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MoD signs 880 crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries

The Defence Ministry has recently signed an 880-crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs). According to the contract which was signed with the Israel-based arms industry company, it would provide Negev 7.62 x 51 mm light machine guns to the Indian armed forces. This type of LMG ..

Netanyahu claims victory in the general election

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was recently seen in news as he claimed victory in the general elections held in the country. This edition of the election is the country’s third election in less than a year. The main exit polls indicated that Mr Netanyahu is in a strong position to form the ..

India to host ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’

The first cultural festival called ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’ is set to be hosted by India, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The festival is celebrated to promote the ties between India and Israel. This is the first such joint event for Jerusalem in an Asian city. The two-day festival commences on February 15 and comprises of several art and ..

HAL and Israel’s Elbit Systems sign MoU for UAV development

During the on-going exhibition DefExpo-2020, an MoU was signed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Israel’s Elbit Systems, for joint development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The agreement aims at analyzing the feasibility of developing an UAV, which performs vertical take-off and landing, for maritime and land-based military operations. The proposed UAV will cut down ..

International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed on 27th January

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed annually on January 27 across the world. This year, the day is observed in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.  27th January was chosen as back on 27th January 1945, the largest ..

5th World Holocaust Forum commemorated on 23rd January

First organized in 2005 in Krakow, Poland, the 5th World Holocaust Forum took place on Thursday, 23rd January 2020 in the capital city of Israel, Jerusalem. The forum marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. This year’s event was entitled ‘Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism’, which had a clear message ..

Benjamin Netanyahu to continue as Likud Party Leader

Facing trial on cases related to corruption and bribery, the interim Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has secured his position as the leader of the Likud Party with a little more than 2 months left for the 2020 Israel legislative election scheduled to be held on 2nd March 2020. The 2020 Israel legislative election ..

Government Testing its own Secure Messaging app

Reports in media have code-named the Government of India’s secure messaging app ‘GIMS’- Government Instant Messaging System, as a similar smartphone application has been developed and designed by the state-owned Kerela unit of National Informatics Centre (NIC) which is said to be in the pilot testing stage and has been released to some Indian Navy ..