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2nd Aircraft Carrier a natural step for China’s Navy

New Delhi May 14  China’s second aircraft carrier left a port outside the Dalian Shipyard on Sunday morning for its first sea trial, signaling that the production of this domestically built carrier is nearly complete.

But time is still needed for the aircraft carrier to be formally delivered to…

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After 8 years, defence delegation heads to Italy to reboot ties

New Delhi May 12     After an eight-year gap, a top defence ministry delegation is headed to Rome next week to revive ties that had taken a debilitating hit following the AgustaWestland chopper scandal and the controversial case of Italian marines shooting dead fishermen off the Kerala coast.

The delegation…

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5 Nations Account for 60 Percent of All Military Spending on the Planet

New Delhi May 11 The nations with the five largest defense budgets last year accounted for 60 percent of global military spending according to a newly released study.

This week, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual report on worldwide defense spending. Unsurprisingly, the United States led…

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The One Reason India Might Not Become a Navy Superpower

New Delhi May 9   Disaster struck the first of a new class of Indian frigates in late April 2018 when a towering, 250-ton crane came toppling down onto the vessel during heavy winds as she sat in dry dock. The vessel — which is under construction — was not damaged, according…

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