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The ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship ‘Yuan Wang 5’ ship has entered Indian Ocean Region (IOR) revealing the latest position of the ship. Yuan Wang 5 has entered IOR 3 times since August when it docked at the Chinese-run port on August 11 in Hambantota Srilanka.

Chinese vessel Wang Yang 5 is entering IOR at the time when India has issued a Notice to Airmen/Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) for the test of long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the region. Chinese analysts are saying it is entering IOR to track space debris from one of its Rocket launches that are likely to splash little south of the Lakshadweep islands.

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SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), which tracks the sale of weapons and military conflicts has released a list of 100 defense companies that have only two state-owned Indian manufacturers of weapons and providers of military services retained their place.

In the Latest report, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is ranked 42 and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is ranked 63 on the list of 100 companies. In the Previous list Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was ranked 60th but after splitting OFB into 7 Defence Public Sector Undertakings with 41 Units with effect from 1st October 2021, OFB is out of the Top 100 list now.

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SOURCE: API

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) early this year started receiving the first lot of the 50 JF-17 Block-III aircraft that it had ordered which come with a host of new features and improvements but it is not clear if PAF has plans for more JF-17s as it is mighty impressed with the Chinese J-10CE that offers capabilities much more then the JF-17 and it considered a match if not superior to the F-16 Block-52 jets that they are already flying.

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has delivered around 120 Block-I/II Plus JF-17B Trainers in the last few years and with an addition of 50 more Block-III, the production line will be open till the end of 2024. PAC and PAF are rumored to be working on Block-IV which might come with Chinese Ws-13 engines or upgraded Russian RD-93MA engines but it is unclear if the order quality will be more than 50 units again this time.

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SOURCE: IANS

The Indian Navy’s first Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASWSWC) will be launched on December 16, adding yet another feather in the cap of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd.

Though only 77.6 meters long and 10.5 meters wide, this vessel will pack a punch and be capable of hunting down and neutralising the enemy submarines lurking close to India’s coast. After her launch, the ship will get outfitted with deck equipment, sensors and weapons systems before being delivered to the Navy.

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SOURCE: GLOBAL TIMES

On Friday, the US’ stealth bomber – B-21 “Raider” – was unveiled in a high-profile event. As this is the first new-generation bomber aircraft that the US has developed in more than 30 years, senior US military officers and the media outlets have carried out extremely high-profile publicity campaigns for it. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin claimed that “even the most sophisticated air-defense systems will struggle to detect a B-21 in the sky.

” The chief executive of Northrop Grumman Corp – manufacturer of the aircraft – boasted that the world has “never seen technology like the B-21.” Given that the US Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has repeatedly made it clear to deploy the B-21 to “deter China,” many US media have focused on the “dealing with China’s threat” in their reports, saying it will force China to “rethink wars for decades to come.”

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SOURCE: Associated Press

 India will prioritize its own energy needs and continue to buy oil from Russia, its foreign minister signaled Monday, as Western governments press Moscow with a price cap to squeeze its earnings from oil exports.

Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made the comments after holding talks with his visiting German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, in which they discussed bilateral relations and Russia’s war in Ukraine. Jaishankar said it isn’t right for European countries to prioritize their energy needs but “ask India to do something else.”

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According to a November 30 US Department of Defense report titled ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China,’ “the Chinese military facility at Ream Naval Base in Cambodia will be the first overseas base in the Indo-Pacific.”

Dredgers were spotted off Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base in early 2021, where the Chinese are funding construction of a deep port facility — required for the docking of larger military warships. Cambodia’s Defense Minister agreed in June 2021 that China would assist in modernising and expanding the Ream Naval Base.

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SOURCE: IANS

The Border Security Force (BSF) has been cracking down hard on Pakistan’s aerial conspiracy — its attempts to send drugs and weapons through drones inside India. Pakistani smugglers have started using old drones assembled in Pakistan instead of new ones made in China to carry out their nefarious plans.

According to sources, this is being done to reduce the economic loss due to the continuous actions taken by the security forces and the expensive Chinese drones. Most of the drones that come from Pakistan to the Indian territory are made in China including, the hexacopter and quadcopter drones.

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SOURCE: API

The G7 decision will have no impact on The country because it will use non-western transportation services. In Feb, an embargo on products containing crude oil will be imposed. The price cap is relevant to nations that use Western ships and insurers.

The move is aimed to deny Moscow huge profits from the sale of oil. The European Union and Australia also have joined the G7. There are few non-western ships and insurers in the market, and it remains to be seen whether, despite Indian officials’ assurances, New Delhi will be able to secure enough of them to continue uninterrupted purchases of Russian oil.

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S Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister, stated on Monday that India will never agree to a dialogue with Pakistan as long as its western neighbour supports cross-border terrorism.

In terms of Pakistan, I spent some time with the minister outlining the nature of our ties as well as the challenge of cross-border terrorism, but the main challenge today is that we cannot have talks while there is terrorism. “There was also agreement from the German side,” Jaishankar told the media after the meeting.

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SOURCE: ANI

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has said that India’s trade with Russia is at a very “small level” in comparison to European nations. He made the remarks on Monday during a joint press conference with visiting German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

In response to a question regarding Russia sending a list of requests to India and how is it different from the past, EAM Jaishankar said, “We have been discussing for some years now with Russia on how to expand our trade. Our trade with Russia is really quite small level. I would say generally it’s been in the 12-13 billion dollar if you compare it to most European countries. Most of them have multiple times that trade.”

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SOURCE: REUTERS

Germany sees in India great potential for further cooperation on economic and security issues, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in New Delhi on Monday, underscoring the importance of this as Germany diversifies trade relations.

Asked whether she saw India as a replacement partner for China, Baerbock said no, adding that India had always been a partner for Germany and the European Union.

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SOURCE: ANI

In the memory of country’s first Chief of Defence Staff, his successor General Anil Chauhan is today visiting the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington where he would deliver the lecture that his predecessor was supposed to give but could not due to a chopper crash.

Gen Rawat along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other military personnel lost their lives in the chopper crash on December 8, 2021, while he was on his way to Wellington to deliver a speech.

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SOURCE: ANI

Lauding the constructive role played by India at the recently concluded G20 summit in Bali, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has credited New Delhi for the clearer positioning of Group of Twenty (G20) on the ongoing war in Ukraine.

She made these remarks on Sunday ahead of her trip to New Delhi against the backdrop of the global consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. During her visit, she will be discussing cooperation on the transition to renewable energy and India’s relationship with Russia and China.

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SOURCE: IANS

In operations carried out in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) arrested five Maoists, while seven others surrendered, a spokesperson said.

According to the CRPF, the five militia members were arrested on Sunday from the forest area under the Cherla police station of Telangana. In Andhra Pradesh, 2 Maoists surrendered before the CRPF and state police at Yatapaka.

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