In tune with the policy to steadily crank up military engagement with countries in the Persian Gulf, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is now headed for a five-day visit to the UAE and Oman to bolster defence cooperation.
India has signed a $2.5 billion missile deal with Israel wherein both nations will jointly develop a medium range surface-to-air missile system for Indian military.
Giving a strong push to India-Israel defence ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a mega deal for the Army worth Rs 17,000 crore to acquire the Medium Range Surface to Air Defence Missile (MR-SAM) system from Israel to protect India’s airspace from enemy aircraft and drones.
The government today granted its approval to the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Greece which allows the airlines of the two countries to fly in each other’s territory.
India’s Defence Ministry may forego the offset clause to speed up deliveries of the S-400 Russian air defence system, The Economic Times reported on Feb. 21.
Despite India expanding its military ties with the US, Europe and Israel, Russia remains New Delhi’s number one supplier of weapons with America at a distant second, according to a report on global arms trade in the last five years.
India’s airlines have ordered about 850 planes valued at about $85 billion in recent years. SpiceJet Ltd, a budget carrier, says that’s still not enough to meet demand.
A CONSENSUS is building among the armed forces and the defence ministry around the proposal to have another 4-star military officer as the Permanent Chairman
Global arms sales over the last five years reached their highest level since 1990, with India continuing to top the charts as the world’s largest defense importer, a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has found.
As India looks to cement ties with the month-old Donald Trump administration and sensitize it on a slew of concerns