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As a MiG-21 variant flies into the sunset, a pilot recalls how he almost crashed in it

From IAF’s Tezpur base, rookie fighter pilots in the early 1980s went on to hone their air combat skills in MiG-21 squadrons.

India’s only nuclear-armed submarine is back in the water after contamination fears

Stationed in Visakhapatnam, INS Arihant was repaired and put back in action in October last year after extensive checks.

Bearing scars of militancy, Kashmir’s top cop hopes to keep youth away from violence

DGP Shesh Paul Vaid survived many deadly attacks; now his main challenge is to convince the youth to shun the path of militancy.  

भगोड़े आर्म्स डीलर संजय भंडारी की कंपनी के साथ सभी समझौते रद्द

ऑफसेट इंडिया सॉल्यूशंस को मई में कारण बताओ नोटिस जारी करने के बाद अब 6 महीने का बैन झेलना होगा. कंपनी की जांच सीबीआई पिलैटस एयरक्राफ्ट समझौते में कर रही है.

सरकार ने सैन्य अधिकारियों की वरीयता संबंधी आदेश लिए वापस

अक्टूबर 2016 से सैन्य बलों के लिए नाजुक मामला निपटा, सैन्य अधिकारियों की उनके समकक्ष नागरिक अधिकारियों से वरीयता रहेगी बरकरार. नयी दिल्लीः सैन्य...

Defence ministry suspends all dealings with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari’s firm

Offset India Solutions banned for 6 months after being issued a show cause notice in May. It’s being probed by CBI for links to...

Defence minister Sitharaman withdraws order that ranked military officers with bureaucracy

Touchy topic for armed forces since October 2016 resolved; supremacy of military officers over civilian counterparts to be maintained.

China luring Tibetan refugees in India to work as its spies, Intelligence Bureau warns

IB issues alert that many refugees settled in northeast India are being paid and offered jobs by China in exchange for strategic information.

India’s new headache far from Doklam: Chinese troops seen near Tuting sector incursion

Indications about 2 PLA brigades at Nyingchi town, new railway line could start this year; Chinese incursion in Tuting sector came to fore on 28 December.

MiG 29K crash followed 8 years of engine troubles & frustration about performance

The crash occurred at the Goa airbase after a pilot aborted take-off during a training sortie. The pilot managed to exit the cockpit.

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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