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Huma Siddiqui

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Russian algorithm claims to detect signs of COVID-19 from voice, coughs and breathing in just 60 seconds!

At the Sberbank’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory the voice files are then converted into a spectrogram displaying sound energy across frequencies to be analyzed using a deep convolutional neural network (CNN).

Last year in November Sberbank had announced their readiness to create an algorithm for detecting COVID.

Indian Army gets ready for future wars! Embraces new, disruptive techs with drones’ display on Army Day

It is an indigenous system which has been built to cater for the most demanding surveillance operations of the Indian Forces.

The Army is also working with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs). (Photo- Indian Army)

More strength to the Indian Air Force; 83 indigenous fighters will soon join IAF

The state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is expected to ramp up production by harnessing both the Bangalore and Nasik factories towards this purpose and complete the deliveries by 2026.

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India-UK Trade Talks: Virtual discussion to focus on potential deliverables next week

A report of the British Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has said that during the lockdown period of April-July in 2020, UK companies continued to invest millions into the Indian economy.

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India-UK Military Ties: Huge potential for co-operation, says UK Defence Adviser to India

Brigadier Gavin Thompson, UK Defence Adviser to India, talks to Huma Siddiqui on various aspects of the India-UK Military Cooperation.

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Meet Lt Col Prasad Bansod: Infantry School officer behind India’s first indigenously Developed 9mm Machine Pistol

Under the Make-II, as reported earlier, the private sector companies can take up product development on their own. And have been allowed to pitch their products to the services directly.

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Exercise Sea-Vigil 21 : Largest-ever coastal drill concludes, ensures safety of the vast coastline

The technical surveillance infrastructure called the National Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (NC3I) Network was also validated.

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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Indigenous LCA to foster local industry, says R Madhavan CMD, HAL

On January 13, 2021, the CCS has put its stamp of approval for 73 Tejas Mk 1A and 10 Tejas Mk 1 trainers which will be produced by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at its facility located in Bengaluru.

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LCA Tejas Mk-1A: Swadeshi shot in the arm for the Indian Air Force

The total deal is for nearly 48,000 Cr, and is expected to benefit around 500 Indian defence manufacturing companies in the private sector as well.

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Indian Army to soon have women pilots in combat flying role? Here’s what Army Chief said

Following the Indian Navy and the Air Force, soon the Indian Army will have women pilots in the combat flying role. Ahead of the Army Day on January 15, the Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane has said “In December last, I pr

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No plans to put boots on the ground in Afghanistan: Army Chief

Recent reports suggesting that India is thinking about sending troops to Afghanistan to replace the withdrawing US servicemen from Afghanistan is not only fallacious but also against the stated stand of the Indian government

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No troops reduction by the Chinese, we are watching them, says the Army Chief

Nearly 10,000 Chinese troops have withdrawn from their depth areas. However, army chief says, ‘too much significance on these comings and goings should not be given.’

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Indian Army ready for a two-front war, Pakistan and China potent threat to India: Army Chief

“India is focusing on a solution for the ongoing Ladakh standoff between India and China. A solution which will be based on equal and mutual security.”

No. “We are prepared to hold our ground for as long as is required for realising our national goals.”

Indian Navy’s Sea Vigil-21: To ensure maritime security and keep the vast coastline safe

For the maritime security and Coastal Defence, the DAC has already given approval for the induction of Next-Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (Long Range) or, NGMMCB.

There will be simulated attacks on vital installations and assets along the coastline.

91st K9 Vajra-T Gun for the Indian Army flagged-off by Gujarat CM Rupani

The company L&T had won this contract through a global bidding and is currently producing this gun in its facility located in Gujarat.

India-China Standoff: Defence Budget expected to be hiked to meet urgent requirements of the armed forces

Union Budget 2021 India: Amidst the continued standoff between India and China, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the defence budget for the FY 2021-22 is likely to witness unprecedented growth.

COVID Vaccine Diplomacy! India to become world’s Corona vaccine hub, ready to supply vaccines across the globe

Besides the neighbouring countries, Brazil and South Africa too have reached out to India seeking vaccines to deal with the COVID-19 crisis in their countries.

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India-US Relations: Ties will become stronger under the new US administration, says expert

Dr Bappaditya Mukherjee, Former Faculty State University of New York, Geneseo, shares his views on various topics related to India-US relations.

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Ladakh LAC standoff: India Army has created catch-22 situation for the Chinese, says an expert

Initially assessed as a collective training deployment, the occupation of the Fingers 4 to 8, the deployment in the Depsang plains and DBO was a cause of concern.

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US Congress meets to decide the fate of President-elect Biden, Know all about the procedure

The US Congress is going to meet soon and will put the final seal of approval on President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

The welfare of Troops on the Frontline: Need for R&D Focus

Amidst the ongoing standoff, India and China have amassed thousands of troops in the region after a deadly clash in June 2020 with each nation not likely to move back to either side of Finger 1 to 8, overlooking the Pangong T

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Helicopters, aircraft, drones and much more for the Indian Armed forces

Despite the global pandemic of Covid-19 and resultant lockdown, production activity on these helicopters has been progressing well at the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility in Bengaluru.

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Indo-Russia Relations: Two nations share a unique partnership, says expert

From the time `India-Russia Strategic Partnership’ was inked in 2000, the leaders of the two countries have never skipped the annual meeting.

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Testbed evaluation needed for Joint Commands and Theaterisation says a report

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the newly created Department of Military Affairs (DMA) have now been in existence for a year and have yet to articulate a defence strategy or evolve a Multi-domain concept of operations.

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Patroling vessels in the Himalaya! Know all about FPV Indian Army will get to patrol Pangong Tso lake

According to a contract that has been signed between the Indian Army and the M/S Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), these12 FPVs are expected to be delivered by May this year.

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India on a diplomatic spree! To expand its footprints in South America with opening of new missions in 2021

The decision to open Indian missions next year in South America and in Europe (Estonia) was taken on Wednesday (Dec 30, 2020) at the Cabinet meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Made in India Akash missiles to be exported! Govt sets up special committee

The CCS chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Dec 30, 2020) has for faster approvals for export of the indigenous `Akash’ missiles, and other weapons systems and air platforms approved setting up a high-level committee.

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