India has been in need of these formidable anti-submarine hunter helicopters for more than a decade now. Designed for hunting submarines as well as knocking out ships and conducting search-and-rescue operations at sea, the Lockheed Martin-built helicopters, would replenish India's aging fleet of British-made Sea King helicopters.
The budget also imposes tougher conditions on Pakistan for military and security assistance and accommodates last minute additional White House's financial request implementing its new South Asia strategy.
In its report submitted in the parliament in the ongoing session, the committee, headed by Maj Gen BC Khanduri (retd), has noted that the projects of MAP are running behind schedule by at least two years.
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of Maldives Adam Shareef met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi to boost bilateral ties, especially in the area of security. Shareef held delegation-level talks with Parrikar during which it was reportedly decided that both the nations should deepen their defence cooperation. Earlier in the day, Shareef also inspected a tri-services guard of honour during a ceremonial reception in the national capital. During his stay here, Shareef will also meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Patna, Jan 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former chairman of the defence committee Satpal Maharaj on Sunday said that while he headed the defence committee as its chairman, it was informed to them that the movement of army was a regular exercise. Brushing aside allegations that a news item concerning troops' movement published by the Indian Express in 2012 was 'fake', former information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Saturday said it's unfortunate, but the story was true.
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday took a jibe at Congress leader Manish Tewari, saying that the discussions of standing committee are never brought out in public and that is something which they take as oath. He further said that he does not think any such discussion took place within the standing committee on Defence and so Tewari's comment over VK Singh should be avoided. Another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli raised question against Manish Tewari by asking him that why he did not disclose these things when they were in the government? He further stated that the Congress party says something else when in government and something different when they are not in the government.
The two major changes from the old fence are in the use of a strong, circular pole instead of traditional iron picket and a different type of concertina coil. Read more at: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/coming-a-new-winter-proof-loc-fence-with-sensors-and-night-vision-cameras/#sthash.lsxoPgnp.dpuf