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File photo | A contingent of the Indian Army showcase their skills on Army Day, in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India, Russia to hold 13-day mega military drill to counter terror operations in Volgograd

The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint exercise 'Indra-21' will strengthen bilateral security cooperation & reinforce the longstanding bond between the two nations, Indian Army said.
File photo of Indian Army soldiers after capturing a hill during the Kargil war | Photo: Commons

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.
An ordnance factory in India (Representational image) | Broadsword

What is essential defence services Bill and how it will impact ordnance factories and others

Strike proposed by employees’ federations of ordnance factories from 26 July, against Modi govt decision to corporatise them, perhaps triggered introduction of the Bill.

DRDO successfully flight tests new generation surface-to-air Akash missile

The missile has been indigenously manufactured by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

China in focus, Army’s Strike Corps units reach Ladakh as part of ‘rebalance’ strategy

Strike Corps units, which have been dual tasked with focusing on Pakistan and China, reach Ladakh amid massive deployment by China.

Centre tables bill in Lok Sabha to ban agitation by essential defence services employees

The bill provides for disciplinary action, including dismissal, against employees participating in strikes as well as penalties for instigation and financial aid to such strikes.

Three more Rafale fighter jets arrive in India from France

With the arrival of the seventh batch, the number of Rafale jets went up to 24. They will be a part of IAF's second squadron and will be based in Hasimara airbase in West Bengal.
Soldiers carrying out a patrolling drill at the LoC | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

LoC, cameras, action — how hi-tech equipment is helping Indian Army guard the border better

Emergency financial powers besides existing special financial powers have helped the Army make technological upgrades to infantry soldiers along the LoC and LAC.
Nuclear submarine INS Chakra (representational image) | Indian Navy

Defence Ministry issues tender for over Rs 40,000 crore to build 6 submarines domestically

The project under the strategic partnership model will be the first that allows domestic firms to collaborate with foreign players to produce high-end military platforms in India.
File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh | ANI

China revises Galwan Valley clash toll to 5, says PLA troops were ‘besieged’

China's state-run Xinhua news agency said that 'several soldiers were besieged including regimental commander Qi Fabao.'

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

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‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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