Indian Defence News


 
Aug. 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate a joint command of apex security agencies at a facility in Gurgaon shortly before marking the sixth year of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.
 
 
 
The first Scorpene submarine, to be named INS Kalvari post-commissioning, is almost ready and will go on trial within a year, following which it will be inducted into the Navy in 2016.
 
 
 
More than three months after he took charge of the Defence Ministry, Arun Jaitley is set to have his first major meeting on defence modernisation with several critical deals and contentious policy issues likely to be discussed at a defence acquisition committee (DAC) on Friday.
 
 
 
India is planning to deploy the MiG-29K naval combat aircraft in Vishakhapatnam to strengthen the security of the country's eastern coast.
 
 
 
New Delhi: The Defence Ministry will decide the fate of the controversial Rs 6,000 crore deal to procure 197 light choppers which has been on hold due to an ongoing CBI probe into charges that a Brigadier had sought bribe from AgustaWestland to help it bag the contract.
 
 
 
The India-Russia relationship seems to have reached a plateau over the past few months, but now it is time for India to spare a thought for its tried, tested and trusted old friend Russia.
 
 
 
Switzerland based Pilatus Aircraft Limited and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have signed an agreement for manufacture and supply of Pilatus PC-12 "Green Aircraft" aerostructures at TASL facility in Hyderabad.
 
 
 
India and Vietnam are likely to sign a defence agreement, under which Vietnamese pilots will be trained to operate Russian-built Sukhoi fighters, sources in the Indian Defence Ministry told RIR.
 
 
 
New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is visiting the Mumbai-based Mazgaon Docks Ltd today to review the status of the Scorpene Submarine, under production there.
 
 
International Defence News


 
BRUSSELS — NATO is preparing a rapid response to the Ukraine crisis that would allow it to deploy troops swiftly to reinforce eastern Europe and dissuade Russia from further destabilising the region, the alliance chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday.
 
 
 
A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C crashed at about 9 a.m. in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The pilot’s status is unknown.
 
 
 
WASHINGTON — US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.
 
 
 
WASHINGTON — The US Air Force could award the contract for its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program as early as next week, sources tell Defense News.
 
 
 
DUBAI — Militants with the Islamic State (IS) are increasingly relying on terror tactics and suicide squads, and the method was key in their recent capture of one of Syria’s largest air bases, experts say.
 
 
 
WASHINGTON — Pressure from the opposite end of Pennsylvania Avenue is mounting on President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval before launching military strikes inside Syria.
 
 
Defence Videos


 
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A short video of INS Vikramaditya made by the INDIAN Navy. The aircraft carrier has ushered in an era of hi-technology and some serious military power projection for the Indian Navy. Thanks to : Raj Vardhan
 
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