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China likely to relent on terrorist Masood Azhar?

Is there a thaw in somewhat strained Beijing-New Delhi ties? From available indications China is likely to ease its hard position on the issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar within a month after Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale shared "all evidences" with the Chinese leadership in Beijing about the Pakistan-based outfit's terror activities.

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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    

Indian Army's 'surgical strikes': What did it achieve?

To mark the second anniversary of the Indian Army's "surgical strikes" against terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan and to showcase the courage, valour and sacrifice of armed forces in general and Special Forces in particular, a massive exhibition of weapons and equipment named ‘Parakram Parv’ was held on the lawns of India Gate, New Delhi, from 28-30 September 2018.

Will S 400 deal with Russia close India's military inventory gaps?

The more  serious challenge to the Indian military is the fact that its platform and  equipment  inventory has glaring gaps of quality and quantity. Across the board, each service is grappling with serious deficiencies, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

India to make 'sovereign decisions' on Russian weapons purchase: Lavrov

India will make a “sovereign decision” on Russian defence purchases, which are facing possible United States sanctions, according to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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