Sushant Singh

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INS Arihant submarine completes triad, PM Modi says fitting reply to nuclear blackmail

‘Committed to doctrine of minimum deterrence, no first use’

India News

Hollande speak: ‘India gave R-Defence name as Rafale partner’

Francois Hollande has said Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence was chosen as the offset partner by Dassault because the Indian government had “proposed” its name.

Defence News

Major Gogoi found guilty in woman visitor case, Army orders action

At the centre of a row ever since he tied a civilian to a jeep as a ‘human shield’ against protesters hurling stones during the Srinagar bypolls last year, Major Leetul Gogoi has been found guilty by a court of inquiry (C

India News

India, China to have new defence MoU

Nearly a year after the disengagement at Doklam, India and China have agreed to work towards full implementation of ongoing confidence building measures along the disputed border

india, china News

India will gift obsolete military equipment to friendly countries

In a bid to boost defence cooperation, the government has asked the armed forces to compile a list of obsolete military equipment that can be “refurbished at minimal cost” and gifted to “friendly” countries, sources t

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India has cut troops from 400 to 40 at Doklam, says China

Nearly 50 days into the border stand-off at Doklam, China claimed on Wednesday that the number of Indian soldiers at the site, east of Sikkim, has come down from over 400 to over 40.

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Army launches combing operations in 5 Shopian villages; official says ‘biggest in 15 years’

Following a series of attacks by militants on policemen and looting of banks in J&K, security forces and police have launched a massive “cordon and combing” operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

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Defence procurement delays: Panel to tell Manohar Parrikar to create unit outside MoD to fast-track purchases

To overcome the perennial problem of delays in defence procurement, unspent budgets, allegations of corruption and botched deals, an expert committee established by the government has recommended the creation of a new, indepe

India News

Big setback for Indian Navy, INS Betwa involved in accident; 2 sailors dead

In a major accident the day after Navy Day celebrations, two sailors died when the guided missile frigate, INS Betwa, tipped over and hit the ground while being undocked at the Mumbai dockyard at around 1.50 pm Monday.

Big setback for Indian Navy, INS Betwa involved in accident; 2 sailors dead

Special Forces involved in surgical strikes used ‘old generation’ weapons

The Special Forces (SF) operatives, who took part in the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) to destroy seven terrorist launch pads 11 days ago, used weapons that should have been...

Special Forces involved in surgical strikes used ‘old generation’ weapons

In surgical strike, Army says inflicted significant casualties on terrorists, their backers

In the first military response to the September 18 terror attack on an army camp in Uri where 18 soldiers died, the Indian Army announced on Thursday that it had carried out “surgical strikes” in the early hours of the da

India News

Scorpene leak: Data in Pakistan, China hands may negate submarines’ usefulness for Indian Navy

Over 22,000 pages of classified data related to six Scorpene-class submarines being built by French company DCNS in India have been leaked, The Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

India News

Pulgaon ammo depot fire: Two Army officers among 16 dead; probe on

Sixteen people, including two Army officers, died in a fire at the Army’s biggest ammunition depot in Pulgaon, Maharashtra, on Tuesday.

India News

36 Rafale fighters will be with the Indian Air Force only by 2023

With the French Defence Minister having made his government’s best offer, price negotiations with France for 36 Rafale fighters are in their end stages. Earlier this month, the Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief

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Defence ministry makes private players head of sub-groups to choose strategic partners

The platforms selected for these five sub-groups are: Armoured fighting vehicles (AFV), aircraft and helicopters, submarines, ammunition including smart ammunition, and macro process management of issues. These are consistent

Manohar parrikar News

Rafale deal: France rejects bank guarantee, awaits India’s reply

Days before the letter was sent, the French side had rejected an Indian request for a sovereign guarantee or a bank guarantee for the deal, and instead offered to provide a “comfort letter” from their prime minister.

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Border Roads Organisation: Tight funds, uphill goals in a tough terrain

The BRO, mandated with the task of building and maintaining roads in border areas is regularly falling short of its targets,experts say, primarily on account of lower budgetary allocations along with shortage of manpower and

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Delay in defence procurement: Expert panel wants restructuring of acquisition wing

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar had said that India will finalise orders for defence procurement of Rs 2.8 trillion by 2016.

Delay in defence procurement: Expert panel wants restructuring of acquisition wing

AgustaWestland scam: Govt defers Agusta-Tata joint venture; FIPB took decision on April 8, day after Milan verdict

Last week, The Indian Express reported that AgustaWestland had FIPB approval to start a joint venture facility with Tata Sons, called Indian Rotorcraft Ltd (IRL), for assembly of AW-199Kx helicopters in Hyderabad Aviation SEZ

Industry News

7th Pay Commission: Armed forces pitch for better compensation, common pay matrix

At about 10 am on March 11, the three military chiefs were in the meeting room of the cabinet secretariat to attend a crucial briefing.

Economy News

Centre set to announce new defence supplier blacklisting policy on February 22

The defence ministry is likely to announce its new blacklisting policy for defence suppliers after the draft policy is approved by the defence acquisition council (DAC) on February 22.

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Govt holds consultations for radically different defence offsets policy

The proposed policy has three options given to the foreign supplier for discharge of offsets, which will be clearly specified in the Request for Proposal issued by the ministry.

Manohar Parrikar, Defence News

Make in India in Defence: Tata Group bidding for FICV project to bring group companies together

Tata group is banking on winning the Rs 60,000-crore project to design and build a Fighting Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) under Make in India in Defence to bring more than a dozen group companies together.

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‘Social peace interests investors: Role of women, how minorities are treated’

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Sushant Singh of The Indian Express, German ambassador to India Michael Steiner and wife Eliese talk about taking diplomacy ahead through steps such as a concert and music video, the German

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India and China: 5 points Narendra Modi wants

As PM Narendra Modi leaves on a crucial visit to China tomorrow, Sushant Singh lists what’s top of mind in both New Delhi and Beijing.

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Idea Exchange: If they (Israel) are your friend, do not let them choose your enemies, says Gholamreza Ansari

Iran Ambassador to India Gholamreza Ansari laments India is very slow in trade deals, denies a Shia-Sunni conflict in West Asia.

Gholamreza Ansari News