75 (I) Submarine Contract May Get Caught in Political Trap after opposition Congress alleged that government favouring Adani group for construction of six conventional submarines.
Indian Armed Forces have made multiple proposals for procurement of air defense guns – to replace the L 70 and Schilka since 2014 by the Army and the Air Force
DRDO and L & T team up to deliver a successful indigenous missile system that will provide high degree of potential for use in conventional as well as nuclear war fighting
Strategic Partner (SP) policy of the Government of India provides scope for nomination of private shipyards for submarine construction
India pledged to deepen its military cooperation with Nigeria to enhance capacity and capability of Nigerian military.
Nine point transformations required for defence acquisitions
More hype than reality
Defence relations build on mutual trust and understanding;was the central message by Minister of Defence Mr Pedro Morenes of Spain.
Domestic Defence lobby should be happy
INS Sunayna to Extend Reach of Southern Naval Command
INS Vikrant: New Era in Indigenous Ship Building
The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh acknowledged the problems in defence acquisitions while addressing the Combined Commanders Conference thus, “I am aware that the procedures for defence acquisitions and procurement are a matter of concern to the Armed Forces. This is an area which requires collective action on all sides. We must ensure a balance between the needs of timely modernization and the necessity of conforming to the highest standards of transparency, probity and public accountability.
Threat of terrorism in the hinterland poses a challenge with a major blast which caused fire in Samjhauta Express at Panipat near Delhi resulting in over 67 deaths.
Lead Theme - Importance of Acquisitions in enhancing defence preparedness and deficiencies due to delays highlighted by case study of 155 mm medium guns for the artillery, Scorpene submarine for the Navy and light helicopters for the Army.
January 2006 US India Civil Nuclear Deal In its quest for legitimate nuclear energy sourced from the Nuclear Suppliers Group after the Indo-US Agreement of 18 July 2005, the Indian government was waging a political battle with its own Allies, the Opposition as well as the Department of Atomic Energy which strangely showed resistance to modernization of its antiquated nuclear plants running out of fuel.
Key Trends Indications of revival of Indo US Civil Nuclear Deal and 123 Agreement with fifth round of talks with the IAEA ending on a positive note and rush of diplomatic activity in India and the United States including a possible visit of the External Affairs Minister to Washington. Defence Expo 2008 is a major success with 475 exhibitors participating. A number of contracts concluded between Indian and foreign firms. Indian private sector receives a boost benefiting from offsets as well as technology demonstration.
123 Agreement: Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory An Agreement that accords the status of a nuclear power to a country, provides leeway to keep one thirds of its nuclear reactors outside the purview of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), precludes signing of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and is guaranteed nuclear supplies for peaceful purposes by 45 nations should be a win-win treaty in all respects. The Draft 123 Agreement, which was released to the public on 3 August is perhaps one such treaty which ironically became the subject of intense debate and discussion in India as well as in the neighbouring countries Pakistan and China.
Aero Space Forces Capability Building Ayni in Tajikistan "“ An Outflanking Option India's refurbishment of the Ayni military base, 15 km from Dushanbe, in Tajikistan for $1.77 million (about Rs 7 Crore) was completed in 2007 nearly 24 months behind schedule by the Indian Border Roads Organization under the 2002 bilateral defence agreement with Tajikistan. In July 2007, reportedly at the behest of a seemingly 'displeased' Moscow, Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrahon Zaripov declared that Dushanbe was not negotiating with New Delhi for use of Ayni
The Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh’s address to the Combined Commanders Conference in New Delhi indicated the likely trajectory of India ’s future defence policy. The key policy shift appears to be in the role of the Armed Forces. Restricted to external security and other conventional purposes so far, the new policy appears to support growing strategic partnerships and provide greater policy choices as well as improve prospects of development. The major issues and trends covered are summarized as given below. Comments have been given in brackets.

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