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Navy monitoring Chinese research vessel headed for Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

The Yuan Wang 5 is a space-tracking ship used to monitor satellites, rockets and intercontinental ballistic missile launches. Exact purpose of its visit to Hambantota unclear.

Army dog ‘Axel’ killed in tense Kashmir operation. Took on terrorist even after he was shot at

It is understood that the two-yr-old Belgian Malinois latched onto the terrorist despite being shot, as he sustained over 10 wounds besides the gunshot, saving lives of many soldiers.

IAF lost 152 pilots, 534 aircraft, in crashes in past 30 years

Data shared by aviation expert Anchit Gupta shows there were 20-30 accidents that resulted in aircraft loss for most of 1990s, 10-20 in 2000s & between single & double figures till this year.

Twin boost for Navy in one day — indigenous Vikrant delivered & 2 MH-60 Romeos fly in from US 

The two MH-60 Romeo helicopters are among 24 to be delivered to India by 2025. They will be operating from aircraft carriers Vikrant & Vikramaditya, besides other surface vessels.

1st indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant delivered to Navy, India among rare few with capacity

Vikrant has been built with 76% indigenisation, at a cost of about Rs 20,000 cr, & will significantly enhance the Navy’s presence in the Indian Ocean Region. It will be commissioned next month.

Addressing China challenge among objectives as US Navy outlines updated navigation plan

US Chief of Naval Operations Navigation Plan Update (NAVPLAN) 2022 was released Tuesday by Admiral Mike Gilday, Chief of US Naval Operations.

Army’s quest for close-quarter battle carbines continues. Here are its options 

Army has been trying to acquire CQB carbines since 2008 to replace outdated & ageing 9mm British Sterling 1A1 submachine guns. MoD gave nod to induct new weapons this week.

After China rolls out 5G at LAC, Indian Army seeks high-speed network for mountainous terrain

Army has sought bids from companies for 4G- and 5G-based network that's envisaged to provide reliable & secure voice, messaging & data services at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet.

China’s pressure tactics along LAC continue, aim to ‘keep the pot simmering’

The tension isn’t limited to the 1,597-km border in Ladakh, but stretches to the Eastern Sector where the Chinese are busy building infrastructure, including villages, close to the LAC.

Eye on LAC, China plans to build highway through India-claimed Aksai Chin

The expressway could also go near the LAC flashpoint areas of Hot Springs, Depsang Plains & Galwan Valley

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

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Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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