Indian Defence News

CHENNAI: Inching closer to the red planet, India's ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for September 24.
NEW DELHI: After a low profile observance for the past 10 years, India’s victory in the Kargil War of 1999 during the previous NDA rule under Atal Bihari Vajpayee has regained its prime place in military celebration under the Narendra Modi Government.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to reduce import dependence in defence equipment, India’s likely defence outlay is estimated at $248 billion over the next 10 years, according to the report.
Facing sharp questions on Capitol Hill regarding prospects for reinvigorating ties with India, U.S. administration officials painted a mixed picture of hope, pinned on the new Indian government’s pro-business outlook, and frustration, in certain policy areas such as civil nuclear energy, where progress has ground to a complete halt.
The Sukhoi-30MKI fleet of the Indian Air Force has been encountering mid-air engine failures for the past two years. India has officially flagged the matter to Russia seeking a correction.
Islamabad: New Delhi's rationale for increasing the defence budget is "consistent with the shift in the Indian government's ideology to more nationalistic elements under Prime Minister Narendra Modi", said a Pakistani daily Monday.
The Indian Navy has come under fire from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). The national auditor criticised the navy for wasteful expenditure worth over Rs 40 crore on three counts.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday cleared ₹34,260 crore worth projects, including those stuck under the UPA regime, at the first meeting of the Defence Acquisitions Council after the new government came into power.
NEW DELHI — India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark-1, already 20 years late, likely will miss its final operational clearance (FOC) deadline set for the end of 2014, an Indian Air Force source said.
International Defence News

BEIJING — Beijing has defended its dispatch of a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, near where Chinese vessels are taking part in a US-led naval exercise for the first time, reports said Monday.
London calls for sanctions against the Russian defence sector. Bloomberg says it citing a source close to the UK prime minister, reports.
SEOUL: North Korea's top military body today defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defence, and said South Korean and US charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical.
The United States and Japan are in the early stages of integrating their space programs to prevent China from stalking their satellites, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek article.
ANKARA — Turkey’s procurement authorities are preparing to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 10 fast missile boats, formalizing the planned competition.
Some of the biggest names and deepest pockets in Silicon Valley are looking to space as their next big investment opportunity, and while the targets of their investment are primarily commercial, the Pentagon’s in-house tech think tank is also drawing these entrepreneurs into its own orbit in an ambitious new space launch project.
Defence Videos

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
IAF 2014 New Dassault Rafale Fighter Jets - A deal worth $20bn between India and France. With full Transfer of Technology, this fighter plane will soon join the Indian Air Force.

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