Mohana Singh becomes first woman fighter pilot to fly Hawk jet

A week back, Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became fully operational by day on MiG-21 Bison, the release added.

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Indian Air Force removes temporary restrictions imposed on its airspace post Balakot strike

As a result of the ban, foreign carriers using Indian airspace have been forced to take costly detours because they cannot fly over Pakistan.

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Rajnath Singh holds high-level meet after taking charge as Defence Minister

His predecessor Nirmala Sitharaman had taken on the opposition head-on with her fiery defence of the Rafale fighter jet deal and it will be interesting to see how Singh deals with the issue.

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Admiral Karambir Singh, new Indian Navy chief, has several urgent challenges to face

The Indian navy plans to have a 200-ship strong navy by 2027.

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Rajnath Singh is Defence Minister in Modi 2.0 Cabinet! Here’s what needs his immediate attention

Other critical projects pending include new submarines and helicopters for the Indian Navy.

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Warning for India? Purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia to have implications on defence ties, says US

India and Russia signed a USD 5 billion S-400 air defence system deal in October last after wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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US-UAE defense agreement comes into force

Bolton said Iran was almost certainly behind recent oil tanker attacks that sent Gulf tensions soaring. Riyadh's regional rival Tehran dismissed the accusation as "laughable".

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US diplomat Clarke Cooper to visit to India for talks on defense issues

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Clarke Cooper will travels to Singapore, India and Sri Lanka from May 29 to June 7.

In New Delhi, after attending the Shangri-La Dialogue from May 31 to June 2, Cooper will hold talks on defense cooperation and peacekeeping (Representational image) News

Pakistan extends closure of airspace along India till border till June 15

Pakistan fully closed its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot.

The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27. (Representational image) News

7 guiding stones for Modi on the China issue; here’s what the policy should be over the next 5 years

After three decades of strategic dependence on the US, Beijing is increasingly asserting itself as the “leader” with disastrous consequences.

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Change of guard in Chiefs of Staff Committee: IAF Chief Dhanoa takes over the baton from Lanba

Also, he was the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command and has also been the Vice Chief of the Air Staff.

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Boost for Made in India Tejas: Southeast Asian country keen on buying LCA

According to the source, the Malaysian export order will open up an array of opportunities for other platforms such as SU-30 and Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) `Hawk’ which are being operated by other S

The first time `Tejas’ had an international exposure was during the Bahrain International Air Show in 2016. (Image: HAL Website) News

Larsen & Toubro’s Make in India success story in defence sector

In an exclusive interaction JD Patil, Senior Executive Vice President (Defence Business), Whole Time Director & Member of the Board, L&T talks to Financial Express Online.

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Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

Two militants were Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces in forests of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

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PM Modi expected to meet Russian president Putin, China’s Xi during SCO summit in June

In his first international engagement after a thumping victory in the General Elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be heading to Bishkek for Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit (SCO) from

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PM Modi invites BIMSTEC leaders: Everything you need to know about the grouping and its importance

Inviting the BIMSTEC member states for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, offers an excellent platform for regional integration in the absence of a stalled SAARC.

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Pakistan downplays India’s decision not to invite Imran Khan for Modi’s swearing-in; pitches for dialogue

The government on Monday announced in New Delhi that it has invited leaders from BIMSTEC countries to Prime Minister Modi's inauguration, leaving out Pakistan, which is not a member of the regional gr

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15 security personnel injured in IED blasts in Jharkhand

The injured troops, eight of the CoBRA and rest belonging to the state police, have been airlifted to state capital Ranchi, they said.

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Missing Man Formation: IAF chief BS Dhanoa pays tribute to martyr of Kargil war Squadron Leader Ahuja

2019 is being observed as the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War victory and several celebrations are being planned which will take place across the country.

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India’s old friend Russia offers to transfer technology and produce MiG-35 in India: MIG CEO

In an exclusive interaction, Ilya Tarasenko, CEO, MiG Corporation of Russia shares with Financial Express Online, his company’s offering of MiG-35 for the Indian Air Force and plans for Make in Ind

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Message for India? China will always stand by Pakistan’s ‘core interests’, says Chinese Vice President

Addressing a meeting on Sunday organised by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI), the senior Chinese leader said the world was passing through a time of major developments and transformation.

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Pakistan soldier killed as militants attack security outpost

An exchange of fire broke out between the security forces and the terrorists when they raided the Makki Garh post in Shawal Valley of North Waziristan, the army's media wing Inter-Services Public Rela

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Need to institutionalise national security strategy and structure, say military experts

In view of the changing security situations in the region, there is an urgent need for modernisation and indigenisation for the armed forces. There are several projects that have been stuck due to sev

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Beyond Balakot: The way forward for Indian Air Force

With the election results in, the new Defence Minister’s position would be an unenviable one. The critical necessity of ramping up the capabilities of the armed forces is immediate, while finance is

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ISRO’s RISAT-2B to give India strategic advantage, new satellite to benefit security agencies

According to ISRO RISAT-2B is an advanced Earth Observation satellite with an advanced technology of 3.6 metre radial rib antenna.

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Threat of ISIS, national security strategy should be the focus of the new govt: Former Army General

The right budgeting is necessary for the Armed Forces, along with further streamlining of acquisitions and procurements. Maritime security needs serious review in light of enhanced Indian responsibili

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New emerging threats present new foreign policy challenges before Modi 2.0

The new government would need to strengthen ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), home to eight million Indian diaspora and their livelihoods, Africa, Latin America, Central Asia and Australia

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