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India Approves $13Bn Weapons Package

India Approves $13Bn Weapons Package

Defence projects worth a whopping Rs 80,000 crore (approx.. $13bn) were on Saturday cleared by the government which decided that six submarines will be made indigenously and over 8,000 Israeli antitank guided missiles and 12 upgraded Dornier surveillance aircraft will […]


Tender for 56 Indian Naval Choppers Scrapped

Tender for 56 Indian Naval Choppers Scrapped

A tender for procuring 56 naval helicopters from abroad at an estimated cost of Rs 9,000 crore was on Tuesday scrapped by the Defence Ministry which decided to get them manufactured in India by local players with foreign collaboration. This […]


China Test Fires 10,000-Km Range Nuclear Missile, DF-31B

China Test Fires 10,000-Km Range Nuclear Missile, DF-31B

China has flight tested an upgraded version of its 10,000-km range Dongfeng missile which could reach most of the US and European cities, days ahead of its October 1st National Day to demonstrate its nuclear capability, media reports said. The […]


Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

India’s largest warship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, is “operationally deployed” along with its fleet of MiG 29K combat aircraft, Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan said here today. “The navy has inducted aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya which is now operationally […]


Dassault Plans to Make Rafale Wings in India

Dassault Plans to Make Rafale Wings in India

France’s Dassault Aviation and Reliance Industries are planning to set up a facility to produce wings of Rafale combat aircraft selected by IAF for meeting its requirement of 126 fighter planes. The two firms are planning to set up a […]


Upgraded Indian Mirage 2000 Undertakes Maiden Flight In France

Upgraded Indian Mirage 2000 Undertakes Maiden Flight In France

Under IAF’s over Rs 10,000 crore modernization program, the first Mirage 2000, upgraded by its manufacturer, has successfully completed its maiden flight at an air base in France. India had signed an upgrade programme worth over Rs 10,000 crore with […]


AgustaWestland Given Final Show Cause Notice to Cancel Indian Helicopter Deal

AgustaWestland Given Final Show Cause Notice to Cancel Indian Helicopter Deal

The Defence Ministry has issued a final show cause notice to Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland for cancelling its contract worth Rs 3,600 crore (556 million euros—Ed.) for supplying 12 choppers to the Air Force for “violating” the terms of its contract. […]


India Ups 2013 Defense Budget by 14%

India Ups 2013 Defense Budget by 14%

In the midst of a major modernization drive, the Defence Ministry on Thursday got a 14 per cent hike in its budget as Finance Minister P Chidambaram gave it Rs 2,03,672 crore (($37.45 billion–Ed) for 2013-14 with a promise to […]


India, France Agree On $6 Billion Missile Deal

India, France Agree On $6 Billion Missile Deal

India and France on Thursday concluded negotiations on the Short Range Surface to Air Missile nearly worth of $6 billion during the talks between French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also said talks on $10-billion deal […]


 
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