Indian Army officials say while cross-LoC operations keep happening & are often not reported, scope & magnitude of post-Uri strikes was greater.
The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by shelling with mortars and firing small arms along the LoC.
The MiG 29-Ks and Rafale naval fighters are in the race for a multi-billion dollar deal of the Indian Navy to equip its under-construction indigenous aircraft carrier.
State-owned HAL has filed one bid on its own and one with Russian Helicopters for the Naval Utility Helicopter. The Indian Navy wants to purchase 111 NUHs.
Pakistan’s military spokesperson Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor also says any country that had nuclear capability would be smart not to talk about it.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, India’s defence spending has risen because of heightened tensions with China & Pakistan.
Pakistan reiterated its stand that India shooting down one of its F-16 jets in February is false.
Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, the incumbent IAF chief, retires 30 September. There are 5 IAF officers in contention to succeed him.
Top IAF officers told ThePrint that the black box had been missing since the Mi-17 crashed in Budgam on 27 February.
China has outspent India on defence, implemented sweeping military & diplomatic reforms & built strategic infrastructure in India’s backyard.