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File of a surface-to-air missile | ANI

India successfully test fires medium range surface-to-air missile at Odisha’s Balasore

The missile, to be inducted into the Indian Army, has been jointly developed by DRDO in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries and manufactured by Bharat Dynamics.
Army chief MM Naravane

Army chief Naravane visits Rechin La posts facing Chinese troops 200 metres away

The Army chief met the 'Fire and Fury' Corps and undertook a first-hand assessment of the situation along the Line of Actual Control.
Representational image | Recruits to the J&K Light Infantry celebrate the end of their training | Photo: ANI

Army’s proposed ‘Tour of Duty’ recruitment model could be expanded to Navy and IAF too

Three-year volunteer scheme is being designed to attract more youth to Army, fill up officers’ vacancies, and reduce ballooning defence pensions.
Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

Boeing announces successful ski-jump of Super Hornets, eyes Indian Navy deal for the fighters

Boeing is sceptical about Navy’s plan to combine procurement tender for multi-role carrier-based fighter aircraft along with that of the IAF’s for 114 planes.
PLA's Western Theater Command is in charge of China's borders with India | Representational image | Bloomberg

China appoints new military commander for India border, but no change expected in stand-off

President Xi Jinping has appointed Gen. Zhang Xudong as head of the Western Theater Command, to replace the powerful Gen. Zhao Zongqi, who is retiring.
DRDO Bhavan in New Delhi | Commons

ATAGS howitzer best artillery gun in world, no need for imports, says DRDO

DRDO said the gun system is far better than the legendary Bofors in the Indian Army along with any other artillery guns in the world including the ATHOS gun offered by Israel.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Combined Graduation Parade at Airforce Academy in Dundigal, in Hyderabad | ANIPix

India not weak, can give befitting reply, says Rajnath Singh on Ladakh standoff

Addressing the combined graduation parade at Hyderabad's Dundigul Air Force station, the Defence Minister also said China's 'attitude reflected that country's intentions' during Covid.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks at the DRDO Awards Ceremony, in New Delhi on 18 December 2020 | ANI

Border tensions a challenge to defence resources, but govt will ensure success, Rajnath says

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says a realistic assessment of resources is required and the available budget should be efficiently utilised to address all challenges.
former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa

Can’t rule out probability of Ladakh skirmish, but China faces logistical issues — Dhanoa

Former IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa said on paper China's air force has huge capability and a much larger economy funding its defence budget, but on the ground, several logistical issues work against it.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attending the Military Literature Festival-2020 via video conference | Twitter/@DefenceMinIndia

More security issues may arise before India in future, says Rajnath Singh

Attending the Military Literature Festival, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that he wishes future generations understand the history of India, especially that of the border.

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