Category: India

Why India loves Russian weapons despite the risk of US sanctions

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin will visit New Delhi on Monday as billions of dollars of Russian weaponry flow into India that would normally attract US sanctions. Eager to draw India into its...

3 Indian companies are now in the top 100 arms manufacturers across the globe

Three Indian defence manufacturers have made it to the list of top 100 global companies making arms, planes and other military equipment. The details were released on Monday morning by Swedish think-tank...

Indian Armed Forces are facing an officer crunch despite efforts

The Army has 7,476 vacant posts of officers while the Navy and Air Force have 1,265 and 621 such vacancies, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said on Monday. In his...

Indian Army Chief says Pandemic is still not over and Armed Forces are supporting government

Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday asserted the coronavirus pandemic is far from over citing the emergence of new variants across the world. “I would like to highlight that during...

India likely to cancel Russian Kamov-226T helicopters deal

India won’t go ahead with building Russian helicopters locally under a $1 billion deal when President Vladimir Putin visits New Delhi next week, according to senior government officials with knowledge of the matter,...

Why India must exploit the weak Pakistani economy

On July 2, 1999, some two months into the limited war being fought between India and Pakistan on the icy heights in the Kargil sector, a meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet...

UAE orders 80 French Rafale fighters while India is yet to demand more

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets on Friday, the largest order ever for the warplane, a multi-billion dollar arms contract that deepens economic and political ties with France. French...

India about to sell Seven Dhruv helicopters to the Philippines

Illustrating the benefits of developing indigenous weapons platforms, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is poised to sell the Philippines at least seven Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) and eight Dornier 228 aircraft, possibly...

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