Indian Defence News

The Indian Army has completed trials for two 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer systems and is preparing a report for the Ministry of Defence.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has exercised its options for a further six Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft under a USD564.7 million contract modification announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 18 July.
The battle for energy resources in South China Sea and Indian Ocean is persuading India and China to develop their naval arsenals that have a prominent nuclear dimension.
On July 12tht the Indian Navy received the first (INS Kamorta) of three Indian made corvettes. These are the first locally built modern surface warships for India. The Kamortas are 3,100 ton ships that are 109 meters (355 feet) long and have a top speed of 59 kilometers an hour.
NEW DELHI: The proposal submitted by French firm Dassault Aviation in the multi-billion dollar combat aircarft deal for Transfer of Technology has been found to be fully compliant to the requirements specified in the tender, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Russian-Indian international naval drills Indra-2014 ended in Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok. “Russian and Indian naval sailors fulfilled all tasks completely,” head of the press service of the Russian Pacific Fleet Captain First Rank Roman Martov told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
Beijing, China: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh.
WASHINGTON - The China-India border dispute has cast a shadow on bilateral relations for decades. Memories of the war it provoked in 1962 continue to influence Indian strategic thinking vis-a-vis China.
CHENNAI: Inching closer to the red planet, India's ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for September 24.
International Defence News

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA — Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite said Tuesday the European Union was compromising its values to protect trade ties with Russia, pointing to a French warship agreement with Moscow.
The European Commission will shortly begin work on defense sector sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said.
Russian statements expressing skepticism that the US can produce satellite images showing a surface-to-air missile shooting down the Malaysia Airlines jet on July 17 shows “desperation” on Russia's part, the top Air Force space official said today.
WASHINGTON — The outgoing head of the US Air Force Space Command said the time is right for a new rocket engine to be developed in the United States, regardless of whether current engine sales are cut off by Russia.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2).
AUSTRALIA and Japan have become partners in a “special relationship” that will see both countries join with the US in a powerful military alliance aimed at curbing China’s influence in the region.
Defence Videos

A short video of INS Vikramaditya made by the INDIAN Navy. The aircraft carrier has ushered in an era of hi-technology and some serious military power projection for the Indian Navy. Thanks to : Raj Vardhan
IAF 2014 New Dassault Rafale Fighter Jets - A deal worth $20bn between India and France. With full Transfer of Technology, this fighter plane will soon join the Indian Air Force.

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