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A war of words has broken out between the Congress and the BJP on the Rafale aircraft deal, even sucking in the air force chief, who felt it essential to clear the air. It has led to press conferences from both sides, with each blaming the other for dragging its feet on defence procurements and kickbacks, including favouring Reliance Defence.

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Much before the government finalised the new "strategic partnership" policy six months ago to boost the Indian private sector's role in defence production, the country's first major military aircraft manufacturing project for domestic firms with foreign collaboration was initiated over six years ago.

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Workshops conducted in the capitals of China, Pakistan and India recently, have come to the optmistic conclusion that all three countries see themselves as stakeholders in the existing international order, and are committed to an open economic order and multilateral institutionalism.

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The work on the all-weather road in Uttarakhand has begun with the construction of the 150-km Tanakpur-Pithoragarh stretch which will make it easier for the armed forces to mobilise troops and armaments to the India-China border, officials said on Monday.

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INS Kalvari, a diesel electric conventional submarine will be joining the Indian Navy fleet on the 2nd week of December, top Ministry of Defence sources have told India Today. Kalvari means 'a deep sea tiger shark'.

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"India and China never shared a border," President Dr Lobsang Sangay said while speaking at the 9th Halifax International Security Forum. He was one of the speakers at a panel session called 'India-China Relations'

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Beyond the politics of last week’s Congress-BJP squabble over the deal to purchase Rafale fighters for the IAF lies the grim reality of an emaciated force that is well short of the strength required to face up to a two-front threat.

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A soldier from the Indian Air Force's Garud Commando Force single-handedly shot down three terrorists during the recent encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Hajin, in which the nephew of the Mumbai terror attack plotter Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi was also killed.

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The geostrategic scenario in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is changing fast and a new power configuration is in the making to contain and counter the rising threat from an aggressive China. Two recent developments confirm this.

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The Indian Army has captured a Chinese national roaming inside the Agra Army base area. The intruder has been handed over to the intelligence agencies. He is being interrogated by the police and intelligence officials in Agra.

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