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Indian defense giant BrahMos Aerospace is making waves at the Singapore Airshow, exploring potential partnerships and export opportunities for its renowned supersonic cruise missiles in Southeast Asia.

Praveen Pathak, Director for Market Promotion and Exports at BrahMos, revealed ongoing discussions with several Southeast Asian countries regarding potential missile supply. He expressed optimism that the Airshow presence will pave the way for “fruitful opportunities” in the region.

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The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has achieved a notable milestone, logging over 10,000 incident-free flying sorties. This accomplishment underscores the success of the indigenous fighter jet program, despite facing challenges along the way.

Developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), the Tejas first took flight in 2001 and has since undergone extensive testing and refinement. The IAF currently operates two squadrons of the single-seat variant, with two-seater trainers also being inducted. This achievement signifies the growing operational maturity of the aircraft.

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In a significant stride towards enhancing bilateral defense cooperation, the Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia, B.N. Reddy, articulated the shared vision of both nations during the India-Malaysia Defence Industrial Cooperation event. The symposium, held on Thursday (Feb 22), served as a platform for fruitful discussions on mutual interests and potential areas of collaboration. Notably, the event witnessed the participation of Defense Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Isham Ishak, underscoring the official commitment to fostering robust ties in defense and security domains.

During the symposium, High Commissioner Reddy highlighted the depth of the Indo-Malaysian relationship, emphasizing the strategic importance of forging stronger defense partnerships. His remarks echoed the sentiments of cooperation and mutual understanding that underpin the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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The Indian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, is set to make its debut at Milan 2024, the largest-ever multilateral naval exercise hosted by India. This participation marks a significant milestone for the Indian Navy and showcases the nation’s growing capabilities in indigenous defense technology.

INS Vikrant, recently completed its installation of critical systems at Cochin Shipyard Limited, including:

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Get ready for a glimpse of the future! The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is showcasing its cutting-edge Wheeled CBRN 8×8 vehicle for the very first time at the MSME Defence Expo in Pune, India. This powerful machine, designed to tackle chemical, biological, and radiological threats, promises to be a game-changer in the field of defense technology.

Packed with a 600 horsepower engine and an 8×8 wheel configuration, the Wheeled CBRN is built to conquer even the most challenging terrains. Its advanced detection and neutralization capabilities make it a crucial asset for identifying and eliminating CBRN hazards, safeguarding lives and property.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said arriving at an equilibrium and maintaining it is going to be one of the “biggest challenges” for India-China ties even as he asserted that the immediate issue at hand was Beijing’s departure from laid down norms triggering the border row in eastern Ladakh.

In an interactive session at the Raisina Dialogue, he cautioned against China’s “mind game” to restrict the issues under the bilateral framework and said India must not forgo its rights to harness other factors in the world to get better terms on an equilibrium.

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Russia is a power with an enormous tradition of statecraft and it is turning more towards Asia or non-West parts of the world, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday, delving into current geopolitical developments and their fall-outs.

In an interactive session at the Raisina Dialogue, S Jaishankar, replying to a question on Moscow’s growing proximity with Beijing, said it makes sense to give Russia multiple options and that railroading it into a single option and criticising it for that would be like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Britain’s Trident nuclear-deterrent system misfired during a test last month, sending a missile crashing into the ocean off the Florida coast near the submarine that launched it, The Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed that an “anomaly” had occurred during the test but said Britain’s “nuclear deterrent remains safe, secure and effective”. With Defence Secretary Grant Shapps on board the HMS Vanguard to witness the test, The Sun said, the first-stage boosters on the missile – equipped with dummy warheads – failed to ignite.

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The Shahpur Kandi Barrage, a major irrigation and hydroelectric project on the Ravi River bordering Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, has finally neared completion after facing hurdles for three decades. This marks a significant development as it diverts 1150 cusecs of water previously flowing to Pakistan towards irrigating over 32,000 hectares of land in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Samba districts.

The project, initiated by then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1995, encountered numerous delays due to disputes between the J&K and Punjab governments. However, with the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh in 2018, the project was revived after a four-and-a-half-year suspension.

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Iran’s military forces killed senior Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) militant group commander Ismail Shahbakhsh and some of his companions in Pakistan territory, Iran International English reported, citing Iran’s state-run media.

In the latest development, Iran’s forces, in an armed clash, attacked a militant group, one month after the two countries conducted air strikes on each other.

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In a stride towards advancing Odisha’s industrial landscape, Kalyani Steel has inked a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Odisha, underscoring their joint commitment to establish a state-of-the-art Titanium Metal and Aerospace Components Manufacturing, and Integrated Advanced Specialty Steel and Automotive Components Manufacturing Complex in the region.

The MoU signing ceremony, presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, marks a milestone in Odisha’s journey towards becoming a hub for cutting-edge manufacturing and high-tech industries.

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Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan on Friday said India is looking at dealing with long-term challenges that may emanate from China besides focusing on the current situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

He made the remarks at the Raisina Dialogue. The Chief of Defence Staff, especially spoke about bridging any technological deficiencies.

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An Indian warship provided critical assistance to a merchant vessel after it caught fire following a suspected drone or missile attack in the Gulf of Aden, the latest in a series of such support missions in the region.

Palau-flagged vessel MV Islander came under attack on Thursday and a crew member of the ship sustained injuries, Indian military officials said today.

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“Sankalp Divas” event was hosted in the Houses of Parliament complex here by the Jammu and Kashmir Study Centre UK (JKSC), a think-tank dedicated to J&K research, to commemorate a historic resolution related to the Indian Union territory.

The event on Tuesday marked the unanimous resolution passed by both Houses of the Indian Parliament on February 22, 1994, reaffirming India’s unwavering stance that the entire region of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. It emphasised India’s right to reclaim Mirpur-Muzaffarabad and Gilgit and Baltistan, areas that fell victim to Pakistani aggression.

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday attached houses of four accused in a narco-terror case in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the agency said.

The case relates to the use of the “proceeds of narcotic drugs” to fund violent terror activities by proscribed terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) operating in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara-Kupwara region, the NIA said in a statement.

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