Four Kashmir leaders set free on ‘good behavior’ bonds

  Four more middle-rung leaders of mainstream political parties in J&K were on Thursday released from detention after the administration got them to sign bonds promising to "maintain peace and good behavior". Former PDP MLAs Noor Mohammed, Abid Ansari, and Yawar Mir and ex-Congress district president Shoaib Lone comprise the…

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Training for Gaganyaan crew begins in Russia

  India’s first ‘Gaganyaan’ human space flight mission is slated to take off in 2022 and the training for its crew, drawn from among experienced Indian Air Force pilots, has already commenced in Russia, according to S Somnath, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). Inaugurating the citizen familiarisation programme, participated…

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Turkish shipyard’s Pakistan links may result in cancellation of its $2.3 billion India deal

  A $2.3-billion deal to build fleet support vessels in collaboration with a Turkish shipyard has come into question after security concerns were raised over the firm, including links with Pakistan. Turkey’s TAIS had emerged as the lowest bidder in June this year, following a global competition, for a contract…

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After Balakot success, IAF to integrate Spice 2000 bombs with Su30 MKI fighters

  The Indian Air Force is planning to integrate the Israeli Spice 2000 guidance kit-enabled bombs onboard its front-line Russian-origin fighter aircraft Su30 MKI that will give a fillip to its offensive capabilities. The IAF had used Spice 2000 bombs to successfully strike a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot…

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India’s Two-Front War challenge : The problem of Choice, Scenarios and Uncertainty

  Is fighting a two-front war exclusively India’s choice? Both China and Pakistan have territorial disputes with India, which naturally makes them strategic partners. Given the possibility for collusion between India’s two military adversaries, recently, prominent defense analysts have averred that India cannot fight a two-front war, and therefore, should…

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