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Army deploys additional brigade along LoC to curb infiltration

Army deploys additional brigade along LoC to curb infiltration

Rediff.com19 Sep 2020

The additional troops deployed on the LoC have been successful in foiling almost all the major attempts of infiltration and terrorists have not been allowed to cross over, sources said.

Amid LAC standoff, Navy tracks Chinese research vessel

Amid LAC standoff, Navy tracks Chinese research vessel

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

The Chinese research vessel returned to China a few days ago after being under constant watch of Indian Navy vessels, the sources said.

China deployed J-20 fighters near LAC days before incursion bid

China deployed J-20 fighters near LAC days before incursion bid

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

The deployment of strategic bomber aircraft is also still on by the Chinese

Post-Galwan, Indian Navy quietly deployed warship in South China Sea

Post-Galwan, Indian Navy quietly deployed warship in South China Sea

Rediff.com30 Aug 2020

The Chinese have been objecting to the presence of Indian Navy ships in the region where it has significantly expanded its presence since 2009 through artificial islands and military presence.

Rajnath Singh to induct Rafales on September 10

Rajnath Singh to induct Rafales on September 10

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

Five Rafale fighter aircraft arrived in India from France on July 29 and have started extensive training within 24 hours of touching down in the country. The French-origin fighter aircraft are part of the 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force.

India building new road to Ladakh for troop movement

India building new road to Ladakh for troop movement

Rediff.com19 Aug 2020

Sources said the work has already started on this project and the new road will connect Manali with Leh near Nimu where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently visited during the ongoing conflict with China.

China delaying withdrawal, India to decide on the way forward

China delaying withdrawal, India to decide on the way forward

Rediff.com17 Aug 2020

Chinese troops have been camping in the Finger area for over three months now and have even started fortifying their bases there with construction of bunkers and sangars.

India's big edge over China: 35,000 troops battle ready in Ladakh

India's big edge over China: 35,000 troops battle ready in Ladakh

Rediff.com30 Jul 2020

The Indian troops deployed there are mentally prepared for tackling the weather and terrain. In contrast, the Chinese troops deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) are not used to these conditions as they have been brought from mainland China and are not accustomed to high altitude extreme cold weather conditions.

India to acquire more Israeli drones for use in Ladakh

India to acquire more Israeli drones for use in Ladakh

Rediff.com14 Jul 2020

The Heron unmanned aerial vehicles are already in the Air Force, Navy, and the Army and are being used extensively at the moment by both Army surveillance and Target acquisition batteries and Air Force in the Ladakh sector.

IAF fighter jets conduct night ops near Indo-China border

IAF fighter jets conduct night ops near Indo-China border

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

The Indian Air Force carried out intensive night operations involving its fighter aircraft including the MiG-29 and Sukhoi-30MKI along with its Apache attack helicopters and the Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

'Fully prepared': IAF showcases readiness near China border

'Fully prepared': IAF showcases readiness near China border

Rediff.com4 Jul 2020

The entire base is seeing a flurry of activity and is playing a crucial role in enhancing the combat preparedness of the country along the China border.

China has deployed over 20,000 troops along LAC

China has deployed over 20,000 troops along LAC

Rediff.com1 Jul 2020

Sources said that even though India and China have been talking at the diplomatic and the military level for over six weeks now, there has been no thinning down in troop numbers or equipment by the Chinese side on this front.

Sino-India face-off: Fighter jets, choppers seen in Leh

Sino-India face-off: Fighter jets, choppers seen in Leh

Rediff.com19 Jun 2020

The air force has moved its critical frontline assets including the Sukhoi-30MKI, Mirage 2000 and Jaguar fighter aircraft fleet to advanced positions where they can fly in at a very short notice to carry out operations.

China deploys troops all along 4,000-km LAC

China deploys troops all along 4,000-km LAC

Rediff.com11 Jun 2020

"The Chinese military has done military build-up not only just in Ladakh but also in other sectors including Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh wherever it shares borders with us. The build-up includes troops and heavy weaponry which are deployed in rear positions," government sources told ANI.

IAF's future plan: 36 Rafales among 450 fighter jets

IAF's future plan: 36 Rafales among 450 fighter jets

Rediff.com18 May 2020

The list of aircraft planned to be inducted by the Air Force include 36 Rafales, 114 Multirole Fighter Aircraft, 100 Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) and over 200 variants of the Light Combat Aircraft. "In the next 15 years, 83 LCAs are our primary focus, after that LCA Mark 2 will come in we are looking at close to 100 of those, that makes it near 200 of LCA class," Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria told ANI in an interview.

Navy tracks 7 Chinese warships operating in Indian Ocean

Navy tracks 7 Chinese warships operating in Indian Ocean

Rediff.com16 Sep 2019

The deployment seems to be more than what is needed.

Rajnath to receive Rafale in France on October 8

Rajnath to receive Rafale in France on October 8

Rediff.com10 Sep 2019

As per earlier plans, Balakot operations in-charge and current Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa was to travel to receive the plane on September 19-20 from France.

Modi 2.0 spent Rs 8,500 crore on defence deals

Modi 2.0 spent Rs 8,500 crore on defence deals

Rediff.com23 Jul 2019

The ministry sources said some of the projects were initiated before the 2019 elections have been concluded after the government was formed.

India to buy long-range howitzer ammo from US

India to buy long-range howitzer ammo from US

Rediff.com7 Jul 2019

The Excalibur ammunition was developed in the US for improving the accuracy of the artillery shells in the war in Afghanistan which the Americans have been fighting for almost two decades now.

Rafale negotiating team chief says there were not dissent notes

Rafale negotiating team chief says there were not dissent notes

Rediff.com14 Feb 2019

"These observations from three members were given to me as the INT chairman. This was not a dissent note," he said.

Japan wants India's support on island disputes with China

Japan wants India's support on island disputes with China

Rediff.com9 Jan 2014

Engaged in a territorial dispute with China, Japan on Thursday sought to rope in India's support over "the recent Chinese provocative actions" saying a message needs to be sent to it collectively that status quo cannot be changed by force.