Officials of the French defence ministry inquiring into the Scorpene submarine data leak to The Australian newspaper in August have alleged that the source of the leak was linked to German defence firm ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS). French newspaper Le Monde, quoting multiple sources, said it was driven by competition between TKMS and French firm […]

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With grievous injuries being suffered by its troops during violent protests in Kashmir Valley, the CRPF has floated fresh tenders to procure about 2,000 modern ‘full-body protectors’ to save them from stone pelting and molotov cocktails. Officials said the specifications drawn for the latest body armour includes physical protection from brick batting, knife and acid attacks […]

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The government told a parliamentary panel on Tuesday that while the Army had crossed the LoC to hit targets earlier too, September 29 was the first time they had entered Pakistan’s territory to destroy terror launch pads. Responding to a question by Congress’s Satyavrat Chaturvedi, foreign secretary S Jaishankar told members of Parliament’s standing committee […]

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A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan a “mothership of terrorism”, China today strongly defended its all-weather ally, saying it is against linking any country or religion with terror and asked the world community to acknowledge Pakistan’s “great sacrifices”. In a sharp reaction to a question about Modi’s characterisation of Pakistan at the […]

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India’s offensive capacity, especially against Pakistan, is set to take a huge step forward with New Delhi and Moscow deciding to jointly develop a new generation of Brahmos missiles with 600 km-plus range and an ability to hit protected targets with pinpoint accuracy. This range enables these missiles to strike anywhere within Pakistan. That Russia […]

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In the aftermath of the spat between Poland and France over Warsaw’s decision to cancel the Caracal helicopter deal with Airbus Helicopters, the Polish Defence Ministry is most likely to purchase three A26-class submarines from Sweden’s Saab. France’s DCNS, which pitched its Scorpene-class sub, is no longer considered as the forerunner in Poland’s sub procurement, Defence […]

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