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    Analysis SITE to INSAT: How India got the best support from both the US and the USSR in space programme

    by Martand Jha As the United Nations was observing the World Space Week from October 4-10, with the motto “Space Unites the World,” the one space program that immediately comes to mind for being the hallmark of peaceful usage of outer space for civilian purposes has been the Indian space...
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    News ISRO to send human in space by 2022, Chandrayan 2 to be completed in 2019, says Kailasavadivoo Sivan

    The ISRO will send human for the first time in space by 2022 while its ambitious project Chandrayan 2 will be completed in 2019 with landing of an indigenous spacecraft, the space agency's Chairman K Sivan said here Thursday. The Chandrayan 2 will be sent on the moon by January or February next...
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    News Eight booked for graft in Odisha HAL unit

    The accused have been identified as Senior Manager (Finance) Bhaben Maitra, Assistant (Finance) Abinash Sarkar and Finance Department employee Subhashree Das, all employed in HAL Engine Division in Odisha's Koraput. Reuters file photo Eight people, including three officials of Hindustan...
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    News Dassault CEO clears air on Ambani, throws open challenge at Rafale's detractors

    Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier added that business with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group would amount to Rs 850 crore, not Rs 30,000 crore as is being alleged PARIS: Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said his company was open to investigation of the Rafale deal with India and denied that any...
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    News US Understands India's Need to Purchase S-400 - Defense Minister

    Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has indicated that the US may not impose sanctions on India for the purchase of Russian S-400 Triumf air defence and missile systems. Speaking at the Economist India Summit in New Delhi on Thursday, Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated...
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    News India, Japan joining forces to keep Indian Ocean calm

    by Bertil Lintner The Indian Ocean is becoming the front line in a new Cold War and India and Japan are forging a close alliance to counter China’s increasing presence in sea lanes that are vital trade routes. When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Tokyo on Sunday for an annual...
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    Analysis Can’t fight next war like last one, says army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

    The army could cut over one lakh troops in the next few years and some of them could be assigned new roles, General Bipin Rawat said Army chief General Bipin Rawat said a mammoth drill is being undertaken to change the complexion and direction of the 1.2 million- strong force and transform it...
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    Opinion Congress claims on Rafale are easy to disprove. Why isn’t the BJP doing so?

    Rahul Gandhi has been targeting the BJP and PM Modi aggressively on the Rafale issue by Amit Arora For the past six months or so, the Rafale deal has been at the centre of national politics. The main Opposition party, Congress, and its President, Rahul Gandhi, are leaving no stone upturnedto...
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    News US China Trade War Impact: China Removes 7 Year Old Ban on Indian Livestock Feed

    Since a trade war erupted between the US and China, Indian traders have been able to capitalise on the gap created in the process. Between April and August, India’s exports to China have grown an average 52.9 % year-on-year, highest in the past several years New Delhi — China has removed the...
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    News Super Hornet’s Make in India Programme: SASMOS delivers 1000th F/A-18 electrical panel assembly to Boeing

    This marks a significant milestone in the `Make in India’ initiative and underscores the importance of Indian manufacturers in building the future of aerospace and defence globally Bangalore based SASMOS HET Technologies Limited, a leading manufacturer of wiring harness, electro-mechanical...
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    News India-China sign Security Agreement- Efforts on to improve bilateral ties

    The agreement between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security of China was inked in the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chinese State Councillor Zhao Kezhi by Huma Siddiqui To further strengthen and consolidate discussions and cooperation in various areas...
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    News Indian Air Force plans to set up firing range at Khalia Top; locals object

    Located at a height of 12,500 feet which is the standard parameter set for firing ranges, Khalia Top is the ideal site for the project, Air Marshal Devender Singh Rawat said PITHORAGARH: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to set up a firing range at Khalia Top, a popular tourist spot close...
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    News Neighbourhood First: India-Bangladesh to ink agreements related to connectivity later this week

    Given the Geo-Strategic location of India's North Eastern region (NER), further boost to connectivity, greater trade and people’s movement will top the agenda of the secretary-level talks scheduled for Oct 24-26 in New Delhi by Huma Siddiqui Given the Geo-Strategic location of India’s North...
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    News India warns Pakistan over terrorists operating from their soil

    Three Indian Army soldiers were killed and one suffered injuries in the unprovoked cross border action by Pakistan NEW DELHI: In the wake of armed intruders from Pakistan and attack on an Indian armed force patrol team in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army on Monday warned...
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    News BrahMos engineer accessed secret information at Hyderabad lab before being shifted to Nagpur

    Sources in UP ATS say he had worked in Hyderabad before being shifted to Nagpur; desktop from where he allegedly stole documents sealed BrahMos Aerospace engineer Nishant Aggarwal, who was recently arrested on charges of espionage, allegedly used illegal means to lay his hands on “secret and...
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    News Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in encounter in Jammu & Kashmir

    Officials said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militant fired upon the forces who retaliated. A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist was Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a...
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    News PAKISTAN COULD CARRY OUT SURVEILLANCE ON INDIA WITH CHINESE DRONES

    The sale of 48 drones to Pakistan, which according to media reports is the largest defence sale by China to India’s neighbour comes soon after India and Russia inked a $ 5.5 bn deal for the S-400 missile defence system last week when President Vladimir Putin was in New Delhi for the annual...
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    News BHARAT DYNAMICS LIMITED RECEIVES RS 200 CR WORTH ORDER FROM DRDO FOR MEDIUM RANGE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE

    HYDERABAD: Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Defence PSU Wednesday said it received order worth Rs 200 crore from State-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for supply of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MR SAM) rear section. In a press release, BDL said MRSAM is a...
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    Opinion OPPOSITION LACKS POTENT STRATEGY ON RAFALE DEAL

    In the Rafale controversy, unlike V.P. Singh, Rahul Gandhi risks nothing Rafale should have been lethal ammunition for the Opposition parties in their campaign to strike at the ruling BJP. Instead, they seem to have left it only to the Congress by Bharat Bhushan The Congress Party has been...
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    News GARDEN REACH SHIPBUILDERS AND ENGINEERS EYES ORDER BOOK OF RS 28,000 CRORE FROM NAVY CONTRACTS

    GRSEL had already delivered six warships to Indian Navy in less than 16 months time, Saxena said State-owned ship building company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSEL) is eyeing an order book of Rs 28,000 crore to build warships for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a top...
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