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Boeing's Apache Guardian attack helicopter

IAF gets its first Apache Guardian attack helicopter from Boeing

IAF had signed a multi-billion dollar contract with the US government and Boeing Ltd in September 2015 for 22 Apache helicopters.
Russian defence equipment

Russia ‘won’t sell war equipment to Pakistan’, ties limited to fighting terror

Intelligence reports have suggested that Islamabad is looking at building deeper military ties with Moscow, especially through the purchase of Russian systems.

Modi’s claims on Rajiv’s INS Viraat holiday completely wrong, says ex-commanding officer

Vice Admiral Vinod Pasricha (retd) says the Gandhi family was on board for an official visit. Former Navy chiefs L. Ramdas & Arun Prakash agree with him.
The incomplete diamond formation of Surya Kirans seen at Aero India | Snehesh Alex Philip/ThePrint

Pilot error suspected in Bengaluru Aero India crash

One IAF pilot was killed when two Hawk trainers rehearsing complex manoeuvres for Aero India-2019 collided midair this February.
Indian Army

No data of surgical strikes before September 2016, says Army

The Directorate General of Military Operations put to rest Congress claims that six surgical strikes were conducted during UPA tenure.
Satellite imagery of Jabba top where IAF targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed camps in Pakistan's Balakot in February 2019 | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) | ThePrint

IAF’s Balakot strikes killed 130-170 Jaish terrorists, claims Italian journalist

Journalist & author Francesca Marino has claimed that a Pakistan Army unit arrived at the camp 2.5 hours after the strike to take the injured for treatment.
CRPF jawans in Jharkhand PTI

Military & central police forces angry as govt panel on pay parity keeps them out

Officers from Army, Navy, IAF, CRPF, BSF, ITBP and other central police forces are crying foul over the panel formed by DoPT to discuss non-functional upgradation.
Indian Air Force

Never mind Balakot, IAF is worse off than Pakistan Air Force on pilot strength

Compared to Pakistan Air Force’s 2.5 pilots per aircraft, the IAF is at a ratio of 1.5. The IAF also has issues with squadron strength and target practice.
China has emerged as a big player in mining in the restive Balochistan province of Pakistan | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)

The China-Pakistan ‘nexus’ to exploit tons of gold from the mines of Balochistan

Two mines in Balochistan are connected with small, unlisted airstrips, indicating that flights to the locations cannot be monitored.
US President Donald Trump

Trump says US, Russia and China discussing a potential three-way nuclear deal

US president Donald Trump said discussions between the countries would be about making lesser nuclear weapons, and possibly even getting rid of some of that 'tremendous firepower'.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

Verdict 2019: Modi Ji is now India’s Modi Xi

Modi will be straddling another NDA government like an undisputed leader with unquestioned authority and unparalleled power — like Xi Jinping of China.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.