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On 16 May 2020, the government announced the decision to corporatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to improve its autonomy, accountability and efficiency.

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As the Indian Air Force continues to work up its first five Dassault Rafale fighters, a US media article has warned the deal for the 36 French fighters won't change the "hard reality that, as an air power, India is falling far behind”.

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Nepalese foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali’s recent statement that the 1947 tripartite agreement between India, Nepal and the UK, which provides for the continued recruitment of Gurkha soldiers from Nepal into the Indian and British armies, . . .

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The Army has conducted a formal court of inquiry into the Galwan clash with Chinese troops in June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of PLA troops dead in the midst of a tense border stand off.

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Russia has proposed to host the first meeting of Russia-India-China (RIC) defence ministers in Moscow in September, providing an opportunity for India and China to keep their communication channels . . .

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a significant push to Delhi’s Indian Ocean policy and Indo-Pacific vision when he inaugurated a 2,312 km long submarine optic fibre cable linking Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Islands . . .

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India is now finally getting set to issue the formal tender for the long-pending over Rs 42,000 crore project to make six new-generation stealth submarines domestically with foreign collaboration.

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After Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi publicly berated Saudi Arabia for failing to allow the OIC to stand with Pakistan against India on Jammu & Kashmir, . . .

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Chinese air force jets briefly crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait on Monday and were tracked by Taiwanese missiles, Taiwan's government said, as U.S. health chief Alex Azar visited the island to offer President Donald Trump's support.

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The defence ministry will focus on significantly bringing down percentage of imported components in indigenously developed military platforms and weapons systems like light combat aircraft Tejas and Akash missiles, officials said on Monday.

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Governance in Jammu & Kashmir was "badly managed and broken", and there was no system, no rule and no process, J&K Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam has said.

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China has doubled its fighter jets on India’s disputed northern border, according to American analysts.

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Nearly two months after the standoff at the Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, allegations of corruption within the Chinese Army and questions on the substandard Dongfeng military vehicle . . .

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Top brass of the Indian military including Chief of Defence Staff general Bipin Rawat informed a committee of lawmakers on Monday that the de-escalation in Ladakh, where Chinese troops transgressed in June, . . .

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Former Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa on Monday said the country needs innovators in all spheres to promote self dependence in the defence sector.

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In a boost to Make in India in the defence sector, six more Swathi weapon-locating radars developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are likely to be procured for Indian Army.

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In a major step towards boosting connectivity between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the mainland, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the 2,312-kilometre Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) that connects Chennai and Port Blair.

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In a material move to boost indigenous defence manufacturing and production, the Indian Defence Ministry announced, on Sunday, that it will be placing an import embargo on 101 military items, . . .

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