Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicDefence deals

Topic: defence deals

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.

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.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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