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Indigenous Gun Trials To Enter Next Stage By June

The development of the indigenously-designed heavy artillery gun, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), has advanced to a stage where user-assisted trials of the gun are likely to start by June and the Army has begun finalising the Preliminary Specifications Qualitative Requirements (PSQR), a defence official said. “Two guns …

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Pakistan Deep State Halts Probe Against ISI-Backed Terror: Global Security Review

Pakistan’s deep state regularly halts investigation by the police against terror groups that ISI nurtures against India, alleges a US-based geo-politics journal Global Security Review (GSR). ISI’s goal, according to GSR, is to promote Pakistan’s regional hegemony while wreaking havoc on the national security interests of both India and Afghanistan …

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What we learned in 2018: What’s ahead for Syria + why ISIS is not defeated yet

Welcome to our podcast about the news, strategy, tech, and business trends defining the future of national security. Google Play Apple Podcasts President Trump stunned many across the world this week when he declared ISIS had been defeated. Now he wants America’s roughly 2,000 troops out of northeastern Syria, where they’ve …

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Rafale Judgement Is Controversial, Puts SC’s Reputation At Risk; Accuses Court of Accepting Govt’s Arguments At ‘Face Value’: Says CPM

New Delhi: Criticising the Supreme Court judgement which dismissed the petitions challenging the Rafale deal, CPM mouthpiece, Peoples’ Democracy, in its latest editorial said the verdict is “controversial” and has put the court’s reputation at risk. In a relief to the Modi government, the Supreme Court on 14 December dismissed …

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A Giant Repair Job Awaits the First Post-Trump SecDef

It will be a rebuilding project the likes of which has not been seen since the Vietnam War. Let the parlor game begin. As Americans wake up to the scathing resignation letter from Secretary Jim Mattis, Washington chatter is already moving on to the inevitable question of “who is next”? …

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K-15 Missile Will Strengthen India’s Secondary Strike Capabilities; Can Be Launched From Submarines

New Delhi: One of the lesser known missiles being developed under DRDO’s ‘K Series’ project is K-5 missile. K-5 would be a long range Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). It reportedly can deliver nuclear warhead of up to one tonne 5,000 km away. Other missiles under ‘K Series’ – 750-km …

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Space Force Will Have Seat On Joint Chiefs, Not Full Independence; Costs TBD « Breaking Defense

PENTAGON: The Air Force has eked out a victory in the Pentagon’s latest proposal for a Space Force. While many in the Air Force would prefer to keep their current preeminent role in space operations and not create a new service at all, the current plan — to be submitted …

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Hard-Nosed Pentagon Negotiator Removed From Job; Racked Up Huge Travel Costs

Shay Assad also backed a controversial plan to slow payments to defense contractors. Trump administration officials are removing the Pentagon’s top weapon buying negotiator, who racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel costs and pushed a controversial plan to slow payments to defense contractors, Defense One has learned. Shay …

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India Moves Missiles To Northeast As China Improves Air Bases In Tibet

For the contentious eastern border with China, the IAF also plans to deploy a squadron each of Chinook and Apache helicopters, besides the Russian S-400 missile system and a squadron of the Rafale fighter aircraft. Extensive exercises by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), the Chinese air force, in …

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Mattis quits; Trump orders Afghan drawdown; Space Force under Air Force; Chinese hackers indicted; And a bit more.

SecDef Mattis has resigned over multiple disagreements with POTUS45. To begin, President Donald Trump announced Defense Secretary James Mattis’s “retirement” on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Moments later, the Pentagon released a letter Mattis hand-delivered to the president at the White House. Trump’s farewell tweet at 5:21 p.m. EDT: “General Jim Mattis will …

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