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(Last Updated On: May 27, 2022)


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison concedes elections to Opposition Labour Party    |    
India wins Thomas Cup for First Time |    
Congratulations to the World Badminton Champions |    
Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected as President of UAE    |    
Shaikh Mohamed succeeds Shaikh Khalifa, and is the third President of the 7-member federation    |    
Tatas appoint Campbell Wilson as Air India CEO    |    
UAE President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed passes away    |    
UK, Sweden sign mutual Defence and Intelligence sharing pact to counter Russian threat   |   
UK Declared Support for Sweden, Finland against any Russian attack   |    
US House clears $40 billion arms package for Ukraine    |    
UK, Sweden sign mutual Defence and Intelligence sharing pact to counter Russian threat    |    
Emirates announces a Fly Better strategy    |    
Boeing and AIESL Announce Collaboration for Repair and Overhaul of key Indian Defence Platforms    |    
Tata wins Noida’s Jewer International Airport bid    |    
Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun meets Prime Minister Modi    |    
Calhoun Supports Make in India Defence Industrial effort    |    
Jet Airways Takes to the Air In a Test Flight May 5 from Hederabad    |    
Home Minister Amit Shah says India will hit back at any country infiltrating terror into India   |    
Prime Minister Modi says India on the anvil of 5G Digital Technology    |    
India is going global, PM told Indian diaspora in Germany    |    
India has supplied Medicines to 150 countries, and now sending Wheat    |   
India, Germany call for Free, Open and Inclusive Indo Pacific    |    
Vijay Mohan Kwatra takes over as India’s new Foreign Secretary, succeeding Harsh Vardhan Shringla    |    
Naval Group withdraws from Indian Navy’s P 75 i competition over AIP    |    
Sikorsky King Stallion CH 53K, the largest single main rotor U.S. helicopter, is operational    |    
US says ‘We Want Russia Weakened’ so there are No More attacks as on Ukraine    |    
Defense Secretary Austin says With Right Weapons Ukraine Can Win    |    
Emmanuel Macron Reelected as French President    |    
Macron Defeated Far-right Rival Marine Le Pen by a Comfortable Margin    |    
Top Physicist Ajay K Sood Appointed Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India    |    
An Expert in Graphene and Nanotechnology, Prof Sood has served in the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore.    |    
Indian American Shanti Sethi, a Navy Veteran, appointed Defense Advisor to Vice President Harris    |    
Lt Gen Manoj Pande Appointed Next Indian Army Chief    |    
Gen Pande will be the First Engineer to be the Chief of Army Staff    |    
He takes over from Gen Naravane on his retirement April 30    |    
Lt Gen Pande is the Vice Chief of Army Staff at present    |    
Terrible shooting at the Brooklyn subway in New York   |   
10 shot at random in a train, 5 critical   |   
Shooter wore gas mask and used smoke bomb to escape   |   
Motive unknown, and suspect hunt continues, says NYPD   |   
India, US hold virtual Summit    |   
PM Modi says India and US are Natural partners    |   
President Biden says We Share Strong and Growing Defense Ties    |   
India looks for newer technologies with some TOT    |   
US Defense Secretary Austin goes out of the way to accord Guard of Honour to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Pentagon    |   
Major announcements expected after the 4th round of 2+2 Talks in Washington DC    |   
India, US agree on the need for a Stable Indo-Pacific for global peace   |   
India-US 2 + 2 Defence and Diplomacy Dialogue begins in Washington DC April 11   |   
High Technology Systems and TOT on Agenda    |    
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets reps of Major US companies before the formal talks begin    |    

Canada selects Lockheed Martin F 35 Lightning II for a $ 15b deal for 80 plus jets    |    
Etihad Airways makes profit for first time in 18 years, says CEO Tony Douglas    |    
Hungry imports nuclear fuel from Russia by air    |    
Budapest says it cannot accept sanctions on n-energy supplies due to Ukraine War    |    
Israeli PM Nafrali Bennett loses majority in Parliament    |    
HAL and Israel Aerospace Industries Sign MoU for MMTT Midair Refueling   |   
HAL Hands Over Gaganyaan Hardware to ISRO   |   
India ships 40,000 tonnes of rice to Sri Lanka to help meet food shortage    |   
More shipments of 2,60,000 tonnes will follow to help Sri Lanka meet its biggest food shortage   |   
Indian Skies Open to all International Flights from March 27, says minister Jyotiraditya Scindia    |   
Government Approves Limited Series Production of 15 Light Combat Helicopters for IAF and Indian Army  |   
Pawan Hans to lease six Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopters from Milestone Aviation  |  

Pratt & Whitney Announces New Capabilities Center in Bengaluru  |  

A China Eastern airlines Boeing 737 crashes in South China killing 132 passengers and crew on board  |  

It was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou when it went down in mountains and caught fire |  

Govt orders inquiry |  

ICJ Directs Russia to Immediately Suspend its Military Ops in Ukraine |  

The Court also asked Both Countries to “Refrain From Any Acts Which May Aggravate the Dispute.” |  

India accidentally fires unarmed Brahmos into Pakistan |  

NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg Warns of Worse Pain in Ukrain |  

Condemns Russian Aggression, and calls for withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine |

Stoltenberg express solidarity with Ukraine and hoped the war wouldn’t go beyond to Europe |

DefExpo’22 Postponed, apparently due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine |

India’s Defence Ministry though said it was due to the logistical problems faced by participants |

DefExpo was scheduled for March 10-14 in Gandhinagar, western India |

New dates will be announced later |

US Recovers the wreckage of F 35C jet from 12,400 ft in South China Seabed |

The Jet crashed Jan 24 while attempting to land at USS Carl Vinson |

India Extends Suspension of International Flights Indefinitely Due to Omicron |

India abstain from voting in UNSC over Ukraine |

Russia Attacks Ukraine  |

Hundreds killed in Armour and Air Attacks |

Kiev reports shooting down five Russian Warjets |

NATO says military action against Russia is an option |

UN Secretary General Guterres Calls for Restrant, Reason and Deescalation over Ukraine |

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urges Swift, Resolute Actions by international Community for withdrawal of Russian troops from Eastern Ukraine |

Kuleba said Ukraine gave up its 3rd largest arsenal of n-weapons in the world in 1994 willingly |

International Community must help with Diplomacy now to ensure Russian withdrawal |

Russia has dismissed western sanctions and says Russian Security Non-negotiable |

Indian Navy Test Fires BrahMos Missile from INS Vishakhapatnam |

Former Navy Vice Chief G Ashok Kumar takes over as India’s first National Maritime Security Coordinator |

This is a new post, and Vice Adm Kumar will report to NSA Ajit Doval |

Singapore Airshow 2022 Opens |

ilker Ayci, former Turkish Airlines Chairman, appointed Air India MD and CEO from April 1 |

LCA Tejas to Participate in Singapore Air Show – 2022 |

Indonesia orders 42 Rafale Jets from France |

European researchers achieve fusion energy record |

Egypt signs $1.7 b deal for K9 Howitzers from South Korean Hanwha Defence |

Most of the 200-plus guns will be Made in Egypt under ToT |

Indian Army also has the K9s, Made in India by L&T |

Lt Gen GVA Reddy assumes charge as DG, Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Dy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence) Feb 1 |

Finance Minister Sitaranan says Strategic Transfer of Air India to Tata Group is Complete |

India goes big on Make in India in Defence |

Govt marks 68% of Defence Budget for indigenous Industry and Domestic Sourcing |

This allocation for domestic sourcing was 58% in the previous budget |

Start-ups, Academia and Private industry will get 25% of Defence R & D budget |

Air India Is Back With The Tatas |

Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrashekhar calls on PM Modi before the takeover Jan 27 |

Tatas are paying Rs 18,000 crores for sole ownership of the loss making airline |

Republic Day Greetings to All and Everyone 🇮🇳 |

Indian Navy’s IAC Vikrant Completes Third Round of Sea Trials |

Many Systems Tested Successfully On Board the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier |

Indian Navy set for ski jump trials of Dassault Rafale M and Boeing F 18 Block III Super Hornet |

Rafale arrives at Navy’s INS Hansa base in Goa for trials this week |

F 18 Super Hornet trials later in second round |

India to start Vaccination for teens 15-18 years from January 3, PM Modi announces |

PM appeals for precautions like using Masks and observing Hygiene and Frequent Hand Washing |

India successfully tests the new generation Agni Prime missile |

Government Approves a $ 10 billion (Rs 76000 cr) Plan to Produce Semiconductor Chips in India |

Gp Capt Varun Singh, the only survivor in CDS Gen Rawat’s helicopter crash, is also gone |

With his demise, all 14 passengers in the Mi 17 V5 have sadly perished |

IAF had flown the best doctors from all over to the military hospital in Bangalore to save him |

India’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Mrs Madhulika Rawat perish in a helicopter crash |

Eleven others on board were also killed as the Mi 17 V5 crashed into Nilgiri hills |

Cabinet Committee on Security headed by PM holding an emergency meeting |

DRDO tests Short Range SAM successfully in Confirmatory Firing |

Lockheed Martin and Tata build F 16/ F 21 fighter jet Wing in India for global requirements |

LM has Transferred Technology and the manufacturing team has an average age of 27 |

The wing is a complex structure and can withstand the max 9G pressure in flight |

Lockheed has offered F 21 variant for IAF |

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao congratulated LM and Tatas for producing 70 percent wing components in Telangana |

The first set of wings will be exported to US |

India, Russia sign 700 million AK 203 Assault Rifle Deal |

Indian Ocean Rim Association meeting gets going in Abu Dhabi |

External Affairs Minister S Jaishanker attends the conference |

India marks Indian Navy Day Dec 4 with Pride and Celebrations |

UAE signs $ 19b deal for 80 next gen Rafale F4 combat jets with France |

F4 is still under tests but should be available from 2022 |

Indian Navy to shortly set up Maritime Theatre Command, Admiral Hari Kumar |

Navy modernization oriented towards Ships First, Adm Hari Kumar |

Navy now looking at 10 year plans instead of 15 as Technology is moving fast |

UAE marks 50th National Day with Strategic Vision for another 50: President Shaikh Khalifa |

India puts off resumption of regular international flights announced from Dec 15 |

Egypt International Defence and Security Exhibition (EDEX) has opened in Cairo Nov 29 to Dec 2 |

IAF Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari is attending the Show |

There has always been good cooperation between Indian and Defence forces |

Admiral R Hari Kumar assumes Command of the Indian Navy as 25th Chief of the Naval Staff

Modern Warfare is about Capabilitues and their Integration: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat |

Indian Navy Commissions 4th Scorpene class Submarine INS Vela |

WNC Chief Vice Adm R Hari Kumar to take over as Chief of Indian Navy on Nov 30 |

He succeeds Adm Karambir Singh who retires after a distinguished tenure since May 2019 |

India-Russia deal on manufacture of AK-203 assault rifles cleared |

HAL Tejas LCA also dazzled in a flying display at the Dubai Airshow |

Indian Air Force Surya Kiran Jet and Sarang helicopter teams dazzle with aerobatic displays |

Russia displays a new stealth fighter, Su 75 Checkmate |

Airbus deals announced at Dubai are estimated in value at $ 50 billion |

Airbus a big winner at Dubai Airshow with sales of about 400 commercial aircraft |

Dubai Airshow, the biggest ever, opens with Big Multi Billion Dollar Deals |

Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, inaugurated the Show |

IAF’s Aerobatic Team with Sarang, Suryakiran and Tejas taking part |

1200 Exhibitors, 160 civil and military aircraft are there |

Israel opened its Pavilion for the first time at Dubai Airshow following the Abraham Accords |

Airbus wins a massive deal for 255 |

Airbus 321 aircraft for $ 33 billion at Dubai Airshow |

USG blacklists Israel’s NSO for selling its Pegasus net spyware to Foreign governments which abused it |

F15 EX has disruptive 5th gen sensors, Boeing said after first major test mission |

MDL delivers first Vishakhapatnam Class Destroyer to Indian Navy |

Three more such advanced Destroyers under construction |

HAL Delivers 200th Gun Bay Door for Boeing F/A Super Hornet |

India tests 5000-km range Agni 5 missile successfully for 9th time |

An IAF Mirage 2000 crashed Oct 21 due to a malfunction and fire |

The pilot ejected safely but was injured and airlifted to hospital |

Boeing Forecasts 20-year Middle East Commercial Jet and Services Market Valued at $1.4 Trillion |

Boeing Delivers 11th P-8I to Indian Navy |

Capt Kirk of the Srltar Trek fame, 90-year old William Shatner, travels to Space and back |

Shatner makes history as the oldest man in Space |

Shatner and three other civilians fly to 90 km at the edge of Space |

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin reusable capsule successfully completes the mission |

All four civilian astronauts land safely amid champagne showers😊 |

PM Narendra Modi Launches Indian Space Association to boost Private Industrial Contribution |

Tatas get back Air India 68 years after its nationalization |

Tatasons winning bid highest at Rs 18,000 crore |

Tatas already have stakes in Vistara and Air Asia but nothing like Air India |

IAF Marks 89th Air Force Day with an Inspiring Flypast |

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari exhorts Air Warriors: Do Your Best Everyday |

Men and Women in Blue Proud Custodians of Legacy of Valour |

IAF focusing on multi-domain Cyber and hypersonc weapons, says Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari |

Futuristic kinetic and non-kinetic weapons very much in perspective, he told a news conference |

Emphasis also on developing Indigenous anti drone capability |

Private industry is being encouraged in all IAF programmes |

The first S 400 systems from Russia due by 2021-end |

IAF Programme to acquire 114 MRFA is on: Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari |

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutium win 2021 Nobel for sensations Receptors in Medicine |

Dubai opens a Glittering Expo 2020 from Oct 1 |

India has Largest Pavilion among those of 192 Countries |

China Flies 38 Warplanes Near Taiwan |

Air Marshal Sandeep Singh takes over as the new Vice Chief of Air Staff |

Air Marshal Amit Dev takes over as the new C-in-C Western Air Command |

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari takes over as 27th IAF Chief of Air Staff |

Biden announces Quad scholarships for students to study STEM in US |

Government signs contract with Airbus for 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for IAF |

Big step towards modernisation of IAF transport fleet |

5-10 tonne capacity aircraft equipped with contemporary technology |

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed next Chief of Air Staff |

He succeeds Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria who retires Sep 30 |

Air Marshal Chaudhari, at present Vice Chief of Air Staff, was also C-in-C of the Western Air command earlier |

Prime Minister Modi visiting US for three days, Sep 22 – 24 |

A Summit of QUAD leaders for peace in the Indo-Pacific region is high on agenda |

India Scripts History with 25 Million Covid vaccinations in One Day |

FlyDubai expands its operations to Romania |

India allows domestic airlines to fly with 85 per cent capacity of pre-Covid level |

France recalls ambassadors from US and Australia over the AUKUS security deal and Australia’s cancellation of Submarine deal with France |

India’s Dynamatic to manufacture Aerostructure Assemblies for Boeing’s latest F 15 EX Aircraft |

UK, US and Australia sign new, historic pact to secure Indo-Pacific region |

UK PM Jhonson also announced investments and Cooperation in AI, Cyber and Quantum Technologies |

Australia is NATO’s largest military partner |

Indications are Germany will join the yet Trilateral Pact |

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett visits Egypt to meet President Abdel Fattah al Sisi |

The meeting indicates a warming of ties, and possibly new initiatives to resolve Palestinian crisis |

Jet Airways to Resume Domestic Flights from 2022 First Quarter |

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, former Dy Chief of Army Staff, appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand |

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh has been associated with IDSA and CLAWS think tanks ।

Cabinet approves procurement of 56 Airbus C-295MW transport aircraft for IAF ।

IAF needs about 350 combat aircraft, including HAL made, over next two decades, says Air Chief Bhadauria ।

India will not import ground based radars any more: Air Chief ।

Air Chief describes Self Reliance, or India’s emphasis on Atamnirbharta, is a Strategic Necessity ।

What surprise we can spring in a challenge will be critical for our success, Chief Bhadauria said at a CAPS seminar ।

Taliban hold meeting with India for good relations ।

Meeting was held at the Indian Embassy in Doha at Taliban’s request ।

India has trained doctors and specialists and built modern infrastructure in Afghanistan ।

US announces end of its 20-year Military Mission’ in Afghanistan ।

Central command chief Gen Kenneth McKenzie said US has also completed withdrawal of its forces ।

US troops leave Kabul Airport after a final C 17 flight, well before the deadline ।

73 aircraft and substantial equipment has been disabled, ‘demilitarized’ ।

US Drone attacks ISIS-K and ‘Kills Target’ in Afghanistan ।

India vaccinates a record 10 million people in one day, Aug 27 ।

Biden promises retribution after terrorists kill 13 US personnel outside Kabul airport ।

DGCA allows Boeing 737 Max overflights but No to or from Indian Airports ।

737 Max was banned from Indian skies after its two accidents globally ।

Lockheed Martin awarded 5-year contract to support IAF’s C 130J Super Hercules Airlifter Fleet ।

Capt Amy Bauernschmidt makes history as first woman to command a nuclear Aircraft Carrier ।

Capt Amy took command of the 97,000-ton USS Abraham Lincoln Aug 19 ।

Defexpo 2022 to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat March 11-13 ।

President Ghani resigns and takes asylum in UAE ।

Taliban takes control of Kabul and ask police and Govt employees to resume work ।

Taliban in talks with Afghan politicians on forming a new government ।

US evacuates its Ambassador and Embassy personnel as its forces take full control of Kabul airport ।

US Air Force continues evacuation flights for Afghans who worked for US over last 20 years ।

Chinooks and Blackhawks flying nonstop to secure airport ।

IAF evacuates Indian Ambassador, Embassy personnel and others in two flights to New Delhi ।

5000 US troops secure the evacuation process, but no details where there are now ।

Taliban and Pakistan close all Afghan border exits ।

🇮🇳 India Strategic Proudly Wishes All Indians a Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳 ।

US President Biden to convene Leaders’ Summit for Democracy ।

India Strategic extends Greetings on Singapore National Day ।

IAC 1 Vikrant returns after a Successful 4-day Maiden Sea Voyage ।

India’s Neeraj Chopra wins Gold in Javelin Throw at Tokyo Olympics ।

Jhonson & Jhonson single dose Covid 19 vaccine approved for emergency use in India ।

India’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Vikrant Commences Sea Trials ।

EU and India Strengthen Cooperation on Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean ।

IndiGo celebrates its 15th Anniversary with special fares starting INR 915 ।

Jet Airways Begins Hiring Pilots ।

IAF Raises Second Rafale Squadron ।

IAF has received 26 Rafales so far ।

Air Chief Bhadauria Presides over the Induction Ceremony in 101 Squadron ।

US Secretary of State Blinken meets PM Modi and EAM Jaishankar ।

A Star on the Shoulders is Better than a Million Stars in the Sky ।

India pays Homage to 1999 Kargil War Heroes ।

IAF forming Second Rafale Squadron as Three more Jets arrive ।

French Dassault Aviation has delivered 24 of the 36 ordered Rafales ।

MoD issues RFP for six P-75 (I) AIP submarines for Indian Navy ।

Indian Navy Accepts First Batch of Two MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) ।

Happy French National Day 💐🙏 ।

Indian Navy gets 10th Boeing P-8I Maritime Attack Aircraft ।

Virgin Galactic completes first fully crewed spaceflight ।

President Biden nominates Eric M Garcetti as the next US Ambassador to India ।

Garcetti is Mayor of Los Angeles, has studied at Oxford and is a Rhodes Scholar ।

Garcetti has also served in US Navy and Defence Intelligence Agency ।

Sirisha Bandla will be the second India born US astronaut after Kalpana Chawla to go to Space ।

An aerospace engineer with roots in Andhra Pradesh, Sirisha, 31, will fly in Virgin Galactic’s July 11 mission ।

A Philippines Air Force C 130 crashed July 4, killing more than 40 of over 90 soldiers on board ।

The plane overshot the runway at Jolo, hit a tree, caught fire and exploded ।

To All Our American Friends, Happy 4th of July ।

Emirates SkyCargo flies 100 tonnes of Covid 19 materials free of charge to India ।

India’s CIPLA gets nod to import Moderna Covid 19 vaccine from US ।

Approval for Pfizer vaccine from US also expected soon ।

Jet Airways getting set to Fly Again ।

FedEx Retires the World’s last McDonnell Douglas MD 10 ।

Jet Airways to Fly again, Approval expected Tuesday June 22 ।

Emirates to boost its Airbus A380 network bringing 15 cities on 129 weekly services ।

Boeing 737 Max 10 completes its first flight. Congratulations ।

A parked British Airways Boeing 787-8 suffers nose wheel damage at Heathrow ।

No lives were lost in the freighter aircraft’s mishap ।

Emirates to resume flights to 124 destinations, including India, by July end ।

Government decides to split 246-year old Ordnance Factories Board into 7 companies ।

OFB is India’s oldest and largest Defence company, set up by the British in 1775 ।

Emirates announces its first non-profit year in three decades ।

Global Nuclear Arsenals Grow as States Continue to Modernize: SIPRI ।

Netanyahu loses vote and former Defence Minister Naftali Bennett is sworn in as Israeli Prime Minister ।

India working on developing Nasal vaccine for Covid 19, says Modi ।

Normandy Memorial unveiled in France to honour British WWII veterans ।

Emirates begins daily Airbus 380 Dubai-New York flights from June 3 ।

India grieves passing away of Sir Anerood Jugnauth, former President and Prime Minister of Mauritius ।

Etihad Airways ang United Nations join forces to boost Global Volunteering ।

Biden Unveils US Strategy for sharing 80 million Covid Vaccines Globally ।

Biden says US will help other countries to Expand Their Own Capacity to Produce Vaccines ।

Govt bars retired security and intelligence officers from disclosing critical details ।
A sweeping new order restrains any information on ‘domain of the organization’ and its personnel ।
Unauthorized information, even through books, would attract penalties like withdrawal of pension ।
Happy International Flight Attendants Day ।
MoD Notifies 2nd positive Indigenization list of 108 items ।
Croatia selects French Rafale Jet ।
IAF gets 23 Rafales, more expected ।
IAF’s second Rafale Squadron to be formed in June ।
India to make Jhonson & Jhonson vaccine for Corona ।
Indian Army to shortly get four Israeli Heron TP drones for ISR ।
US strongly supports India in its Covid Relief effort ।
Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, IPS 1985 batch, is new CBI Director ।
India’s DRDO develops anti-Covid drug, it’s officially announced ।
The soluble powder-form drug will be made in India shortly by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories ।
Drug Controller appproves its emergency use initially ।
Biden supports waving Patent Protections on Covid 19 vaccines to ease global health crisis ।
Three more Rafale jets arriving today for IAF’s second MMRCA Squadron ।
The Rafales will fly direct to India after midair refueling by French and UAE tankers ।
US Vice President Kamala Harris Swears in new NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson ।
Biden appoints top diplomat Daniel Smith as Charge d’Affaires at US Embassy in New Delhi ।
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter will begin new trials on Mars mid-May ।
China commissions three warships in one day ।
India’s eminent nuclear scientist K Santhanam, 84, passes away ।
He was a key player in India’s 1998 nuclear tests ।
Santy, as he was known, was also a Board Member of India Strategic ।
US approves 12 Armed General Atomics MQ 9B Predators for Australia ।
Missing Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala 402 has sunk, announces Navy Chief Yudo Margono ।
Indian Armed Forces to import 23 mobile Oxygen Generation Plants from Germany ।
IAF’s First Rafale Squadron Now Fully Operational with 18 Aircraft ।
Germany bids Farewell to Angela Merkel as Chancellor ।
Merkel steps down voluntarily in Sep 2021 ।
Merkel is Germany’s first Woman Chancellor, elected in 2005 ।
NASA Creates History by Flying its Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars, Another Planet ।
Boeing to introduce short range Electric planes in 10 years ।
And later bigger planes as Electrification technology progresses ।
Boeing 737 Max back in service with 182 aircraft already operating now ।
India domestic recovery in Civil Aviation is leading globally, says Boeing ।
Secretary Austin echoed India’s stand on Free, Open and Inclusive Indo-Pacific ।
Wider, global cooperation between the Indian and US forces mooted ।
India-US partnership a priority for Biden Administration, and we will build on it further, says Secretary Austin ।
And Quad is about Free and Fair rights of navigation for all in the Indo-Pacific ।
US Defense Secretary Lloyd J Austin arrives in India ।
Career diplomat William J Burns is new CIA Director ।

Burns was till 2014 predecessor of Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is now US Secretary of State ।

President Joe Biden is apparently getting the Obama team back ।

KRAS rolls out the first delivery of 1000 MRSAM Missile Kits for the Indian Army and Air Force ।

US, India, Australia and Japan hold their first-ever QUAD Summit ।

Prime Minister Modi said QUAD is a force of global good ।

President Biden and Prime Ministers Modi, Scott Morrison of Australia and Yoshihide Suge of Japan echoed solidarity for a Peaceful, Rules-based Indo-Pacific region ।

QUAD partners agreed to pool their manufacturing capacities to bolster production of Covid and any critical Vaccines later ।

China was not named but QUAD is clearly a response to its threatening manoeuvres against its neighbours ।

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said there will be a Joint Summit Statement, signifying the QUAD is now established as a formal Indo-Pacific grouping ।

UAE’s Hope probe reaches Mars Orbit ।

The Big Achievement marks 50 years of United Arab Emirates’ independence in 1971 ।

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Aero India 2021 ।

IAF signs big contract for 83 LCA Mk 1A with HAL ।

Happy Republic Day ।

Indian Army, Air Force and Navy hold a grand Parade, and Salute the President, their Supreme Commander ।

IAF’s newest Rafale Omni Role combat jet takes part in the Parade for the first ।

The Republic Day Parade had limited official and visitor participation due to Covid ।

Joe Biden Is 46th President of the United States ।

And Kamala Harris, of Indian and Jamaican descent, is the First Woman Vice President ।

Former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton attended the Oath Ceremony ।

But outgoing President Donald Trump did not ।

The Swearing in was historical for many reasons, including for the masks that all wore due to the Covid ।

The Oath was about Equality, Freedom and Inclusion of All, and Dream Together ।

US-based Indian Narinder Singh Kapany, father of Fiber Optics, passes away at 94 ।

He was among the couple of physicists responsible for ‘bending the light’ through fibers ।

Optical Fibers have led to lightening speeds in communication technologies ।

Trump says transition to Joe Biden’s presidency will be orderly ।

The new US President will take charge January 20 as always ।

We Wish Everyone Simply A Safer, Happier 2021 ।

India Approves Export of Akash Surface to Air Missile System, Creates Committee for Faster Clearances ।

Joe Biden calls Covid 19 the biggest crisis for US and promises 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days as President ।

Biden takes over the US presidency from Donald Trump on January 20 ।

Aero India 2021 confirmed for Feb 3-5, Three Business Days ।

Two public days, Feb 4-5, now deleted from schedule ।

Qatar celebrated its National Day Dec 19 with an impressive military parade and festivities ।

Boeing offers US Navy Capability Super Hornet Block III to the Indian Navy ।

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine released for patients at NYU Langone in New York Dec 14 ।

Paris Air Show 2021, scheduled for June 21-27, cancelled due to the China virus ।

It will now be held in June 2023, as scheduled once every two years ।

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