Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicDefence cooperation

Topic: defence cooperation

Indian Army chief Naravane meets Italian counterpart, holds talks to boost defence cooperation

General Naravane and Lt Gen Pietro Serino discussed joint military cooperation, including military-to-military engagement. The army chief also met the Italian defence minister.

Want more cooperation with India in aerospace industry, top Ukrainian official says

In an interview, Yuriy Husyev, director-general of UkrOboronProm, said Ukraine wished to increase its presence in India and offered various defence equipment at Aero India 2021.

Australia, India joint defence activities increased four-fold in 6 years, says envoy O’Farrell

Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell says countries looking to create new & resilient supply chains, CECA trade pact will move forward.

Rajnath Singh talks to South Korean counterpart to strengthen defence ties

The two countries, who finalised on joint production of land and naval systems last year, discussed ways to launch similar lines for military hardware and key platforms.

India-Australia virtual summit on 4 June, to focus on strengthening defence ties and WHO

The summit is taking place at a time when both sides have joined hands in seeking to probe the Covid-19 outbreak and its origin.

Trump’s signal to Modi’s India is clear: Shed your reluctance, become a formal US ally

India is a virtual American ally but remains reluctant to be a formal American ally.

What India & US are expecting from their security deal signed during 2+2 talks

Much-awaited Industrial Security Annex will ease transfer of high-level technology from US to India and safeguard classified military information.

US gives India NATO-like status as senate passes legislative provision

The amendment provides for increased US-India defence cooperation in the Indian Ocean in humanitarian assistance, counterterrorism and maritime security.

As India & US discuss defence cooperation, Army foils Pak-backed terror attack on LoC

Pakistan’s BAT team, notorious for beheading Indian soldiers, tried to push intruders; India says it won’t send troops to Afghanistan.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.