Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicDefence deals

Topic: defence deals

‘Will surpass last year’ — India looks at highest defence exports this fiscal, as DefExpo starts

Speaking on the sidelines of the exhibition, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the country had already 'managed to do defence exports worth Rs 8,000' in the first 6 months of this fiscal.

India’s defence offset contracts are in shambles, need a revamp

A number of the 57 offset contracts signed so far have resulted in penalties with the number expected to rise.

Ukraine crisis: Russia ‘hopes’ sanctions don’t impact S-400 & other defence projects with India

Russian Charge d’Affaires to India Roman Babushkin says India’s stand on Ukraine crisis is ‘independent and balanced’, and ‘reflects’ India’s status as a ‘global power’.

When Modi meets Putin, he should move India away from the cycle of ‘appeasement by arms buy’

Washington is convinced the Narendra Modi government values the fact of the production of something/anything in India, and not what is produced.

India formally lifts ban on AgustaWestland & Leonardo, both can now bid for defence projects

Leonardo has given a letter withdrawing its claims of 350 million Euros for the cancelled order of the VVIP choppers.

China delivers most advanced warship to Pakistan with an eye on Indian ocean

Designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited, the frigate was delivered to the Pakistan Navy in a commissioning ceremony in Shanghai.

UK defence firms should invest, make, co-create, co-develop in India: UK India business body

Richard McCallum, vice chair of UKIBC, told ThePrint in an interview that India cannot be seen through just the export of goods perspective.

Rafale, S-400 or C-295, all came from out-of-the-box thinking. India should do it more often

Recent defence deals have been successful only because they were made through unconventional means, circumventing the long and tedious procurement processes.

Anil Ambani’s Reliance firm still not ready to showcase LMG for Army, trials delayed again

The Anil Ambani group is one of the contenders for the project along with Bharat Forge of the Kalyani Group, Adani Group’s PLR systems and the Ordnance Factory Board.

India, Philippines sign key defence pact, set ball rolling for BrahMos missile sale 

The agreement is a framework for procurement of defence equipment by the Philippines from India but is not a contract for Brahmos supersonic missiles.

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Nationalism, rent-seeking could spoil our digital future. Learn from history of internet

Just like the first internet engineers who designed the network they wanted, today's users should have the freedom to choose the kind of internet they want.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.