Indian Defence News


 
New Delhi: The "Yudh Abhyas 2014", a combined India-US military training exercise will start from today, a Defence Ministry statement said. The "Yudh Abhyas 2014", the training exercise will continue till September 30.
 
 
 
On January 31, 2012, Dassault Aviation's Rafale won the bid to supply the Indian Air Force with 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft. The multi-billion dollar 'deal of the century' has since languished over price negotiations. Rahul Bedi explains how 'miscellaneous' factors have posed a major hurdle in negotiating the Rafale deal.
 
 
 
Some years back, global defense companies flocked to the Indian defense market in search of opportunities that could offset declining home budgets.
 
 
 
NEW DELHI: If instances of stand-offs between Indian and Chinese forces on the India-China border have increased in the past few months, it could be due to the newfound assertion on the Indian side.
 
 
 
Visakhapatnam: India has come a long way from being mere buyers of technology to a country which created its own technology with extensive scientific inputs of the indigenous origin, Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and DRDO chief Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday.
 
 
 
India is hurrying up the deployment of an advanced missile defence system to stave off threats from ballistic missiles at a time China’s arsenal is growing in sophistication and numbers.
 
 
 
One of the key items that will figure on India’s shopping list during Modi’s visit to the US later this month will be hi-tech surveillance equipment for India’s top security and intelligence agencies involved in fighting terror outfits as the two countries are expected to agree to an “unprecedented level of cooperation on dealing with terrorism”.
 
 
 
According to a report in India’s Deccan Herald, citing comments made by a senior Indian diplomat, talks for the sale of the joint Russia-India-developed BrahMos supersonic cruise missile platform to Vietnam are in an “advanced stage.”
 
 
 
France may pip its NATO ally USA by entering into joint production and co-development with India for a key defence equipment -- short range air defence missiles -- through transfer of know-how and technology, in what could boost the Modi government's goal to attain self-sufficiency in military matters.
 
 
International Defence News


 
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — The head of the US Air National Guard wants to launch a study on the path forward for the component’s fleet of C-130 transport aircraft.
 
 
 
CHIAYI CITY, TAIWAN — Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed motorway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a Chinese attack that wiped out the island’s air force bases.
 
 
 
THE HAGUE — The Netherlands is to increase defense spending after being hard-hit by global conflicts including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, King Willem-Alexander said on Tuesday.
 
 
 
MOSCOW — Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defense minister said on Tuesday.
 
 
 
OTTAWA, CANADA — Canada has sent 69 soldiers to northern Iraq to advise security forces fighting Islamist militants in the northern part of the country, the prime minister said Tuesday.
 
 
 
Two of the US Navy's four Ohio-class cruise missile submarines have been deployed to the Asia-Pacific to cruise disputed waters in the East China Sea, South China Sea and the Philippine Sea, according to the London-based Jane's Defence Review.
 
 
Defence Videos


 
This special report on India's Military Doctrine gives you an exclusive insight into the days following the attack on Parliament House by terrorists with Pakistani links and the time when India came close to launching an operation against Pakistan.
 
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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
 
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