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Former Navy chiefs on reduced share in defence budget: Short-sighted decision, may lead to stagnation

Asked by the media if the budgetary cut had affected any of the Navy’s projects, Admiral Singh had said, “Because of the budgetary allocation, we had to do a little bit of revamp of the procurement plan. So yes, it has to a limited extent.”

Battling the squeeze

Defence plans will have to factor in the shortage of government funds


US approves sale of 24 MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India for $2.4 billion

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.

United States Congress passes $700 billion defence bill

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.

Strategic partnership to help attract FDI in defence: Arun Jaitley

He said unless the opening of the FDI rules is accompanied by some reasonable possibility of getting orders, an investor is not going to set up an establishment in the country.

Pune: DIAT, Oriental sign MoU to develop incubation centre for defence products

The MOU also provides for establishing an incubation centre to help development of new products for defence, as import substitute or otherwise.


Standing committee on defence raps MoD for shortfall in housing for married military personnel

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.

Raja-Mandala: India, US and Artificial Intelligence

Delhi needs a policy framework and engagement with Washington to take advantage of a tech revolution critical for its own security

Strategic partners in Defence production: Who gets to make in India, who doesn’t

A close look at what the strategic partnership model means, and the debate around its pros and cons.

Gujarat looks to make a mark in defence manufacturing

NDA government has granted about 22 industrial licences to Gujarat to set up defence manufacturing units in the state.

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Maldives Defence Minister meets Parrikar

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.

Army movement was a regular exercise: Satpal Maharaj

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.


Tewari's comment on VK Singh should be avoided: BJP

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.

New "Winter-free" Fence On The Line Of Control: Sushant Singh Shares Details

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: