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Germany seeks India’s stamp on US-led Afghanistan talksNEW DELHI: Germany wants India to endorse the Zalmay Khalilzad peace process in Afghanistan. “We would like to see India play a bigger role in Afghanistan,” said Markus Potzel, Germany’s special envoy to Afghanistan. Potzel will be meeting with senior officials in...
Navy to buy Rs 1,589 crore satellite from ISRONEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has placed an order with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for a new dedicated military satellite for communications between its warships, aircraft and shore-based units, with a launch expected within a year. The Rs 1,589 crore...
India set to sign US-like defence logistics sharing pact with RussiaNEW DELHI: India is close to inking a key defence logistics sharing pact which will place it as a rare nation that has such a strategic agreement with both of the old cold war rivals – the US and...
Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join US coalitionNEW DELHI: Indian warships escorting merchant vessels in the Persian Gulf will remain deployed for the longer term, officials with direct knowledge of the matter said, as tensions between Iran and Western powers rise. But the two ships,...
Number of transgressions along India-China border have ‘considerably’ reduced: Defence Ministry reportNEW DELHI: The number of transgressions and the percentage of face-offs during them along the Line of Actual Control between India and China have ‘considerably’ reduced this year as compared to last year, the defence ministry said. The...
Army working to counter Pakistani propaganda on Jammu and KashmirNEW DELHI: The Indian Army is working with the ministries of Home and External Affairs to counter Pakistani propaganda which projects law and order actions in Jammu and Kashmir as ‘trumped up’ human rights violations, the defence ministry said. The development...
Rafale will provide IAF strategic deterrence: Defence MinistryNEW DELHI: The Rafale aircraft will provide the Indian Air Force strategic deterrence and requisite capability to engage targets at long ranges, the Defence Ministry said, adding the training of the first batch of officers and technicians is under way with the...
Thales says makes sense for Europe to combine fighter projectsSINGAPORE: The head of Europe's largest defence electronics maker, France's Thales, has urged major European countries to combine efforts to build a new generation of fighter jets. Dassault Aviation and Airbus are leading a Franco-German programme - the Future Combat Air...
IMA to train UAE army officers, soldiersDEHRADUN: Spear-heading India's outreach to the Middle East in defence cooperation, the Indian Military Academy (IMA) will train the United Arab Emirates (UAE) troopers. As part of the programme a 20-member UAE contingent reached the IMA on Wednesday, IMA spokesman Lt Col Amit Dagar...
Defence forces owe Rs 24.5 crore as rent to landowners in J&KNEW DELHI: The Union government owes an outstanding due of Rs 24.5 crore as rent to various land owners in Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Ministry has informed the Parliament. The outstanding dues are only for land hired by...