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  • Indian Army killed 10 Pakistani soldiers in answer to a ceasefire.

 In a retaliatory ceasefire in the Tattapani area, the Indian Army killed at least 10 Pakistani soldiers and destroyed several Pak posts.

According to the sources, the Pakistan Army initiated the attack with a ceasefire violation along the LOC on Tuesday morning. In July itself, the Pakistani Army has violated the ceasefire 47 times in Poonch, Rajouri, Kupwara and Baramulla districts on LOC. 


  • Indian T-90 Tanks face Chinese Armor.

 The Indian Army has deployed its T-90 Russian tanks to face the Chinese forces in the disputed areas of Ladakh. However, moving 45-ton tanks in the mountain area with poor roads and bridges is not an easy thing to do.

The Indian Army has stationed at the outpost of Daulet Beg Oldi at an altitude of 16,000 feet (it is one of the world’s highest airfields). This outpost is just a few miles away from the Chinese border and just south of the strategic Karakoram Pass. India doubts that the Chinese Army could use this route for invading.





  • The United States looking to ramp up arms sales to India

 The United States is looking to increase the arms sales to India, including armed drones that are capable of carrying over 1,000 pounds of bombs and missiles. This decision came after the violent clashes between the Indian and Chinese armies in Ladakh in June.

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, changed the rules that restricted the sale of military drones to foreign partners.

The defence sales of US to India has taken a jump from near zero in 2008 to over $20 billion in 2020. A few of the current sales are MH-60R Seahawk helicopters ($2.8 billion), the Apache helicopters ($796 million), and the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure ($189 million).


  • S-70 attack drone delivery to be done by Sukhoi in 2024

 The first Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik attack drone is likely to be sent to the Russian Military in 2024 after the Ministry of Defence decided to fasten the experimental work.

The S-70 is supposed to work in collaboration with the Su-57 5th generation fighter jet to enhance the latter’s radar field.


  • China says India’s Rafale fighters cannot oppose their stealth jets.

 Both the nations – India and China – are saying that their latest jets are better than those of their rival. Last week, B.S. Dhanoa said that Chinese’s new J-20 stealth jets could not withstand India’s Rafale fighters.

The Chinese military experts said that Rafale is slightly better than India’s

Su-30 MKI fighters. They said that Rafale is just a third-plus generation fighter jet while the J-20 is a fourth-generation fighter jet.



 

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