India marks 85th Indian Air Force Day। Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa says IAF working towards ‘Technology Intensive’ capability। For the first time, indigenous LCA Tejas takes part in IAF Day Flypast । IAF will issue RFI for 114 single engine combat aircraft within two weeks or so । RFI will go to Lockheed Martin for F 16 and Saab for Gripen for their latest variants । IAF aims to get 18 aircraft in 4-5 years, and 96 more in progressive manufacture from then onwards । Capability will be the first parametre for selecting the aircraft, and then the price । The selected aircraft will have more capabilities than those specified in the 2007 RfP for MMRCA । 18 aircraft will । IAF will consider General Atomics’ Predator C Avenger if offered by US Government। But, says Air Chief BS Dhanoa, no RFI or RFP issued yet by IAF yet। Government approves partial disinvestment in HAL। HAL initiates process for 10 percent disinvestment through Initial Public Offer (IPO)। Indian Army destroys NSCN (K) camps on Indo-Myanmar borders.। India says No to Troops Deployment in Afghanistan। India, US Entering a New Phase in Strategic Defence Partnership, says Nirmala Sitharaman। Mattis describes India as a Major Pillar of Regional Stability and Security। German Chancellor Wins 4th Term। First Scorpene submarine delivered to Navy। Named Kalvari, after India’s first Foxtrot class submarine, it will formally be commissioned very soon। India’s legend, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh passes away।
October 20, 2017
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Bahraini King praises Malaysia’s role in counter-terrorism and extremism

Published: July 2017

MANAMA. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has praised Malaysia’s role in maintaining regional and international security and stability and its role within the Islamic coalition in counter-terrorism and extremism reports Emirates News Agency WAM.

In his meeting with visiting Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, the King highlighted the strength of Bahraini-Malaysian relations and military and defence cooperation.

According to Bahrain News Agency, BNA, The Bahraini King extended regards to Malaysian monarch and Premier and to the Malaysian people, wishing more advancement and well-being.

The King welcomed the outcomes of the talks he held with the Malaysian leadership during his recent visit, which have contributed to boosting bilateral relations and cooperation in various areas.

The Malaysian Defence Minister lauded the royal efforts to promote the Bahraini-Malaysian relations, stressing his country’s keenness to expand cooperation at military and defence level.




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