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India-China DGMO hotline talks hit a wall as China seeks 48-hour notice

The creation of a hotline was agreed to during the Prime Minister's first visit to China in 2015.

As CBI pursues Swiss firm Pilatus, IAF’s trainer fleet remains without maintenance deal

The IAF never signed a pact for maintenance of the fleet in 2011 and now thanks to a CBI probe into Pilatus there's little chance of the deal being signed.

‘Indians rate themselves high about their global influence’

Six-nation survey reveals India responds most positively to American influence in the Trump era

Exclusive: Pakistan builds new tunneled nuclear weapons storage facility in Baluchistan

The new facility can store 30-60 Shaheen-III missiles, will bring entire India, even Israel into target range.

India, Japan exploring joint defence business opportunities in Africa

High-powered delegation accompanies minister Arun Jaitley to Tokyo, discusses Asia-Africa Growth Corridor plan.

Top Kashmiri lawyer to face NIA grilling over terror funding

Mian Abdul Qayoom had allegedly received money from across the border in 1990s and owns several properties worth crores of rupees in J&K and Delhi.

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

Swedish bid for Indian fighter contest gets Adani push

Indian Air Force wants to procure 18 aircraft directly from a foreign vendor, while 96 more are to be made with the Indian partner

Critical trials for desi trainer soon, HAL looks to start production in December

Basic trainer aircraft to undergo crucial trials to check its stability and utility in devastating situations.

Defence ministry retires 13 babus for non-performance

Group-A officers from Ordnance Factory Service asked to leave; the move is part of larger plan to cut the flab.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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