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    News Trials on for 1st indigenous long range 155mm gun

    The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is being developed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) JAISALMER: India’s first high capacity indigenous long range 155mm gun and Dhanush’s supplement gun ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System) trials began on Saturday...
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    News Why India Might Be Wasting Its Time on Aircraft Carriers

    Carriers are also expensive symbols of national prestige, and it is unlikely the Indian Navy will want to risk losing one, two or all three by Robert Beckhusen Essentially, this makes Indian carriers’ self-defeating, with the flattops existing primarily to defend themselves from attack rather...
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    News 2 Pak Army soldiers arrested near Punjab's Firozpur; SIM cards, cellphone recovered

    An operation party near the Border Out Post (BOP) in Punjab's Ferozepur Sector on Sunday arrested two Pakistani nationals, who were approaching the Indian side. Siraj Ahmed (31) and Mumtaz Khan (38) were apprehended by the security personnel at around 5:10 pm. Both belong to the Baloch Regiment...
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    News Hafiz Saeed could become PM as jihadis deepen their hold

    NEW DELHI: A deepening hold of Jihad forces in Pakistan could even result in a terror mastermind like Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed being "elected" prime minister, a report published recently by Oxford University and India-based think tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) has said. The report...
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    News India inks $950 million deal for Russian frigates

    The deal — under a ‘2+2’ scheme where technology will be transferred to an Indian shipyard to construct two of the frigates from scratch — has been in the works since 2015 by Manu Pubby Russia has inked a $950 -million deal to supply two new warships to India that will be equipped with BrahMos...
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    Analysis Belt And Roadblocks: India’s China stance vindicated

    India can pride itself as the intellectual leader that helped shine a spotlight on BRI’s financial and security risks and thereby moulded the international debate by Brahma Chellaney Sierra Leone has become the latest country to scrap a Belt and Road (BRI) project, cancelling a $318 million...
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    News US likely to give waiver to India's S-400 missile deal after some bilateral turbulence: Experts

    WASHINGTON: The US is likely to eventually grant a waiver to India for its mega $5.43 billion acquisition of five Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile squadrons after some turbulence in bilateral ties, as per the assessment of several government officials, defence analysts and foreign policy...
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    Analysis What ails ingenuously developed cruise missile Nirbhay

    New Delhi: Nirbhay can be a formidable weapon for the armed forces, but the indigenously developed subsonic cruise missile just keeps failing in the tests. The Nirbhay is a land attack cruise missile armed with a 300-kilogram warhead capable of reaching speeds of 0.6-0.7 Mach and designed to be...
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    News Police intel officer killed in J&K was desperate to meet parents, shaved beard to change appearance

    Imtiyaz Ahmed Mir was shot dead by militants at Wahibug in the militancy-infested Pulwama district of South Kashmir. Mir had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of attack by militant groups. Militants have been targeting policemen in the state recently. Mir...
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    Analysis India & Pakistan resume border hostilities 5 months after calls to observe 2003 ceasefire

    The killing of 3 Indian soldiers Sunday is the latest flash-point with Pakistan but, so far, exchanges have been limited to small arms New Delhi: The escalatory cycle of violence and rhetoric between India and Pakistan has resumed this week, nearly five months after top military officers on...
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    News NSG military operations post headless for six months; force seeks MHA's intervention

    NEW DELHI: India's elite counter-terror force NSG has been functioning without a regular military operations commander for the past six months, posing serious questions on the effectiveness of its combat readiness and planning in case of an impending contingency. The special force has recently...
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    News Modi, Abe build ties amid trade, security worries

    TOKYO: The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived Saturday, was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a resort area near Mount Fuji on Sunday. Modi is also visiting a nearby...
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    News US-India edging closer to military partnership

    The first-ever high level 2+2 meeting between the Indian and US Defence and Foreign Ministers held last month along with the American reiteration of their offer to sell the latest model (Block 70) of the F-16 multi-role fighters and the F/A-18 fighter aircraft to India and to share technologies...
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    Analysis India’s Air Force needs 200 more fighter aircraft

    Defence should not be left to generalist administrators or to purely military users who may not factor in India’s overall geopolitical needs and vulnerabilities. Not surprisingly for an election season, there continues to be a rising crescendo of comments and counter-comments about the...
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    News Four highly-trained Snipers active in Kashmir : Security Officials

    Highlights Security agencies believe at least two separate 'buddy' groups of JeM comprising two terrorists each entered Kashmir in early September They have entrenched themselves in Pulwama with the help of some overground supporters of the outfit These terrorists, according to officials, have...
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    News India made $15 bn defence purchase from US, no pressure to buy F-16: Envoy

    The United States is not going to put pressure on India to buy F-16 fighter jets or any other defence system, a senior US diplomat has said in Mumbai. United States Consul General in Mumbai Edgard Kagan said India has purchased more than $15 billion worth of American defence materials and the...
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    News Pakistan President rules out establishing any kind of ties with Israel

    Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Sunday ruled out establishing any kind of relations with Israel as he strongly rejected reports that an Israeli aircraft carrying some officials secretly landed in Islamabad and flew away after several hours at the airport here. "Islamabad is not establishing...
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    News Japanese PM Shinzo Abe vows to be a "friend of India for life"

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday said he will be a "friend of India for life" as he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi began two days of summit talks to further deepen the Japan-India strategic partnership. In a message published in Indian newspapers on the day Abe hosted Modi at his...
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    News India helped in restoration of democracy in Maldives: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

    India played a "positive" role in restoration of democracy in Maldives by "exerting pressure" on the ruling regime, and the new government in the island nation would be "sensitive" towards New Delhi's "concerns", former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said Sunday. Nearly a month after...
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    News Pakistan turns to nukes in response to superior Indian armed forces

    by Mohsin Saleem Ullah India’s upcoming purchase of the state-of-the-art S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia has raised the hackles in Pakistan, with the Imran Khan government expressing confidence in its ability to address “threats from any kind of destabilising weapon system.”...
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