Wednesday, 19 December, 2018


SH-15 gun-howitzer

Pakistan’s latest weapon from China — state-of-the-art ‘nuclear-capable’ SH-15 howitzer

The SH-15 appeared this week at a defence expo in Karachi. Pakistan is learnt to have ordered more than 50, enough for three artillery regiments.
Rafale fighter aircraft of Dassault Aviation company at Paris Air Show | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

French NGO files corruption complaint against Rafale deal

Sherpa Association’s complaint alleges grant of ‘undue advantages, influence peddling’ etc against Dassault and French government.
Pakistani security personnel stand outside the Chinese consulate after the attack | Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan PM Imran Khan says Karachi attack caused by Chinese trade deals

The attack was intended to scare Chinese investors, he said.
An AugustaWestland AW101 helicopter | Common

3 AgustaWestland choppers lie grounded in a Delhi air base, and are likely to remain so

The three AW101 helicopters were mothballed in 2014, after the VVIP chopper deal was terminated, because of the lack of vendor support.
Igla-S man-portable air defence missile system

Two European firms fume as ‘laggard’ Russia wins Rs 27,000 crore air defence system deal

India has chosen the Russian firm Rosoboronexport for its Very Short-Range Air Defence System.
PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin

India & Russia set to clinch $500 million stealth frigate deal today

The 2 stealth frigates will be built by Goa Shipyard Ltd and are expected to be delivered by 2027.
PM Narendra Modi and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held talks in Male

New govt of Maldives likely to keep 2 Indian choppers previous president didn’t want

Previous Maldives govt had asked India to take back choppers as it made overtures towards China. New government is more pro-India.
A MH-60R helicopter |

‘Romeo’ is just the first of hundreds of helicopters Indian military desperately needs

The Indian military’s current fleet of choppers is ageing and inadequate. It’s estimated that over the next 10 years, India needs more than 1,000 helicopters.

Why India wants to buy the MH-60 ‘Romeo’ helicopters from the US

The multi-role MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopters are advanced naval machines with sensors, missiles and torpedoes. India wants to buy 24 from the US.
MH-60 Romeo

India to buy 24 MH-60 ‘Romeo’ anti-submarine helicopters for Navy for $2 billion

India has wanted these formidable anti-submarine hunter helicopters for more than a decade.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.