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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh before he flew the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru | PTI

Make in India tops Rajnath agenda in Russia, Moscow to pitch for P75I submarine deal

Russia also wants to pitch for a more detailed upgrade of its frontline fighter aircraft Su30 MKI than what is being planned by the Indian Air Force.
Indian Army | Representational image | PTI

Army HQ wants code of conduct for retired personnel, veterans say ‘silly’ idea

There have been instances when retired officers' behaviour, especially on social media, has resulted in negative publicity for the forces.
Zojilla Pass

Zojila battle of 1948 — when Indians surprised Pakistan with tanks at 11,553 ft

Tanks came as a bolt from the blue for Pakistani soldiers and tribesmen. Blinded by snow amid heavy artillery fire, the highly demoralised enemy ran for their lives.
Adjutant General Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar

Adultery, homosexuality maybe legal but in Army it’s unbecoming conduct & will be penalised

Outgoing Adjutant General Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar says Army Act doesn’t specifically deal with adultery but under ‘Unbecoming Conduct’, a soldier can be punished for various offences.
Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

IAF recommends gallantry medals for personnel killed in Kashmir chopper crash

Six personnel on board a Mi-17 chopper were killed in friendly fire in the aftermath of the IAF strikes in Balakote in February.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia looking at India to procure and jointly produce defence equipment

For the first time, New Delhi and Riyadh will also hold joint naval exercises in March 2020.
A SAAB submarine | saab.com

After Sweden’s SAAB, now another foreign firm likely to exit Navy’s submarine project

The company had responded to defence ministry's Expression of Interest but now finds the project “completely complicated”.
China Navy

China’s military build-up is a threat to countries, says top US Admiral

Commander of US Pacific Fleet Admiral John C. Aquilino says though China’s OBOR plan may be seen as economically beneficial initially, it will create problems in the long term.
Bipin Rawat

Pakistan Army says General Bipin Rawat ‘provoking war’ through ‘irresponsible’ statements

At a recent event, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat had said PoK is a “terrorist-controlled” part of Pakistan.

India, US ‘suspend’ ambitious jet engine technology plan under defence trade deal

New Delhi had sought high-powered engines under the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative but US is 'unwilling' to transfer high-end technology.

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Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Are JNU students justified in protesting steep but long overdue fee hike?

Students have been on a strike since 28 October demanding that the revisions in the hostel manual be withdrawn.

Defence

What Imran Khan says is 9 lakh soldiers in Kashmir is actually 3.43 lakh only

Documents accessed by ThePrint show 2.31 lakh security personnel are posted in J&K hinterlands & 1.12 lakh along LoC — only 1.68 lakh of them are from Army.

Imran Khan’s fantasy to revive Khalistan isn’t happening because Sikhs aren’t gullible

India isn’t made of porcelain. Kartarpur Sahib is open. It’s our moment of collective joy. Switch off that TV neurosis on the ‘return of Khalistan’.