Huma Siddiqui

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India-Africa Maritime Cooperation: Naval exercises for the first time with Morocco and Algeria

According to the Indian Navy, last week from August 25-26, INS Tabar, as part of her overseas deployment, made a port call at Casablanca in Morocco.

Exclusive: ‘Peace on India borders won’t last long if…’ – Ex-diplomat on New Delhi’s Kabul quagmire

To look at the future roadmap and understand the Afghan puzzle, Financial Express Online’s Huma Siddiqui spoke with Ambassador Anil Trigunayat.

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India keeps a close watch on Afghanistan even as UNSC adopts Resolution 2595

India is keeping a close watch and assuring that the territory of that country is not used for terrorist activities against India.

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KAZIND-21: Wider scope in the 5th edition includes counter terrorism and insurgency ops

The Indian Army will be represented by a battalion of The Bihar Regiment of 90 personnel led by a Contingent Commander and the Kazakhstan Army will be represented by a company group.

IAF’s C-17 Globemaster: A life line during humanitarian and military crisis

The US aerospace major Boeing has been maintaining IAF’s C-17 fleet through techno-logistics support and training for aircrew that operate the platform.

Contract for AK-203 production awaits MoD signature

Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Russian President Vladimir Putin had reached an agreement to set up the manufacturing facility for the Kalashnikov rifles in India back in 2018.


Taliban continues violence; Central Asia in vulnerable position, say experts

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, has criticised the US for putting pressure on Central Asian states to take Afghan refugees "before obtaining visas to the United States or other countries."


Made in India: Indian soldiers get light weight Bullet Proof Helmets

Vaibhav Gupta, Director and Head of Domestic Operations, has confirmed to Financial Express Online on Friday that “Contract has successfully been completed by the company earlier this year in April. And the helmets supplied

EAM briefs all parties on the critical situation in Afghanistan; India has evacuated 565 people

The minister also listed out India’s priorities like the evacuation of Indian nationals, assistance to Afghan nationals, India chairing UNSC Special Session on Afghanistan, comments at UNHCR in Geneva and neighbourhood firs

The Taliban has failed to keep their word which they gave in Doha at the time of finalizing the peace treaty. And, now, India has adopted a "wait and watch" policy, over the situation in Afghanistan. (Representative image AP)

Maritime security and deeper naval cooperation for robust South-South Cooperation

Cyber security was another issue that was on the agenda of the NSAs meeting which took place on August 25, 2021 and it was agreed to deepen cooperation within the UN on cyber and ICT issues.

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Strategic signaling to China as QUAD navies participate in Ex-Malabar in Guam

“In the sea phase of the exercises which started today (August 26-29, 2021) the Indian Navy is participating along with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), the US Navy (USN), and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN

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India may consider talks with inclusive government in Afghanistan, experts

“This should be focused on diplomatic, economic, political and military dimensions,” Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan had said earlier.

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Old visas stand cancelled; Afghan nationals should get e-Visa for coming to India

The government of India has announced once again that the Afghan nationals wanting to travel to India have to be only on – e-Visa. As has been reported earlier the government had last week introduced e-Emergency X-Misc visa

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Indian private sector hands over Made in India grenades to Indian Army

According to the company statement, the first consignment of around one lakh MMHG has already been tested successfully for quality by the users and delivered.

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Lockheed Martin and IAF renew their support contract for C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin is the OEM of the C-130Js, which is the tactical airlifter and is being operated in 22 countries across the globe.

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More students than ever before head to the US for studies

Later this week, on August 27, interested students can also participate in upcoming EducationUSA University Virtual Fairs, for prospective graduate students.

Indian Army to buy AK-203 off the shelf from Russia

“The deal for these assault rifles was inked recently and soon after the first tranche of payment is made, the deliveries will follow within three months,” confirmed a source.

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IAF’s C-17 : Lifeline for the Indians and others waiting to be evacuated from Kabul

Almost 400 people have been evacuated on Sunday itself. Out of these 400 329 are Indian citizens, two Afghan lawmakers and other Afghan citizens, as well as two Nepalese.

The details of the evacuation of the Indian citizens by the Air India and IndiGo flights was shared by the official spokesperson of MEA Arindam Bagchi. ( Picture credit: IAF twitter)

Russia offers latest small arms and light weapons for the Indian Army

In total, representatives of around 150 countries invited through the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia and the Rostec State Corporation are also taking part in th

We are ready to demonstrate the above-mentioned weapons to our Indian partners, launch deliveries, and conduct joint works to establish licensed manufacturing,” a Rosoboronexport official dealing with the media confirmed to Financial Express Online on Sunday. (Photos Credit: Rosoboronexport)

NDA will have to make several changes before Lady Cadets join, experts say

The Supreme Court earlier this week has issued an order which now allows the women candidates to appear for the NDA admission exam.

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MEA sets up a 24×7 Afghanistan helpline for smooth evacuation

The helplines in the special Afghanistan Cell were set up earlier this week after the Taliban had taken over Kabul.


Project 75 (I) hits a huge roadblock, one major contender pulls out; Know more

“Before responding each and every aspect has to be considered, preparing the response in compliance with the RfP which is voluminous takes time,” the source added.

The indigenous Fuel-Cell based AIP being made by DRDO is not expected to be ready in time for the project to start.

India initiated resolutions related to Peacekeeping adopted by UNSC

Resolution on accountability for crimes against UN Peacekeepers which was adopted unanimously on Wednesday was drafted by India and was co-sponsored by all the members of the United Nations Security Council, and over 80 UN Me

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IAF carries out a complicated evacuation from Kabul – “All eyes on Taliban,” says expert

According to the official spokesperson’s early morning tweet, Arindam Bagchi said: “Due to the prevailing circumstances, a decision has been taken that India’s ambassador and his Indian staff will move to India immediat

India introduces a new e-Visa for Afghans; it is not religion based

For those who are stuck in Afghanistan as the country witnesses more uncertainty e-Emergency X-Misc Visa has been introduced on an urgent basis and this will help in expediting the visa application process.

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India’s signature events at UNSC this week–Technology in Peacekeeping Ops & Counter terrorism

The visit of the external affairs minister assumes importance as it comes close on the heels of Taliban taking over Afghanistan soon after the US led forces left the country.

India monitors the situation in Afghanistan at high levels: MEA

There are still some Indian nationals who are stuck in that country and efforts are being made to bring them back as well as other numbers of Afghan citizens who have been India’s partners in various sectors.

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