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The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India has extended its full support and solidarity to the three-day strike from 23rd January to 25th January 2019 called jointly by the three Defence Civilian Employees Federations representing four lakh . . .

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Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan Wednesday said India’s objection on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor was of a political nature.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation Wednesday said its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will launch the Kalamsat payload and Microsat-R satellite from Sriharikota on January 24.

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Pointing out that the combat aircraft strength of Indian Air Force has gone down in recent years due to obsolescence, former IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Arup Raha on Wednesday said the political parties in the country should sort out the ongoing disputes over the Rafale fighter jet deal so that the procurement process is not delayed any further.

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The Centre plans to set up 29 airstrips on National Highways at strategic locations for emergency landings by fighter aircraft, according to the transport ministry.

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Russia’s state-run United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the maker of Su-35 and MiG-57 fighter jets, is now tapping Indian market with its Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft, which can be used as a cargo or a passenger airplane by the corporate sector.

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It is rather unusual to wish your countrymen (and your neighbours) with a war cry. It is what Chinese President Xi Jinping, also the Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), did on January 4, during a meeting.

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The Indian Air Force is planning to expand the use of biojet fuel on its transport fleet and helicopters before coming to fighter aircraft, after assessing its impact on engines, cost saving and production capacity in India, a top officer said here on Wednesday.

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Indian border troopers posted along the China border in Leh have been using networks supplied by Chinese telecom operators, India’s intelligence agencies have warned the government.

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India is setting up a cyber agency under the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to deal with potent threats in the cyber space, Lt Gen M M Naravane, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command has said.

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Tata is testing its upcoming Merlin Light Support Vehicle. The armoured vehicle looks like a monster on the roads Tata is a major supplier of defence vehicles in India.

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China is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan's Gwadar and Sri Lanka's Hambantota + to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the Pentagon said.

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Terming local militants as "sons of the soil", PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that efforts should be made to save them, adding that the Centre should initiate dialogue with the militant leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to end the "gun culture".

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India has committed to purchase USD 5 billion worth of oil and gas from the US per annum and USD 18 billion worth of defence equipment that are under implementation, a top Indian diplomat here said, highlighting the growing bilateral trade cooperation.

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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas aircraft, in its final operational clearance (FOC) configuration will have a new, thicker canopy with the Indian Air Force (IAF) having demanded the same. The same canopy is also to be used in the Tejas Mk-1A aircraft, which will be more advanced.

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Former deputy National Security Adviser Satish Chandra among other experts have the government to engage with Taliban as their return is an ‘inevitability.’

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Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman recently on a two-day visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) on January 13-14.

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Attacking Pakistan but not by name, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat Jan. 15 said "our western neighbor" is ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that India will achieve "decisive success" if a war is forced on it.

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