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Three terrorists were killed on Saturday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district as the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid, police said.

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India’s multi-pronged plan to self-produce artillery guns is finally inching ahead to end the two-decade delay. At least two types of guns are in final stages of being handed over to the Army.

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This Independence Day, India and China opened a new point for officers of the armies of the two countries to meet. The move is being hailed as an “ice-breaker” by Indian defence officials and signalling the beginning of positive relations between the two countries.

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The Supreme Court has admitted a petition filed by over 300 Armymen “claiming that exposing them to CBI and police prosecution for exigencies during operational encounters against insurgents will endanger ‘national security’”, reports The Times of India.

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In a significant announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that women would now be eligible for permanent commission in the armed forces.

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Three Indian companies have been shortlisted by the government for the procurement of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 CQB carbines for the Indian Army, and now await the final bidding.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday addressed the armed forces on the eve of 72nd Independence Day and highlighted the various initiatives taken by the central government to reform the Indian Army. She said that the ministry has decided to reform the Indian Army in "planned manner."

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The two main political parties of Jammu and Kashmir - National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party - reacted vehemently against the Shaurya Chakra awarded to Major Aditya Kumar of the 10 Garhwal Rifles, whose unit had fired at a stone-pelting mob in Ganovpora village of south Kashmir's Shopian district on January 27 this year, killing three people.

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Two Pakistani troopers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here today.

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Two days before the 72nd Independence Day of India, the Indian Army shared a motivational statement that pretty much sums up the lives of soldiers, fighting for the safety of citizens.

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