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S-400In the first meeting of 2016 held on January 11, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) took some policy decisions that will eventually get incorporated, along with other policy and procedural changes, in the much-awaited Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), now expected to be released in the next two months. The...
Location of Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Pakistan. Pic Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamer-Bhasha_DamIn early January 2016, Pakistan’s Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, emphasised his government’s commitment towards the much anticipated, controversial and delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam (DBD) project. The likelihood of Chinese assistance towards DBD was also flagged by Iqbal, who...
For the first time, India exhibited a 4+ generation fighter jet on a foreign land alongside some of the best-known names, and no one cared. The Old Media didn’t report it, the PM didn’t tweet, even the Indian Air Force kept quiet.Warning: This is a biased piece! I am...
India won't pay more than $7 billion for 36 Rafale aircraft. The French want $11 billionby Nitin GokhaleMajor differences over price has held up the much anticipated contract worth at least more than $7 billion that India was to sign with French aviation major Dassault to buy 36 Rafale...
Boeing P-8I Poseidon Maritime Surveillance of the Indian NavyIndia's recent announcement that it will deploy two of its new Boeing P-8 maritime surveillance and strike aircraft to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands could create new opportunities for enhanced cooperation with Australia and the US.The islands, which run some 800km...
Mahindra's Mine Protected VehicleMumbai: Can’t wait to get those choppers in the sky,” Anand G. Mahindra, chairman of the $17 billion Mahindra Group, tweeted on Sunday after Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd signed a statement of intent with Airbus Helicopters of Europe to make military helicopters.The deal with Airbus is...
Russian and Indian negotiators have bargained down the price for the Indo-Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA)—which is being developed from the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA. The two sides have agreed cut the price of the development from $12 billion to roughly $8 billion, saving the joint project from cancellation.Under the...
Pictured: AGNI-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - For the third year in a row, India negotiating a civil nuclear deal with Japan, did not display any of its nuclear missiles during the Republic Day ParadeNEW DELHI: For the third year in a row, India did not display any of its...
A composite picture of Indian Army's "Daredevils" & "Janbaz" stunt teams performing during Republic Day Parades in Rajpath in New DelhiNEW DELHI: 'Dare Devils', the motorcycle display team of the army's Corps of Signals, today left the audience at the Republic Day parade here spellbound by performing breathtaking and...
Bruce Reidel’s ‘JFK’s Forgotten Crisis’ Offers Startling Revelations and what-if possibilitiesFor many years there’s been a story floating around that in 1962, when the Chinese invasion was into its fourth unstoppable week, the Indian government panicked completely and wrote to the US government pleading for mind-boggling supplies of armaments...