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Decade-old space dosti of India, Israel goes on: 3 more pacts inked
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel has deepened cooperation in space technology between the two countries as the two sides on Wednesday signed three agreements relating to space. The first memorandum of understanding was between Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and Israel Space Agency for cooperation in electric propulsion for small satellites, second was on cooperation in GEO-LEO optical links and third pact was on cooperation in atomic clocks (which are satellite components meant to provide precise locational data).

India, Thailand Launch Army Exercise
On Monday, India and Thailand kicked off this year’s iteration of their joint army exercise in the latest defense interaction between the two Asian states.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh visits India
New Delhi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj have reiterated wishes and determination of their senior leaders to continue expanding the bilateral relationship to match the agreed comprehensive strategic partnership.

Narendra Modi to become first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel
New Delhi (CNN) Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel, in a landmark visit scheduled for July 4.

India gives $100,000 to UN Tax Fund; 1st country to contribute
UNITED NATIONS: India has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution.

PM Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump: Key takeaways
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the US President Donald Trump at the White House today. Here are the key takeaways from their meeting:

Lockheed signs pact with Tata to make F-16 planes in India
PARIS (Reuters) -- Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India's Tata Advanced Systems on Monday to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military.

Defence minister Arun Jaitley to lead military delegation to Russia
NEW DELHI: Defence minister Arun Jaitley will be leading a high-powered military delegation to Novosibirsk and Moscow this week, at a time when Russia is desperate to wrest back from the US its long-standing numero uno position in the lucrative Indian arms market.

Oil consumption grows fastest in India
India has surpassed China to become the largest contributor to incremental oil consumption in 2016, accounting for 21.8 per cent of it, according to BP Statistics. In addition, industrial fuels contributed more to this growth than vehicular fuels, reflecting the shift to more efficient pet coke and away from coal and improving economic activity.

India kick-starts military satellite programs
NEW DELHI — To meet military space requirements, India plans to launch a 550-kilogram homemade military satellite within the next fortnight to join the heaviest homemade rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, according a Ministry of Defence source.