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Cyclone Phethai has cast a shadow on the maiden trial of newly developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Pralay’. The trial of the missile was recently deferred by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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With the recent Public Accounts Committee criticising the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) over failure in timely delivery of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and with the deadline for . . . .

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The Indian armed forces, by habit, prepare to fight yesterday’s wars. Not one of the services has a forward-looking plan for capability build-up for conflicts of the future, which will feature proactive and defensive cyber warfare wherewithal and Artificial Intelligence-driven robotic systems cued to assigned tasks . . . .

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Hamid Nihal Ansari's case has highlighted the case of many Indian nationals languishing in Pakistani jails despite completing their terms. There are also hundreds of Pakistan prisoners who are serving their sentence in Indian jails for various offences.

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Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China's far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside.

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ISRO today launched its military communication satellite GSAT-7A from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The satellite GSAT-7A is the 35th Indian communication satellite weighing 2,250 kg. The satellite is expected to add a new space-based dimension to the way Indian Air Force interlinks, operates and communicates with its aircraft as they fly and with command centres on ground.

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The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), which is set to replace ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, completed its maiden flight on December 14. The maiden test flight of the third prototype (PT3) of the 3-ton class new generation helicopter was flawless, as per HAL.

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Pakistan's Senate or upper house on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the violence in Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday that resulted in the death of seven civilians.

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Adani Defence and Aerospace, part of the diversified Adani Group, is forging ties to expand its presence. The company which opened its joint venture unit with Israeli firm Elbit Systems on Friday to make Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 unmanned aerial . . . .

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Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed has donned the hat of a column writer for a leading Urdu newspaper, stirring a debate among journalists as to how the media house allowed the head of a banned terror group to write on the Kashmir issue and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.

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The 1.3-million strong Indian Army is now sharpening its entire war-fighting strategy, ranging from creation of agile integrated battle groups (IBGs) and expansive cyber warfare capabilities to induction plans for launch-on-demand micro satellites, directed-energy weapons, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and the like.

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Russia has lodged a protest over India’s decision to disquality its two munitions systems from the $1.6 billion Army program, spurring newfound tensions between the two allies.

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The US would like to see progress in combating terror financing and more cooperation on Afghanistan as conditions attached to the bailout package Pakistan has sought from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), along with transparency about its debts to China.

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For its Air Defence (AD), the Indian Army has given its sanction for prototype development of ‘MEAT’ (Manoeuvrable Expendable Aerial Target) under the `Make II’ Category.

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In March 2012, the then army chief, General V.K. Singh had warned that the country's security was at risk as 97 percent of the air defence inventory was "obsolete".

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Indian national Hamid Ansari, who was jailed in Pakistan for allegedly entering the country illegally, was repatriated to India at the Wagah border Tuesday.

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There has been a steep rise in the killing of BSF soldiers along the India-Pakistan (IB) border in Jammu and Kashmir. This year, 12 BSF personnel were killed along the border, recording a jump of 600 per cent in such casualties. This is the highest casualty figure recorded in the last six years.

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The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has increased its strength along the India-Bhutan border in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, not far from the mountainous terrain of Diban, Dua-Delai and Lohit valleys along the China border in the Tibetan region, following last year’s Doklam standoff.

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