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India's first home minister and also the first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel died today 67 years ago, at the age of 75. Known as the "Iron Man" of India, Patel was instrumental in uniting the country through merger of small princely states.

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With India's growing status as a global power, comes the need for its military to demonstrate its presence far and wide. For such missions, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has acquired 10 strategic airlifts Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday asserted that during his stint as the defence minister he had always tried to ensure minimum lives were lost at the border.

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What will the balance of ground combat power look like in 2030, presumably after the Wars on Terror and the Wars of Russian Reconsolidation (more to come on this idea below) shake out?

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India on Saturday successfully test-fired what is hailed as a gen-next state-of-the-art interceptor missile from a defence base off Odisha coast, achieving a significant milestone in its ongoing Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme.

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The surface-to-surface nuke capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-IV test fired off Odisha coast on Monday is the most advanced ballistic missile in its class that India has developed so far.

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As Islamic State's (IS) hold over swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria weakens due to international military efforts and the likelihood of its battle-hardened foreign fighters returning to their respective homeland increases, agencies here have warned of a "grave" terror threat from the Indian returnees.

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When the British Royal Flying Corps was created in 1912, the force consisted of nothing more than a few crude aircraft with an accompanying number of balloons.

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The surgical strikes carried out by the Indian army's special forces in end-September on Pakistani terrorist launch-pads across the Line of Control are still a subject of (hot) debate more than a week after they were executed.

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In a bid to strengthen the country's defence capacity, India plans to sign big-ticket defence deals with its traditional and strategic partner Russia during the upcoming annual summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week in Goa on October 15-16.

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