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Walong: How Army held off a massive Chinese onslaught & launched only counterattack of 1962 war

Even though structural, command & logistical issues stymied resistance, soldiers still put up heroic defence and counterattack, says military historian Colonel N.N. Bhatia (retd.)

PM Modi says India’s defence exports increased 8 times since 2014

With an aim to give impetus to the defence sector, India's 'biggest ever' defence exhibition - DefExpo 2022 has been inaugurated by PM Modi in, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

UAE firm ties up with Indian company to sell rifles after losing out on Army’s mega carbine deal

The defence ministry had earlier this year sanctioned Army’s project to procure over 4 lakh close quarter battle carbines through the 'atmanirbharta' (self-sufficiency) route.

From clash at Longju to ‘Operation Leghorn’, how skirmishes built up to 1962 India-China war

Series of encounters preceding war included Chinese seizure of Thagla ridge in August-September 1962, after which India launched Operation Leghorn to dislodge them by force if needed.

Armenia eyes Akash missile, loitering munitions from India amid conflict with Azerbaijan

Earlier in September, India had signed a contract with Armenia to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers, missiles and a range of ammunition.

Adani Group buys one of India’s largest aviation services provider for Rs 400 crore

Adani Defence Systems and Technologies Ltd said it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Air Works, which has one of the largest pan-India presence across 27 cities.

To counter China’s influence, India seeks to boost defence cooperation with African countries

Representatives of 50 African countries, including 20 defence ministers & service chiefs, participated in India-Africa Defence Dialogue chaired by Rajnath Singh on sidelines of DefExpo.

India-Russia joint venture hopes to reach $5 billion in supersonic missile exports by 2025

The joint venture with a 50.5% Indian and 49.5% Russian partnership, hopes to bag orders worth $5 billion by 2025, its chairman said on Tuesday.

‘Will surpass last year’ — India looks at highest defence exports this fiscal, as DefExpo starts

Speaking on the sidelines of the exhibition, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the country had already 'managed to do defence exports worth Rs 8,000' in the first 6 months of this fiscal.

A face-off in Galwan, 60 years ago: How border brinkmanship triggered 1962 India-China war

While 1962 Galwan incident is seen as trigger for war, many see it as an inevitable outcome of India-China diplomatic wrangling since 1959 after Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.