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India capable of making world’s best Warships

NEW DELHI: Indian Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Monday called for increased private investment in defence manufacturing which, he said, is capable of producing the world's best warships and submarines. "The navy has outlined its science and technology roadmap for next 15 years and has shared it with the industry, underlining nearly 100 sets…

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence has tied up with SAAB of Sweden to bid for the ship-borne unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

  Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence and Aerospace has tied up with SAAB of Sweden to bid for the ship-borne unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programme of the Indian Navy, valued at ₹1,000 crore. Sources in the know said the tie-up will probably mark the entry of European UAVs into the Indian market, which has hitherto been…

Sushma Swaraj impresses Iranian leadership; convinces Russia, Chinese on Indo-US logistics deal

  Soon after agreeing in-principle to finalise a Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) with the United States for the purpose of sharing military bases, including providing facilities of refuelling and repair, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Iran and then Moscow to interact with her Russian and Chinese counterparts has proved a fine act of…

India, Iran closer to Chabahar deal after Sushma Swaraj’s visit

\Energy returned to the top of the engagement between India and Iran after two quick visits, by oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, taking forward the progress on the Chabahar port and India's equity stake in Farzad-B gas field. In talks between Swaraj and her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, the two…

India wants to be ‘most beautiful woman’ wooed by all: Chinese media

Playing down India's decision to sign a logistic agreement with the US, Chinese state media on Monday said the proposed deal is stalled because of distrust between the two as India wants to be the "most beautiful woman" wooed by all, especially Washington and Beijing. "Besides their traditional distrust, the speculation heralding a US-India alliance…

US For Powerful Quadrilateral Partnership With India, Australia, Japan

  The US seeks a "powerful" quadrilateral partnership with India, Japan and Australia for maintenance of "rules-based order" and deterring coercion or unrestrained national ambitions, a top American commander has said. Pacific Command (PACOM) "aims to build a powerful quadrilateral partnership framework of the most powerful democracies" in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, US Pacific Command Commander…

To contain China, Washington flexes military muscle in SCS along with military agreements with India, Philippines

Over the last week in Asia, US defence secretary Ash Carter has visited two aircraft carriers, revealed new military agreements with India and the Philippines, and generally signaled that the Obama administration has decided to lean more heavily on military power to counter China's territorial ambitions in the region. But the newly-muscular approach on display…

US looks Andaman for stronger Naval presence

The US navy is currently looking for a stronger naval pretense in Indian Ocean with the help of Indian Navy, US looks for the Andaman naval base to carryout operations against Chinese increasing naval activity in Indian ocean as well as Bay of Bengal, where Indian navy short on legs to confront the Chinese violations…

Govt sitting on proposals to sell BrahMos missile

  India has the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos, which a number of countries want to buy. However, a lack of clarity in the defence exports policy means that it has not yet been sold. BrahMos is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It…

India likely to put on hold purchase of Japanese plane

    Sale of 15 US-2i (Utility Seaplane Mark 2) amphibious aircraft from ShinMaywa Industries, Japan, to India is unlikely to materialise soon as the Indian Navy, the end user, finds it overpriced and not of immediate requirement. Both the countries recently inked an agreement to facilitate export of the amphibious search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft to…

Saab roped in to assist Tejas MK1 A

Swedish defense firm Saab requested to assist in the LCA program, to resolve the problems in the Tejas and to produce upgraded variant of Tejas called MK 1 A. IAF already orderd 20 Tejas from HAL, which has no real fighting capability nor any guided launching capability. IAF looks for a upgraded Tejas which can…