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Our priority is to cut imports, be self-reliant: Rajnath SinghNEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government’s priority in its second term is to cut down dependence on imports and develop indigenous capabilities through greater involvement of the private sector, with a special focus on startups. In...
If Pakistan keeps supporting terrorism, it will self-implode: Rajnath SinghIn his first interview after taking over as defence minister, Rajnath Singh speaks on a variety of issues – from threats by Pakistan to relations with China and the political situation in the country. The senior minister detailed his plans...
India's quest in seeking critical technologies to safeguard national interest: Principal Secretary to PMNew Delhi: India's pursuit of advancement in critical technologies is to safeguard its national interest and not to dominate others, said P K Mishra, the principal secretary to the prime minister, on Wednesday. Addressing the 41st Defence...
Army to create structures for operational synergies with Navy, IAFNEW DELHI: Top commanders of the Army on Wednesday deliberated on creating arrangements and structures to bring synergy in operational functioning with the Navy and Air Force following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policy directive for tri-services coordination two months ago. At...
Year of Next of Kin: Army plans 'ultimate run'; works on resolving their pending issuesNew Delhi: The Army has organised and planned a number of events to mark the 'Year of Next of Kin' -- from ultimate run to lectures, officials said on Wednesday. Staffers of the Directorate of Indian...
Qatar rules out war between US and IranDOHA: Qatar's defence minister ruled out Wednesday the possibility of a war between the United States and Iran amid rising tensions in the Gulf following attacks on oil tankers. Doha is an ally of Washington, but also has good relations with Tehran that...
Is China planning to use military force?HONG KONG: China is implementing the largest military build-up the world has seen since the end of World War II. The uppermost question that needs to be answered is why. China has been investing heavily in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) even though the...
US carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials sayWASHINGTON: The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S....
INS multi-role chopper project assumes urgency, after China displays Z-20NEW DELHI: Indian Navy's bid to acquire state-of-the-art Naval Multi-Role Helicopters (NMRH), to deal with security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region, has assumed urgency after China displayed its indigenously developed Z-20 choppers earlier this October. Defence experts said, there also...
India hands over second pair of Mi-24V helicopters to Afghan forcesKabul: India on Tuesday handed over the second pair of Mi-24V helicopters to war-torn Afghanistan, boosting the capability of the Afghan forces. The helicopters were officially handed over by Indian Ambassador Vinay Kumar to Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister Asadullah...