S-400 Is Good For India, But Why Rafale While Drone Are Cheaper & Reliable

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the $5bn (£3.8bn) deal for the S-400 Triumf in New Delhi on Friday despite mewling sounds and threats from Washington. Modi put India’s security first and did it with minimum fuss and in double quick…

India’s Sikkim Airport Borders China In Sign Of Modi’s Intent

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the country’s 100th operational airport in the northeastern state of Sikkim, nestled in the Himalayan range, he took pains to mention what an engineering marvel it was. What he commented on more obliquely, however, was the strategic…

S-400, Kamov on the agenda of Modi, Putin

Ahead of the bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week, discussions are “still under way” between the two sides to conclude a final deal for 200 Kamov-226T utility helicopters. “Having also received feedback from the Ministry of…

THE CONGRESS’s ONLY AGENDA IS TO HAVE THE RAFALE DEAL CANCELLED

For more than four years, the Narendra Modi government has had a monopoly on political messaging and perception management. The Rafale controversy, triggered this time by former French president Francois Hollande’s comments that the French government had no say in selecting Reliance Defence as Rafale…

India Maldives’ closest ally, new President tells Narendra Modi

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, president-elect of the Maldives, has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that “India is always the closest ally” to the island nation and will remain so. Solih, who won Sunday’s presidential election defeating incumbent Abdulla Yameen, is expected to take office before the…

INDIA, CHINA TO SIGN INTERNAL SECURITY COOPERATION AGREEMENT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held an informal summit in Wuhan, China, in April this year which helped repair bilateral ties. For the first time, India and China will sign an internal security cooperation agreement during the forthcoming visit of China’s…

Boeing urges India to rewrite rules on buying foreign weapons

Boeing has called for India to rewrite its rules on buying foreign weapons as Narendra Modi’s government battles to contain the controversy surrounding India’s €8bn purchase of 36 fighter jets from France’s Dassault. New Delhi on Saturday rebutted comments by François Hollande, the former French…

Indian Economy to reach $5 Trillion mark by 2022 PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday the size of Indian economy will double to $5 trillion by 2022 with manufacturing and agriculture contributing $1 trillion each. Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of India International Convention and Expo Centre here, he cited this week’s announcement…

Out of the 4 Warships India plans to buy from Russia, 2 will be built locally

During a summit between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi in October, India will sign an agreement with Russia for the procurement of four frigates for the Indian Navy, the Economic Times reported. According to the report, the deal, which…

India Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline The 2 countries are now closer than ever before

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly unveiled via video conference e-plaques for the ground-breaking ceremony of two India assisted projects that would strengthen the ruling Awami League position ahead of polls end of year. External Affairs Minister Sushma…