A major boost to India-US defence ties

The growing defence and strategic ties between India and the United States got a major fillip when resident Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) that seeks to counter the growing Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

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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.

Defence Ministry nod to 17 new baffle firing ranges

The Defence Ministry has approved construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges at military stations, cantonments and training establishments at an approximate cost of Rs 238 crore, an official statement said.

Indo-Russian joint venture was showcased at Paris defence show

There was a stark difference in the Indian presence at Eurosatory, the just-concluded biennial defence show in Paris. While the previous edition, held in June 2016, had seen some of the heavyweights of Indian Defence PSUs, including the Garden Reach Shipyard and the Ordnance Factories Board

Indian Navy officer to embark on another daring solo expedition

After his daunting non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2013, young Indian Navy officer, Commander Abhilash Tomy, is ready for his second solo circumnavigation of the globe – this time in a non-motorised sailboat to mark the first such expedition carried out 50 years ago.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.