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NEW DELHI: The Modi government is quietly working on a plan to export the state-of-the-art Brahmos Missile and other defence equipment and armaments produced in India to friendly countries.
 
 
 
Air chief marshal Arup Raha has said that it is critical to keep the $25 billion (Rs 1,50,000 crore) French Rafale fighter deal on schedule as the IAF cannot afford any more delays.
 
 
 
INS Sumitra, a new generation Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), will be formally commissioned by Admiral R. K. Dhowan, Chief of Naval Staff in Chennai on Thursday.
 
 
 
BANGALORE: The Indian Air Force is expected to receive the first Airborne Early Warning&Control (AEW&C) system by this year-end. Two AEW&C systems, built on modified Embraer EMB-145I aircraft, are undergoing flight trials with one more expected to arrive from Brazil later this year.
 
 
 
When Chinese President Xi Jinping met Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year on the sidelines of the BRICS summit un Brazil, Sino-Indian relations appeared to have taken a giant stride.
 
 
 
The Chinese foreign ministry avoided a direct comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on "expansionist" tendencies of some countries while in Japan, but his observation is nonetheless being seen as a reference to China, with which both India and Japan have territorial disputes.
 
 
 
Japan today lifted ban on HAL and five other Indian entities, which had been imposed in the aftermath of the 1998 nuclear tests, amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that cooperation between the two countries in defence and security will get a "new direction".
 
 
 
DRDO has pulled up its socks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed it to ensure delivery of cutting edge weapon systems to the Armed Forces in time so that the country can keep pace with other nations in the national security arena.
 
 
 
A re-imagining of how India sees the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is central to building its oceanic influence. Twice in recent weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent significant time on new acquisitions for the Indian Navy.
 
 
International Defence News


 
Taiwan has invested about US$2.5 billion to develop and purchase new air defense systems to counter the threat of the People's Liberation Army's J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter in any potential military conflict, according to a report from Agence France-Presse on Sept. 1.
 
 
 
China's military is capable of seizing Taiwan-held islands near the mainland and taking over islets in the disputed South China Sea area, but cannot yet launch a full scale attack on Taiwan proper, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday.
 
 
 
NATO leaders meeting at the NATO summit in Wales on September 4 and 5 will be discussing the option of adding a “high readiness joint task force” or “spearhead force” to the existing NATO Response Force (NRF) capable of reacting to threats to NATO territory within two days, said a senior NATO official here Sept. 1.
 
 
 
TOKYO, September 1. /ITAR-TASS/. North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Monday with reference to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea.
 
 
 
DUBAI AND PARIS — The United Arab Emirates and France are expected to finalize the Falcon Eye spy satellites deal within the coming weeks while looking into the purchase of 40 Dassault Rafale fighter jets.
 
 
 
Few things are more ubiquitous aboard a US Navy ship than fluorescent lights. They’re in virtually every space — topside too — emitting that familiar, sometimes-flickering white light. Fitted as lights in every sailor’s rack, they can emit a hum loud enough to make sleep difficult.
 
 
Defence Videos


 
This special report on India's Military Doctrine gives you an exclusive insight into the days following the attack on Parliament House by terrorists with Pakistani links and the time when India came close to launching an operation against Pakistan.
 
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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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