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Stronger ties between India and France will be forged this week with the visit of French Defence Minister Florence Parly to Delhi on Friday.

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State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) today strongly pitched for going ahead with the fifth-generation fighter jet project with Russia, though the Indian Air Force is understood to have reservations over it.

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As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Pakistan on Tuesday to pressure Islamabad to act over militants targeting Afghanistan from its soil, anxious Pakistanis may be equally interested in dissuading Washington's deepening ties with India.

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Restarting the dialogue process for solution on Kashmir, government today appointed former IB Director Dineshwar Sharma as special interlocutor for sustained dialogue on Kashmir with all stakeholders.

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India's firm anti-Rohingya policy is triggering reverse migration with several Rohingyas, who worked as domestic help, construction labours and small-time shop-keepers, slowly moving back to Bangladesh.

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India is considering a series of projects aimed at strengthening links with South Asia and between the region and Southeast Asia.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets will undergo an upgrade to have more lethal weapons, a new type of AESA radar and avionics. India and Russia are in talks for the project.

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Pakistan plans to tell US secretary of state Rex Tillerson this week that Islamabad is not ready for joint action against the militants in the lawless tribal areas.

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Russia's technology transfers to India in the defence sector have been without any strings attached and there is scope for further deepening the military ties, Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Marshal S B Deo today said.

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Induction to become a Black Cat Commando in the National Security Guard (NSG) has just got a bit tougher.

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India will host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday for consultations on stabilizing his war-torn country as well as coordinating strategy amid separate moves by countries in the region to broker peace between Kabul and the Taliban rebels.

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Cochin Shipyard (CSL) on Monday said it has incorporated a joint venture - Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited (HSSL) - with Hooghly Dock & Port Engineering Ltd for the upgradation and modernisation of shipbuilding infrastructure at two shipyard sites in Calcutta .

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will meet his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman in the Philippines this week at a conference of ASEAN defence ministers, the top Pentagon leader said today.

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi conducted an official visit to Turkey last week. In addition to attending the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) Istanbul Summit, Abbasi also spoke of Pakistan’s potential defence transactions with Turkey.

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The Lucknow-Agra Expressway has been closed for commuters as the Indian Air Force plans to conduct a touchdown exercise on Tuesday involving 20 planes, including the AN-32, Mirage 2000 and Sukhoi 30 MKI.

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The weekly Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service operated today despite tension along the Line of Control in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir following ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops over the past two days.

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It is us against them. Speaking at a think-tank in Washington last Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined the basics of President Donald Trump’s strategy for the Indian Ocean region.

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Baba Kalyani says Kalyani Group will turn over Rs 2,000 crore annually in defence manufacture. Large metals giants, like Krupp in Germany, have traditionally spearheaded the development of national defence industries. Is the Kalyani Group riding on such capabilities?

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