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What is the Assam Mizoram border dispute?

In early October, 2020, the residents of Assam and Mizoram fought over territory and injured at least 8 people. This is mainly due to the dispute between the states over the interstate boundary.  What is the issue? The dispute between Assam and Mizoram began after the notification of 1875 that differentiated plains of Cachar and ..

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 44 bridges

On October 12, 2020, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 bridges that were built by the Border Road Organization. The minister also laid a foundation stone of Nechiphu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. Highlights The 44 bridges inaugurated are located in seven States and Union territories and will bring out a new era of connectivity and ..

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India to acquire Sprut Light Tanks from Russia

India is currently in advanced talks with Russia to acquire light weight tanks. These are newly developed tanks in Russia. They are being acquired to be used in high altitude areas of Line of Actual Control. Highlights The need to buy Sprut Light Tanks has come after border hostilities with China increased in the Line ..

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India-Nepal: 41 ambulances, 6 School Buses donated

On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2, 2020), India donated 41 ambulances and 6 school buses to organizations in the field of health and education in Nepal. Highlights Since 1994, India has gifted 823 ambulances to Nepal. This is the first time India gifted ambulances in three different categories. They are advanced life support ..

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Cabinet Committee approves Indian Army Communication Network for Rs 7,796 crores

On October 1, 2020, the Cabinet Committee in Security approved ASCON (Army Static Switched Communication Network) Phase IV. ASCON is a high end communication system. It is to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 7,796 crores. The project is to be implemented within 36 months. Highlights The project will upgrade existing Asynchronous Transfer ..

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