IAF agrees to induct 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas

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New Delhi: After being critical of the Tejas fighter jets for several years, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has now agreed to induct as many as 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA), reports said on Thursday.

The induction of 324 Tejas fighter jets will make up for the IAF's depleting number of squadron strength.

The IAF has, for years, maintaine

EXCLUSIVE - China prepares to deploy nuclear submarines at Pakistans Gwadar Port True face of CPEC

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China has already begun work on infrastructure required to station nuclear submarines at the Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan. This vindicates India's long-standing discomfort over the possibility that the true purpose of China's involvement in Gwadar is strategic more than trade.

Gwadar Port, which China has financed and built, would give Beijing the direc

North Koreas ballistic missile accidentally hits own city Report

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He may have a nuclear button on his desk at all times but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may not have complete control over his ballistic missiles. One such missile reportedly hit one of North Korean cities minutes after it was launched.

A report in The Independent quoted US officials as saying that the Hwasong-12 ballistic missile landed in Tokchon - about 150 kilome

China to become worlds first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon

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New Delhi: China's space program has been subject to immense appreciation as well as criticism. However, that is far from keeping them from tackling the competitive space race head-on.

After already landing a rover on the moon in the past, China still has its eyes set on the lunar body. In December 2016, China announced its plans to launch a lunar probe in 2018 to

Microsoft files patent for foldable dual-screen notebook

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San Francisco: Microsoft has filed a patent for a foldable dual-screen notebook which is quite like the companys "Courier" concept -- a booklet PC which was first reported in 2008 and then cancelled in 2010.

"It shows the now well described dual-screened device with a first and second `surface` with the `self-regulating hinges` which would allow the devi

Cyclone Ockhi moves closer to Gujarat IMD issues warning

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AHMEDABAD: Cyclone Ockhi on Tuesday moved closer to the southern coast near Surat in Gujarat and is expected to make a landfall in the state around midnight.

The cyclone is approaching Gujarat steadily and now lies centred in the Arabian Sea and is very likely to continue moving north-northwestwards.

As per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Departme

Can tackle any threat from China strike Pakistan nukes IAF chief

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New Delhi: Air force chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Thursday assured that the force is fully ready to face a two-front war if a situation like that arises. He also said India is prepared to counter any threat from China. "Our capabilities against China are adequate," he said.

Admitting that there is a shortage of force, the IAF chief said that they have

Gujarat government to ban Blue Whale Challenge game

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Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said his government will ban the online game 'Blue Whale Challenge', which allegedly incites players to commit suicide.

"My government has given instructions to the Home Department as well as the Chief Secretary to find out ways to ban this game in the state.

"We have to stop this, as peo

Eighth navigation satellite IRNSS-1H launch unsuccessful confirms ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar

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New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was unsuccessful in launching its eighth navigation satellite – the IRNSS-1H on Thursday, confirmed ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar while addressing the media at a press conference after the launch.

PSLV-C39 launch vehicle placed IRNSS-1H into orbit, but the heat shield covering the satellite failed to separate to

Partial phase of total solar eclipse mesmerizes people

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New Delhi: Millions of people across the United States on Monday witnessed the first total solar eclipse in 99 years.

America geared up for this rare astronomical event as people were seen flocking to places and hoping for a clear sky.

At about 1605 GMT, eclipse fans in Lincoln Beach, Oregon were the first to be able to witness the phenomenon -- the first time in

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