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S-400 deal will give India high-tech air-defence capability

India’s major threat is from China, which has an ambitious stealth fighter programme and a sophisticated surface to surface missile arsenal.  They have clear anti-access/area denial doctrines, which use a combination of ballistic and cruise missiles launched from air, land and sea to cover targets in the Asia-Pacific region, writes Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor    

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India encouraging more self-reliance in defence manufacturing

The Indian government has approved the implementation of a set of guidelines for the defence Strategic Partnership model that incentivises domestic private as well as foreign firms in military manufacturing in the country.

Cheers to the Indian Army!

On the day of Pakistan's elections and with so many good friends from my team in Rwanda, Col Shibashish Banerjee, Col Gopi Menon and Col Shashi Sharma, all commenting on my article on PM Modi's visit to Rwanda, I am reminded of this incident.

IAF contingent participates in Exercise Pitch Black for first time

An Indian Air Force contingent comprising of four frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft on Tuesday participated in Exercise Pitch Black-2018, a multinational exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Indian Air Force to join 'Pitch Black' warfare exercise in Australia

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is for the first time participating in the multinational "Pitch Black" warfare exercise in Australia.

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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