Military Updates

  • February 27, 2018
    8th Indo-US defence cooperation meet held
    By Rohit Srivastava

    India and United States, on February 26, held the eighth round of Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Inter Agency Task Force meeting in New Delhi.

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    February 19, 2018
    During UPA Rafale bid saw 300% cost escalation — Sitharaman
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Reiterating the Union Government's stand on the Rafale fighter jet deal, Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, on February 18, said that during the negotiations the cost of the aircraft went three times high.

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    February 15, 2018
    Military to get new LMG, Assault and Sniper Rifles
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Another set of approvals from DAC to better equip the humble soldier for the existing and future conflicts.

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    February 10, 2018
    Chinese inducts J-20 into PLAAF
    By Rohit Srivastava

    China, on February 9, commissioned its first stealth fighter aircraft in People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), reports Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.

  • February 9, 2018
    Admiral Sunil Lanba visits Saudi Arabia
    By Rohit Srivastava

    With aim to consolidate the defence cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba visited the West Asian country on a bilateral visit from February 4 to 8, said a government statement.

  • February 8, 2018
    RM appoints panel to accelerate defence capital acquisition
    By Rohit Srivastava

    To expedite the capital acquisition for Indian armed forces, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 7, constituted a 13-member advisory body to undertake independent review and status check of critical projects.

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    February 3, 2018
    US Air Force Chief takes to sky in Tejas
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Following the footsteps of the Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, the visiting Chief of Staff of the US Air Force General David L Goldfein, on February 3, flew a sortie in Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Air Force station Jodhpur.

  • February 1, 2018
    Defence sector to get a ‘Make in India’ makeover in Union Budget 2018-19
    By Arpita Kala

    Aiming at modernising the forces, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke about the defence sector in the fiscal budget today morning. Hiked by 7.81 per cent to 2,95,511 crore from the previous year’s 2,74,114 crore...

  • January 29, 2018
    Republic Day – display of Military, Cultural and Diplomatic might
    By Rohit Srivastava

    India displayed its military might in the presence of ASEAN leaders

  • January 17, 2018
    Sitharaman takes a sortie in Su-30
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on January 17, took her maiden flight on the Indian Air Force (IAF) frontline multi-role fighter Su-30 MKI, from the Jodhpur air base. After taking charge of the ministry, Sitharaman has been visiting military bases and taking stock of the preparedness of the three services.

  • January 17, 2018
    Stealth J-20's maiden combat flight in Tibet – serious military challenge for India
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The operationalisation of Chinese stealth fighter is a grave threat to Indian security.

  • January 17, 2018
    Army to get modern rifles; now 'Make' procedure is open to Start-ups
    By Rohit Srivastava

    By approving fast track purchase of modern guns for equipping the troops at frontline, DAC has initiated the much awaited modernization of Indian soldiers and by relaxing the norms it also opened the 'Make II' procedure to startups.

  • January 15, 2018
    Modi invites Israeli investment in defence sector
    By Rohit Srivastava

    After the debacle of Spike deal, proving the skeptics wrong the two Prime Ministers display confidence in the strength and depth of the bilateral relations between India and Israel and agree to take it further into new territories.

  • January 12, 2018
    "Man behind the weapon that matters" – Army Chief Bipin Rawat

    Responding to a question of Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP Guide Publications, during the annual press conference, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat explained in detail how the army is technologically empowering and motivating its soldiers to tackle emerging threats.

  • January 9, 2018
    Defence Minister witness's naval operation
    By Rohit Srivastava

    On a two visit to western coast to witness Indian Navy's operational prowess, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on January 8, arrived at Indian Naval Base INS Hansa, Goa.

  • January 8, 2018
    Army launches compendium of problem statement and solution
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on January 8, launched compendiums of problem statements and solutions for the previously released compendium at the second edition of Army Technology Seminar which was jointly organised...

  • January 2, 2018
    India to buy missiles and precision bombs for 1,600 cr
    By Rohit Srivastava

    To add more precise fire power to Indian military, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today cleared two procurement proposals worth over 1,600 crore.

  • December 30, 2017
    First Chinese made carrier to undergo sea trial in Feb
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Come February and China will cross another milestone in its military self reliance when it will begin the sea trial of its home made Aircraft Carrier (ACC) technically known as Type 001A from Dalian Shipyard where it is being constructed.

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    December 29, 2017
    India conducts successful test of endo-atmospheric interceptor missile
    By Rohit Srivastava

    India, on December 28, successfully conducted test of indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) - anti ballistic missile interceptor.

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    December 26, 2017
    India starts Sea Guardian procurement
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Giving a major flip to Indo-US defence cooperation, India has begun the process to procure remotely piloted Predator 'B' Sea Guardian from United States.

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    December 21, 2017
    HAL gets RFP for 83 Tejas
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) last year cleared proposal for purchase of 83 LCA Mark 1 A aircrafts including 10 twin seat trainer version.

  • December 19, 2017
    Does the Government has any timeline for INS Vishal?
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Indian military acquisition is a sorry tale of delays. Indian Navy has been at the fore front of indigenisation and acquisition of assets. Although with delays, Navy, unlike the other two services, has been acquiring platforms regularly.

  • December 15, 2017
    India hosts trilateral talks with Japan and Australia
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Aiming at countering the expanding Chinese Naval power in the Indian Ocean and its belligerent behavior in the South East Asian waters, India in December held secretary level talks with Japan and Australia to discuss the existing challenges...

  • December 14, 2017
    Navy gets new shark-Kalvari
    By Rohit Srivastava

    After a hiatus of almost two decades, Indian Navy on December 14 received its first conventional submarine INS Kalvari, from the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

  • December 12, 2017
    India becomes member of Wassenaar Arrangement
    By Rohit Srivastava

    After much wait, India, during the plenary of the participating states at Vienna, becomes the 42nd member of the global dual use technology group ‘Wassenaar Arrangement’ (WA) on December 8.

  • December 5, 2017
    US asks Pakistan to redouble anti-terror efforts
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Amid stern warning of United States' intelligence chief to Pakistan - to act against its terror network, Defense Secretary General James Mattis, during his inaugural visit the country on December 4, asked Pakistan to redouble its efforts against terrorists.

  • November 30, 2017
    India–Singapore Defence agreement
    By Rohit Srivastava

    With twin objective of balancing the expanding footprints of Chinese Navy in the East Asian waters and creating a strong military base for 'Act East' policy, India and Singapore on November 29 signed India-Singapore Bilateral Agreement for Navy...

SP's MAI Issue No. 23 | December 1-15, 2017 - Military Updates