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India becomes exporter of sniper rifles, Bengaluru firm bags mega contract from friendly nation

SSS Defence not only bags contract to supply .338 Lapua Magnum calibre sniper rifle, but also deals to deliver nearly USD 50 million worth of ammunition to multiple friendly countries.

Four Army soldiers killed, several injured in terrorist ambush on convoy in ‘peaceful’ Kathua

It is learnt the last time this particular area saw such terrorist activity was in 2001. The area is Hindu-dominated, and closer to Himachal Pradesh than Jammu.

India’s indigenous light tank ‘Zorawar’ unveiled, fastest product development by DRDO, L&T

Tank will go for desert trials later this yr in coordination with Army & eventually high-altitude areas of Ladakh to test its capabilities to operate in such terrain & extreme winters.

Record 16.7% growth in defence production in a year — PSUs contribute 79.2% & private sector 20.8%

Ministry of Defence claims 60 percent rise in indigenous defence production in past 5 yrs, attributing it to policy reforms and soaring defence exports.

India's defence industry logs record growth in FY 2023-24

Value of defence production soars 16.7% from previous fiscal year to Rs 1,26,887 crore.

Ahead of Modi’s visit to Moscow, Indo-Russia venture delivers 35,000 AK-203 rifles to Army

1st batch of India-assembled weapons consisted of 5,000 AK-203 rifles with only 5% indigenous components. This will increase to 70% when initial lot of 70,000 is completed in 32 months.

India set to carry out trials for US-made Stryker combat vehicles in Ladakh & deserts

Army is looking to procure about 530 infantry combat vehicles to re-equip several mechanised infantry battalions. Talks between India & US are at an advanced stage, it is learnt.

What fallen Agniveer Ajay Kumar’s kin got & didn’t get — Army counters Rahul Gandhi's claim

Kumar’s family will get a total compensation of around Rs 1.65 crore, the Army has said. But amount given to a fallen Agniveer's next of kin differs from case to case.

Canada names Lt. Gen. Jennie Carignan chief of the defence staff, first woman to hold post

She currently serves as chief, professional conduct and culture, National Defence — tasked with combating sexual harassment in the military.

MoD signs MoU for advance testing facilities in Chennai to promote indigenous defense tech

The testing facilities were proposed to be set up under the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS), which was launched by the government in May 2020.

On Camera

Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.