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India’s legend, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh passes away। Terror attack in London Tube, many injured । Police, Emergency Services Respond Well । London on high alert । North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan again, and threatens to sink the island state । UN censures North Korea, and so does most of the world, including India । Prime Miinister Abe’s visit to Ahmedabad brings Japan and India closer। New Delhi and Tokyo condemn terrorism, and Pakistan’s role in promoting it । India and Japan agree on multi spectrum cooperation, including in defence । Global majors present new warfighting and anti terrorism technologies at DSEI in London । India will set up 28 nuclear reactors at five sites to generate 32,000 mw । India, China agree to disengage troops at Dokalam ।
September 21, 2017
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The BrahMos Finality

For nearly 15 years now, the New Delhi-headquartered BrahMos Aerospace is participating in defence exhibitions around the world, apparently hoping to export the world’s first supersonic missile to at least some “friendly”countries. That is, countries which are acceptable to...

IAF Poised for New Combat Aircraft

The Indian Air Force has finally got the deal for new combat aircraft, and the one it selected as its choice after a rigorous process. The number of Rafale jets contracted with France though is small, just 36 or two squadrons...

Are Pakistanis bad People!

I have often thought about this, and my conclusion invariably is that they are as good or as bad as any other people the world over. That is they are as normal as us and anybody else. As a...

Hundred Years of Dreams and Boeing Forward

When it comes to the history of Flying, it will perhaps be fair to use the expression Boeing Forward rather than Going Forward. Mr William Boeing, a rich timber merchant, was inspired in 1909 by a ‘manned flying machine’...

India’s 1974 Nuclear Test: Raison d’être

I never formally interviewed Mrs Indira Gandhi but it was easy to approach and interact with her as she would occasionally visit the old Delhi airport to receive or see off VVIPS. There was a rather small VIP lounge,...

Media and Exclusive Reports

The Indian Navy’s iconic Harrier jump jets were given a ceremonious adieu this month after 33 years of stellar service. The occasion reminds me of my own career as I broke the news of India’s decision to acquire this...

Defence Exhibitions and Arms Acquisitions

The recent Defexpo 2016 held in South Goa was a success if the number of participants and the kind of big global players who took part is taken as an indication. More than 1,000 companies, from India and nearly...

Defexpo and other Big Events

Holding big events in India is a challenge. There are simply neither any places nor the culture to hold them with excellence the way they do it say in Singapore or Dubai. Of course many people would get hurt...

Naval Diplomacy

European countries have engaged in naval diplomacy for centuries, showing their might and to occupy and colonise foreign countries. Britain, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, all of these went far, far away to show their flags and then subjugate territories...
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Indian Army Strikes Terrorist Camps in POK

New Delhi. India struck seven terrorists camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on September 28, ten...

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