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  • It is learnt that the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of India-Bhutan relations, including the security situation in strategic areas. They also held in-depth discussions while having dinner. Dorji, on a week-long visit, will also pay a visit to Bodh Gaya and Rajgir in Bihar on November 19-20, and Kolkata on November 21-22.

    Under the Draft Defence Production Policy 2018, the Indian government eyes $5 billion defence exports by 2025. "On the one hand this target is ambitious, but at the same time it's encouraging that India's defence exports have grown almost six-fold in the last two years," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.

    French Navy Chief Admiral Christophe Prazuck said, "I don't think that Chinese Navy is hiding anything about their global appreciation and global ambition.There are different behaviours in South China Sea. First, why do we go there six, seven or ten times a year? We go there because international law of the sea is at risk in this area of the world."

    The nuclear-capable missile can fly at a speed of up to Mach 2.5 (nearly 860 meter per second) at a maximum height of 18 km. It can strike enemy aerial targets like fighter jets, drones, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles from a distance of 30 km.

    India is one of the few countries which has its own active and successful BMD programme. All essential technologies required for BMD, like propulsion system, sensors, precision control systems and terminal intercept technology with kill vehicle development have matured and have been proven through various tests, pointed out DRDO Chief G Sateesh Reddy.

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that government of India is committed to work towards achieving a US$ 26 billion Defence Industry ...

    The private sector has been playing a great role in the production of DRDO products. When Dr (former President APJ Abdul) Kalam started work, there were barely 30 partner companies, but now we have more than 1,800, says DRDO chief G Sateesh Reddy while inviting companies as development and production partners.

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met US Secretary of Defense Mark T Esper in Thailand's Bangkok on November 17. Rajnath Singh is in Thai...

    The high commissioner said the UK's civil service head of the Ministry of Defence and a Homeland Security Trade Mission led by Director of the UK Defence and Security Organisation will visit India this month.

    India and Russia signed a deal in 2015 under PM Narendra Modi's ‘Make in India’ programme for the supply of 200 Russian KA 226T helicopters, with Russia to deliver 60 and the remaining to be assembled and manufactured in India. The two countries also have held preliminary talks for the supply of over 100 of the KA 226-T helicopters for the Indian Navy.

    The Indian Navy has selected its first woman officer for the post of a defence attaché abroad. Sources said Lt-Commander (equivalent to an Army Major) Karabi Gogoi, a naval engineer currently posted at the Karwar base in coastal Karnataka, has been selected for the post of the assistant naval attaché also at the Indian embassy in Russia.

    Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s visit to the Sultanate of Oman in 2018 initiated a new energy in bilateral relations with enhanced cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues, according to Al Rawahi. Oman too has invested substantially in India.

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