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Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Friday said defence and military attaches who visited forward areas along the Sino-India border in Ladakh in October as part of a "familiarisation tour" had expressed satisfaction about the situation there.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who surprisingly defeated strongman Abdulla Yameen in September.

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In the ongoing controversy over the Rafale deal, the answers of the senior officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to the questions posed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday are seen as being critical to the case.

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The Narendra Modi government recently handed over two sets of documents on the controversial Rafale deal to a group of Supreme Court petitioners. It did so in order to comply with an order by the apex court that demanded clarity on the decision-making process behind the defence deal.

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US President Donald Trump’s waiver to India for the ongoing project in Chabahar port in Iran was a relief to New Delhi. Especially because this waiver comes in addition to the six-month relief from sanctions on the import of Iranian oil granted to seven other countries.

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Within a year of the November 26, 2008 attacks, the state government, in what seemed like a knee-jerk reaction, put together an elite police commando force. The idea was to have a specialised unit of officers trained to take on the kind of terrorists who attacked the city.

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Noting that that Russian-made S-400 Triumf missile system is one of the most advanced air defence system, Eastern Air Command Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Friday said that India is also developing systems to defend itself from ballistic missiles of more capability.

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With the INS Arihant completing its maiden deterrence patrol, India took its first steps towards establishing the third leg of a nuclear triad: the ability to launch nuclear weapons from under the sea.

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It will be a new chapter in Indian space history at 12.02am (IST) on Tuesday when SpaceX will launch the first satellite from India, ExseedSat-1.

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The achievement of Chandrayaan, Mangalyaan mission and now scientists working towards the Gaganyaan mission, is evidence that the country is at par with other nations in terms of tech-based aerospace devices, Dr Tessy Thomas, Director General, Aero, the Advances and Challenges in Aerospace and Defence related mechanisms, said.

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The Army's northern command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh today said there is a relative decline in the number of youths joining terrorist groups in Kashmir for the past some time.

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Ships of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) arrived at Visakhapatnam on Friday after an intense sea phase of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.

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Pakistan has received a "big" package of aid from its all-weather ally, China, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday, but will not reveal the quantum of financial support as President Xi Jinping has asked him not to reveal it, a media report said.

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India may have managed to get just a ‘letter of comfort’ from France on the contract for 36 Rafale fighter jets, but it had secured a €185 million bank guarantee from Dassault as a safeguard against any violations of the offset policy, people familiar with the deal said.

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While India watches with concern Sri Lanka’s deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is boldly visiting the Maldives on the day its autocratic president, Abdullah Yameen, is to cede power after a surprise election defeat.

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The Indian army inducted its first batch of artillery guns on November 9 in Deolali and it is expected that over the next two years, a total of 245 guns will be progressively acquired.

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The Army's Northern Command chief, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, said Friday Pakistan shall be "punished" if it carries out activities detrimental to India and asserted that befitting replies were given to the neighbouring nation for violating ceasefire.

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The Indian Army has issued a request for information from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or vendors to procure 60mm Mortar along with ammunition.

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