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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’s maritime interests vital to economic growth: Sitharaman

Addressing the senior leadership of the Navy, after inaugurating the first edition of the bi-annual Naval Commanders’ Conference, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commended the Indian Navy for professionalism and dedication in safeguarding the maritime interests of the nation.

India happy to participate in SCO defence engagements

For the first time India is participating in the 8-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' Meeting that included Pakistan and seven Central Asian countries

UK, India commit to closer military ties

The UK and India will continue to strengthen their defence and security relationship, with the two countries working closer together than ever before to tackle terrorism and threats to cyber security.

Indian Army commanders to deliberate on operational requirements

The annual conference of Indian Army Commanders, chaired by Chief of the Army Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, began in New Delhi April 17, with the agenda to deliberate on the management of the extant security dynamics, mitigation of future security threats and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries.

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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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