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Make in India for the world, says Modi as foundation stone for C-295 plant is laid in Gujarat

Forty of 56 C-295 aircraft will be manufactured at TATA consortium facility in Gujarat's Vadodara, the last of which will be rolled out by 2031.

How ‘graveyard’ of Russian tanks in Ukraine is upending armour doctrines worldwide & for India

Decimation of Russian tanks suggests heavy armour is no longer enough to dominate the battlefield. The 2nd of a 3-part series on lessons for India’s military from the Ukraine war.

Baptism by fire: Raised in first week of 1962 war, how ITBP has grown in size & special role

Headed by a Director General, the force is led by 3 Additional Directors General & 23 Inspectors General. In 2004, ITBP was assigned to secure entire stretch of LAC.

Putin calls Modi ‘patriot’ for staying neutral on Ukraine, here’s why India needs to balance

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will travel to Moscow early next month to hold talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

‘Pacing challenge’ China, ‘threat’ Russia & ‘partnership’ with India, focus of US Defense Strategy

According to the 80-page National Defense Strategy released late Thursday, China & Russia now pose more dangerous challenges to safety & security in US, even as terrorist threats persist.

Tata, Airbus to manufacture C-295 aircraft in Gujarat’s Vadodara, eye exports

16 fly-away aircraft are scheduled to land between September 2023 and August 2025 while the first ‘Made in India’ aircraft is expected in September 2026.

‘Global interest in India-modified M4’ — South African defence firm wants to manufacture in India

Paramount Group in talks with India's Kalyani Group to expand operations as many countries have expressed interest in India-specific modified M4 vehicles, the most capable variant.

Harsh terrain, WW2-vintage arms, command issues — why India was unprepared for 1962 China war

Experts also cite Indian political leadership's miscalculation that China wouldn't launch armed response to Nehru's 'Forward Policy' as a factor in India's unpreparedness for war.

Zhou’s offer, Nehru’s defiance — insights from 3-week ‘lull period’ during 1962 India-China war

Letters between Nehru, Zhou show how they viewed boundary line differently. Some experts say Delhi was considering peace, but Beijing was buying time to launch another offensive.

Indian private firm beats 8-yr Chinese monopoly, supplies ammunition to Nepalese Army

While the Nepalese Army used to import ammunition from India, they had stopped doing so after it replaced the Indian-made INSAS rifles with the Korean and American supplied M4s, M16s and other NATO rifles.

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India fares better than China on Rule of Law. Make Constitution Day about measuring progress

Rule of law has few advocates in India. Our overall score in the 8 factor Index is 0.5 out of 1.0. We score lowest in preventing corruption, and for the related weaknesses in our civil and criminal justice systems.
Inside IOCL's 2G ethanol plant in Panipat | Pooja Kher | ThePrint

When farmers give you stubble, make ethanol — how IOCL Panipat plant can cut farm fires, emissions

Ethanol plant in Panipat will process 2.1 lakh metric tonnes of dry rice straw each year to make 3 crore litres of ethanol which will be blended with petrol and sold.

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File photo of the Supreme Court | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Superseded & forced to work under male juniors, senior women Army officers move SC

MoD yet to form Selection Board for promotions despite SC’s two rulings on permanent commission, say women officers. This caused loss of financial benefits, study leave among others.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.