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IAF inks Rs 300 crore deal to procure Spice bombs from IsraelNew Delhi: The Indian Air Force has signed a Rs 300 crore deal with a Israeli defence firm to procure a batch of SPICE 2000 guided bombs, official sources said Friday. The IAF had used SPICE bombs in its...
Russian navy accuses US ship of nearly causing collisionMoscow: Russia on Friday accused a US naval ship of carrying out a dangerous manoeuvre by sailing within 50 metres of a Russian naval vessel in the East China Sea. The USS Chancellorsville guided-missile cruiser suddenly turned early Friday while sailing...
BrahMos JV value now stands at Rs 40,000 croreThe BrahMos venture between India and Russia to build supersonic cruise missiles was started with an initial investment of Rs 1,300 crore and the business has now grown to the tune of Rs 40,000 crore, a top official of the company...
Deserter SPOs among 4 militants killed in PulwamaSrinagar: Four militants, including two special police officers (SPOs) who decamped with weapons, were killed hours later on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Two of the slain militants were identified as Shabir...
India criticises lack of transparency in functioning of UNSC's Sanctions CommitteesUNITED NATIONS: India has strongly criticised the lack of transparency in the functioning of the UN Security Council's Sanctions Committee which took over a decade to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. India's remarks came...
Amit Shah holds meeting on internal security, Maoist issuesNew Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held a high-level meeting to discuss internal security and Maoist issues. It was attended by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Joint Secretary...
An-32 still missing, villagers saw thick black smokeTribal villagers had witnessed "thick black smoke" originating from a mountain towards Molo village in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday after an An-32 aircraft of the IAF lost contact with the ground staff on Monday afternoon. "... three persons of Tumbin village stated that...
Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defence systemsTAIPEI: Taiwan has confirmed it has asked to purchase more than 100 US tanks, along with air defence and anti-tank missile systems in a major potential arms sale that could worsen frictions between Washington and Beijing. The Defence Ministry says it...
Walk to battle sites, flame to mark 20 years of Kargil victoryThe government will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Kargil War against Pakistan this year in Dras, Leh and Delhi with events such as expeditions to the battle sites, ‘victory flame’ and an outreach programme to highlight the...
Delays, abrupt end to tenders mar defence business: StudyNEW DELHI: Urging the government to cut down inordinate delays in the procurement process for military equipment, the defence industry has said that cancellations of tenders midway and uncertain time frames are adversely impacting business and discouraging foreign investments. A study by...