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While China has been focusing on its naval build-up, from carriers to destroyers, Indian Navy’s budget keeps decreasing.
Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud observes orally that SC cannot override defence concerns in context of ‘contemporary events’, an indirect reference to India-China skirmishes.
A survey released last week says Swedish firms plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next two years. From 2015-20, firms already invested a total of $2 billion in India.
Speaking at an event to dedicate the new defence companies to the nation, Modi said there is more trust in the sector now and the goal is to make India world's biggest military power.
Our soldiers, in terms of personal clothing and combat gear, are among the worst equipped in the world. About the quality of ammunition, the lesser said the better.
India was a pioneer of emergency landing strips during WW2 but didn’t revive it for a long time. Now it can give IAF more flexibility.
General MM Naravane and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D Clarke, who is on a 3-day India visit, also briefly discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
Strike proposed by employees’ federations of ordnance factories from 26 July, against Modi govt decision to corporatise them, perhaps triggered introduction of the Bill.
The missile has been indigenously manufactured by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories.
The manner in which the Modi govt and military have recorded the surgical strikes, Balakot airstrikes and Ladakh crisis has ensured that no authentic account will be written for posterity.