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Poor battery life of hand-held thermal imagers (HHTI) is restricting the army’s ability to conduct night operations in Jammu and Kashmir and also affecting the morale of soldiers, an army report has revealed.

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The Indian Air Force’s second airbase for operating airborne early warning and control systems (AEW&CS) aircraft that has come up at the Bhisiana Air Force Station near Bathinda in Punjab is ready for operations.

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Three days before China blocked the United Nations Security Council’s attempts to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)’s Maluana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist under the 1267 committee on December 30, 2016, representatives of Beijing, Moscow and Islamabad held a meeting on Afghanistan and raised Cain over looming threat of Islamic State (IS) over Kabul.

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Prime Minister Modi will be visiting Russia from June 1 to 3 as guest of honour at the St Petersburg Economic Forum, at which India will be the guest country.

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Pakistan said the military logistic agreement signed between India and the US, that enables them to use each other's military assets and bases for repair and resupply, has jeopardised the idea of an 'Asian Century'.

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Providing a major boost to the maritime security capabilities of the Navy and Coast Guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared a proposal worth around Rs 8,000 crore for acquiring 32 made in India ALH Dhruv helicopters to be built by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

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In a major development towards self-sufficiency in ammunition, the Army has asked Indian firms to supply locally made ammunition and has done away with import-dependency.

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The September surgical strikes by Indian soldiers has left the Pakistani terror infrastructure bleeding and forced jihadis to chart new courses, sources have warned.

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Saddled with a huge shortfall of critical ammunition, the Indian army is reaching out to the private sector. It desperately needs ammunition for tanks, armoured personnel carrier, artillery.

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said Bangladesh and India have succeeded in enhancing and intensifying their cooperation in areas of two countries' shared interest, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described India as a "strong ally and good friend" of Bangladesh.

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China on Monday defended its ambitious US $46 billion CPEC project, saying President Xi Jinping’s pet initiative was aimed at improving livelihood of people in the area and will not affect Beijing’s stand on the Kashmir issue.

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The first made-in-India civilian aircraft is set to take off. HAL will soon test a 19-seater civilian version of the Dornier 228 aircraft, built completely at the state-owned company’s Kanpur facility, Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said in an interview to BloombergQuint.

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India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s obsession with China led to India’s working for a regime in Sri Lanka in 2014, the island nation’s former Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association here on Monday.

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The media wing of Pakistan’s armed forces recently confirmed that at least 20 Baloch insurgents, including a Farrari commander, have surrendered to Pakistan Rangers Punjab.

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India is eyeing the export market for the indigenously developed torpedoes by the NSTL (Naval Science & Technology Laboratory), Visakhapatnam.

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Cmde Cadaba Devnath Balaji (Retd), the Director of Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), will spread the essence of military aviation among students post his retirement. He will also be a mentor to a writers’ movement that bats for unsung heroes in Bengaluru, from April 1.

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The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has circumvented conventional policy to ink a deal with Israeli state-owned Rafael Defense Company for thousands of new missiles.

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The United States, Britain and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at the United Nations on Monday, said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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