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After a Chinese submarine and warships visited Sri Lanka, Iran and Pakistan, the Tokyo-based Yomiuri Shimbun on Sept. 27 reported that the People's Liberation Army Navy is seeking to construct naval ports in the Indian Ocean to monitor the movements of the Indian Navy.
 
 
 
The country’s security agencies, including the Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force and National Security Guards, are likely to have small wings of micro and mini air vehicles (MAVs) under their commands soon.
 
 
 
BANGALORE: HAL chairman RK Tyagi on Monday said the newly announced "Make in India" concept hold very good for the defence sector and has potential to raise defence manufacturing in the country from present 30% to 70% in the next few years.
 
 
 
NEW DELHI — Coinciding with the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US Sept. 25-30, Honeywell International has inked a partnership agreement with India’s Tata Power to license-produce the tactical advanced land inertial navigator (TALIN) system.
 
 
 
For years, there has been concern about the “string of pearls,” China’s range of investments in port facilities in nations along the Indian Ocean littoral. Gwadar, Pakistan; Chittagong, Bangladesh; Hambantota, Sri Lanka; the Maldives; and Seychelles have all seen a growth in such Chinese investments over the past decade.
 
 
 
Over the last six weeks, the Indian Navy commissioned three frontline warships, boosting its fleet to 140 vessels. Another 41 warships are being built in the country, including the 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. All these will join a "blue water" navy that will radiate influence across the Indian Ocean.
 
 
 
BANGALORE: India's Mars orbiter has sent a picture of regional dust storm activities over the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet, ISRO said today.
 
 
 
JAMMU: A fourteen day-long Indo-US military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas 2014' has begun in Uttarakhand to strengthen and broaden inter-operability and cooperation between the two Armies.
 
 
 
MOSCOW, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - A military delegation from India that participated in the Indra-2014 drills will inform their chiefs that Russian weapons are worth purchasing, the Russian Southern Military District's press service said Monday.
 
 
International Defence News


 
The PLA Air Force and Navy Air Force are likely to purchase 700 new stealth fighters, said Edward Hunt, a senior defense consultant at IHS Aerospace, Defense & Security in an article written for the UK-based Jane's Defence Weekly.
 
 
 
WASHINGTON — Taking out an Islamic State command-and-control facility is one thing. That’s what the F-22 fighter is supposed to, and what it did last week, according to US military officials. The overnight run into Syria marked the first time the Lockheed Martin-made warplane had put steel on target.
 
 
 
WARSAW, POLAND — Poland on Monday said a possible French deal to supply Russia with warships was making it difficult for Warsaw to choose French suppliers for its planned missile shield.
 
 
 
WASHINGTON — The United States and Afghanistan will sign a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year, a US official said.
 
 
 
QUANTICO, VA. — The US Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials.
 
 
 
Two years ago, China successfully launched four commercial satellites; the US launched two. The Chinese government spends billions of dollars annually on their space program, while the US continues to strip funding for NASA (in 2012, it was 0.48 percent of the federal budget).
 
 
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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