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Blinken says India-Russia ties developed when US couldn’t be a partner

Washington: India has refrained from voting against Russia on the issue of its ongoing war with Ukraine. While US has called for isolation of Russia and reducing dependence on the Soviet nation, it has been diplomatic in its interaction with India on the matter. Displaying an understanding of the ties between India and Russia, US...

‘Pralay’, India’s surface-to-surface ballistic missile, testfired successfully

New Delhi: India’s surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Pralay’ was successfully testfired on Wednesday, officials of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) said. According to the officials, Pralay can hit targets from 150 to 500 km. In a tweet on Wednesday, the DRDO said, “Indigenously developed new surface-to-surface conventional...

Tri-service inquiry ordered into IAF chopper crash, Rajnath Singh tells Parliament

The inquiry into the chopper crash will be led by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told the Parliament on Thursday that the Indian Air Force (IAF) has ordered a tri-service inquiry into the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu that left CDS Bipin Rawat and 12 others dead. The...

Tamil Nadu chopper crash: Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament today

CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife who were among the 13 who died in the chopper crash on Wednesday will be laid to rest in Delhi on Friday New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Thursday give a statement in the Parliament regarding the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu in which Chief...

Tamil Nadu chopper crash: Majority of 14 on board IAF helicopter reported dead

Chennai: A majority of the 14 passengers on board an IAF helicopter that crashed in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday have died. According to the Tamil Nadu government, eight passengers were confirmed dead, while another report said that 11 bodies had been recovered. Three passengers were rescued and taken to the Wellington cantonment hospital....

BJP declares its national executive committee

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the names of the members of its national executive committee. As per a release by the party, BJP national president JP Nadda appointed membes of NEC, special invitees and permanent invitees. The NEC has 80 members, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, veteran leaders LK Advani...

Rajnath Singh holds talks on strengthening ties with Australia

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a meeting with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton ahead of the inaugural ‘two-plus-two’ dialogue between foreign and defence ministers of the two countries. The talks are focused on expanding strategic ties. and improve cooperation between the two nations. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Dutton arrived...

Centre approves Rs 43,000 cr ‘Make in India’ project to build 6 submarines

The Union government on Friday announced that a massive Rs 43,000 crore ‘Make in India’ project to build six submarines has been cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council led by Defence minister Rajnath Singh. The council has approved the issuance of a ‘request for proposal’ for the construction of the six submarines under the strategic...

President Kovind undergoes bypass surgery at AIIMS

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday informed that President Ram Nath Kovind has undergone a successful bypass surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Singh said that he had spoken to AIIMS director Randeep Guleria and wished the President a speedy recovery. He took to Twitter to inform the same. He...

Pulwama Terror Attack: India pays tribute to martyred soldiers

The country on Sunday paid tribute to 40 martyred soldiers who died in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, the attack was executed by a suicide bomber who rammed an IED-laden vehicle into the security convoy two years ago. A group of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway...

India-China Dispute: India committed to maintaining bilateral ties, says Rajnath Singh

India’s sustained talks with China have resulted in an agreement between the forces of the two countries to disengage at friction points at the north and south banks of Pangong Tso lake, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. Rajnath Singh said this during his suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha on the situation...

New US administration under President Joe Biden reaches out to India

The new US administration under President Joe Biden has finally reached out to India in an attempt to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. US defense secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday held a conversation with defence minister Rajnath Singh on regional and global issues of mutual interest. Whether a discussion on China happened...