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Indian And French Navies Conclude Exercise Varuna

Mumbai. The Indian and French Navies concluded the first part of their periodic exercise Varuna off the Goa coast May 1-10, the Naval Headquarters has announced

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India Strategic
May 2019

Airbus Delivers First A321LR To Canada's Air Transat

Air Transat, a Canadian leisure and holiday travel airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321Lr aircraft.

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India Strategic
May 2019

Elections And The Armed Forces

Increase of election fever in the country with the ongoing Lok sabha and some state assembly elections necessitates an assessment of the effect, if any, that the large constituency of serving and retired soldiers would have on the outcome.

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India Strategic
May 2019

India Working On Advanced Defence Technologies, Says Dr G Satheesh Reddy

NEW DELHI. Indian defence scientists are working on advanced technologies from missiles to aircraft and precision weapons, according to the country’s top scientist.

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India Strategic
May 2019

India Between Multipolarity And Multipolarism

Impressions from the 20th Asian Security Conference at IDSA March 26 - 28.

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India Strategic
April 2019

World's Largest Aircraft Takes To Skies On Debut Test Flight

The World’s largest aircraft took off for its first flight over the Mojave desert in California April 13. The carbon-composite air-launch carrier plane built by stratolaunch systems Corporation’s has been years in development before soaring on its debut flight lasting 2:30 hours without issue. stratolaunch systems was started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in a bid to enter the lucrative private space market by offering an alternative and cost-effective air-launch system to put satellites into orbits.

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India Strategic
April 2019

IAF Inducts Four Boeing Chinook CH-47F Heavy Lift Helicopters

NEW DELHI/ CHANDIGARH. The Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the first lot of four Boeing CH-47F heavy lift helicopters March 25, providing the much needed modernisation of assets at this mainstay frontline Transport airbase.

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India Strategic
April 2019

ISRO: Towards A Space Station

New Delhi. On April 1, 2019, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C45) successfully launched EMISAT and 28 international customer satellites. This was the 47th mission by the PSLV rocket which has witnessed only two failures till date since its first successful launch in October 1994.

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India Strategic
April 2019

Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2019

The Oceans are for Free, Open, Inclusive and Cooperative Rules-based Order.

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India Strategic
April 2019

M777 Clears Customs Check

Mahindra Defence is partner in contract.

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India Strategic
November 2016

India Gains In Stature At BRICS Summit In China

THE BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China has worked well to considerably enhance India’s global stature.

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India Strategic
September 2017

India, Japan Support A Free, Open And Prosperous Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI. “India-Japan ties are at their best ever,” Kenji Hiramatsu, Japan’s Ambassador to India, told India Strategic days before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in India for the 12th annual India-Japan summit in the Gujarat capital Ahmedabad.

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India Strategic
September 2017

IAF To Issue RFI For Single Engine Combat Aircraft Within October 2017

NEW DELHI. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is finally set to issue a Request for Information (RFI) to the US Lockheed Martin for F-16 and to Swedish Saab for Gripen for acquiring 114 single engine combat aircraft.

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India Strategic
October 2017

Asia In The Process Of Reinventing Itself: MJ Akbar

Asia In The Process Of Reinventing Itself: MJ Akbar

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India Strategic
October 2017

Raytheon Improving Aviation Infrastructure In The Middle East

 Raytheon is working in partnership with Middle Eastern transportation authorities to enhance the aviation ecosystem – both digitally and physically.

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India Strategic
November 2017

Bahrain Buys 16 Latest F-16 Combat Aircraft

Bahrain is buying 16 latest variants of Lockheed Martin F-16 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCAs) as part of a $3.8 billion deal which also includes upgrade of the Royal Bahraini Air Force’s existing fleet of some 20-plus older F-16 jets.

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India Strategic
November 2017

IAF Lands In Force On Agra-Lucknow Expressway

On October 24, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out major landing operations on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, about 60 km west of Lucknow.

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India Strategic
November 2017

Boeing, Air China Celebrate Delivery Of China's First 737 Max 8

Boeing and Air China celebrate the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8. China’s national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. Customers throughout China will take delivery of nearly 100 737 MAXs by the end of next year.

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India Strategic
November 2017

Airbus' BLADE Laminar Flow Wing Demonstrator Makes First Flight

 Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001), also dubbed ‘Flight Lab’, has made its successful three hours plus maiden flight from Tarbes aerodrome in Southern France to Toulouse for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project.

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India Strategic
November 2017

Rajnath Singh Inaugurates The First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise

The Union Home Minister Mr Rajnath Singh inaugurated the four-day first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) here, October 10.

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India Strategic
November 2017

IAF Looks at Indigenisation to Build Strength: Air Chief

NEW DELHI. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is putting “a special focus on indigenisation and self-reliance” to build its combat capabilities in the coming years though strategic partnership.

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India Strategic
March 2017

Swaraj, Tillerson Converse; Resolve Enhanced Indo-US Ties

NEW DELHI. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke with the new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson February 15, and resolved to “further expand and deepen” India-US ties.

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India Strategic
March 2017

Chief of the Air Staff

The Indian Air Force marks its 84th Anniversary this October 8, with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, saying that IAF is looking forward to increase its combat strength.

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India Strategic
October 2016

MRCA Dogfight for Indian Skies Begins Again

IAF needs 400 aircraft, and Navy 60

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India Strategic
December 2016

Perilous Interventions: A revealing Title to the Initiated

NEW DELHI. India’s Vice President M.Hamid Ansari released a book by Hardeep Puri titled ‘Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos’ at a wellattended function September 7 in New Delhi.

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India Strategic
September 2016

Indo-US Logistics Agreement LEMOA: An Assessment

ON 29 August 2016, during the visit of the Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to Washington DC, Ind ia and the United States (US) signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA).

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India Strategic
September 2016

The F-16 in its Block 70 Avatar

Much more than meets the eye.

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India Strategic
September 2016

Honeywell Hardware Awarded Final

Certification for Inmarsat’s NextGeneration GX Aviation in-Flight Wi-Fi.

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India Strategic
September 2016

the trump presidency: signals for india

new delhi. the election of donald trump as the 45th president of the united states left people around the world surprised, if not stunned. with no previous experience in administration and given the tenor of his campaign rhetoric, trump’s election created an element of uncertainty, leaving stock markets tumbling, initially, and foreign offices and leaders scrambling to understand the path his policies would follow.

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india strategic
january 2017

india marks army day with a pledge to ensure peace for the country

new delhi. india celebrated the 69th army day with inspiring parades and ceremonies, beginning with the new chief of army staff, general bipin rawat paying tributes at amar jawan jyoti, the eternal flame memorial, to fallen heroes of india.

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india strategic
january 2017