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How 2016 surgical strike was different from the ones Congress is claiming under UPA

Indian Army officials say while cross-LoC operations keep happening & are often not reported, scope & magnitude of post-Uri strikes was greater.
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Pakistan shells Jammu & Kashmir forward areas in fresh ceasefire violation

The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by shelling with mortars and firing small arms along the LoC.

French Rafales to go up against Russian MiGs for first time in India-France naval war game

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.

Private players cry foul as HAL submits 2 bids for mega Navy chopper deal

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.
File image of Pakistan Army's spokesman Asif Ghafoor

2 months after Balakot, Pakistan changes nuclear weapons tune – they’re for deterrence only

Pakistan’s military spokesperson Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor also says any country that had nuclear capability would be smart not to talk about it.
Representational image | PTI photo

India is now the world’s 4th-highest defence spender, overtaking Russia

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, India’s defence spending has risen because of heightened tensions with China & Pakistan.
Asif Ghafoor

Can’t hide a jet when even a motorcycle crash is reported: Pakistan on F-16 controversy

Pakistan reiterated its stand that India shooting down one of its F-16 jets in February is false.

Modi govt starts process to pick new IAF chief, could opt for merit over seniority

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, the incumbent IAF chief, retires 30 September. There are 5 IAF officers in contention to succeed him.
Fire fighters douse flames at the site where an MI-17 chopper of the IAF crashed in Budgam

Black box of IAF Mi-17 that crashed in Kashmir 27 Feb missing, villagers may have stolen it

Top IAF officers told ThePrint that the black box had been missing since the Mi-17 crashed in Budgam on 27 February.
Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

India slipped further behind China under Modi govt

China has outspent India on defence, implemented sweeping military & diplomatic reforms & built strategic infrastructure in India’s backyard.

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.

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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.