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More financial powers for India's armed forces

In a significant move, Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the enhancement of powers of the Vice Chief of the Armed Forces for procurement of essential weaponry with the objective of ensuring operational preparedness, according to an official announcement, writes Anil Bhat

Defence Minister to visit China next month

Defence Minsiter Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed that she will be visiting China soon, months after a prolonged period of tension where troops from the two nuclear-capable nations were involved in a standoff near the border in Doklam at the trijunction of India, China and Bhutan.

Women in the armed forces celebrate spirit of womanhood

Women in uniform of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS), i.e., lady doctors of the Army Medical Corps, Navy, Air Force, lady dentists of the Army Dental Corps and nursing officers of the Military Nursing Service, the oldest all-women service of AFMS, writes Anil Bhat

Pratt & Whitney to do advanced aero training in Hyderabad

Pratt & Whitney (P&W), a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced that it will provide advanced aviation skills training course at its at the P&W Customer Training Center in Hyderabad, India, writes Anil Bhat

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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,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...