Today’s Top 5 Latest Headlines on Indian Defence Updates shows you the following exclusive and latest news on Indian Defence :
1. Indian Defence Ministry completes to start price negotiations soon on S-400 System.
India and Russia have been longstanding defence trade partners. The two nations signed an inter-governmental agreement on the sale of five S-400 in October 2016 at the 17th India-Russia summit for 54,000 crore.
After the top level negotiations, the deal is likely to cost less than Rs 40,000 crore and may go down even further in the Russian Triumf.
2. India-Russia Tie Up for Billion-$ BMP-2 Upgrade Project
Indian private firm Ashok Leyland Defense System has partnered with Russia’s Rosoboronexport and ELCOM Group of India to provide a local solution to the tracked vehicle upgrade program of the Indian armed forces.
The partnership has been struck in anticipation of a mega project worth billions of dollars for upgrading hundreds of Russian-made BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles of the Indian armed forces.
3. India-Japan boost ties , join Anti-Submarine forces.
India and Japan have decided to further ramp up their defence cooperation, with more bilateral combat exercises, exchanges and collaboration in military and dual-use technologies
India and Japan will further step up defence ties, including a high tech Malabar naval exercise in the Indian Ocean next year.
The Indian and Japanese armies will plan joint exercises for the first time next year.
It now appears that India may once again be considering the purchase of Japanese US-2i Amphibious aircraft.
The deal for up to 18 US-2 aircraft.
4. Military supplies from India meant for our self-defence :
Vietnam has underlined the significance of defence ties with India, saying it will continue to purchase military equipment from India.
Vietnam’s ambassador to India has said that, Vietnam would continue to seek greater Indian role in exploring oil and gas blocks off the coast of Vietnam in South China Sea.
Defence security cooperation is the most intensive and effective pillar between Vietnam and India.
5. Defence cooperation with India important for Indo-Pacific region: US
The Trump regime has informed the Congress that it “strongly supports” transfers of F-18 and F-16 fighter proposals put forth by Boeing and Lockheed Martin respectively.
Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary of state for the South and Central Asian Affairs told , the reason why defence cooperation with India is so vital to US interests is because we need India to be a net security provider in the Indo-Pacific, a region that serves as the fulcrum of global trade and commerce.