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Hear the General speak

In recent months, we have witnessed an unfortunate assault on some of our hallowed institutions. The Indian Army and its chiefs have been targeted. This process has degenerated to heaping invective and abuse.

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Pakistan, Russian militaries hold joint drill

PakistanI and Russian militaries are currently holding a two-week long joint exercise.

China, Russia conclude joint naval drills

The last batch of scheduled exercises in the second phase of the 2017 China-Russia Joint Sea Drills was completed in the Okhotsk Sea near Russia's Far Eastern Federal District on Monday.  

Does The US Turn A Blind Eye To India’s Nuclear Might?

As India-US military ties soar, a trove of newly-released documents reveal that Washington may have turned a blind eye to India’s nuclear-capable missiles. Some of the documents reveal that the NSA may have known about India’s nuclear-capable Sagarika and Dhanush missiles as early as 2004.

In defence of the bureaucrat

I must confess upfront that I was somewhat amused to read Arun Prakash’s article, ‘Agenda for the Raksha Mantri’ (IE, September 13). As a retired IDAS officer, a former controller general of defence accounts (CGDA) and a former financial adviser, defence services (FADS), in the MoD who demitted office last year, let me put things in perspective.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...