Indian Defence News

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will this Saturday chair a crucial meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), a high-level body that decides on procurements for the armed forces.
The government is all set to take a call on two critical but long-delayed projects to plug operational military gaps in conventional diesel-electric submarines and anti-tank guided missiles, which together will cost well upwards of Rs 70,000 crore over the next decade or so.
India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences.
The government has kick-started the process of building four top-priority strategic railway lines along the China border — a project that had been stuck in deliberations for years for want of a political decision at the highest level.
NEW DELHI: NSA Ajit Doval on Tuesday said that while India was going to use any opportunity to develop relations with "very important" neighbour China, it would not compromise on its territorial interests and sovereignty.
For some days now, the Line of Control (LOC) between Indian Jammu and Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan seems to have been hyperactive. There is constant intense firing of small arms, artillery and heavy weapons. What is happening and why?
Taking a big step forward in the development of bigger and more powerful locally-built rocket engines, the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) on Monday successfully conducted the first ‘cold flow test’ on the CE-20 cryogenic engine, which will power the upper stage of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV-Mk III).
Reiterating its traditional policy of not using nuclear weapons first and not targeting non-nuclear weapons nations, India has offered to enter into agreements incorporating the two principles while ruling out joining the non-proliferation treaty.
India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet after a recent crash because it doesn’t want to put its pilots in harm’s way. The fighters have not flown for a week after a Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force crashed near Pune, raising questions about the safety record of the fighter.
International Defence News

The US and Japan will boost military cooperation in space to counteract China’s growing capability to shoot down satellites, a leading Japanese daily reports. The plan follows recent moves to increase space-based intelligence sharing between the states.
The Chinese government may transfer 100,000 People's Liberation Army soldiers to northwestern China's restive Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region to prevent ongoing violence from spiraling out of control, claims the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy.
Taiwan intends to build its own fleet of warships and frigates equipped with the powerful Aegis Combat System over the next 15 years, reports Hong Kong-magazine Yazhou Zhoukan.
LONDON — Lockheed Martin is setting up a production line in the UK to supply turrets for the British Army’s Scout armored vehicles program in a £618 (US $1 billion) deal announced Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — The US State Department has cleared the sale of M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition to Iraq, according to an announcement by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
TAIPEI — Taiwan serves as a “pivot point” from a geostrategic perspective and a cornerstone for Asia-Pacific regional stability, Taiwan’s Navy chief warned last week.
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