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New Delhi,Jan 24 (TruthDive): India is to throw open its military,air and naval bases to the US. In return India can use the US military facilities including communication setup.
As US President Barack Obama arrived in India for an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the trip is aimed at containing China but New Delhi will not fall for it.
With India and the US all set to renew their defence framework agreement for another 10 years, defence trade between the two nations is likely to grow in leaps and bounds, US experts have said.A top US lawmaker also asserted that defence is going to be the key part of the India US strategic relationship.
Airpower has played a critical role in the conflicts that have set the Asian political scene since World War II. From the Korean War to the Vietnam Conflict to the several wars between India and Pakistan, air forces have helped tip the strategic balance in war, and frame the terms of peace.
The Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India is currently working on the development of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), a new concept in military operations, according to P. Sivakumar, Scientist `H’, Director, CVRDE.
President Barack Obama arrived in India on Sunday to be the chief guest at the country’s Republic Day parade – the first time a US president has been honoured in this way.
The first test launch of a Russian-Indian BrahMos air-launched missile from a Su-30MKI of the Indian Air Force has been scheduled for March 2015, RIA Novosti learned on Wednesday from Alexander Dergachev, deputy director of NPO Mashinostroyeniye.
In India’s strategic institutes and think-tanks, maritime analysts are sometimes faced with an uncomfortable question. “Why is it,” inquisitive observers wonder, “that the Indian Navy calls itself a blue-water navy, whereas the PLA-N – despite its vastly superior capabilities – is still ‘planning on’ attaining blue-water status?
The police arrested a 35-year-old man on Friday in Odisha, accusing him of passing military secrets to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.
International Defence News

China only spent five years developing its DF-41 solid-fueled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, which has a long enough range to strike the continental United States, according to Military Parade, a Moscow-based Russian-language website covering defense issues, on Jan. 15.
TAIPEI — As relations continue to expand between China and Taiwan since the election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, so does espionage.
TEL AVIV — Israel's Homefront Command is accelerating plans to field a national emergency response C4I network ahead of threatened retaliation by Iran and Hezbollah for last week's aerial assassination strikes in Syria.
PARIS — France will scale back by 7,500 a planned cut of 34,000 military personnel as the government announced plans to recruit security and surveillance staff to counter terrorist attacks, the president and prime minister said.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's five-year-old Air-Sea Battle concept is undergoing a major rethink as it opens its focus to incorporate input from the land services and combatant commanders, senior Joint Staff and Navy planners told Defense News on Jan. 22.
The Russian Navy's submarine force is on a roll. Four different kinds of submarines are under construction and more are coming. The country expects to lay down five new nuclear submarines in 2015.
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