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NEW DELHI: Terrorism cost the Pakistani economy nearly $100 billion (Rs. 6.4 lakh crore) between 2004-05 and 2014-15, according to data in the Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15.
Consequent to India increasing FDI up to 49 per cent in the Defence production, its depth of economic relations with Russia, are expected to see a dramatic change with PM Modi's forthcoming visit to the CIS countries giving an extra push to the strategic ties with the region, an ASSOCHAM study has said.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its heaviest ever commercial mission on July 10. ISRO will be launching five British satellites, which weigh nealry 1440 kg, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.
India and Bangladesh on Monday launched a joint survey to record the "choice of nationality" of 51,584 people in 162 enclaves in each other's territories ahead of the July 31 integration of the land with the respective mainland under the historic Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).
Continuous warnings over the past decade as regards the alleged tardy pace of induction of new fighter jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the resultant loss of “combative edge” are now ringing true. By the end of this year, the IAF would be at its lowest combat strength in more than a decade, a source said.
China strengthens its defense close to Kashmir border, according to Chinese News networks, China has deployed HQ-9 air defense missiles to Hetian airfield in the south of the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region in the country's northwest. Hetian is only 260 kilometers from India-administered Kashmir.
The successful Jan.31 flight test of Agni-V opens up the possibility of strengthening India’s nuclear deterrence capability. The need of the hour is to take forward the legacy of Agni-V to build a range of ICBMs covering 10,000-kms plus range.
The plan to develop a more powerful, modernised version of the current Tejas fighter is getting a welcome boost. In September, US engine-maker General Electric (GE) plans to deliver the first F-414INS6 engine (hereafter F-414), which will power the Tejas Mark II.
A few months after clearing critical trials, the Dhanush artillery guns — also called “Desi Bofors” — have entered the production phase to meet Army’s operational gap of field howitzers.
NEW DELHI: CPI(M) demanded that the contents of the ten-year India-US defence framework agreement, signed last month, be made public.
The changed face of militancy in the Kashmir Valley has led the Army to “completely review” its anti-infiltration and counter-insurgency strategies to tackle among other things the growing trend of youths, even educated ones, gravitating towards terror outfits.
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Jamming Russian long-range bombers' navigation satellite systems will not throw them off course. They will navigate using stars.
The US and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills.
The Australian Government has given second pass approval for project LAND 125 Phase 3C – Soldier Enhancement Version 2 – Lethality.
A large number of military convoys carrying missile systems and artillery out from Ankara have reached the Syrian border province of Kilis. Turkish Special Forces Commander Major General Intelligence Aksakalli received information on a last minute check, July 5, 2015.
Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces are working hard to secure their country’s frontiers in the Arctic by deploying a fully automatic radar station and additional air defense systems, a top Air Force commander said on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
The United States’ nuclear bomber force has something of a morale problem. This is not because of a lack of training or professionalism but, as the general in charge of the force put it to Congress recently, it’s because “we have airmen flying bombers that their grandfathers flew”.
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