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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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Nepal, China hold joint military exercise in Chengdu

A contingent of 16 Nepalese soldiers is in China to participate in the second edition of the Nepal-China joint military exercise with a special focus on combating terror that begins Monday.

India, US sign key defence pact

India and the US on Thursday signed a significant defence pact that enables Indian armed forces to buy more sensitive military equipment from Washington, but there was no progress on securing a waiver from American sanctions that bar New Delhi from purchasing Russian weapons or Iranian oil.

India, Bangladesh border coordination improves

The 47th director general (DG) level co-ordination meeting India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) is being held at New Delhi from 3 to 8 September, 2018.

Agreement signed for military aviation service centre in Hyderabad

India-based Space Era Materials and Processes and Russias KRET, a part of Russian state corporation Rostec, have signed an agreement to set up a service centre for military aviation in Hyderabad.

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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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