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  1. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Russian Forces Host China, India And 20 Other Militaries For International Army Games

    SOURCE: NEWSWEEK The 14-day event, kicking off on Friday is the third annual installment of the games, involving a series of military...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  2. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: DRDO’s Agra lab spends Rs 49.50 cr, 6 yrs, in developing surveillance system which fails...

    SOURCE: TNN The Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  3. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: It’s easier to shake a mountain than the PLA, China tells India

    SOURCE: IANS Beijing on Monday urged New Delhi to immediately withdraw all troops that have “illegally” entered China, stating that the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  4. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Iraq says has ‘no substantial information’ on whether 39 Indians abducted in Mosul are dead...

    SOURCE: Hindustan Times The Iraqi government has “no substantial information” on the fate of the 39 Indians who were taken hostage by...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  5. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Narendra Modi govt has taken the fight to Maoists, states need to step up and finish the job

    SOURCE: FIRST POST The Narendra Modi government seems to have put a lid on Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) during its three-year...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  6. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China warns India not to harbour illusions in border stand-off

    [IMG]Early in June, according to the Chinese interpretation, Indian guards crossed into China's Donglang region and obstructed work on a...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  7. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane: US officials

    [IMG]The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close to...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  8. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: 50 Jammu and Kashmir youths joined militancy this year: Officials

    [IMG]More than 50 per cent of around 220 active terrorists in Kashmir are Pakistani nationals, another Home ministry official said....

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  9. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: PLA plans war games instead of military parade on 90th anniversary: Report

    [IMG]Xi Jinping has ordered war games over military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the PLA on August 1, Hong...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  10. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations across LoC

    [IMG]The Foreign Office claimed that Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked firing" on Leepa Sector on July 21 which killed Umair (12)...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  11. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: How RSS is Planning to Bypass Article 370

    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY Uniform Civil Code and Article 375 have been on the agenda of the BJP since its birth on the lines of the RSS...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  12. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Lashkar e Taiba terrorists sound war cry against India, ask Pakistan to seize Kashmir

    SOURCE: FE Lashkar e Taiba terrorists have called for a war against India and demanded that Pakistan government should seize Kashmir,...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  13. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: No talks on Doklam till Indian troops withdraw, China says ahead of NSA Doval’s visit

    SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES A “meaningful” dialogue on the Donglang standoff between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and top Chinese...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  14. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Can India stare down the dragon?

    SOURCE: ANI While the Sino-Indian standoff at Doklam persists, analysts have attempted to decipher Chinese motives and possible...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    News Feed: Hurriyat bats for third party mediation in Kashmir

    SOURCE: The Statesman Reacting to the statement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti against third party mediation in Kashmir, the valley...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  16. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China to 'step up' troop deployment in India border row

    [IMG]The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  17. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: LeT module unearthed, four arrested

    [IMG]Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Munir Khan said the police had information that LeT was transporting arms and ammunition from...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  18. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: NIA arrests seven Kashmiri separatists for terror funding

    [IMG]Those arrested included Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Shah and moderate Hurriyat chairman's close aide...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  19. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Court of inquiry ordered into thrashing of cops by armymen

    [IMG]The Army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident and it is in process, IGP Kashmir Munir Khan told reporters here when...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  20. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: BRO to construct tunnels to cut down distance to China border

    [IMG]The project constitutes widening of existing single lane road to NH double lane specifications from Baisaki and then taking off a...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  21. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Remember the 1971 war: Venkaiah Naidu warns Pakistan

    SOURCE: ANI Hitting out at Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Vice-Presidential nominee M. Venkaiah Naidu...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  22. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Can China and India still be business partners despite territorial row in Himalayas?

    SOURCE: SCMP It is over one month into the stand-off between China and India in Donglang, or Dokalam as the area is known in India. The...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  23. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Canada should rein in Khalistani radical elements: Amarinder

    SOURCE: THE HINDU Punjab Chief Minister raises the issue with Jalandhar-born Canadian MP Rameshwar Singh Sangha in New Delhi. Punjab...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  24. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Kargil Vijay Diwas: IAF Flight Officer Gunjan Saxena remembers narrow escapes on combat duty

    SOURCE: DNA INDIA It was in the first week of June 1999, exactly three years after Gunjan Saxena had been commissioned into the Indian...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
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    News Feed: The Whimper of the Dragon: New Delhi’s response has rattled Beijing into 1962 hysteria

    SOURCE: DNA INDIA Tension between India and China had been building up over the past two years, with Beijing vetoing UN sanctions...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  26. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

    [IMG]Iran-Iraq ties have improved since Iran's enemy Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003 and an Iraqi govt led by Shi'ite Muslims came to...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  27. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan Army clears 2 strongholds of terrorists near Afghanistan border

    [IMG]"Terrorists hideouts are being targeted by artillery and army aviation. Terrorists are on the run," the army said in a statement....

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  28. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Russia-India talks on buying new generation MiG-35s

    [IMG]According to Tarasenko, the MiG-35 is 20 to 25 per cent cheaper than its competitors, and for India, which already has experience...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  29. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Combat tasks more challenging in modern aircraft: Lead test pilot of Mig-35

    [IMG]Flying in the public gaze for the first time, the Mig-35, a 4++ jet, performed complex manoeuvers, including loops and vertical...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  30. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire: Syrian Observatory

    [IMG]The British-based monitoring group said Saturday had been relatively calm after the ceasefire took effect with isolated incidents...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  31. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: CAG slams OFB for critical deficiency in supply of ammunition

    SOURCE: PTI The Comptroller and Auditor General has slammed the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for critical deficiency in the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  32. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Trumped India?

    SOURCE: TNN BLOGS 1962. Chinese soldiers stream through Bomdila. The Indians, unprepared and ill-equipped, retreat, humiliatingly. 1971....

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  33. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha Hired Maoists To Train For Armed Movement: Police

    SOURCE: ANI The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is preparing for a prolonged underground armed movement for a separate state and has hired...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  34. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Machhal Sector: Army foils infiltration, one terrorist neutralised

    SOURCE: ANI A terrorist has been gunned down as the Indian Army on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid at Machhal Sector along the Line of...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  35. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: TN: Illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka nabbed with Pak currency

    SOURCE: ANI An illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka has been arrested by Erwadi Police from Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district. The Police...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  36. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Army decides to go big on indigenisation of critical spares

    [IMG]The MGO has also started extensive talks with leading Indian defence firms to evolve a strategy for indigenisation of key spares...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  37. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Government plans to provide piped drinking water in remote Border Out Posts

    [IMG]The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) with the help of the Ministry of the Drinking Water and...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  38. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid

    [IMG]Troops guarding the LoC noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders. In the ensuing...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  39. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India third largest terror target after Iraq and Afghanistan: US report

    [IMG]The number of deaths in India also rose 17% from 289 in 2015 to 337 last year while the number of injured increased from 500 in...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  40. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: NSA chief on Russia-US cyber unit: Now is 'not the best time'

    [IMG]Trump said earlier this month that he had discussed the idea of creating such a group with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  41. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Kashmir would become Syria if America intervenes: Mehbooba Mufti

    SOURCE: ANI Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday rebuked National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah‘s...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  42. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pentagon tells India, China to engage in direct dialogue to reduce tension over Doka La

    SOURCE: PTI India and China should engage in direct dialogue free of any “coercive aspects” to reduce the tension over a military...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  43. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Russia to sign three key pacts for Kudankulam units 5 & 6 this month

    SOURCE: THE HINDU Russian companies will sign three key agreements with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd for Kudankulam units 5...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  44. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China’s grip over the vast Indian market shows how the onus is on China to pursue peace and...

    SOURCE: TNN If China initiates a war against India, New Delhi should have no problem convincing the world that Beijing started the fire...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  45. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Iran’s missile attack on ISIS is game changer: Indian analyst

    SOURCE: TEHRAN TIMES Bhakti M. Desai, an Indian international relations analyst, is of the opinion that Iran’s missile attack on ISIS...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  46. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Ajit Doval's visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst

    [IMG]Ma Jiali, a research fellow at the China Reform Forum thinktank, said Doval's visit may be key and would serve as an opportunity to...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  47. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: US admits inconsistency in describing Jammu & Kashmir, but no policy change

    [IMG]The use of the word "Azad Jammu and Kashmir" by the State Department was strongly opposed by the Indian Government. Continue...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  48. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Australia says Chinese spy ship near war games

    [IMG]The Chinese ship remained outside Australian territorial waters but was inside the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone in the Coral...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  49. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China’s grip over the vast Indian market shows how the onus is on China to pursue peace and...

    [IMG]On a serious note, China pretty much owns the world, mainly on the strength of its manufacturing for the rest of the world,...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  50. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India protests US reference to PoK as ‘Azad Kashmir’ in terror report

    [IMG]India has reason to feel satisfied that the report refers to the Indian state as “Jammu & Kashmir” instead of its previous...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jul 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM