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Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.
Police officials checking preparation for the Defence Expo at the venue in Lucknow | By special arrangement

150 foreign stalls, state-of-art weapons & VIPs — what Defence Expo in Lucknow will offer

The expo, scheduled from 5-9 February, has led to a sharp increase in the price of hotel rooms, with some touching nearly Rs 70,000 per night.
INS Arihant at sea

India’s K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile aces second test in a week

The missile has a range of 3,500km, with 'almost all parts of Pakistan and several areas of China within its reach'.
assam rifles

Assam Rifles says IPS officer who alleged molestation by jawan had illegally entered Myanmar

Assam Rifles statement calls allegations of molestation against jawan on security duty ‘fallacious & misguided’, says the woman IPS officer was misusing her power.
A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

Adani out of race for mega Navy submarine deal, Ministry of Defence shortlists 2 firms

Congress had alleged Modi govt was trying to favour Adani Group, though Navy had rejected its bid earlier.
Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet | By special arrangement

Eye on China, IAF deploys Su-30 squadron equipped with BrahMos missile in Tamil Nadu

The ‘Tiger Sharks’ squadron is based in Thanjavur. IAF has made this move with an eye on increasing Chinese presence in Indian Ocean Region.

India left at least 15 PoWs in Pakistani jails, gave up on them as ‘sacrifice’: New book

Journalist Chander Suta Dogra’s book ‘Missing in Action’ looks at PoWs of 1965 & 1971 wars, says Indian establishment treated them as ‘collateral damage’.
A photo released by the Press Information Bureau, showing a missile launch from under the sea (representational image) | Commons

India test fires K-4, a 3,500 km nuclear-capable missile meant for Arihant submarine

K-4 is the most potent missile that India can fire from a submarine, giving the country unprecedented second-strike capability and huge deterrence power.
Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.
Bipin Rawat

Pakistan should be blacklisted by FATF, isolated diplomatically: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Speaking at Raisina Dialogue, Gen Bipin Rawat says end to terrorism can only happen the way Americans responded to 9/11, and if certain states stop sponsoring terrorists.

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File photo of the CBI M Nageshwara Rao

Ban foreign donations to Indian NGOs: Ex-CBI acting chief writes in RSS mouthpiece

About Rs 2 lakh crore in foreign ‘donations’ has been pumped into India in last two decades. Why do foreigners' have this unrequited love for Indians?

Homoeopathy for coronavirus: Is AYUSH commitment to alt meds healthy or promoting quackery?

AYUSH ministry issued a health advisory Wednesday for the prevention of coronavirus infections through homoeopathy and ayurveda.

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Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane

Army will pull forces out of internal security duties in Northeast: Gen MM Naravane

Working on a plan for the next 18-24 months on how to draw down regular forces from security duties in Northeast, Army Chief General M.M. Naravane says.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.