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Indian Air Force Hawk trainer crashes in Bengal, pilots eject safely

An Indian Air Force Hawk Mk-132 advanced jet trainer aircraft crashed near Kalaikunda Air Force station in West Bengal on Tuesday. However, both pilots ejected safely and sustained no injuries. Read More

In West Bengal, four children die in trench collapse, locals blame BSF

Four children lost their lives in an accident that happened in a freshly dug trench near the India-Bangladesh Border in West Bengal’s North Dinajpur district. The BSF, in a release, said it happened after the force allowed a civilian to dig the trench on a private land. Read More

Milan – 2024: Huge multinational naval exercise to start from Feb 19

The 12th edition of the Indian Navy’s biennial multinational exercise, Milan – 2024, is all set to be organized in Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command from February 19 to February 24. Read More

MIL to export $225 million worth of artillery shells to Saudi Arabia

The state-owned Pune-headquartered Munitions India Limited (MIL), a prominent player in India’s defence sector, has secured a significant export order of 155-millimetre artillery shells from Saudi Arabia. Read More

Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi appointed vice-chief of Indian Army

In a major development for the Indian Army, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi has been officially designated as the next vice-chief of the Army staff. Lt Gen Dwivedi is currently serving as the Northern Army commander. Read More

Biden administration notifies US Congress of sale of Predator drones to India

United States President Joe Biden’s administration has formally notified the US Congress of its intention to sell 31 MQ-9B Predator long-endurance drones to India. This move comes after the megadeal was initially announced during the prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last year. Read More

‘Vayu Shakti’: IAF to showcase its combat prowess and op capabilities

The Indian Air Force is all set to demonstrate its firepower and other operational capabilities during Exercise Vayu Shakti – 2024. The exercise is scheduled for February 17, 2024, at the Pokhran Air to Ground Range near Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer. Read More

Defence Budget 2024: Modest hike on paper, dip in real terms from 2023-24

The Union Budget 2024-25 has allocated a record ₹6.21 lakh crore (approximately $77.93 billion) for defence. This marks a 4.3 per cent increase from the previous year and signifies the largest financial commitment to national security in India’s history. Read More

Amid India-China tensions, foreign secretary in important Bhutan visit

Vinay Mohan Kwatra’s visit was significant as it was the first high-level contact between the Indian side and the new government in Thimphu amid reports that Bhutan is close to finalizing an agreement with China to demarcate the disputed border between the two countries. Read More

Maldives prosecutor general stabbed on Male street in broad daylight

The Maldives prosecutor general, Hussain Shameem, was attacked on the streets of Male, on Wednesday morning. This happened amid the impeachment move against the country’s president, Mohamed Muizzu. Read More


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