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US Weapons for Afghans May End Up With Taliban

WASHINGTON — Washington and Kabul have failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan, raising the risk that some could end up in the hands of insurgents, a US audit said Monday.

Britain Plans Major Exercises in Poland Amid Ukraine Crisis

WARSAW — Britain on Monday announced major joint maneuvers in Poland in October, part of a string of NATO exercises in the region aimed at reassuring eastern Europe members jittery over a resurgent Russia.

China Colonel asked Gen. Singh about Arunachal, Tibet

Army Chief Gen. Bikram Singh faced an awkward moment recently during his visit to China earlier this month when a Chinese PLA lady-officer of the rank of Colonel asked him some searching questions on the Indian stand on Arunachal Pradesh and the Tibetan cause.

Indian Air Force continues to order and modernize its Su-30 MKI's

India’s SU-30MKI fighter-bombers are the pride of its fleet. Below them, India’s local Tejas LCA lightweight fighter program aims to fill its low-end fighter needs, and the $10+ billion M-MRCA competition is negotiating to buy France’s Rafale as an intermediate tier.

IAF gets sixth C-17 Globemaster with vintage package in belly

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force today received its sixth C-17 Globemaster heavy lift transport aircraft which also carried a World War II vintage 'Harvard' aircraft in its belly.

Russian Actions Drive Poland's Acquisition Mood

Poland, now more focused on strengthening its precision strike and deterrence capacity, is in talks with the US to acquire AGM-158 joint air-to-surface standoff missiles (JASSMs) for its fleet of F-16 Block 52+ fighter jets.

US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman for Ship Self-Defense System

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2).

China Says Spy Ship Operations at RIMPAC 'In Line With International Law'

BEIJING — Beijing has defended its dispatch of a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, near where Chinese vessels are taking part in a US-led naval exercise for the first time, reports said Monday.

US and Japan arm satellites against China attack: Businessweek

The United States and Japan are in the early stages of integrating their space programs to prevent China from stalking their satellites, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

What Does Indian Defence Get in Military Projects Worth ?34,260 Crore?

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday cleared ?34,260 crore worth projects, including those stuck under the UPA regime, at the first meeting of the Defence Acquisitions Council after the new government came into power.
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