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The Indian Air Force has selected Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited (TAAL) for the life cycle upgradation of the MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the Times Of India reported Today.
India is not planning to cancel the deal on purchasing French Rafale jets despite earlier media reports that it would do so if France refuses to deliver Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, a high-ranking source in Indian Defense Ministry told Sputnik Thursday.
India will export its first defence equipment, a warship to Mauritius, in December. The off-shore patrol vehicle developed by the State-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), is currently undergoing sea trials.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India in December for the 15th annual India-Russia Summit. This will be his 11th summit with the Indian leadership since he signed the strategic partnership with Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000. Between 2008 and 2011, Russia was represented by Dmitry Medvedev.
After the success of three consecutive developmental tests, India is readying to carry out first user trial of surface-to-surface nuclear tipped intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) Agni-IV from a defence base off the Odisha coast early next week.
Russia signed a contract to provide S-400 surface-to-air missiles worth US$3 billion to China after years of negotiations, a senior official from the Russian defense industries told Vedomosti, a Russian-language newspaper based in Moscow on Nov. 26.
Boeing's P-8A Poseidon has been a part of the US Navy for a year this month. The converted airliner brings the latest in anti-submarine capabilities, reaching greater altitude and speed than its predecessor (without the nausea factor for its crew).
Defending its submarine's docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military today termed "utterly groundless" reports that it is setting up 18 naval bases in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and several other places in the western and southern Indian Ocean.
Even as the trials of a series of Akash missiles conducted recently were claimed to be a success, two of the nine rounds had, in fact, failed much to the embarrassment of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) that had developed the weapon system.
International Defence News

China's defence ministry said Thursday that the country has no military bases overseas, despite speculation that its armed forces seek to eventually establish facilities abroad.
A UK test team including personnel from BAE Systems, has successfully completed initial aircraft handling trials for ASRAAM and Paveway IV weapons on the F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, United States.
The Royal Air Force has officially taken delivery of the new A400M transport aircraft from Airbus, part of an international defence programme that secures thousands of British jobs.
The U.S. plans to deploy tanks in eastern Europe to reassure Nato allies fearful of Russian aggression, a top American general has said
Although the two countries have sought to improve relations and find common ground over a daunting range of disagreements relating to everything from borders to Japanese actions during World War II, not much concrete progress has actually been made towards improving ties.
On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army unceremoniously stood up a new headquarters—the 1st Special Forces Command—at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The division-level unit brings together more than 15,000 Green Berets and other special troops in a single new organization.
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