Huma Siddiqui

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ISRO eyes bigger goals beyond Moon, Mars! To conquer Sun, other planets and even asteroids

Space bound nations are planning various complex space programmes in an endeavour to outperform each other in select space power verticals.

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Message to China! IAF gets big strategic boost in Indian Ocean with BrahMos integrated Su 30-MKIs at Thanjavur

The main focus of this Squadron is going to be on jointness among the services – IAF and the Indian Navy.

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Wow! IAF inducts first Su-30 squadron with lethal BrahMos missile in Southern Air Command

Joining the newly resurrected 222 Tiger Sharks Squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the multi-role Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter aircraft equipped with BrahMos missile.

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To counter Chinese influence, India to host Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

The visit of the Prime Minister of that country next month assumes importance as New Delhi is making all attempts to keep close ties with the island nation in an effort to keep the Chinese influence at bay.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's two day visit from Feb 8-10 to New Delhi (File image) News

Neighbourhood First: India-Bangladesh to sign trade agreement soon

Earlier this week, at the commerce secretary-level meeting in New Delhi, in an effort to resolve several important issues related to the agreement were discussed.

India has also requested Bangladesh to withdraw restrictions imposed by the neighbouring country on products being traded through Akhaura-Agartala port. (File image) News

ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3 to land on Moon and come back to Earth? Here’s what C4 expert expects

Chandrayaan-2’s ‘15 minutes of terrifying time’ shall be the main focus of technical work pertaining to Vikram-2 of Chandrayaan-3 mission.

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More oil from the US? India’s energy security to be top priority when Trump-Modi meet

Though no specific dates have been announced for Trump's visit, officials from various sectors of both countries have met frequently in the recent months.

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India’s message to China: Refrain from internationalising Kashmir issue

On Wednesday, in a second bid since last August, China again tried to internationalise the Kashmir issue at the UNSC closed-door consultation meeting.

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INDIASOFT-2020: LatAm and African buyers to converge in India

Also, there will be around 80 IT buyers from the potential markets of Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mozambique, South Africa, to name a few.

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MoD to decide the fate of Project 75 (I) based on the Strategic Partnership Model

Under the SP model, the Project 75I is the second one to be processed, and submarines for the Indian Navy will be built-in India through technology transfer.

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Indian Army Day 2020: Army can produce ‘soldiers of the future’, but faced with multiple hurdles, says veteran

According to Bhatia, the Indian Army has been at the forefront to meet numerous challenges that have befallen our country after independence.

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Deadly Sukhoi -30 MKI to deployed in Indian Ocean Region! Set to join 222 Tigersharks Squadron

Two Air Force Stations located in South of the country will hugely enhance the operational capability of IAF.

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Army Day: Army Chief calls abrogation of Article 370 historic; says it has helped stop proxy war

On Army Day, the chief without naming Pakistan directly said that "The Army has several options to counter those who promote terrorism. We will not hesitate to use them."

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Captain appointed for the IAC-1, efforts on to put it in water by 2021

The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), under construction at Cochin Shipyard, Kochi is already running behind schedule.

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US President Donald Trump coming to India next month? Dates are being worked out, say sources

At the 2+2 Ministerial India-US talks in Washington DC, both sides had discussed Trump’s visit to India with the officials of that country.

The agenda for talks between the two leaders are expected to cover a wide spectrum of issues including the ongoing tension in the Gulf region, trade, and military cooperation. (File image) News

Raisina Dialogue 2020: Women thinkers to dominate; PM Narendra Modi to attend inaugural session

This is the 5th edition of Raisina Dialogue, country’s flagship global Conference with focus on geopolitics and geo-economics and is jointly organised by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

This year’s Dialogue is going to set the tone for India’s intensive diplomatic engagement this year. News

If we get a directive, we will act on it! Army Chief Naravane on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Responding to queries related to the training for future warfare, the chief said that the focus of the training is going to be on preparing the force for wars in the future which will be more related to network-centric and co

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MoD approves Rules of Business for the new CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat

During his tenure as the Indian Army Chief, a couple of studies related to the review of officers and JCOs and ORs were carried out.

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Another success for DRDO! Light Combat Aircraft performs maiden deck landing on INS Vikramaditya

The Fixed-wing naval aircraft has been designed such that it has ‘Carrier suitability’.

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New Army chief in Siachen! Gen M M Naravane visits the coldest battlefield in the world

At the Siachen Base Camp, Naravane laid a wreath at the iconic Siachen War Memorial in honour of all the brave Siachen Warriors.

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Return of normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir: 15 envoys get to see govt’s efforts firsthand

This visit has been planned to show the envoys firsthand the efforts made by the government to bring the situation back to normal post abrogation of Article 370 and Jammu and Kashmir officially becoming Union Territory.

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INS Vikrant on Republic day parade: Indian Navy to showcase indigenous aircraft carrier and its fire power

Also on the trailer will be a complement of MiG-29 K fighter aircraft on the aircraft carrier which is highlighting the Navy’s total commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

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US-Iran Conflict: An unstable Gulf Region could hurt India, say experts

Sharing his views Brig SK Chatterji (retd) says “In Iraq, Hezbollah backed militias have fired rockets at a US base in Balad, Iraq. They have asked Iraqi forces to stay away from US bases.

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Modernisation of small weapons of the Indian Army to get ‘Made in India’ boost

For over seven decades Russia has been supplying high-quality armaments and equipment for the Indian Armed forces. And Russia has played a very critical role in setting up 170 military and industrial facilities in India.

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Indian Army to add more firepower! Indigenous SPAD-GMS to replace obsolete guns

When the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh meets in New Delhi next week, this issue will be on the table for discussions.

In fact, the Russian have been raising their concerns since 2018 at various meetings in the Ministry of Defence after the Korean company emerged as the sole qualifier during trials. (Representative image) News

Taking out designated terrorists from Pakistan? India working on weaponising drones for future wars

A drone-based air-surveillance utilizes either a fixed-wing or a Rotary configuration unmanned aerial vehicle. A fixed-wing drone has an aeroplane like wings and control surfaces to leverage aerodynamics forces.

Nurturing this drone R&D as a home-grown technology by the defence for all three services could be the first positive step. (Representative image) News

War of future! DRDO gets ready with new labs to work on new emerging technologies

For future game-changing technologies there has to be a concentrated effort to support both by intellectual capital as well as financial investments.

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