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Visuals show India, China clash at Ladakh was serious, troops injured

The video, published first by ThePrint, shows troops first engaging in a close quarter fist-fight and then hurling stones at each other. Manu Pubby

All-woman Navy team set to circle the globe and break a few barriers

This will be the first time an all-woman military team will be embarking on such a journey and could help pave the way for women in combat service Vandana Menon and Nayanika Chatterjee

From robotic surveillance systems to UAVs, Army ready with mega project list for pvt sector

11 projects shortlisted, 6 of these valued at Rs 17,640 crore. List to be shared with pvt sector this week. Manu Pubby

IAF’s first Jaguar with advanced AESA radar to fly this month

Deep Strike Fighter ability to hit enemy targets, will increase significantly with this major upgrade to fleet.  Manu Pubby

In a first, tribunal holds ex-vice-admiral guilty of favouring son-in-law

He has also been ordered to pay a fine. Manu Pubby

CAG says Akash missile’s a dud, not inducted on China border yet

The missile, which was to be deployed on the China border after large scale adversary build-up, has not been inducted yet. Manu Pubby

Two key Army firing ranges get new lease of life from Environment ministry

The approvals are a shot in the arm for the Army as it has seen a fall in the numbers of its firing ranges for a variety of reasons. Anubhuti Vishnoi

India looks to add muscle to Kaveri engine for upgraded Su-30 MKI fighters

Talks are on with the French side to up-rate the engine for both Tejas and Sukhoi fleets Manu Pubby

Oxygen leak in torpedo led to Sindhurakshak explosion, submarine was “not justified for deployment” — Probe

First time Navy Inquiry report made public; 17 personnel died in 2013 accident. Manu Pubby

55 per cent ammo below minimum stock level, no significant improvement in shortages since 2013: CAG

Audit on war wastage reserves says procurements initiated under 2013 roadmap not yet inked. Manu Pubby

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.