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Supreme Court adjourns hearing, Nirmala Sitharaman slams UPA on Rafale deal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a PIL seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France...

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Raksha Mantri approves purchase of defence equipments worth Rs 9,100 crores to strengthen security forces

In a bid to bring a massive boost in the armoury of security forces and meet their immediate requirement, Defence Ministry on Tuesday accorded approval for the for the procurement of equipment valued at over Rs 9,100 crores. Notably, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the defence forces valued at over Rs 9,100 crores in New Delhi...

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates India's first 'smart fence' pilot project along Indo-Pak border; a fool-proof system to stop infiltration

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday inaugurated India's first 'smart fence' pilot project along the Indo-Pak border at the BSF Headquarters in Ploura, Jammu. Notably, the pilot project entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along Indo-Pak borders. The system provides for round-the-clock surveillance on the border and in different weather conditions be it dust storm, fog or rain. Smart fencing uses a number of devices for surveillance, communicatio..

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Indo-US Armies commence massive Joint Exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ to enhance counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism skills

The two-week 14th Indo-US Joint Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2018 commenced on Sunday with an impressive opening ceremony in the foothills of Himalayas at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand. The two Armies will jointly be doing training to enhance counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism skills under United Nation charter...

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Indo-US Army set to conduct high voltage joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2018’ soon

The Armies of India and United States are all set to undertake a joint military training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 from 16 September to 29 September this year with an aim to work together in counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism environment in mountainous terrain under United Nation charter...

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Indo-Kazakhstan joint exercise KAZIND-2018 begins to build, promote army to army relations and exchange skills

Exercise KAZIND-2018, a 14 day long joint military exercise between Indian and Kazakhstan Armies, commenced in Otar Military Area, Kazakhstan. Notably, the joint training aims to build and promote army to army relations and exchange skills and experiences between Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army...

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India and Japan discuss ways for better coordination and joint operations aiming to strengthen maritime relations

Aiming to strengthen ties between the Coast Guards of two maritime countries for better coordination, and joint operations in future, an eight-member Japanese Coast Guard delegation on Monday visited the Coast Guard Regional...

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Indian Air Force successfully carries out mid-air refuelling of indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas

The Indian Air Force on Monday achieved a milestone as it has successfully carried out refuelling of indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas. Notably, the first ever mid-air refuelling of the indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas was successfully carried out, placing India in an elite group of countries having air-to-air refuelling system for military planes...

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Indo-Mongolian joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018 kicked off to improve tactical skills in counter-terrorist operations

With an aim to improve their tactical and technical skills in joint counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in the rural and urban scenario under United Nations mandate, the joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018 between the armed forces of India and Mongolia commenced on Monday at Five Hills Training Area, Ullanbaatar, Mongolia...

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Stop Episodic Analysis of Modernization of Security Forces!

The approach to modernization needs a dramatic shift: abandon classical approach; and shift to dynamic (Roll On) holistic and integrative approach. Wake up “Oh, Blind men of Hindustan!” and abandon the inherited “Elephantine” syndrome/obsession...

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates 3-day Defence & Homeland Security Expo and Conference – 2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated the 3-day Defence & Homeland Security Expo and Conference – 2018. After inaugurating the defence expo, he called upon the law enforcement agencies to adopt new technologies to enhance their capacities to contain terror and to counter the emerging challenges to homeland security...

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Arun Jaitley washes away stains of Rafale Deal allegation; asks 15 questions to Rahul Gandhi

On this Independence Day we saw clarification on Rafale Deal due to foolish allegations of the Congress Party. Today Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised 15 questions in which he asked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to answer them and also in an interview washed away the stains of allegations...

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Strengthening defence cooperation and strategic ties, India and China discuss ways to boost coordination between armies

Consolidating ties and enhancing relations between both the countries, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe discussed ways to remove distrust and boost coordination between the armies. ..

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Ensuring peace and stability in Indo Pacific region; India, Japan deepen maritime cooperation

With consolidating ties, India and Japan aim to agree on the need to strengthen defence and security cooperation for a peaceful and stable Indo-Pacific region with the two countries seeking greater interaction between their defence forces...

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Deepening Special Strategic Partnership, India and Japan strengthen defence cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the progress in defence technology cooperation between the two countries. Apart from meeting the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister of Japan also held bilateral talks with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman strengthening base of defence. ..

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Bravo! India successfully test-fires Anti Airfield Weapon for eighth time; capable of destroying ground targets

India for the eighth time has successfully tested Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW), which is capable of destroying a variety of ground targets using precision navigation. Notably, the indigenously designed and developed guided bombs Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) were successfully flight tested from IAF aircraft at Chandan range in Pokhran, Rajasthan. The weapon has undergone eight developmental trials till date and performance of a system for different ranges under multiple launch conditions has been ..

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Solidifying their 'Maitree', India and Thai armed forces conclude their exemplary military exercise

Strengthening bilateral ties and friendship between the armed forces of India and Thailand, the Indian and Thai armed forces on Sunday concluded a two-week long platoon level military exercise called 'Exercise Maitree 2018' in Jammu & Kashmir's Srinagar. The exercise was an annual event designed to strengthen the partnership between armies of the two countries...

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India's indigenously Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ soars high in Pokhran skies; test successful

India on Sunday successfully test fired the indigenously developed helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ from Pokhran in Rajasthan. Notably, it is a huge success for India’s point of view and will increase the strength of Indian security forces. The indigenously designed and developed guided bombs Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) was also successfully flight tested from IAF aircraft at Chandan range in Jaisalmer. The ‘HELINA’ weapon system released smoothly from the launch platform ..

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Indian Army hits out at Pakistan over infiltration of terrorists from launch pads located on its side of LoC

The Indian Army on Thursday asked Pakistan to institute measures to prevent infiltration done by terrorists from the launch pads located on its side of the Line of Control’. Notably, the unscheduled interaction over the hotline took place last evening following a request by Pakistan...

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#Independence from the clouds of suspicion created on Rafale Deal

Recently during the discussion on ‘No Confidence’ motion in Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi cited allegation on Rafale Deal. The same day both the countries (France and India) from their parts clarified on the rubbish allegations which created unnecessary clouds of suspicion on the clear, transparent and straightforward deal. The Rafale deal with France which created numerous questions in minds on what is exactly ‘Rafale Deal’? What the deal contains? Is it beneficial for the country? And ..

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Raksha Mantri approves purchase of Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels for Indian Navy worth Rs 4941 crore

With an aim to bring a massive boost in the armoury defence forces and meet their immediate requirement, Defence Ministry on Monday accorded approval for the procurement of six indigenously designed and manufactured Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPVs) for the Indian Navy...

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Meet the new bastions of India! All Woman SWAT team deployed for the security in Delhi and PM Modi on Independence Day

Union Minister Rajnath Singh formally inducting the unit, the police force in New Delhi will be the first in the country to have an all-woman Special Weapons, and Tactics (SWAT) team. The team will be deployed for the security of the national capital as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2018...

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Embracing Defence sector, ‘Make in India’ gifts K9 VAJRA-T army tank to Indian brave-hearts

With Make in India strengthening the manufacturing infrastructure, India’s very robust and important sector “Defence” off lately has involved an army tank solely for the Indian Army. By demonstrating its ability to handle Indian as well as all NATO standard ammunitions, K9 VAJRA-T has proven its excellent conformability to any field artillery unit...

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Illegally entered Rohingyas settling near Army establishments; Isn’t this an alarming situation?

Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday raided the jhuggis at Channi Himmat area where Rohingyas are illegally settled and recovered around Rs 30 lakhs in cash and also arrested three people. As soon as the specific information was received, Jammu and Kashmir police conducted search operation at Channi Himmat area near Sunjwan Army camp and arrested three Rohingyas along with the cash worth Rs 30 lakh was recovered from their possession. However, the two main culprits who brought the money are still ..

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And it’s a wrap! India signing off with successful maritime exercise, RIMPAC 2018 concludes

Wrapping up the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC 2018, which took place in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, has drawn to a close. Bringing an end to over a month of training exercises involving 25 naval forces from across the Indo-Pacific region. ..

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Strengthening sack of defence armoury, India successfully test-fire supersonic interceptor missile with improved features

Strengthening its sack of defence armoury, India on Thursday successfully test-fired an indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from Odisha coast. Notably, the test was conducted to validate some improved features of supersonic interceptor missile...

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Golden opportunity to serve Nation! 9096 officers post in all three armed forces vacant

India has over 1.25 crores of a population, out of which only thousands get a chance to serve country getting selected into the Armed forces. Lakhs of people are interested to serve country after joining Armed forces but couldn’t because of the unavailability of vacancies, personal inability and due to many other reasons. However, there is a bright opportunity coming all of us to serve the country as at least 9096 officers post in all the three armed forces with the Army topping the list has the shortage ..

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Indo-US Military cooperation meeting begins as a prelude to 2+2 dialogue

A two-day Indo-US Military Cooperation Meeting began on Wednesday in New Delhi as a preparation to much anticipated 2 plus 2 Dialogue between the two countries which is scheduled next month. The meeting was co-chaired by Lt Gen Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) and Lt Gen Bryan Fenton, Deputy Commander, Indo-Pacific Command...

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Rohingyas are 'illegal migrants', not refugees; not entitled to any Govt facility: Kiren Rijiju

Rohingyas do not have the status of refugee but are illegal migrants and therefore they are not entitled to any Government facility. This was said by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday.Responding to a series of supplementaries in Lok Sabha, Minister Kiren Rijiju made it very clear that Rohingyas do not have the status of refugees, but are illegal migrants. He further added that since they are illegal migrants, they are not entitled to any Government facility...

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Defence Ministry implements new guidelines to ensure timely delivery of equipment to the Armed Forces

The Defence Ministry on Monday approved the implementation of guidelines for the Strategic Partnership Model to ensure timely delivery of equipment to the Armed Forces. The aim of these guidelines is to meet the immediate requirement of the security forces and to boost the indigenization...

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At least 111 people killed in 822 incidents of communal violence last year

As many as 111 people were killed in 822 incidents of communal violence in the country last year. This was said by Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Wednesday. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister Hansraj Ahir said that 111 people were killed in 822 incidents of communal violence in the country in the year 2017. He further stated that 86 people were killed in 703 incidents of communal violence in 2016 and 97 people lost their lives in 751 such incidents in 2015...

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Measures taken under ‘Make in India’ programme to promote indigenous design, development of defence and aerospace equipment: Read here

In a written reply to Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamrein listed the measures that have been taken under ‘Make in India’ programme to promote indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence and aerospace equipment in the country by harnessing the capabilities of the public and private sector...

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The Kargil War: Indian Army’s victorious feat is unparalleled in annals of military history

‘‘I have confidence in the ability of our armed forces. The armed forces shall accomplish this task and ensure that no one dares to indulge in this kind of misadventure in future,” said the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in an address to the nation on June 7, 1999. Thus, was put into motion the Indo-Pakistan conflict of 1999, commonly referred to as the Kargil War. ..

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Raman Singh, Indresh Kumar opens national seminar on cyber security

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar inaugurated a two-day national seminar on cyber security here on Thursday...

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Make way for Indian Air Force! Fighters all set to participate in “Pitch Black” warfare exercise in Australia

For the first time, the Indian Air Force is all set to participate in the multinational “Pitch Black” (PB-18) warfare exercise in Australia. It is a three week multinational drill scheduled to take place from July 24...

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As a befitting reply to Owaisi’s false claim, Home Ministry asserts religion not criteria for recruitment in paramilitary forces

The Home Ministry on Tuesday said that religion is not a criteria for recruitment in paramilitary forces. The reply of Home Affairs Ministry comes after AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi accused the Centre of neglecting Muslims for government jobs, including in central paramilitary forces. Notably, at a press conference in Hyderabad, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi accused the Centre of neglecting Muslims for government jobs, including in central paramilitary forces. He further asked, "In the last four ..

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With increased longevity, BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired at Odisha coast

Achieving a major fillip in strengthening its defence system, India on Monday successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Odisha's Chandipur range launch pad. Notably, the test was conducted in order to increase the longevity of its life...

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Alert Indian Army troops eliminated one terrorist in Kashmir's Kupwara district near LoC; infiltration bid foiled

Indian Army on Monday morning gunned down an unidentified terrorist and foiled an infiltration bid after a fierce encounter that took place near Safawali Gali along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Notably, the alert team of Army including 10 JAKLI, 57 Rashtriya Rifles and 41 Rashtriya Rifles foiled an infiltration attempt in Safawali Gali along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Kupwara district and eliminated an unknown terrorist...

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Defence Ministry sanctions construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges for security forces

Defence Ministry on Friday approved the construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges at an approximate cost of Rs. 238 crores, with an aim to provide more shooting practice areas for the security forces. In a press release, the Defence Ministry said, “The MoD has given a go-ahead sanction for construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges in Military Stations/Cantonments/Training Establishments at an approximate cost of Rs. 238 crores.”..

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Raksha Mantri pitches for greater efficiency, allots superior financial powers to DRDO

Delegating greater financial powers to various institutions within the Defence Research and Development Organization, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman aims at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the department...

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BJP slams Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s comment on security forces as “irresponsible” and “deeply regrettable”

Hitting back with a befitting reply, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the comments coming out from the congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is “embarrassing” and “irresponsible” and deeply regrettable. Stooping down to a demeaning level, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had alleged that anti-terror operations are killing more civilians than terrorist...

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NSG commandos deployed in JK amidst report of terror attacks on Amarnath Yatra

Intensified efforts of security forces including Indian Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police have restricted terror activities in the valley which also brought a massive fall in the number of terrorists. These restrictions have resulted in a failure of terror groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The frustration of failure in these terror groups can be seen clearly as they are now planning to rock Jammu and Kashmir by attacking Amarnath Yatra. However, ..

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Centre halts conditional ceasefire in JK; directs to eliminate terrorists

Halting the conditional ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, the central government on Sunday directed security forces to take necessary actions against terrorists and terror groups. In a statement, the Home Ministry led by Rajnath Singh said, “On 17th May, 2018, Government of India took the decision that Security Forces will not conduct offensive operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month of Ramazan. This decision was taken in the interests of the peace-loving people of J&K, in order to provide ..

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Amidst spurt of violence, PM Modi reviews security situation in Jammu and Kashmir with Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Friday night held a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a bid to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, the meeting comes a day before Eid festival when a month-long conditional ceasefire in the valley is to end...

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An unprecedented success “Surya Kiran XIII” concludes with deepening India-Nepal military ties

Strengthening relations in every possible way, the joint military exercise named ‘Surya Kiran - XIII’ between India and Nepal has been concluded. The troops of both Armies participated in 14-day long joint training based on counter terrorist operations. ..

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K. Chandrasekhar Rao to meet PM Modi over new zonal system in Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the long pending issue of the Presidential Order for the new zonal system. The much-anticipated meeting is scheduled for Friday...

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Hours after 4 BSF troopers were martyred India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations

Hours after four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were martyred due to the violation of ceasefire by the Rangers of neighbouring country, India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan at a flag meeting which was held along the international border at Octroi Border outpost in Suchetgarh sector in Jammu district...

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Backstabbing continues! Two weeks after agreeing to ‘2003 ceasefire pact’ Pakistani rangers resort unprovoked firing; 4 BSF troopers martyred

At least for Border Security Force (BSF) troopers including an Assistant Commandant were martyred and three others were injured after the shameless Pakistani Rangers on Tuesday late night violated ceasefire along the International Border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir. ..

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US approves sale of six Apache helicopters to India

The United States on Tuesday approved to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters worth USD 930 million or around Rs 62 billion to India. Notably, the United States government has cleared the deck for New Delhi to purchase six Apache AH-64E choppers which will give a major boost in defence sector of India as it is emerging as the world power. The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval and if no US lawmaker raises an objection, the contract will go ahead...

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Rajnath Singh directs agencies to strengthen the PM Modi’s security cover following reports of #PMAssassinationPlot

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a high-level meeting to review the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security arrangements. Notably, the meeting comes days after Pune Police unearthed a Maoist plot to assassinate PM Narendra Modi...

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Over one thousand times Pakistan has done ceasefire violations so far in this year: MEA

In the year 2018 so far, Pakistan has violated ceasefire pact with unprovoked firing over 1,000 times but still the Indian government hopes that Islamabad will adhere to the 2003 truce agreement. Notably, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a weekly media briefing said that there have been more than 1,000 incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan this year and India hopes that Islamabad will adhere to the 2003 truce agreement...

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Indian, US and Japan maritime forces aims for “Malabar Exercise 2018” focusing on "anti-submarine warfare"

India, Japan and the US are set to focus on "anti-submarine warfare" by deploying "different machines" during the next round of their marine war games named the ‘Malabar Exercise 2018’ held amid increased Chinese activities of building artificial islands in the South China Sea and sending submarines into the Indian Ocean. ..

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Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman and Nepal Army Chief Rajendra Chettri deepen defense and security cooperation between nations

: Embarking a visit to India, Nepal Army Chief Rajendra Chhetri sought a fruitful bilateral talk with Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The two countries have had strong historical base and have also stood by each other in terms of support and assistance regarding any matter. ..

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Raksha Mantri clears procurement of equipment for defence forces valued over Rs 5500 cr

In a bid to fulfill the immediate requirement of the defence forces, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs 5500 crore...

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Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu assumes charge of Vice Chief of Army staff

Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu on Friday assumed the charge of Vice Chief of the Army Staff. Notably, Lt Gen Anbu succeeded Lt Gen Sarath Chand who after an illustrious career, handed over the baton to him in a ceremony held at South Block...

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India successfully test fires upgraded version Pinaka rocket; Armoury of security forces gets massive boost

India successfully test-fired the upgraded version of Pinaka rocket with enhanced range and guidance system from Chandipur in Odisha for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Notably, it is a huge success for India’s point of view and will increase the strength of Indian security forces...

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India, Nepal open ‘Maietri Dwars’ and conducts joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’

A joint military exercise named ‘Surya Kiran - XIII’ between India and Nepal has started at Pithoragarh on Wednesday with soldiers from both the countries sharing their experiences of counterinsurgency and counter-terrorist operations. This exercise will last till June 12...

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Home Ministry releases booklet ‘Country First’: Highlights security segment of #4saalModiSarkar

Union Home Ministry has said there has been visible improvement in the security scenario in the country since the Narendra Modi government assumed office four years ago...

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Bringing Indian Coast Guard Under Home Ministry; Strengthen the Existing Organization

Bringing ICG under the MHA would result in better coordination with central agencies such as IB, R&AW, BSF, NCB and state police...

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United we stand: India, Nepal comes together for military exercise “SURYA KIRAN”

Curtains rise up introducing a sight of unity and togetherness as India and Nepal come forward to attend the Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII intended to be conducted at Pithoragarh from 30 May to 12 June 2018. The exercise will comprise of nearly 300 soldiers from both Indian and Nepal Army who would be sharing their experiences gained during conduct of various counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in the past...

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Performing their duty of protecting Indian borders, BSF jawans know how to give a befitting reply: Rajnath Singh

“Our BSF jawans perform the duty of protecting India’s boundaries and their duty knows no boundary. They do not fire the first bullet but they do know how to give a befitting reply,” resorted Union Minister Rajnath Singh as her addressed the 16th BSF Investiture Ceremony in New Delhi. ..

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Assam Rifles recovers huge quantities of arms, ammunition & explosives in search operation

Assam Rifles launched an operation and recovered huge quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives in a search operation. A press statement issued the last night from the Inspector General, Assam Rifles(South) said, one consignment of the weapons and ammunition including two GSG-5 German Rifles with four magazines, one Uzkon semi-automatic shotgun with three magazines, two 9 mm Beretta pistols with four magazines, one 9 mm Sigsauer pistol with two magazines, cortex, detonators and more than 6000 ..

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Second name for Pakistan ‘Pernicious’: Violates ceasefire again by firing in Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistani forces again resorted to heavy mortar shelling in RS Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Validating its life extensity, BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired at Odisha coast

Tick marking another achievement in the list of success, India has successfully test fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features. The trial was conducted to validate its "life extension" technologies developed for the first time in India by DRDO and team BraHmos...

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Newly Commissioned ‘Bastariya Battalion’ to run on ‘Your Soil Your Brain’ theory, teach lesson to Naxals in their own way

We are always fond of the areas where we live, in other words, we are always well experienced in our own soil. Keeping this in mind Chhattisgarh will have their much awaited ‘Bastariya Battalion’ of CRPF to carryout Anti Naxal operation’s (ANO) in the region. One of the important features is that it will have 33 % reservation for the women constable...

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India set to adopt new-age Artificial Intelligence: Aims high on boosting and reinforcing defense force

Using Artificial Intelligence at each and every sector has influenced many sectors and has given a platform to liberate ideas of future capabilities. In an ambitious defence project, the government has started work on incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the operational preparedness of the armed forces...

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Punjab plans crackdown on illegal travel agents to stop heinous crimes

Tightening its noose around illegal travel agents in the state, the Punjab Government has issued a directive to all the top civil and police officials and asked to take stern action against them. Notably, the Punjab Government led by CM Amarinder Singh has issued a directive to all the top civil and police officials in the state to crack down on illegal travel agents through a series of measures to ensure strict compliance with the laws and legislation governing the licensing and operations of travel ..

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Army to firmly handle terrorism in JK; we will take action every minute: Nirmala Sitharaman

While reiterating that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that Indian Army has to firmly handle any terrorism which threatens the peace and harmony of the valley and there will be no let-up on terror as we will take action every minute...

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Army approves Rs 15,000 crore ammunition production project to meet immediate requirement troops

With an aim to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders and tightening national security, the Indian Army on Sunday approved a mega 15,000 crore rupees project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously...

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Indo-Malaysia joint exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ concludes with tactical operation on enemy camp

The two-week-long joint exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 between Indian Army and Malaysian Army was concluded on Friday with a closing ceremony at the tropical rainforests of Hulu Langat, Kuala Lumpur. The grand finale of the Exercise was a tactical operation on the conduct of attack on the enemy camp...

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Azadi of Kashmir from India is not possible as we will always fight against those who seek it

General Bipin Rawat..

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Air Force formally inducts Dakota DC-3 aircraft; ‘Parshuram’ back in service after 4 decades

Dakota DC-3 aircraft of 1940’s vintage named as ‘Parshuram’ on Friday ones again joined Indian Air Force more than four decades after the fleet was phased out following an illustrious service record. Notably, the Dakota DC-3 VP 905 aircraft was formally inducted at a grand ceremony held at Hindan air force station. The vintage aircraft was accepted by Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal B S Dhanoa from the Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar in February this year. The ceremony also included the representatives ..

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Security forces working together to deal with, eliminate any threat posed to the Amarnath pilgrims

Security forces including Indian Army, state police and CRPF personnel are working together to deal with and eliminate any threat posed to the Amarnath pilgrims. Notably, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra reviewed the security plan for the Amarnath yatra in a meeting that was attended by DGP S P Vaid and Chief Secretary B B Vyas...

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BSF seizes over 100 kgs of tortoise bones at Indo Bangladesh borders, apprehends 3 accused

In a major operation to combat against smuggling, the Border Security Force bordering the Indo Bangladesh borders today seized 100 kilos of tortoise bones. The Border Security Force has seized these smuggles in two different operations in Malda district of West Bengal and apprehended three persons in this connection...

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Indo-Malaysian joint exercise Harimau Shakti-2018 kicked off to enable mutual capacity enhancement

In a bid to enable mutual capacity enhancement and assist in building strong bonds of friendship and cooperation between India and Malaysia, the joint exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 between Indian Army and Malaysian Army commenced on Monday at Wardieburn Camp, Kuala Lumpur...

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For the first time India, Pakistan to take part in military drill Peace Mission 2018

For the first time in history ever, archenemies India and Pakistan set to participate in a multi-nation counter-terror exercise, titled as ‘Peace Mission 2018’. India-China’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has definitely bloomed out the optimistic results as the military exercise is going to take place under the framework of SCO...

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Indian Army asks Pakistan to stop supporting terror groups in JK; vows to retaliate neighbour’s evil designs

The Indian Army has sent a very strong message to Pakistan military on Friday and asked to stop supporting terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, the unscheduled interaction over the hotline took place last evening following a request by Pakistan. Notably, the Indian Army's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Anil Chauhan spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and asked them to stop supporting terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir and further vowed to retaliate against terrorism...

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Raksha Mantri approves NAG Missile System, thirteen 127 mm calibre guns for Navy valued at over Rs 3,687 crore

With an aim to meet the immediate requirement of the security forces and to boost the indigenisation and in realisation of India's growing technological prowess, the Defence Ministry headed by the Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval to the NAG Missile System and thirteen 127 mm calibre guns for the Navy valued at over Rs 3,687 crore...

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Indian Army repatriates 12-year-old boy from PoK safely to Pakistan

Showcasing a humanity and loving gesture ones again, the Indian Army on Thursday repatriated a 12-year-old boy, who is resident of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LOC) on April 22...

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Govt acts tough on Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over data breaching scandal; serves second notice

Acting tough on both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica over data breaching scandal, the Indian government on Wednesday served a second set of notice and asked for the replies to the fresh queries by May 10. Notably, the central government has asked five questions to both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica over data breaching scandal...

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Air Force conducts pan India Exercise Gagan Shakti-2018 to validate its concept of operations, war waging capability

The Indian Air Force conducted pan India Exercise Gagan Shakti-2018 from 08-22 Apr this year in a bid to achieve real-time coordination, deployment and employment of air power in a short and intense battle scenario. During the two-week exercise, more than 11000 sorties were flown, which include approx 9000 sorties by fighter aircraft...

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Around 18 Rohingya Muslims arrested in Tripura’s Khowai district for illegally entering the country

While the nation is boiling amidst the ‘Rohingya Muslim’s threat’, around 18 Rohingya refugees were arrested from Khowai district of Tripura. The refugees were arrested for entering illegally who were escaped from camps in Bangladesh heading to New Delhi...

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Learning lessons from security breaches for improving coastal security

There have been number incidences highlighting challenges to coastal security in last one week. However, the media was excessively focussed on publicizing violence in the country...

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Army Commanders’ Biannual Conference to commence today; important defence issues to be on desk

With the discussion on certain important issues like management of the extant security dynamics, mitigation of future security threats and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries, the biannual Army Commanders’ Conference will commence today lasting till April 21...

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Committed to equip armed forces, establishment of two defence industrial corridors soon: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the Defence Expo 2018 in Mahabalipuram, expressed his delight at the participation of more than 500 Indian firms along with over 150 foreign companies and delegates from about 40 countries. PM Modi said that the Centre's commitment towards peace is as strong as the one towards protecting its people and the nation...

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Now Army to get special immunity with indigenous ‘world class’ bullet proof jacket

The Government has signed a major contract for procurement of over 1.86 lakh Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) for the Army under Make In India Initiative. The Defence Ministry, in a release said, these jackets have contemporary and state-of-the-art specifications with added protection level and coverage area. The impending requirement of the Indian Army for effective BPJs, has been met after successful conduct of stringent field evaluation trials...

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Naxals target CRPF bus ahead of PM Modis’s visit, 2 jawans martyred and 5 hurt in Chhattisgarh

At least 2 security personnel have been killed and around 5 other injured in an IED attack on the police party vehicle near Bijapur's Kutru in Chhattisgarh yesterday. The anti-Naxal operations Special DG DM Awasthi has said that injured persons were immediately rushed to the nearby hospital and rescue operation is still underway...

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Will continue patrolling up to LAC: says Army dismissing China's 'transgression' claim in Arunachal

After China called India's patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh's Asaphila, a 'transgression', the Indian Army said that it will continue their patrolling up to the Line of Actual Control. According to news agency PTI, the Indian Army has made it clear that the area in the upper Subansiri region of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to India and that it has been patrolling there regularly...

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Be Alert! Indian Coast Guard warns about presence of terrorists onboard trawlers

Goa on Saturday has issued an alert asking all offshore casinos, waters sports operators and barges to be on high alert. The Minister of Ports in Goa, Jayesh salgaoncar said that the Indian Coast Guard has stated that according to reports by Indian intelligence agencies, Pakistan might’ve released militants onboard Indian trawlers...

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IAF aims Sky-High strengthening the security with inclusion of 110 fighter planes in its fleet

India will get 110 fighter aircraft for itself, the Ministry of Defence confirmed on Friday. The procurement of fighter aircraft for Indian Air Force was released by the Ministry of Defence...

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Alert BSF troopers eliminate Pakistani intruder, arrests another on Indo-Pak border in Amritsar; 4Kg heroin recovered

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday early morning eliminated a Pakistani smuggler and nabbed one alive at Border Out Post Ramkot falling in Amritsar. Four Kg of heroin was also recovered from their possession. Notably, Pakistan sends terrorists in Kashmir to spread terrorism while in Punjab it sends drugs so that the youth exploit their future and life...

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Shocking! Official website of Defence Ministry hacked; Nirmala Sitharaman vows to safeguard site in future

In a shocking incident, the website of the Ministry of Defence was hacked on Friday evening. Upon opening the official website of Ministry of Defence the message of error was flashed with the Chinese character. Notably, upon the official website of Ministry of Defence (http://mod.nic.in), the message was flashed on a home page saying, “The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later”. The site also displayed a Chinese' character, which purportedly means 'home'...

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Top Army Commander D Anbu reviews security situation in South Kashmir

Days after security forces eliminated thirteen terrorists in three different parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Northern Army Commander Lt General D Anbu reviewed the security situation in the valley and exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the civilians...

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Joining crafts for anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise, India-Korea come together

Framing to come together in order to hold a joint exercise off, Korean Coast Guard ship BADARO took part in Indo-Korean joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise SAHYOG-HYEOBLYEOG 2018 off the Chennai coast yesterday...

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Crackdown on terror funding: NIA raids Maoist funding financial institutions in Jharkhand

A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out an intense search in two offices of Vikas Mutual Benefit Nidhi Limited in Jharkhand capital Ranchi as a part of a crackdown on Maoist funding...

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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat lauds stellar role of Rashtriya Rifles in restoring, preserving peace in JK

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday lauded the stellar role played by the Rashtriya Rifles in restoring and preserving peace in Jammu and Kashmir while chairing the eleventh Rashtriya Rifles Biennial Conference which is being conducted at Nagrota...

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Naxalism has entered its 'last leg' and Maoists are resorting to coward ambushes, says Rajnath on 79th Raising Day of CRPF

Addressing troops of the country’s lead anti-Naxal operations force CRPF on the occasion of their 79th Raising Day, the home minister said due to operational efforts of these forces incidents of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) have “drastically” come down in the recent past and the casualty rate of extremists has gone up...

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Air Force at Halwara gets colorfully honored by Prez Kovind

The award of the President's Standard and Colours is the highest military honour for an armed forces unit. The selection of the Presidents Standard and Colours is based on the squadron's performance and achievements during both peace and hostilities...

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At least 163 Army men deployed at Siachen Glacier lost their life in last ten years

At least 163 Army men deployed at the Siachen Glacier lost their life including 6 officers in last ten years. This was said by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Notably, Siachen Glacier is the world’s highest battlefield...

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Security personnel nab 15 Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district

Within a period of eight days, the security forces engaged in anti-naxalite campaign in Chhattisgarh state succeeded in nabbing as many as 15 naxals from most affected area of Sukma, police said Thursday...

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Historic! DRDO successfully test fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile

India has achieved a major milestone in strengthening its defence system after the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully flight tested from Rajasthan's Pokhran test range...

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Nearly 2000 illegal immigrants including Pakistani, Bangladeshi nationals repatriated in last three years

At least 330 Pakistani and approximately 1770 Bangladeshi nationals have been repatriated during the last three years. This was said by State Home Minister Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister Kiren Rijiju gave the information on deportation of a foreign national under section 3(2)(c) of the Foreigners Act, 1946...

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Khonmoh encounter: CRPF Jawans neutralize 2 terrorists in Kashmir

In a major crackdown by CRPF, two terrorists have been killed in an encounter which broke out in Khonmoh area on the outskirts of Srinagar...

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Indian defence shakes hand with Privatisation; private companies get license to produce defence items

Privatisation is nothing but today’s mantra for development from all sides. Privatisation has entered in the field of Defense too. Till February 2018, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has issued 348 licenses to 210 Indian Companies for manufacture of various licensable defence items. Apart from this, one manufacturing license has also been issued by Ministry of Home Affairs for Small Arms and Ammunitions. Till February 2018, 70 license companies covering 114 licenses have reported ..

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Seychelles: India’s first ever overseas base

“Power projection is the capacity of a State to apply all or some of its National Power to effectively deploy his Forces from outside multiple locations; to respond to crisis, contribute to a deterrent and enhance Regional Stability. And Military Bases outside the geographical boundaries of a Nation, which according to its size, are utilized to project Strategic Actions, Logistic Support, Communications and/or Intelligence Gathering, are indicative of National Power of the State...

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Centre files petition in Supreme Court to quash FIR named Army Major Aditya Kumar in Shopian firing

The central government on Friday moved to Supreme Court and filed a petition seeking the quashing of an FIR that named an Army officer Major Aditya Kumar in a case of firing in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir. The move of central government comes few days after Jammu and Kashmir government clarifying it stand on Major Aditya Kumar in Supreme Court said that his name was not mentioned in the FIR filed against Army personnel involved in the Shopian firing on January 27...

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Over 350 instances of ceasefire violations recorded along the Line of Control in two months

Over 350 instances of Ceasefire Violations have been recorded along the Line of Control in the time period of two months. This was said by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Sanjay Rautin in Rajya Sabha on Monday...

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Govt says ready to take measures for safeguarding nation over Chinese activity in Pak

Government has said today that they keep a constant watch on Chinese military’s activity in Pakistan and takes all necessary measures to safeguard nation’s security...

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What are options for Army after Sunjuwan?

The attack by four terrorists, against the Army camp near Sunjuwan in Jammu on 10 February 2018 is a part of the ongoing Proxy War being waged with impunity by Pakistan. Every few weeks, such attacks are mounted taking a heavy toll on Security Forces. The Army Camps are close to the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB), South of the Pir Panjal, making it easier for terrorists to strike. In mid of the same month, four soldiers were martyred in a bunker on LoC by a direct hit of 120 ..

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Raksha Mantri clears procurement of over Rs 9000 crore to purchase Light Machine Guns, ammunition

With an aim to fulfill the immediate requirement of the security forces and to bring a major boost in the Make in India initiative, the Defence Ministry on Wednesday cleared procurement of more than Rs 9000 crore to purchase 41,000 Light Machine Guns and over 3.5 Lakh Close Quarter Battle Carbines...

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NIA registers case in connection with fidayeen attack on CRPF training centre in Pulwama district of JK

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday registered a case in connection with the fidayeen attack on a CRPF training centre in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in which five personnel were martyred. Notably, the NIA registered a case under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Ranbir Penal Code and the Arms Act in connection with the fidayeen attack on a CRPF training centre in Jammu and Kashmir. However, the case was registered following a directive of the Home Ministry...

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India, US discusses ways to deepen bilateral defence cooperation

India and United States on Monday with discussed ways to deepen bilateral defence cooperation, including joint development of military hardware, and issues relating to technology transfer. Notably, the issues were discussed at a meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force which is part of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) between the two countries. The 8th Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence ..

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Security forces bust two terrorist hideouts in Poonch district of JK; recovers huge cache of arms, ammunition

Security forces on Monday busted two terrorist hideouts in Haribudha and Bhatidhar forests in Mendhar and Surankote belts of Poonch district and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition along with the explosive material. Notably, intensified efforts from security forces to eradicate terrorists and terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir continues in full swing...

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BSF foils infiltration bid along LoC in Kashmir’s Samba district

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday early morning foiled an infiltration bid along the international border (IB) at Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, Pakistani forces also resorted to unprovoked firing to make infiltration bid successful...

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Revolution in Civil-Military Affairs - Controversy over General Bipin Rawat’s speech

Quite disturbing it is to note the high decibel visual media cacophony and print media opinion columns over General Bipin Rawat’s speech at Delhi in a seminar on North East Region of India – Bridging Gaps and Securing Borders hosted by the Center for Joint Warfare Studies (Think Tank) and Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defense...

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Incredible! DRDO successfully flew ‘Made in India’ Rustom-2 drone

Getting a massive breakthrough, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Sunday successfully flew its Rustom 2 at its Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Chalakere at Chitradurga. Rustom 2 is a ‘Made in India’ unmanned combat air vehicle based on Rustom-H model which is often compared with Predator drones was successfully flown. DRDO in a press statement said, “DRDO successfully flew its Rustom 2 today at its Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Chalakere at Chitradurga. This flight assumes ..

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Army files FIR against unidentified people for pelting stones at Sunjwan military camp

The Indian Army on Saturday lodged an FIR against unidentified people for pelting stones at Sunjwan army camp which was recently attacked by a group of three terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit. An Army spokesperson today said that a group of unidentified people pelted stones at the Sunjwan army camp along the Jammu-Pathankot bypass on Saturday morning. "The stone pelting was done on post number 12, which is adjacent to the area which was the suspected entry point of three ..

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Mission Successful: Nuke capable ballistic missile Dhanush can hit both land and sea-based targets

With a complete success India successfully test fired nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Dhanush’ on Friday from naval ship off Odisha coast. Dhanush is a surface-to-surface missile that can hit both land and sea-based targets.The missile test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command, the tri-services military command that controls all of India's nuclear weapons and their associated delivery systems...

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When the Army Chief does some plain speaking….

The observation made by the serving Army Chief of India Gen Bipin Rawat about the phenomenal growth of Muslim population in the border state of Assam and substantiating it with the example of the growth of two political parties, has attracted a lot of criticism from political parties and the media as well...

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Indian security forces gunned down two Pakistani troopers in retaliation along LoC

Giving a ‘Tit For Tat’ reply to Islamabad, Indian security forces on Wednesday eliminated two Pakistani rangers following ceasefire violations in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, Pakistan continues its dirty game against India especially by violating ceasefire policies. But Indian Army is giving the stringent answer to Pakistan with fierce retaliation. At least two Pakistani troopers were killed in a fierce retaliation by Indian security forces as Pakistan Army on Wednesday ..

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India successfully test fires nuclear capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II in 1st ever night trail

India successfully tests fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II from Odisha coast – in a first night trial on Wednesday. The missile was test fired from a mobile launcher positioned at the launching complex III (LC-III) of the Integrated Test Range (ITR)...

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Avani Chaturvedi’s bravery, courage and fearlessness roars; became first woman ever to fly fighter aircraft solo

Incredible! Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi scripted her name into the history after she became the very first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo. Notably, Avani Chaturvedi has proved that the bravery, courage and fearlessness lie in the blood of Indian women...

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Raksha Mantri clears procurement of over Rs 1800 crore to purchase Infantry Combat Vehicle, other weapons

With an aim to meet the immediate requirement of the security forces, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday cleared procurement of more than Rs 1800 crore to purchase an essential quantity of Infantry Combat Vehicle (BMPs-2/2k) for Mechanised Infantry and other arms. The step has also been taken to tighten national security...

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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

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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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