The government is considering to indigenously manufacture majority of the defence systems that are currently imported, over the next five-six years, scientific advisor to defence minister, G Satheesh Reddy, said
China has asserted that there is no contradiction in its policy to block India’s bid to designate Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN, saying the BRICS declaration was against terror groups and not individuals, Pakistani media on Thursday.
The Indian Army is planning to procure 60 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in order to enhance its ability to monitor movements of Chinese and Pakistani troops in the border regions, reports said.
The Boeing Company, which is a vying strongly to supply the Indian Navy with 57 “multi-role carrier borne fighters” (MRCBF), has entered talks with Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to explore the co-manufacture of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter in India, say credible sources in the defence ministry.
Union Minister Hansraj Ahir said no one could stop India if it wanted to wrest PoK from Pakistan, stressing that the territory was a part of India.
France has rejected the Congress party’s allegation that the Narendra Modi government has negotiated an overpriced deal with French company Dassault Aviation to supply the Indian Air Force with 36 state-of-the-art Rafale fighter jets, while the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence Limited has threatened to sue the opposition party if it does not retract its charge that it was unfairly picked to be the French firm’s Indian partner.
New Delhi has reservation over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project but Beijing is trying to convince it that the multibillion dollar project is based on economic cooperation and that its main aim is to promote peace and prosperity in the region.
A day after notifying substantial reduction in goods and services tax (GST) rates for over 200 items, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved the establishment of the much-anticipated National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) to ensure that benefits of such tariff cuts are passed on to consumers.
Speaking to media persons on Rafale contract, IAF chief Dhanoa said,”There is no controversy. What is the controversy I don’t understand? It is not overpriced. The government has negotiated a very good deal.”
Later this week, India will test its deadliest combination of weapons – an upgraded Su-30MKI armed with nuclear-capable BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missiles – for the first time.