Defence Update Blog

GSAT-9 heralds cost-saving electric propulsion

This week’s space mission, GSAT-9 or the South Asia Satellite, will carry a new feature that will eventually make advanced Indian spacecraft far lighter. It will even lower the cost of launches tangibly in...

It’s time to bring in the private sector to make our Submarines and Fighters

It’s time to bring in the private sector to make our Submarines and Fighters

Defence minister Arun Jaitley seems to have hit the ground running in his second stint in South Block. Within weeks of his taking over, he approved the D B Shekatkar Committee report, which lays...

India-Israel $2bn weapons deal is a balancing act

India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in a ‘mega’ missile agreement that’s being described as the ‘largest defence contract’ ever signed in Israel’s defence industries ‘ history’. Under...