Category: Defence Research

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India and Japan may not overcome hurdles to Submarine sale

Indian Defence News: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds his 10th summit with India’s leader Narendra Modi on Thursday, underscoring the importance of strategic ties between the countries as the two face an increasingly assertive China. Supplying submarine technology would lock Japan and India into an even tighter defense relationship for years to come. Despite the close relationship between the...

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India may agree to buy Japanese US-2i aircraft for $1.3 b

Indian Defence News: NEW DELHI, India may finally agree to buy the Japanese ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft in a deal worth $1.30 billion for the Navy during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during September 13-14. The deal, it seems, got finalised during a meeting between former Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera during September...

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Real-time Cartosat-2 remote satellite to help border forces check intruders

Indian Defence News: The idea is to enable the border guarding forces to monitor the movement of Pak and Chinese troops in real time. It will help the forces track terrorist infiltration, map terrain & communicate effectively in remote areas. Besides, it will help in assessing the strength of soldiers & artillery deployed by neighbours near the border in case of...

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Trials of high capacity, indigenous, long-range 155mm ATAGS gun at Pokhran

Indian Defence News: Trials of high capacity, indigenous, long-range 155mm gun at Pokhran JAISALMER: Artillery of Indian Army will soon get indigenous gun to deal with new challenges that it faces time and again from countries like China and Pakistan. India’s first high capacity, indigenous, long range 155-mm gun and Dhanush’s supplement gun ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System). Trials for...

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Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for ‘Made in India’

Indian Defence News: India currently imports at least 90% of its defence equipment. India is banking on foreign companies to bring in new technology. Lockheed Martin and Saab are likely to compete for fighter jets. NEW DELHI: India has drawn up a shopping list for tens of billions of dollars of foreign fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and helicopters but it...

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India’s New Move With BrahMos Cruise Missile Likely To Anger China

Indian Defence News: India’s New Move With BrahMos Cruise Missile Likely To Anger China India-China in military stand-off for over 2 months at Sikkim border Vietnam buys BrahMos missile from India, China will be displeased Missile signals Vietnam’s defending its claim to disputed South China Sea NEW DELHI:  At a time when India and China are dealing with their worst...

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India draws closer to US under Modi, to restart ‘COPE INDIA’

Indian Defence News: The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government of India is ramping up defense cooperation with the United States and will restart COPE INDIA, a mock combat exercise between the US and Indian Air Force. COPE INDIA was first conducted in 2004, and subsequently in 2005, 2006 and 2009, after which it was abandoned. The exercise had generated some...

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Indian Defense Sector Opens up to Private Players

Indian Defence News: Indian Defense Sector Opens up to Private Players; Clears $2.8 Bln of Orders Indian private companies would have to forge a joint venture with foreign firms for the purpose of manufacturing specific products with complete transfer of technology. The foreign firms, however, would not hold a majority stake in such joint ventures. New Delhi- The Indian Army has...

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Russia readying to supply S-400 missile systems to India

Indian Defence News: Russia is preparing to supply S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems to India and both sides are discussing the terms of the sale, Pre-contract preparations underway on the supplies of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile complexes to India, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. ST PETERSBRUG: Russia is all set to deliver S-400 Triumf anti- aircraft missile systems to India...

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Indian Army to get Indigenous Akash Missile for $2.7 Bn

Indian Defence News: Akash is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defence developed by the Defence Reseach and Development Organisation(DRDO). The Government of India has approved a significant deal worth $2.7 billion for buying upgraded Akash missile systems for the Indian Army developed by the state-owned DRDO. New Delhi –  Earlier month Government has made its intention clear when Defense Acquisition Council, the...