Indian Defence News

Soon after taking charge as naval chief, Vice Admiral Rabindra Kumar Dhowan identified safety as one of his priorities against the backdrop of a series of mishaps.
VISAKHAPATNAM: The annual awards function of the Eastern Fleet -- Fleet Evening 2014, which is popularly referred to as Fling and commemorates the accomplishments of the Fleet over the past year, was held at Samudrika Naval Auditorium here on Wednesday night.
Describing U.S. security engagement with India as crucial to security in the Indo-Pacific region, a U.S. official says Washington is committed to a partnership including a strong and influential India in the security realm.
The issue of evolving a mechanism to fix the 'accountability' of our national Intelligence agencies has figured prominently in the public debate generated in the run-up to the General Election.
Ahead of NATO troops downsizing their presence in Afghanistan, India has firmed up a far-reaching deal with Russia to supply arms to the troubled country under which New Delhi will pay for the military equipment that will be sourced from Moscow.
Scientists from Russia and India have begun to work on a more compact version of the BrahMos supersonic missiles, the BrahMos-M, which will be used by the Indian fifth-generation fighter.
As future combats are predicted to be 'non contact wars', India was focussing on developing robotics, underwater vehicles and unmanned systems, a top Defence official said here today.
Taking over from a predecessor who had quit midway owing to a series of mishaps, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday said the force will ensure that such accidents do not happen in future and personnel follow laid down rules without resorting to shortcuts which lead to such incidents.
Robin K. Dhowan on Thursday took over as chief of the Indian Navy nearly two months after Admiral D.K. Joshi quit the post in the wake of a series of mishaps.
International Defence News

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera has reaffirmed the nation's plan for a 2014 first flight of the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) fighter: a prototype for a future fighter to replace the Japan Air Self-Defence Force's Mitsubishi F-2.
Despite close defense ties with China, Pakistan still relies on the US to help it upgrade key defense areas. However, hostility from US lawmakers has effectively halted progress in some areas with Pakistan’s Navy particularly hard hit.
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine which has seen the Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea has primarily generated two important legal questions.
Problems with a parts supplier and the need to modify certain design features led the US Navy to announce Wednesday that the commissioning of the new nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota won’t take place at the end of May as scheduled.
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