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Monthly Archives: August 2016

India keen to acquire US ‘Predator’ Armed Drones for US

India is keen to acquire US 'Predator' Armed Drones and is likely to make a renewed offer to US during Indian Defence Minister’s visit to US next week. Earlier attempt by India to acquire the drones could not proceed as the US referred to international regulations that made it impossible to export the...

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Russian makes formal offer on S-400 Triumph to India

Russia has formally offered its S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems to India. The Federal Service has prepared a draft intergovernmental agreement on the supply of the S-400 systems and has passed it on to India. The deal is estimated to cost approx $6 billion and is likely to be signed within the next...

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India likely to sign Logistics Exchange Agreement

India is most likely to sign the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with United States next month.  After the finalization of the draft agreement between the two sides, the LEMOA has to be processed through inter-ministerial consultations and approved by the cabinet before being signed. The signing of agreement will allow India...

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Secret Data on India’s Scorpene Submarine Programme Leaked

Sensitive data relating to combat capability of the six Scorpene class submarines that are currently under development for the Indian Navy (IN) has been leaked. Given the importance of these subs as these are set to form the core of IN’s submarine arm for the next two decades, the security implications of the...

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India to buy $233 billion defence equipments over next 11 years

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has prepared a plan to spend around $233 Billion (Rs 15 lakh Crores) over the next 11 years on producing new equipment including warships, fighter jets, submarines, aircraft carriers and helicopters. The projected amount is expected to be a part of the financial requirements for the long-term...

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Appointment

Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora AVSM has taken over as Director General Air (Operations). He has served as Directing Staff at 'Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE)’ and as a Flying Inspector in the 'Directorate of Air Staff Inspection' (DASI). He was also deputed as Defence Attache in the Embassy of India,...

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DAC approves to buy C-130J, NVGs

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the buying of one C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft, worth about Rs. 900 Crores. Further, approval has also been given to the procurement of 58 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) for pilots for night enablement. In addition, the DAC also reviewed progress of capital acquisition proposals in...

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India seeks 134Mn Euro waiver in Rafale deal

India has sought a waiver in Rafale fighter deal from a key provision that requires India to shell out an advance guarantee clause on the basis of the fact that it is a government-to-government sale. If France accepts the Indian demand, it will result in a saving of more than euro 134 Million....

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