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India will be moved into Tier 1 of the Department of Commerce’s Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) license exception. STA Tier 1 treatment, comparable to NATO allies
Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has approved the "acceptance of necessity" for acquisition of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II)
The Foundation Stone was laid in the presence of Ms. Florence Parly, Minister of Armed Forces of the French Republic; Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India
OFB to acquire new and advanced technologies through Transfer of Technology (ToT), co production or collaboration agreements
US Congress provides relief by making a waiver possible to India amongst other countries for buying arms from Russia at least in the year 2019.
Capital procurement of defence equipment is carried out as per the extant Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) says RRM Dr Bhamre in the Lok Sabha
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a MoU with Saab, Sweden for marketing L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03
The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Project was reviewed by Shri Sanjay Mitra, IAS, the Defence Secretary at Cochin Shipyard
BEML Ltd. a Public Sector Undertaking, under Ministry of Defence and Larsen & Toubro (L & T), signed a Memorandum of Understanding
Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre outlined the procedure used for giving clearance to retired officers including armed forces by private sector defence companies
Four cases of corruption in defence all of which happened in 2016. No other cases have been recorded from 2015 to 30 June 2018
BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired at 1017 hrs, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha
Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS)announced hi tech labs at Visakhapatnam are ready for starting orientation programmes
Ministry of Defence has given a go ahead sanction for construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges in Military Stations/Cantonments/Training Establishments
China launches two Type 055 guided-missile destroyers, widely considered Asia's biggest such combat vessels, at a shipyard in Dalian, Liaoning province
To enhance efficiency and effectiveness of Defence Research establishments, Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has decided to delegate greater financial powers to various authorities.
Representatives from 50 African countries and the African Union discussed China-Africa defense and security cooperation at a forum which opened in Beijing
United States Department of Defence Lead Inspector General states that the transition of the Afghan Air Force from Mi 17 to the Black Hawks poses considerable challenges
The AAD surveillance and battle management is integrated with the IAF to facilitate joint detection of hostile aircraft and engagement
India and the US are set to hold the 2+2 Dialogue on 6 July after a long delay due to scheduling challenges where JCPOA, CAATSA & GSP will be key issues

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