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After Successful Development Trials, ASTRA Missile Ready For Production

    After Successful Development Trials, ASTRA Missile Ready For Production
    After Successful Development Trials, ASTRA Missile Ready For Production

    The Astra missiles will be integrated with the Sukhoi multi-role fighters initially. Beyond-visual-range missile to be made by Bharat Dynamics

    by M Somasekhar

    Hyderabad: Astra, the beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile, is now set for production and induction into the armed forces.

    A set of seven development trials were successfully conducted

    US Moves Closer To Designating Pakistan A Terrorist State

      US Moves Closer To Designating Pakistan A Terrorist State
      US Moves Closer To Designating Pakistan A Terrorist State

      by Chidanand Rajghatta

      WASHINGTON: Pakistan has indicated it might go for broke against the United States with ties between the two countries reaching a new low.

      Enraged at being called out by President Trump for nurturing terrorist groups, Islamabad is said to have devised a ''three-option toughest diplomatic policy,'' including an extreme case

      Bullet Train: Dreamers Visionaries Usually Win The Day, Cynics Don’t

        Bullet Train: Dreamers Visionaries Usually Win The Day, Cynics Don’t
        Bullet Train: Dreamers Visionaries Usually Win The Day, Cynics Don’t

        Everything about the bullet train cannot be about financial viability. Rail travel is also about convenience and productivity

        by R Sriram

        Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft Corporation, is probably not remembered as well as the other `Steve’ of Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs and there are a number of good reasons for this. One particular instance s

        Heard There Is Vacancy of Commander In Lashkar, Nobody Willing To Accept: J-K DGP

          Heard There Is Vacancy of Commander In Lashkar, Nobody Willing To Accept: J-K DGP
          Heard There Is Vacancy of Commander In Lashkar, Nobody Willing To Accept: J-K DGP

          Lashkar commander Abu Ismail killed: Militant leadership has to be eliminated, says IGP Kashmir

          "Opeartion all-out will continue till there is peace in Kashmir," DGP SP Vaid, Jammu and Kashmir said.

          Days after Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Ismail was killed in an encounter, Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid, when quizzed about the new leader

          India Seeks Probe Into Nuclear Proliferation Links Between Pakistan, North Korea

            India Seeks Probe Into Nuclear Proliferation Links Between Pakistan, North Korea
            India Seeks Probe Into Nuclear Proliferation Links Between Pakistan, North Korea

            NEW YORK: India today sought investigations into North Korea's nuclear proliferation linkages and asked to hold accountable those responsible for it, in a veiled reference to Pakistan.

            External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's remarks came days after North Korea fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday.

            It follows North

            US Defence Firms Want Control Over Technology In Make In India Plan

              US Defence Firms Want Control Over Technology In Make In India Plan
              US Defence Firms Want Control Over Technology In Make In India Plan

              Lockheed Martin and Boeing are both bidding to supply combat jets to India's military. Lockheed has offered to shift its F-16 production line to India from Fort Worth, Texas. PM Modi is pushing for full technology transfer under Make in India

              NEW DELHI: US defence firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of

              UK To Supply Qatar With Eurofighter Jets In Billion-Dollar Deal

                UK To Supply Qatar With Eurofighter Jets In Billion-Dollar Deal
                UK To Supply Qatar With Eurofighter Jets In Billion-Dollar DealEurofighter Typhoon and in the background Hawk advanced trainer at BAE's Lancashire facility

                The British government and defence giant BAE Systems have agreed a major new deal to supply Qatar with Eurofighter Typhoon jets, despite fears of regional instability.

                British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon signed a letter of intent with Qatar on Sunday

                Seven Contracts To Export 100,000 Kalashnikov Rifles Signed In 2017

                  Seven Contracts To Export 100,000 Kalashnikov Rifles Signed In 2017
                  Seven Contracts To Export 100,000 Kalashnikov Rifles Signed In 2017

                  AK-74M Assault Rifle

                  Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport has signed seven contracts to export more than 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles in 2017, the company’s CEO Aleksandr Mikheyev said on Tuesday.

                  He however did not specify the countries or organisations which had signed up to buy the iconic assault rifles.

                  "There is great interest in Kalashnikov

                  Can China And India Regain Their Brotherly Warmth?

                    Can China And India Regain Their Brotherly Warmth?
                    Can China And India Regain Their Brotherly Warmth?

                    Cary Huang says the shared experiences of the two Asian giants, once the basis for fraternal warmth, are being sorely tested now as they compete to be the true Asian power on the global stage

                    China and India have a lot in common, more than most others in the world. These Asian neighbours are the world’s two most populous countries, and both are a

                    What Doklam Stand-Off Has Taught Us

                      What Doklam Stand-Off Has Taught Us
                      What Doklam Stand-Off Has Taught Us

                      Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

                      by Gen Ashok Mehta

                      Like the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister was a big surprise, so was the defusion of the Doklam face-off. At 5 am IST on August 28, Indian and Chinese diplomats reached an agreement. According to sources in PMO, the hard-line Chinese Ambassador Luo

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