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Navy Day: A theatrical celebration of Indian maritime history, naval spirit and strategy at sea
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Navy Day: A theatrical celebration of Indian maritime history, naval spirit and strategy at sea

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said his force is keeping a close watch on Chinese activities in the Indian Ocean and backed the ambitious tri-services reforms that included setting up of a 'Maritime Theatre Command'

Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Rs 400 cr UP Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi today
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Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Rs 400 cr UP Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi today

Modi will kick start the beginning of the significant project on the concluding three-day 'Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv' event being organised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) along with the government of Uttar Pradesh

Centre extends tenure of home, defence, IB, RAW chiefs up to five years; Opposition cries foul
India

Centre extends tenure of home, defence, IB, RAW chiefs up to five years; Opposition cries foul

The ordinances assume significance as the extended tenure of incumbent ED chief S K Mishra ends on Wednesday

Pakistan has long played 'active, disruptive and destabilising role' in Afghan affairs: CRS report
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Pakistan has long played 'active, disruptive and destabilising role' in Afghan affairs: CRS report

CRS reports are prepared for lawmakers to make informed decisions on various issues of their interest. It is not considered an official view or report of the US Congress

NSA Doval and French foreign minister hold talks on India-France strategic partnership, maritime security in Indo-Pacific
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NSA Doval and French foreign minister hold talks on India-France strategic partnership, maritime security in Indo-Pacific

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reinstated France's commitment to strengthen ties in the areas of defence, space, civil nuclear energy and security with India to National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval

On bilateral ties with India and China, Nepal pulls a balancing act at UN
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On bilateral ties with India and China, Nepal pulls a balancing act at UN

Addressing the General Debate of the UNGA's final day, Nepal's new Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka said that the country's worldview is shaped by its adherence to the principle of 'amity with all and enmity with none’.

Myanmar judge rules ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi's trial will continue on charges of incitement
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Myanmar judge rules ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi's trial will continue on charges of incitement

Suu Kyi and her elected government were ousted by the military in February. A special court in the capital, Naypyitaw, is hearing various charges filed against her and several colleagues by the military

NDA entrance exam notification for women cadets likely in May next year: Centre to SC
India

NDA entrance exam notification for women cadets likely in May next year: Centre to SC

An experts group has been set up to formulate the curriculum for women candidates at NDA

AUKUS is a big deal in Indo-Pacific architecture, and it will complement, not diminish the importance of Quad
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AUKUS is a big deal in Indo-Pacific architecture, and it will complement, not diminish the importance of Quad

It is obvious that China's military aggressiveness, bullying of the nations in Indo-Pacific necessitated a response, and the 'historic' security alliance is aimed at mitigating the challenges

Joe Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance AUKUS with UK, Australia ahead of Quad summit
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Joe Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance AUKUS with UK, Australia ahead of Quad summit

The new security alliance is likely to be seen as a provocative move by China, which has repeatedly lashed out at Joe Biden as he's sought to refocus US foreign policy on the Pacific

Rajnath Singh says Afghanistan crisis raises new security questions, Centre on alert
India

Rajnath Singh says Afghanistan crisis raises new security questions, Centre on alert

He also said no anti-national force should be allowed to encourage terrorism from across the border by taking advantage of the developments in Afghanistan

From Gul Agha to Sadr Ibrahim, Taliban adds slew of 'familiar faces' to its Cabinet
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From Gul Agha to Sadr Ibrahim, Taliban adds slew of 'familiar faces' to its Cabinet

The group appointed Gul Agha as finance minister, Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir as defence minister and Sadr Ibrahim as be acting interior minister

Why military exercises with friendly nations have become a necessary tool in India's defence diplomacy
India

Why military exercises with friendly nations have become a necessary tool in India's defence diplomacy

From the Malabar naval exercise to Yudh Abhyas, these exercises help establish India's military capabilities and is also a great way of securing allies, which will help in times of need.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to begin two-day India visit today; COVID-19, Afghanistan, Quad in focus
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to begin two-day India visit today; COVID-19, Afghanistan, Quad in focus

The two sides are expected to focus on ways to augment trade and investment ties, besides looking at opportunities in healthcare, education, digital domains

Explained: Why Centre has restructured over 240-yr-old Ordnance Factory Board, and what it means for India's defence production
India

Explained: Why Centre has restructured over 240-yr-old Ordnance Factory Board, and what it means for India's defence production

Inefficiencies in production and delays in delivery of orders are the primary reasons behind the restructuring of the Kolkata-based Ordnance Factory Board

Russia's SVR hijacked email system of US aid agency to target NGOs, think tanks critical of Putin
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Russia's SVR hijacked email system of US aid agency to target NGOs, think tanks critical of Putin

According to cybersecurity firm SecureWorks, the Russian hackers targeted the Atlantic Council and EU Disinfo Lab, which have both exposed several Russian disinformation campaigns

The Quad is the only way forward for India, US, Australia and Japan in a China-wary world
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The Quad is the only way forward for India, US, Australia and Japan in a China-wary world

The Quad’s stated objective of ‘free, open and prosperous’ Indo-Pacific Region lacks the compelling bite, deterrence and collectiveness of a NATO

Joe Biden announces ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen, but retains military aid to kingdom
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Joe Biden announces ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen, but retains military aid to kingdom

The Yemen reversal is one of a series of steps Biden laid out Thursday that he said would mark a course correction for US foreign policy

India successfully test-fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile system in Odisha's Chandipur
India

India successfully test-fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile system in Odisha's Chandipur

According to the defence ministry, the QRSAM system is capable of detecting and tracking targets on the move and engaging targets with short halts

US signs defence cooperation deal with Maldives amidst China's growing presence in Indian Ocean
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US signs defence cooperation deal with Maldives amidst China's growing presence in Indian Ocean

During discussions after signing the agreement, Maldivian Minister of Defence Mariya Didi said the framework will strengthen defence and security cooperation between the two countries