Statement from Reliance Defence

A Reliance Defence Spokesperson said “the purported email being referred to by the Congress Party is regarding the discussion between Airbus and Reliance Defence, pertinent to Civil & Defence Helicopter Programs under the ‘Make in India’ program.   Discussions on the proposed MoU were clearly held with reference to cooperation between Airbus Helicopter and Reliance.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]