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Desi HTT 40 to undergo stall and spin tests

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.
The Dhanush gun developed by Ordnance Factory Board

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.

In big military reforms, 57000 personnel to be redeployed as govt cuts flab

Postal establishment in peace locations to be shut; signals, ordnance, supply units restructured In a set of new reforms, described as the biggest post-independence, over...
The C130J aircraft (for representational purposes) | Source: Ministry of Defence

IAF gets operational training centre for C 130J aircraft at Hindon base

Missions or maneuvers that are deemed too risky to be taught directly on aircraft will be practiced by pilots at the centre

Indian offer to sell Brahmos missiles to Vietnam stalled

Vietnam is reconsidering deal as it is in direct talks with Russia for supply of similar missiles

For first air force exercise with Israel, IAF to send C 130 special operations aircraft

Exercise Blue Flag will take place in November with US, France, Germany among other participants

Boeing says Indian Army’s six new Apache choppers will be the ‘most lethal’

The Indian Army is getting the first batch of these helicopters in 2019.

Decoding Doklam: Back to status quo, no mention of road construction

Both China and India refrain from mentioning ‘road construction’; patrols to continue

Exclusive: ‘Aridaman’, India’s second nuclear-armed submarine, is ready for launch

Launch within 6-8 weeks, will leave dry dock but induction to take some time.

Exclusive: China builds bridge on disputed stream in Demchok, hill council alarmed

Hill council chairman says herders asked to leave but bridge at Nelung Nala very serious

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?