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Solemnity of India's Beating Retreat must be maintained

Although nowadays Beating Retreat is purely a ceremonial parade, it originated as an operational necessity in wars of the past. By nightfall, a signal was sent to break contact with the enemy/stop fighting, post night sentries and tend to those killed and injured in the day’s battle, writes Anil Bhat

India launches third Scorpene submarine

The third French-origin Scorpene-class submarine constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) for the Indian Navy, was launched today,31 January 2018 by Mrs Reena Lanba, President Navy Wives Welfare Association, who also  named it as ‘Karanj’ and wished her good fortune. Present at the launch were Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. 

Agni-5 is India's strategic deterrence against China, Pakistan

The long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Agni-5, was successfully flight tested for its full range on January 18, 2018 from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. This was the fifth test of the missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher, writes Anil Bhat

India has credible deterrence-capability against China; no need for alarmism or scaremongering over Doka La

Doka La temperatures are rising again. Several reports in Indian media claim China is rapidly scaling up military infrastructure close to the faceoff site and now occupy almost the entire northern region of the disputed plateau.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...