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‘Pacing challenge’ China, ‘threat’ Russia & ‘partnership’ with India, focus of US Defense Strategy

According to the 80-page National Defense Strategy released late Thursday, China & Russia now pose more dangerous challenges to safety & security in US, even as terrorist threats persist.

Tata, Airbus to manufacture C-295 aircraft in Gujarat’s Vadodara, eye exports

16 fly-away aircraft are scheduled to land between September 2023 and August 2025 while the first ‘Made in India’ aircraft is expected in September 2026.

‘Global interest in India-modified M4’ — South African defence firm wants to manufacture in India

Paramount Group in talks with India's Kalyani Group to expand operations as many countries have expressed interest in India-specific modified M4 vehicles, the most capable variant.

Harsh terrain, WW2-vintage arms, command issues — why India was unprepared for 1962 China war

Experts also cite Indian political leadership's miscalculation that China wouldn't launch armed response to Nehru's 'Forward Policy' as a factor in India's unpreparedness for war.

Zhou’s offer, Nehru’s defiance — insights from 3-week ‘lull period’ during 1962 India-China war

Letters between Nehru, Zhou show how they viewed boundary line differently. Some experts say Delhi was considering peace, but Beijing was buying time to launch another offensive.

Indian private firm beats 8-yr Chinese monopoly, supplies ammunition to Nepalese Army

While the Nepalese Army used to import ammunition from India, they had stopped doing so after it replaced the Indian-made INSAS rifles with the Korean and American supplied M4s, M16s and other NATO rifles.

Bayonets, Gorkha Khukris & hands: How Indian soldiers tried to defend Chushul during 1962 war

Chushul was a central flashpoint in the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Despite odds in China’s favour, Indian troops gave a tough fight and made it a close contest

Over 400 indigenous Dhruv and its variant helicopters built since 2002, but at least 23 crashed

Army has issued a statement saying that prior to Friday's crash in Arunachal, the Air Traffic Control received a May Day call suggesting a technical or mechanical failure in the chopper.

IAF gets respite from training nightmare with HTT-40 deal. Focus now on Intermediate Jet Trainer

The new aircraft will be part of first stage of IAF pilot training & will eventually replace Swiss-made Pilatus bought in 2012. HTT-40 boasts of about 55% indigenous content.

How brutal Chinese assault across Namka Chu drove Indian forces back as 1962 war broke out

A series of skirmishes at Thagla Ridge culminated in a relentless Chinese onslaught, where hundreds of soldiers died between the morning and afternoon of 20 October 2022.

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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.