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China Doomsday Scenario: 20% Cut To Economy & A Naval Gauntlet

China is an untested naval quantity, despite its ambitions to float a formidable blue-water navy to dominate the waterways of the world

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Govt to buy 111 naval helicopters at a cost of Rs 21000 crore

New Delhi: Faced with criticism over the bureaucratic and lumbering process in acquiring weaponry for the armed forces, the government today cleared projects worth Rs. 46,000 crore. One of the items for which a contract will be signed soon is for 24 Lockheed Martin-manufactured MH-60R helicopters for the Indian Navy. The contract will be a direct government-to-government deal […]

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Time window for cave rescue ‘limited’: Thai Navy SEAL commander

Mae Sai: The window of opportunity to free a trapped youth football team and their coach from a cave is “limited”, the Thai Navy SEAL commander said today, the first official admission that the boys cannot wait out the monsoon underground. “At first, we thought the children could stay for a long time… but now […]

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Boys may be taken out of cave in stages, says Thai official

Mae Sai (Thailand): A Thai official overseeing the rescue operation of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave said the 12 boys and their coach may not all be extracted at the same time depending on their health. Chiang Rai provincial Gov Narongsak Osatanakorn said on Wednesday that “all 13 may not come out […]

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Indian techie’s killer pleads guilty to hate crime

WASHINGTON: A US Navy veteran, who is serving life in prison for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two others at a suburban Kansas City bar last year, on Monday pleaded guilty to hate crime and firearm charges. Adam Purinton admitted that he fatally shot Kuchibhotla in February 2017 after confronting him and another man […]

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Coast Guard chopper crash lands, woman pilot injured

Mumbai: An Indian Coast Guard helicopter on a routine patrol crash-landed in Raigad district of Maharashtra this afternoon, injuring a woman pilot, the Navy said. All the four crew members of the Coast Guard in the chopper were rescued from the scene of the accident by the Navy and flown to naval hospital ‘Asvini’ at […]

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People’s Liberation Army: China slashes 3 lakh troops

Beijing: China today said it has slashed three lakh troops, reducing the size of its 2.3-million People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to just two-million-strong force, a move aimed at making the world’s largest army a mightier force capable of winning modern wars. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made the announcement in his annual work report to the National […]

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Kulbhushan Jadhav faces fresh charges in Pakistan

Islamabad: Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on spying charges, is now facing trial in multiple cases related to terrorism and sabotage, according to a report in media. Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by the military court in April last year. Pakistan claims that its security […]

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Salaries of President, V-P, governors hiked

New Delhi: The salaries of the President and the Vice President have been increased to Rs 5 lakh and Rs 4 lakh per month respectively, in a rectification of an anomaly. Announcing the hike in their salaries in his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the emoluments of the President, the Vice President and the […]

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Gadkari should apologise for ‘insulting Indian Navy’: Maha Cong

Mumbai: The Maharashtra unit of the Congress today hit out at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for “insulting the Indian Navy” and demanded an apology from him. “Gadkari should apologise for insulting the Indian Navy by saying he will not give an inch of land to Navy officers in Mumbai and asking them to go on […]