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NEW DELHI: The new US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter will be visiting India in June and will sign the enhanced Defence Framework Agreement for the next ten years between the two countries.
This is one 'Make in India' defence project that is now finally booming. The desi howitzer, christened Dhanush, can outgun the original Swedish Bofors 155mm artillery gun in range, accuracy, reliability, angle of fire and shoot-and-scoot capabilities.
The TNIE exclusive that shows that India’s premier defence research agency DRDO has a strength of more than 50,000 temporary or casual employees who have complete access to all of its classified and research activities should ring alarm bells in the corridors of power.
New Delhi: Gorkhas in the Indian Army who want to attend to their families in earthquake-hit Nepal will be allowed to take leave, Army officials said on Monday.
In an explosive revelation, a report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on defence has stated that in case of war, the Indian Army will take “more than a day to reach” the crucial Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh due to a “critical situation” regarding border road infrastructure, while China can reach the borders within two to three hours.
The mega Rs 12,000 crore pilot project for the Indian private industry to manufacture military transport aircraft is set to get bigger with the Coast Guard adding its requirement for new patrol aircraft to the plan.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on Monday that the home-grown 155 mm x 45 mm calibre artillery howitzer -- Dhanush -- has successfully completed the rigorous winter and summer trials.
JAMMU: Deployment of troops along the Line of Control has been strengthened to thwart cross-border infiltration attempts with the snow starting to melt, a top Army commander said on Monday.
The C-17 jet has proved its worth in gold again yesterday, when it was pulled into rescue service in the aftermath of one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Nepal in the last 70 years.
World Defence News

Bolivia wants to buy 40,000 assault rifles to modernize in fantry units. Since 1979, soldiers's rifles have never been renewed. A quarter of the 40,000 new weapons will be placed in reserve while the rest will go the infantry units.
Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.
The People's Liberation Army has begun loading operational J-15 carrier-based fighter jets onto the Liaoning, China's first and only aircraft carrier, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network.
Head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergei Ryzhkov reported that American and Norwegian specialists will fly over the territory of Russia under the Treaty on Open Skies.
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (part of Russia Helicopters Holding Company) is developing the Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter designed for operation in the Arctic Region, Voenno-Promishlenniy Courier reports.
The Japanese military could expand its role and missions around the world under new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines that are expected to be released on Monday and may cause unease in China.
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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the final stages of acquiring 22 heavy-duty Apache helicopters, armed with Hellfire and Stinger missiles. The 22 AH-64 D Apache Longbow gunships will be bought in a $1.4 billion contract.
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