round of exercises which are expected to take place in the autumn when the CSG returns to the Indian Ocean.

Chinese expansion in Pacific waters raise security concerns

In the last three years, China’s footprint in the South Pacific has become so large and its behaviour in other parts of the world so much more assertive, that alarm bells have started to sound in capital cities of the South

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HAL is all set to respond to Royal Malaysian Air Force’s RfP for LCA

The Malaysian Air Force has sent out a global request for low-cost light fighter aircraft.

Royal Malaysian Air Force’s RfP for LCA

Make in India: RFP for conventional submarines under Project 75 (I) finally issued

The submarines to be made in India under Strategic Partnership Model (SP) is going to cost over Rs 40,000 crore and will be fitted with Fuel-Cell based AIP (Air Independent Propulsion Plant).

India-Russia: Team Sarang to display at air show; Navy chief heads to Russia

The team which was formed in 2003 had first performed internationally at the Asian Aerospace Air show at Singapore in 2004.

Afghan Army Chief coming to India next week; Intense fighting rages with Taliban

The visit to India by the Afghan General assumes significance as it comes at a time when the clashes between the Afghan security forces and Taliban have intensified.

AHRR achieves another first! Plaque brachytherapy with indigenous Ruthenium from BARC

According to the Indian Army, “the R&R Hospital became the second government hospital in the country to achieve this landmark and is going to benefit ocular oncology patients in future. This therapy at the R&R is meant for


Space startup offers a hybrid approach to debris tracking

This startup incubated by the Society for Innovation and Development (SID) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is India’s first to be working in this space, and globally they are pioneers of the hybrid approach to tr

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Indian Navy inducts deadly Romeo helicopters to keep an eye on the enemy movement

As per the protocol of handing over, there was an exchange of documents between Vice Adm Kenneth Whitesell, Commander Naval Air Forces, US Navy and Vice Adm Ravneet Singh, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS), Indian Navy.

Inddian navy, Romeo helicopters, Sikorsky MH-60R multi-role helicopters, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Lal Patar village in Ganj Basoda area of Vidisha

Looking for new opportunities, they drown chasing their dreams through the world’s thickest jungle

Post-COVID 19 global pandemic, this is the first instance that has come to attention in 2021, indicating that the young from India, Bangladesh and Nepal continue chasing their dream of going to the US.

Once these young men and women reach one of the countries in South America, they then start moving in groups and work in local shops or restaurants and at times are used as narco-mules. (Representative image)

Tata expands its footprints in Africa; Opens new showroom in Côte d’Ivoire

Tata Côte d'Ivoire recently opened a new office and showroom in a location which is strategically located in Zone 4, in Marcory.

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