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Reiterating its traditional policy of not using nuclear weapons first and not targeting non-nuclear weapons nations, India has offered to enter into agreements incorporating the two principles while ruling out joining the non-proliferation treaty.
 
 
 
India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet after a recent crash because it doesn’t want to put its pilots in harm’s way. The fighters have not flown for a week after a Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force crashed near Pune, raising questions about the safety record of the fighter.
 
 
 
India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of more "pain" if it continued to violate a ceasefire on their disputed border in Kashmir and said it was up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of peace talks.
 
 
 
The Indian Defence Ministry — faced with a shortage of ammunition for its Russian-made T-90 tanks, coupled with an inability to produce ammunition at home — has no choice but to give in to Russian terms and purchase marked-up ammo from Moscow, an MoD source said.
 
 
 
The Radio Electronic Technologies concern provided the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAC FA) T-50 with the first batch of Himalayas electronic warfare systems.
 
 
 
In a move expected to rake in investments into the defence sector, the government on Monday allowed private defence manufacturing firms to sell equipment to state-run entities without prior approval.
 
 
 
India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in "capacity-building" of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China's strategic inroads in the region.
 
 
 
India has successfully completed the test of a new long-range subsonic cruise missile capable of hitting Chinese territory. On Oct. 17, the surface version of the Nirbhay — meaning "dauntless" or "fearless" — missile was tested at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, meeting all parameters and completing all 15 way-points.
 
 
 
With a little over a month after President Pranab Mukherjee's Vietnam visit when a defence MoU was signed the two countries are expected to conclude another defence pact when Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is in India on October 27-28 amid China's growing aggression in the region.
 
 
International Defence News


 
WASHINGTON — The US State Department has cleared the sale of M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition to Iraq, according to an announcement by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
 
 
 
TAIPEI — Taiwan serves as a “pivot point” from a geostrategic perspective and a cornerstone for Asia-Pacific regional stability, Taiwan’s Navy chief warned last week.
 
 
 
NICOSIA, CYPRUS — Cyprus on Monday accused Turkey of taking “provocative and illegal” action by sending a survey boat to an area where the Cypriot government has licensed exploratory drilling for oil and gas.
 
 
 
LONDON — Britain is reviving plans to update battlefield signals intelligence capabilities, the first of its kind since a Lockheed Martin contract to re-equip land forces was axed in 2009.
 
 
 
BAE Systems is buying the US-based commercial cyber service provider SilverSky for US $232.5 million. SilverSky expects to report sales of about $75 million this year. Most of its 5,500 customers are in the US but the company has a presence in Europe and also Asia, where it has a data center in the Philippines.
 
 
 
On Sunday night two US Air Force C-130s flew into Syria without fighter escort to deliver 27 bundles of weapons, ammunition and supplies to Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani, Syria, which has been holding out against fighters from the radical Islamic State (IS) group.
 
 
Defence Videos


 
Watch Allu Arjun's "I Am That Change" Short Film. Allu Arjun will be acting in a short film soon. He has planned to produce and act in a short film to be directed by Sukumar, on the eve of Independence Day.
 
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