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China is boosting its undersea warfare capabilities and stealing US tech to do so

China has made marked advancements in its undersea-warfare capabilities and is using stolen US technology to further that progress, US Adm. Philip Davidson told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Davidson, who was before the committee as the nominee to lead US Pacific Command,…

IAF monster drill stretches right up to Malacca Straits

Indian Air Force (IAF) fighters such as Su-30 MKIs and Jaguars with help from the Navy’s Poseidon-8i maritime reconnaissance aircraft extended their dominance over the Bay of Bengal region extending up to the Malacca Straits during the last phase of Exercise Gaganshakti 2018. This exercise…

Navy needs more support

It’s good to see the Indian Navy has a sense of humour. Through two posts on Twitter on Tuesday, the Navy welcomed the arrival in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) of ships of its Chinese counterpart sailing on an anti-piracy mission. The Chinese Navy is…

PAKISTAN TURNS TO CHINA FOR HIGH END WEAPONS

Pakistan is gradually reducing its dependence on American military technology and China is filling the gap, says a Financial Times report, which also warns that this shift will have geo-political repercussions as well. The long, almost 2,000-word report notes that the shift started in the…

INDIA TO RE TENDER NAVAL REPLENISHMENT SHIP PROJECT

The Indian Navy’s five-unit fleet support ship (FSS) project is set to be re-tendered globally after an expected collaboration agreement between India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) fell through. Industry sources told Jane’s that work share and local content…

TRUMP ADMIN ROLLS OUT NEW RULES FOR WEAPON, DRONE SALES ABROAD

The Trump Administration loosened restrictions on the marketing and sale of armed unmanned air vehicles by US aerospace manufacturers to foreign nations on 19 April. The new export rules allow US companies to sell and market armed military drones to US allies and partner under…

Step forward for India’s defence preparedness Delegation assess Ka 226T helicopter’s performance in

Representatives from the Ministry of Defence recently visited the Kamov Helicopter facility in Moscow and witnessed the performance of Ka-226T helicopters. Russian Helicopters which is a parent company of Kamov Helicopters has been chosen to deliver around 200 units of Ka-226T rotorcraft to India. Earlier,…

Air Force awards nearly $1 billion contract for a hypersonic cruise missile

The U.S. Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin to design and prototype a new hypersonic cruise missile, as part of a broad Pentagon push to kickstart America’s hypersonic arsenal. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the “design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration…

After Doklam standoff, India and China may revive military ties

India and China are expected to take their first steps to revive military-to-military ties after the 2017 Doklam stand-off with both the Indian Army and the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) opening up select military colleges for training each other’s officers on a reciprocal basis, according…

INDIA AND CHINA – TIME FOR A DIALOGUE ON NUCLEAR SECURITY

Discussions on nuclear security in South Asia generally focus on the India-Pakistan relationship. Given the volatile military equation and frequent sabre-rattling between these two neighbours, that is unsurprising. China as a nuclear power that has a bearing on nuclear security and stability in South Asia…

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