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India and Iran are moving slowly and steadily to overcome all hurdles to convert the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) into a bigger economic corridor with better prospects and potential than the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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India's indigenous light transport aircraft Saras was today successfully test flown for a second time here, Union Science and Technology minister Harsh Vardhan said.

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China's political goal was to "split" India and Bhutan over the Doklam standoff, former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said today while appreciating the way the government handled the issue.

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China's official military website has posted four high resolution images of Chinese military aircraft involved in military training activities over the Tibetan plateau. In an article, Global Times, a mouthpiece for the government in Beijing, said "China is upgrading its Western Theater Command in order to confront any threat from India.

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A Pakistani helicopter came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

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Pakistan today claimed that it had foiled US-led efforts to place it on a terrorist financing watch-list after the country was granted a three-month reprieve by the Paris-based international watchdog FATF.

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In yet another sign of the growing competition for regional primacy between India and China, Indian officials have signed an agreement with Oman, strategically located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, to shore up bilateral defenses and make facilities available to Indian Navy ships.

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As many as 300 naxals were reportedly killed in separate encounters with security forces in Chhattisgarh in the last two years, state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra told the state Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

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On October 22, 2008, India's first mission to Moon Chandrayaan-1 was launched successfully from Sriharikota. Almost 10 years after that historic moment, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to land its Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon in April, and interestingly, the mission will be cheaper than Hollywood's 2014 blockbuster science fiction “Interstellar”.

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Reacting to the extension of emergency in Maldives, India today said it is “deeply dismayed” over the development, and that the manner in which the 30-day extension was approved by the Majlis in contravention of the Maldivian Constitution is also a “matter of concern”.

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The situation in Doklam is fine and there is no reason to worry, Army chief Bipin Rawat said here today.

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The recent events of transgression by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) have underscored the "vulnerability" of Siliguri Corridor, the Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba said today.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a defence industrial corridor in the Bundelkhand region to bring development in one of the most backward regions of Uttar Pradesh.

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked India not to worry about Dhaka's growing ties with China, asserting that the cooperation with Beijing was meant only for the country's development.

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The IAF is not fundamentally opposed to theatre command or an empowered CDS. There needs to be better understanding between the three services.

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On the occasion of 32nd Statehood Day celebrations, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra today called upon the youth of the state to join the Indian Army and "guard the country's borders against intrusion".

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The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today approved capital acquisiti on proposals worth Rs 1,850 crore, which primarily includes procuring Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV) for the army, the defence ministry said.

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No Chinese warship movement has been detected near the crisis-ridden Maldives, Indian Navy sources have said amid reports of Chinese naval movement in the Indian Ocean.

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