Mr Anil D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group on the SC judgement

“I welcome the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court today, summarily dismissing all PILs filed on the Rafale contracts and conclusively establishing the complete falsity of the wild, baseless and politically-motivated allegations levelled against Reliance Group and me personally. We remain committed to India’s national security and to making our humble contribution towards the ‘Make […]

A soldier in the boardroom. Revisiting the DefenceIndia Excellence Awards

There are numerous unsung heroes, professionals who are doing a fantastic job, adding value not only in their chosen vocations but also giving back to the society. Startups and tech professionals have impacted the economy and generated numerous opportunities for the society at large.Within the bouquet of success stories are also about those who are […]

Barbara Bergmeier Appointed Head of Operations at AIRBUS

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Barbara Bergmeier, 50, as Head of Operations and Member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 December 2018. She succeeds André-Hubert Roussel, 53, who will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ArianeGroup, a 50-50 joint venture between Airbus and Safran, effective 1 January 2019. “I am happy that Barbara Bergmeier […]

HAL’s Subsidiary (NAeL) Delivers Helicopter Structures Giving Boost to ALH Production

The HAL’s Helicopter Division in Bengaluru received the first batch of helicopter structures and sub-assemblies manufactured by HAL subsidiary Naini Aerospace Limited (NAeL), Prayagraj for Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv). The ‘Certificate of Conformity’ of sub-assemblies and bottom structure assembly was formally handed over yesterday at a function in Naini. Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL had […]

Defence Minister says strengthening defence ties between India, Singapore & their commitment to further initiatives will promote stability in ASEAN region

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman has said that deepening defence ties between India and Singapore and their commitment to further initiatives will promote stability in ASEAN region. Speaking at the press meet on concluding day of 3rd India-Singapore Defence Minister dialogue in Visakhapatnam yesterday, Ms Sitaraman reaffirmed India’s belief that disputes should be resolved through peaceful […]

Russia’s Igla Wins $1.5Bln Tender for Air Defence Systems in India – Sources

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and its man-portable air defence system Igla won a tender in India to deliver $1.5 billion worth of short-range air defence systems, a source in the cooperation industry told Sputnik on Tuesday. There have been no comments from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) on this issue so far. […]

Rafale contract for India: clarifications by Dassault Aviation

Within the framework of the September 2016 Inter-Government Agreement between France and India, Dassault Aviation has sold 36 Rafale aircraft to India. Within the framework of the September 2016 Inter-Government Agreement between France and India, Dassault Aviation has sold 36 Rafale aircraft to India. In compliance with the Indian regulations (Defence Procurement Procedure) and as […]

US slams China’s ‘opaque’ chequebook diplomacy, trade practices

PTI/AFP US Vice President Mike Pence pilloried China’s “opaque” chequebook diplomacy in a combative speech Saturday, taking aim at Beijing’s business practices and warning trade tariffs would remain in place. US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage at the APEC regional summit, with experts warning the spat could be catastrophic for the global […]