india china border: India’s budget for infrastructure on China border rose significantly after 2014: S Jaishankar

[ad_1] External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said India’s budget for infrastructure on the border with China was increased significantly after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister. India should have learnt lessons from the 1962 war but no headway was made in the development of border infrastructure till 2014, he claimed, adding that the Modi … Read more

Nationhood is built by those who share common sense of history & common vision of future: NSA

[ad_1] Nationhood is constituted by people who share a “common sense of their history” and a “common vision of their future”, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said as he released an 11-volume book series on ancient India. Addressing a gathering at the launch of the series at the Vivekananda International Foundation here on Tuesday, the … Read more

Tata military-grade satellite: Tata’s military-grade satellite successfully placed into orbit

[ad_1] New Delhi: India’s first military grade geospatial satellite manufactured in the private sector has been successfully launched and placed in orbit, with full functionality expected to be achieved within a few months. Built by Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) at its Vemagal facility in Karnataka, the TSAT-1A was onboard the Bandwagon-1 mission launched by … Read more

Israel bets big on India to enhance defence procurement

[ad_1] IAI has strengthened its defence partnership with India by focusing on MRSAM which has been jointly developed by the Israeli defence manufacturer and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).   A newly launched office for IAI’s 100% owned Indian subsidiary Aerospace Services India (ASI) in Delhi will provide maintenance, product support and upgrades … Read more

Assam Rifles on 65 years of 14th Dalai Lama’s escape to India from Tibet

[ad_1] 5th Bn the Assam Rifles was deployed in Kameng Frontier Division of the Arunachal Pradesh since 1958. Its posts were spanning over a large area including Chuthangmu, Bumla and Chuna in Kameng Frontier and Longju & Taksing in Subhansiri Frontier. During this period, there was a uprising going on in Tibet. The 14th Dalai … Read more

Want to export jet engines in future, says defence minister Rajnath Singh

[ad_1] New Delhi: India is firmly on the path to self-reliance in defence and is even looking to export fighter jet engines in the future, defence minister Rajnath Singh said at the Times Now Summit themed India Unstoppable. The minister said he has directed officials to look at all possible collaboration opportunities to make India … Read more

“Confident that PoK will itself merge with India”: Rajnath Singh

[ad_1] Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the people of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) are themselves raising the demand for a merger with India. He expressed the confidence that the people of PoK will merge with India. He made the remarks during the ‘AAP ki Adalat’ programme on India TV. Asked about Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz … Read more

It looks like Pakistan bought a Chinese spy ship. What does it do?

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD — It appears Pakistan’s Navy has acquired a Chinese-built spy ship, according to open-source intelligence analyst Damien Symon, who reviewed commercially available satellite imagery. The intelligence gathering platform, dubbed Rizwan, is described as an “offshore supply ship” by online shipping monitor MarineTraffic. Pakistan reportedly acquired the vessel from China last year with no … Read more

Maldives starts flying Turkish drones for maritime surveillance

[ad_1] CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The Maldives government has introduced Turkish-built Bayraktar TB2 drones into service while standing up a new Air Corps tasked with monitoring the island nation’s maritime environs. Three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were inaugurated in a ceremony at Maafaru International Airport in Noonu Atoll on March 15, according to the office … Read more