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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

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

Logistics pact signed over a year ago couldn’t be utilised at Malabar

US Ships were berthed at Chennai but pact to make logistics easier has not been operationalised yet. Manu Pubby

India, US & Japan aircraft carriers conduct their biggest joint naval war game

Indian Navy maintains the exercise in the Bay of Bengal not directed against China. Manu Pubby

In likely policy reversal, mega ammunition orders ‘reserved’ for pvt sector may now allow PSUs

OFB out but BEL, ECIL likely to get in; controversy over banned foreign companies remains MANU PUBBY

Gen. Vij “appears to have provided protective umbrella” to help alienate land for Adarsh — MoD probe

What the Defence ministry probe report into Adarsh scam says on role of top military officers MANU PUBBY

Two former Army Chiefs, 8 top officers indicted by MoD inquiry into Adarsh scam

Gen. N.C. Vij provided "protection umbrella", Gen. Deepak Kapoor "ill advised" to take flat, govt should use Adarsh for military housing, probe report says. MANU PUBBY

Beyond guns and missiles, real juice of India-Israel defence ties is in the “small stuff”

As PM Modi visits Israel, specialised Indian defence companies sign tech transfer, JV agreements critical to India’s strategic goal of creating a multi-layered domestic arms industry. MANU PUBBY

Indian Navy in talks to get underwater rescue ship from Russian shipyard that built most of its submarines

The ship that can be used for rescue operations on nuclear submarines as well

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

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File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.