Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: DefExpo

India eyes Africa as potential market for domestic defence equipment

At DefExpo 2020, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India is geared up to provide Offshore Patrol Vessels, fast interceptor boats, UAVs and arms & ammunition to Africa.

UP DefExpo gaffe — Turkish helicopter for Pakistan on posters showcasing Make in India

DefExpo in Lucknow also invites criticism on Day One for poor arrangements at the much-publicised tent city for VIP guests. Nail found protruding from bathroom floor.

Behind DRDO’s ‘transfers’ of tech to industry at DefExpo, a familiar old story

Eight systems ‘transferred’ by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, but DRDO had already handed them over at different periods since 2012.

Another setback for Indian missile programme, snag hits quick reaction missile test again

QRSAM tested at Balasore rolled uncontrollably, fell into the Bay of Bengal Monday. This is at least the second failure for the missile in four tests.

Foreign firms with Indian defence contracts may soon invest in stocks and infrastructure

Defence ministry is working to amend the offsets policy, which mandates investment of at least 30 per cent of value in defence & aerospace...

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.