Bangladesh Refuses To Become China's Lackey Despite Being Part of Belt And Road Initiative
Dhaka: Despite being part of China's Belt and Road Initiative and enjoying growth in trade and investments, Bangladesh refuses to be China's lackey.Recently, when Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed his desire to visit Dhaka in the first week of August, his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen categorically asked him to reschedule his visit due to his scheduled official engagements in New York and Cambodia, Bangladesh Live News reported citing Daily Star.Momen conveyed to Wang through d

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10 Aug, 2022
Why China Avoids Banning Taiwanese Chip Imports
Beijing: China has imposed economic sanctions against Taiwan following a trip by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island but avoided its chip industry altogether. China suspended the import of some fruits and fish from Taiwan and banned the export of natural sand to the island.There is a possibility that China may expand sanctions against Taiwan as the tension between China and Taiwan due to high profile US politician visit to the island is escalating, experts said sanctions are not expected

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10 Aug, 2022
ISRO Needs To Pass Test On Small Satellite Launch Ops
ISRO's new offering Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) during its launch from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota, SundayIt is rocket science. Any imprecision in preparation and execution of a mission will show up to spoil the record book as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) may have found out in its SSLV launch that placed two satellites in wrong orbits that were elliptical instead of circular. ISRO’s record with maiden launches has been less than perfect as history wou

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10 Aug, 2022
Another SSLV Flight Soon, Says Ex-ISRO Chairman
The failure of India’s newest rocket to put small satellites in orbit was 'not' a setback and the space agency will soon attempt another flight, Space Commission member AS Kiran Kumar saidAS Kiran Kumar was commenting on the failure of the first demonstration flight of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to put an earth observation satellite (EOS2) and AzaadiSat, built by girl students from across the country, into the desired orbit on Sunday."No, no, no. It is not a setback. We were only ma

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10 Aug, 2022
China's Spy Ship Still Headed To Sri Lanka Despite 'Defer' Request
New Delhi: China continues to sail a missile observation and tracking ship to Sri Lanka's port of Hambantota despite a request from Lankan authorities to defer the visit. India has expressed concern about the ship, which can be used to track ballistic missiles.At 10 am today, the 23,000-ton Yuan Wang 5 is sailing West off the coast of Indonesia at a speed of 14 knots or 26 kilometres per hour.It is expected to reach in Hambantota on Thursday at 9:30 am Indian time.Yesterday, following requests f

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10 Aug, 2022
Now, Pakistani Warship On Way To Colombo
Earlier, Sri Lanka had denied permission to Chinese spy ship to dock at HambantotaWhile Sri Lanka has denied China permission for its spy ship to dock at Hambantota, it has allowed Pakistani guided missile frigate PNS Taimur to make a port call at Colombo while on its way to join the Pakistan Navy in Karachi.The Pakistani warship was understood to have been denied permission to dock at Chattogram port as Dhaka said August was the month of mourning for Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was assassinated

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10 Aug, 2022
Atmanirbharta In Defence: A New Dimension To Grow Indo-US Strategic Partnership
New Delhi: Providing a huge boost to ‘Make in India’ & ‘Atmanirbharta in Defence’ and adding a new dimension to the burgeoning Indo-US strategic partnership, US Navy Ship (USNS) Charles Drew arrived at L&T’s Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai on August 07, 2022 for undertaking repairs and allied services. This is the first ever repair of a US Navy ship in India.The US Navy had awarded a contract to L&T’s Shipyard at Kattupalli for undertaking maintenance of the ship. The event signifies

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10 Aug, 2022
6,195 Km of Border Roads Are Under Construction: Government
A total of 6,195 km of border roads are currently under construction, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said on Monday. Between 2017-18 and 2021-22, a total of 3,595 km of border roads were constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the minister said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.The BRO constructs roads on the basis of strategic requirements of a region and priority fixed by the Indian Army, Bhatt said.Besides providing connectivity for easy transportation of s

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10 Aug, 2022
India Has First-Hand Experience of Crime Syndicates Venturing Into Terrorism And Getting State Hospitality In Neighbouring Country': Envoy
India has had first-hand experience of crime syndicates venturing into terrorism and then getting "state hospitality" in a neighbouring country despite being blacklisted by the UN, India's envoy here said on Tuesday, in a veiled reference to D-company head Dawood Ibrahim who is believed to be in Pakistan.Ibrahim, who heads a vast and multifaceted illegal business, has emerged as India's most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings.Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting on 'Threats t

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10 Aug, 2022
US President Biden Will Expedite India-Specific CAATSA Sanctions Waiver Because He Has The Political Mileage: Congressman Ro Khanna
The recent India-specific CAATSA sanctions waiver by the US House of Representatives is the most consequential vote since the civilian nuclear deal, an influential Indian-American Democratic Congressman has said, asserting that US President Joe Biden will expedite the waiver because he has the "political mileage" and the backing of 300 members of the Congress.In July, the US House of Representatives passed a legislative amendment that approves an India-specific waiver for punitive CAATSA sanctio

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10 Aug, 2022
Spain Emerging As India's Most Reliable Defence Allies 
Navantia made S-80 Plus Submarine an advanced platform which could well serve Indian NavyNew Delhi: To improve its naval and air defence capabilities, India regularly collaborates with Spain. In keeping with that, India may purchase five Spanish naval submarines. This comes after India and Spain signed an agreement to buy 56 C295MW Airbus planes for 2.5 billion euros to replace the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) AVRO fleet.“Spain is among the nations competing in the tender as India considers purc

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10 Aug, 2022
Defence R&D To Be Opened To Private Sector For High-Tech Platforms
INS Vela submarine has been built by Mazagon Dock Ltd with design from French Naval GroupIn the background of Russian and Chinese belligerence in Ukraine and Taiwan, the Narendra Modi government will soon open defence research and development to the private sector for specific platforms to provide competition to the public sector and ensure that armed forces requirements are met in time.In the next meeting of Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the Narendra Modi government is slated to approve am

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10 Aug, 2022
Indian Navy Seeks Development of New 'Glidefire' Missile
Glidefire may be similar in concept to the Sea Breaker by Rafael Advanced Defence SystemsIndian Navy has unveiled requirements for a new ship-launched surface to surface missile (SSM). The missile, referred to as ‘Glidefire SSM’, is to be developed under the Make-II category of India’s Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020. This category involves industry funded project development with no government funding reports Overtdefense .The project first came to light when Acceptance In Princi

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10 Aug, 2022
Efforts On To Hold Winter Session In New Parliament Building: Officials
Handwoven cushioned carpets of Mirzapur and stones from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are being used in the new building. Teakwood furniture from Maharashtra has arrived while the work on the interiors and flooring has begun, they said.

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10 Aug, 2022
IAF choppers to make Chandigarh’s Independence Day celebrations special
IAF helicopters will shower participants at the event with flower petals and a contingent of parachutists will paradrop with the Tricolour during the ceremony.

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10 Aug, 2022