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In numbers: Know India's military might over belligerent Pakistan
India

In numbers: Know India's military might over belligerent Pakistan

Although India had achieved conventional military superiority over Pakistan several decades ago, the Indian government under PM Narendra Modi has focussed on upgrading the fighting capability of the Indian armed forces over the past few years

Explained: North Korea's crumbling air force and its missile tests
World

Explained: North Korea's crumbling air force and its missile tests

North Korea boasted about ‘twice the air power’ of the South before it was hit with crippling sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. Today, most of North Korea's fighters and bombers are now either obsolete or near-obsolete

BTS to headline 'a free in-person concert' to support South Korea's bid to host the 2030 World Expo
Entertainment

BTS to headline 'a free in-person concert' to support South Korea's bid to host the 2030 World Expo

The group will perform at the global concert as part of their duties as ambassadors of the 'Busan World Expo 2030'.

India one step closer to getting US-made MQ-9B drones: Why these Predator drones are such a big deal
Explainers

India one step closer to getting US-made MQ-9B drones: Why these Predator drones are such a big deal

The US-made MQ-9B drones, designed for long endurance and high-altitude surveillance will provide India a boost in its monitoring programme. A variant of this drone was recently used to launch a missile that killed Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh calls for ensuring timely delivery of justice by armed forces tribunals
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh calls for ensuring timely delivery of justice by armed forces tribunals

The defence minister complimented efforts by the armed forces tribunals to improve their overall functioning and said the government is constantly striving to make it more responsive to the purposes for which it was established

UPSC CDS II 2022: Admit card out; check how to download here
India

UPSC CDS II 2022: Admit card out; check how to download here

The UPSC CDS II 2022 will be held on 4 September. Candidates must carry their admit card and a valid photo identity proof to gain entry into the exam centre

Pakistan: Helicopter carrying six army officials feared crashed in Balochistan
World

Pakistan: Helicopter carrying six army officials feared crashed in Balochistan

The helicopter, which took off from Uthal, was headed for the Pakistan Air Force base in Masroor in Karachi before it disappeared and lost contact with the air traffic control

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande begins two-day visit to Bhutan, amid Chinese intrusion
India

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande begins two-day visit to Bhutan, amid Chinese intrusion

The general's visit comes days after new satellite images emerged showing China constructing a village East of the Doklam plateau on the Bhutanese side, a region that is considered important for India's strategic interest

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande holds talks with top Maldivian commander, focus on strengthening defence cooperation
India

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande holds talks with top Maldivian commander, focus on strengthening defence cooperation

Maldives is one of India's key maritime neighbours in the Indian Ocean Region and the bilateral defence and security ties have been on an upward trajectory in the last few years

India to set up joint theatre commands of tri-services to enhance coordination among armed forces: Rajnath Singh
India

India to set up joint theatre commands of tri-services to enhance coordination among armed forces: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India is moving quickly from being the world's largest importer of defence equipment to an exporter

Indian Army buys 20 Swedish advanced avalanche rescue systems to prevent soldier deaths
India

Indian Army buys 20 Swedish advanced avalanche rescue systems to prevent soldier deaths

This was a long-pending requirement in the backdrop of a large number of soldiers getting killed in avalanches and landslides that have taken place in the last few years in the Siachen glacier and other high-altitude areas of Kashmir and the Northeast

After Pakistan Army chief, ISI head orders his commanders to stay away from politics
World

After Pakistan Army chief, ISI head orders his commanders to stay away from politics

Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum, Director General (DG) of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence said that there would be zero-tolerance for violations and any intelligence official found violating the directives would have no place in the premier agency

Pakistan: Senior journalist Ayaz Amir assaulted by unidentified men day after he called the army 'property dealers'
World

Pakistan: Senior journalist Ayaz Amir assaulted by unidentified men day after he called the army 'property dealers'

Amir referred to the Army generals as 'property dealers' and even suggested removing the portraits of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal and replacing them with the 'property dealers'

Agniveers will be assessed for four years before they make it as permanent soldiers, says Lt Gen BS Raju
India

Agniveers will be assessed for four years before they make it as permanent soldiers, says Lt Gen BS Raju

Explaining how the Army would ensure that the selection of Agniveers as permanent recruits can be carried out objectively, Lt Gen Raju said an Agniveer will have his first assessment at the end of his six-month training period

North Korea's talks of new army duties suggest nuke deployment
World

North Korea's talks of new army duties suggest nuke deployment

During an ongoing meeting of the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers' Party, leader Kim Jong Un and other top military officers discussed 'the work of additionally confirming the operation duties of the frontline units of the Korean People's Army and modifying the operation plans'

What’s open, what’s closed: All you need to know about Bharat Bandh against Agnipath scheme
India

What’s open, what’s closed: All you need to know about Bharat Bandh against Agnipath scheme

States are on high alert and have mobilised security personnel to ensure that no untoward incident takes place as several organisations have called for a nationwide bandh over the short-term contractual recruitment programme Agnipath

Review  Agnipath scheme, Telangana Minister Rama Rao tells Centre
India

Review Agnipath scheme, Telangana Minister Rama Rao tells Centre

The minister alleged that the scheme is killing the aspirations of millions of youth who want to join the armed forces and serve the nation

Part of tunnel on Jammu and Kashmir highway collapses in Ramban; 10 labourers missing
India

Part of tunnel on Jammu and Kashmir highway collapses in Ramban; 10 labourers missing

A small portion of the front side of the tunnel at Khoni Nallah in the Makerkote area of Ramban collapsed late on Thursday night during an audit

Jammu and Kashmir: Three army personnel injured in mine blast along LoC in Poonch
India

Jammu and Kashmir: Three army personnel injured in mine blast along LoC in Poonch

It was reported that the blast took place around 1330 hours after the soldiers accidentally stepped on a land mine during their routine patrol

Imran Khan's party leader says ousted Pakistan PM didn't approach Army to end deadlock
World

Imran Khan's party leader says ousted Pakistan PM didn't approach Army to end deadlock

Shireen Mazari, who was the human rights minister in the previous Cabinet, took to twitter to make a counter claim that it was actually the military that sought a meeting with Khan through defence minister Pervez Khattak.