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NEW DELHI: Four strategic places along the Sino-India border have been identified by the Defence Ministry for rail connectivity in the first phase, Lok Sabha was informed today.
The Standing Committee on Defence has pulled up the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a “lackadaisical and callous approach” towards “upgradation of Air Force squadrons”, the numbers of which stand at 34 against the sanctioned strength of 42.
Boeing, a maker of commercial aircraft and defence, space and security equipment, is expanding its India operations and, according to official sources, a ‘big announcement’ is expected during US President Barack Obama’s forthcoming visit.
Following the in-principle agreement reached by India and Russia for the production of Russian helicopters in India, both sides are carrying out discussions to work out the details to quickly conclude a deal.
The Indian Navy has earlier shown interest in acquiring six to eight of the maritime variants of the US high altitude, long endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for extended ocean surveillance.
Defence officials are now looking at March 2015 to conduct the critical Short Take Off Barrier Arrested (STOBAR) tests of the naval version of the LCA Tejas, after it made its maiden test flight from a mock aircraft carrier deck at Goa on Saturday.
The defence ministry has sanctioned Rs 725 crore for the construction of a secret naval ship that will eventually be a part of India’s ballistic missile defence system being put in place slowly, bit by bit.
Russia! Russia! Russia! A bunch of school boys were cheering lustily. Ecstatic watching the mighty Soviet Union thump Hungary 6-0 in a 1986 World Cup Soccer encounter; they threw their arms up in the air with a loud “Oh! Hell Yeah”.
Russia will help India to renew its aging military hardware, providing the country with its most advanced technologies. Russian-Indian joint military projects will help India to bolster its defense industry.
International Defence News

SEOUL: President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism".
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters crash-landed during training at Camp Buehring in Kuwait and that the six-member crew survived, with some sustaining minor injuries.
“Iran has an acceptable status among countries possessing missile capabilities, and stands after the United States, Russia and China,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said in a televised interview with Al-Alam channel on Friday.
Mark Dugain believes the American military blasted the missing jetliner out of the sky amid fears it had been hijacked remotely and could be used in a 9/11-style terror attack.
WASHINGTON — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the U.S. Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.
China's stealth fighter technology has overtaken Russia based on newly-released photos of China's J-20 stealth fighter, reports the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily.
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INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier which entered into service with the Indian Navy in 2013. She has been renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, a legendary 1st century BC emperor of Ujjain, India.
LCA Tejas High Definition Weapons Testing across the length and breadth of India.

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