Rustom 2 Drones Set To Be Ready By 2020 With Indigenous Diesel Turboprop engine

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday said the Rustom-2 drone would be ready for use in two years. Speaking on the sidelines of the convocation ceremony of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) here on Friday, DRDO chairman S Christopher said…

INDIA U S RELATIONS COME UNDER STRAIN AS TIES WITH RUSSIA DEVELOP

India’s reliance on Iran for oil, and on Russia for defence equipment, could be choked due to the unilateral sanctions by the US Russia’s share of arms imports falls from 79% between 2008-2012 to 62% in 2013-2017 Relations between India and the United States, which…

Brahmos leads Indian charge at Paris defence show – YouTube

This video shows you that Brahmos leads Indian charge at Paris defence show. There was a stark difference in the Indian presence at Eurosatory, the just-concluded biennial defence show here. While the previous edition, held in June 2016, had seen some of the heavyweights of…

RFI for Rs 32,640 cr minesweepers may be issued in four weeks

The ministry of defence (MoD) is expected to issue a request for information (RFI) for Rs 32,640-crore mine-counter measure vessels (MCMVs) to be built at Goa Shipyard (GSL) in the next four weeks. Sources told FE on conditions of anonymity, “The RFI will be issued…

World’s Only Supersonic Brahmos Cruise Missile leads Indian charge at Paris Defence Show

There was a stark difference in the Indian presence at Eurosatory, the just-concluded biennial defence show here. While the previous edition, held in June 2016, had seen some of the heavyweights of Indian DPSUs, including the Garden Reach Shipyard and the Ordnance Factories Board, as…

UP De-Licenses 240 Defence Products

UP government will organize a defence exhibition in Kanpur next month to promote manufacturing in the upcoming defence corridor. Officials said that a defence manufacturing policy will be announced shortly and that land acquisition for the corridor would start soon. State industries minister Satish Mahana…

With US sanctions, India has perfect window of opportunity for defence deals with Vietnam

For the Vietnamese government, defence ties are a cornerstone of the relationship with India. So, the substantive movement on weapons sales and co-production initiatives shown by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her recent visit is long overdue. Sitharaman said “this is the best time for…

US Senate passes bill seeking enhanced defence ties with India

The US Senate today passed with an overwhelming majority a $716 billion defence bill which among other things seeks to strengthen ties with America’s ‘Major Defence Partner’ India. The US recognised India as a “Major Defence Partner” in 2016, a designation that allows India to…

India, Russia weigh rupee-rouble trade for defence deals

India, Russia weigh rupee-rouble trade for defence deals New Delhi: Efforts to break the logjam over Russian defence deals because of US sanctions have zeroed in on a rupee-rouble transfer as the only way out but both sides are finding it difficult to find banking…

India Russia may have found a way to bypass US Sanctions on the S 400 Missile Deal

Efforts to break the logjam over Russian defence deals because of US sanctions have zeroed in on a rupee-rouble transfer as the only way out but both sides are finding it difficult to find banking institutions through which such payments can be routed. Financial sanctions…