Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicDefence deals

Topic: defence deals

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.

Indian Army could get carbines from UAE soon, deal in final stages of confirmation

This is the first time Indian forces will use a weapon manufactured in UAE, which is one of the largest importers of defence equipment.

Trump says US-India to sign $3 billion in defence deals

The US State Department last week approved a potential sale of arms to India, including air-defence radars and missiles, rifles and other equipment.

Trump visit not an empty spectacle without trade deal. He can still deepen defence ties

Modi and Trump will discuss issues where there is a greater convergence between India and the US, like defence, Indo-Pacific, and Afghanistan.

AK 203 and Kamov delayed, India and Russia aim for missile deal ahead of Modi visit

The VISHORADS deal had run into trouble with two competitors officially registering complaints against the trails which gave Russians the heads up.

US against any country purchasing Russia’s S-400 missile defence system: Pentagon

Washington: The US is keen to make its defence partnership with India stronger, the Pentagon has said, but made it clear that it is...

Top US diplomat to visit India Wednesday to push for $15 billion fighter jet deal

US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper is coming to India with the sole agenda of pushing the defence deal.

For the first time, India & US agree to hold wargame with army, navy and airforce

A joint statement also referred to terrorist attacks on Pathankot and Uri, and asked Pakistan to crackdown on terrorism in its territory.

India, US sign landmark military communications secrecy pact at historic meeting

The signing of COMCASA effectively nudges India towards an ‘Asian Nato’ in a quadrilateral grouping along with Japan and Australia.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

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.