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AF refutes report saying no F-16 was shot down

April 5, 2019 New Delhi:  The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday reiterated that the plane shot down in an aerial engagement by a Mig-21 in Nowshera sector on February 27 was an F-16, rejecting…

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US disputes Indian claim of hitting Pakistan’s F-16

April 5, 2019 New Delhi/Washington:  India’s claim of shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in February has been challenged as a report citing unnamed US officials said that all US-supplied fighter jets to the Pakistan Air…

Amending AFSPA will dilute armed forces’ immunity’

April 3, 2019 New Delhi:  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday slammed the Congress for its election promise to amend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and accused the opposition party of supporting separatists…

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NASA calls India’s A-SAT test ‘terrible thing’

April 2, 2019 Washington:  NASA has slammed India’s anti-satellite missile (A-SAT) test last week saying it has increased risk to the International Space Station (ISS) and may launch a race of sort among countries to…

Union Minister among 149 booked in Bihar

April 1, 2019 Patna: Cases were registered against BJP leader and Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey and 149 others on Monday in Bihar’s Buxar district on charges of misbehaving with public servants on duty. Following…

Indian rocket lifts off with DRDO Emisat, 28 other satellites

By Venkatachari Jagannathan April 1, 2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): A new variant of the India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket on Monday carrying the electronic intelligence satellite, Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation…

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Was Mi17 chopper shot down by own defence system?

March 29, 2019 New Delhi: Was the Mi17 V5 chopper crash at Budgam near Srinagar on February 27 — which killed all six Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board — caused by an Indian…

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Gurugram family attacked on Holi to leave city

March 29, 2019 Gurugram: A Muslim family that was attacked by a mob in Bhoop Singh Nagar here on Holi (March 21) has decided to leave Gurugram and move to Delhi due to “immense pressure,…

US expresses concern about space debris from India’s A-SAT test

By Arul Louis March 28, 2019 New York: The US has expressed concern about space debris created by the anti-satellite (A-SAT) test carried out by India and said it expected that it does not endanger…

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US to offer India alternative to Russian S-400 missile defence system

By Arul Louis New York: The US is working with India to offer an alternative to the Russian S-400 Triumf missile defence system, according to Assistant Defence Secretary Randall Schriver, but he left open the…

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