Defence gets mere Rs 36 cr FDI in 18 yrs

In what reflects a ‘lack of interest’ by foreign companies in the Indian defence manufacturing sector, there has been a mere $5.13 million (Rs 36 crore) foreign direct investment (FDI) in the past 18 years.As per the Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures submitted in Parliament…

ISRO to launch rocket solely for foreign satellites in September

To compete with rivals in the satellite launch market, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up for full-fledged commercial launches from September onwards. A PSLV rocket will be launched in that month solely for foreign satellites. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said…

Pakistan Navy Gets Its First ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Pakistan Navy received its first ever ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in the second quarter of 2018, revealed a German subcontractor Aerodata AG. Aerodata AG revealed this in an official news release, stating that the contract was initially signed back in 2015 to convert two…

Rahul Gandhi is wrong on Rafale deal, Sitharaman quotes French President As Proof

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharama rebutted the charge leveled by Congress president Rahul Gandhi about Rafale aircraft deal between India and France. Sitharaman said that Rahul Gandhi was “wrong” about his claim with regard to secrecy clause in the Rafale deal. Quoting from an interview of…

Pakistan Army supporting religious extremists, alleges US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

Pakistan’s powerful army is supporting religious extremism in the country, an influential US lawmaker has alleged as he voiced his support to the rights of the Mohajir community. The term Mohajir is used to describe the Urdu-speaking immigrants who left India in 1947 and came…

Russia’s new self propelled anti tank gun to begin state trials in

State trials of Russia’s amphibious self-propelled tank destroyer, Sprut-SDM1, are to begin in October, a defense industry source has told TASS. “State trials of Sprut-SDM1 are to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018,” the source said.Russia’s state corporation Rostec did not comment on the…

What is so special about India’s Rafale fighter jet Here’s the All About

India in September 2016 inked a direct deal with the French government to purchase 36 new Rafale fighter jets in a 7.87 billion euro deal that is likely to bring major work to the Indian private sector in terms of offsets under the make in…

Russia’s Sixth Gen Fighter Jet To Be Developed From Okhotnik Attack Drone

Russia will reportedly develop its sixth generation fighter jet based on the prototype of the country’s newest Okhotnik attack drone, TASS reports. According a defense industry source, although the sixth generation fighter jet project “has not yet taken full shape, its main features are already…

US sanctions have no major impact on Indo Russian defense ties

US sanctions against Russian companies have no major impact on the Russian-Indian defense industry cooperation, including negotiations on the supply of Russia’s S-400 Triumf air defense systems to the South Asian country, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev has emphasised, a week after Indian Defence…

India in talks with China on Siang River contamination

The Centre on Wednesday informed in Parliament that India has raised the issue of contamination of water in Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh with the Chinese side on several occasions. Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (retired), VK Singh, noted that the issue…