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Almost a year since issue of RFI and responses, with Boeing F 15 EX vying to enter the fray, delays can be anticipated in the IAF 114 MMRCA competition with CDS calling for staggered procurement
Ministry of Defence Press Release on 17 February indicated that Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy is visiting Myanmar from 17 to 20 February 2020.
This will contribute to India’s military goal to update its capability while further enhancing greater interoperability between India, the U.S., and other allies.
Three different missile defence systems, Indian, Russian and the U.S./Norway which are not inter-operable may create gaps in Delhi that could be exploited by potential adversaries
Chinese view on India-Russia and Indo-U.S Relation in Background of Russian Intention of Supplying S400 Air Defence Missile System to India.
Department of Military Affairs (DMA) with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as Secretary was created to facilitate optimal utilization of resources and promote jointness among the three Services
To bring about jointness in operation, logistics, transport, training, support services, communications, repairs and maintenance, etc of the three Services a key role
The need to prioritise butter vis a vis guns as the popular proverb goes has led to only nominal increase in the outlay for defence for 2020-21.
For enhancing capital budget to the forces, manpower reduction is a bitter pill which the services, the central police and political leadership may find difficult to accept yet inevitable in the long run.
Holding of the Def Expo 2020 in Lucknow the capital of the North Indian state of UP is expected to attract foreign and Indian defence majors to the industrial corridor in the State.
With low growth of 5.81 % from last years budget estimates counting inflation [CPI 3.3-3.7] and foreign currency fluctuations there are portends of negative growth.
Biggest ever DefExpo in Lucknow Claims Ministry of Defence, Expo theme ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’.
Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Defends Presence of Indian Heptrs, opposition parties claimed it infringement, danger to Maldivian independence.
Indian Navy Operation Sankalp and Rescue Activities to establish presence, reassurance to Indian merchants, respond to any emergent crises.
All Round Defence Strategic Capability Demo mix of indigenous, high tech imported platforms, ASAT marked demonstration of India’s capabilities at Republic Day Parade.
A Paper by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reveals that China is the second-largest arms producer in the world, behind the United States but ahead of Russia.
K4 submarine-launched ballistic missile off coast of Visakhapatnam for the second time in a week from a submerged pontoon
To encourage greater collaboration between the respective defence industrial bases, including through the consolidation of the Joint Working Group on Defence Industrial Cooperation
Defence Acquisition Council approved electronic warfare systems,prototype testing of DRDO-designed trawl assemblies for T-72, T-90 tanks.
Indian Navy Project 15 B to be be armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and next-generation Barak surface-to air missile systems.
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