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UPA withheld AgustaWestland info under RTI

Amidst uproar in parliament over corruption in the AgustaWestland chopper deal and BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, another twist in the tale has emerged. In

India gets its first women fighter pilots

India’s first three women fighter pilots were formally commissioned in the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a ceremony presided over by defence minister Manohar Parrikar. The three fi

Surgical strike: A middle path between restraint and aggression

India has finally struck, albeit surgically. After the Pakistan-sponsored terrorist attacks in Poonch and Uri on September 11 and 18,

Parrikar inaugurates helicopter engines maintenance plant

 Defence minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated a helicopter engines maintenance plant in Goa on Sunday. It is a joint venture of state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran Helico

Why Nagrota terror strike is different – and more alarming

The terrorist attack on the army camp in Nagrota, Jammu, in which seven army personnel and three terrorists have died, raises some important points – and questions yet to be answered:

BEL stake sale gets overwhelming response

 State-run aerospace and defence company Bharat Electronics (BEL), a Navratna enterprise, on the first day of its stake sale by the government aimed to raise Rs 1,650 crore received an overwhe

Will Modi be able to charm Trump?

Since becoming prime minister in May 2014, it would be Narendra Modi’s fifth visit to the US when he lands there on June 25. Modi will not only be meeting US president Donald Trump for the fi

India stares down the dragon

India is increasingly turning to defence diplomacy to gain strategic depth in its neighbourhood and beyond, a move that is expected to checkmate China’s muscular domination. Defence

President and the game of caste, India’s defence diplomacy and, a solution for Syria

After KR Narayanan, India will have a second ‘dalit’ president. Will it change the condition of one-sixth of India’s population that still suffers caste slurs and discrimination

BEL signs MoU with department of defence production

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Navratna central public sector enterprise (CPSE) under the department of defence production, ministry of defence, signed an agreement for the financial year 20

Product differentiation is key to beat competition: SAIL chief

 Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) chairman, PK Singh, during his recent visit to SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), laid emphasis on product differentiation and said the enterprise h

India, Japan look at collaborating on dual-use technologies

India and Japan are keen to further strengthen defence and security cooperation under the framework of the “Japan-lndia Special Strategic and Global Partnership”.  

Defence enterprises hand over products to armed forces

 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid emphasis on becoming self-reliant in defence production.   She lauded defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and ordnan

Made in India defence systems showcased in London

Navratna defence enterprise — Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) showcased defence products at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 Exhibition at London in UK between Sept

Indians want more military force in Kashmir: Pew

When it comes to dealing with the disputed border regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian public favours an aggressive stance, said the Pew Research Center, a US based think-tank. A

India to raise terrorism issue in back-to-back trilateral meets

This is a crucial month for India’s foreign policy makers as two back-to-back trilateral meetings, one at the ministerial level and another at the foreign secretary level, are going to be hel

For better defence capabilities

In the recently concluded 19th party congress of the Communist party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping has consolidated political and military power in China. He has, using a phased reforms approach and

Why the fight for Tejas and Arjun is not just about defence forces

This one definitely isn’t the typical fight witnessed within defence circles. The high-profile fracas over the Tejas fighter aircraft and the more subdued skirmish over the Arjun tank carry w

Few defence PSUs were bleeding, now posting profits: Bhamre

 Minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre informed the Lok Sabha that the defence PSU Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) was incurring losses for many years due to lack of orders. However, H

Defending Tejas fiercely and applauding Rudra & Nag

Something unusual is happening in the defence arena: the Narendra Modi government has shown remarkable courage to embark on a long and arduous journey that will have a long-term impact on India&rsq

Tales from the defence world to give heart to Modi & Sitharaman

Prime minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman are in the midst of one direct attack, one insidious insinuation and a special kind of offensive. These concerted actions have

BEL achieves provisional turnover of Rs 11,700 crores for 2018-19

BEL has achieved a turnover of Rs 11,700 crores in the recently concluded 2018-19 FY, sustaining a double digit growth (an increase of 16 percent) over the previous year’s turnover of Rs 10,0



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