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Taiwan fighters land on highway for Chinese 'invasion' war gamesCHANGHUA: Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets can land, refuel and rearm on the island's highways Tuesday as part of its largest annual exercise simulating defence against a Chinese invasion. The self-ruled island has long lived under the threat of invasion...
Some radars can’t see through clouds: General RawatEZHIMALA (KANNUR): The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, in response to a question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark about the Balakot airstrikes — that he (the PM) had suggested that clouds and rain could prevent Pakistani radar from detecting...
DRDO successfully test fires new version of Akash air defence missileBALASORE (ODISHA): DRDO on Monday successfully test fired the new version of the Akash surface to air defence missile system with a new indigenously-developed seeker. The missile was test-fired in Balasore off the Odisha coast. This is the second successful test...
Defence Ministry tells PSUs to verify overseas partnersNEW DELHI: In an interesting role reversal, the defence ministry — which has had to deal with controversies over defence agents operating in India — has warned its public sector units (PSUs) to be careful while hiring partners abroad, as focus shifts...
National Investigation Agency cleared to join probe into IS links in ColomboNew Delhi: More than a month after suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the Union home ministry has given a go-ahead to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to join the probe into...
Army plans to stock up on AI ammunitionFrom analysing sentiments in conflict-stricken Kashmir to detecting terror infrastructure across the border to picking up critical pieces of information from speeches of terrorist leaders, the Indian Army plans to use artificial intelligence to take the fight to the next level. The army...
Two Punjab pilots part of IAF's first all-women crew to fly Mi-17 chopperCHANDIGARH: Two women IAF officers from Punjab were part of the country's first all-women crew to fly a medium lift helicopter Mi-17 V5 on Monday. Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain), Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (co-pilot) and Flight Lieutenant...
Japan to buy 105 F-35 US stealth warplanes: TrumpJapan plans to buy 105 US-made stealth warplanes, Donald Trump said on Monday, which the US President said would give Tokyo the largest F35 fleet of any US ally. Trump, in Tokyo for a state visit, said Japan "has just announced its...
Donald Trump breaks with Shinzo Abe, says not bothered by North Korea missile testsTOKYO: President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on...
IAF chief flies 'missing man' formation for Kargil heroesCHANDIGARH: Twenty years after Pakistan had downed an Indian Air Force plane and later killed Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday flew the 'missing man' formation near Punjab's Bathinda town a tribute to the...