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More Canadians want stronger ties with India rather than China

Indian Defence News: More Canadians are bullish on their country’s relationship with India than with China, albeit by a slim margin, according to a new survey. More Canadians prefer that their government direct its efforts towards strengthening economic ties with India than with China, albeit by a narrow margin, when asked to choose directly between the two Asian giants, according to...

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Trump administration strongly supports sale of F-16, F-18 jets to India

Indian Defence News: Trump administration strongly supports the sale of F-16, F-18 jets to India.  WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has told Congress that it “strongly supports” the sale of F-18 and F-16 fighter jets to India and asserted that the proposals have the potential to take Indo-US defence ties to the next level. Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary of state...

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Pakistan admits terrorist group like LeT, Jaish are based on its soil

Indian Defence News: Mr Asif acknowledged the existence of LeT and JeM among the internationally banned outfits operating from within Pakistan. Pak Foreign Minister acknowledges that LeT, JeM operating in Pak Foreign Minister acknowledges that LeT, JeM operating in the country. This admission comes two days after BRICS nations name terror groups in Pak. ‘Need to bring our house in order’: Pak...

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Government has completed 95 per cent work on new fence along Bangladesh border: BSF DG

Indian Defence News: NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh have finished 95 per cent of the work on a new single-layer fence aimed at curbing cross-border crime and securing over 250 villages that fall between the international border and a barbed wire fencing 150 meters away, said BSF chief K K Sharma. Most of these villages are in West Bengal, while a...

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‘Huge Threat’: North Korea’s Test Site May Collapse, Spread Radiation

Indian Defence News: The mountain underneath which the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is believed to have conducted five nuclear bomb trials would ooze radiation throughout the Korean Peninsula and into China if it implodes, the South China Morning Post reports. “We call it ‘talking the roof off.’ If the mountain collapses and the hole is exposed, it will...

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North Korea seen moving ICBM-grade rocket towards west coast: media

Indian Defence News: North Korea tested two ICBMs in July that could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the U.S. mainland within range and prompting a new round of international sanctions against Pyongyang. SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS:  South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond...

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Deadlock between U.S. and Pakistan continues

Indian Defence News: Statements on giving India a bigger role in Afghanistan have rankled the military New Delhi: The diplomatic impasse between the United States and Pakistan continues after U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy review of South Asia. Since then, several high-level bilateral meetings have been rescheduled indefinitely. Pakistan’s National Assembly had on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution rejecting statements made by...

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BRICS declaration condemns terrorism; names Pakistan-based LeT, Jaish

Indian Defence News:  The ‘BRICS Xiamen Declaration’ named the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, among others. In addition, the BRICS members also called for greater efficiency in designation of terrorists NEW DELHI: In a big win for India, and for the first time, BRICS countries on Monday slammed Pakistan without naming it, as they “deplored” terror attacks in member countries...

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South Korea Holds Live-Fire Missile Drill Post N.Korea Conducted Nuclear Test

Indian Defence News: South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear site, in response to Pyongyang’s sixth test. The live-fire exercise saw rockets launched from fighter jets and ballistic missiles from the ground. It came as the US warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a “massive military...

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Real-time Cartosat-2 remote satellite to help border forces check intruders

Indian Defence News: The idea is to enable the border guarding forces to monitor the movement of Pak and Chinese troops in real time. It will help the forces track terrorist infiltration, map terrain & communicate effectively in remote areas. Besides, it will help in assessing the strength of soldiers & artillery deployed by neighbours near the border in case of...