Bangladesh took delivery on Monday of its first submarines, bought from China, as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh paid a reported $203 million for the two submarines, a deal that reflects the country’s growing economic and defence ties with Beijing. Armed forces spokeswoman Taposhi Rabeya said they […]

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Reflecting their growing proximity, India and Israel today decided to further “broad-base” their already close defence partnership and intensify cooperation in combating radicalisation and extremism, while calling upon global community to act tough against terror networks and States harbouring them. The two countries also agreed to deepen their cooperation in a variety of areas including […]

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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that there have been no incidents of stone pelting in the Valley ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation decision on November 8. Congratulating PM Modi for this achievement, Parrikar also said, “Earlier, there were rates: Rs 500 for stone pelting (on security forces in Kashmir) […]

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Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag today reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and instructed his troops to be alert against the enemy’s inimical designs. He encouraged them to be aggressive in their approach. The army said Gen. Suhag visited the Northern Command headquarters at Udhampur in J&K. The visit comes […]

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan cannot be bullied by Indian “tactics” and its restraint should not be “misunderstood” as weakness, warning that his country was fully capable of defending against “any belligerence”. His remarks came a day after the Pakistan Army admitted that seven of its soldiers were killed in firing by Indian […]

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