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United Nations: India, among the top troop contributors to UN peacekeeping missions, has termed as "regretful" that non-members of the Security Council, who provide troops, are not allowed to participate in its decisions on drawing up peacekeeping mandates.
 
 
 
As expected, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet expansion included a new Defense Minister, as Manohar Parrikar, a former Chief Minister for the state of Goa, takes the reins from Arun Jaitley, who served as little more than a placeholder for the crucial position.
 
 
 
Modi is eager to "Make in India", but the private sector doesn't appear to be quite ready for it. So while the MoD announced another big push today - clearing a proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns - the decision on the joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's AVRO cargo planes was quietly deferred.
 
 
 
Jammu, Nov 21: Apart from promising to initiate steps for abrogation of Article 370, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has, in its poll manifesto, also assured to “give a complete identity” to Jammu and Kashmir by renaming it as ‘Jammu-Kashmir & Ladakh’ on priority.
 
 
 
The new India-US bonhomie has given the jitters to India's arch rival Pakistan. America's so called ally on the war on terror is not gasping for oxygen in the new international order where the India-US partnership has become the envy of the world.
 
 
 
India has to be prepared for a two-front war and build deterrence that ensures conflict is not an option for its adversaries, said National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, while speaking on future threats at the Hindustan Times Leadership summit on Saturday afternoon.
 
 
 
Dr. Vivek Lall, global chief executive for international strategic development for electromagnetic systems, feels that “Make in India” initiative of PM Modi is a “laudable effort” that can attract players from the U.S. who are keen to co-manufacture and co-develop products for the Indian and other markets across the world by making India the base.
 
 
 
In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft.
 
 
 
The Modi government is planning to modernise the Indian Army’s artillery gun arsenal in a big way. Sources said the government could be considering acquisition of over 800 of the 155mm 52-calibre artillery guns at an estimated cost of Rs 15,750 crore.
 
 
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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has approved plans giving US military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after US and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said.
 
 
 
A former Canadian soldier has joined the Peshmerga, the fiercest group fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq. Dillon Hillier, a 26 year old infantryman, is a veteran of Canada's mission in Afghanistan. The Canadian daily The National Post reports that he flew to Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq last week.
 
 
 
Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication reported on Friday.
 
 
 
The stage is set for the 47th World Military Sailing Championship (470 Class), which will be held in Doha for the first time from November 25th to 28th. Qatar’s Armed Forces are organising the event, which is open to both men and women, in collaboration with the Qatar Military Sports Association and the Qatar Sailing Federation.
 
 
 
LONDON — Typhoon added its name to the list of fighters able to offer active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar capability last week when the four European partner nations in the program finally put their signature to an £800 million (US $1.25 billion) deal to develop and integrate the sensor.
 
 
 
TAIPEI — The one great testament to China’s anti-access/area denial efforts were weapon and sensor systems on display at the recent China Airshow in Zhuhai.
 
 
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