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Defence ministry approves purchase of 33 fighter aircraft for IAF, 248 indigenous missiles

The defence ministry cleared the purchase of platforms and equipment to the tune of Rs 38,900 crore for the armed forces.
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Russia to deliver S-400 by 2021-end, but will supply missiles and bombs amid LAC tensions

The S-400 is capable of destroying incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones within a range of up to 400 km. It has a tracking capability of nearly 600 km.
Representational image of Indian Army personnel in Kashmir | ANI

14-day quarantine waived for Army, Navy, Air Force amid India-China row, but riders apply

New guidelines exempt personnel from 14-day quarantine if they are asymptomatic & have not come into contact with a Covid patient in 14 days.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Corps Commander to raise Galwan violence with China & seek status quo in Pangong, other areas

The meeting between Lt Gen. Harinder Singh and his Chinese counterpart began Monday morning at Chushul-Moldo meeting point on the Chinese side of the LAC.
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IAF deploys Apache attack helicopters and Chinooks in Ladakh, increases combat air patrols

Apaches were brought to provide close air support to the ground forces, while Chinooks were brought to enable faster deployment of troops and equipment.
Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Contingent of Army, Navy, Air Force to participate in Russia’s Victory Day parade on 24 June

The event was attended by former President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015. It comes amid a suspension of foreign visits of all armed forces personnel in the wake of Covid. 
An Army convoy moves along the Srinagar-Leh National highway, in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir, 17 June, 2020. | PTI

Army, Navy, Air Force raise alert level after Galwan Valley face-off

The decision was taken at a meeting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs.

At 16,700 ft, on mud strip: IAF pilot on how his AN-32 reopened Daulat Beg Oldi after 43 yrs

Daulat Beg Oldi is adjacent to the Chip Chap river and lies 8 km south and 9 km west of the LAC with China, making it strategically important for India.
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Army reviewing policy to assign aides-de-camp to governors, cites shortage of young officers

An aide-de-camp in the armed forces primarily functions as a protocol officer, who looks after implementation of the protocols, and as an executive assistant.
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

IAF chief contradicts CDS Rawat, says plan is to buy 114 foreign fighters besides LCA Tejas

CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat had said IAF was planning to buy the indigenous LCA Tejas instead of 114 ‘Make in India’ foreign jets.

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Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

Economy showing signs of recovery but pandemic may affect business climate: Finance Ministry

Improved kharif sowing, pick-up in electricity and petrol consumption, and higher freight movement indicate green shoots in the economy, ministry report stated.

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File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.