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Welcome to Air Force Station (AFS) Sulur! An airbase locked on to future. And, tipped as the Indian Air Force's (IAF) most critical base in years to come.

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Dismissing media reports suggesting that advancements sought by the Narendra Modi-government has shot the price of a Rafale planes by 41 per cent as "factually inaccurate", the Defence Ministry on Friday said the India specific enhancements would help the Indian Air Force achieve superiority over the adversaries.

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Five labourers were dead and five missing after an avalanche buried them at Khardung La in Leh on Friday morning as they dug snow, reportedly for a helicopter landing trial by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).

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Stating that India was “nowhere less than China” in the arena of space, ISRO chief Dr K Sivan Friday said that after the success of the Gaganyaan mission, it will be equal to its neighbour in all aspects related to the field.

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China, seeking "great power status", is rapidly building a robust lethal force with advanced capabilities in the air, at sea, in space and in cyberspace to enable it to impose its will in the region and beyond, according to a top US intelligence official.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (19 January) will dedicate Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) howitzer gun manufacturing facility at Hazira in Surat to the nation, DNA has reported.

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A unilateral proposal by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in February 2018 to supply a further 40 Su-MKI fighters to the Indian Air Force is now being seriously considered by the Centre, reports Livefist Defence.

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The People’s Liberation Army has constructed an underground facility (UGF) barely 50 km from the India-China border, and just 60 km from the Indian forward posts at Demchok in Ladakh.

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China has planned to construct about 1.3 million kilometers of roads and 26,000 kilometers of expressways by 2020 to bolster its military's ability to mobilise more expediently across greater spans of the country, the Pentagon has told the US Congress.

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Work on the Kartarpur corridor on the Pakistan side is in a full swing with the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), which controls temples and gurdwaras in the neighbouring country, executing the project.

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The Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter has successfully destroyed a moving airborne target with the MBDA Mistral air-to-air missile.

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The design for the crew module and crew service module for country’s first manned space mission `Gaganyaan’ will be finalised soon says Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman. ISRO will be launching a total of 32 missions this year which will include 14 rockets, 17 satellites, and one technology demo mission.

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Last month, reports emerged of the India Rapid Reaction Cell (IRRC) being shifted out of the Pentagon to an administrative building about six miles away.

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The Pakistan Army has issued instructions to its soldiers deployed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to be alert, lie low and increase their strength at posts located along the Line of Control, intelligence and defence officials said on Friday.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has taken decision to induct women as jawans in Corps of Military Police in Army. The women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of Military Police of the Army.

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India's defence export is likely to double to Rs. 10,000 crore by the end of the current financial year, Secretary of Defence Production Ajay Kumar said today.

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The Indian government has sanctioned three new squadrons of Dornier aircraft to boost coastal surveillance in a bid to provide better intelligence to prevent terrorist and other threats from the sea, an official statement said Friday.

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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Friday termed The Hindu’s detailed story on steep price escalation in the deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets as “factually inaccurate”.

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