Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicDefence deals

Topic: defence deals

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.

BrahMos’ ‘first import destination’ Philippines hints deal may be delayed, cites Covid hit

Roman Babushkin, the Deputy Chief of Mission at Russian Embassy in India, had said this month that BrahMos Aerospace was looking at exporting the missiles to other countries.

India-Australia’s growing partnership built on military ties and concerns about China’s rise

The Australia–India defence relationship now encompasses almost every major area of military partnership.

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.

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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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