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India to pitch for export of its missiles and weapon systems in global markets, Manohar Parrikar

India to pitch for export of its missiles and weapon systems in global markets, Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India will pitch for the sale of state-of-the-art indigenously built missile and weapons systems in the global market to earn foreign exchange as the country was emerging as a global defence manufacturing hub.

After Rafale, France offers more defence equipment to India

After Rafale, France offers more defence equipment to India

After his meeting with PM Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said defence is an important area and that he shared with his concerns about terrorism and how India and France are together in fighting it.

Army Firepower Stimulus To Augment New Age Solutions From Industry and Academia

Army Firepower Stimulus To Augment New Age Solutions From Industry and Academia

January 9, 2017, for the first time, saw a blend of industry and academia at the Army’s “firepower show” conducted at the Artillery School, Deolali in Maharashtra. This convergence brought together a large section of India’s defence industry including leaders like the Larsen & Toubro, Tata’s, Bharat Forge and others along with various mid-segment industry groups, SMEs and MSMEs as also representatives of leading academic institutions including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and other academic organisations from across the country.

If seniority, date of birth was the only criteria, we should leave it to the computer to select the service chief, why follow a cabinet process : Parrikar

If seniority, date of birth was the only criteria, we should leave it to the computer to select the service chief, why follow a cabinet process : Parrikar

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday that there has been no violation in any rule over the selection of chief of Indian army. Stating that the government has not violated any rules of selection process, Parrikar said selection of Chief of Armed Forces is the prerogative of Government.
“If seniority, date of birth was the only criteria, we should have left it to the computer to select the service chief…why follow a cabinet process,” he added.

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.

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.

Peoples Liberation Army’s Strategic Support Force (PLA SSF) – The Game Changer

Peoples Liberation Army’s Strategic Support Force (PLA SSF) – The Game Changer

Chinese Peoples Liberation Army is raising a Strategic Support Force. This force is likely to be the game changer in future wars.
The creative may include China’s rocket being launched, a picture of PLA soldiers sitting in front of computer terminals and pictures of sensors placed on the border with India.

India Designated As A “Major Defense Partner” of the US During Ashton Carter’s Visit

India Designated As A “Major Defense Partner” of the US During Ashton Carter’s Visit

This special status is unique to India and institutionalizes the progress made to facilitate defense trade and technology sharing with India to a level at par with that of the United States’ closest allies and partners, and ensures enduring cooperation into the future.

Opinion Piece: Battle For the Mind- China’s Psychological Operations

Opinion Piece: Battle For the Mind- China’s Psychological Operations

China aims to win the battle for adversary’s mind by Psychological Warfare even before the battle is joined. She does it in continuum during peace and war. India needs to get her act together on this aspect.

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