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Cybersecurity firm says China-linked RedEcho hacker group Targeted Indian Power Sector – What we know so far
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Cybersecurity firm says China-linked RedEcho hacker group Targeted Indian Power Sector – What we know so far

Study by Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found that China-linked hacker Group RedEcho targeted at least “10 distinct power sector organisations” with malware known as ShadowPad last year resulting in power shutdowns and loss of power to Mumbai’s metro network on 13 October 2020. The findings which were published on the firms website was reported by New York Times on Monday.

India, China reach agreement on disengagement in Ladakh
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India, China reach agreement on disengagement in Ladakh

As per the agreement reached by the two sides, India and China will withdraw the forward deployment in a phased and coordinated manner, the Defence Minister said in the Rajya Sabha.
China will keep its troops to the east of the Finger 8 at the north bank of Pangong Lake while India will keep its troops near Finger 3.
These are mutual and reciprocal steps and any structures that had been built by both sides since April 2020 in both North and South Bank area will be removed and the landforms will be restored.
Patrolling will be resumed only when both sides reach an agreement in diplomatic and military talks that would be held subsequently.
Rajnath Singh recalled how China illegally occupied approximately 38,000 sq. kms in the Union Territory of Ladakh, mainly during the 1962 conflict.
He reminded that under the so-called Sino-Pakistan ‘Boundary Agreement’ of 1963, Pakistan illegally ceded 5,180 sq. kms. of Indian territory in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to China.
“China, thus is in illegal occupation of more than 43,000 sq. kms of Indian territory”, he said.

Linked futures for IOR nations depend on tackling emerging challenges & opportunities: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
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Linked futures for IOR nations depend on tackling emerging challenges & opportunities: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Defence Ministers’ Conclave began with a keynote address from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 4th February on the sidelines of Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru. Several Defence Ministers, Ambassadors, High Commissioners and senior officials from IOR countries have attended the event physically or in virtual mode. Outlining the agenda, Raksha […]

Aero India 2021 with more than 600 exhibitors from 14 countries kicks off in Bengaluru; Big Step Towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
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Aero India 2021 with more than 600 exhibitors from 14 countries kicks off in Bengaluru; Big Step Towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Aero India 2021 three-day mega event to showcase the prowess of Aviation Industry begin today at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. The Curtain Raiser Press Conference on February 2nd was chaired by Defence Minister for Asia’s premier air show. Aero India-2021 was inaugurated by the Defence Minister with a flying display. The flying […]

Boost to Make In India – Indian Army signs $20 million contract with Navi Mumbai company ideaForge to procure high-altitude UAVs
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Boost to Make In India – Indian Army signs $20 million contract with Navi Mumbai company ideaForge to procure high-altitude UAVs

The Indian Army has signed an nearly $20 million contract with Navi Mumbai company ideaForge to procure high-altitude UAVs. The high-altitude variant of ideaForge’s SWITCH UAV which will be delivered over a period of 1 year. ideaForge has been awarded this contract after it emerged as the only vendor that qualified the operational requirements in an evaluation done in real-world conditions, for a fast-track procurement.

Big boost to India’s fighter plane manufacturing ecosystem – Cabinet approves deal worth nearly 47000 crores to procure LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircrafts for the IAF
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Big boost to India’s fighter plane manufacturing ecosystem – Cabinet approves deal worth nearly 47000 crores to procure LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircrafts for the IAF

The Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) today approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal worth nearly 47000 Crores to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet LCA Tejas. This deal will be a game changer for self reliance in the Indian defence manufacturing.

‘Sea Vigil-21’ India’s Largest Coastal Defence Exercise gets underway along the entire 7516 km coastline
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‘Sea Vigil-21’ India’s Largest Coastal Defence Exercise gets underway along the entire 7516 km coastline

The second edition of the biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil-21’ will be conducted on 12-13 January 2021. The exercise, inaugural edition of which was conducted in January 2019; will be undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and will involve all the 13 coastal States and Union […]

Why US will be ill-advised to sanction India over its purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defence system
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Why US will be ill-advised to sanction India over its purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defence system

US India share values of democracy, free trade, liberal entrepreneurship, human rights, peaceful change of elected governments, fight against terrorism.
American security and defense needs are coinciding with India’s concerns. India is a direct victim of Jihad sponsored by Pakistan, ISIS, Al Qaeda, while America is fighting the same elements from South Asia to the Middle East and across the world.
The Rise of China and threat to freedom of navigation, usurping land, air space, water, forcing drought on riparian states, debt trap diplomacy and change of borders unilaterally, have made both India and America see the world in the same light in defence of democracy.
The cutting-edge S-400 system is superior to the patriot air defence system in all aspects and India has to cater to its own pressing needs.
– Long standing US-India ties and growing US-India defence deals worth billions of dollars cannot be risked over a strategically important deal with Russia.
It is for India to decide what weapons it needs and how it safeguards its 1.3 Billion people. The US should not see India from its own vision of Russia but be sympathetic to its own needs.

China’s Military Modernization game in Ladakh – China-Pakistan Nexus & India’s Way
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China’s Military Modernization game in Ladakh – China-Pakistan Nexus & India’s Way

China is accused of being a copycat manufacturer of cheap defence products at its mid- and small-sized private companies, giving the PLA more choices at lower costs.
China’s latest and fully home-manufactured utility helicopter, the Z-20, made its long-expected first public appearance under the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command.
Chinese self-produced unmanned helicopters were recently equipped to PLA’s Tibet Military Command troops at the border with India.
China’s new-generation off-road assault vehicles with intelligent equipment have been commissioned to PLA’s border defense troops stationed in Southwestern Tibet.
China has started building an unmanned intelligent research mothership expected to conduct marine surveys by coordinating with drones, unmanned ships or submersibles.