Indian Express EDITORIAL: Undoing The Deal

Indian Express EDITORIAL: Undoing The Deal

With the DRDO promising to provide a Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the next four years, the ministry decided to retract the tender, thereby bringing the process to an end

Last week, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman castigated the UPA government for pushing military modernisation to the back-burner through tardy

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New Ripples In The Oceans

New Ripples In The Oceans

Looking beyond the traditional areas of high-technology and defence cooperation, and the more recent focus on global mitigation of climate change, Delhi and Paris appear ready to lend a strong regional dimension to their strategic partnership


by C. Raja Mohan

Until we get there, there is much that India needs to do in elevating its bilateral

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Indigenous Sub Set For Mid-Dec Sail

Indigenous Sub Set For Mid-Dec Sail

Kalvari is being built by a Defence Ministry-owned firm in collaboration with France’s Naval Group

by Ajay Banerjee

Eighteen years after an action plan was announced for having 24 modern submarines by 2030, the first indigenous conventionally powered submarine is set to be commissioned in mid-December.

The submarine, named ‘Kalvari’ (meaning deep se

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Why We Can’t Rely On Uncle Sam

Why We Can’t Rely On Uncle Sam

Despite all the talks of cooperation against terror, the US has removed certifiable action against the Lashkar-e-Taiba—responsible for several attacks in India—as a precondition for Pakistan receiving American ‘reimbursements’ for help in the war against terror. Pakistan has been allocated $700 million from America’s $700 billion defence budget as

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IDN TAKE: Desi Weapons A Big No For Air Force And Army, Why?

IDN TAKE: Desi Weapons A Big No For Air Force And Army, Why?

by Brigadier Arun Bajpai (Retd)

IDN TAKE: Desi Weapons A Big No For Air Force And Army, Why?Recently the IAF has given a presentation to the new Defence Minister Ms Nirmala Sitaraman where IAF has said that they are not prepared to go even for the advanced version of LCA Tejas Mk 2 as it is not up to the mark. They want single engine fighters of the type F-16 being offered by US or Gripen being offered by
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L T: How A M Naik’s Leadership Transformed L T Into A Defence Major

L T: How A M Naik’s Leadership Transformed L T Into A Defence Major

The new biography of L&T chairman A M Naik traces the multi-national conglomerate’s role in indigenous defence production and talks about a future that could be compelling

Defence occupies the gravitational centre of Larsen and Toubro’s past, present and future. The company has been involved with India’s nuclear-powered submarine program for de

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Rafale Jets Bought At 16% Lower Price Than Congress Deal

Rafale Jets Bought At 16% Lower Price Than Congress Deal

It was decided that of the 126 aircraft, 18 would come in fly-away condition and the remaining 108 will be manufactured in India, says Randeep Surjewala

Rubbishing Congress' charges of wrongdoing in Rafale fighter jet deal, the government clarified that this is a fictitious assumption of a party which sat on the deal for almost a decade ignoring

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India Extends Deadline For Naval UAV RFI

India Extends Deadline For Naval UAV RFI

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended its deadline to 21 November for overseas vendors to respond to its global request for information (RFI) for 50 naval shipborne unmanned aerial systems (NSUASs) for the Indian Navy (IN).

First issued on 10 October the RFI states that the fixed-wing, catapult-launched NSUASs will be required to operate

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