Defence Update Blog

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...

NSG membership: India to seek Turkey’s backing

The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to India, within weeks of him winning a crucial referendum that strengthened his position there, is expected to boost bilateral strategic and economic ties even as...

India Outsmarts China on OBOR

When Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari came to India on a five-day visit, she didn’t know that her country’s northern neighbour, China was watching her first ever foreign trip very keenly. Bidya Devi Bhandari...