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2018: With 25 Tests, A Leg-Up For India’s Missile Programme

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), its Missiles and Strategic Systems cluster in particular, seems determined to turn a n...

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India Needs Third Aircraft Carrier, Says Navy Chief

If the Indian Navy is to operate two carrier battle groups, it must have a third aircraft carrier, said Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of naval staff. Bri...

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BIMSTEC Nations Working On Common Database To Counter Terrorism

Grappling with security challenges posed by terrorism and transnational crimes, the seven member countries of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Secto...

Parul Chandra, New Delhi 19 November 2018
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Hit by #MeToo, MJ Akbar Quits As Minister To ‘Challenge False Accusations’

Union Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar put in his papers on Wednesday after the charges of sexual harassment against him continued desp...

Parul Chandra, New Delhi 16 November 2018
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The ‘Older’ Route To Soft Diplomacy, India-Style

Last month, in a rather unusual gathering at a hotel in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, nearly two score Persons of Indian Origin (...

Team SNI, New Delhi 16 November 2018
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With ‘Akbarnama’ Out, Time’s Up For Editor-Turned-Minister

In the end, the past seems to have caught up with his present. In a huge fall from grace for a man acknowledged as a brilliant editor and author befor...

Parul Chandra, New Delhi 16 November 2018
Akbar Won't Quit

MJ Akbar Rejects Sex Harassment Allegations, Threatens Legal Action

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, who has refused to step down following charges of sexual harassment against him, on Tuesday sued jour...

Parul Chandra, New Delhi 16 November 2018
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How Revamped NSCS Is Helping Shape Coherent National Security Policy

As the revamped National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) gets down to implement its expanded mandate, the contours of the new structure are gettin...

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Education, Tourism Drivers Of India-Australia Ties, Says Oz Envoy

Ahead of the second India-Australia 2+2 dialogue, the Australian envoy to India says relationship between the two countries h...