Defence

India world’s biggest arms importer, despite a slowdown under BJP: Report

India's imports rose 24 percent during the past five calendar years, 2013-17, compared to the previous five-year period, 2008-12, according to a SIPRI study released this week.

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Rajnath Singh says forces can cross LoC if needed to protect country

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India and if need be forces can cross border to protect the country's territorial integrity.

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Militants fire at senior officer’s cavalcade in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

Suspected militants today attacked a senior police officer's cavalcade in south Kashmir's Shopian district, but there was no loss of life, police said.

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Sukma Maoist Attack: ‘Avoid Kistaram-Palodi Road’, Commandant ignored CRPF DG’s warning before IED blast

Days after the deadly Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma in which nine personnel were killed, the Commandant of CRPF’s 212 battalion seems to be in trouble.

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US is India’s 2nd biggest arms supplier, Israel 3rd: Report

As New Delhi diversifies its arms purchases, the US is rapidly increasing its arms sales to India, emerging over the last five years as its second biggest supplier by providing 15 per cent of its weap

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Indian Army inks MoUs with HPCL, NIEDO

As part of Army's sustained initiative to secure a better future for the Kashmiri youth, the Indian Army under the aegis of Chinar Corps has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with corporate pa

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Second, third Scorpene-class submarines undergoing sea trials, says Indian Navy official

The second and third of the six Scorpene-class submarines, part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy, are undergoing sea trials while the rest are under construction, a senior naval officer today said.

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Nirmala Sitharaman initiates Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor; big boost for Make in India

The defence corridor aims at boosting the indigenisation of defence sector by bringing in all stakeholders under one big umbrella. The five nodes of Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor will be Chennai, Hosur,

Repeated intelligence alerts on Maoist attack in Sukma were ignored: Report

The letter written to Special Director alerted the forces of a large group of armed Maoist cadres from Telangana were suspected to be camped near Gudrai village and suggested that the forces take imme

Sukma Naxal Attack: Naxal blow up CRPF van in Sukma killing nine CRPF jawans

S-400 Triumf missile defence systems: Nirmala Sitharaman likely to finalise deal during Russia visit

The S-400 Triumf is a multifunctional medium and long-range anti-aircraft weapon system (AAMS). It can use five different missile types to destroy targets at an approximate range of 40 to 400 km at th

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Chabahar and Gawadar are sister ports; complement each other in promoting future trade, says Pakistan

Pakistan today said Chabahar and Gawadar are sister ports and complement each other in promoting future trade, transit and connectivity.

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Can’t expect India to go cold turkey on Russian arms, says US commander Admiral Harry Harris

The US cannot expect India to abruptly stop using Russian arms and instead needs a glide path to increase defence trade with New Delhi, a top American commander has told lawmakers.

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India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously unlike its neighbours, says Nirmala Sitharaman

India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously and unlike some of its neighbours, it does not believe in "dirty bombs", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, in an oblique reference to P

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Post Doklam standoff, why Nirmala Sitharaman’s China visit is crucial for India-China relations

Manohar Parrikar was last Defence Minister to visit China was in April 2016, following which there were regular diplomatic and military interactions. But, Nirmala Sitharaman's visit comes at a time wh

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Vice Chiefs of armed forces given additional financial powers

The vice chiefs of the armed forces have been granted additional powers to carry out specific procurements to ensure operational preparedness, the defence ministry said.

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IAF to buy 324 Tejas fighter jets to increase squadron: Report

Indian Air Force has promised to have a total of 18 Tejas fighter jet squadrons if DRDO, Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited deliver required Mark II fighter jets on time

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India eyeing Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet in latest twist to air force procurement

Boeing Co, considered the frontrunner in the race to supply the Indian navy with new fighter jets, is now in contention for a much bigger $15 billion order after the government abruptly asked the air

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Navy jet crashes off Key West, killing 2 crew members

A US Navy fighter jet has crashed off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members. The F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land at the naval air station around 4:30 pm (local time)

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Qatar signs 3 billion euro military helicopter deal

Qatar announced today it was spending three billion euros to buy 28 military helicopters, its latest high-profile defence purchase during a bitter diplomatic rift with its Gulf neighbours.

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Pakistan and Russia discusses defence and security relations

Pakistan and Russia today discussed defence and security relations and held talks on various global and regional issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Office said.

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No hydrological data from China in 2017, India monitoring water flow in trans-border rivers

Government continues to carefully monitor the water flow in the trans-border rivers, including Brahmaputra and Sutlej for early detection of any abnormality, the Lok Sabha was today informed.

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Relax! India doesn’t need to worry about Iran’s offer on Chabahar port to Pakistan, China; here’s why

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has offered Pakistan and China to come join the Chabahar port project. He also said that Chabahar project was not intended to "encircle Pakistan..or strangulate any

Xi Jinping’s pet Belt and Road Initiative could be sticking point in India-China ties, say experts

Xi Jinping's pet Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can pose a "major challenge" in resetting China's ties with India, analysts here have said, days after the Chinese parliament backed his plan to rule in

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Iran invites Pakistan, China to participate in Chabahar Port with India; says project not aimed at ‘strangulating’ anybody

Iran has invited Pakistan and China to participate in the strategic Chabahar Port and said the initiative is not aimed at "strangulating" or "encircling" anybody, a media report today quoted visiting

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Indian Air Force lands its largest transport aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tuting

The Indian Air Force's largest transport aircraft -- C-17 Globemaster -- today landed at Arunachal Pradesh's Tuting airfield which is close to the Chinese border.

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Ceasing of hostilities between India, Pakistan must be on Indian terms, says Army chief Bipin Rawat

Ceasing of hostilities between India and Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir must be on Indian terms, Army chief Bipin Rawat today said, noting that Pakistani forces have been feeling the "pai

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PIL in Supreme Court for independent probe into Rafale deal with France

A plea was today filed in the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe into the Centre's decision to procure 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and disclosure of the cost involved in the deal before

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