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BENGALURU: The Mars Colour Camera (MCC) aboard India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has sent in new images of the Red Planet, showing a volcano, and a canyon on the surface and one of Mars' natural satellite Phobos.
 
 
 
During Aero India 2015, a delegation of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), a part of Rostec State Corporation, held a series of negotiations with the representatives of Indian companies on the modernisation of the country's air force fleet.
 
 
 
The US still wants India to act as a "lynchpin'' in its ongoing strategic "re-balancing'' of military forces towards the Asia-Pacific, or at least help cobble up multilateral naval engagements for greater stability in what it considers to be an increasingly critical region.
 
 
 
We owe so much to the Indian Army. They are the reason we sleep peacefully at night, a perfect example of bravery. But there's still so much we don't know about our men of steel. Take a look and educate yourself.
 
 
 
China must continue to develop aircraft carriers to maintain the security of its Indian Ocean routes, says People's Liberation Army hawk Yin Zhuo.
 
 
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioning Barracuda — India’s first ever export warship — in Mauritius on the island country’s national day on March 12 is set to be followed by a bigger orders from countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
 
 
 
The assertiveness of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy in the Indian Ocean is forcing the government of Narenda Modi to look to modernize India’s naval forces as quickly as possible.
 
 
 
India is modestly increasing its defense spending by 11 percent to around 2.47 trillion rupees ($40 billion) for the fiscal year 2015-2016 starting on April 1, according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s federal budget speech last Saturday.
 
 
 
The 2015-2016 budget shows a provision of Rs 310,079 crore for the defence services. If this looks different from what you read in the papers, it is because it contains a sum of Rs 54,500 crore which is paid out by way of pensions for the defence services, and Rs 8,852 crore which are listed for the MoD secretariat.
 
 
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Russian Air Force is expected to receive first aircraft tanker (Il-78-90A) fully produced in the nation by 2018, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti on Monday.
 
 
 
GENEVA — North Korea's foreign minister warned Tuesday Pyongyang had the power to conduct a "preemptive strike" on the United States, following joint US-South Korea military drills earlier this week.
 
 
 
ANKARA — Turkey's government and military leaders are weighing options for a possible Turkish contribution to a planned military offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), officials here said.
 
 
 
China has begun upgrading its Type 094 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, according to the military news website of the country's nationalistic tabloid Global Times, citing a Russian media report.
 
 
 
AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and P-3C sub-hunting aircraft that Taiwan recently received from the United States will be included in the major military exercises Taiwan has planned for the year, the Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday.
 
 
 
A People's Liberation Army guided-missile destroyer and a guided-missile frigate were detected near Amami Oshima, the largest island of Amami archipelago located between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Kyushu on the morning of Mar. 2, reports our sister newspaper Want Daily.
 
 
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Rough cut of the first flight display from Aero India 2015 first day - Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
 
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Military expert Michael Tymoshenko compared the combat capabilities of Russian Su-30 aircraft and the French Rafale, which compete with each other for the right to enter the Indian Air Force.
 
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