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Indian Army could get carbines from UAE soon, deal in final stages of confirmation

This is the first time Indian forces will use a weapon manufactured in UAE, which is one of the largest importers of defence equipment.

Modi govt made defence exports jump 700%. Now it must radically reform ordnance factories

PM Modi targets $5 billion in defence exports in next 5 years. If 'Make in India’ reaches its full potential, $10-15 billion is achievable in a decade.
PM Narendra Modi with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin visiting ‘Zvezda’ Shipbuilding Plant at Vladivostok in Russia | PIB

After Modi-Putin meet, Russia scouts for private Indian players to make defence spares

The new agreement will be a bonanza for Indian defence companies since Russian equipment constitute about 70 per cent of Indian military assets.
Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin

India, Russia eye more joint collaborations, pact soon for manufacturing defence spares

Once inked, the agreement will help faster servicing and higher availability of defence equipment for all 3 services — Army, Navy & Indian Air Force.
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Customs duty relief offers sole Budget cheer for Army, Navy and IAF

In her maiden Budget, Nirmala Sitharaman has exempt the armed forces from paying customs duty on import of defence equipment.

Russia remains India’s biggest defence supplier despite tilt towards US

SIPRI report shows India no longer world's biggest arms importer, says its imports from Russia fell to 58 per cent in 2014–18 from 76 per cent in 2009–13.  
Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin

This $1 bn ‘Sparrow’ from US will make Delhi the first Indian city with anti-missile shield

Americans use the defense missile system to protect their capital region, which is how India plans to employ it.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
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5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.