Six bids to supply 110 fighters for IAF

F-16, Gripen, Boeing F-18, Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon and MiG-35 enter the contest Six global aircraft manufacturers have responded to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Indian Air Force to supply 110 fighter aircraft. The deadline for the RFI was July 6. All six manufacturers have earlier bid for the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA),
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Why India urgently needs a national asylum policy This month, it is five years since Nargis first arrived in Delhi. The Afghan journalist in Herat, Afghanistan had to flee her country after the Taliban threatened to kill her. But as a refugee in India, she has had no opportunity to earn a living and has
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It is going to be the NDA health flagship in an election year but the credits for the National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) will have to be shared with the states. With states, especially those ruled by non-BJP parties having made it clear that there is no way they would give up their own brands
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But no unprovoked attacks will go without response, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman The decision to suspend military operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan was a government decision and would be respected by all, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. “It was the Government of India’s decision, and we all
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Instruction comes in the wake of Modi-Xi meeting The Army headquarters has issued fresh instructions to field formations along the China border to preserve peace while maintaining the sanctity of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries. A senior officer said the instructions, issued in the wake of the Wuhan summit between
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Concrete steps are needed to defuse crises that could disrupt India’s political and social equilibrium As 2019 and the general election beckon, the situation within the country appears far from reassuring. Several events over the past few months seem to presage that there is worse to follow. Protests and agitations have a life of their
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Says the peace deal in the State hasn’t been finalised yet Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said AFSPA, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, will continue in Nagaland as it is a “special case” and the “peace agreement” hasn’t been finalised there yet. Nagaland is the only State in the northeast, apart
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Its revocation in some areas is welcome,but should it be on the statute books at all? The Centre’s decision to revoke the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Meghalaya and reduce its ambit in Arunachal Pradesh is welcome insofar as it signifies a willingness to reconsider the use of the special law as and when
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India risks its national security withlow allocations to defence spending For a developing country that is committed to enhancing the quality of life of its citizens, defence is usually the last thing on the nation’s mind. Yet, no government that is committed to such a cause can ignore the existing physical and psychological security threats.
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Municipal officials work on a unique project to prevent land encroachment and property tax evasion A first-of-its-kind project to map an Indian metropolis using drones began on November 21, 2017. With it, Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation (GCMC) Commissioner D. Karthikeyan set in motion a State government initiative that had waited for years for security clearances
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