Logistics pact to be cornerstone of military coop, says Barry O’Farrell
“It is particularly important for the navies. The increase in trust a...
Japan opposes unilateral move to change status quo: Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki
Japan on Friday backed India on the border standoff and in a st...
Defence Ministry approves procurement of indigenous Astra missiles
The indigenous design and development proposals approved — worth over Rs 20,400 crore — includes the cutting-edge Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missiles (BVRAM) that has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile, which has been successfully tested, will be ordered by both the Air Force and Navy.
France offers support of its forces, proposes Florence Parly’s visit
France, a key partner as well as weapons supplier to India with cutting-edge platforms ranging from Rafale fighter jets to Scorpene submarines, has also proposed a visit by Parly to follow up on the “ongoing discussions” and has reiterated its “deep solidarity” in this time of tensions.
Top US senators slam China's 'unwarranted armed' aggression against India
"I spoke to Amb Sandhu to express our solidarity with the people of #India as they firmly confront unwarranted and lawless armed aggression by the Communist Party of China," Rubio tweeted. "India has made it clear, they will not be bullied by Beijing," the top Republican Senator from Florida said.
Second deadly Scorpene submarine to be commissioned this month after some delay
The long-delayed 1,565-tonne submarine INS Khanderi is commissioned later this month which is the second of the six French-origin Scorpene diesel-electric submarines under construction at Mazagon Docks.
India increases surveillance in Indian Ocean region to track Chinese activities
On Saturday, the Indian Navy held a crucial exercise with Japanese Navy in the Indian Ocean region, an area where Chinese naval vessels and submarines are making frequent forays, they said.
India, Australia 'natural partnership' registers steady growth in 2019
In November 2017, India, the US, Australia and Japan gave shape to the long-pending "Quad" Coalition to develop a new strategy for keeping the critical sea routes in the Indo-Pacific free of any influence. China has been trying to expand its military presence in the Indo-Pacific, which is a biogeographic region, including the South China Sea.
To take on Chinese ‘wolf warriors’, India must fix military asymmetry
Indian Army is more than capable of giving the Chinese a bloody nose. Yet, we must fix military asymmetry.
Countering China's aggression: US bill seeks to train Indian fighter pilots
The National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2021 fiscal year starting October, which the US Senate took up on Thursday, seeks fighter jet training detachment for India, Japan and Australia in the US Pacific territory of Guam.
Sweden out, South Korea in for Rs 45,000 crore submarine project
South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering was extended a late invitation to place technical bids for the contract last month.
Why clash with China may not impact Russian arms supplies to India
Any concern that the current India-China clash in Ladakh and its potential for escalation may affect Russian arms supplies to India is misplaced. India-Russia defence ties are time-tested, with both countries equally interested in nurturing them as a vital pillar of the overall relationship.
Indigenous production of fight category equipment at 45 percent, huge opportunity for MSMEs:Navy official
Equipment under the "fight" category encompasses all types of ship borne weapons and sensor systems that affect the combat capability of the ship.
View: Making India 'Atmanirbhar' in the defence sector
Recognizing this gap, on May 16, 2020, in an unprecedented move to spur the post COVID-19 Indian economy, the Finance Minister announced that the automatic route limit for foreign investment in the defence sector will be raised from 49% to 74%.