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China's recent decision to provide Pakistan with the military version of Beidou, its hi-tech ballistic missile tracking and monitoring system, has once again certified a well known strategic view that Beijing uses Islamabad as the first choice exporting nation for testing its weaponry under supervision.

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Over thirteen years after defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton produced a report for US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warning of China’s plans to increase its maritime footprint in littoral South Asia, the building blocks for a Chinese support network of logistical stations therein is now being put into place.

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The legendary AK-47 assault rifle (Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947) has been the backbone of many modern armies and it famed for its simple design, ruggedness, ease of use and maintenance.

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The Defence Ministry plans to fast-track the $12-billion Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme of the Indian Army, in an effort to set in motion the long-pending project.

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India's state-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) and Elbit Systems of Israel will build together Elbit's Seagull unmanned surface vessels. A model of the Seagull USV was presented at GRSE's pavilion at DefExpo 2018.

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Russia is prepared to provide a wide range of anti-aircraft weapons and military equipment, which have been successfully tried in real conditions, to India, Director General of the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev said on Friday.

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The Indian government is preparing a road map for the manufacture of commercial aircraft and drones in the country in order to stem the drain of foreign exchange, to become self-reliant and to create high-value jobs, said Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation at a briefing here.

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Isro is set to follow up the successful tests of the re-usable launch vehicle technology demonstrator (RLV-TD) with a major experiment, though the immediate priority is the Chandrayaan-II mission slated for an October launch.

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India and the U.S. are engaged in senior-level consultations over recent American sanctions against Russian entities, even as two visiting U.S. defence officials have told New Delhi that India is not fully immune to the sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

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Two companies shortlisted for the Indian Navy’s 16-ship anti-submarine warfare shallow water craft (ASWSWC) programme have unveiled imagery of their respective proposals at Defexpo India 2018, held in Chennai from 11 to 14 April.

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