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Indian Army has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured Software Defined Radios (SDR) for secure military communication. High-Frequency Manpacks SDR project that will be executed under Make-II of the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 that requires 50% indigenous content in them.

4 units needs to be supplied at the Prototype phase and 300 units will be procured at the procurement phase within 24 months from the date of awarding of the contract.

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SOURCE: NARAYAN APTE/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Indian Navy’s tender for the 57 MRCBF to be equipped on an Indian Aircraft carrier might have shrunk to 27 jets units now but that has not stopped the fierce battle that is going on in India’s tiny state of Goa, where Two F-18 E/F have landed to demonstrate its capacities to operate from the Indian Navy operated aircraft carrier that is likely to supplement Mig-29K deck based fighter jets.

Both Rafale M and F-18 E/F are leagues ahead of ill-fated Mig-29K that are facing technical issues but Rafale M which was in India in January has hit some of its design limits that are giving F-18 E/F the upper hand in the deal in India that is already is making French nervous.

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SOURCE: THE PRINT

The Indian Army hit out at Pakistan Thursday, accusing it of “deceit” under the “garb of ceasefire” at the Line of Control (LoC) as an infiltration attempt was foiled in Jammu & Kashmir’s Keran sector, amid rising violence in the Valley.

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). In a statement, Srinagar-based 15 Corps, also known as Chinar Corps, which takes care of the entire LoC and operations in Kashmir Valley, said “exporting terrorism in J&K has been a state policy of Pakistan in the last three decades”.

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SOURCE: Tribune News Service

A naval base at Karwar, Karnataka, will be home to Indian aircraft carriers, 30 warships and submarines, making it the largest naval base in Asia by 2025. Under Project Seabird, the base will be developed over 11,000 acres with an aim to provide fleet support and maintenance to warships.

Karwar is the home base of the only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and is being visited by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday and Friday as part of a review. This is the second time the Defence Minister is reviewing the progress of the project. He will undertake a sortie in a submarine tomorrow.

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SOURCE: THE PRINT

“Lumbering slowly towards us came three huge mechanical monsters such as we had never seen before,” nineteen-year-old signals officer Bret Chaney recorded. The tank—hulking 30-ton monsters, two cannons mounted on its sides, capable of just three miles an hour—had just made its first appearance, on the blood-soaked World War I battlefield of the Somme, in 1916. “They sat, squat monstrous things, noses stuck up in the air, crushing the sides of our trench out of shape.”

In the century since, the tank has been the spearhead of countless successful military battles. But the war in Ukraine has dealt its reputation as the king of the battlefield some devastating blows. Few haven’t seen videos of $30,000 man-portable missiles blowing the turrets off $1.25 million T-72 tank. Turkish and Israeli drones have also been used against Russian armour with lethal effect. Tanks suffered heavy losses, too, in the 2020 Armenia-Azerbaijan war.

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SOURCE: TIMES NOW

‘Nirdeshak’, the second of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project being built by GRSE in collaboration with L&T shipbuilding for the Indian Navy was launched today at Kattupalli, Chennai.
Designed to operate at a cruise speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 18 knots, the SVL ships will replace the existing Sandhayak Class survey ships.

The SVL ships have been fitted with new generation hydrographic equipment to collect oceanographic data. The Survey Vessel (Large) ships have a deep displacement of about 3400 tons and can carry 235 personnel.The hull of these ships is made from indigenously developed steel manufactured by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

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SOURCE: HT

From an Indian perspective, the statements made by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif after the conviction of proscribed JKLF chief Yasin Malik on terror charges, along with his foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto on Kashmir makes it evident that the more things change, the more they remain the same when it comes to India and Pakistan relations.

PM Shehbaz Sharif asked the global community to hold the Modi regime accountable for “fake terror” charges on Yasin Malik. The Pak National Assembly discussed the incarceration of the Indian extremist facing murder charges and passed a resolution at a time when Imran Khan Niazi and unruly PTI supporters held Islamabad to sword during his much-hyped long march to the Pakistani capital.

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SOURCE: PTI

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) could manage to nail banned Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik in the terror funding case with the help of key witnesses, whom the investigator protected by code-naming them, officials in the agency said.

They said in view of the possibility of their being killed, given the nature of the case and the kind of people involved, the important protected witnesses were named as “Jack”, “John” and “Alpha” to hide their identities.

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SOURCE: NEWS18.COM

United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent’s (ULFA-I) former finance secretary Jeevan Moran told News18 that the annual budget of the banned rebel group is Rs 1 crore or more, which is used for maintaining the camps.

Moran, who surrendered to the Assam Police last year after he quit the group due to health condition, said, “Annually, it may be Rs 1 crore or more. All depends on the situation of the camps and requirement of foods, clothes and other materials.”

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SOURCE: NEWS18

The father of TV artist Amreen Bhat, who was killed by three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists at her home in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district, on Thursday, called the incident “terrorism” and appealed to the government to end militancy in Kashmir at the earliest so that no other house face such horrific incident.

Amreen’s 10-year-old nephew named Farhan Zubair had also sustained injuries during the attack and his condition is now said to be stable. He is undergoing treatment at Srinagar-based Bones and Joint Hospital.

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SOURCE: FIRST LANKA

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K. Stalin has made a number of important demands from the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently on a visit to Chennai. Drawing the attention of the Prime Minister to the issues faced by the Indian fishermen in Tamil Nadu, Stalin requested the Prime Minister to reclaim the Kachchatheevu island from Sri Lanka.

Additionally, he stated that this is an opportune time to save Kachchatheevu Island and ensure the traditional fishing zone and rights of the Tamil Nadu fishing community, so that a solution can be found to the issues of the coastal fishing community in Tamil Nadu.

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SOURCE: Tribune News Service

Immediately after the curtains fell on the Quad summit in Tokyo, two key US officials arrived in India to discuss Russia and Afghanistan. At the same time, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is in Tajikistan to discuss Afghanistan with NSAs of eight regional countries, including Russia, China and Iran.

A day after Commerce Minister Piyush Goel reiterated that Russian oil comprises a small part of India’s total imports while the West buys much more, Elizabeth Rosenberg from the US Treasury’s Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes division is in India to talk with officials and the industry about US sanctions.

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SOURCE: PTI

Security forces have recovered the body of naxal commander Sandeep Yadav, who carried a reward of ? 83 lakh on his head announced by different state governments on his head, from Bankebazar village in Gaya district, police said.

Yadav was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Baburamdih area of the village under Lutua police station on Wednesday. The police, however, confirmed Yadav’s death on Thursday.He was wanted in over 500 cases in six states, including Bihar and Jharkhand.

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SOURCE: ANI

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday morning said that two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, involved in the killing of Kashmiri TV actress Amreen Bhat, have been neutralised in Kashmir’s Awantipora.
“Heinous murder case of TV artiste Amreen Bhat solved in 24 hours…10 terrorists including three from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and seven from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfits killed in three days in Kashmir Valley,” said IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

“On Thursday night, two LeT terrorists were killed in Srinagar’s Soura. The police have recovered one AK-47 pistol, ” the police added.

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SOURCE: ZEE NEWS

Ten people were arrested for allegedly rioting, raising anti-national/communal slogans and hooliganism outside Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik’s residence in Srinagar prior to his sentencing by a Delhi court a day before, the police said on Thursday (May 26). The Jammu and Kashmir police said they have arrested 10 people who were involved in hooliganism and stone-pelting outside the home of Yasin Malik in Maisuma area of Srinagar before his sentencing. SSP Srinagar said, “Midnight Raids were conducted at many places that led to their arrest. Main accused has also been arrested.” 
 
“In this regards FIR no 10/ 2022 under section 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, under sections 120B,147,148,149, 336 of IPC read with sec 34 of IPC stands registered in Maisuma Police station. Some more accused are being identified and will be arrested soon,” he added. 

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