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IAF’s heavy-lift Mi-26 choppers set to fly back to Russia for overhaul

Ministry of Defence has cleared overhaul of its 3 Russian Halo choppers. Once the process is complete, IAF will operate both Halo & US Chinook helicopters.

India gets its first 4 Chinook heavy lift helicopters, to be stationed in Chandigarh

The chopper is part of the 15 Chinook CH-47F (I) that India ordered from the US in 2015. Was delivered to the IAF earlier this month. 

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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
File photo of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation gas station in Mumbai

India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.

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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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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.