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Iran State TV Said IT Has Produced Laser-Guided Shells

Iran State TV  Said IT Has Produced Laser-Guided Shells  Iran’s state TV is reporting the country has produced laser-guided artillery shells, capable of hitting moving targets with high accuracy. The Monday report quoting Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi also says that the shell was an “intelligent” munition with the capability to identify its own targets. The report was accompanied by ...

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Dassault Rafale Wins USD 10.4 Billion Indian Air Force MRCA Fighter Jet Deal: Sources

The Dassault Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by the French company Dassault Aviation, has won India’s mammoth contract worth $10.4 billion, say sources. The Indian Air Force  plans to buy 126 aircraft over the next ten years. The process to determine the L1 (lowest bidder) has been completed, and sources indicate that the final contract is expected to be signed in  ...

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Israeli Heron TP Srone crashes During Test Flight

Israeli Heron TP drone An Israeli Heron TP drone has crashed during a joint operation performed by the Israeli military and the developer company of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The most advanced Israeli drone crashed during its test flight on Sunday morning in an area near the Tel Nof military base in central Israel. No injuries were reported in ...

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Indian Army Concerned Over Sino-Pak Nuclear Co-operation

Indian Army Chief General VK Singh in a report has expressed his grave concern over Pakistan-China atomic cooperation and joint military preparations.  In a detailed report submitted to Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patil, Gen VK Singh has made a special mention of Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s recent visit to China. This confidential ...

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German Chancellor To Visit China In February

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit China in early February, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin confirmed on Friday. During Merkel’s China visit, Chinese and German leaders will exchange views on bilateral ties and how to enhance the strategic cooperation between China and Germany, Liu said at a regular news briefing. They will also talk about the world economic situation ...

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India To Pay Gold For Iran Oil, China May Follow—–EU Sanctions

India has reportedly agreed to pay Tehran in gold for the oil it buys, in a move aimed at protecting Delhi from US-sanctions targeting countries who trade with Iran. China, another buyer of Iranian oil, may follow Delhi’s lead. The report, by the Israeli-based news website DEBKAfile, states that Iran and India are negotiating backup alternatives with China and Russia, ...

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Oprah Winfrey: India My Life’s Greatest Experience

 Oprah Winfrey’s grandmother had a dream: she wanted her granddaughter to grow up to be a respectable maid. She would have fallen off her chair had she been at the Jaipur Literary Festival, where Oprah got a standing ovation as she walked in for a session. As crowds surged to enter the venue, with many of them stopped despite valid ...

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Russia Gives K-152 Nerpa Nuclear Attack Submarine To Indian Navy

Russia’s K-152 Nerpa nuclear-powered attack submarine has been handed over to the Indian Navy. In line with the contract worth over $900 million, the Project 971 Shchuka-B (NATO: Akula II) class sub has been leased to India’s Navy for ten years. It will be renamed the INS Chakra. The ceremony took place in the Far Eastern Primorye Territory. Russian submariners ...

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