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