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LUCKNOW: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today took on Pakistan for its strong reaction to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks on neutralising terrorists, saying the entire world knows who is "promoting" terrorism.
 
 
 
The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, expressed serious concern over the statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries.
 
 
 
Fencing of the Myanmar border and BSF being posted there to guard it is now officially on the backburner thanks to the new government’s ‘look east’ policy.
 
 
 
National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval’s statement that India shares a 106-km border with Afghanistan has again brought the focus on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), with New Delhi underlining its claim over the territory.
 
 
 
National Security Adviser,(NSA) Ajit Doval has said that Bangladesh is India’s most important neighbour’ and called for exploiting the full potential of bilateral cooperation, ahead of Prime MinisterNarendra Modi ‘s visit to the country next month.
 
 
 
Indian military, the fourth largest military in the world, is also the keeper of the some of the most advanced and hi-tech weapons on the planet. It’s commendable that with a defence budget of a mere $46 billion per annum, India has developed weapon technologies that are at par and even superior to that of the US and Russia.
 
 
 
Ever since a weaponized Chinese CH-3 Drone crashed in Nigeria and Pakistan unveiled an ‘indigenous’ version of the same drone called Burraq, there is a newfound urgency in India to develop armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
 
 
 
Senior Congress leader and former defence minister AK Antony on Saturday raised several questions over the Rafale warplane deal, wondering whether the finance ministry and defence acquisition council were taken on board while clinching the agreement with France.
 
 
 
India shares a 106-km border with Afghanistan which people do not factor in, national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said on Friday, hinting both at India’s claim to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and the threat that withdrawal of Nato forces from Afghanistan poses for internal security in India.
 
 
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The US Department of Defense says Alaska is its preferred location to deploy a new long-range “must-have” radar to enable missile defense systems to better intercept potential enemy threats, such as from Iran or North Korea.
 
 
 
The manufacturer of the world’s most powerful heavy transport helicopter has announced that an updated version is now in production. Russian Helicopters Corp. announced that it has now started producing the Mi-26T2. The second edition of the heavy transport helicopter is expected to generate strong demand from around the world, according to RT.
 
 
 
Sudi Arabia recently rejected an Israeli offer to provide it with Iron Dome rocket defense technology, a London-based Arab newspaper reported Saturday.
 
 
 
The self-declared Islamic State gained a real grip on Iraq and Syria this week, capturing the cities of Ramadi and parts of Mosul in Iraq, and the ancient town Palmyra, Syria.
 
 
 
General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a $72,068,072 contract to produce eight additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 production configuration unmanned aerial aircraft.
 
 
 
The RAAF's 11 squadron based at Edinburgh is replacing its Orions with a fleet of pilotless drones, but its much loved mascot will stay the same.
 
 
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Mirage 2000s has been the backbone of the IAF for decades. India has paid USD 2.4 billion to upgrade its current fleet of 49 jets.
 
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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the final stages of acquiring 22 heavy-duty Apache helicopters, armed with Hellfire and Stinger missiles. The 22 AH-64 D Apache Longbow gunships will be bought in a $1.4 billion contract.
 
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