Defence

China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy’s visit

On Saturday, the last day of his visit, Krach will also attend a memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui, who led the island's transition to democracy and died at age 97 in July.
Analysts say the Chinese military response is a clear message to the U.S. to stop what it is doing, since the Chinese side took similar actions when the U.S. health secretary visited in August. (Representative image)

‘When any country rises, it will be tested, it will be challenged’

At an e-Adda held this week, days before he left for Moscow for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke on the complex relationship between India

Refrain from making attempts to change Status Quo, India tells China; Army chief in Kashmir to review security situation

India has urged the Chinese side to strictly respect and observe the Line of Actual Control and not to make any further attempts to unilaterally change the status quo.

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Indian lawyer or Queen’s counsel must represent Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan: MEA

Earlier this month, the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan directed the federal government to give India another chance to appoint a lawyer to represent Jadhav and adjourned hearing for a month.

Government permits up to 74% FDI under automatic route in defence sector

As per the current FDI policy, 100 per cent overseas investments are permitted in the defence industry -- 49 per cent under the automatic route, while beyond that government approval was required.

Accorded highest priority to getting permanent membership of UNSC: India

"India in collaboration with other pro-reform countries has been consistently making efforts to build support among the UN member states for expansion of the UNSC, in both permanent and non-permanent

At present, the UNSC comprises five permanent members and 10 non-permanent member countries which are elected for a two-year term by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Three militants, woman killed in encounter in J&K

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Firdousabad locality in Batamaloo area at around 2.30 am following information about the presence of militants there, the officials said.

5 Chinese nationals charged in mega hacking scheme, Indian govt networks hit: US

Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen on Wednesday announced three indictments have been unsealed in the matter that collectively charge five Chinese nationals with computer hacking and charge two

The Malaysian nationals were arrested on Sunday and the Chinese nationals have been declared fugitive, according to a Justice Department statement.

No force can stop Indian troops from patrolling: Rajnath on border row

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that no force in the world can stop Indian soldiers from patrolling the country's border in Ladakh region.

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India-China Standoff: No loss of ground, says Indian Army

As has been reported by Financial Express Online, the Indian Army is in a state of operational readiness as the Chinese troops can attempt to ingress from any other location along the LAC.

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COVID-19 an opportunity to build back better world order: Dr Mihir Kanade, Member, UN Expert Mechanism on RtD

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, on the last day of the March session of the United Nations Human Rights Council earlier this year, renowned international law scholar from India, Dr Mihir Kanade was elec

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Amidst standoff with China, India to sign ARLS with Russia; Talks on with the UK, Vietnam for LSA

“Warships usually need to replenish their fuel every few days; the lack of access to ports therefore can be a serious operational limitation,” say experts.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to make statement in Rajya Sabha on India-China standoff on Thursday

"Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will make a statement at 12 noon on standoff at LAC. Thereafter, opposition leaders will speak on the issue. If required thereafter, the minister may give clarification

India- China standoff in Ladakh: Indian Army prepares its mighty Bofors howitzers, says report

India and China have been locked in a standoff at the LAC for the past few months, and the tensions escalated after an aggression from the Chinese side on June 15.

The Bofors guns had proved to be instrumental in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan.

No infiltration along Sino-Indian border in last 6 months: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

The Union Home Ministry also informed the Rajya Sabha that 594 attempts of infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani militants have been reported in the last three years, of which 312 were succ

Intra-Afghan Talks: India’s participation acceptance of changed realities

This is a grim reminder that the Taliban has re-claimed its legitimacy and standing in the future political landscape of Afghanistan to be the unchallenged custodian of Afghan destiny and future cours

Terror incidents reduce in Jammu and Kashmir since Article 370 scrapped: Govt

As many as 71 civilians and 74 security personnel were killed in terror attacks and ceasefire violations by Pakistan since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution a year ago, the Rajya Sabha

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China: War games a signal to Taiwan leader, foreign backers

Ma Xiaoguang of the Chinese Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office said the exercises were a ''necessary measure" because Taiwan's leaders had been engaging in activities aimed pushing the island's formal in

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India-US meet virtually, agree to further strengthen defence technology cooperation

The agreement was signed at the end of the 10th DTTI Group Meeting, which was held virtually on Sept 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Defen

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Revived grass root democracy in J-K despite attempts by a country to derail the process: India

India on Tuesday said it has revived grass root democracy and provided a new momentum to social and economic development in Jammu and Kashmir despite persistent attempts by a neighbouring country to i

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India slams Pakistan for persecuting Hindus, Sikhs and other minorities

Exercising the Right of Reply to the statements made by Pakistan at the 45th session of Human Rights Council (HRC) here, the Indian representative said that it has become habitual for Pakistan to mali

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China tracing key PMO officers, state Chief Secys, DGPs among 370-plus officials

Among bureaucrats working under the PM are Amarjeet Sinha, appointed adviser in the PMO this year; Sumita Misra, Joint Secretary, PM’s Economic Council; and Ashish Kumar, Private Secretary to Jitend

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Atmanirbhar Bharat in Defence: Indian armed forces to get Indigenous SPAD-GMS and CQBs, reveal sources

Though earlier this year at the DefExpo, an announcement related to the winner was expected. However, there was none, as there has been strong opposition from the Russian side on the shortlisting of t

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138 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir in last 6 months: Govt

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by terrorism, which is sponsored and supported from across the border, for more than the last three decades.

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