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While many of us remain mesmerized by the unfolding shambles in the Middle East, the world’s two most populous countries have gotten into a tiff over missiles. And I’m not referring to the ballistic kind for once.

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China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year.

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India's position at world stage seemed assured but the 1962 conflict with China significantly damaged the country's standing, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday. Delivering the fourth Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture, he also said . . .

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The timeframe for the supply of S-400 missile defence systems by Russia to India remains on track with the latter having made the first payment of $850 million for the big-ticket defence deal worth more than $5 billion, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity.

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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Thursday undertook a sortie in the basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 in Bengaluru, becoming the first serving Chief of Air Staff to fly in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited developed aircraft at the prototype stage. During the sortie he assessed the aircraft's flying characteristics including stall and spin, the HAL said in a statement.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, on Thursday said that the screening process for the selection of crew for Indian Space Research Organisation's (Isro) proposed humanspace flight programme Gaganyaan is being done professionally.

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Pakistan has been building an "industry out of terrorism" and holding their feet to the fire on this issue is very important, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday, noting that India has allowed the narrative to focus mainly on a dialogue when the real issue was stopping cross-border terrorism.

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It is expected that one of the most ambitious venture by India’s defence establishment ever undertaken involving design and prototype development of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) would get the approval by the Cabinet Committee on Security early next year.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will attend next year’s Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest, as New Delhi and Brasilia seek to upgrade their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership with larger cooperation in defence and space sectors.

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Utpal Parrikar, son of late BJP leader Manohar Parrikar, said on Thursday that the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss review petitions in the Rafale case was a “learning experience” for Rahul Gandhi.

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India and China have agreed to hold another meeting on matters relating to the boundary question after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Brics summit here, according to an official statement.

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Pakistan has a "deep-rooted DNA of terrorism", India said in a sharp reply to Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir at a UN meet in France on Thursday, asserting that the cash-strapped nation's "neurotic behavior" had resulted in its decline to a nearly failed state.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday described people living on borders as no ordinary citizens but India's "strategic assets" and said the road to a 'new India' as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi runs through a "new North-East".

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At least three Pakistani troops were killed in Indian retaliation on that side of the Line of Control (LoC) after Pak soldiers resorted to heavy ceasefire violation in Keri forward locations of Rajouri sector today.

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The arrival of the British warship HMS Defender has given the Indian Navy a chance to study the Royal Navy’s type 45 destroyer up close, especially the integrated electric propulsion system.

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Outdoor gear and trek-travel apparel firm Wildcraft India, which counts Sequoia Capital and Flipkart Group as some of its investors, has bagged an order from the defence ministry to make rucksacks for the Indian army.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China again next year after two informal summits between the men in each other's countries, despite deep disagreement over the disputed Kashmir region.

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Expressing concerns over the growing influence of Jamat-e-Islami in South Asia, US Congressman Jim Banks said that much of the violence in Kashmir is linked to the organizations related to the proscribed religious outfit and its affiliates.

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