Huma Siddiqui

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India is fully committed to multilateralism and to strengthening the United Nations: Amb TS Tirumurti

On the eve of the United Nations Day, Ambassador TS Tirumurti (Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations) talks with Huma Siddiqui on the importance of the UN and India’s contribution to the agency.

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Exclusive- Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari to FE Online: Ready for two-front war; IAF is aiming for self reliance in all spheres

Indian Air Force had seeded the Defence Aerospace Industry and nurtured the production of various aircraft of all generations, LCA Mk1 being the latest induction in the IAF's arsenal.

IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

Indian Army deploys more fire power along LAC in Eastern sector

Along almost 1300 – km LAC, the army has deployed M777 Ultra Light Howitzers, upgraded 40mm L-70 air defence guns, and automated and electronic fusion of Bofors and other artillery guns.

For battlefield transparency and ensuring quick response, the Indian Army has infused significant technology to fuse various sensors and platforms.

Exclusive: Eco-design an integral part of our developments, says Ashish Saraf, Thales in India

On the eve of the COP26 in Glasgow, Ashish Saraf, Vice President and Country Director, Thales in India shares plans about the company for dealing with climate change.

100 crore vaccinations is a remarkable achievement: Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Bio-Technology

History was created on October 21, 2021, when India successfully administered 100 crore COVID vaccines under the nationwide Vaccination Drive.

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Developing exciting technologies that will make aviation more sustainable: Ashmita Sethi, Pratt & Whitney

Earlier this month, in view of the growing number of passengers expected to fly in coming decades, airlines globally have committed themselves to ''net zero’’ carbon emissions by 2050.

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Committed to making products compatible with Sustainable aviation fuels: Kishore Jayaraman, President – India & South Asia, Rolls-Royce

Ahead of COP 26, Kishore Jayaraman, President - India & South Asia, Rolls-Royce shares details with Huma Siddiqui on what the company is doing towards zero carbon by 2050, and electric planes.

Kishore Jayaraman, President - India & South Asia, Rolls-Royce

Mighty warship HMS Queen Elizabeth runs on Rolls Royce systems; company offers expertise to Indian Navy

During the drill, Rolls Royce is expected to showcase the results of innovation in naval power and propulsion, which has been achieved over decades.

Inaugural flight from Sri Lanka to Kushinagar takes off; Waskaduwa relics arrive on the flight

Sources confirmed to Financial Express Online that diplomats from 12 countries were present during the ceremony.


Ex-Yudh Abhyas: Indian and US troops train for counter-terror ops, interoperability in extreme cold

The exercise which is under a bilateral format is under way at the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, US and according to the Indian Army is the biggest joint military training and defence cooperation effort between the

A new QUAD? India, Israel, UAE and the US focus on maritime coop, expansion of economic & political ties

The virtual meeting was initiated by the Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, when he was visiting Washington on October 13, 2021.

India’s back to back maritime engagements continue; Drills with UK’s CSG later this week

According to the British envoy, the deployment of CSG is a powerful demonstration of the UK's commitment to deepening its diplomatic, economic and security-based ties within the Indo-Pacific region.

More power to Indian Navy’s Maritime Reconnaissance Capabilities as another P8i arrives

The Indian Navy already has a fleet of these aircraft which have completed more than 30,000 flight hours since its induction in 2013.

This aircraft has played a significant role in enhancing the Indian Navy’s Maritime Reconnaissance Capabilities.

PM Modi’s boost for Atmanirbhar Bharat in defence sector; Seven new companies dedicated to the nation

The new Defence PSUs are 100 per government owned corporate entities and will help in improving the country's self-reliance in defence preparedness.

India takes note of Bhutan and China pact on border talks

The signing of the roadmap comes at a time when the armies of India and China are locked in an 18 month standoff along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.

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India to be part of talks on Afghanistan in Moscow next week; Will face Taliban leaders for the second time

India has accepted the invitation from Russia to be part of talks on Afghanistan to take place in Moscow on October 20, where Taliban leaders are expected to be present.

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PM Modi dedicates seven new Defence PSUs to the nation

These new companies have been formed after the government approved the dissolution of the existing Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which have been created to ensure efficiency, better quality, competitiveness and boost exports.

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BRO does it again! Sela Pass getting ready in Arunachal Pradesh

In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Sela Tunnel project, and today’s blast of the main tube marks the end of its excavation.

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India rebuffs China’s comments on VP’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Reacting to the comments made by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the recent visit by the Vice President, New Delhi reminded Beijing that "Arunachal Pradesh is an inalienable and integral part of India”.

Ex-Milan scheduled for February 2022; QUAD countries will participate

Those invited include countries from South East Asia like Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia as well as Indian Ocean littoral states.

Orders worth Rs 65,000 crore moved to new DPSUs to be launched on Friday

Seven companies which have been created will be wholly owned by the government. These include: Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited, Gliders India Limited, Munition India Limited, Yantra India Limited, Armoured Vehicl

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Indian Army chief heads to Sri Lanka; Deepening of military ties to be the focus

During his visit, the Indian Army Chief will have discussions with the top military leadership of that country and explore ways for further deepening military ties.

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Phase II of QUAD’s Ex Malabar takes off in Bay of Bengal on Tuesday

And to bolster prosperity and security of the region, the leaders of the four countries had expressed their commitment to provide rule based order rooted in international law.

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India-China talks remain inconclusive! China unrealistic, India pushes for early resolutions

According to a very strong statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Army, “For resolving the remaining areas, the Indian side had made constructive suggestions. The Chinese side was not agreeable.

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India, China back to the table; Focus on disengagement, troops buildup issues

Today’s talks are expected to focus on an agreement for the next round of disengagement from Hot Springs and also the two sides will discuss the overall de-escalation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.


Ex-JIMEX concludes: Two QUAD members carry out complex drills at sea

The exercise comes close on the heels of the recently concluded in person QUAD Leaders summit in Washington DC which was called by the US President Joe Biden.

According to the India Navy, P8I, which is a shore-based maritime reconnaissance aircraft and MiG 29K fighters, also participated in the drill. (Images Credit: Indian Navy)

India ups its engagement with the Nordic countries; The Danish PM visiting India

The last major visits to India included the former US President Donald Trump who was in India in the last week of February 2020.

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