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India needs to shed old mindsets, make procedures flexible: Army Chief

India needs to shed old mindsets, make procedures flexible: Army Chief

New Delhi: The Chief of Army Staff, General M.M. Naravane, said on Thursday that the transition to a digital age is contrary to the existing concept of Defence Procurement Procedure (DDP) and Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), and India needs to shed old mindsets and make the procedures flexible a...

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Banned Pak scribe apologises for remarks against Army

Banned Pak scribe apologises for remarks against Army

Islamabad: A prominent Pakistani journalist, who was taken off air indefinitely for making hard-hitting remarks against the country's powerful military establishment in the wake of an attack on a fellow scribe, has apologised and said he had no intention to defame the Army.Hamid Mir, the popular hos...

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Purchase of indigenous air defence guns, ammo worth Rs 6K cr cleared

Purchase of indigenous air defence guns, ammo worth Rs 6K cr cleared

New Delhi: In a boost for the air defence system, the Defence Ministry on Friday approved the proposals concerning modernisation of its the Army's air defence guns.The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, has approved proposals concerning capit...

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Govt clears mega naval plan to build 6 submarines

Govt clears mega naval plan to build 6 submarines

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Friday cleared a mega project to build six conventional submarines for the Indian Navy at a cost of around Rs 43,000 crore, a decision aimed at narrowing the gap with growing naval prowess of China, government sources said.The decision was taken at a meeting of the...

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China jails blogger over remarks on casualties in Galwan clash

China jails blogger over remarks on casualties in Galwan clash

Beijing: A popular Chinese blogger, detained earlier this year for his comments regarding military casualties of Galwan valley clash with India, has been sentenced to eight months in prison.Qiu Ziming, an internet celebrity with more than 2.5 million followers, on Monday received a jail term of eigh...

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Can Boris Johnson be both Indophile and Sinophile?

Can Boris Johnson be both Indophile and Sinophile?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously described himself as a "son-in-law of India", owing to his former wife's Indian mother. According to reports, he is a self-proclaimed Indophile. While in office, he has also put on record his fervent Sinophilia. But can he really be both?Perhaps. I am s...

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PLA modernizes Xinjiang's military posture

PLA modernizes Xinjiang's military posture

Hong Kong: There is abundant evidence, from online social media releases of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and state-controlled media, that the Chinese military has intensified efforts to modernize ground units in the Xinjiang Military District.The Xinjiang Military District is one part of the W...

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China's population at 1.41 billion

China's population at 1.41 billion

Beijing: China's population has grown by 5.38 per cent over the last 10 years to reach the 1.41 billion mark, the National Bureau of Statistics of China said in a statement."The population of mainland China, compared with 1.39 billion people in line with the sixth national census of 2010, increased ...

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First batch of 83 women soldiers inducted into Indian Army

First batch of 83 women soldiers inducted into Indian Army

New Delhi: The first batch of 83 women military soldiers from the Corps of Military Police Centre and School was inducted into the Indian Army at the Dronacharya Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Saturday.As per a statement, an attestation parade was held as a low-key event while observing all COVID pro...

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India adds over 3.60 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases

India adds over 3.60 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: India saw a record single-day rise of 3,60,960 coronavirus cases, which pushed the total tally to 1,79,97,267, while the death toll crossed two lakh following 3,293 fresh fatalities, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.The number of people who have recuperated fro...

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