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JF-17: Ageing Gracefully or Falling Behind?

JF-17 is a lightweight single-engine, all-weather multirole aircraft developed under the joint venture of “Pakistan Aeronautical Complex” and “Chengdu Aircraft Corporation”. JF-17 was initially designed to replace ageing fleets of third-generation fighter jets and a successor to the US-made F-16 in the Pakistan Air Force. JF-17 can carry various ordinances, including air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-ship, guided, and unguided bombs. The Chinese designation for the jet was FC-1 for “Fighter China-1”, which later was changed to “Joint Fighter – 17”.

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Electoral Resilience: How Taiwan fought off Chinese Disinformation Campaign

By – Tirtha Ajith  (Student of Army Institute of Law) INTRODUCTION Amidst the rising tensions between China and Taiwan, the recent Taiwanese election had brought to light the Chinese disinformation campaign that was employed during the electoral process. This campaign aimed at distorting the political landscape and manipulating public opinion in Taiwan. By spreading false …

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India’s stake in the Bhutan-China Boundary talk

-By  Asra Malik (Student of Delhi University) In the intricate ballet of geopolitics, the Bhutan-China border dispute emerges as a crucible of realpolitik, juxtaposed against the backdrop of a long-standing borderland tension among Bhutan, China, and India. It was only with the beginning of bilateral talks in 1984 that China explicitly narrowed the disputed region …

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Green Hydrogen: Transformative Potential and Challenges

-By  Aditya Chinwan   Introduction Green hydrogen stands at the forefront of a global shift towards sustainable and environmentally friendly power sources. As societies grapple with the urgent need to think about climate change and transition away from traditional fossil fuels, the focus on green energy technologies has never been more crucial. India has been …

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Project 15B – Imphal Bolstering Indian Navy

-By Bobby Yadav India has a coastline of about 7,500 km and an exclusive economic zone of over 2 million sq km. It is endowed with abundant oceanic wealth, including a large number of island territories and vast seabed area. Over 97% of the country’s trade is carried by sea, making a strong navy essential …

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C-295: A Step towards Make-in-India

India, a nation in rapid ascent across diverse sectors, has fortified its defense and transportation capabilities through the introduction of the C-295 tactical transport aircraft. In a groundbreaking initiative led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this aircraft signifies India’s ambition to exceed $25 billion in defense manufacturing and achieve $5 billion in defense exports by 2025. The Indian Air Force (IAF) recently welcomed its first C-295 aircraft, marking the commencement of a project to modernize its transport fleet. Airbus and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) are set to deliver a total of 56 aircraft, solidifying India’s position as a prominent global C-295 operator and TASL as the first private military aircraft manufacturer in the country.

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