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Thai Royal Army purchases 600 Tata Motors defence trucks

Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi, the Thai ambassador to India announces on Twitter of the Thai Royal Army’s ongoing purchase of 600 defence trucks manufactured by Tata Motors. He has also praised the initiative to go “vocal for local” and also the product delivered by Tata.

Tata Motors has been a reliant company for the defence and they have consistently proved their expertise in the job they do. India now, with the help of Tata Motors, takes one step further towards the self-reliant goal, simultaneously exporting to others.

 

LAC preparing for winter with world-class gears for 30,000 troops

30,000 troops are to be stationed in eastern Ladakh for the first time in winters, to avoid any misadventures by China. Extensive measures are being taken by the army, including arrangements of world-class snow boots, gloves, layered jackets, trousers and sleeping bags. Multiple pairs of clothing and boots, along with gear to tackle the night time cold of -30 degrees, the expense is estimated at 1 lakh per soldier.

New sleeping habitat like arctic tents and special high-nutrient diet are yet to be provided.


 


 

Third submarine of the Kalvari class being prepared in India

INS Karanj, the third submarine belonging to the Kalvari class is on its way to the Indian navy. Karanj was sent for testing in 2018 and is now fully equipped to be used in the navy, accommodating 8 officers and 35 naval operators. It is capable of staying in the sea for 50 days, diving 350 meters under the sea and can travel up to 12,000 km at a time. The submarine is expected to arrive in four to five months. INS Vela, the fourth submarine of the same class is expected to be ready by the end of next year.

 

Chinese envoy in India calls Galwan clash a brief moment in history

While addressing students and teachers, Sun Weidong attempts to formulate peace and harmony between the two nations. Reflecting back upon the rich history of both the nations, stemming from ancient civilizations, Sun suggests they should respect each other’s history, and also terms the Galwan clash as a brief moment from the perspective of history. Hints were made of the decoupling of the Indo-China relationship and Confucius Institutes in the country.

 

Russian-made S-400 air defence systems will be on time despite the pandemic

Indian Ambassador to Russia, Venkatesh Varma said that the deliveries of S-400 will have no effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. During the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi on October 5, 2018, India signed a USD 5.43-billion deal with Russia for the purchase of five S-400 systems for security needs. Further, discussions regarding the contract of Russia’s Kamov Ka-226 helicopters are in progress.