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BSF eliminates Pakistani smuggler in Punjab's Ferozepur sector; recovers 10 Kg of Heroin

BSF eliminates Pakistani smuggler in Punjab's Ferozepur sector; recovers 10 Kg of Heroin..

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India successfully test fires nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-II

Today nuclear capable Agni-II Ballistic Missile was successfully test fired from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The two-stage solid propelled Agni-II is one of the key weapon systems of India and had already been inducted into the armed forces since 2004...

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Catch the Pakistani bull by the horns

The terror machinery operating from Pakistan has reactivated itself in a big way. The fallout has been concerted ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LOC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, mainly with the objective of facilitating infiltration. Terrorist activity in the hinterland of the State is also being orchestrated in accordance with well laid out plans. ..

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Delhi Police is seen by our countryman not just as a State Police but Police of entire nation: Rajnath Singh

Referring to the recent success in arresting the wanted terrorist Junaid, Home Minister Rajnath Singh lauded Delhi police and said that they are seen by our countryman not just as a State Police but Police of the entire nation...

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Excellent coordination between agencies led to success for security forces in Kashmir: CRPF

Excellent coordination between various security agencies has led to success for the security forces in Kashmir. This was said by Director General Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Thursday while addressing a press conference in Srinagar...

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Security forces foiled infiltration bid along LoC in Kashmir’s Poonch district; eliminated two terrorists

Security forces on Wednesday late night killed two Pakistani terrorists and foiled a major infiltration attempt along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. On the other side, Pakistan playing dirty tricks also resorted unprovoked firing to made infiltration bid successful...

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Raksha Mantri clears procurement of over Rs 1500 crore to purchase powerful weapons

In a bid to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders and tightening national security, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday cleared procurement of more than Rs 1500 crore to purchase an essential quantity of Light Machine Guns for the three Services through the Fast Track Procedure...

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Rajnath Singh directs to check infiltration attempts strictly while reviewing security situation in JK

Amidst terrorist attack in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. During the meeting, HM Rajnath Singh directed the officials that action must be taken to check infiltration attempts from across the border...

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Pakistan will pay for Sunjwan fidayeen attack: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a presser following her visit to Jammu and Kashmir has stated that India will hit back Pakistan strongly. "Giving the evidences to Pakistan will be a continuous process. It will have to be proved over and over again that they are responsible. Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure," Sitharaman said, adding that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants were sponsored by Azhar Masood...

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JK Governor meets Rajnath Singh; discusses current situation in valley

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Sunday called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and briefed him about the current situation in the valley. Notably, the high-level meeting took place amidst Jammu’s Sunjuwan military camp terror attack...

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Rs 1,487 crore sanctioned to boost security of military base camps of JK, North East

In a bid to fill up the security gaps and protect military base camps of Jammu and Kashmir, North East and several other places from terrorist attack, the Defence Ministry on Saturday sanctioned Rs 1,487 crore to the Army. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after approving the massive amount of Rs 1,487 crore to protect military base camps has set a deadline of 10 months for the Army to carry it out. Also, the Army headquarters has been asked to monitor implementation of the project...

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2 Naxals Killed, 4 nabbed in gunbattle with security forces

The security personnel have neutralised 2 Naxal commanders belonging to the People's Liberation Guerilla Army. The Naxals were killed in an encounter in the jungles of Lachantola, in Chhattisgarh. One of the Naxals carried a bounty of Rs 8 lakh on his head, while the other carried Rs 2 lakh reward on his head...

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Terrorist attack in Army family quarters in Jammu and Kashmir

A group of terrorists barged into family quarters at Sunjawan Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and began firing indiscriminately early today. Reports suggest that a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and his daughter were among four have been injured in the firing. A group of five to six terrorists are believed to have barged into the military station...

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Admiral Sunil Lanba visits Saudi to explore new avenues of defence cooperation

To consolidate cooperation between the Armed Forces of both India and Saudi Arabia and also to explore new avenues of defence cooperation, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is on a 5-day visit to the Kingdom...

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Nuclear capable ‘Prithvi-II’ missile test fired successfully

India has today successfully test fired the Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Wheeler Island in Odisha. The nuclear-capable missile can carry a payload off 500 kg to 1,000 kg to a target with precise accuracy and it has a strike range of 350 km...

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US makes offer to India to develop and produce APCs: Government

The US has made an offer to India to develop and produce armoured personnel carriers (APCs) as part of a trilateral venture also involving Israel, the government said...

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India successfully test fires nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-I

Today India successfully test fired indigenously developed short-range nuclear capable Agni-I (A) ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast in Balasore today at 8.30 AM conducted by Strategic Force Command of Indian Army...

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EC alerts BSF after China-made arms recovered near Tripura border

The Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in two days long search has recovered 10 China-made rockets, firearms including other arms and ammunition from a forest area near Tripura border. Three cases were registered regarding this matter...

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US Air Force Chief flies’Made in India’ aircraft; Becomes 1st Foreign Military Chief to fly ‘Tejas’

India’s one of the best indigenous light combat aircraft, Tejas was today flown by General David L Goldfein, Chief of Staff of US Air Force, that took off from the Jodhpur Air Force Station. Also he became the 1st foreign military Chief to fly Tejas aircraft. This was an adventurous gesture to deepen ties between Indian and US Air Force...

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Defence Budget 2018: Ye Dil Mange More

This year's defence budget accounts for 12.10% of central expenditure.The defence budget includes a capital outlay of just Rs 99,563.86 crore for new weapon systems and modernization, which is dwarfed by the revenue expenditure (day-to-day running costs, salaries etc) of Rs 1,95,947.55 crore. The defence budget does not include Rs 1,08,853 crore separately allocated for defence pensions...

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Congratulations! Indian Navy’s combat system gets loaded with 3rd Scorpene-class submarine Karanj

Today the 3rd Scorpene-class submarine Karanj was launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. Karanj was today inaugurated by President Navy Wives Welfare Association after the recitation of Sanskrit shlokas from the Atharva Veda and traditional ceremonies associated with the launch of naval platforms...

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Absurd State of Procurement of Rifles

The fast track clearance given by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by the Defence Minister, for procurement of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,850 carbines for Rs 3,547 crores from the global market reflects volumes on India’s scientific temper and ethos – absolutely poor in stone-age...

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Skiing training for Himveers in Uttarakhand makes our borders more secure in snowy region too

One of the five Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) of India guarding the border that India shares with China, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has trained its Jawans to make them stronger to guard the borders...

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Security forces killed two unknown terrorists in Shopian district of JK

Security forces on Wednesday eliminated two terrorists after a fierce encounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Unfortunately, during the gunfight one young boy was killed while two women sustained injuries. Notably, two unknown terrorists were killed by security forces after a fierce encounter that took place at Dairoo's Chaigund in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter broke out in the evening after a joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian ..

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SC directs Centre to take a call on release of convicts within 3 months on Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination

Seeking a probe into Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, Supreme Court is going to hear plea filed by A. G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts. Centre directed to reveal the status of seven convicts in the assassination. Also, SC asked the centre on a plea which was filed on 2016...

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BSF fires 9,000 rounds of mortar shells in retaliation to unprovoked ceasefire violations from Pakistan

Shameless Pakistani forces continue to resort unprovoked firing in the Indian side along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. But in retaliation, Indian security forces have also fired over 9,000 rounds of mortar shells across the IB Jammu in the past four days...

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Indian Air Force all geared up to participate in largest training drill Exercise Pitch Black 2018

Our brave Indian Army is all set to participate in largest training drill Exercise Pitch Black in Australia. Australia Defense Minister Christopher Pyne said that the exercise which is dubbed as the largest Air Force training exercise in the southern hemisphere is hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The exercise takes place in New South Wales’ Glenbrook region, at the Australian Air Force base in a simulated environment...

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Security beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir following input of threats ahead of Republic Day

Looking at the threats and the safety of people across Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the Republic Day, security along the International Border (IB) was beefed up on Sunday. Jammu and Kashmir Police had sounded a "red alert" and asked border dwellers to move out of their areas as the situation was "sensitive" in the wake of continuous shelling by Pakistani troops...

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India summons Pak envoy over unprovoked ceasefire violations

India summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah in New Delhi and conveyed its grave concern at the continued ceasefire violations and deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces...

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India successfully test-fires Made In India ‘Agni-V’ ballistic missile

India has today successfully test-fired the Agni-V missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads from the Abdul Kalam Island defense test facility off Odisha coast. The missile covered 4,900 kilometres in 20 minutes in today's launch...

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Need to put some checks and curbs on Internet: Army Chief

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat speaking at the 'Raisina Dialogue, 2018' stated that nations providing 'safe havens' to terror must be identified. "We need to put some checks and curbs on the Internet. In a democratic country, people won't like it but we have to take a call on whether we want a safe and secure environment or are willing to accept curbs temporarily so terrorism can be dealt with," the Army chief said...

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Raksha Mantri clears procurement of assault rifles and carbines to meet immediate requirement of security forces

With an aim to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders, the Defence Ministry has cleared procurement of more than 72 thousand assault rifles and nearly 94 thousand carbines on a fast track basis...

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat warns Pakistan of stronger reaction for supporting terrorism

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday warned Pakistan of stronger reaction for its support to terrorism. This comes few hours after security forces including BSF, JK Police eliminated 6 Jaish terrorists and foiled infiltration bid in Uri sector while in retaliation for the death of three Indian soldiers, the Indian Army shot down seven Pakistani jawans and injured 4 others along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir's Poonch district...

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BSF kills 7 Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory firing along LoC

In retaliation for the death of three Indian soldiers, the Indian Army has shot down seven Pakistani jawans and injured 4 others along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir's Poonch district. Indian jawans were busy in line communication maintenance when they were fired upon by Pakistani soldiers. Indian jawans retaliated in the same capacity, resulting into causalities on the other side...

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China exerting pressure on Indian border but troops will not allow our territory to be intruded: Army Chief

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday while acknowledging that China is exerting pressure on the Indian border said that security forces are dealing with it and will not allow our territory to be intruded...

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BSF commence upgradation of infrastructure projects along Indo-Pak border to curb menace of drugs

In a bid to curb the menace of drugs from Punjab, the Border Security Force (BSF) has commenced to upgrade the infrastructure project along the Indo-Pak border...

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India, Pakistan held secret NSA-level talks in Thailand

India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held an undeclared meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Lt Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua on December 26. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the issue of cross-border terrorism was raised in the meeting...

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Pakistani forces pay huge price for ceasefire violations along LoC in JK; Indian Army eliminated 138 rangers last year

In tactical operations and retaliatory cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army has eliminated at least 138 Pakistan Army personnel last year. Notably, security forces have been given a free hand by PM Modi led central government to deal with Pakistani forces which shamelessly is engaged ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and kill our Jawans...

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Crossing of Intl Maritime Boundary Line by Indian Fishermen Challenges & Way Ahead

Police, Naval and ICG leadership should be able to give clear directives to intelligence organization for acquiring actionable intelligence and act upon it. Intelligence collection is a formidable challenge which must be met head on to secure our maritime boundaries...

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Need to take cues from Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti to modernize forces

Bipin Rawat..

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Raksha Mantri clears 2420 Crore worth contracts for Navy, Army

The Defence Ministry has cleared contracts worth 2,420 crore rupees for the Navy and the Army which includes procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System...

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BSF launches ‘Operation Alert’ on JK International Border to curb infiltration

The Border Security Force (BSF) immediately after destroying 2 Pakistani posts in retaliation to unprovoked firing from Pakistani Rangers, launched "Operation Alert" along the over 200 kilometers long International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the infiltration from across the border...

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Ek ke Badle Dus: BSF troopers silenced Pak guns; destroyed 2 posts and eliminated 10-12 rangers

Security forces immediately after paying their last respects to BSF Head Constable RP Hazra who was martyred on Wednesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba Sector took the revenge in a grand manner. Border Security Forces (BSF) in retaliation to ceasefire destroyed two posts of Pakistani troops along International Border in Jammu district...

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Pakistani national caught while trying to enter Jaisalmer Air Force station; Aadhaar card recovered

A Pakistani national carrying Aadhaar card who allegedly tried to enter the Jaisalmer Air Force station was caught by the security personnel on Wednesday early morning. Authorities suspect that the arrested person may have links with Pakistani spying agency ISI...

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India to purchase 240 bombs, 131 Barak Missiles to strengthen its defence

A country grows strong when its defence sector is strengthened. Therefore PM Modi led central government right from the day one of its rules has taken various initiatives, decisions that have anonymously strengthened our country’s defence sector. Notably, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday cleared two procurement proposals in a bid to strengthen armed forces...

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Terrorism and cricket cannot go hand in hand: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday indicated that any bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan will not be played unless and until neighbour doesn’t stop cross-border terrorism and unprovoked firing...

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Defence Minister admits to acute shortage of personnel in armed forces

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has admitted in the Lok Sabha that the armed forces are facing an acute shortage of personnel to the tune of 60,000, with over 27,000 posts lying vacant in the Army alone...

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Congratulations! India’s homegrown Supersonic, Advanced Area Defence (AAD) Interceptor Missile successfully test fired

In its successful move India successfully test fired full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence System. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired an Advanced Area Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from a defence test facility on Kalam Island, off Odisha coast today...

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Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets over 60 delegations in Kashmir; describes meeting positive and encouraging

The central government’s interlocutor for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma who arrived Srinagar on Monday for his third visit to the state met over 60 delegations. After the meeting, Dineshwar Sharma described the meetings with the people in north Kashmir as very positive and encouraging...

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BSF recovers nearly 13Kg heroin on Indo-Pak border in Amritsar

Pakistan sends terrorists in Kashmir to spread terrorism while in Punjab it sends drugs so that the youth exploit their future and life. Notably, on Monday, the Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 13.26kg heroin from the border outposts (BOPs) of Daoke and Bharopal on the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district, Punjab...

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String of revenge continues: Indian Army eliminates three Pakistani troopers crossing LoC in Rakhchikri area of PoK

After the Army bid farewell to martyrs immediately came into action and gunned down three Pakistani soldiers and took the revenge. Notably, Indian security forces on Monday gunned down three Pakistani soldiers in retaliation for an earlier ceasefire violation from Pakistani side after crossing Line of Control (LoC) to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir...

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Centre’s interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma to visit Kashmir for peace talks

The central government’s interlocutor for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma would be arriving today on his third visit to the valley to carry forward the interlocution process. During his visit, Dineshwar Sharma who is a former chief of the Intelligence Bureau will hold talks with various stakeholders including separatists, politicians and others to bring peace and security in the valley...

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Indian Army takes revenge of four soldiers martyred in JK; eliminates Pakistani sniper in Nowshera sector

India, Indians ask for a revenge of four army men who were martyred on Saturday after shameless Pakistani Rangers resorted to ceasefire violation at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keri sector of Rajouri district. After the Army bid farewell to martyrs immediately came into action and eliminated a Pakistan Army sniper at the Nowshera sector when he was about to take a position to shoot at Indian security forces...

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RIP to all four soldiers who sacrificed their life after shameless Pakistani rangers led unprovoked firing

Unfortunately, at least four army men were martyred on Saturday after shameless Pakistani Rangers resorted to ceasefire violation at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keri sector of Rajouri district...

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‘Made-In-India’ Surface-to-Air Missile QRSAM successfully test fired from Odisha coast

Made-In-India’ Surface-to-Air Missile QRSAM was successfully test fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation from a defense base off Odisha coast on Friday...

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Indian Army concludes its major high voltage military exercise ‘Hamesha Vijayee’ in Rajasthan

On Friday, Indian Army's Southern Command concluded a week-long ‘Hamesha Vijayee’ exercise in the deserts of Rajasthan to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle...

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Desserts of Rajasthan witness synergy between the Army and Air Force through ‘Hamesha Vijayee’

The desserts of Rajasthan are now witnessing a high degree of synergy between the Army and Air Force. Formations of Southern Command are conducting a major exercise called ‘HAMESHA VIJAYEE’ in Rajasthan from 16 to 22 December. The main aim is to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle...

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Army totally ready to foil any mischief in the Doklam sector

Every mischief in the Doklam sector will be dealt with properly, said General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Abhay Krishna even as he emphasised that the army is totally geared up to face any situation...

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NIA to seek red corner notice from Interpol against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said that it will soon submit a fresh request to Interpol to issue a red corner notice (RCN) against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik after completing requisite formalities...

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Indo Pak War of 1971: A glorious chapter in India’s history

The author recalls the glorious moments in the history of India-Pakistan war of 1971 in which had participated...

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Improving Coastal Security: Few Policy Level Recommendations

It is evident that maritime asymmetric challenges and threats require a sophisticated strategy that pivots on domain awareness, an effective intelligence apparatus, and a credible armed response. Many steps have been taken in the last many years to raise awareness and minimise the risk of attack. The most disturbing trend in India in recent years has been, the loss of faith in India itself has been overcome...

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Rajnath Singh sends out strong message against illegal migration after meeting on border security in Kolkata

Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister of India held a meeting with Chief Ministers of the Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) States, in Kolkata. Important issues like illegal migration, smuggling of cattle, fake Indian currency notes and drugs were discussed during the long two hours meeting. As per local media reports, Home Minister sent out strong message against illegal migration...

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Alert BSF troops seize 55 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore from Indo-Pak border

Security forces and government both have intensified their efforts to wipe out the menace of drugs from Punjab. Notably, the Border Security Forces (BSF) on Wednesday seized at least 55 Kg heroin in the area of Border Out Post Rosse in Gurdaspur in Punjab...

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#ArmedForceFlagDay: Day when wavy flags under safe Indian sky makes each Indian proud

Have you ever thought that we are celebrating so many festivals with so much of enthusiasm and joy happily with our families but who is protecting us? They are the Jawans of our nation who are protecting us twenty four hours and safeguarding India’s honor. Since 1949, 7th December is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day throughout the country to honor the martyrs and the men in uniform...

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By successfully test firing Akash Missile India achieves capability to make any type of surface-to-air missile

India successfully test fired indigenously-developed supersonic surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the ITR at Chandipur. The missile was tested against the unmanned Banshee aircraft...

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To counter China’s domination in Indian Ocean region, India kick-starts 6 nuclear attack submarines construction

Concerning about the presence of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, and on the growing presence of China in the international waters, India has kick-started the process to build six nuclear-powered attack submarines which will significantly boost the Navy’s overall strike capabilities...

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Terrorism has no caste, no religion and there is nothing like good or bad terrorist

Venkaiah Naidu..

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BSF raising day: Birthday of every Brave Son of Mother India

India is a country where numbers of festivals are celebrated. We celebrate each festival with so much grace and happiness. But have you ever thought that someone is protecting you? How your children, your family is safe? How you can move freely across the whole country? This is because our brave soldiers keep us safe from enemies by guarding our nation’s borders. The brave soldiers of BSF continuously keep an eye on the borders of Mother India...

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India, UK joint army training exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior’ to begin soon

The two-week India-United Kingdom (UK) joint army training exercise 'Ajeya Warrior' with an aim to enhance counter-terrorism skills will be held from 1 to 14 December of this year at the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Jaipur, Rajasthan...

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#ArmedForceFlagDay: Contribute for the real heroes of India

People who kept you safe throughout their life now it’s your turn to make their homes secured by contributing to Armed Force Flag Day Fund (AFFDF)...

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Nine Years after 26/11: Actionable Intelligence is the Key To Effective Coastal Security

About two to six months before the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, RAW had intercepted several telephone calls through Signal Intelligence(SIGINT), which pointed at impending attacks on Mumbai hotels by Pakistan terrorists, however, there was a coordination failure and no follow up action was taken. Few hours before the attacks, a RAW technician monitoring satellite transmissions picked up conversations between attackers and handlers, as the attackers were sailing towards Mumbai. The technician flagged the ..

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‘Such heinous acts won’t weaken our resolve to establish peace’ says Mehbooba Mufti over brutal killing of Army Jawan

In yet another incident of abduction and murder of security forces personnel, a bullet-riddled body of a 23-year old Territorial Army Jawan was found today in Shopian district of South Kashmir.The body was found under mysterious conditions in Wuthmulla village...

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Bangladeshi Militants of Blogger killer Radical 'Ansar Bangla' nabbed in Kolkata

Kolkata, November 22: Two Bangladeshi militants have been arrested from one of the busiest stations of Kolkata on Tuesday. The arrested militants are members of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) which is banned terror outfit in Bangladesh. This group is involved with the “blogger murder” incidents and moreover is linked with Al-Qaeda. As per Kolkata Police statement the arrested suspects are living in India without visa. They are trying to collect arms and ammunition from West Bengal to send it to their ..

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Reminiscences of 1962 India’s China War: Himalayan blunder or humiliation?

The author recounts in most vivid manner the shortcomings of Indo-China war of 1962 and emphasizes need to equip the army to meet any eventuality in the future...

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Air Force Chief highlights need for maintaining full operational preparedness with optimal utilization of resources

Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa highlighted the need for maintaining full operational preparedness with optimal utilization of available resources and also urged every Air Warrior to exhibit immaculate discipline and unwavering integrity...

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Future armoured vehicles must be capable of operating on both northern and western borders: General Bipin Rawat

Future armoured vehicles should have the capability to operate on both northern and western borders. This was said by the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat while addressing a seminar named ‘Future Armoured Vehicles India 2017’ on Wednesday...

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ISRO and Railways join their hands to curb accidents at unmanned level crossings

Safety at unmanned level crossings is a cause of serious concern for railways. It is finding solutions for this issue and here it is, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is helping the Indian Railways use its satellite-based system to check accidents at unmanned railway crossings and track train movements on a real-time basis...

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Hunt ops, demonetization and NIA raids lead 90% drop in stone pelting in JK: DGP Vaid

Multiple factors including demonetization, NIA raids and action against top terrorist commanders were responsible for the change in the situation in the Jammu and Kashmir as there has been a 90 percent dip in incidents of stone-pelting in the valley. This was said by Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir SP Vaid on Sunday while talking to media. ..

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FIR filed against Farooq Abdullah over treason charges

The First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) President and former chief minister of valley Farooq Abdullah on Monday in Bettiah Nagar police station for his statement on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)...

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Book Review: “India’s Coastal Security, Challenges, Concerns & Way Ahead”

A comprehensive book by Brig. Hemant Mahajan on “India’s Coastal Security, Challenges, Concerns & Way Ahead” should be read by all, including the security forces, policymakers, corporate, security experts, technology providers, and much more. This book will generate informed discussion among all stakeholders for improving the coastal security further...

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Home Ministry forms CTCR, CIS divisions to deal with radicalization and cybercrime

With an aim to deal with emerging security challenges including radicalization and cybercrime, the central government has formed two new divisions named as the counter-terrorism and counter-radicalization (CTCR) division and cyber and information security (CIS)...

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BSF-Pakistan Rangers biannual talk concludes: India raises unprovoked cross border firing, infiltration issue

India has strongly taken up with Pakistan the issues of unprovoked cross border firing, smuggling of narcotics, infiltration attempts and defence construction activities...

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5 Pakistan boats seized by BSF in Gujarat

As per reports, Five Pakistani boats have been seized by the Border Security Force personnel today from Bhuj in Gujarat. Also, three Pakistani fishermen were apprehended from the vertical channel of 'Harami Nala' along the Indo-Pak border...

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Solution to stone pelting in Kashmir can't be achieved overnight; incidents decreased: Army Chief

The solution to stone pelting in Kashmir can't be achieved overnight, however, the incidents have come down to some extent. This was said by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday during a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi along with his family members to attend the bicentenary celebration of 9 Gorkha Rifles at 39 Gorkha Training Centre...

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India successfully test fired subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ off Odisha coast

Today India test-fired it’s indigenously designed and developed long range sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from a test range at Chandipur along the Odisha coast. This subsonic missile has been designed by Defense Research and Development Organization...

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Centre’s interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma reaches Kashmir for peace talks

The central government’s interlocutor for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Monday reached valley for a five-day visit. During this five day visit, Dineshwar Sharma who is a former chief of the Intelligence Bureau will hold talks with various stakeholders to bring peace and security in the valley...

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India-Bangladesh holds military combat exercise ‘Sampriti’ to counter terrorism

The Indian and the Bangladeshi army will take part in an intensive combat exercise at Indian's Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Mizoram...

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Amidst ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jay’ chants, Sitharaman took stock of army base in Arunachal Pradesh

In order to take stock of the defence preparedness Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the army posts and Air Force base in Eastern Frontier of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. Addressing the troops at Kibithu, Defence Minister Sitharaman lauded their dedication to the service and their efforts in such a remote and inhospitable terrain...

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Newly launched Umroi’s training centre set to host its 1st joint exercise between India-Bangladesh

Indian Army and Bangladesh Army will take part in joint exercise (Exercise Sampriti 2017) at newly launched ‘Joint Training Warfare Centre’ at Umroi in Meghalaya. This newly launched training site will be hosting its first joint exercise between India and Bangladesh next week...

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Indo-Pakistan War 1947-48: A sage of sacrifice on the mantle of nation building

Indo-Pakistan War 1947-48: A sage of sacrifice on the mantle of nation building..

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Major milestone of Indian Air Force: Glide bomb successfully tested

Indian air force is on the way to become more powerful as indigenously developed lightweight Glide Bomb was successfully tested on Friday. The lightweight bomb was tested from Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges at ITR, Chandipur, Odisha...

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Sharma hopeful but Hurriyat leaders adopt adamant posture, reject talk offer

Though ahead of his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the newly appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma exuded confidence about his intentions, the Hurriyat leaders willed otherwise...

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Like minded nations must come together to tackle emerging challenges in maritime domain: Raksha Mantri

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman has pitched for the like minded nations to join hands to evolve and formulate collective responses to emerging challenges in the maritime domain. The Defense Minister said that the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has progressively gained centre-stage largely due to the political impact of its regional dynamics on international geo-politics...

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Defense Ministry approves purchase of 111 helicopters for Indian Navy worth 21,738 Cr.

Mega project of purchasing 111 helicopters for Indian Navy has been approved by Defense ministry. This enormous decision of buying helicopters will cost Rs 21,738 Cr...

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For the first time, Indian Air Force heads to Israel for ‘EX BLUE FLAG-17’ drill

In order to strengthen military cooperation and develop the operational capability, Indian Air Force for the first time is set to participate in ‘EX BLUE FLAG-17’ exercise which is going to be conducted in Israel. A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force left for Israel on Tuesday for exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’...

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MHA eases arms rules; domestic manufacturers to get licence for lifetime

Prime Minister Modi led central government has taken many game-changing decisions to boost domestic products, domestic manufacturers and domestic companies whether a big or small for each and every sector. Notably, keeping the agenda on a top to boost domestic manufacture of arms and ammunition as part of the government’s “Make in India” initiative, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday announced that hat it has decided to liberalize arms rules...

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Indian Army does not target citizens, DGMO tells Pakistan

Indian Army does not target innocent citizens and always maintains impeccable standards of professionalism, clarified Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt to his Pakistani counterpart...

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No Chinese troops deployed, status quo prevails at Doklam face-off site: MEA clarifies

India has reiterated that there is no new development at the face-off site at Doklam and its vicinity since disengagement of August 28th. Government said that the status quo prevails in Doklam and any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect...

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Russia-India joint exercise Indra-2017 entered final phase focusing on anti-terrorist synergy

The first ever tri-service joint exercise between India and Russia, Indra-2017 entered final phase on Friday. The main concentration of the Task Force was on the mechanism to counter terror attack. Major General ND Prasad, the Task Force Commander of the Indian contingent expressed his happiness at the professional synergy displayed during the entire exercise...

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MoS Defense says true self-reliance in Defense; will flow out of fully home-grown technology

Dr. Subhash Bhamre, state Defense minister, inaugurated a seminar on Solutions to Problem Statements with a theme ‘Indigenous Technological Empowerment of the Indian Army’. On this occasion he said that each and every sector should have a primary concern for indigenization likewise it is important for the defence sector of the nation as it leads to self-reliance which is critical to national security...

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Army’s counter-terrorism operation in Kashmir not to be affected by sustained dialogue: General Bipin Rawat

The forces are considering the use of advanced Electronic Warfare Systems to keep a strong eye on adversaries on western, northern borders and government’s policy of holding a "sustained dialogue" with all stakeholder in Valley to bring peace will not affect army operations. This was said by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday...

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Social media trends and data will be analyzed by CISF; vital assets will be monitored with the help of data

he Social media trends and data will be analyzed for the first time by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) while monitoring security. The important assets of the Country such as airports, nuclear and aerospace installation will be under scrutiny and monitored with the help of these data...

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For strengthening security and defense co-operation, Nirmala Sitharaman to attend ADMM-Plus meeting in Philippines

To attend the Southeast Asian Defense Minister’s meeting Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman is on her first foreign visit to the Philippines for three days from Monday. ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus meeting is held for discussing the ways to boost the defense and security co-operation...

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BSF arrests Pakistani intruder in Suchetgarh sector of Kashmir

Infiltration of terrorists from Pakistani side is very common these days. Few of the infiltrators cross the border by mistake and many others cross to carry out cowardice act in the Indian territory. Notably, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday arrested a Pakistani intruder on the International Border in Suchetgarh sector of RS Pura tehsil in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Neighbours understand that India is no more weak, says Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India's borders are now completely safe and that China has begun to understand that India isn't weak anymore. Addressing people at a community organised programme in his Lok Sabha constituency, hit out at Pakistan for sending terrorists to India...

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Looking at Rohingya Muslims’ plight through humanitarian angle

The author takes a look at the problem of not only the Rohingya Muslims but also a host of other refugees groups and granting them refugee status in India through a humanitarian angle ..

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Shocking! JK police nabs two constables for supplying ammunition to Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit

Security forces have got major success in curbing terrorism since two years across the country and especially in Jammu and Kashmir. But still, there was some leak due to which terrorists were able to target Indian troops easily due to which many jawans are martyred till now. Shockingly, Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested two police constables who were allegedly supplying ammunition to terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen...

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Previous government neglected reports on Rohingya Muslims: Indresh Kumar

Welcoming the stand taken by the Narendra Modi government on the issue of Rohingya Muslims, Indresh Kumer, senior member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) alleged that previous government did not give sufficient importance to the reports and intelligence inputs on Rohingya Muslims...

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IAF prepared to fight at short notice if need arises, says Air Chief Marshal on #AirForceDay

The Air Force Chief paid tribute to the Marshal of the force Arjan Singh who passed away recently. He also paid tributes to five IAF crew members and two Army personnel who died in the line of duty on Friday in a chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh. Our Correspondent reports, a scintillating air display by various aircrafts was the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade...

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Security tightened along Indo-Bangla border to stop Rohingya influx

Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) K K Sharma said the force has stepped up vigil in the Indo-Bangla border and 140 vulnerable border out-posts of the force are being strengthened where Rohingyas could enter India...

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MEA refutes media reports on Chinese activity in Doklam

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has issued a statement denying report of renewed road widening activity by the Chinese forces in Doklam area along the Indo-Bhutan border...

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Dr Bhamre commends alertness of all the troops deployed along the LOC

Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre commended the alertness of all the troops deployed along the LOC and appreciated their efforts in foiling the nefarious designs of inimical forces and stressed upon the need to maintain a high degree of vigil. The two-day visit of RRM Dr Subhash Bhamre to Jammu region concluded on Thursday. Bhamre visited the forward areas of Poonch, Pir Bhadreshwar and Buchhamandi...

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Stop acts of aggression in the Kashmir Valley; BSF DG warns Pakistan

The Directorate General (DG) of BSF KK Sharma warned Pakistan asking the latter to stop its acts of aggression in the Valley. Pakistani troops opened fire from automatic weapons and shelled mortars at forward posts and villages along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district...

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RRM Subhash Bhamre on two days Jammu visit to discuss security situations and operational dynamics

Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM), Dr. Subhash Bhamre visited Jammu Region on 4th October. He is on a two-day visit for discussing the prevailing security situation and operational dynamics of the Corps. He arrived at the White Knight Corps Headquarters at Nagrota on Wednesday and also visited Rajouri and Poonch sector...

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India summons Pakistan envoy over death of 3 children in ceasefire violation

India today summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner, Syed Haider Shah and lodged a strong protest over the death of three Indian children in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan forces in the Poonch sector...

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India opens two border checkposts to stop illegal immigration, smuggling

India has opened two immigration check posts along the border with Myanmar and Bangladesh. The check posts could handle the influx of Rohingya from Bangladesh and Myanmar...

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Sitharaman celebrates Dusserah with soldiers at forward locations on border

While the entire country was busy in celebrating the festival of Vijayadashami in its traditional fervour, Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Defence Minister, spent her festive day with the jawans at forward locations in Siachen and Ladakh region...

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Rohingya Muslims will definitely be a threat to national security and integrity : Dr Mohan Bhagwat

Sounding a warning bell on the issue giving shelter to Rohingya Muslims in India, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat said that the illegal migrants from Myanmar will definitely be a threat to national security...

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Indo-US Army exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2017’ concludes after achieving all joint training objectives

The two-week 13th Indo-US Joint Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2017 with an aim to get jointly trained, plan and execute a series of well-developed operations for neutralization of threats of varied nature concluded on Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington, USA...

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BSF deports four Rohingya Muslims from Tripura

Acting in compliance with the government’s resolve to deport the Rohingya Muslims who had sneaked into India sans valid papers, the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recently pushed back four Rohingya Muslims trying to cross over an unfenced stretch of border this north eastern state of Tripura shares with Bangladesh...

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Stop exporting terror or face another surgical strikes: Gen Rawat to Pakistan

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat issued a stern warning to Pakistan to desist from encouraging cross-border terrorism failing which India could resort to another ‘surgical strike’...

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If terrorists infiltrate, we will receive and dispatch them two-and-a-half feet below the ground: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday said that the terrorists will keep coming because the terror camps are still operational across the LoC. Even we are ready. We will keep receiving those infiltrators to dispatch them two-and-a-half feet below the ground. ..

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India-Pakistan holds DGMO level meet to backdrop tense at LoC

In an attempt to de-escalate the recent tension along the Line of Control (LoC), Indian and Pakistani Armies held a DGMO level meeting in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday...

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New intelligence wing set-up for ‘Sashastra Seema Bal’ to strengthen border security

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB, and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App, WARB, Yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Singh said, SSB officials should check authenticity of messages which are being spread on the social media regarding security or intelligence alerts...

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The Rohingyas and the dilemma of Indian seculars

The Modi Government has made it clear time and again that it would not tolerate illegal presence of large number of such people on their lands. The government also said that the presence of Rohingya Muslims in such a large number may pose a threat to national security and as such the government would deport all these illegally entered Rohingya Muslims to their original land...

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Centre firm on #DeportRohingyas : Affidavit in SC spells 5 solid reasons

Refugees, migrants remain the biggest problem of the whole world as it damages the economy and poses threat to the sovereignty of the country. The Central government in its affidavit submitted to Supreme Court has clearly stated that Rohingyas poses threat to the country. The five points highlighted in Central government’s affidavit are as follows:..

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India successfully test-fired Indigenous air-to-air missile “Astra”

The Defence Ministry has successfully completed the final development flight trials of 'Astra' Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM). The 4-day trials were conducted over the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha...

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New Delhi slams OIC at UNHRC; says no locus standi on India’s internal affairs

Strongly rejecting the claim of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at United Nations Human Rights Council, India on Friday slammed OIC and said that it contains factually incorrect and misleading references to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir...

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Soul of the Indian Defence and valiant hero of 1965, Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

The guiding man and the sole Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh passed away at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital on Saturday evening, hours after he was admitted there following a cardiac arrest. He was 98. ..

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Indo-US Armies commence massive Joint Exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ for neutralization of threats of varied nature

The two-week 13th Indo-US Joint Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2017 commenced on Saturday with an impressive opening ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The two armies will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed operations for neutralization of threats of varied nature...

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Country fully geared for any untoward situation assures Nirmala

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the country is fully geared to combat any untoward situation. In response to questions on the Doklam stand-off and repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, she said that defence forces are monitoring every situation very closely...

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Shameless Pakistan resorts to ceasefire in J&K again; 5 people injured

Pakistan has resorted to ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir in Pargwal area of Akhnoor sector and Degwar area of Poonch district. Indian Army is retaliating to the firing. Incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan have increased this year...

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Kashmir will become heaven; no power in world can stop this from happening: Rajnath Singh

Kashmir will become heaven again and no power in the world can stop this from happening. This was said by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday during his interaction with police officials in south Kashmir's Anantnag district today on the second day of his 4-day visit to the valley...

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Armoury of Indian security forces gets major boost as DRDO test fires Anti-tank Guided Missile ‘Nag’

India has achieved a major milestone in strengthening its defence system after the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully test-fired Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 'Nag' in a desert in the western sector of Rajasthan. The missile can hit a target of up to seven kilometers...

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Indo-US Armies to conduct Joint Exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ for neutralization of threats of varied nature

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NIA arrests separatist Leader Yasin Malik

National Investigation Agency today arrested the separatist leader Yasin Malik who is associated with Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front. Malik, who is under the scanner of NIA for his alleged involvement in money laundering and terror funding. According to media report, Malik was arrested from his Abi Guzar office and then moved to the Central Jail. He will remain behind the bars until September 11...

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Doklam Crisis Is Over: What Next?

Henceforth, Indian Strategy to counter China should move beyond upsetting it in small face offs like Doklam. It requires a spread over decades with Clearly Defined Requirements for every Passing Year. And this has to be in addition of improving our Military Infrastructure of Roads, Railways, Advance Landing Grounds, Helipads, and Bridges along LAC...

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Home Minister claims considerable decline in Left Wing Extremism incidents

As compared to data of 2010, 2016 reflected a decline of 53% in number of violent incidents and 72% in resultant deaths and the trend continued in 2017, the Home Minister added...

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After 18 months, India-Pakistan holds flag meet to backdrop tense at LoC

In an attempt to de-escalate the recent tension along the Line of Control (LoC), Indian and Pakistani Armies held a flag meeting in Jammu and Kashmir. Both sides agreed to institute mechanisms to ensure durable peace and tranquility along the border...

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Our Security Forces capable of safeguarding our borders; India has no expansionist designs: Rajnath

Addressing a grand Pipping Ceremony of the ITBP here today, the Union Home Minister said we want friendly relations with all neigbhours. He said it was with this intention, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited leaders of all neighbouring countries for the swearing in ceremony of his Government. Quoting former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Rajnath Singh said that we can change friends, but not neighbours...

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Army to enhance strike capability of T-90 main battle tanks

The Indian Army is toying with an idea to further enhance the strike capability of T-90 main battle tanks by providing a third generation missile system...

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Alert BSF seizes abandoned Pakistani boat from Harami Nala in Kutch of Gujarat

The threat of terrorism, a terror attack is been increasing day by day in India but security forces are keeping a close watch on all the borders. The Border Security Force (BSF) acting tough on each and every suspicious activity in the border and sea seized a Pakistani fishing boat from Harami Nala area of Kutch district...

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Complete sealing of Indo-Bangla border will stop illegal movements from across the border: Assam CM

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed to instantly intensify and develop the porous areas of Indo-Bangla border. CM Sonowal asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (India) Limited (NBCC) and Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to immediately take up work on the 48.11 km porous areas of Indo-Bangla border on a war footing...

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Amid Doklam tension; Army, Navy and Air Force reviewed security preparedness at Sino-India border

After deploying more troops along the China border last week, Chiefs of Staff Committee comprising chiefs of the Army, Navy and Indian Air Force has reviewed the security preparedness of the three services along the Sino-India border...

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India approves purchase of six Apache helicopters to strengthen Army's capability of combat operations

Boost in defence sector is very important for India as it is emerging as the world power. Therefore, India has approved the purchase of six Boeing company made Apache AH-64E multi-role attack helicopters valued at Rs4,168 crore for the army...

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India, Russia to hold tri-military drill ‘Indra’ from October 19

In a first, India and Russia have decided to hold mega war games in October involving armies, navies and the air forces of the two nations. The exercise, scheduled from October 19 to 29, will focus on achieving coordination between forces of both the nations...

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Jammu and Kashmir: On Independence Day resolve to support selfless soldiers

As India celebrates her 70th year of independence, there are homes across the country which will be grieving the loss of their brave sons who have made the supreme sacrifice in order to ensure that their fellow citizens get the opportunity to celebrate their independence with their heads held high...

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NIA files charge sheet against IS member for waging war against State

he National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed charge sheet against a man linked to terror outfit Islamic State (IS) for allegedly trying to wage a war against the state and planning to eliminate judges, political leaders and police officers in Kerala...

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#SikkimStandoff : India deployed more troops along China border after flag meeting remain inconclusive

India has deployed more troops along the China border in Sikkim, Arunachal, following heightened tensions between both nations over the Doklam standoff. As per reports, senior government officials said that the caution level amongst troops has also been raised...

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India slams Pakistan over unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC

India summoned a Pakistan High Commission official yesterday and issued a demarche over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector on Tuesday. The External Affairs Ministry called Pakistan Counsellor Tariq Karim over the incident...

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Top Army Commanders jointly reviews security situation in South Kashmir

With an aim to review security system in the valley, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu along with Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu visited South Kashmir. Both the top ranked commander was briefed on all aspects of security and operational preparedness in Kashmir...

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Will Sino-Indian war break out on Doklam issue ?

India and China have rival claims to 90,000 sq km in Arunachal Pradesh in the East and 38,000 sq km in Aksai Chin in the West. China can undertake incursion anywhere along this disputed territory and thereby trigger a war. But China always chooses the place where it wants to extend its claim keeping in mind the strategic importance of the place...

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Rajnath Singh discussed major obstacles to development of Border infrastructure in review meeting of Border area projects

Border development area projects are very crucial for National security. To review total scenario of the Border area, a meeting was held on Monday by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. In the meeting, Home Minister directed that the ongoing Border projects should be completed on priority and in a time-bound manner...

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Shabir Shah's aide held, UP ATS nab Bangla terrorist

The Enforcement Directorate on August 6 arrested Aslam Wani, a close aide of separatist leader Shabir Shah in a money laundering case. Official sources said, Wani was nabbed from Srinagar with the help of Jammu and Kashmir police. He will be brought to Delhi for interrogation...

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16000 Kashmiri youth to be recruited in Armed Forces for elimination of terrorism, naxalism

With an aim to curb terrorism, naxalism from the country and as well as to create more employment in Jammu and Kashmir the central government has approved to recruit 16000 Kashmiri youth into armed forces. Notably, the information was given by Minister of Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Friday...

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After J&K, special security team to target Maoist leaders soon: Rajnath Singh

The Centre has decided to deploy special teams of security personnel to take down top Maoist leaders. The plan of forming dedicated team was adopted after a similar move to target top militants in Jammu and Kashmir showed positive results...

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Indian Army has domination on LoC though Pakistan has increased attempts of infiltration: Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley while giving a reply to a question asked in Lok Sabha said that Pakistan has increased attempts to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir through the border but appropriate retaliation is given by Indian security forces and there is a high number of casualties on their side...

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Beware enemies! DRDO develops 1st unmanned tank 'Muntra' to fight in extreme conditions

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has for the 1st time, developed an unmanned tank named 'Muntra'. It was developed by DRDO subsidiary Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment in Avadi...

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NIA declares Controversial Zakir Naik a proclaimed offender

Controversial Islamic Scholar Zakir Naik who is accused of spreading hatred through provocative speeches along with charges of financial irregularities has been declared a proclaimed offender by National Investigation Agency. In this connection, the apex agency has initiated the process for attachment of Zakir Naik's property...

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NSA Ajit Doval meets Chinese counterpart, discusses major problems

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi met on the sidelines of the BRICS meeting on Thursday. Both special representatives of the India-China border mechanism talked on what Beijing called major problems and regional issues. Doval, along with other heads of the delegations, will also call on Chinese President Xi Jinping today evening...

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India-China committed to find amicable resolution over Doklam issue; Gen VK Singh at Parliament

India is committed to find an amicable resolution to the standoff in Doklam tri-junction acceptable to the concerned countries, said Minister of State for External Affairs, Gen VK Singh today. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Singh said, New Delhi is engaged with Beijing through diplomatic channels to maintain peace and tranquility in accordance with various bilateral agreements, MoUs, protocols and joint statements...

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Reliance Defence launches two ships ‘Shachi and Shruti’ for Navy

The Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) on Tuesday launched two offshore patrol vessels Shachi and Shruti for the Indian Navy. This is the 1st patrol vessels constructed by a private shipyard in India. The Navy said the vessels are armed with 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount and two 30mm AK-630M guns. They will be pressed into surveillance, anti-piracy, fleet support and coastal security missions...

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Russia indicates closer ties with Iraq in defense sector

After Putin got re-elected Russia started concentrating on defense sector, especially international co-operation in the sector. Russia and Iraq had a history of close relation. Now Iraq wants closer military ties with Russia. During Russia visit of Iraq’s vice president Nouri al-Maliki, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the issue of supplying Russian T-90 tanks delivery to Iraq...

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The Kargil War: How courage prevailed upon cowardly duplicity

Eighteen years have elapsed since the fateful day, 26 July 1999, when India emerged victorious in the Kargil war. The ignominious designs of a belligerent neighbour (Pakistan) to violate the territorial integrity of the nation were thwarted by a military action that has no parallel in the annals of military history...

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Armed forces sufficiently equipped: Jaitely

Contesting the observation of the CAG, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley affirmed that Indian defence forces are “reasonably and sufficiently equipped” to face any eventuality in defending sovereignty of our nation...

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Pakistani troops targeted schools, innocent students; stooped so low: Indian Army  

The vice chief of the Army staff Lieutenant General Sarath Chand on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for targeting schools and innocent children near the Line of Control (LoC) and said they have stooped so low...

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Pakistani drug peddler intruded illegally arrested from Tamil Nadu

A 60-year old Pakistani national, who had entered India illegally, is arrested. Identified as Mohammed Yunus from Karachi, was found selling drugs; also was staying in a lodge in the coastal district of Ramanathapuram without a passport and other travel documents...

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Arun Jaitley praises armed forces at inaugural function of Sainik Rest House

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday inaugurated the Sainik Rest House in New Delhi and the Armed Forces for the upkeep of the facilities which have been created for such purpose. Notably, it is the 315th Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), which is built at a cost of around 8 crores...

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The Kargil War: How courage prevailed upon cowardly duplicity

The result for this hapless body of troops was an ignominious death under conditions of great deprivation and humiliation. Even after denigrating their loyal troops in such a dastardly manner, Pakistan declined to receive the bodies of its regular soldiers from the Indian side. The country took eleven years to acknowledge that it lost soldiers in the conflict. In November 2010, it listed on its official website, the names of 453 soldiers and officers as killed in the operation. The actual figure, ..

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Pakistani drug peddler intruded illegally arrested from Tamil Nadu

A 60-year old Pakistani national, who had entered India illegally, is arrested. Identified as Mohammed Yunus from Karachi, was found selling drugs; also was staying in a lodge in the coastal district of Ramanathapuram without a passport and other travel documents...

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The Kargil War: How courage prevailed upon cowardly duplicity

Eighteen years have elapsed since the fateful day, 26 July 1999, when India emerged victorious in the Kargil war. The ignominious designs of a belligerent neighbour (Pakistan) to violate the territorial integrity of the nation were thwarted by a military action that has no parallel in the annals of military history...

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Arun Jaitley praises armed forces at inaugural function of Sainik Rest House

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday inaugurated the Sainik Rest House in New Delhi and the Armed Forces for the upkeep of the facilities which have been created for such purpose. Notably, it is the 315th Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), which is built at a cost of around 8 crores...

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Russia shows its interest to sell new generation MiG-35 Fighter Jet to India

Russia and India share a constructive relationship in the defense sector. The technological expertise of Russia putting more money in defense production since Putin got reelected. Russia has shown interest to sell its new fighter jet MiG-35 India. The MiG Corporation’s chief has also said that India has revealed an interest in the aircraft...

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Egyptian President Sisi opens “biggest military base” in the region

Mohammed Naguib military base which has been opened in Egypt on Saturday is reported as the biggest in the Middle East and Africa. Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi launched the base in a huge ceremony. The base has been launched to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities. The base is named after Egypt’s first President...

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Jammu-Kashmir police detains separatist Yasin Malik

The Pro-Pak face, separatist and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday after he tried to march towards the UN office in Sonwar as part of the joint resistance programme...

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Russian-Chinese naval exercises starts in Baltic Sea

The Russia China unity in defense scares many powerful countries in the world. Fuelling the campaign against “Russian aggression”, the joint Russian-Chinese naval exercises named “Maritime Cooperation-2017" has started on Friday in the Baltic Sea. This is the first time China is participating in any exercise in Baltic Sea. Russian is the official language of this military exercise...

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#CeasefireViolations: India slams Pakistan for targeting civilians in J&K

The Director General of Military Operations, DGMO Lt Gen A K Bhatt spoke to his Pakistani counterpart last evening and informed him about unprovoked and co-ordinated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops on Indian civilians living along the Line of Control...

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India well equipped to handle Chinese incursion, World stands with us: Swaraj in RS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, while speaking in Rajya Sabha, said that India is well equipped to handle China’s interference at Doklam Plateau. She added that China was trying to pose a threat by changing the status quo at the Bhutan tri-junction at Batang La, despite a 2012 agreement between India and China...

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India, Russia to finalize the deal of developing 5th generation fighter aircraft in “nearest future”

India, Russia have 70 years of diplomatic relation where defense plays an important role. The plan of joint development of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft has been pending since a long time as it is a multi-billion dollar project. Giving a positive indication, a top Russian official has said it will be finalized in the “nearest future”...

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Now All-women India Reserve Battalion will counter gender based violence in Kashmir

With an aim to address the issues relating to gender based violence faced by Women in the valley, the government of India had approved raising of 5 India Reserve Battalions for Jammu and Kashmir police. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today...

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95 terrorists eliminated; stone pelting incidents in Kashmir goes down: MHA

As soon as Prime Minister Modi led government came into power, militants not only in Jammu and Kashmir but in all parts of India are being hunted down as they possess a great threat to the integrity of our country. Mainly, the law and order in the valley have improved as the militants are eliminated heavily. Notably, 95 terrorists have been eliminated till July 9, 2017, while there is a gradual drop in terror attacks in the state this year...

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Japan PM Abe reveals the plan to host 1st meeting of world maritime security leaders

Stability in water areas is now a very important issue for Japan. To ensure stability at sea, cooperation is indeed needed. To discuss such issues, Japan will host a meeting among heads and other senior officials of maritime security organizations from around the world. The meeting which is planned to be held in September will be the first of its kind...

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Indo-Russian joint venture for Kamov Choppers registered in India

The Indo-Russian cooperation in defense sector goes one step further with a new deal. Joint venture to produce the Kamov military helicopters under a USD 1 billion deal has been registered in India. The co-production will be emphasized. A senior official of the Russian defense major Rostec has told about the deal...

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With #Malabar2017, ‘Concert’ of India-US-Japan Naval Power successfully concluded

While Malabar-2017 Naval Exercise concluded on Monday, Bay of Bengal witnessed the ‘Concert’ of India-US-Japan maritime power and coordination amongst three superpower nations. Malabar-17 is the “largest maritime exercise ever conducted in the vast Indian Ocean.”..

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Grand Salute to CRPF; Acted as first responder in evacuation of Amarnath Yatris

At least 17 Amarnath Yatris were killed and over 30 others were injured after the bus carrying pilgrims skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Sunday. However, after this unfortunate accident, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) acted as the first responder in evacuating yatris...

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Iran, Russia held joint naval drills in the Caspian Sea

A naval convoy from Russia which was onboard has been in Iran since Wednesday. On Saturday carried out a joint naval exercise along with an Iranian flotilla in the Caspian Sea. Saturday was the last day of its presence in the Caspian Sea. The fifth naval fleet of the Russian Navy anchored at Bandar Anzali port of Iran on Thursday. Iranian military vessels, including Peykan-class watercraft, joined the drill...

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#Malabar2017 : When US bomber Fly Pass over South China Sea

India is hosting Malabar Naval exercise with the US and other navies. This year’s Malabar-17 exercise is significant as India-US- Japan, all three participants have sent carriers to participate in it. USS Nimitz Super Carrier from US 7th fleet; India’s INS Vikramaditya and Japan’s JS Izumo helicopter destroyer. Though Izumo is helicopter carrier, it can handle short-take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) versions of fighter jets on it. This is an analysis of A2/AD and ASW Perspective..

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CM Mehbooba Mufti meets Rajnath Singh to discuss Valley situation

Expressing her gratitude towards central government Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said, "I am thankful to all for standing by our side at the time of such crisis.” The chief minister today called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh where she briefed home minister about the recent development in the state. During the meeting that lasted about half-an-hour, the chief minister apprised the home minister about the steps taken by the various agencies to maintain peace in the Kashmir Valley...

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India-China standoff: All party meet today; Rajnath and Sushma to brief opposition leaders

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has called for an all party meet on Friday in the wake of India-China standoff in Sikkim. The meeting comes on the close heels of China demanding India to withdraw its troops from Doklam for any further dialogue over the issue...

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NSA Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS NSA Summit

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is all set to visit the China for the upcoming BRICS NSA Summit. The meeting of National Security Advisors of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is scheduled for July 27-28 in Beijing...

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India rejects China's offer over Kashmir issue

Rejecting China’s offer on the issue of Kashmir Ministry of External Affairs today said that India does not want any third Party intervention over the Kashmir issue and further mentioned that India will resolve the contentious issue through its bilateral framework. The remarks came in response to China's offer saying that it is ready to play a constructive role in improving ties between both the nation...

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Security forces will give a befitting reply to attackers : MOS Home Hansraj  Ahir

Expressing satisfaction over the security arguments in the state of Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said that security forces are fully prepared for handling any worst situation. Responding to the spontaneous reactions from fellow citizens Hansraj Ahir assured that armed forces are preparing to give a befitting reply to those behind the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims and no one would be spared for this heinous act...

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Subramanian Swamy demands Presidential rule in Jammu and Kashmir

Venting his anger over the horrifying terror attack of Amarnath Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy has asked Modi government to impose the Presidential rule through the Governor in the state of Jammu and Kashmir...

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INS Vikramaditya, Nimitz and JS Izumo commences ‘Malabar 2017’ in Bay of Bengal

Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States epitomise the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies. The 21st edition of the exercise, MALABAR-17 will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal starting from Today to 17th July 2017...

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Modernisation projects worth Rs 2400 Cr approved for Army’s armoured vehicles

The Ministry of Defence on Saturday approved Rs 2,800 crores worth of modernisation projects for the Army. The projects include equipping infantry's armoured fighting vehicles with night fighting capabilities. The modernisation of the armoured vehicles will enhance their overall performance besides enabling them to fully operate at night...

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Indian Army retaliates heavily to Pak ceasefire violations; kills 7 including 2 Pakistani troops

India will stick to “Tit For Tat” policy against dual faced Pakistan. A clear message for the Pakistani government, troops and others as if you kill Indians cowardly, then Indian forces will hunt you heavily. A day after an army jawan and his wife were killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, the Indian Army on Sunday retaliated heavily, killing seven, including two Pakistani troops and destroyed mess of the Pakistan’s 24 Frontier unit...

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Patriotism on top: Record 71,039 candidate from Gujarat registers for Army recruitment drive

The Army Recruitment Rally which is being held in Anand district of Gujarat has attracted a record-breaking number of online registrations as young aspirant wants to serve their country. Notably, a record number of 71,039 candidates registered online for the recruitment drive for different categories in the Army, making it the highest turnout so far in the state...

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INS Vikramaditya, Nimitz and JS Izumo to combat drill ‘Malabar 2017’ in Bay of Bengal today

Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in the 10 day long Malabar exercise beginning today. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific area. India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, Japan's largest warship JS Izumo and super-carrier ..

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For the preparation of INDRA 2017, Indian Delegation Visits Russia’s Polygon

Russia and India holds a long-lasting relation in the defense field. Since 2003, the countries exercise bi-annual military exercise called INDRA. But INDRA 2017 is different in nature because of the first tri-Services exercises. Both the countries are now preparing for INDRA. The Indian delegation has visited the polygon of Russia’s Pacific Fleet Sergeevsky as part of this preparation...

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MoU between Department of Defense Production and MDL targets Rs 4,500 crore revenue

A country needs a profitable, technically improved Defense Sector for its development. Like other rapidly growing economies, India is also now aiming for an integrated development. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd which is under the Department of Defence Production signed a deal with the Defence Ministry. The company has set the revenue target at Rs 4,500 crore...

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