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Indian security equipment manufacturer MKU Monday said it has bagged an order to provide 40,000 pieces of body armour to Ecuador, which is upgrading the protection ability of its police force.

“India is looked upon primarily as an importer of defence and security equipment. Orders like this will help in putting India on the export map of world class defence and security technology,” said Manoj Gupta, chairman, MKU. Continue reading


The People’s Liberation Army will need at least 400 Y-20 cargo planes produced by the Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation in order to catch up with the force projection capabilities of the United States, Russia and India, according to a report published by the National Defense University of China cited in the party-run People’s Daily. Continue reading



South Asian political and military affairs expert Christine Fair’s recent study on the Pakistan Army concludes that Pakistan would not be satisfied even if there was a solution to Kashmir, because for the Pakistan army, the war against India is a ‘jihad’ or war of civilizations. In India to promote her book, ‘Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War’, Fair tells Indrani Bagchi that she believes Pakistan’s North Waziristan terrorist clean-up was just an eye-wash and why the US continues to cut Pakistan cheques Continue reading


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has prepared a dossier to be handed over to Sri Lankan officials with details of an official in the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, suspected of being involved in a terror plot to target U.S. and Israeli consulates in Chennai and Bangalore, sources confirmed to The Hindu. Continue reading


 Maj Gen (R) Qasim Qureshi is  High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka

India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.

The information will be shared with Sri Lankan authorities by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) signed between the two countries in 2010, official sources said. Continue reading


In April 2011, the Indian Navy’s three most renowned destroyers, INS Delhi, INS Ranvir and INS Ranvijay, sailed over 8500 km to the eastern Russian port of Vladivostok for the INDRA joint exercise with the remnants of Russia’s once mighty Pacific Fleet.

But when the Indian warships arrived in Vladivostok, the Pacific Fleet was missing. According to the Russian naval brass, their ships were assisting the Japanese with rescue operations at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Even as the Indian warships were returning to Visakhapatnam, the Indian Defence Ministry discovered the Russian warships had sailed out for an exercise of their own. Continue reading


In a historical first, naval air squadron no. 550, called the ‘Flying Fish’— the fountainhead of naval aviation in India — has taken on the task of training naval pilots.

The first batch of three pilots who underwent their basic conversion course on the Dornier maritime reconnaissance aircraft at the squadron, based under the Southern Naval Command in Kochi, will receive the ‘wings’ at a passing-out ceremony at the command on Wednesday. Continue reading


Fresh incursion was reported by China in the Demchok area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, reports said on Sunday.It was reported that the Chinese herdsmen had pitched tents in the Demchok area of Ladakh, and they withdrew after talks between the two sides.

The incident is reported to have taken place on July 22 at the Charding Nilu Nullah Junction in the Demchok sector along the Line of Actual Control. Continue reading


Gujarat may emerge as the fifth hub for stationing the elite counter-terror commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) in the country.

If given final approval, the commando base would cover the entire western part of the country along with Mumbai in case of a terrorist attack, hostage crisis or hijack attempt for which special commandos have been trained. Continue reading


The National Democratic Alliance or NDA government is now going to allow women officers to command battalions in the army’s branches such as aviation, engineers and signal.

According to army sources, the government is planning to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court where it will say that women officers joining the force from 2015-16 onwards will be trained to command battalions. Besides, they would be allowed to compete with their male counterparts to be eligible to head the units. Continue reading



Israel today resumed its military offensive on Gaza after Hamas militants continued to fire rockets rejecting a 24-hour humanitarian truce requested by the UN as the 20-day conflict killed 1,050 Palestinians and 46 Israelis, including an Indian-origin soldier.

“Following Hamas’ incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for the welfare of the civilian population in Gaza, the IDF will now resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli Defence Forces said in a statement. Continue reading


Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters on Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

The US State Department, meanwhile, released satellite images that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. Continue reading


The UN has appreciated India’s contribution to global peace keeping efforts in meetings with top Indian Army brass here.

A four-member UN delegation led by Herve Ladsous, Under Secretary General of United Nations at the Department of Peace Keeping Operations, called on the Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh and R K Mathur, Defence Secretary and Vice Chief Of Army Staff (VCOAS) on 25 July, an army statement said. Continue reading

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