Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicDefence industry

Topic: Defence industry

Boost for India’s plan to be aircraft maintenance hub as Navy planes get heavy work done in TN

Air Works & Boeing doing heavy maintenance on 3 P-8I aircraft simultaneously, a significant step as work on this scale takes 'immense capacity, capability and technology'.

China’s PLA now has more say in weapon development, procurement. India stuck for 8 years

Like India, China’s Defence Industrial Base is State-owned and has a monopoly over defence production. Xi's new regulations will make it stronger.

As war clouds gather over Ukraine, American defence stocks rise even as markets go down

Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman’s stocks saw sharp 4.53% rise, among several defence companies defying market trend as US and other NATO countries warned citizens to leave Ukraine.

Defence innovation will cost money, private control. Else be happy with drone light shows

Govt procedures that masquerade as safety nets for minimising financial loss can only stifle innovation. Modi govt's well-intentioned iDEX scheme seems headed that way.

Military innovation is just the rocket science India needs to push its development graph

Indian armed forces need to be assured that their ideas will be listened to, no matter how ‘out of the box’, or whether or not they have a PhD. It’s the crazy ones who have the ideas.

India’s national security challenges need self-reliant defense industry, says Rajnath Singh

Singh's comments Thursday came amid growing concerns in India and elsewhere over Taliban sweeping and seizing control of Afghanistan following the collapse of the US-backed govt.

Buy weapons from us, India says as it pushes exports to compete with China in neighbourhood

Modi govt is learnt to have decided to present itself as an ‘alternative to China’ in providing quality defence items to nations in Indian Ocean Region, ASEAN.

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.

My doors are open, not worried about corruption charges: Rajnath invites defence industry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India cannot stay dependent on imported weapons if it wished to become a superpower, and encouraged companies to reach out to him.

Aero India may shift: Hurting Bengaluru’s defence industry or investing in BJP-ruled UP?

The speculation over shifting of the prestigious biennial Aero India show from Bengaluru to Lucknow has sparked a row between Karnataka state government and the...

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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