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Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

Donald Trump vetoes USD 740 billion annual US defence bill, calls it ‘gift to Russia and China’

Trump has vetoed the annual US defence bill that was passed with over two third majority in both the Senate and the House.

Two terrorists including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama

LeT top commander Zahid Nazir Bhat and another terrorist killed in encounter in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir

Government of India restores ration in kind for defence forces posted in peace areas

The government had earlier put an end to the ration-in-kind for security personnel posted in peace areas on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission with effect from July 1, 2017.

First decision of new government dedicated to those who protect India, major changes made in Scholarship Scheme under National Defence Fund

The Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme under the NDF is provided to encourage technical and post-graduate education for the widows and wards of the deceased/ex-service personnel.

‘Remembering martyrs was not profitable, hence they didn’t build it’, PM Modi while inaugurating the National War Memorial

Modi said that people had made armed forces and defence the means of income for themselves, and didn't build the war memorial as there was no money to be made.

Ten things India must do to stop being a soft state

India is overly defensive. Despite its massive economic and military power, it does not respond to grave provocations (26/11, for example). It does not retaliate when attacked. It tolerates countless attacks on its citizens and affronts to its prestige.

India receives first batch of 4 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from USA

First batch of 4 Chinook transport helicopters arrived at Mundra port in Gujarat

Production delays by HAL impacting country’s air combat capabilities, IAF informs Govt

Recently, a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament led by senior Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge had heavily criticized HAL for the production delays.

Indian Air Force airlifts record 463 tonnes of cargo to Ladakh in a single wave using 16 aircraft

C-17 GlobemasterIlyushin-76 Gajraj and AN-32 aircraft were used in the exercise

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