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SAAB eyes naval aircraft deal post LCA-Navy failure

SAAB eyes naval aircraft deal post LCA-Navy failure

Swedish defence firm SAAB, which has already fighting Lockheed Martin to bag the orders from the Indian Air Force (IAF) for a single-engine fighter aircraft, has also expressed interest to supply the Indian Navy with an aircraft capable of taking off from carriers. The navy is looking for an aircraft after the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) naval variant failed to meet its expectations.

Co-ordinated Ops of Su-30s, Jaguars, IL 78 (AAR), MiG 29Ks INS Vikramaditya At TROPEX-2017

Co-ordinated Ops of Su-30s, Jaguars, IL 78 (AAR), MiG 29Ks INS Vikramaditya At TROPEX-2017

TROPEX 17 assumes special significance in the backdrop of the current security scenario, being aimed at testing combat readiness of the combined fleets of the Indian Navy, and the assets of the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard. It will also strengthen inter-operability and joint operations in a complex environment.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar forms committee to make promotion system fair, transparent

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar forms committee to make promotion system fair, transparent

Against the backdrop of controversies surrounding promotions in the Army, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has formed a high-level committee

Parrikar Constitutes An Internal Committee To Analyse Recommendations Of Shekatkar Panel

Parrikar Constitutes An Internal Committee To Analyse Recommendations Of Shekatkar Panel

An internal committee has been constituted within the Defence Ministry to analyse the recommendations made by the Shekatkar panel in its report, submitted to the defence minister Manohar Parrikar on December 21. This internal committee of the ministry will identify the recommendations to be accepted and to frame the key action points as well as a roadmap for their implementation.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Israel sometimes In June-July this year to stregthen  bilateral ties

PM Narendra Modi to visit Israel sometimes In June-July this year to stregthen bilateral ties

As India and Israel celebrate 25 years of bilateral diplomatic ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit India’s major defence partner–Israel this year to further strengthen the existing bilateral ties between the two nations.

India’s Defence Budget Up 6%, Higher Capital Allocation Cheers Defence Industry

India’s Defence Budget Up 6%, Higher Capital Allocation Cheers Defence Industry

A move that cheered the defence industry on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget proposals for 2017-18 increased the defence budget allocation to Rs 2,74,114.12 crore, a 5.6% increase over the revised estimates of the present year. This exclude Defence pension that is not part of this allocation. Significantly, this shows that India’s defence […]

Whatever be the results of Goa elections, Manohar Parrikar to continue as India’s defence minister : Sources

Whatever be the results of Goa elections, Manohar Parrikar to continue as India’s defence minister : Sources

While it may be a bit early to predict as to who becomes the chief minister of Goa if BJP returns to power but what is becoming apparent is that Manohar Parrikar will not be relived from her s present role and will continue as India’s defence minister.

Meet Lt Gen Subrata Saha, DCOAS (P&S). He didn’t just coin the phrase of “Winning Indian Wars With Indian Solutions” but has also set a roadmap to do so

Meet Lt Gen Subrata Saha, DCOAS (P&S). He didn’t just coin the phrase of “Winning Indian Wars With Indian Solutions” but has also set a roadmap to do so

Why The Emphasis On Winning Indian Wars with Indian solutions. “We are fighting a proxy war whose intensity, complexity and dimensions are increasing,” Gen Saha said, adding that future wars are envisaged to be hybrid. He said that while the Line of Actual Control is a different confrontation, the Line of Control is a 24×7 and 365 days eyeball to eyeball contact configuration with adversary. “These are typically Indian battlefield conditions which require Indian solutions. Adaptations are not best solutions,” he explained.

India and UAE Ink Strategic Defence Co-operation pact

India and UAE Ink Strategic Defence Co-operation pact

  The Ministries of Defence of India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) inked an agreement on cooperation in the field of Defence manufacturing and technology.This pact is one of the 14 key Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) inked between India and UAE on various fronts including defence, trade, maritime cooperation, energy, IT and others. The MoU aims to […]

Shed the flab, reduce wasteful expenditure, modernise combat forces, says the Shekatkar expert committee report

Shed the flab, reduce wasteful expenditure, modernise combat forces, says the Shekatkar expert committee report

A 4-star chief of defence staff (CDS) as the chief military adviser to the defence minister, devising an integrated war approach by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, financial management reforms and doing away with the multi-layered system of according financial clearances (first within the finance division of MoD and then at the finance ministry), effective utilisation of resources and roll on of unused funds are some of the proposals of the Lt Gen DB Shekatkar expert committee.