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NEW DELHI: India have spent big from the 2011 fiscal year to the last fiscal year on the Army, Air Force and Navy for procuring arms, weapons and other defence-related systems.
Nine projects of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are behind schedule for various reasons, the Lok Sabha was told.
NEW DELHI — India and Israel agreed to jointly develop a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) system for the Indian Army to replace Russian-made air defense systems, said a source in the Indian Defence Ministry.
VICTORIA, Australia — A Boeing official said negotiations are underway with India to convert options to buy four P-8I Neptune maritime intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance aircraft into firm orders.
In a direct government-government deal without any contenders along, India is all set for a defence deal with Japan, in view of strengthening its naval power in Asia-Pacific region.
Describing the bilateral Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) as a "vehicle" for closer strategic ties, the US has once again stressed the need for India to ink the three military "foundational" pacts it has been pushing for over a decade now.
Thiruvananthapuram: India will soon have satellites with superior earth observation capability, said space agency chief AS Kiran Kumar here on Thursday.
With uncertainty looming large over the signing of multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal, finalization of the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) deal is likely to gather pace. The government had signed a joint development programme for FGFA with Russia.
The defence budget of India—the world’s largest arms importer—has more than doubled over the past decade from Rs 80,500 crore to Rs 229,000 crore for the financial year 2014-15.
World Defence News

The United Arab Emirates' International Golden Group (IGG) has acquired Finnish rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer Boomeranger Boats, it was announced on 25 February.
Despite the Ukraine crisis and increasing tensions with Russia, most Nato members are doing little to reverse the decline in their defence spending.
WASHINGTON — A senior House Democrat doubts Republicans and Democrats can bridge wide differences and pass an Islamic State war-authorization measure.
ROME — The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead UAV, its manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — A Connecticut-area man has pleaded guilty to stealing technical data on the engines for the F-22 Raptor and F-35 joint strike fighter with the intent to ship it to Iran, the FBI announced Thursday.
Minister for Defence Kevin Andrews announced today that Australia has entered into a co-operative agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence to develop an advanced maritime strike missile for the Lockheed Martin F-35A joint fighter, which is being procured by both countries.
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