Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammed arrives to an impressive welcome in India | Prime Minister Modi accords the visiting dignitary a warm reception at the New Delhi airport | India to host First Global Maritime Summit in April 2016, says Prime Minister Modi | Indian Navy hosts a grand 51-nation Internatinal Fleet Review (IFR) February 6 | President Pranab Mukheree took the salute from 94 ships, including 24 foreign | Prime Minister Modi, Defence Minister Parrikar and top officials from the Indian and foreign Navies attend the grand ceremony | It was a proud moment for Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan as well as the Indian Navy | Iran reportedly buying more than 100 Airbus aircraft | India marks 67th Republic Day | India Strategic conveys Republic Day greetings to all its readers and viewers | India concludes Inter Governmental agreement to buy 36 Rafale aircraft from France| Indian Prime Minister Modi announced this adding some financial negotiations were however still on | France is our original strategic partner, says Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar | French President Francois Hollande arrives in India | Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him at the Chandigarh Airport | India launches IRNSS-1E, 5th satellite of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, from Sriharikota January 20 | PSLV-C31 successfully lifted off IRNSS-1E into the orbit| Iran Complies with Nuclear Deal | US, Europe Lift Sanctions | $100b of Iranian Assets Released | India Marks 68th Army Day January 15 | Modernisation and Motivation are key hallmarks of Indian Army, says Chief of Army Staff Gen Dalbir Singh | President, Prime Minister, Defence Minister Greet the Army | Critical items including Kamov helicopters and some artillery guns to be acquired on fast track, says Gen Singh | No Foreign Secretary-level talks between India, Pakistan on Jan 15: MEA | Talks to be rescheduled in very near future | Indian Army to fast track critical requirements, says Army Chief | Reliance to set up strategic shipyard to build nuclear vessels| Terrorist Attack Aftermath: PM Modi Visits Pathankot Airbase | India Strategic wishes all its readers and viewers a Great New Year | Pakistani terrorists attack Pathankot airbase |NSG commandoes foil attack, kill all six of them | Operation Pathankot over | Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan also attacked Jan 3 | Afghan forces kill two terrorists | Prime Minister Modi lays foundation stone of HAL’s new Helicopter factory | It will make 600 helicopters beginning 2018 | HAL will also make 200+ Russian Kamov 31 helicopters | Navy successfully fires Indo-Israeli shipboard LR SAM | Japan approves $42 billion defence budget, its biggest ever | India’s first nuclear attack submarine Arihant likely to be inducted in Feb 2016 | India looks for powerful attack drones from the US | Indian Ministry of Defence makes Offset rules easier for foreign investors |
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India concludes Inter Governmental Agreement to buy 36 Rafale Aircraft from France

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MoD UPDATES MoD makes it easier to discharge offset obligations New Delhi. As if to make up for not keeping the promise of releasing a new version of Defence...
Indian Vendors to Benefit from ERV Clause in Future Defence Contracts At a time when the air is abuzz with the talk of a new defence procurement...
Private Sector in for a Decisive Role in Defence Industrial Manufacturing Paris. The Government will ensure a decisive and positive role for the private sector in building the defence industrial infrastructure....
MoD’s Agenda for the future A joke doing the rounds these days is that, be it a marriage or a new Government...
India’s Defence Budget 2015-16 New Delhi. At Rs 2,46,727 crore* ($39.80 billion), the defence budget for 2015-16 cannot be viewed as...
Ministry of Defence On Fast Track New Delhi. Presenting the first budget of the newly elected NDA government on July 10 last year...
The New 'Make in India' Policy New Delhi. The present government’s focus on making India a manufacturing hub has....
Higher FDI for Defence New Delhi. It had taken three years for the previous government to amend...
India's Defence Budget The defense budget for 2014-2015 has raised enormous curiosity regarding...
India's Budget 2014-15: Takeaway for Defence Presenting his maiden budget Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the defence portfolio, increased...
Rationalizing Industrial License Regime for Defence Industry New Delhi. Exactly a month after the new government, riding on the ‘minimum government, maximum...
A Comprehensive FDI Policy for DefenceNew Delhi. In his address to the joint session of the parliament on 9th June 2014...
Arun Jaitley takes charge as India’s Defence Minister New Delhi. Distinguished lawyer and veteran politician Arun Jaitley took charge as India’s new Defence...
Offsets: Evolution and Legal Challenges Affecting its SuccessNew Delhi. The Indian Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) has been under evolution since its first iteration in 2005 and can be best witnessed through the evolution of offsets...
Ministry of Defence: Future ProjectionsThe past couple of years have been trying times for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). From the age row involving one serving chief to the resignation of another...
Interim Defence Budget 2014-15 At `2,24,000 crore (approximately $37.333 billion, assuming exchange rate of `60 to a US dollar), the interim defence budget...
India’s Interim Defence Budget 2014-15 New Delhi. On February 17, 2014, the Finance Minister while presenting the Interim Union Budget 2014-15...
Blacklisting Policy leading MoD into Blind Alleys Three inter-linked developments in the last as many months have demonstrated yet again that MoD’s policy, such as it...
Debarment of Sellers – a Multi-dimensional Dilemma TThe strategy of the Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) to deal with corruption in defence deals is built around the pre-contract integrity pact (PCIP).
Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 – will it resuscitate defence industry in India? New Delhi. The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013 was released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD on June 01, 2013.
India Approves Major Changes in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) to Encourage Indigenous Industry New Delhi. The government has amended the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) to improve efficiency in the procurement...
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India's Nuclear Capable Arihant Submarine Successfully Test-fires First Unarmed Missile

New Delhi. India’s first nuclear powered nuclear attack submarine, Arihant, has successfully test fired a dummy missile. +full story
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Foreign Affairs»

India, UAE considering Important Agreements

New Delhi. India and UAE have excellent relations, and there are several agreements on the anvil to elevate the bilateral ties to the next level................. +full story

Abdullah bin Zayed: UAE-India relationship is a partnership committed to progress

Abu Dhabi. On the occasion of the official visit to India by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed has reflected on the deep ties that bind the UAE and India, saying that the UAE and India now have a solid platform from which to elevate their relationship to the next level. ................ +full story

Shaikh Mohammed’s Visit to India “Unique and Important”

New Delhi. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived here to a very warm welcome by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ministers and top military officials including the Chiefs of Staff of................. +full story

Key pacts on cards during UAE Crown Prince’s visit to India

New Delhi. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is paying his first State visit to India from February 10 to 12 during which more than a dozen pacts ranging from nuclear energy, oil, IT, aerospace and Railways are likely to be inked between the two sides...... +full story

India-Brunei ties can bring greater prosperity to our people and peace in the region, says Vice President

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Vice President Hamid Ansari said “the time has come for taking our partnership to a higher level in order to bring greater prosperity to our peoples and peace and stability in the region”. He was addressing the University of Brunei Darussalam, in Brunei February 3...... +full story

India enjoys close relations with Brunei and Thailand, says Vice President Hamid Ansari

New Delhi. Vice President Hamid Ansari has said India enjoys close and cordial relations with Brunei and Thailand...... +full story

Prime Minister Modi meets Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan

New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Chief Executive of Afghanistan Dr Abdullah Abdullah in New Delhi February 1..... +full story

No date yet for India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary Level Talks

New Delhi. India and Pakistan are yet to decide upon the date of foreign secretary level talks which had been put off in the wake of Pathankot airbase terror attack in India..... +full story

India-France Joint Statement on French President Francois Hollande’s State Visit to India

The State Visit of the President of the French Republic Mr. François Hollande to India and his presence as the Chief Guest at India's 67th Republic Day celebrations is a special occasion for India to warmly receive a trusted and valued friend. This is President Hollande's second State Visit to India and the fifth time that a French Head of State or Government has been invited as the Chief Guest on India's Republic Day celebrations, making France the country that has been extended this honour the highest number of times so far.... +full story

Statement by HE Mr Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic on his arrival in India

Ladies and gentlemen, this is my second trip to India since the beginning of my Presidential mandate. Today it has a special significance as I am invited for Republic Day, celebrating the Constitution of India. There is even a military parade bringing together the French and the Indian armies. This is the best symbol that can be given to the relations between France and India... +full story

PM Modi addresses India-France Business Summit

Chandigarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the India-France Business Summit in Chandigarh January 24... +full story

India Follows a Multi-Pronged Approach in West Asia, says Anil Wadhwa

New Delhi. Outlining India’s policy towards West Asia, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa said India has a ‘non prescriptive’ and ‘multi-pronged’ approach towards the West Asian countries... +full story

MoS Home Kiren Rijiju participates in Symposium on ‘Shared Values and Democracy in Asia’

Tokyo. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju participated in the Symposium on ‘Shared Values and Democracy in Asia’ in Tokyo January 19... +full story

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visits Israel

New Delhi. External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj was on two-day official visit to Israel from January 17-18... +full story

A Year of Smart Diplomacy: Milestones 2015

Path-breaking, Proactive, Pragmatic – these three P’s encapsulate the diplomatic initiatives and outreach of the Government of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015....+full story

PM Modi attends “Friends of India” event in Moscow

Moscow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi December 25 attended the “Friends of India” event, which featured performances of Indian art forms (classical and folk dances) by Russian artists. ...+full story

Indo-Pacific and Indo-Japanese Relations

With the increasing world population, diminishing resources, the rise of Asia and global power push by China, the Indo-Pacific will likely become the centre of gravity of conflict with Sea Lines of Communication (SLOCs) of,...+full story

Text of PM's statement to the Media at the joint press briefing with President of Russia

Your Excellency President Vladimir Putin, Members the Media,...+full story

PM Modi visits National Crisis Management Centre in Moscow

Moscow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited EMERCOM, the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in Moscow December 24. ... +full story

US-India Strategic Relations

Washington. Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s four-day visit to the US December 7-10 clearly indicated an upswing in bilateral defence and strategic relations, and there is going to be movement forward as Washington... +full story

What did Modi Achieve in his visit to South-East Asia?

New Delhi. Prime Minister Modi concluded his four- day successful sojourn to Malaysia and Singapore on November 24, 2015.. +full story

Saudi Arabia announces formation of 34-strong Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism

Riyadh. A joint statement by the Arab coalition forces has announced the formation of an Islamic military alliance comprising 34 countries to fight against terrorism. +full story

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s Statement in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha on her visit to Islamabad

Following is the text of the Suo Motu Statement by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on her visit to Islamabad and recent developments relating to ties between India and Pakistan: +full story

Terror attacks in Paris trigger complicated diplomacy

Paris. The terror attacks in Paris and the ballooning refugee flight from violence in and around Syria has combined to generate heightened apprehensions and political discord among Europeans. Political discord has increased not only... +full story

Paris terror attacks an attack on freedom and democracy, says French Envoy

New Delhi. The French Government is committed to its resolve to hunt down the terrorists who murdered 130 people in the heart of Paris on November 13. +full story

Media Statement by Prime Minister with Japanese Prime Minister in New Delhi

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Abe, Members of the media,...... +full story

India-US Joint Statement on Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s Visit to the US

Minister of Defense of India Manohar Parrikar made an official visit to the United States at the invitation of US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter from December 7-10, 2015 that included visits to multiple US facilities including US.... +full story

South Asia is a Microcosm of a Multicultural World, says Dr Karan Singh

New Delhi. In an apt beginning to the Ninth South Asia Conference on ‘Culture as a Factor in Regional Cooperation in South Asia’, Dr Karan Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, November 26 hailed South Asia as “a... +full story

Cultural Commons and Cultural Diversity Can Bring South Asia Together, Feel Experts

New Delhi. The two-day South Asia Conference on ‘Culture as a Factor in Regional Cooperation in South Asia’ concluded November 27 with the consensus that ‘the cultural commons and cultural diversity’ in the region could bring.... +full story

Prime Minister's Remarks at the 10th East Asia Summit

Your Excellency Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohammad Najib, ...... +full story

Opening Statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ASEAN-India Summit

Your Excellency Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohammad Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, ...... +full story

Prime Minister Modi calls on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Kuala Lumpur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Premier of the People’s Republic of China Mr Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur November 21. ...... +full story

From the Arab Spring to the Paris Fall: A Strategic Shift in the Works

Washington. When analysts and intelligence experts were highlighting the warming sun of the Arab Spring, there was much hope: democracy was in the air and the gap between Islam and the West might be closing....... +full story

China’s Central Military Commission Vice Chairman calls on Prime Minister Modi

New Delhi. Gen Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi November 17. ...... +full story

Narendra Modi calls on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Antalaya, Turkey. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey November 15....... +full story

President condemns terrorist attacks in Paris

New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris, a press statement from President’s Secretariat said November 14...... +full story

PM's statement on the terror attacks in Paris

London. I condemn the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris in the strongest terms. More than hundred people lost their lives while they were doing what they loved, or spending time with their loved ones. ...... +full story

MoS Home Kiren Rijiju offers condolences on terror attacks in Paris

New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju attended a condolence meeting at the Embassy of France in New Delhi November 16 to mourn the victims of terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. ...... +full story

India seeks strong UN action against groups attacking peacekeepers

United Nations. India has demanded that the UN take strong action against groups attacking peacekeepers who are being mandated to deal with emerging new threats and take on expanded roles...... +full story

India Africa Summit

New Delhi. The third India-Africa Forum Summit held here October-end turned out to be the largest gathering of African leaders outside the African continent, and included some 40 heads of states/Governments and Vice..... +full story

India’s Defence Ties with Africa

New Delhi. Long before their freedom from British colonialism, India and many of the African countries have engaged in close defence relationship..... +full story

India Favours Early Conclusion of Code of Conduct on South China Sea by Consensus

Kuala Lumpur. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar November 4 expressed India’s hope that all parties to the disputes in the South China Sea region will abide by the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China.... +full story

US-India Strategic Relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is effusive and enthusiastic, and naturally demonstrative to suggest that India wants good relations with foreign countries strategically and investments from them to build the manufacturing..... +full story

Modi’s leap of vision: Is India ready for a larger role?

New Delhi. At a recent international conference organised by the Assilah Forum Foundation in the eponymous picture postcard-pretty town in northern Morocco, speakers highlighted the importance of India as a key player in .... +full story

Indo-Pak Relations

If past 68 years are any indication of the direction towards which India-Pakistan relationship is heading, it would be safe to predict that it would continue to remain fragmented with both sides blaming each other for.... +full story

Mohamed bin Zayed, Modi hold talks over bilateral ties, latest regional and international developments

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, have held talks about ways to enhance.... +full story

India-UAE Joint Statement

Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi visited the United Arab Emirates from 16-17 August 2015 at the invitation of His Highness Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.... +full story

Iran deal has far-reaching potential to remake international relations

New York. The Vienna agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) acting in concert with Germany has the potential to remake international relations beyond the... +full story

Pakistan is the Epicentre of Fundamentalist Terrorism

On June 22, 2015, the Afghan Parliament was attacked by Jihadi extremists while it was in session. According to Haseeb Sediqi, a spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency... +full story

BRICS and SCO Summits

New Delhi. This is not the first time that BRICS and SCO summits have taken place together; in 2009 also they were held one after the other at Yekaterinburg in Russia. .... +full story

Indian peacekeepers facing greater risks in South Sudan

United Nations. Escalating tensions in South Sudan are bringing the civil war to the doorstep of Indian peacekeepers, putting them at increased risk while the UN is unable to broker a peace between the young nation's... +full story

Gwadar – China’s Pivot in the Indian Ocean?

Singapore. The sea is a dangerous place, getting miniaturized due to the ever-growing number of naval and merchant vessels, factors that mandate internationally cooperative efforts to maintain the peace and stability of the... +full story

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Government making all efforts for development of Border Areas, says MoS Home Kiren Rijiju

Amritsar. Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju visited Amritsar from January 31 to February 1.......... +full story

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh urges Police force to make use of latest technology

Thiruvananthapuram. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called upon the police force to make use of technology smartly and sensibly as an instrument of peace as well as a force multiplier.......... +full story

Government approves raising of 17 Indian Reserve Battalions by J&K and LWE States

New Delhi. The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the raising of 17 India Reserve Battalions (IR Bns) by Jammu & Kashmir and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected States......... +full story

Government is committed to strengthen NIA, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the Government is committed to strengthen and empower the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to help fight terrorism more effectively......... +full story

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh holds review meeting

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh January 16 held a day-long interaction with the concerned national intelligence and investigative agencies and law enforcement officers of 12 State Governments and the Union Territory of Delhi to discuss issues relating to DAESH, also known as ISIL or ISIS.......... +full story

Government approves Rs 1000 crore allocation to LWE affected states

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the State wise allocation of Additional Central Assistance (ACA) of Rs 1000 crores to 35 worst Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts in seven states........... +full story

Union Home Minister inaugurates 7th National Conference on Women in Police

Gurgaon. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Seventh National Conference on Women in Police at CRPF Academy, Kadarpur, in Gurgaon January 6........... +full story

Government approves enhancement of representation of women in CAPFs

New Delhi. With a view to enhancing representation of women in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the 33 per cent posts at Constable level for being filled up by women........... +full story

SSB has onerous task of taking friendly relations with Nepal, Bhutan to new heights, says Home Minister

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has the onerous task of taking the friendly relations with Nepal and Bhutan to new heights in the future.......... +full story

MoS Home asks IPS probationers to be ‘Flag Bearers’ of Social Change

Gurgaon. Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has encouraged young police officers to become the ‘Flag Bearers’ of social change and champions of good governance.......... +full story

PM Modi addresses Conference of Directors General of Police

Kutch, Gujarat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi December 20 delivered his address on the third and concluding day of the Conference of Directors General of Police (DGPs), at Dhordo, Kutch in Gujarat, which happened to be his home state and where he served as Chief Minister for about 13 years.......... +full story

India, Bahrain Sign Agreement on Bilateral Cooperation

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh co-chaired a delegation level meeting with Lt General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain in New Delhi December 2.......... +full story

Effective patrolling by BSF on Indo-Bangla border curbs cattle smuggling, says Home Minister

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that effective patrolling by Border Security Force (BSF) on Indo-Bangladesh border has helped decline in cattle smuggling. He was addressing the BSF Golden Jubilee Parade in New Delhi December 1.......... +full story

India, Bangladesh hold Home Secretary level talks

Dhaka. The 17th Home Secretary level talks between India and Bangladesh and meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) between the two countries were held in Dhaka November 16-17 to discuss the security and border management related issues. ......... +full story

Government Approves Signing of MoU between India, Germany on Security Cooperation

New Delhi. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Germany on Security Cooperation.......... +full story

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 6-day Visit to China

New Delhi. A delegation led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has left for Beijing on a six-day official visit to China. ......... +full story

Government declares NSCN (K) as terrorist organisation under UAPA

New Delhi. The Government has declared the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), NSCN (K), all its formations and front organisations as a terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. ......... +full story

Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls on visiting Bhutan Prime Minister

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on visiting Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay in New Delhi November 13. ......... +full story

MoS Home Inaugurates BSF Golden Jubilee Exhibition

New Delhi. Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary inaugurated the BSF Golden Jubilee Exhibition-2015 “Ek Swaranim Anubhav” at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi October 30. ......... +full story

Police Training should be in line with PM’s vision of ‘SMART’ Police, says MoS Home

New Delhi. Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary has said the training of police should be in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘SMART’ (S-Sensitive and Strict; M-Modern with Mobility; A- Alert and Accountable; R- Reliable and Responsive; T- Trained and Techno-savvy) Police. ......... +full story

BRO must maintain Transparency and Accountability in Quality Road Construction, says Rao Inderjit Singh

New Delhi. Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh has emphasised on the need for maintaining transparency and accountability in the execution of road projects by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). ......... +full story

Australian Attorney General calls on Home Minister Rajnath Singh

New Delhi. The Attorney General of Australia Mr George Brandis QC called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi October 27. ......... +full story

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates IPF, IPI

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Police Foundation (IPF) and the Indian Police Institute (IPI) by lighting the lamp here October 21. ......... +full story

Government committed to fulfill NSG’s critical needs, says Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said Government is committed to fulfill the critical needs of the National Security Guard (NSG). ......... +full story

Home Minister Restores Powers of CAPFs DGs for Posting/Transfers

New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has restored the powers of Directors General (DGs) of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles in the matters of posting/transfers of Special DGs and Additional DGs within their organisation. ......... +full story

India, Germany sign MoU on Security Cooperation

New Delhi. India and Germany have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Security Cooperation, here October 5. ......... +full story

Government bans NSCN (K) for 5 years

New Delhi. The Government has decided to declare NSCN (K) as an unlawful organisation for a period of five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. ......... +full story

BRO must incorporate latest tech to construct roads, bridges, says Parrikar

New Delhi. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has emphasized the need to incorporate the latest technologies in solving the challenges and enhancing the pace of construction of roads, bridges and tunnels in the inaccessible and far-flung border areas, which is a major problem faced by Border Roads Organisation (BRO). ......... +full story

DG Pak Rangers calls on Home Minister

New Delhi. A delegation led by the Director General, Pakistan Rangers, Maj Gen Umar Farooq Burki called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi September 11......... +full story

SMART Policing for Smart Cities in Modern India

New Delhi. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought forth the concept of SMART policing (the acronym stands for sensitive, modern, mobile, alert, accountable, reliable, responsive, techno-savvy and trained), very few had thought that it would be a concept which would give a major fillip to his pet project of smart cities and that too would be a step in galvanising India’s growth in the era. Smart cities will have their own security risks to combat and SMART policing has to be their friend indeed........ +full story

Government mulls integrated NDRF Academy

New Delhi. In order to meet the growing need for providing specialised training to National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel in a dedicated manner and ensure the synergy of providing training to them along with Fire Service and Civil Defence, the Government has decided to create an integrated NDRF Academy at Nagpur by merging National Fire Service College and National Civil Defence College, Nagpur while strengthening the existing infrastructure, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed Rajya Sabha August 12....... +full story

Government of India signs peace accord with NSCN (IM)

New Delhi. The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) successfully concluded the dialogue on Naga political issue, which has existed for six decades, and signed an agreement in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi August 3.....+full story

Combating Maoist insurgency in India

New Delhi. In the last few years of the UPA II rule, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had spoken about the Maoist violence as “The biggest threat to the Internal Security of India”....+full story

UAE to invest US$10 billion in 10 years in homeland security : US study

Abu Dhabi. The UAE is set to double its spending on homeland security from US$5.5 billion to more than US$10 billion in the next 10 years, according to a US study on security and safety resources. +full story
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Unmanned Systems

Elbit Systems Awarded Approx $200 Million Contract for Supply of Hermes 900 HFE UAS to Switzerland

Haifa, Israel. Elbit Systems Ltd (“Elbit Systems”), announced on November 26 that it was awarded an approximately $200 million contract from the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport ("DDPS"), for the supply of Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy Fuel Engine) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and an advanced ground segment for command, control and communications.

Blue Bear Promotes Autonomous Sonobuoy Deployment to Enhance ASW Operations

New Delhi. British company Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR) is promoting its autonomous sonobuoy deployment (ASD) capability that significantly enhances anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations, a Blue Bear press statement said November 3.

Thales’ Watchkeeper Achieves Another First in Aviation History

Paris La Defense. Thales October 15 announced that for the first time Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) was successfully flown alongside manned aircraft in controlled civil airspace. Watchkeeper, the only certified platform of its class able to undertake such a flight, was central to the success of the trial.

Elbit Systems awarded $78 m contract to provide UAS-based Systems

Haifa, Israel. Elbit Systems Ltd (“Elbit Systems”) announced on September 6 that it was awarded a contract from a European country to supply an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)-based cutting-edge intelligence solution. Valued at approximately $78 million, the contract will be performed over a two-year period by Elbit Systems’ ISTAR Division, established several months ago, as a result of combining Elbit Systems’ Electro-optics –Elop and UAS Divisions.

Lockheed Martin technology helps Pilots, UAS Operators stay safe

Rockville, Maryland. To help provide shared situational awareness between pilots and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators, Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system that is available to the UAS community now. It is essential for safety that UAS operators and pilots are aware of each other when UAS take to the skies.

Unmanned Aerial Systems: The Game Changer

CLAWS, the Indian Army's think tank, has just published a new book on Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons. Jointly edited by Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal amd Monika Chansoria, Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons has chapters on various facets of TNWs written by eminent nuclear analysts.

What India can Aspire for in Unmanned Systems and Cyber Warfare

The current approach to the US national security relies on technological superiority over the adversaries and not on overwhelming numbers of weaponry, as was the case during WW II

Unmanned Aerial Systems and Robots

By Major General (Retd) PK Chakravorty
As the title suggests, this is a timely presentation of what is perhaps the foremost issue in the Asia-Pacific region.

Indian Navy’s Quest to employ and equip its warships with UAVs

THE PRINCIPLES of war do not vary, but advances in technology bring about changes in warfare and employment of weapons and systems.+More Stories


Counter Terrorism and Global Learning

Terrorism is a global phenomenon, and developed and developing countries around the world have equally felt the scourge of terrorist attacks.+More Stories
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Ship Building and India's Offset Policy

Introduction: Post Kelkar Committee Recommendations, the Ministry of Defence introduced the Offset provisions in its DPP 2005 to leverage its big ticket arms acquisition to bring in FDI, Joint Venture arrangements and counter trade arrangements to boost India's indigenous defence industry capability.+More Stories

The Elusive CDS

There seems to be a renewed vigour in the discussion circles not only in and around Delhi but, the cognoscenti all over the country. For the uninitiated, the uproar is about OROP (One Rank One Pension) a very touchy subject for many. I would like to submit that there are a few who are thinking beyond OROP on ‘Enterprises of great pith and moment’. One such issue being addressed is important yet not in the public eye – the issue of the ‘Elusive’ CDS (Chief of Defence Staff).

Will Modi reform India’s higher defence management?

Former Indian Navy chief, Admiral D.K. Joshi, who had resigned in February this year after a number of accidents on naval platforms, has dwelt on the background to his unprecedented decision in an extended media interview and in the process shed much needed light on the deeply embedded institutional flaws that plague India’s higher defence management.

From Xi to Obama: Challenges for Modi

New Delhi. From the just-concluded visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon embark for the USA where, apart from his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, the focus will be on his first meeting with US President Barack Obama.

The IN Sindhurakshak tragedy: Has India learnt any lessons?

‘...I feel personally responsible for each and every one of you, as if you were my own sons and daughters. And so my only prayer is that you serve with honour and return home safely.’

The Nuclear Debate and No First Use

Nuclear weapons have never been used except in an exceptional situation. In fact the only time nuclear weapons have been used was almost at the end of Second World War when the US devastated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear strikes in order to bring an early end to the war.

Ethos of the Indian Army

An Institution is like a freshly planted sapling which has to be painstakingly cared for and nurtured before it grows into a fruit bearing tree. Its ethos is the culture and a set of values based on which it grows.

India, China strategic cooperation must for changing world

New Delhi. It is self-defeating and futile to put China always in a framework of a foe. If we want China to change for India, we too must change our perspective and de-Americanise our outlook regarding the largest neighbour, often seen as the biggest challenge too.

DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme Turns 10

New Delhi. The DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) turned 10 with the launch of DST-Lockheed IIGP-2016 alongside the New Delhi Technology Expo and Investor-Innovator Meet in New Delhi December 11.

Indian University Students Participate in C-130J Super Hercules Competition

New Delhi. Teams from five leading Indian universities recently presented design concepts supporting the disaster relief operations here as part of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge.

Air Chief inaugurates state of the art BrahMos Technical Position facility

New Delhi. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha inaugurated the state-of-the-art BrahMos Technical Position facility at the BrahMos headquarters here on Dec 9, marking induction of the land-based version of the missile.

Tobacco as Aviation Fuel!

MARBLE HALL, South Africa, Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) have announced that South African farmers will soon harvest their first crop of energy-rich tobacco plants.

Indian scientists test 1000-kg Indigenous Guided Glide Bomb

New Delhi. A 1000-kg glide bomb designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully tested Dec 18 in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast.

EGTS International and China Aviation Energy & Emissions Solutions Collaborate

Phoenix. Honeywell and Safran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Aviation Energy & Emission Solutions to evaluate the benefits of the EGTS electric taxiing system for Chinese airlines.

DRDO Tests Wheeled UAV Panchi on Maiden Flight

New Delhi. India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) claimed another success December 24 when its wheeled UAV 'Panchi' conducted a successful test flight.

Naval Aircraft Yard Marks Another Milestone

Kochi. The Naval Aircraft Yard (Kochi), one of the premier industrial establishments of the Indian Navy at Naval Base here, has added another feather to its cap by rolling out of the 50th Pegasus engine, post overhaul on 22 Dec 14.

General Atomics Awarded Initial Contract for Launch & Recovery Systems for Future John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier

San Diego, Calif. U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy.

Rockwell Collins offers modular future-proof Satcom capability

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. As SATCOM technology continues to evolve rapidly, the Rockwell Collins family of mobile CommuniCase SATCOM terminals minimises the risk of technological obsolescence with a flexible modular design.

Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap 2013

The Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap (TPCR) released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and posted on its website late last month provides a glimpse of the technologies and capabilities that the armed forces would be looking for in the near future.

India's regional aspirations

New Delhi. The fact that India is a rapidly growing global power has been repeatedly talked about in various forums for the last 7-8 years.

ITBP may get air wing to better guard China border

New Delhi. The paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards the border with China , may get an air wing to better patrol the frontier, its director general said Oct 25.
Siachen: Glacial Hopes

Defence Minister Parrikar Visits Siachen

New Delhi. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the Siachen Glacier May 22.

Prime Minister at Siachen

The Prime Minister paid a surprise visit to Siachen on Oct 23 and made it memorable for the officers and men of the Army and Air Force by interacting with them warmly.

Modi visit to Siachen: Will it be followed up by action?

New Delhi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to the Siachen Glacier on the festive occasion of Diwali (Oct 23 ) to spend time with the Indian military units that are deployed at altitudes of 22,000 feet in what is often described as the highest battlefield in the world.

Finding a Solution to Siachen

More than a week after the terrible avalanche at Gayari (in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) buried nearly 110 Pakistan Army soldiers and another 70-odd civilians, there is no sign of recovery in spite of Pakistan using every possible effort and even heavy machinery to shift the thousands of tonnes of snow that has settled above the unfortunate victims of nature’s anger. Any and every human being who can visualise the tragedy cannot remain unaffected.

Demilitarisation of Siachen

Last fortnight when Gen Kayani, the Pakistan Army chief made the statement that Pakistan was ready for demilitarisation of Siachen, peaceniks from both sides enthusiastically took up the refrain, looking at it as an opportunity to settle a major bone of contention, reduce tension and improve relations between the two countries. Shortly after, Gen Kayani again talked about resolving the Siachen issue and blamed India for hardening its stand.
Talking Points

Recognizing Taliban a mistake, says Gen Musharraf

Karachi. Former Pakistan President and Army Chief Gen Parvez Musharraf has described Pakistan’s recognition of Taliban rule in Afghanistan a mistake.
Seminars and Air Shows

Interview: Chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha
Interview Government fast-tracking Navy's submarine programmes
Army Atlantis
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