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NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley led Defence Acquistion Council on Saturday gave approval to the defence procurements of worth Rs. 80,000 crore.
 
 
 
Ahead of the visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to India next week, India on Friday indicated that it is open to accepting Vietnam’s offer, if found commercially viable, of participation in additional oil blocks in the South China Sea, despite Chinese concerns.
 
 
 
The Indian Air Force [IAF] chief is warning that the nation needs to expand and upgrade its aging warplane fleet. Soviet-era jetfighters, which were built decades ago, comprise at least 41 percent of the planes in the IAF’s fleets and they are long overdue for retirement, according to Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.
 
 
 
In a bid to exploit the ‘Make in India' policy initiated by the Narendra Modi government, US-based global defence and nuclear giant General Atomics is looking for local partners to build next-generation weapons and support systems based on advanced electromagnetic technologies in the country.
 
 
 
SINGAPORE: Singapore and India should consider exploring the untapped potential of cooperation in naval ship building, an expert from an Indian naval think-tank said here today.
 
 
 
India's Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is set to make a high-level visit to Israel next month, in the first Home Minister visit since a 2000 trip that began resurgent bilateral ties - the visit comes after India last month approved a $144 million missile purchase from Israel.
 
 
 
Taking a first flight-related step in its Human Space Flight (HSF) endeavour, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will, in nearly 45 days’ time, launch an unmanned crew module on the experimental GSLV MK III flight.
 
 
 
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Nashik will complete the first ever overhaul of a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter. HAL's test pilots will now test-fly the aircraft to ensure it has emerged from the overhaul as good as new.
 
 
 
Throughout Diwali on Thursday, Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire several times and resorted to firing on border outposts (BoPs) along the international border (IB) in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
 
 
International Defence News


 
One Sunday morning last December, China’s defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters.
 
 
 
US-led airstrikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month, as Kurdish fighters readied to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane.
 
 
 
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s recent 40-day disappearance from public view sparked speculation of a coup or serious illness, but US military officials were never convinced he was out of power, the commander of US forces in South Korea told reporters today.
 
 
 
WELLINGTON — Uniformed members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have grown to 9,035 sailors, soldiers and airmen and women, up from 8,504 in June 2013, according to an NZDF annual report.
 
 
 
WASHINGTON — The US military must prepare for murky, undeclared wars in which foreign entities use proxy insurgencies against established governments, typified by Russia and Iran, US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) writes in a new white paper.
 
 
 
PARIS — While they may not have officially been designated as jihadists, two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by al-Qaida and the Islamic State group to the letter.
 
 
Defence Videos


 
Watch Allu Arjun's "I Am That Change" Short Film. Allu Arjun will be acting in a short film soon. He has planned to produce and act in a short film to be directed by Sukumar, on the eve of Independence Day.
 
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This special report on India's Military Doctrine gives you an exclusive insight into the days following the attack on Parliament House by terrorists with Pakistani links and the time when India came close to launching an operation against Pakistan.
 
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