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Army chief General M M Naravane will visit Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates next week to bolster defence and security cooperation with the two crucial countries in the Gulf whose ties with Pakistan have deteriorated in recent months.

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India’s much-touted defence offset policy, formally kicked off amidst much fanfare in 2005 as the crowning jewel of “Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2005”, has, thanks to the Narendra Modi government’s recent decision to dilute . . .

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Amid threat from the Chinese Air Force on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the ongoing conflict, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out around 10 testfirings of the home-grown Akash air defence missiles to validate different scenarios . . .

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China is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean. It isn't just the warships on anti-piracy missions, but a large number of ships, ostensibly 'research vessels' to find out more about the Indian Ocean.

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China poses the greatest threat to America and the rest of the free world since World War II, outgoing National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said Thursday as the Trump administration ramps up anti-Chinese rhetoric to . . .

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In a bid to match China, India is moving towards procuring a number of key assets, including six more submarines. It is also focusing on high-end unmanned systems or drones, all clearly aimed at tackling Beijing at sea.

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Two dozen indigenously-built powerful boats with anti-ramming capabilities and enhanced capacity to accommodate additional troops will soon make their way to the Pangong Lake at 14,000 feet for patrolling, sources in the security establishment said.

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The Indian Navy on Friday undertook a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Russian Federation Navy in the eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The two-day drill will also continue on December 5.

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China this week revealed plans to drastically expand an experimental weather modification program to cover an area of over 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles) -- more than 1.5 times the total size of India.

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Less than an year after US President Donald Trump announced that the Indian Navy would buy 24 MH-60R Sea Hawk anti-submarine warfare helicopters, Lockheed Martin released the first photograph of the aircraft in Indian markings on Friday.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday indirectly slammed Pakistan for its dependence on China over roads and trade.

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In a major move, the defence ministry has approved the creation of a new post of deputy chief for military operations and strategic planning in the Army as part of mega reforms in the Army headquarters, official sources said on Thursday.

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For the first time, the Indian Navy has introduced camouflage uniform on the lines of the Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) as part of a larger uniform rationalisation and standardisation measure, ThePrint has learnt.

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One of the swiftest and most unusual acquisitions of military platforms this year has been the induction of two MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones acquired from the US and deployed in long-range missions over the Indian Ocean . . .

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Emergence of India is not a threat to anyone and it does not get threatened by anyone, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said on Thursday, asserting that the national interest requires maintenance of stability in the country's immediate neighbourhood.

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The US has approved India's request to purchase USD 90 million worth of military hardware and services in support of its fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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If Pakistan changes its current "culture of hatred" against religions in India and stops its support to cross-border terrorism, a genuine culture of peace in South Asia and beyond could be attempted, India has told the United Nations.

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India has consistently maintained that its military standoff with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a direct consequence of aggressive and unprovoked moves by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the border in eastern Ladakh.

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