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    News ‘Made them do bhangra’: Army chief Bipin Rawat on improved military ties with China

    Army chief Bipin Rawat said military ties with China had improved after the Wuhan talks. “Humne Bhangra Bhi Karwa Diya,” he said referring to Sikh and Chinese troops dancing together during a recent joint exercise in China General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said that if a group of countries is...
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    News Army, Air Force discussing control of attack helicopters: Bipin Rawat

    Rawat said that the army is trying to explain to the IAF on how future battles will be fought NEW DELHI: The Indian Army is in a tussle with the Indian Air Force over who will control the attack helicopters, including the Apaches, which the army believes is better grouped with its strike...
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    News India gets its own Standards for Bullet resistant jackets; to supply the jackets to South East Asia

    The standard prescribes minimum requirements of bulletproof jackets against small arms & their evaluation procedures. The standard has been customised to Indian needs and would eventually lead to reduction in fatal casualties to the security forces wearing such jackets The first-ever Indian...
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    News Navy tests air-dropped containers

    Ships need not return to coast for spares, will lead to better operational logistics The Indian Navy has successfully tested containers that can be air-dropped to enhance its operational logistics capability at sea. Having a test payload of 50 kg, these containers, equipped to carry spares for...
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    News Govt conspiring to ‘bleed and shut’ HAL, says group of employees after meeting Rahul Gandhi

    Alleging graft in the deal, Gandhi has been accusing the government of overlooking the HAL by giving preference to Reliance Defence A group of HAL employees Thursday alleged a conspiracy by the NDA government to “bleed and shut down” the state-run aerospace major, and demanded it be given the...
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    Opinion Rafale dogfight: Think beyond PSUs to kickstart indigenous defence production

    As the war of words continues over the Rafale jet fighter deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has now accused government of weakening defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to benefit Reliance Defence. To bolster this line of argument, Congress has pointed to recent reports that HAL...
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    Analysis China’s footprint in the Antarctic is growing and is set to match the US soon

    China is building its fifth research station in Antarctica and is the second biggest source of tourists to the frigid continent New Delhi: China’s dream to gain substantial control of the Antarctic region is making rapid progress, exclusive satellite images accessed by ThePrint show. Beijing’s...
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    News Rafale controversy stops Japan from pushing sale of amphibious aircraft for Indian Navy

    India and Japan have been trying to negotiate a deal for the procurement of 12 amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy’s Indian Ocean Region patrols. New Delhi: The controversy over the Rafale deal raging in India has unnerved the Japan government, which has decided to adopt a “cautious...
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    News MoD seeks more funds for HAL

    Recent fiscal borrowings of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have forced the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to work out a two-pronged plan. First, the MoD has approached the Ministry of Finance to provide funds and second, the HAL has been asked to set its house in order, work with fiscal prudence...
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    Analysis Pakistan’s new Chinese-built frigate is no game changer

    Experts say Islamabad's new vessel will not alter the balance of power and India has far superior naval power by Emanuele Scimia The first of four multi-purpose frigates Pakistan has acquired from China is under construction, sources from both sides recently announced. The new vessels are...
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    News India’s first manned space mission, Gaganyaan, likely to have woman on board

    India's ambitious first manned space mission, Gaganyaan, that will send 3 Indian astronauts into space, is likely to have a woman on board. Gaganyaan will send 3 Indian astronauts into space for 5 to 7 days and the spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km from the earth’s...
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    News Is Donald Trump signaling adieu to allies?

    by Prakash C Katoch Instead of a traditional Christmas gift, US President Donald Trump has shocked America and its allies by abruptly signalling the beginning of a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, with a pullout of some 7,000 troops, apparently willing to put his allies to the slaughter like a...
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    News Only Muslim can become President in Pak, high time Imran Khan learns inclusive politics from us: Asaduddin Owaisi

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said he will "show" the Narendra Modi government "how to treat minorities", amidst a controversy over Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah's remarks on mob violence in India. Shah finds himself at the centre of a major controversy over his remarks on...
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    News India waits for details on US cut-back in Afghanistan

    US President Donald Trump has announced plans to halve the number of US troops in the war-torn country. The Trump administration has decided to withdraw 7,000 of 14,000 American troops from Afghanistan, from America’s longest war yet at 17 years. But there has been no official announcement and...
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    News Pakistan a land of atrocities against minorities: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    NEW DELHI: The BJP Sunday lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan over his barb at India on treatment of minorities, terming his country "a land of atrocities against minorities" who have been "persecuted" there since its birth in 1947. Minorities Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi...
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    News PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam on Dec 25

    With commencing of the bridge the road distance from Dibrugarh, in Assam to Itanagar will be reduced by 150 km and the railway travel distance between these two points will be reduced by 705 km Guwahati: Prime minister, Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s longest road-cum-rail bridge Bogibeel...
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    News IAF skydiving team creates record by jumping from aircraft with twin flags

    The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Wing Commander Gajanand Yadava created a record by jumping from an aircraft with twin flags measuring 30x20 feet each in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, the IAF tweeted on Sunday. He achieved a new milestone. Wing Commander Yadava is part of IAF's skydiving team 'Akashganga'...
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    News Indian military delegation in Myanmar to boost trust, cooperation

    Sources said the aim of the fresh initiative to send Indian military officers to Myanmar and inviting Myanmar defence personnel to India was to ensure ground-level military cooperation between the two countries A tri-services delegation of senior military officials Sunday left for Myanmarese...
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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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