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Chinese Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe has said that China is willing to work together with Pakistan to focus on building a community of human destiny, consolidate all-weather friendship and deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields between the two armed forces.

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China has made marked advancements in its undersea-warfare capabilities and is using stolen US technology to further that progress, US Adm. Philip Davidson told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

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In a desperate measure to compensate for a 15 to 20 per cent shortage of critical ammunition, spares and missiles, the Indian Army has proposed to cut down on the purchase of expensive items, as well as discontinue the purchase of spares for vintage platforms to save money.

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The proposal for India and Russia to jointly develop an advanced fighter — the eponymous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) — has been formally buried. Business Standard has learnt that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval conveyed the decision to a Russian ministerial delegation at a “Defence Acquisition Meeting” in end-February.

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The UK government tendered an apology on Thursday after Indian authorities complained that the Indian flag in Parliament Square was pulled down, torn and stamped on by individuals protesting against India and the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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For a developing country that is committed to enhancing the quality of life of its citizens, defence is usually the last thing on the nation’s mind.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) fighters such as Su-30 MKIs and Jaguars with help from the Navy’s Poseidon-8i maritime reconnaissance aircraft extended their dominance over the Bay of Bengal region extending up to the Malacca Straits during the last phase of Exercise Gaganshakti 2018.

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India may finally be able to acquire armed drones from the United States that could transform the capabilities of the armed forces not just in strike operations against China and Pakistan over land and sea but also in operations against terrorists.

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Top officials of India’s Defense Ministry, along with representatives of the country’s defense industry, are visiting Moscow next week.

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India and China are expected to take their first steps to revive military-to-military ties after the 2017 Doklam stand-off with both the Indian Army and the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) opening up select military colleges for training each other’s officers on a reciprocal basis, according to officials familiar with the matter.

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China’s growing naval presence in the Indo-Pacific has prompted a new dimension to the defence relationship between India and the UK that was formalised in a statement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral meetings on Wednesday.

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Pakistan-backed PoK and Khalistani elements burnt the Indian flag in Central London yesterday while the London Metropolitan Police quietly watched the flag burning taking place right before its eyes.

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Pakistan says Afghan authorities have returned the bodies of five Pakistani soldiers killed during a weekend clash along a disputed segment of the two countries’ border, and also released a sixth soldier captured by the Afghans.

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Smart fence: The Narendra Modi government has operationalised the country’s first ever comprehensive integrated border management system along the riverine stretch bordering Bangladesh in Assam.

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Playing down the concerns expressed in India over China’s growing economic ties with Nepal, the Chinese media on Wednesday said that Beijing’s deals with regional countries are “for the good of the entire region”.

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China on Wednesday said its relations with India have seen “great strides” and the upcoming visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will further enhance “political trust” between the two countries.

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Afghanistan has expressed disappointment over Pakistan's attitude to its latest initiative for bringing an end to conflict through offer of unconditional peace talks with Taliban.

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The Trump Administration plans to continue to expand its defence and security cooperation with India and support New Delhi's growing relationships throughout South Asia, a top US official has said.

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