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The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is an audit watchdog consisting of MPs, released a report on Friday (14 December) lambasting government-owned defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), among other entities, for its lacklustre performance in delivering units of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to the Indian Air Force, reports Livefist Defence.

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The Indian Army — the second largest Army in the world — is aiming to transform itself into a more lethal force to meet the desired offensive and defensive capabilities of modern warfare by undergoing a complete transformation.

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Pakistan on Friday received the second tranche of $1 billion from Saudi Arabia after which the foreign exchange reserves stood at $8.26 billion.

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Pakistan Army should make terrorism its enemy as this will lead to internal and external peace, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said.

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At a time when the Modi government's hyped pact with France on combat aircraft Rafale is mired in political row, the visiting French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday said India knows that as a partner France has "never failed" it.

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India, which has conducted military exercises with powers including the United States and Russia this year, joined China on Tuesday for Hand-in-Hand 2018, which aims to strengthen the nations’ anti-terrorist operations.

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In his first public comments after the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Rafale jet fighter deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress for treating national security and defence as “either a punching bag or a source of funding” and tagged as scams a series of military purchases made when the opposition party was in power.

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Expressing gratitude to the Indian Armed Forces, members of a visiting Bangladesh delegation Saturday said that the country would not have attained liberation from Pakistan as fast as it did without the Indian forces.

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India and Russia’s joint air exercise, Aviaindra 2018 is on at Jodhpur and the air force personnel of both countries demonstrated their operational activities by hitting target at Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer.

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Indian military personnel arrived in the Maldives, on Friday, to partake in the annual training program 'Exercise Ekuverin', conducted by the Indian and Maldivian military.

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Stating that battle space in future will be dominated by Hi-Tech arms and Artificial Intelligence, Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, told the graduated engineers of Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME), Secunderabad, to take the responsibility for sustenance of advanced weapon systems.

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Indian-made air guns are being converted into .22 calibre single-shot weapons in Bangladesh ahead of the polls, security agencies in India believe.

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About 90 kilometers drive from Varanasi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh – takes you to the country’s largest village.

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The government is learnt to have decided to revoke passports of 23 Indians and issue them anew following reports that the original ones allegedly went missing from the Pakistan High Commission here after they applied for visa to visit that country.

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New Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will arrive in New Delhi today on a three-day state visit, during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen bilateral ties.

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A top Army commander Saturday visited the strategic Karakoram Pass along the Indo-China border in the Ladakh region and was briefed on the operational situation in the sector, a defence spokesman said.General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, . . .

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to throw up some pleasant surprises early next year. Along with the induction of 5,000-km range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-V, the premier defence research agency is readying for the maiden test of its long range Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) K-5.

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Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said women are not ready for combat roles and gave reasons like they have the responsibility of raising kids and a woman officer would feel uncomfortable at the frontline and accuse jawans of peeping as she changes clothes.

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