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    India, Iran, Afghanistan finalize draft for new transit trade agreement

    India, Iran and Afghanistan are moving closer. They have finalized a draft for a new transit trade agreement. A planned land route that has been completed will run through Iran connecting Afghanistan to the Persian Gulf. It will connect Afghanistan to Iran’s Chabahar port. Chabahar port will...
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    Mumbai monorail inaugurated...

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday inaugurated the monorail in Mumbai. The major new addition to the city's public transport system will be made available for public use on Sunday. Just a few weeks ago, the new international terminal of the Mumbai airport was made...
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    Govt plans all-weather fencing along LoC

    After having spent huge money, the Union Home Ministry has called experts again to look at option of having all-weather fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to check infiltration. Union Home Secretary R K Singh will soon meet representatives from the IIT, Central...
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    Mission Requirements Of India's Rustom-2 UAV

    The Rustom-2, India's Predator-like long endurance hunter-killer drone effort, under the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), is set to begin flight testing in February 2014. This official slide here throws more light on the platform's intended capabilities, including extended loiter...
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    India triumph in A5N Division III final

    India narrowly defeated Guam in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division III final, giving them at the very least an immediate return to Division II in 2013.:tup: Having been relegated from Division II in 2011, India beat neighbours Pakistan in their semi final two days ago before their...
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    IIST students’ designed rocket launched

    For the first time a ‘sounding’ rocket designed by students of the Isro-sponsored Indian Institute of Space Technology has been launched successfully here. The rocket, launched at the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre on Friday, is named “Vyom”, which...
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    Plans to equip Agni-V with multiple warheads: DRDO chief

    Agni-V, India's most powerful missile with a strike range of over 5,000 kms, is set to get substantially higher destruction capabilities with plans to equip it with multiple warheads. "We are working in this area. It will take time for us to develop but our work is on," DRDO Chief Dr V K...
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    Indo-Myanmar trade ties vital, says panel

    A Parliamentary panel of the Home Ministry has recommended that trade ties with Myanmar are very important and should continue “seamlessly” keeping in mind the Chinese presence in the region. “Myanmar is an important neighbour which is strategically very crucial for the country, in general...
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    Indian warships to call at Chinese port

    Indian warships will make a port of call to China later this month in a bid to keep alive the formal maritime relations between the two Asian giants preparing to hold the first maritime dialogue to avoid flashpoints on the high seas. PLA Navy ship Zheng He too will be visiting Kochi on May...
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    Team LCA gearing up for fifth naval prototype

    Learning from its experience with the air force version of the light combat aircraft (LCA), Team LCA is gearing up for the design and development of NP-5, the fifth prototype of the naval variant of the LCA. P S Subrahmanya, chief of Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), the...
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    Swiss a/c holders’ names soon

    Switzerland has agreed to give details of secret bank accounts held by Indian individuals in that country. The move is expected to make it easier for the Indian government to track unaccounted wealth of its citizens, stashed in banking and other financial instruments in Switzerland and...
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    India will start exporting missiles soon:DRDO chief

    DRDO chief V K Saraswat on Sunday said India has scaled a position which has enabled it to export missiles and weapon systems to “friendly” nations in a few years from now. Speaking to reporters, Saraswat, however, noted that the requirements of the country’s amed forces will have to be met...
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    INS Teg all set to strengthen Navy

    With the procurement of the latest warship--Russian origin stealth frigate--''INS Teg'', the Indian Navy has now added to its ability to launch coordinated surface, air and underwater missions. Commissioned at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad in the presence of Vice Admiral K N Sushil, Flag...
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    Much-awaited GSLV in Sept-Oct: Isro

    The much-awaited Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) launch with indigenous cryogenic stage engine will take place in Sept-Oct 2012, even as an experimental flight of its upgraded GSLV-Mark III version is also on the cards during this year. The fuel-booster turbo pump, that failed...
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    Indian Railways to connect with Bangladesh

    Indian Railways will take up a project to connect Agartala in Tripura with Akhaura in Bangladesh. “I propose to take up a project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh,” said Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi while presenting his maiden budget Wednesday. Trivedi said the proposed...
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    LAC airbases to be upgraded

    India will expand and modernise around 70 to 80 airbases and airstrips for landing fighter and transport jets as well as large choppers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The strategic build-up on the Indian side is to...
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    Israel wants India to lessen dependence on Iran

    Tel Aviv wants to partner New Delhi to explore Mediterranean gas reserves Nudging India to lessen dependence on hydrocarbon imports from Iran, Israel has indicated that it is keen to offer New Delhi favourable terms both for partnership in production from its new-found natural gas reserves in...
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    IAF plans separate UAV cadre

    Fighter squadrons may be trimmed to meet need Increasing the dependence on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs) like former Air Chief P V Naik terms, is not an “out of the box” concept for the Indian Air Force (IAF) anymore. In what would be a...
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    14 navies to take part in exercise off Andaman and Nicobar

    Reflecting India’s growing maritime importance, 14 sea-faring nations will be participating in the eighth edition of the Navy’s Milan series of exercise, to be held in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from February 1 to 6. The once-in-two year naval exercise began in 1995 with four nations...
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    India-Thai pacts set to open up S-E Asia

    [B]India and Thailand on Wednesday signed six deals, with New Delhi and Bangkok agreeing to focus on developing road and shipping infrastructure that will lead to an economic corridor linking the two countries and providing better connectivity to Southeast Asia.[B] With the visiting Thai...

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