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Pak troops cross LoC, kill 2 Indian jawans brutally

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PTI In a gruesome attack, Pakistani troops on Tuesday crossed into Indian territory and ambushed an Army patrol party killing two soldiers whose heads were reportedly chopped off. The attack took place along the Line of Control in Poonch district when Pakistanis came about 100 metres into Indian territory and assaulted the patrol party. Besides [...]

HAL to release weaponized ALH Rudra at aero show

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TNN Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is set to release the weaponized version of Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), Rudra, at the Aero India 2013, to be held in the second week of February in Bangalore. ALH, which is equipped with Integrated Architecture Display System (IADS) with multi-function displays and powered by twin Shakti engines, will now [...]

DRDO scientists to get training at Indian School of Mines

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TNN A batch of 18 scientists from Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will come here on January 15 for training at Indian School of Mines. A K Mishra, professor of mining department at ISM, said on Sunday ISM and the DRDO had entered into an agreement for facilitating training of scientists. “The DRDO men [...]

DRDO in dialogue with major Indian firms to develop howitzers

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PTI DRDO is in talks with major private and public sector firms like Tata, Mahindra, L&T and BEL for developing an indigenous advanced artillery howitzer for the Army. The premier defence research agency recently held an interaction with the stakeholders to explore the feasibility of involving Indian industries in the development of Advance Towed Artillery [...]

Ordnance factory introduces indigenous version of 155mm gun

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PTI Indian armed forces will use in 3 months an indigenous version of the 155mm calibre Bofors guns ”which are more advanced than Bofors”, All India Ordnance Factories Board’s (OFB) Director General and Chairman Sudhir Kumar Beri said. Speaking to reporters at the ordnance factory at Yeddumailaram in Medak district today afternoon, he claimed it [...]

Now, Antony headed for Myanmar to bolster defence ties

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TNN Better border management as well as “capacity-building” of the Myanmarese armed forces will figure high on the agenda when defence minister A K Antony heads for Naypyitaw later this month to boost bilateral military cooperation. Defence ministry officials on Friday said Antony will be visiting Myanmar — a country with which India has assiduously [...]

A matter of interest: India on Pak’s new military doctrine

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PTI India today reacted guardedly to Pakistan Army’s new military doctrine that described homegrown militant groups and internal dangers as the biggest threat to the country’s security. This is seen as a paradigm shift as for decades the Pakistan Army has focused on perceived danger from India. “It is a Pakistani assessment, which is not [...]

DefenceMin goes global in search for Kaveri partner

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Ajai Shukla/Business-Standard The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will no longer ask French aircraft engine builder Snecma to help it in resurrecting the indigenous Kaveri jet engine, which has reached a dead end in development. Instead, major global aero engine manufacturers will compete in a global tender to partner the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) — [...]

AI Express looks to poach IAF pilots

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Deccan Chronicle Faced with the issue of pilot shortage, Air India Express would seek the service of young pilots from Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. The budget carrier would offer attractive remuneration to pilots on par with the market standards, with a view to also reducing the attrition rate, AIE has decided. AIE was [...]

India well prepared for war: Antony

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South Asian News Agency (SANA) Defence Minister AK Antony dismissing reports about a shortage of ammunition for the armed forces has said that India is well prepared to defend itself in the face of a war. These are all rumours that ammunition only for four days is left in the stock. India is well prepared,” [...]

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