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MoD UPDATES Ministry
of Defence On Fast Track New Delhi. Presenting the
first budget of the newly elected NDA government on July 10 last year, Finance
Minister Arun Jaitley, who was also holding the defence portfolio at that time,
had said that there cannot be any compromise with the defence of the country and
that modernisation of the armed forces is critical for safeguarding India’s strategic
New 'Make in India' Policy New Delhi. The present
government’s focus on making India a manufacturing hub has generated renewed interest
in indigenous manufacture of the defence equipment. Higher
FDI for Defence New Delhi. It had taken three years
for the previous government to amend the FDI policy to permit FDI in defence beyond
Defence Budget The defense budget for 2014-2015 has
raised enormous curiosity regarding the directional change that will be ushered
in by the new Finance Minister who...
The President of the United
States of America, Barack Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, is
visiting India from 25-27 January 2015. The President of India and the Prime Minister
of India welcomed...+full
As the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies that bridge the Asia-Pacific
and Indian Ocean region and reflecting our agreement that a closer partnership
between the United States and India is indispensable to ....... +full
New Delhi. President Barack Obama will visit New Delhi to attend India’s Republic
Day Parade January 26, and there are hopes on both sides that bilateral relations
would move forward, particularly in defence and nuclear fields....... +full
New Delhi. President Putin’s
summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi came at a time when there are momentous
changes taking place on the international firmament. Russia has been on the receiving
end of sanctions....... +full
The 13-year NATO combat mission in Afghanistan formally ended on December 28,
2014 with a ceremonial lowering of its green flag and a pledge by top officials
of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to partner.......
Peshawar. Taliban terrorists massacred 132
school children and nine teachers in a horrific bloodbath here December 16. Another
200 children and staff were injured, many of them seriously. The school enrolls
children for classes...... +full
Meeting in Tokyo on 1 September 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe pledged to realize the full potential of India - Japan Strategic and
Global Partnership for continuing progress and prosperity for their...+full
New Delhi. Some years ago, Boeing offered assistance
to India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in building the
much-needed wind tunnel for aerospace projects as part of the offsets for the
Aerospace manufacturing is a high technology and capital intensive industry. Its
value chain is characterized by a long project life cycle spanning R&D, engineering
design, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, repair and overhaul...+full
Washington. The revolution in military affairs has led all nations to respond
to the emerging technologies. The growing reality is that warfare is entering
the stage of Information Warfare that includes Cyber and Space initiatives...
The Directorate of Civil Defence Celebrated its 68th Raising Day on 6th December
2014 by calling on its staff, volunteers and citizens to come forward and play
a larger role in calamities – natural or man-made, as the ....+full
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
Delhi. Officer Trainees of the 2013 Batch of Indian Police Service (IPS) including
28 lady officers and 15 Officers from Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives undergoing training
along with them called on the President...+full
Delhi. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is performing the onerous
task of providing security cover to sensitive nuclear installations, airports,
seaports, important research centres including space research centres, power plants...+full
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.