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The Big Guns are Out! DefExpo 2022 in Gujarat thrills and chills all
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The Big Guns are Out! DefExpo 2022 in Gujarat thrills and chills all

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 12th edition of the defence expo at Gandhinagar’s Helipad Exhibition Centre. This year’s event is the biggest in India’s history with participation from over 75 countries and a registration of 1,340 companies

Prahar missile, HAL’s new jet and more…What to expect at DefExpo 2022, India’s largest defence exhibition
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Prahar missile, HAL’s new jet and more…What to expect at DefExpo 2022, India’s largest defence exhibition

DefExpo 2022 being held at Gandhinagar’s Helipad Exhibition Centre is seeing a record registration of 1,340 companies and participation of 75 other countries. The defence ministry has stated that as many as 451 agreements will be signed during the five-day exhibition

From LCH Prachand to INS Vikrant, how ‘Make in India’ defence is transforming the nation
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From LCH Prachand to INS Vikrant, how ‘Make in India’ defence is transforming the nation

The ‘Make in India’ programme received a great boost when India inducted the Light Combat Helicopter Prachand. The recent projects, showcasing India’s capabilities in the defence sector, has caught China and Pakistan on the back foot

Enemies beware: What makes the IAF’s newly-inducted Light Combat Helicopter so deadly
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Enemies beware: What makes the IAF’s newly-inducted Light Combat Helicopter so deadly

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, can land and take-off at an altitude of 5,000 metres. With a number of stealth features, armoured-protection systems, night attack capability and an advanced weapons payload, this helicopter will add to India's firepower

India rapidly moving towards jointness of three armed forces, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
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India rapidly moving towards jointness of three armed forces, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Addressing a seminar on Army logistics, the defence minister said that India has made rapid progress in the rail sector, and over 9,000 km lines have been doubled in the last seven years

Over 800 cases of suicide in the Armed Forces: Why our soldiers are so stressed
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Over 800 cases of suicide in the Armed Forces: Why our soldiers are so stressed

Long duty hours coupled with a lack of adequate sleep and rest, the attitude of senior leadership and long deployment in conflict areas are to blame for high stress levels in the armed forces

Three services have shortage of 1.35 lakh personnel against authorised strength: Centre
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Three services have shortage of 1.35 lakh personnel against authorised strength: Centre

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said the average annual recruitment in Army, Navy and Air Force is 60,000, 5,332 and 5,723 respectively

How's the josh? Why Centre's new Agnipath recruitment programme for soldiers is considered revolutionary
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How's the josh? Why Centre's new Agnipath recruitment programme for soldiers is considered revolutionary

The Agnipath scheme, which is being hailed as 'historic', will see 46,000 youths being recruited into the Army, Navy and Air Force this year for a period of four years. With this scheme, the government hopes to infuse energy into the services as well as cut down salary and pension bills

Why India needs a Chief of Defence Staff more than ever before
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Why India needs a Chief of Defence Staff more than ever before

The armed forces and the nation urgently need a CDS and not appointing one is damaging the system rather than benefiting it

Explained: Risk and Hardship allowance of Armed Forces personnel hiked; what you should know about it?
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Explained: Risk and Hardship allowance of Armed Forces personnel hiked; what you should know about it?

Military personnel posted to ‘hard’ or high-altitude regions receive the risk and hardship allowance, depending on their rank and the gradation of the area

Army to review operational readiness along borders from 18-22 April
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Army to review operational readiness along borders from 18-22 April

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to interact with the senior commanders and address the conference on 21 April 2022

'Not a burden on economy': Army chief General Naravane on expenditure on armed forces
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'Not a burden on economy': Army chief General Naravane on expenditure on armed forces

'A nation can survive the shocks that wipe out the share market and leaves thousands of investors bankrupt only when the armed forces of that country are strong,' he said

Explained: What are loitering munitions and India’s need for this modern weaponry
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Explained: What are loitering munitions and India’s need for this modern weaponry

Loitering munitions are a mix of a surface-to-surface missile and a drone. They can destroy radar installations, air defence systems, communication centres as well as dynamic targets such as enemy vehicles and troops

Over 100 weapons, missiles, systems banned for import to boost self-reliance in defence sector
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Over 100 weapons, missiles, systems banned for import to boost self-reliance in defence sector

The release of the lists comes at a time there is some uncertainty over the supply of military hardware by Russia to India in the wake of Western sanctions on Moscow over its aggression against Ukraine

India blocks 22 YouTube news channels, including 4 Pakistan based, for spreading disinformation
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India blocks 22 YouTube news channels, including 4 Pakistan based, for spreading disinformation

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said the blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of more than 260 crore, and used logos of TV news channels and false thumbnails to mislead viewers

Virat, elite horse of President's Bodyguard, retires: A look at what happens to animals of Indian Armed Forces after service
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Virat, elite horse of President's Bodyguard, retires: A look at what happens to animals of Indian Armed Forces after service

Once retired, dogs are sent to the army’s RVC center in Meerut, while equines, horses and mules, are sent to the Remount Training School and Depot, Hempur in Uttarakhand

Opinion | Punjab cannot to allowed to drift, state is key to India's security strategy against Pakistan
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Opinion | Punjab cannot to allowed to drift, state is key to India's security strategy against Pakistan

Punjab acts as a firm base for any operation by the Indian Armed Forces against Pakistan, which adds to the sensitivity of the state from the national security perspective.

India successfully test fires Pralay ballistic missile, which can strike target 500 km away
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India successfully test fires Pralay ballistic missile, which can strike target 500 km away

The surface-to-surface missile with a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg has the ability to change its path after covering a certain range mid-air

Vijay Diwas 2021: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay tribute to slain soldiers on 50th Victory Day
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Vijay Diwas 2021: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay tribute to slain soldiers on 50th Victory Day

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh to attend the country's 50th Victory Day celebrations, presented a replica of the 1971-era MiG 21 aircraft to his counterpart Abdul Hamid

Gen Bipin Rawat: Decorated commander with a penchant for disruption drew both awe and ire
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Gen Bipin Rawat: Decorated commander with a penchant for disruption drew both awe and ire

In his long and illustrious career, Gen Rawat had served in several key appointments in the Indian Army. He commanded army units deployed for high-altitude warfare and also specialised in counter-insurgency operations