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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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Defence Budget: Army expresses frustration over inadequate fund allocation – ‘Struggling to even make emergency procurements’

The Army has said it was reeling under severe fund crunch and struggling to even make emergency procurements when it was dealing with an assertive China along the northern border after the Doklam face

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Government to sell 10% stake in HAL through Rs 4,230-cr public offer

As part of the divestment process, government will divest 10 per cent of its stake in the public sector chopper-maker Hindustan Aeronautics, which today launched a Rs 4,230-crore initial public offer.

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Two-front war possible; Budget allocation ‘dashed’ army hopes, says report

The possibility of a two-front war is a "reality" and the current budget for the army does "little to contribute to this requirement", a top army official told a parliamentary panel, while the Vice Ch

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‘Make in India’ fails while ‘Make in China’ works! India top importer of arms, says report

India still continues be the world's largest arms importer even as China ups capability to make advanced weapons to be part of the top 5 largest exporters in the world.

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Naxal attack in Sukma kills nine CRPF jawans: Top six developments so far

Naxal attack in Sukma kills nine CRPF jawans: In what is being seen as a big security failure, Naxals blew up a van with CRPF personnel on-board with IED blasts in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

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

Despite cabinet clearance, no funds for strategic railway lines along China border

The Ministry of Railways has now undertaken the responsibility to carry out the final location survey (FLS) and has also assured to submit the a detailed report soon. However, the cost of the construc

LIVE | Naxals attack CRPF in Sukma: Eight jawans martyred in Chhattisgarh

LIVE Naxals attack CRPF in Sukma: Eight CRPF personnel have been martyred in a Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chattisgarh. The rebels used a lot of explosives to blow up the vehicle. Extra security

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to visit China next month

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said she will visit China next month, which will be an important trip in the backrop of the strain in the ties between the two countries witnessed after the D

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Enhancing surveillance along borders with China, Pakistan, says Government

The government today said it is enhancing military infrastructure including surveillance facilities along the borders with China and Pakistan in view of threat perception.

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Each Rafale aircraft costs approximately Rs 670 crore, says government

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) had cleared the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale deal in August, 2016, nearly 16 months after the announcement of its procurement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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IAF eyes more fighter jets from foreign firms under ‘Make in India’, New deal in works

After Govt of India's deal with France to buy Rafales, the Indian Forces pushes for more fighter jets. IAF is likely to open a global tender to acquire more AMCAs to expand its existing squadron to co

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Multilateral HADR Air Force exercise ‘Samvedna’ from March 12-17

The first Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise of the Indian Air Force in association with South Asian Region nations will be held off the coast of Kerala from March 12 to 17.

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PM Narendra Modi says India, France have robust cooperation in fields of defence and security

PM Modi said that in the Defence sector, India welcomes investments from France under 'Make In India'. He further said that India and France have robust cooperation in fields of defence and security.

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Pentagon agrees to Donald Trump’s request for military parade to mark annual Veterans Day

The Pentagon has agreed to President Donald Trump's request for a military parade to mark the annual Veterans Day but will not involve heavy vehicles like tanks to avoid doing damage to the streets of

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