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Drones: Blue sky opportunity

From crowd control to military combat, drones are the next big thing in security. Driven by an air of urgency and encouraged by the Centre, a clutch of Indian start-ups are now making them

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Defence

Rashtriya Rifles | Force reduction

With militancy beaten back in Kashmir and the ground situation inching towards normality, there are efforts to reduce the deployment of the counter-insurgency force Rashtriya Rifles. But experts warn against a drastic drawdown

Rashtriya Rifles | Force reduction
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Defence

Buffering claims on China border

One by one, disengagement at major points of friction between the Indian Army and China's PLA in Ladakh is reducing tension. But there is concern that the creation of new demilitarised buffer zones along the LAC amount to a further loss of territory on the border with China

Buffering claims on China border

Defence

High-altitude battle tanks | Light on their tracks

The high-altitude stand-off with China has forced the Indian Army to recognise the need for light tanks. A new project to design and build armoured vehicles for the Himalayan frontier is waiting for the go-ahead

High-altitude battle tanks | Light on their tracks

Special Report

Hunt for a jet engine

Can India find partners to develop indigenous engines for its fighter jets? Global jet engine manufacturers are circling Delhi, drawn by the prospect of massive purchases

Hunt for a jet engine
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Special Report

IAC Vikrant | Carrier of a legacy

The nation's first indigenously built aircraft carrier, Vikrant, is all set to be commissioned. the power and striking range of the navy's largest warship will be a vital instrument to achieve India's maritime strategic interests

INS Vikrant | Carrier of a legacy

Defence

The ageing sharks

The Indian Navy's vintage submarine fleet will be at a disadvantage against even Pakistan in a decade. The government must rethink its underwater strategy

The ageing sharks
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