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Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact Amid China's Growing Assertiveness

Jan 06, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in a virtual summit to sign the Reciprocal Access Agreement, the first such defense pact signed by Japan with any country other than the United States.

India needs to cut down on Defence imports, give thrust to R&D, says Vice Prez

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Naidu, while inaugurating the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) near here, said to achieve "atma-nirbhartha", India needs to allow private collaboration, wherever it is possible, with stringent quality controls.


Rajnath Singh holds talks with visiting French Defence Minister Parly

Officials earlier said the recent developments in Afghanistan and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region will figure in the talks. The two countries share a close degree of convergence on a range of regional and global issues as well including ways to deal with terrorism and extremism.

UP Wants 'Baba', Not 'Bua' Or 'Babua': Rajnath

Nov 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday said Uttar Pradesh does not want "bua or babua", apparently referring to BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Pary chief Akhilesh Yadav.


Some Irresponsible Nations Twisting Definition Of UNCLOS: Rajnath Singh’s Veiled Dig At China

China has been militarizing islands in South China, a move that has attracted global criticism.

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15 November, 2021

PM Modi To Lay Foundation Stone For Rs 400 Cr Defence Project In Jhansi On Nov 19

Outlook Web Desk

The Centre will launch various initiatives and schemes during the three-day 'parv' in Jhansi that will celebrate the 193rd birthday of Rani Laxmi Bai.


10 November, 2021

Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar To Be Next Chief Of Naval Staff: All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Desk

Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar has served in a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments during his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 39 years.


31 October, 2021

Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Reviews Sea Trials Of IAC Vikrant, Aims To Commission By Aug 2022

Outlook Web Desk

The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant had sailed out for the second sea trials on October 24. The maiden sea sortie of the ship was successfully undertaken on August 21 this year.


28 October, 2021

Taiwan Defence Minister Urges Country To Rely On Itself In Case Of Chinese Attack

Associated Press (AP)

Tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades, with China sending record-breaking numbers of fighter jets toward international airspace close to the island.


25 October, 2021

Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile Test Reveals China’s Interests In Space

Nandini Nair

There are doubts over what exactly China tested and when, but the act is surely part of China’s bid for global power.


22 October, 2021

South Korea Blocks Army From Appealing Transgender Soldier Case

Associated Press (AP)

The ministry, which oversees lawsuits filed by government branches, said in a statement that its decision to instruct the army not to appeal was based on legal logic as well as 'constitutional spirit of respecting human dignity' and public sentiment.


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18 October, 2021

India Strengthens Day And Night Surveillance Over LAC In Arunachal Sector

Outlook Web Desk

India has strengthened overall military preparedness at LAC using a fleet of remotely piloted aircraft and other assets to deal with any Chinese misadventure in the sector.


15 October, 2021

Goal To Make India, World's Strongest Military Power In 'Aatmnirbhar' Way: PM Modi At Launch Of 7 Defence Companies

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the event of the launch of seven state-run defence companies on the occasion of Vijaydashmi, said that he wants to robust India's defence capabilities in an 'Aatmnirbhar' way.


10 October, 2021

India, China To Hold 13th Round Of Military Talks On Eastern Ladakh Standoff Today

Outlook Web Desk

The talks are scheduled to start at 10:30 AM at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh


28 September, 2021

US Lawmaker Advocates To Provide India With Needed Military Equipment To Balance Against China, Taliban

PTI

Influential Republican Congressman Mark Green wrote that instead of placating adversaries like Iran and sending Tehran planes full of cash, we(USA) should be investing in relationships with countries(India) that have reciprocated our friendship.


08 September, 2021

In Historic Move, Armed Forces Allow Induction Of Women In NDA, Centre Tells Supreme Court

Outlook Web Bureau

The top court said it has been periodically nudging the authorities to do it themselves and it believes that they are best suited to evolve the whole.


29 August, 2021

Changes In Afghanistan A Challenge For Us, India Rethinking Strategies: Rajnath Singh

Outlook Web Bureau

‘We are changing our strategy and the formation of Quad underlines this strategy,’ the Defence Minister said.


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29 August, 2021

No Nation Untouched By Changes Happening Around, Security Preparedness Is The Need: Rajnath Singh

Outlook Web Bureau

It has all along been the endeavour of forces inimical to India to create an atmosphere of instability domestically, the Defence Minister said.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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