BECA is by far the most important strategic intelligence sharing accord between India and the US, signalling to Beijing that it has crossed the line
The signing of the long-negotiated Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) during the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue between the two strategic partners also signals further boosting of bilateral defence and military ties and it comes in the backdrop of India’s tense border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.
The government's Defence Excellence framework allows for engagement with industries such as MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia.
The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets has been formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in Ambala air base.
Rafale induction ceremony updates: The Indian Air Force (IAF) held a ceremony at the Ambala air force station, to formally induct the first batch of Rafale fighter jets.
India-China News Updates: Army chief Naravane is on a two-day visit to Ladakh where he is reviewing the operational preparedness. This comes amid escalating tensions and fresh incursion bids by PLA along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
India-China Dispute LIVE Updates: India has banned 118 more Chinese apps, including popular video game PUBG, amid escalating tensions and fresh incursion bids by the PLA along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.
Taiwan, the self-governing democracy is taking steps to bolster its armed forces in order to deter or defeat an invasion from China — with or without help from the United States.
India and Russia inked the $5.2 billion defence contract for the S-400 Triumf air defence system in October 2018. New Delhi had urged Moscow to deliver units early amid recent border tensions with China.
The Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to give its final nod to the acquisition of the two AWACS after extensive inter-ministerial consultations
Germany's decision to turn down the latest request by Pakistan is believed to be related to the 2017 truck bomb attack on the German Embassy in Kabul in which about 150 people were killed.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh earlier this month had unveiled a major policy decision, announcing imposition of a phase-wise ban on import of 101 military platforms and weapons systems with an aim to promote the domestic defence industry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech did not fixate about the challenges India is facing, but, instead, highlighted the opportunities ahead of each Indian
Bharat Electronics, Cochin Shipyard, Garden Rich Shipyard and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) are seen as big beneficiaries from the import ban
The embargo list not only comprises “simple parts”, but also weapon systems like artillery guns, assault rifles, corvettes, sonar systems, transport aircraft, Light Combat Helicopters and radars, among others.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says the arms import embargo will be progressively implemented between 2020 and 2024.
An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in a 'friendly fire' incident, within 10 minutes of taking off, almost simultaneous to the aerial dogfight between India and Pakistan in February 2019.
Prior to Chinese movement in the region, India had stationed a mountain brigade and armoured brigade in the area, but has now moved in over 15,000 personnel to the region by air and road
Bharat Electronics is sitting on a good amount of cash, which should help in dealing with the current crisis
The aircraft flying in an arrow formation were flanked by two IAF Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs in the Indian airspace
Induction and deployment of the Rafale twin-engine multi-role fighter jets are being seen as a major boost for the Indian Air Force.
Deployment of T-90 tanks in the area by the Indian Army is to prevent possible Chinese aggression close to the Shaksgam-Karakoram pass axis.
In Moscow, the Defense Ministry said the July 15 event involved “a small space vehicle” that "inspected one of the national satellites from a close distance using special equipment.”
According to a report, regular Chinese border troops that had been manning the area before, have now been deployed at the friction point in Galwan area.
Besides Hot Springs, Chinese troops also continue to maintain presence in Depsang Plains and Pangong Tso in Ladakh as per reports.