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A pair of US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks. Sikorsky was later acquired by Lokheed Martin | Lockheedmartin.com

Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.
Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

India will purchase 110 new fighter jets in staggered manner, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who is mandated with prioritising capital procurement, says India will likely buy more submarines for the Navy too.
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Bipin Rawat headed-DMA will give preference to domain experts like DRDO and ISRO

The Gen Rawat-headed Department of Military Affairs is currently operating with an interim structure as govt is yet to accord final sanction.
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Boeing plans trials of its Super Hornet jets on ski-jump ramp to meet Indian requirements

Top Boeing official Thom Breckenridge said the aircraft will fulfill the Indian requirements and that they are in discussion with the Indian Navy for the trials.
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

India’s joint military theatre command process to finish in 3 years, says CDS Bipin Rawat

CDS General Bipin Rawat also said a number of theatre commands, beginning with a joint tri-services Air Defence Command, will also come up.
Indian Navy | Photo by Manisha Mondal

Can’t use Facebook, post on Twitter — new social media rules for Navy after ‘spy ring bust’

The 85 apps banned/restricted for Indian Navy personnel include Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, Viber, Tumblr, Reddit and Truecaller.
A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

Adani out of race for mega Navy submarine deal, Ministry of Defence shortlists 2 firms

Congress had alleged Modi govt was trying to favour Adani Group, though Navy had rejected its bid earlier.
Three Indian Navy sailors have been arrested for spying from Visakhapatnam (representational image) | Photo: indiannavy.nic.in

Indian Navy bans use of Facebook by personnel after 7 sailors were arrested for espionage

Indian Navy sailors and officers could also be banned from using more social networking sites and messaging apps in a bid to curb online snooping.
A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

Indian Navy to build fleet of 18 conventional & six nuclear attack submarines

Standing Committee on Defence stated this plan in a report which was tabled in the winter session of Parliament.
US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopter flies during its induction ceremony into the Indian Air Force, at Airforce Station in Pathankot | ANI

INS Arihant, Chinook, P-8I — game-changing Indian military inductions in the last decade

These inductions have given Indian armed forces a huge strategic heft and helped shape their combat abilities.

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Harappan meat row not the first. Museums and gods have always collided

Historical facts take a backseat when you have gods on display. And it’s not just the babus in National Museum, museums struggle with religious artefacts world over.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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PM Modi with US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump visit set to further consolidate US-India collaboration in Indo-Pacific

During Donald Trump’s visit next week, both the US and India could issue a joint declaration to lay down roadmap for larger cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.