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India, China in high-altitude fistfight at disputed border

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DefenceTalkSeveral Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a high-altitude cross-border clash involving fistfights and stone-throwing at a remote but strategically important mountain pass near Tibet, the Indian Army said Sunday. There have been long-running border tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, with a bitter war fought over India’s northeastern-most state of Arunachal Pradesh in 1962. […]https://www.defencetalk.com/india-china-in-high-altitude-fistfight-at-disputed-border-75503/

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Nepal protests new Indian road through disputed territory

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DefenceTalkNepal protested India’s inauguration of a new road to China that passes through territory claimed by Kathmandu on Saturday, with police arresting dozens demonstrating close to India’s embassy. Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday inaugurated via video link the 80-kilometre (50 miles) long road from Ghatiabagarh in northern Uttarakhand state to the Lipu Lekh […]https://www.defencetalk.com/nepal-protests-new-indian-road-through-disputed-territory-75510/

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Military spending saw biggest increase in a decade in 2019: study

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DefenceTalkGlobal military expenditure saw its biggest uptick in a decade in 2019, researchers said Monday, marking the first year two Asian countries were among the top three spenders. The world’s nations spent a combined $1.9 trillion (1.78 trillion euros) on their militaries in 2019, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute […]https://www.defencetalk.com/military-spending-saw-biggest-increase-in-a-decade-in-2019-study-75292/

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India to Buy AGM-84L Harpoon Air-Launched Block II Missiles

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DefenceTalkThe State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India of ten (10) AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air launched missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $92 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The […]https://www.defencetalk.com/india-to-buy-agm-84l-harpoon-air-launched-block-ii-missiles-75145/

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One year after standoff with India, Pakistan boasts military pride

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DefenceTalkPakistan Wednesday marked the first anniversary of its standoff with New Delhi in which it shot down and captured an Indian pilot in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. The February 2019 scuffle was the first dogfight between the nuclear-armed nations in decades. Pakistan’s army on Wednesday flew teams of reporters to the site where […]https://www.defencetalk.com/one-year-after-standoff-with-india-pakistan-boasts-military-pride-74326/

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Russia waits India’s order to supply MiG-29K fighters for Vikrant aircraft carrier

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Russia has not yet received any requests from India for the delivery of a new batch of MiG-29K deck-based fighters for the Indian-made aircraft carrier Vikrant, a source in the aircraft-building industry told TASS on Wednesday. Russia earlier provided all the necessary information to the Indian side on a possible contract, the source specified. As […]

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India Readying $2.6 Billion US Naval Helicopter Deal Ahead of Trump Trip

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MH-60R HelicopterIndia is set to give final approval to a $2.6 billion deal for military helicopters from U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin ahead of a proposed visit by U.S. President Donald Trump this month, defense and industry sources said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is trying to pull out all the stops for Trump’s trip in […]

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US Approves $1.8Bil Integrated Air Defense Weapon System Sale to India

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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of an Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) for an estimated cost of $1.867 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 7, 2020. The Government of India has requested […]

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India Orders Extra 464 Licensed T-90S Tanks From Russia

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LUCKNOW, India:(Sputnik) – The Indian Defense Ministry has ordered additional 464 T-90S tanks within the licensed manufacturing program, and Russian enterprises are ready to provide all of the necessary support, an official from Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told Sputnik on Thursday. Earlier this week, Denis Manturov, the Russian minister of industry and trade, […]

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Russian Military to Get First Derivatsiya-PVO Air Defense Systems in 2022

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LUCKNOW, India, (Sputnik): The Russian armed forces will receive its first batch of Derivatsiya-PVO self-propelled air defense systems in 2022, a spokesperson of the system’s manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, told Sputnik on Wednesday. In December, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko announced the completion of preliminary tests for the Derivatsiya-PVO and the Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun. “Testing for […]

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