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(Representational image) File image of INS Vikramaditya. | Indian Navy

Chinese navy is planning ahead. India’s approach doesn’t match up, above sea or below

While China has been focusing on its naval build-up, from carriers to destroyers, Indian Navy’s budget keeps decreasing.
File image of Badrinath Temple, one of the four pilgrimage sites that make up the Char Dham yatra | Wikimedia Commons

SC pushes for nuanced approach on Char Dham project to balance defence, environmental concerns

Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud observes orally that SC cannot override defence concerns in context of ‘contemporary events’, an indirect reference to India-China skirmishes.
Since establishing diplomatic ties with Sweden in 1949, India has become its third largest trading partner in Asia after China and Japan | ThePrint

Med-tech, fintech, gaming, defence could drive future India-Sweden trade, says business council

A survey released last week says Swedish firms plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next two years. From 2015-20, firms already invested a total of $2 billion in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an inauguration of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management in Raipur, via video conferencing in New Delhi on 28 September 2021 | PTI

Centre’s 7 new defence firms should aim to become global brands, PM Modi says

Speaking at an event to dedicate the new defence companies to the nation, Modi said there is more trust in the sector now and the goal is to make India world's biggest military power.
India among world’s 3 emerging arms producers, HAL in top 100: Report

I suffered OFB decline in quality – from average in 1970s to unacceptable by 2000s

Our soldiers, in terms of personal clothing and combat gear, are among the worst equipped in the world. About the quality of ammunition, the lesser said the better.
IAF fighter Sukhoi Su-30 lands during inauguration of an emergency landing strip at Gandhav Bhakasar section on NH-925 in Barmer, 9 Sept 2021 | PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)

Jalore emergency landing strip on highway shows era of standalone military projects is passé

India was a pioneer of emergency landing strips during WW2 but didn’t revive it for a long time. Now it can give IAF more flexibility.

Senior US commander meets Army Chief Naravane, holds talks on issues of ‘mutual interest’

General MM Naravane and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D Clarke, who is on a 3-day India visit, also briefly discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
An ordnance factory in India (Representational image) | Broadsword

What is essential defence services Bill and how it will impact ordnance factories and others

Strike proposed by employees’ federations of ordnance factories from 26 July, against Modi govt decision to corporatise them, perhaps triggered introduction of the Bill.

DRDO successfully flight tests new generation surface-to-air Akash missile

The missile has been indigenously manufactured by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories.
The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

1962, IPKF to Balakot, Ladakh – India’s record in writing factual military history is poor

The manner in which the Modi govt and military have recorded the surgical strikes, Balakot airstrikes and Ladakh crisis has ensured that no authentic account will be written for posterity.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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