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Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday defended the recent hike in power and gas prices, devaluation of rupee and increased taxation as a part of necessary measures to bring the country out of economic crisis.

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India is now stepping-up efforts for a concrete military outreach to Africa after a diplomatic one to counter the deep strategic inroads made by China in the world’s second largest continent, even as the two Asian rivals continue with their shadow-boxing for influence in the Indian Ocean Region.

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Can a dead rocket in space be anything but debris? Isro believes it might actually be useful. Feted for its frugality and tech savvy, the Indian Space Research Organisation is working on a new technology where it will use the last stage of the PSLV rocket for space experiments.

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The Adani Group plans to bolster its defence business with the purchase of a Bengaluru-based company that has a strong order book and partnerships with key manufacturers in Russia and Israel that are India’s top suppliers of weapons.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday (December 12) stated that the number of terror related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in 2018 have nearly doubled with state recording 587 incidents till now.

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As India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (INS Vikrant, IAC-1) reaches its third and final phase of construction at the Kochi Shipyard in South India, with sea trials to start in mid-2020, Chief of Naval Staff Sunil Lanba confirmed to AIN that the design for the follow-on IAC-2 has been frozen.

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) will make history next week when a Russian-origin AN 32 transport plane will be formally flight tested using a mix of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and bio-fuel.

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India’s Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre said in the parliament that the case of purchase of the missile system is at contract negotiation stage with Rosoboronexport of Russia, the L1 vendor, which has offered Igla-S missile system.

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The Indian Navy has selected the US General Atomics EMALS for its second aircraft carrier, IAC II, which should be operational in about 10 years.

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The massive and ongoing modernisation plan of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will entail induction of more and sophisticated fighter planes over the next few years, till the IAF reaches its sanctioned strength of 42 fighter squadrons.

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The indigenously built Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) which will replace the ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters being used by the armed forces is set to undertake high altitude cold weather trials in January 2019.

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The US Seventh Fleet and Indian Navy on Wednesday convened the 21st Executive Steering Group (ESG) on bilateral naval cooperation here.

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The Air Force has 13.09 per cent of women officers, the highest among all three forces, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said Wednesday.

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Taking note of a January 2017 video uploaded on social media by a BSF jawan complaining about the poor quality of food served to them, a parliamentary committee has questioned the random sampling methodology of a third-party study ordered after the video went viral.

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Accusing India of perpetuating "dynamic rivalry", Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said New Delhi's negative attitude was not only unhelpful for improving bilateral ties, but was also stopping South Asia from making progress and attaining peace.

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Ashok Leyland, the largest supplier of wheeled military vehicles to the Indian army, will provide high mobility vehicles for mounting Elbit's artillery guns.

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The government on Wednesday said India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation and it made this assertion to Islamabad last month as well.

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Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday criticised the United States' decision to add Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedoms, calling it a "brazen political tactic to pressure Pakistan to mitigate US failures in Afghanistan."

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