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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Putin arrives in Singapore

SINGAPORE, November 13. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Singapore on a three-day visit, during which he is scheduled to hold talks with Singapore’s leadership, take part in two summits and talk to his foreign colleagues. The Kremlin press service earlier said the Russia-Singapore high-level talks would be held on Tuesday. The Russia-Association […]

Goa Shipyard should explore artificial intelligence to build warships: Defence ministry

Newton Sequeira | TNN | Nov 13, 2018, 20:51 IST VASCO: While lauding the Goa Shipyard Limited’s performance in exporting warships to friendly nations, the ministry of defence urged the defence public sector shipyard to focus on artificial intelligence driven technologies for shipbuilding. Secretary for defence production at ministry of defence, Ajay Kumar arrived on […]

Naveen Patnaik govt pitches Odisha as potential hub for defence production, offers fiscal incentives

In the policy, the government places special incentives for units that will be set up in industrially backward districts, such as Kalahandi, Bolangir, Koraput and Malkangiri, among others. Units are also encouraged to employ people “domiciled in Odisha”. The BJD government for the first time on Tuesday tried to pitch Odisha as a potential defence […]

China showcases new laser defence weapon system capable of intercepting aerial targets

The system, demonstrated at an air show in the southern Guangdong province’s Zhuhai city, could be easily deployed on the Tibetan plateau bordering India and at the islands in the disputed South China Sea, state-run Global Times reported. China has demonstrated a new laser defence weapon system which could intercept many kinds of aerial targets […]