Why India has to maintain and insist on a delicate balance in its relationship with US and Russia
The growing India-US ties, however, seem to be in the shadow of another giant that has been New Delhi’s most trusted defence partner: Russia. The hiccups in the India-US ties lately have come from its relationship with Russia — Moscow remains India’s top weapons supplier and has been coming under stronger action by Washington for its arms exports.
India successfully test-fires K-4 submarine-launched nuclear capable missile
The missile, developed by the DRDO, has a range of 3,500 km and ...
Indian Navy planning to build six nuclear attack submarines: Navy to Parliamentary panel
The Indian Navy had planned to build six nuclear att...
HSL-Adani bid for mega Rs 45,000 crore submarine project rejected, MDL & L&T get go ahead
As reported by ET, a tussle had emerged over the P 75I project after the Navy’s empowered committee refrained from going ahead with the HSL-Adani public-private bid while the defence production ministry had emphasised that such teaming arrangements should be considered.
India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable K-4 ballistic missile off AP coast
India is expected to carry out more tests of the missile before it is ready for being equipped on the nuclear submarines. At the moment, only the first nuclear boat INS Arihant is operational for the Navy. K-4 is one of the two underwater missiles that are being developed by India for its submarine force. The other one is the over 700-kilometre strike range BO-5.
View: India Inc’s full involvement is necessary for an extensive defence manufacturing ecosystem
In view of the new challenges before India, it is now imperative that GoI launch a ‘Defence Mission’ with a 10-year timeframe to achieve full capability development.
US defence planners must appreciate India’s dependence on Russian arms: American think-tank scholar
Sameer Lalwani, a senior fellow for Asia strategy and director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center, in a recent article titled ‘Revelations and Opportunities: What the United States Can Learn from the Sino-Indian Crisis’ have suggested that “American defense policymakers and analysts should lean into this opportunity to improve ties with India, but also draw important lessons from this still unfolding episode to inform future strategy.”
Gunboat diplomacy: In ’71 the United States tried to threaten India, now it’s backing it
Currently the world’s largest aircraft carrier, Nimitz sailed into the Bay of Bengal on Monday to be greeted by the Indian Navy’s Eastern Command for what was described as a "passex," an incidental naval exercise during a warship’s passage.
Bigger IOR exercise next: Joint Naval Exercise near Andamans as USS Nimitz exits SCS
Indian warships are conducting a short passage exercise (PASSEX) with the US Nimitz carrier strike group that is making its way from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, symbolising the close strategic partnership between the two nations.
US lawmakers introduce resolution urging China to de-escalate tension with India
The troops of India and China are locked in a standoff in several areas along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh since May 5. The situation deteriorated last month following the Galwan Valley clashes that left 20 Indian Army personnel dead.
Indian and US warships to conduct exercise in strong strategic signal to China
In a strong strategic signal to China, a US carrier strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is set to conduct an exercise with Indian warships near the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. The PASSEX (passing exercise) between the two navies, comes after the mammoth nuclear-powered USS Nimitz and her accompanying warships entered the Indian Ocean on Saturday.
In signal to China, Navy holds drill off Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Sources on Friday said several Indian warships, including destroyers, frigates and submarines as well as maritime patrol aircraft, are conducting the exercise near the A&N archipelago, which dominates China’s critical sea lanes transporting the bulk of its energy and other trade through the Malacca Strait.
No reports of Chinese submarines in Sri Lanka: MEA
“No recent reports of Chinese submarines docking at Sri Lankan ports. The government keeps a close watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security and economic interests, and takes all necessary measures to safeguard it," the MEA said in a written statement in Lok Sabha.
Critical test for submarine-launched nuclear missile this weekend
The 3,500-km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, will be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).