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WikiLeaks reveals Hillary Clinton said US could ‘ring China with missile defense’

Hillary Clinton privately said the US would “ring China with missile defense” if the Chinese government failed to curb North Korea’s nuclear program, a potential hint at how the former secretary of state would act if elected president. Clinton’s remarks were revealed by WikiLeaks in a hack of the Clinton campaign chairman’s personal account. The…

India Dares China, Welcomes Dalai Lama’s Visit to Arunachal Pradesh

It will be now China’s turn to chafe at India. After being subjected to a series of snubs on membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group and proscribing Lashkar-a-Taiba chief Masood Azhar, India has dared China that will rankle it a lot. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and the Govt. can host anyone it…

HAL begins integration of Mid-Air-Refueling probe on LCA Tejas

Engineers and technicians at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's (HAL) LCA-Tejas Division have begun the extremely complex integration of the aerial refueling probe on to the Tejas fighter. During a visit to the HAL facilities, Mathrubhumi witnessed the fitment tests on the Limited Series Production-8 (LSP-8) variant of Tejas. The air-to-air probe, supplied by UK-based Cobham, is…

India-Russia ink the S-400 deal worth alone $6bn :: Pak-China rattled

India today announced that it will buy the S-400 Triumf air defence systems from Russia, worth over $6 billion, and collaborate in making four state of art frigates besides setting up a joint production facility for making Kamov helicopters. The deals were announced following talks held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir…

WHY INDIA NEEDS TO BOOST AMCA

The world has always been very dynamic in terms of geopolitical alignments. Few decades before, there existed two poles, which were pivotal to major strategic shifts, the US and Russia. But as we go by a famous proverb, change is the only constant thing in this world, China rose to power dramatically and it started…

Rafale fighter jet deal to create thousands of jobs, India Inc to get 3 bn Euros worth biz

9h8 A decade after then defence minister AK Antony approved the Request for Proposal to buy 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft, the Indian Air Force will get its first Rafale fighter jets in the next 33 months from French company Dassault Aviation. The 36 aircraft that the IAF will get will replace the ailing MiGs.…

Operation Ginger: When troops crossed LoC and brought back Heads of 3 Paki Soldiers in Revenge Attack

Over a few weeks in the summer of 2011, India and Pakistan staged two of the bloodiest cross-border surgical strikes in which at least 13 soldiers were killed, and six of them decapitated. Five of those heads were carried across the border as trophies — two to Pakistan and three to India. Official documents, video…

Army silent as soldier, “surgical strikes”, feature in BJP election posters

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal decision not to publicly release video proof of the September 28 “surgical strikes” across the Line of Control (LoC), the Pakistan Army has been allowed to save face and a route left open for de-escalating the on-going Indo-Pakistan confrontation, with India having had the last word. In contrast to…

Reliance-Dassault JV to execute Rafale deal

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance group on Monday said it had tied up with Dassault Aviation to help the French company spend up to $4.51 billion that it must invest in India as part of a recent fighter jet deal it clinched. Dassault agreed to invest 50 per cent in so-called offsets of the $8.7 billion…

India never counts bullets while retaliating to Pak :: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reviewed security on the international border in the desert state and said India never attacked anyone but doesn't count the bullets when retaliating. On the second day of his visit to Rajasthan, Singh visited the Border Security Force's Munabao Border Outpost (BOP) here. "India never attacks anyone and…

IAF kicks off contest to make single-engine fighters

A global contest has restarted for supplying India a medium, multi-role fighter, with the Indian Air Force (IAF) inviting top international fighter jet manufacturers to set up a production facility in India. Business Standard has learned that Indian embassies in Washington, Moscow and Stockholm wrote on Friday to fighter jet manufacturers in these countries to…

Obviously Not, Says US On Support For Bill To Declare Pak Terrorist State

WASHINGTON: The US today said it does not support declaring Pakistan a 'terrorist state' but will continue to work with the governments in the region to eliminate safe havens which also pose a threat to India. The US also called for a "meaningful dialogue" between India and Pakistan to address differences including the Kashmir issue…

China Again Blocked UN Ban On Masood Azhar Over ‘Different Views’

BEIJING:  China today defended its second technical hold to prevent a United Nations ban on Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar saying there were "different views" on India's application and that Beijing's move will allow more time for the "relevant parties" to have consultations. Reacting to India's criticism that its second hold on attempts to…

Arrangements made for Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s stay in India

Elaborate arrangements are being made for exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti's stay in India taking into account the possibility that he might form a government-in-exile of Independent Balochistan. "We have asked Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) to provide an assessment on how many Baloch's living in exile will follow Bugti to India. Accordingly we will…