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Terming local militants as "sons of the soil", PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that efforts should be made to save them, adding that the Centre should initiate dialogue with the militant leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to end the "gun culture".

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India has committed to purchase USD 5 billion worth of oil and gas from the US per annum and USD 18 billion worth of defence equipment that are under implementation, a top Indian diplomat here said, highlighting the growing bilateral trade cooperation.

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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas aircraft, in its final operational clearance (FOC) configuration will have a new, thicker canopy with the Indian Air Force (IAF) having demanded the same. The same canopy is also to be used in the Tejas Mk-1A aircraft, which will be more advanced.

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Former deputy National Security Adviser Satish Chandra among other experts have the government to engage with Taliban as their return is an ‘inevitability.’

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Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman recently on a two-day visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) on January 13-14.

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Attacking Pakistan but not by name, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat Jan. 15 said "our western neighbor" is ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that India will achieve "decisive success" if a war is forced on it.

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Indian efforts to sell submarine technology to other countries are being opposed by the Chinese. Those nations that attempt to supply the technology to Taiwan are generally risking their diplomatic ties with Beijing.

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Yet another controversy over the 7.8 billion euro (Rs 59,000 crore) deal for 36 Rafale fighters erupted on Tuesday, with some reports claiming France on Monday had ordered 28 of the jets at half the cost compared to what India had paid.

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In a coup for indigenisation, the Hindustan Turbo Trainer – 40 (HTT-40) basic trainer aircraft, designed and built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), has outperformed all the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) demanding specifications.

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China is rapidly building a robust lethal force with advanced capabilities in the air, at sea, in space and in cyberspace that will enable it to impose its will in the region and beyond, a top US intelligence official said on Tuesday.

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The Indian Air Force has 11 Tejas fighters built by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and is likely to receive five more by March, but it doesn’t have a single aircraft to train its pilots to fly the warplane.

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The second edition of the India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX 2018-19, commenced at Chandimandir Military Station that houses the headquarters of the Western Command, here on Monday.

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An Indian national was among the four killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

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As China expands its infrastructure along the border at a rapid pace, Himachal Pradesh government has pushed forward construction of an airfield in the cold desert areas of tribal Lahaul and Spiti district, for both civilian and defence purpose.

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The paper work has been completed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to give economic aid to Pakistan. Out of the $3 billion economic assistance promised by the UAE, $1 billion will be transferred to State Bank of Pakistan next well.

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An incident of alleged misbehaviour by a Pakistan high commission staffer with a woman at the popular Sarojini Nagar market on Monday set off yet another diplomatic row with India and Pakistan alleging harassment by local authorities in Islamabad and New Delhi.

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The Comptroller and Auditor General has refused to disclose details about its audit in the controversial Rafale aircraft deal, saying the process is not yet complete and any disclosure at this stage will amount to breach of the Parliament's privilege, an RTI reply said.

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Every kingdom stands tall and unthreatened courtesy to the knights in shining armour who hold down the fort against the enemies' onslaught, with all their might.

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