SUPREME COURT TO HEAR PLEA AGAINST RAFALE DEAL ON OCTOBER 10

The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear on October 10 a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal between India and France. The PIL seeks a direction to the Centre to reveal details of the deal and comparative prices during the UPA and NDA rule to…

Saudi Arabia agrees to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Saudi Arabia agrees to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Pakistan has said Saudi Arabia has agreed to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and invest in its infrastructure and industrial projects. The agreement was reached during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meetings with the Saudi leadership during his…

European F-35 fighter jet users push to drive down operating costs

The U.S. military and European operators of the radar-evading F-35 fighter jet have agreed to work together more closely to help lower the cost of operating the new warplanes as growing numbers arrive in Europe, officials said. Operating costs were a big issue when senior…

US’ COMCASA ASSURANCE WON’T SHARE INDIA DATA WITHOUT CONSENT

The United States has agreed to address key Indian concerns on reliability and sharing of secure data through India-specific legally binding assurances in the just-negotiated Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), with the rider that they will be valid as long as the agreement is…

China suggests more than 1 military hotline with India

India and China have agreed to work towards preparing a bilateral pact on defence cooperation and operationalise a military hotline after defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman held talks with her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in New Delhi on Thursday. The delegation-level talks also agreed for…

From Russia’s S-400 To US Norway’s NASAM-II – How India Boosting Its Defence

Besides the expected acquisition of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system, New Delhi has agreed to buy a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS) from the US. Speaking to Sputnik, Indian analysts have shared their views on Russo-Indian cooperation and revealed that India is building its…

ASSUMPTION ISLAND DEAL COULD HELP INDIA REGAIN LOST GROUND IN INDIAN OCEAN

In a major strategic breakthrough and diplomatic victory, India and Seychelles have agreed to work together on a project to develop a naval base at the Assumption Island. India also announced a $100-million dollar credit to Seychelles for expanding its defence capabilities during Seychelles President…

BREAKTHROUGH INDIA AND SEYCHELLES AGREE ON NAVAL BASE AT ASSUMPTION ISLAND

India and Seychelles today agreed to work together on a project to develop a naval base at the Assumption Island keeping each other’s concerns in mind after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Danny Faure. India also announced a USD 100-million credit to…

Warning bells for India China, Nepal to build strategic Tibet Kathmandu Railway Link

China and Nepal have agreed to build a strategic railway link connecting Tibet with Kathmandu, which Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli sees as an alternative trade route for supply of commodities to the landlocked Himalayan nation. Oli, who is in Beijing on a five-day…

India’s Coastline now ‘extends’ from Seychelles to Indonesia Thanks to Modi

India and Indonesia have agreed to upgrade their ties to comprehensive strategic partnership as the two countries signed 15 agreements including one on defence cooperation after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesia President Joko Widodo in Jakarta. The two leaders highlighted potential…