Budget Request Continues on Path to Military Recovery, Chairman Says

The current budget situation will allow the military to restore its competitive advantage over any possible adversary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Budget Request Continues on Path to Military Recovery, Chairman Says

INDIA SEEKS U S EXEMPTION TO BUY RUSSIAN S 400 AIR DEFENCE MISSILE SYSTEM

The Narendra Modi government is in talks with the United States for an exemption to allow India to procure the S-400 air defence missile system from Russia. India needs a waiver from the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for the proposed deal, estimated…

Budget Allows Forces to Restore Competitive Edge, DoD Leaders Tell Hou

The budget agreement hammered out in Congress will allow the U.S. military to restore its competitive edge during a time of renewed great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said before the House Armed Services Committee. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Budget Allows Forces to…

OIC urges India to allow access to Fact finding mission in Kashmir

OIC General Secretary, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen Monday reiterated his call on India to allow access to the fact-finding mission of his Special Representative for Jammu and Kashmir and the OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission. He called upon the world community to play its…

ARMY MAY GIVE PRIVATE SECTOR ACCESS TO ITS ARMS FOR R&D

The Army is giving finishing touches to a policy that will allow sharing of some of its main equipment with the private sector for upgradation, creation of new variants, sub-components and for R&D, top defence ministry officials on Thursday said. This is a major move…

India Plans Up To 74% Foreign Investment In Defence Technologies Without Approval

India plans to allow higher foreign investments in niche defence technologies under the automatic route as the world’s largest importer of arms and defence equipment looks to boost local manufacturing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration aims to increase the foreign direct investment cap from the…

Speedier Acquisition Needed to Stay Competitive, Defense Official Says

The Defense Department needs to speed its acquisition processes and allow decisions at a lower level if it wants to stay competitive, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Speedier Acquisition Needed to Stay Competitive, Defense Official Says

US WILL NOT ALLOW CHINA TO ‘COERCE’ NATIONS IN ASIA , SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN & PACIFIC AFFAIRS

The US will not allow China to “bully” or “coerce” nations in Asia, a senior Trump administration official has said, amidst Beijing flexing its muscles in the region. The Trump administration has made clear that the US wants a “productive” relationship with China, and the…

China allows Indian pilgrims To undertake Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La Govt

China has agreed to allow Indian pilgrims to Kailash-Mansarovar through Nathu La in Sikkim after the route was closed last year in the wake of the Doklam standoff. Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that…

Tehran Won’t Allow India To Use Chabahar Port To Undermine Pakistan, Say Iranian Diplomats

Tehran Won’t Allow India To Use Chabahar Port To Undermine Pakistan, Say Iranian Diplomats. On December 3, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port. Pakistan is not part of the project, yet its minister for ports and shipping was standing next…