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Pakistan’s foreign loans in first nine months of the current fiscal year reached $5.6 billion due to $2.6 billion worth of commercial lending by China last month, which helped the government keep its foreign currency reserves in double digits.

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In a boost to India’s self-sufficiency in carrying out defence repairs, Indian Air Force has got its own facility for repair and overhaul of Russian Mi-17V-5 type helicopters.

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A premier research establishment located in Visakhapatnam has facilitated patenting and trademarking of India’s first home-made long-range howitzer gun Dhanush, which was formally inducted into the Indian Army recently after trials in the desert regions, and glaciers of the Himalayas.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is all sent to form the next government in the Knesset — the Israeli Parliament, with the Right-wing coalition led by the Likud party having won 65 out of a total of 120 seats.

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Japan and the US have a big role to play in getting India into the strategic Indo-Pacific region, something which has not found much favour with China, a new book has claimed.

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India’s highest defense procurement body, the Cabinet Committee on Security, has approved purchase of 464 Russian T-90MS main battle tanks for $1.92 billion, but it’s unlikely the Ministry of Defence will sign a contract unless Russia agrees to boost local industrial co-operation for the tanks.

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India and France are all set to hold their largest-ever naval exercise with aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters early next month as part of their expanding strategic partnership, even as the political slugfest between BJP and Congress over the Rs 59,000-crore contract for 36 Rafale jets continues.

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The Intermediate Jet trainer project was grounded due to design flaws and crashes. The Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) aircraft project which had been in cold storage for the last few years following a series of mishaps is once again on track as aircraft took to the skies here on Wednesday.

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An analysis of India’s March 27 anti-satellite (ASAT) test concludes that it was directed squarely at China, but would not deter Beijing from interfering with, or damaging, India’s satellite network in wartime.

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"Good luck to him" said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's remark that India may strike between April 16 and 20. The Defence Minister sarcastically asked where Qureshi got the date from, adding that it sounded "amusing to her".

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Pakistan is supplying Chinese-made grenades and sophisticated ammunition in large quantities to terror groups in the Kashmir Valley so that it cannot be blamed for subversive activities in India, an assessment by agencies conducting counter-insurgency operations has concluded.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China next week to meet its leaders and deliver a keynote speech at the vast Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, as risk of an economic collapse becomes imminent at home.

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The F-21 multi-role fighter jet will give India a "significant edge" with greater standoff capability, American defence giant Lockheed Martin has said and claimed that producing it locally will also strengthen the country's integration into the world-wide network of advanced fighter aircraft technology.

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Indian foreign policy for a very long time has focussed on being non-aligned. However, in recent years, its deepening politico-military ties with the US have somewhat changed its non-aligned policy.

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Russia is reportedly eyeing exporting Su-57, its most advanced fighter jet, to China, an offer Chinese experts described as an indication of the close strategic relations between the two countries.

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China on Wednesday said it was not facing any deadline to take a call on designating Masood Azhar, head of the Paksitan based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group, as an international terrorist, and reiterated that progress was being made to achieve consensus on the issue in the 1267 committee of the United Nations Security Council.

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What Group Captain Samrath Dhankar, the demo pilot of India’s indigenously-developed Tejas Mk 1, thought would be a touch and go on the fighter’s unique strengths, with the Malaysian PM, turned out to be longish and stimulating one.

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Even as Washington is wooing New Delhi, India is seeking to buy Russian-made military hardware. The most recent deal would see the purchase of more than 450 tanks from Moscow for $1.93 billion, and it's not even the biggest one.

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