Most roadblocks in the negotiations between France and India for the sale of 36 Rafale fighters have been addressed and the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will soon take up the matter, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said on Tuesday
Closing the deal much below the asking price, India has finalised the much-touted deal for purchase of 36 French made Rafale fighter jets at around Euros 7.8 billion or Rs 58,600 crores, sources in the know told DefenceAviationPost….
A three day Naval Commanders’ Conference is being held in the capital from 21 Apr 2016. CNS Admiral RK Dhowan will chair the conference and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar would address and interact with the Naval Commanders on the opening day….
“Both sides agreed to step up interactions…Very soon DGMO’s hotline matter will resolve, the draft is ready and China has agreed to set up a hotline between two countries for smooth and friendly talk on DGMO level,” the minister said, adding that the drafts of the agreement for establishing hotline and additional border meeting points have been exchanged.
The Indian Army displayed its operational prowess of striking deep into the enemy territory in an integrated Air-Land battle environment during an exercise, called Ex-SHATRUJEEY conducted for 5 days in the deserts of Rajasthan
The 15th Defence Services Asia Conference and Exhibition 2016 was held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from April 18th to 21st. This exhibition is amongst the top five defence exhibitions of the world that is held once in two years. India was led by its Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Subrata Saha, UYSM, YSM, VSM**.
“Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will once again strike a tough bargain for India during the ongoing three day visit of the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, a bargain that will see the country benefitng on both the economic and strategic front besides gaining immensely on the technical front
The most worrying operational void of field artillery guns to support the Indian Army in battle is finally being addressed. Companies like Kalyani Group are all geared up…..
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.