In an Exclusive interview to DefenceAviationPost.com, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that India wants very good relations with Pakistan. He added that the atmosphere can be still better. “I am not averse to Pakistan’s participation at India’s Defence Expo (an event where so far Pakistan has never been invited before). I don’t see a big issue in inviting or not inviting Pakistan. Traditionally they have not been invited but there is no calibrated decision specifically taken in this regard.” When asked that he could have broken the trend and extended an invite to Pakistan this time around at the DefExpo, Parrikar said, “As I said the atmosphere needs to be developed still better…I hope they continue with the steps and slightly higher level of confidence may even result into Pakistan’s participation at the DefExpo. It is not a big deal.”
India and the US on Tuesday agreed to ink the much delayed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement or LEMOA, one out of the three foundational pacts that have been hanging in air for over a decade now. LEMOA is the agreement on sharing of military logistics between India and the American forces and will facilitate support such as refuelling and berthing facilities for each other’s warships and aircrafts on a reimbursable basis.
India’s defence industry is witnessing an important chapter in its history. For the first time, the industry (including big corporates, SMEs and MSMEs) is getting an opportunity to have wide….
The Indian Industry has never been this excited before.
Ahead of his maiden visit to China on April 18, India’s defence minister Manohar Parrikar has indeed kept Chinese sensitivities in mind and followed an extremely balanced and matured approach while taking decisions during the just concluded three day visit of the US defence secretary, Ashton Carter to India….
Anupama Airy Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on the evening of April 12 and expressed satisfaction at the progress in bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries. Modi expressed hope that discussions with the framework of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative between the two countries would progress […]
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has done it again. Striking a hard bargain with the visiting US Defence Secretary, Dr Ashton Carter, Parrikar has made it possible for India to collaborate with the US and get home the technology for jet fighter engines as also for building aircraft carriers within the next one year….
India-China relations have improved and are much better than what they were two years back, defence minister tells Anupama Airy of DefenceAviationPost.com.
India and the United States have agreed to expand collaboration under the Defence Technilogy Trade Initiative (DTTI) as also the Make in India efforts of Government of India. The two sides also announced their in principle agreement to conclude a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement and to continue working toward other facilitating agreements to enhance military cooperation and technology transfer….
Carter’s visit to India comes close on heels of the unveiling of India’s new Defence Procurement and Procedures (DPP) –that lays the framework for joint co-operation and collaboration in various defence projects, a discussion is also expected to take place between the two sides on the jet engine.