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China is stepping up the militarization of space despite public statements to the contrary, the U.S. Defense Department contends in its most recent report on China’s military capabilities.

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RUSSIA will stage its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union next month with the help of its once sworn communist rivals China in the largest show of power in nearly 40 years.

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In the world’s most vital maritime chokepoint, through which much of Asian trade passes, a Chinese power company is investing in a deepwater port large enough to host an aircraft carrier.

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The objective is Fortress Andamans. Important strategically because of its location, particularly now because Chinese warships and submarines have been in evidence not only in the Indian Ocean but also, at times, the Bay of Bengal, it is an important experiment for India's defence establishment in "jointness."

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As the new dispensation took charge in Pakistan, Indian agencies have warned of attacks from Pakistan, especially from the sea.

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Iran unveiled what it called its first domestic fighter jet at a defence show in Tehran on Tuesday. The country’s president said it would enhance Tehran’s deterrence capabilities in confronting Washington.

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The Israeli navy has rewarded a contract to deliver Barack-8 missiles and air defence missile systems for its Sa’ar corvettes to Isreali Aerospace Industries (IAI).

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The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) is expected to officially induct its most advanced nuclear-capable intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), the Agni-V, in December, according to local media reports.

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The caretaker government, during its brief two-and-a-half-month tenure, estimated that Pakistan’s overall external debt servicing obligation would be $9.3 billion in the current fiscal year, which was slightly less than the gross official foreign currency reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

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Describing India as an "all-weather partner", the US has said the upcoming 2+2 dialogue with the country is an important opportunity to enhance engagement on a range of diplomatic and security issues and discuss how to operationalize India's status as a major defence partner.

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A senior Indian Army commander today said that the stone pelting incidents in Kashmir were at an all-time low.

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Smart anti-airfield weapons (SAAWs) can hit a variety of ground targets using precision navigation and are more precise and cheaper than missiles, the Defense Research and Development Organization claimed.

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The Helicopter Launched Nag (HELINA) missile had a problem locking onto the heat signature of a tank target in very hot conditions as the target’s heat signature merged into its surroundings.

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It appears that India is in a perpetual state of search of fighter aircraft—an important arsenal for the Indian Air Force (IAF), which is woefully short of its sanctioned strength (of 39.5 squadrons).

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A total of 215 Kashmiri men were inducted into the Indian Army at the 115th passing out parade held in Srinagar yesterday. The recruits have been inducted into the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI).

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China is building a city for 5,00,000 Chinese nationals at a cost of $150 million in Gwadar as part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This will be the first such Chinese city in South Asia.

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Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday moved into a modest three-bed room house of his military secretary along with two servants, a day after announcing that he would not be staying in the sprawling PM House which has a staff of 524, keeping his pledge to cut down the expenditure of the cash-strapped government.

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India and Japan have decided to further expand their defence ties, with more bilateral combat exercises, military exchanges and top-level visits as well as collaboration in maritime security and defence production, with an eye firmly on an aggressive and expansionist China.

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