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India’s Missile Technology Group Entry May Be Cause Of Worry For China

India's entry into the elite club of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) may pose a challenge to China, strategists say. That's because it would open the door to legally sell or transfer its sophisticated missiles to others, particularly to countries in Asia. "MTCR would legitimise and speed up the process of selling missiles, especially the…

IAF likely to get fully-loaded Tejas version it wants by 2020

BENGALURU: The Flying Daggers, the first squadron of the Tejas indigenous light combat aircraft, which currently comprises two jets, will touch its full strength of 20 by 2018. Though it has been inducted, the Tejas is not completely combat-ready. It is equipped with close combat air-to-air missiles, helmet-mounted display and precision-guided bombs. The final version…

PM oks $1bn deal with US for 4 Poseidons

New Delhi: The India-US strategic clinch continues to get tighter. Soon after the two finalised the bilateral military logistics pact, the US has bagged yet another mega arms deal to reassert its status as India's largest weapons supplier in recent years. Defence ministry sources on Friday said the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), chaired by…

Eye on China, Delhi offers heavy torpedoes to Vietnam

New Delhi: India is now also looking to export its new Varunastra anti-submarine torpedoes to Vietnam after earlier initiating talks with the country for the sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles . This forms part of India's overall policy to steadily crank up military ties with Vietnam, both in terms of military supplies as well…

How India can stop being bullied by China

Blocking India's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is part of China's long-term strategic impulse. Beijing sees India as the third pivot in an emerging tripolar world. The United States and China will contest the first half of the 21st century just as Britain and Germany contested the first half of the…

Navy’s Shishumar Class submarines will be fitted with American Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles

India has signed an over Rs.262 crore deal with Germany’s ThyssenkKrupp Marine Systems to retrofit anti-ship American Harpoon missiles on two Shishumar Class submarines. The retrofitting of the new weapon suite will be carried out on INS Shankush and INS Shalki at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and is backed by a training package to support and…

MoD concludes deal with L&T for K9 Vajra-T Howitzers

India is set to award its largest order for military equipment to the private sector, with the Ministry of Defence concluding negotiations with Larsen & Toubro for 100 new mobile artillery guns that may be deployed along the western border to blunt the edge that Pakistan has with US-supplied weapons. The Rs 4,500-crore contract for…

Here’s how India’s LCA Tejas steals the ‘THUNDER’ from JF-17 developed by Pak-China

The development of Tejas, which will be replacing the ageing fleet of workhorse MiG-21s of the IAF, is being closely watched by neighbouring nations such as Pakistan and China, who have jointly developed the JF-17 Thunder, a single-engine, light combat aircraft. Tejas - India's very own multi-role light combat aircraft was inducted into the Indian…

F-16s Likely To Be Manufactured In India

As Indian government in New Delhi announced sweeping reforms to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules and permitted up to 100% FDI in defence sector , American defence equipment manufacturer Lockheed Martin (LM) has shown interest in producing F-16 fighter jets in India. A senior LM official has said that they are ready to take advantage…

Tejas Induction a Matter of ‘Unparalleled Pride’, Says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the induction of indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas into the Air Force, terming it as a matter of "unparalleled pride and happiness" and a step which illustrates the skills and strengths of Indian scientists. "Induction of indigenously made Tejas fighter jet into the Air Force…

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India-Japan Cooperation on Chabahar Could be a Game-Changer for Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Iran drew a great deal of interest, largely on account of the tripartite agreement for the development of the Chabahar port, a deal that lay in waiting for over a decade. For India, the collaborative venture with Iran and Afghanistan would not only boost its economic ambitions in…

India joins Elite Group of 8 Nations with Anti-Submarine Torpedo Technology

India on Wednesday joined a select group of eight countries having the capability to design and develop heavyweight torpedoes, with the induction of Varunastra – an indigenously built anti-submarine torpedo – in the Navy. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, the electric torpedo was formally handed over to…

India successfully test-fires Barak-8 Medium Range SAM Missile

India on Thursday successfully test fired a new surface-to-air missile, developed jointly with Israel, from a defence base off Odisha coast. The medium range missile (MR—SAM), a product of joint venture between India and Israel, was successfully test launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at around 08.15 hours,…