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MHA directs CAPFs to adopt 'swadeshi' goods in canteens, officeNEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has directed all CAPFs or paramilitary forces to shun foreign brands and introduce 'swadeshi' goods, including food items, household goods and clothing, in their canteens and offices, officials said on Thursday. The Ministry of Home...
Pakistan sent two F-16 fighter planes last month to intercept a SpiceJet flight to KabulNEW DELHI: Pakistan last month scrambled two F-16 jets in its airspace to intercept a SpiceJet plane, assuming it to be a military aircraft, which was heading to Kabul from Delhi with around 120 passengers,...
Ensure jawans get to stay with family for 100 days annually: Shah to CAPFsNew Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like CRPF, BSF and others to undertake a mega manpower planning and ensure that around 7 lakh jawans get to spend...
View: From Syria, Donald Trump fuels the rise of Russia and ChinaShould India be concerned about Turkey’s invasion of the Syrian territory south of Turkey’s border? While India has criticised Turkey, it is widely seen as retaliation for Turkey’s support at the UN for the Pakistan point of view...
BSF jawan killed, 1 injured in firing by Bangladeshi troops along border in West BengalKOLKATA/NEW DELHI: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed and another injured on Thursday after a Bangladeshi border guard fired from his AK-47 rifle during a 'flag meeting' along the international border of the...
China signs deal to 'lease' Pacific island in SolomonsHONIARA: A Chinese company signed an agreement to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands a day after Beijing recruited the Pacific nation as its latest ally in the strategically important region, according to documents obtained by AFP Thursday. The leaked...
View: African islands in the Indian Ocean- Looking beyond Delhi’s strategic blindnessBy Darshana M. Baruah Strategic significance Despite the recent high level visits to the region - Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to Comoros in October 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind visited Madagascar in March 2018- the western Indian Ocean continues to...
Satellite images reveal China's aircraft carrier 'factory,' analysts sayHONG KONG/BEIJING: High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site. The images...
Need for Joint Services Act taken up at Army Commanders' meetNEW DELHI: The need for a Joint Services Act to integrate the three armed forces, ahead of the creation of the post of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), was taken up during the ongoing Army Commanders' Conference in...
India's MiG 29 to fly with Eurofighter Typhoon in OmanNEW DELHI: The MiG 29 fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) will be flying alongside the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-16 in India's bilateral air exercise with Oman which kicked off on Thursday. According to the IAF, this is the first...