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During President Macron’s visit, India and France inked 14 key agreements in strategic areas of security, nuclear energy, and protection of classified information, while companies from both countries signed contracts worth $16 billion
With a trade corridor that flouts India’s sovereignty in full swing and wounds of Doklam still fresh, former Army Chief General V.P. Malik and former Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major interpret the Sino advances on Indo turf
Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Chief of the Naval Staff visited USA on a bilateral visit from March 19 to 23, 2018. The visit aimed to consolidate cooperation between the Armed Forces of both India and USA and also to explore new avenues of defence cooperation.
Post being anointed President for life, Xi Jinping told 3,000 legislators of the Chinese Parliament on March 20, 2018, “The Chinese people have been indomitable and persistent.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has underlined the need for revitalising defence PSUs and ordnance factories for meeting the ammunition needs of India’s defence forces.
Despite the humiliating defeat in 1962 of the Indian Army at the hands of the People’s Liberation Army, the focus thereafter of not only the Indian Army but also of the Indian Air Force (IAF), remained concentrated on the Indo-Pakistan border.
In October 2017, media reports confirmed the government seven-point strategy as prelude to India’s strategic plan for using AI (artificial intelligence), covering issues like developing methods for human machine interactions...
Under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s larger vision of pushing ‘Make in India’, the Ministry of Defence has taken multiple measures to promote indigenisation in the defence industry.
Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre recently inaugurated the new building of National Institute of Defence Estates Management (NIDEM) in Delhi.
At a time when India is making efforts to reduce its defence import bill and develop defence manufacturing through ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) figures shared by the government shows little interest of the world in Indian defence sector.
Rear Admiral Puneet Chadha, VSM took over charge as the Deputy Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
BrahMos, the formidable supersonic cruise missile with indigenous seeker was successfully flight tested at 0842 hrs on March 22 at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
While the process for selection of a new FRA is underway, there is trepidation amongst IAF circles about the budgetary deprivation the defence services are afflicted with
On March 29, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched GSLV Mk-II (GSLV-F08); carrying the 2,140 kg communication GSAT-6A, it took off from Sriharikota and some 17 minutes later the three-stage rocket injected the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit.
The President of India and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President’s Standard to 51 Squadron and President’s Colours to 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force in a ceremonial parade at Air Force Station Halwara...
Air Marshal R.K.S. Shera AVSM VSM took over as Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance of Indian Air Force on March 1, 2018. He was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering Electronics Branch of Indian Air Force on January 5, 1981.
India has finalised its acquisition of the last available Boeing C-17A Globemaster III strategic airlifter.
In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and following the announcement of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crowne Prince, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers...
Rear Admiral Anil Kumar Saxena, NM (Retd) has taken over as Director (Shipbuilding) of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai with effect from March 21, 2018. Prior to this he was Director General (Naval Design), Naval HQ, New Delhi.
The Government owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited recorded a turnover of over 18,000 crore (provisional and unaudited) for the year ending March 31, 2018, (corresponding figure for the previous year was 17,605 crore).
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has achieved the landmark turnover of more than 10,000 crore (Provisional & Unaudited) during FY 2017-18...
Best actress winner Frances McDormand has been reunited with her Oscar after it was stolen from her table inside the Governors Ball, the official Oscars after-party.
A group of thieves stole $5 million in cash, which had been due to travel from Brazil to Switzerland aboard a Lufthansa jet, at a large freight airport near Sao Paulo, police said.
Uttar Pradesh Police detained two tourists, including a foreign national for allegedly flying a drone camera near the Taj Mahal on March 5, 2018.