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India to achieve the $2 billion defence export target by 2019 : Parrikar

India to achieve the $2 billion defence export target by 2019 : Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said India aims to achieve the $2 billion defence export target by 2019. Stating that Vietnam is already using Indian made warships, Parrikar said at least 16-17 countries are in discussion with Indian shipyards to acquire warships from India.

Parrikar Speaks On Crucial Issues Of Procurement; Says SP Model To Be Finalised In A Month’s Time

Parrikar Speaks On Crucial Issues Of Procurement; Says SP Model To Be Finalised In A Month’s Time

Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar spoke to media on the sidelines of an event in the capital. Following are some of the highlights of his interaction on a host of issues concerning defence procurement, selection of chief of armed forces, state of OFB, OROP and other issues.

New army chief Bipin Rawat expects support from superseded generals 

New army chief Bipin Rawat expects support from superseded generals 

Army chief-designate lieutenant general Bipin Rawat expects “support and cooperation” from the two generals superseded by the government to elevate him to the top position

Former COAS Gen Dalbir Singh May Soon Be Heading For An Important Diplomatic Assignment: Sources

Former COAS Gen Dalbir Singh May Soon Be Heading For An Important Diplomatic Assignment: Sources

Gen Dalbir singh will soon be heading for an important diplomatic assignment, top government sources told DefenceAviationPost.com. “In all probability it will be a foreign assignment for him (Gen Dalbir Singh)…likely as India’s Ambassador to one of the strategic neighbour countries,” a top government official disclosed. The official refused to give any more details.

Prepared for a two front war with Pak and China but would prefer co-operation than confrontation : Gen Bipin Rawat

Prepared for a two front war with Pak and China but would prefer co-operation than confrontation : Gen Bipin Rawat

While making it clear that Indian Armed Forces were capable and prepared to go for a two front war if need arises, Gen Rawat said he prefers co-operation than confrontation. He said while we (India, Pakistan and China) may be competing with each other for space and economic development and prosperity, there are also areas of co-operation which he said should be our focus.

Successful Test Flights Of Agni-5 By DRDO

Successful Test Flights Of Agni-5 By DRDO

Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by the Defence Reasearch and Development Organisation (DRDO) at 1100hrs from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha on Monday, December 26, 2016.

India Keeping Away From CORSIA a Major Concern: IATA

India Keeping Away From CORSIA a Major Concern: IATA

Expressing disappointment over India not being part of the global pact to reduce emission in the aviation sector, global airlines grouping IATA has said it will be a “major concern” for Indian operators, but hoped that the country would join the framework in coming years.

In West Asia, a new order shaped by Russia emerges

In West Asia, a new order shaped by Russia emerges

As the evacuation of rebel-held eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo continues, a new order seems to be emerging in West Asia. The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously called for UN officials and others to play a role in observing the evacuation of people from the last rebel-held slivers of eastern Aleppo.

Heating Up of Cold War: Paradigm Shift in Players and Dimensions

Heating Up of Cold War: Paradigm Shift in Players and Dimensions

The ‘Cold war’ of 20th century has taken a Paradigm shift in 21st Century, is heating up with new players and expanding to new dimensions.

Tata Safari Storme to replace Maruti Gypsy used by Indian Army

Tata Safari Storme to replace Maruti Gypsy used by Indian Army

Tata Safari Storme GS800 4×4 will soon be replacing the decades old fleet of Maruti Gypsy that the Indian Army uses now. The contract is expected to be signed in the next couple of months.