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Top 10 India’s Indigenous Defense Weapons

Defending India is a humongous task our Armed Forces do every second. Our Men in Uniform make this possible every second through their efforts and out of the skin hard work. To do it efficiently they need a range of equipment for which a country is not self reliant, it means letting go the hard…

We see a bright future for defence warship construction’

With the government placing increased attention on India’s maritime interests, there is a growing requirement of warships for the Indian Navy. Under these circumstances, defence shipbuilders like Mazagon Dock Ltd have their work cut out. The warship builder has worked out a collaborative strategy for taking the nation towards self-sufficiency in warship construction. MDL chairman…

NSA Ajit Doval to visit China next week to discuss border dispute

BEIJING: National security advisor Ajit Doval will visit China next week to hold informal talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the vexed border dispute and other strategic issues, it was announced here on Thursday. Doval, who is also the Special Representative for Sino-India boundary talks, will hold informal dialogue with his Chinese counterpart and…

United Kingdom to stop sending financial aid to India from January 1, 2016

The British government will from January 01, 2016 cut millions of pounds in aid to India. As per the statistics released by the Department for International Development (DfID), India received GBP 279 million in 2014, a GBP 10 million increase over the previous year. Asserting that the government is “not worried” about Britain deciding to…

China set to deploy 5000 Elite Troops in Syria

The Chinese government agreed the Russian proposal of sending ground troops in Syria to help Assad by fighting against Syrian Rebels and ISIS. The Chinese parliament passed a bill in last Sunday that would allow the Chinese troops to carryout anti terror missions abroad. After passing the bill, China announced that they will ready to…

BMP-2 Upgrade Program, Army Cancels Deal with ordnance factory

  Indian Army sources confirmed to ET, That they were all set to cancel the earlier awarded $1.8 billion deal to upgrade more than 1600 BMP 2 infantry combat vehicle into new BMP 2M standard. Medhak based OFB joined with Russian firm to build those BMP units in India, Further upgrade the BMP 2 into…

Hunt on for new generation assault rifles; upgraded INSAS not a replacement

When it comes to the Army, a modern, reliable assault rifle is the very basic – the primary weapon of an infantry soldier posted either on the border or deployed for counter militancy missions in the hinterland. However, despite a four year process to select a new generation rifle to replace the glitch prone Indian…

India plan to setup satellite tracking station in Vietnam

India is set to get a strategic edge in and around South China Sea region, as its newest satellite-monitoring station in Vietnam is likely to be activated soon and linked up with another existing facility in Indonesia. India has set up a state-of-the-art Data Reception and Tracking and Telemetry Station at Ho Chi Minh City…

A bullet train could be Japan’s Christmas gift for India

NEW DELHI: India and Japan are set to firm up an agreement on highspeed train services, widely referred to as 'Bullet Trains', during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit next week. Senior government sources told ET that Abe's Special Adviser Hiroto Izumi will be in Delhi this week for high-level talks to finalise the terms…

Nepal PM to visit China in likely snub to India?

Amid hiccups in Indo-Nepal ties over the Madhesi issue, Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to embark on his maiden China visit soon, ignoring the usual practice of visiting India first by a new premier.”PM Oli will visit China in the beginning of the New Year 2016 during which many agreements will be…

Russian nuclear-sub deal with India runs into hurdle

India has been forced to keep on hold a plan to acquire a second nuclear submarine from Russia on lease after talks during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Moscow last week failed to reach a compromise over new conditions. Shortly before Modi’s departure for Moscow, Russia had linked the Indian request for the submarine…

Make in India and the Expanding Scope for India-Japan Defence Cooperation

India’s Act East policy and Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India drive coincide with the shifts in the Japanese post-war security policy and the April 2014 easing of the self-imposed arms export ban. The Agreement concerning transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology Cooperation signed during the latest visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on December…

Naval LCA:- India indigenous naval light combat aircraft

India's first modern light combat aircraft (LCA), Tejas, is being built by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy. The Tejas LCA was designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency in Bangalore, India. The aircraft may replace the MiG series currently operated by the IAF. The IAF has a requirement…

ShinMaywa US-2 japan amphibious will add more muscles to indian navy

The ShinMaywa US-2 is an amphibious short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft manufactured by Japan-based ShinMaywa Industries. Designed for air-sea rescue missions, the US-2 is operated by the 31st Fleet Air Wing of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). The ShinMaywa US-2 fleet is deployed across the islands of Andaman and nicobar to provide surveillance…

ISRO’s Reusable launch vehicle Project Likely to be Delayed

Technical snags have forced the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to put off the first test on a scaled-down prototype of India’s futuristic space shuttle. Sources said on Sunday that the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), under development at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) here at Thumba, developed a minor leak during a test,…