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Security forces neutralised two terrorists in an encounter in Rebban area of Zainapora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

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One hundred years since the construction of the world’s first aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes, aircraft carriers are still going strong.

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China has begun one of the largest naval expansions by any country since the end of the Second World War. In this exclusive interview, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, and Chief of Naval Staff, tells Executive Editor Sandeep Unnithan that the Indian navy is fully prepared to meet the Chinese threat.

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A chilling ISIS-style execution video was released by Pakistan-based terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) in Kashmir. A Kashmiri youth was branded an informer and shot multiple times in the head by Hizbul terrorists in the dastardly act.

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How ‘imported’ is India’s existing ‘Make in India’ programme on defence equipment is an oftenly debated question. The success of recent indigenous efforts notwithstanding, the India story has a dichotomy. It has leapfrogged in some areas, but it is struggling with basics in many others.

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It was March 6, 2009. A 14-seater prototype aircraft called Saras Prototype 2 crashed during a trial flight in the outskirts of Bengaluru, killing all three crew members — two pilots of the Indian Air Force and a flight engineer.

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As the new president of the Maldives took office on Saturday, declaring the state coffers to have been looted, he warned that the country was in financial difficulty after racking up debt with Chinese lenders in an infrastructure boom.

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Famously known for the heroics and volour that he and his men displayed on the night of December 5, 1971 during the battle of Longewala (Laungewala) to stop the onslaught by tanks of a determined Pakistani Army, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was always a fighter - be it for Chandigarh's civic issues or his last battle against cancer.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will embark on a three-day bilateral visit to US in December first week with the acquisition of weaponized Predator drones and anti-missile shield for Delhi on top of the agenda with Pentagon as the two countries take their defence cooperation to the next level.

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Pakistan's Ababeel ballistic missile is said to be equipped with Multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology.

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Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday trained guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning if the latter was jealous for not being invited to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony.

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Addressing a parade at Hindon to mark the 86th anniversary of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa welcomed the $5.43 billion (about Rs 38,000 crore/Rs 2380 billion) purchase of five regiments of S-400 surface-to-air missiles from the Russian air defence specialist, Almaz-Antey.

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“Our neighbourhood is dangerous,” the Chief of the Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal R Nambiar, said in Shillong on Friday, adding that India has therefore acquired enough deterrence to thwart any “mischief”.

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Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Friday said defence and military attaches who visited forward areas along the Sino-India border in Ladakh in October as part of a "familiarisation tour" had expressed satisfaction about the situation there.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who surprisingly defeated strongman Abdulla Yameen in September.

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In the ongoing controversy over the Rafale deal, the answers of the senior officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to the questions posed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday are seen as being critical to the case.

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The Narendra Modi government recently handed over two sets of documents on the controversial Rafale deal to a group of Supreme Court petitioners. It did so in order to comply with an order by the apex court that demanded clarity on the decision-making process behind the defence deal.

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US President Donald Trump’s waiver to India for the ongoing project in Chabahar port in Iran was a relief to New Delhi. Especially because this waiver comes in addition to the six-month relief from sanctions on the import of Iranian oil granted to seven other countries.

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