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‘Stable but unpredictable’, says Army Chief of situation at LAC, no reduction in Chinese troops

Gen Manoj Pande said solution to five of seven friction points achieved through talks. Meanwhile the army is undergoing transformations to make it a modern, future-ready force.

India’s Kalyani Group bags $155 million export order for artillery guns, first for country

While the country of export has not been specified, it is to note that Saudi Arabia recently carried out trials of Bharat 52, a 155 mm, 52 calibre towed howitzer, made by the company.

Days before India’s missile test, Chinese spy ship enters Indian Ocean

India’s missile test is likely to be fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha between 10 and 11 November.

MiG-31K aircraft with ‘Killjoy’ missile — the hardware Russia has parked near Ukraine in Belarus

AS-24 Killjoy, believed to be deployed in Belarus, is a hypersonic air-to-surface ballistic missile faster than US-supplied HIMARS, which has been integral to Ukraine's war effort.

US, India ‘can’t take eyes off ball’ on Chinese aggression at LAC, says American defence attaché

Rear Admiral Michael L. Baker also says Washington wants to be New Delhi's 'partner of choice' in defence cooperation.

Why Indian Navy pilots haven’t landed on an aircraft carrier in 2 yrs & won’t anytime soon

While INS Vikramaditya's repair and refit process is delayed, landing on aircraft carrier INS Vikrant will likely take place early 2023. Meanwhile, naval pilots train on a shore-based test facility in Goa.

Make in India for the world, says Modi as foundation stone for C-295 plant is laid in Gujarat

Forty of 56 C-295 aircraft will be manufactured at TATA consortium facility in Gujarat's Vadodara, the last of which will be rolled out by 2031.

How ‘graveyard’ of Russian tanks in Ukraine is upending armour doctrines worldwide & for India

Decimation of Russian tanks suggests heavy armour is no longer enough to dominate the battlefield. The 2nd of a 3-part series on lessons for India’s military from the Ukraine war.

Baptism by fire: Raised in first week of 1962 war, how ITBP has grown in size & special role

Headed by a Director General, the force is led by 3 Additional Directors General & 23 Inspectors General. In 2004, ITBP was assigned to secure entire stretch of LAC.

Putin calls Modi ‘patriot’ for staying neutral on Ukraine, here’s why India needs to balance

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will travel to Moscow early next month to hold talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

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The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.