Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received Indian Air Force (IAF)'s first Rafale fighter jet on October 8
Security review has been carried out at defence establishments, including Udhampur in J&K
Indian Army is in at heightened state of alert after intelligence warnings of infiltration by terrorists into Kashmir and the terror launch pads across the LoC being reactivated by Pakistan
India joined the elite group of countries to have tested anti-satellite weapons, ASAT, that can destroy satellites in outer space
Rajnath Singh became the first Defence Minister to fly on board in the Light Combat Aircraft
The stealth submarine was launched in January 2017 and was under sea trial since
Another key priority is to procure 110 multirole fighter aircraft for the IAF
The 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron was commanded by Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa during the Kargil war in 1999
The AH-64 is great, but, why does the Indian Air Force feel the need for four types of attack helicopters? It shows a fundamentally muddled mind and a severe myopia of higher defence planning.
During the wide-ranging talks, held on September 5 in Seoul, the two leaders comprehensively reviewed bilateral defence cooperation, a Defence Ministry statement said.
In a letter, the unions pointed out how the move would leave national assets associated with the factories up for grabs
Four Apache helicopters are to be stationed at the Pathankot Air Force Station, which is considered to be the prime airbase, which is just a few miles from the border of neighbouring Pakistan
Top diplomats based in New Delhi and Tel Aviv said on condition of anonymity that an advanced security liaison team from Israel will land in Delhi on September 2 to prepare ground for the prime ministerial visit
The official noted that in the past, the CAG, the government’s auditor, and the armed forces, repeatedly raised issue of quality and delays in delivery of equipment by the ordnance factories
Indian Ordnance Factories is the oldest and largest industrial setup which functions under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence.
The Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 (DPP) is due for revision. Officials said the panel will recommend measures to remove procedural bottlenecks and hasten defence acquisition.
“Till today, our nuclear policy is 'No First Use'. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” said Rajnath Singh.
If his MiG 21 Bison had been equipped with anti-jamming technology, Abhinandan Varthaman may have turned around when instructed to. That would have prevented him from being shot down and taken captive by Pakistan
Ajay Kumar added that all types of components made by Indian defence production units were being bought by large and reputed companies worldwide.
The minister said the government wants to encourage private industry investment in defence and strengthen defence public sector undertakings and Ordnance Factory Board.
During the meeting, the two countries recognised the benefit of enabling defence agreements concluded by the two sides and appreciated India's designation as a Major Defence Partner of the US.
The report quoted government data presented in the parliament, which stated that the annual turnover of the private sector in the defence and aerospace sector is around Rs 15,000 crore, while that of the public sector is about Rs 63,208 crore, which is four times that of the private sector.
India is among the few countries that has anti-satellite technologies. While this deterrence has its benefits, the development of space-based defences is a necessary redundancy measure and a technological and economic inevitability.