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US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris on Thursday called China a "disruptive force" in the Indo-Pacific region, while Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba pointed out towards increasing presence of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean.

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An emerging nexus between the US, Israel and India is a major threat to the Muslim world, Pakistan's Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said.

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With the premier IITs, NITs, IISc and other top institutions flush with proven talent when it comes to designing innovative products, the defence ministry has decided to dig deep into the rich intellectual resource base of these institutes that has been enabled after simplification of laid-down procedures under the Make II sub-category of the Make in India programme.

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Describing the situation along Indo-Pak border as “tense”, Director General of Border Security Forces K K Sharma on Thursday said that he asked his troops to retaliate with “full force” and “teach them a lesson”.

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Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Kazem Sajjadpour on Thursday said that the Chabahar corridor agreement has become a major success.

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under stringent anti-terror laws against seven jailed Kashmiri separatist leaders for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin to wage war against India to secede Jammu and Kashmir.

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The Indian Army is planning to induct a third-generation missiles system for its Russian make T-90 tank. The upgrade of the existing T-90 tank missile system was in the pipeline and in different stages of trial evaluation, a senior officer of the Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S), told Times of India.

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India on Thursday successfully test-fired nuclear capable Agni-V ballistic missile from off the coast of Odisha. The missile, developed by India's very own Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has a range of 5000-5500 km and brings entire Asia and almost 70 percent Europe within its striking range.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday Tamil Nadu will host its first-ever biannual defence exhibition in April.

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Ships and aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard and its Japanese counterpart conducted a joint naval drill off the coast here today.

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India’s Navy is considering adding to its fleet of P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, as the country shifts its military posture toward its southern approaches out of concern about Chinese naval activity.

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Having designated India as a “major defence partner”, the US should launch a government-wide “strategic advantage initiative” focused on developing New Delhi’s defence capabilities as a premier security contributor in the Indo-Pacific, and to ensure India has the capabilities to prevail in contested domains, a US think tank has said in a new report.

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A Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the self-ruled island from China, Taipei said on Wednesday, amid escalating military drills and fears of a hostile invasion.

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India will buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missiles, Israeli media today quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying, weeks after New Delhi scrapped the USD 500 million defence deal.

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In a press conference with journalists on January 15, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia will continue supporting Pakistan’s counterinsurgency (COIN) and counter-terrorism (CT) efforts.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are probably the only two countries that understand what they take to defeat the menace of terrorism.

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A recent editorial in a national daily has cited, among other reasons, professional misgivings over persistent shortages of weapons and systems - combat aircraft, submarines and artillery pieces head the list that trickles down to a reliable rifle, safe helmet and body armour causing unhappiness in the army.

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The continued violations of the ceasefire agreement 2003 by India, which last year claimed 54 civilian lives and inflicted injuries on 254 of them besides a number of casualties of the Pakistan army personnel, is a calculated attempt to achieve two objectives.

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