No decision on shifting Aero India 2019 venue out of Bengaluru to Lucknow

The Union minister for parliamentary affairs Ananth Kumar tweeted on Monday that “… no decision on shifting Aero India 2019 venue out of Bengaluru to Lucknow.” He also said that he has spoken to Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and all news of the venue…

Japan Just Launched A New Destroyer And Its A Missile Killer

japan has launched a new destroyer, and China isn’t happy about it. On Monday, Tokyo launched the first of two new 27DDG-class destroyers. The ceremony was held at Japan Marine United’s shipyard at Isogo Ward in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. According to Defense News ,…

123 Naval Multi Role , 111 Naval Utility Helicopters,6 Submarines & 8 Patrol Vessel Has Been Cleared

The defence ministry on Monday, July 30, announced it had approved ‘implementation guidelines for the strategic partnership model’. The ‘strategic partner’ model of defence procurement, which was promulgated in outline in May 2017, provides a policy framework for Indian firms to manufacture specified defence platforms…

U.S ELEVATES INDIA’S DEFENCE TRADE STATUS TO NATO LEVEL ALLIES, DELHI WELCOMES MOVE

The Trump administration announced on Monday granting India the status of Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) country, the only South Asian nation to be given the designation along with the US’ NATO allies like South Korea, Australia and Japan. India on Tuesday welcomed the US’ decision…

Pakistan can’t use IMF money to repay Chinese Debt US

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistan’s new government should not provide funds to pay off Chinese lenders. In an interview with CNBC television, Pompeo said the United States looked forward to engagement with…

Deck cleared for purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters

The defence ministry on Monday cleared “platform-specific” guidelines for the purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters under the ‘strategic partnership’ model to replace the Navy’s outdated fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers. The government’s defence acquisition council (DAC), which defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman heads, discussed and…

UK urges India to allow human rights official to visit Jammu and Kashmir

The Theresa May government on Monday reiterated its position that the Shimla Agreement should be the basis for talks between India and Pakistan, but said it “encourages” both countries to allow the UN high commissioner for human rights to visit Jammu and Kashmir. Responding to…

Pakistan Naval Chief calls on Maldivian President

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Monday called on President of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Garoom at President’s office at Male. During the meeting, matters of mutual interests were dilated upon. Speaking on the occasion Admiral Zafar highlighted…

Rehman Malik says FATF grey listing ‘influenced by Indian propaganda against Pakistan

Senator Rehman Malik on Monday “strongly condemned” the decision of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of placing Pakistan in its grey list terming it biased and fully influenced by Indian propaganda against Pakistan, ARY News reported. In his opening remarks during a meeting of Senate…

HAL Tejas Fighter Jet Commences Operation with the Indian Air Force

HAL Tejas, India’s indigenous fighter jets commenced operations today on Monday. Tejas is the maiden fly-by-wire advanced plane which has been designed, developed and manufactured in India. Tejas has been developed and designed by HAL and on Monday it commenced operations with ‘The Flying Daggers.’…