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 […]

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 […]

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 […]