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Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that Pakistan harbours terrorists who "go out and try to kill American soldiers."

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India will fund at least 250 defence startups over the next five years as it seeks new technologies to give a cutting edge to the armed forces. The plan is to achieve at least 50 ‘tangible innovations’ by the startups that can be inducted over the coming years.

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The Defence Ministry has concluded cost negotiations with Tata and Airbus for the purchase of Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as part of the long-delayed Avro replacement programme of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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Expressing concern over threats posed from cyberspace, India on Tuesday called for coordinated efforts to prevent forces of terrorism and extremism from building their presence in the digital domain.

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In the wake of reports of a cyberattack on the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, Indian authorities have apprised Russia that necessary steps have been taken to prevent similar incidents in future, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday.

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Good politics, it is often said, makes for good economics. While this can often be true, a lot depends on what one means by good politics.

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The army of China is building villages, an extension of cantonments, close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The aim of these integrated model villages is to ensure military and civilian population co-existence at the frontier.

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The Indian Army’s first regiment of ultra-light howitzers is expected to consist of 15 ready-built M777s supplied by the US, and three locally built guns that will represent the country’s Make in India push for military hardware, two officials familiar with the move said.

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In August 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out a strong message to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) by flaying it for what he referred to as harbouring the “chalta hai” (lackadaisical) attitude.

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The Indian Army will carry out a major exercise comprising more than 40,000 troops, besides several tanks, artillery guns and attack helicopters, on India’s western front with Pakistan from Wednesday.

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First-ever India US joint Tri services Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise code-named ‘TIGER TRIUMPH’ scheduled on the Eastern seaboard will start from Nov 13- 21, aimed to develop interoperability for conducting HADR operations.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s effigy was burnt on Monday during a protest against Bejing for encroaching upon a chunk of Nepal’s land.

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“We have come here on a pilgrimage and to observe the birth anniversary of the Guru. We have no desire for any propaganda, nor will we tolerate any,” says Prithi Singh, who has come from Canada to Pakistan for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak.

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Four Indian firms including Tata, Adani, Mahindra Defence Systems and Bharat Forge have been shortlisted by the Indian Navy as strategic partners for the project involving a deal worth Rs 25,000 crore for indigenous manufacturing of 111 Naval Utility Choppers.

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Only 3.43 lakh Army soldiers and personnel from the central armed police forces are posted in Jammu and Kashmir — contrary to the figure of 9 lakh quoted by many, including Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan — and a majority of them are deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) on anti-infiltration duties.

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Through its deployment of land-attack cruise missiles (LACM) and various ballistic missiles, Pakistan stated that it is maintaining “minimum credible deterrence.

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War game exercise Sudharshan Shakti by Indian Army’s Southern Command will be organised at Jaisalmer-Barmer desert from November 13 to 18. Indian Air Force will also take part in this exercise.

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A hypothetical war between India and China would be one of the largest and most destructive conflicts in Asia. A war between the two powers would rock the Indo-Pacific region, cause thousands of casualties on both sides and take a significant toll on the global economy.

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