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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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Brahmos leads Indian charge at Paris defence show

Leading the Indian presence was the Brahmos Aerospace Indo-Russian joint venture that can easily be termed the most successful example of an Indian firm developing an entire range of new products that not only meet the requirements of the Indian defence forces, but also elicit regular enquiries from numerous potential buyers around the world.

India,Indonesia conduct joint naval patrols

INS Kulish, a Kora class missile corvette commanded by Commander Deepak Bali and one Dornier maritime patrol aircraft of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, arrived at Belawan, Indonesia for the closing ceremony of the 31st edition of the India– Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Ind-Indo Corpat) from 06 to 09 June 2018.

India's defence, aerospace MSMEs up in arms over contract cancellation

The Modi government has “cancelled” orders worth Rs 6,000 crore with the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) working in the defence and aerospace sector in India

Indian Coast Guard to fight oil and chemical pollution in South Asian seas

India will join other South Asian nations to fight oil and chemical pollution in the South Asian seas region.

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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 . 

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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.

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