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India may prune by half a potential order to import hi-tech unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the United States due to financial constraints, two government officials familiar with the Navy’s modernisation plans said on Sunday.

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India's defeat in the 1962 China war followed by the delineation of the Kutch border "emboldened" Pakistan to try and take Kashmir by force and settle its political problems by "military action", Lt Gen N S Brar (retd) has said.

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Military communication satellite GSAT-7A, due to be launched on December 19 evening from Sriharikota, 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, according to multiple sources.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday condemned the killing of seven civilians in Kashmir’s Pulwama and threatened to raise the issue at the UN.

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A new documentary by Major General G D Bakshi (retd) on Battle at Rezang La of the 1962 Sino-Indian war is aiming to bring back the focus on the valiant fight of the Indian Army against the Chinese forces in the face of overwhelming odds and claims . . .

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Saturday, revealed that the past two administrations had renewed the agreement involving the two Indian helicopters that are operated in Maldives.

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16 December stands out in the history of the Indian military as the day when the Pakistani army surrendered in erstwhile East Pakistan, leading to the creation of an independent Bangladesh.

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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has revealed that in the last three years over 40 terrorists were pushed by Pakistan into India through the international border in Jammu, and then transported deep into the Kashmir Valley to carry out targeted strikes, said multiple government, intelligence and security officials familiar with the matter.

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The Bangladesh government, on the occasion of ‘Vijay Diwas’, on Sunday posthumously honoured 12 Indian Armed Forces personnel for sacrificing their lives during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.

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HOME MINISTER Rajnath Singh Sunday said the internal security scenario in the country has vastly improved ever since the NDA government came to power in 2014.

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India on Sunday welcomed the reappointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Sri Lanka’s prime minister almost two months after he was sacked by president Maithripala Sirisena ending a 51-day crisis that had paralysed the island nation.

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The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is an audit watchdog consisting of MPs, released a report on Friday (14 December) lambasting government-owned defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), among other entities, for its lacklustre performance in delivering units of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to the Indian Air Force, reports Livefist Defence.

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The Indian Army — the second largest Army in the world — is aiming to transform itself into a more lethal force to meet the desired offensive and defensive capabilities of modern warfare by undergoing a complete transformation.

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Pakistan on Friday received the second tranche of $1 billion from Saudi Arabia after which the foreign exchange reserves stood at $8.26 billion.

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Pakistan Army should make terrorism its enemy as this will lead to internal and external peace, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said.

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At a time when the Modi government's hyped pact with France on combat aircraft Rafale is mired in political row, the visiting French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday said India knows that as a partner France has "never failed" it.

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India, which has conducted military exercises with powers including the United States and Russia this year, joined China on Tuesday for Hand-in-Hand 2018, which aims to strengthen the nations’ anti-terrorist operations.

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In his first public comments after the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Rafale jet fighter deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress for treating national security and defence as “either a punching bag or a source of funding” and tagged as scams a series of military purchases made when the opposition party was in power.

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