Defence Update Blog

India and NATO: Partners in Arms?

Since the end of Cold War, India and NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) have been on trajectories that will likely converge in the not-too-distant future. Scholars and strategists, like Michael Rühle, Robert Helbig,...

Rafale’s serviceability rate is 48.5% compared with Su-30 MKI’s 60%

Rafale’s serviceability rate is 48.5% compared with Su-30 MKI’s 60%

The serviceability rate of the Dassault Rafale fighter jet in service with the French Air Force is 48.5%, according to information given to a French lawmaker by the government. The serviceability rate or the...

What China’s space ambitions mean for India

Mumbai: China’s extraterrestrial ambitions are clearly lifting off, even threatening the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), according to a recent Bloomberg article. For instance, two Chinese astronauts—or taikonauts—are currently aboard an experimental...

India to restore grounded aircraft in Afghanistan

After supplying four attack helicopters to Afghanistan, India is quietly moving to qualitatively scale up military assistance in terms of long-term spares and support. This involves a trilateral framework with Russia, officials confirmed to...