Can’t pressure Dassault to share offset partner details: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

PTI Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said India cannot put pressure on French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation to share details of offset partners related to the Rafale deal just because the Opposition wanted to know the same. Dassault, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the Rafale fighter jet deal, is obliged to share details […]

India wishes to purchase Seahawk helicopters from US

PTI India has sought from the US 24 multi-role MH-60 ‘Romeo’ anti-submarine helicopters for its Navy at an estimated cost of $2 billion, according to defence industry sources. The deal is likely to be finalised in a few months. US vice-president Mike Pence met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Singapore on the sidelines of a […]

HAL Management Academy Launches a Unique AICTE Approved PGDAM

HAL Management Academy (HMA) has launched, an AICTE approved 15 month, full time Post Graduation Diploma in Aviation Management (PGDAM) at its sprawling new campus here today. The program was inaugurated by Mr. V.M. Chamola, Director (HR). “With this, HAL has opened doors for both HAL and the outside world to create specifically trained human […]

Technology is Changing Diplomacy

The world has changed more rapidly over the last 35 years than over the last 350 years. These changes ultimately permeated the world of diplomacy. Diplomacy originated from the deep belly of darkness we call “the dawn of history,” when the stage was set to forgo unprofitable squabbles over land and commerce. Key components of […]

North Korea Tests New Weapon Amid Stalled Nuclear Diplomacy

North Korea tests ‘newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon’ amid stalled diplomatic efforts. (In this undated photo released Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, listens to a military official as he inspects a weapon testing at the Academy of National Defense Science, North Korea. Kim observed […]

India, Russia support Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process: Deputy NSA

PTI India and Russia support the Afghan government’s efforts towards the realisation of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran said Wednesday. His remarks come days after India in a “non-official” capacity attended a meet in Moscow where Taliban representatives were also present. Delivering the keynote address at the second […]

Why India badly needed S-400 air defence systems and how is it a ‘gamechanger’ in true sense

Despite the threats of sanctions looming large, India went ahead with the S-400 deal with Russia and inked the pact to procure the air defence systems during Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi in October. The S-400 Triumph missile defense system is a significant strategic upgrade in India’s military hardware. In fact India badly needed […]

Sino-Indian secretaries discuss setting up defence hotlines

Indian Army had been maintaining that hotline should be set up between its DGMO and its equivalent in the People’s Liberation Army. New Delhi: Indian and Chinese defence secretaries met in the Capital on Tuesday to discuss setting up of hotlines between the central and regional military headquarters of the two countries. Beijing’s intransigence to […]

Top India, China officials hold defence, security dialogue, agree to step up military exchanges

PTI BEIJING: Top officials of India and China held the ninth Annual Defence and Security Dialogue here after a one-year gap due to the Doklam standoff, as both countries agreed to enhance military exchanges and interactions. The dialogue on November 13 was held between the two defence delegations headed by Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and […]