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India-Russia sign pact for T-72, T-90 maintenance

Punj Corporation Ltd signed an agreement with Russia’s JSC Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) to undertake repair and maintenance of the T-72 and T-90 tanks and aluminium radiators in India. The agreement was signed at the Defence Expo 2018, a release said. As part of the agreement, Punj Corporation will be the sole authorised service representative for Uralvagonzavod for these projects. Chennai-based MRF...

Chennaiites give thumbs up to Defence Expo

With a slew of memorandum of understandings (MOU) and Rs,000 crore of local businesses, the tenth edition of DefExpo, which had attracted defence manufacturers and buyers to Chennai came to an end on Saturday. Speaking at the valedictory function of the four-day event that started on April 11, Governor Banwarilal Purohit said that India’s capabilities in defence production are being...

India and China can come together but it won’t be easy, says former foreign secy Jaishankar

Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar is hopeful that China and India will come together, but cautions that it won’t be easy. “Can China and India come together? I think they can. They should. But it is not easy. It was not easy in the past. I don’t think it will be easy in the future because there are really a...

Turkey Economy Sugar Protest

Members of the Sugar trade union protested in front of a candy factory in Ankara following the government's decision to privatize 14 sugar factories countrywide sugar factory workers are campaigning against privatisation but for modernisation, arguing that local economies such as sugar beet producers would collapse if the factories were to be closed.

Hazrat Sakhi Bala Pir Urs ceremony in Bolianwal Village

Young girls are jumping on a trampoline at the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Bala Pir on the occasion of his annual Urs ceremony in Bolianwal Village. A view of the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Bala Pir decorated with colorful flags on the occasion of his annual Urs ceremony in Bolianwal Village.

Trump Launches Airstrikes on Syria; Russia, Iran Warn of Consequences

Damascus (Syria), Apr 14: US President Donald Trump today launched airstrikes on Syria over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s use of chemical weapons in Damascus. The US and its allies fired over 100 missiles at civilians and Syrian military bases in the capital city of Damascus. A significant number of which were shot down by the Syrian forces. “More than 100 cruise missiles and air-to-land missiles were fired by the US,...

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Scraps Quota System in Government Jobs After Massive Student Protest

Dhaka, Apr 12: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday ended the controversial quota system in government jobs after a massive protest, involving thousands of students, spread across the country. She, however, said that special provisions of jobs will be made for special groups. Students blockaded major roads in capital Dhaka, virtually paralysing the city. In the last few days, over hundred...

Indian Navy’s Unmanned Remotely Piloted Aircraft Crashes Near Porbandar

An unmanned Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of Indian Navy crashed in Gujarat on Saturday. The accident happened about 25 kms from Porbandar. No casualties or damage to property caused by the crash, reports said. The RPA was on a routine surveillance mission when it lost datalink communication with the Ground Station. Meanwhile, more details are awaited. In a similar incident, a Remotely...

Air Force Sukhoi Fighter Jet Refuel Mid-Air In Big Wargames Exercise

The Indian Air Force carried out an air-to-air refuelling display in what is seen as an attempt to showcase its reach and preparedness. A video showed pilots performing the mid-air refuelling of a Sukhoi fighter jet, a show of strength, during the Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises. A Sukhoi Su-30 jet that took off from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal's...

India threatens to boycott SAARC summit scheduled in Pakistan

India has hinted at pulling out of the 2018 summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) slated to be held in Pakistan, it emerged on Sunday. Formally announcing the withdrawal of New Delhi from the moot, Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale expressed that it was not possible to proceed with SAARC “under present circumstances”. “The Prime Minister ...

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