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Amid China stand-off, Mountain Strike Corps to get its own artillery brigade

Work has already begun on raising the new artillery brigade, which will see larger deployment of the Ultra Light Howitzers besides other guns. 

Army chief Gen. Naravane holds talks with UAE’s Land Forces Commander, discusses key issues

General Naravane is currently on a six-day tour of UAE and Saudi Arabia, in a first-ever visit by a head of the Indian Army to the two strategically important Gulf countries.
The defence ministry successfully tests the 5.56 x 30 mm Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC) designed by DRDO on 10 December, 2020. | ANI

DRDO sub-machine gun clears defence ministry trials, could soon be inducted in armed forces

The 5.56x30 mm joint protective venture carbine is a gas-operated semi automatic weapon and has a rate of fire more than 700 rounds per minute.

IAF wants ‘inappropriate’ scenes removed from ‘AK vs AK’, Netflix says no disrespect intended

In a tweet Wednesday, the Indian Air Force said that some scenes in the movie show Anil Kapoor in an incorrectly donned uniform and using inappropriate language.
INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

With China factor in play, Modi govt now open to Navy’s third aircraft carrier demand

Although the current focus is on submarines, there is a change in the government’s position regarding a third aircraft carrier for the Navy.     
The Smash 2000 plus | By special arrangement

Navy orders Israeli SMASH 2000 Plus systems to tackle drones, more contracts in offing

The contract, awarded by the defence ministry, is expected to increase operational effectiveness with quicker and more accurate strike abilities against drones.
Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

What India, Saudi, UAE look to gain from Gen. Naravane trip, a first by an Indian Army chief

General M.M. Naravane will begin a week-long trip to both countries, starting 9 December, in what is considered a sign of growth in India's ties with the Middle East.
A MiG-29K fighter aircraft (representational image) | ANI

Navy rescue teams recover body believed to be of missing MiG-29K pilot Nishant Singh

Indian Navy pilot Commander Singh went missing after his MiG-29K aircraft crashed into Arabian Sea on 26 November.
Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

Indian Army firm & alert in Ladakh, no ‘premature withdrawal’ from Kailash range — govt

Government sources say India-China tensions could continue to simmer at the LAC even if a temporary disengagement takes place.
Representational image | Twitter

China supplying arms, providing hideouts to northeast militants via Myanmar, India alleges

Armed groups in Myanmar - including United Wa State Army & Arakan Army - are acting as Beijing’s proxies, Indian officials allege.

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