Pak Indicates It May Rethink ‘Debt Trap’ CPEC Project, China Responds

China on Tuesday sought to defend the massive trade corridor project with Pakistan after Prime Minister Imran Khan reportedly decided to slash Chinese investments and review the multi-billion dollar CPEC project. The new government in Pakistan is reportedly concerned over heavy Chinese loans under the…

Iran Developing Homegrown Jet Trainer

Addressing a conference on aerial power in Tehran on Tuesday, General Hatami said the new aircraft that will be used for training is being manufactured using local technologies and designs. Elsewhere, he highlighted the Defense Ministry’s success in unveiling the country’s first homegrown fighter jet…

US to Supply More F-35s to Israel to Offset S-300 Systems in Syria

On Tuesday, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had delivered S-300 missile systems to Syria to increase the security of Russian military personnel in the Arab country. An additional shipment of US F-35 stealth planes will be supplied to Israel under President Trump’s…

Enemy’s Enemy is Friend US sanctions bringing Russia, India closer

Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday that Moscow and Delhi will sign S-400 missile deal when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India later this week despite US sanctions against countries buying arms from Russia. Putin will oversee the signing of a deal worth more than five billion…

Govt modifies defence procurement norms to avoid delays

The government on Tuesday decided to modify the guidelines for defence procurement to avoid procedural delays and cleared a ₹2,300 crore plan to buy engines for T-72 tanks, defence ministry said in a statement here. The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Defence…

Current Rafale Deal Better Than One Negotiated Earlier by Congress Air Force Deputy Chief

Air Force Deputy Chief Air Marshal R. Nambiar on Tuesday asserted that the deal for 36 Rafale aircraft by the PM Modi government was “much better” than the one negotiated earlier for 126 planes, contending that “people are misinformed” about the issue. The remarks came…

This is what the Indian Air Force’s fighter squadron strength has been reduced to

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday that the total number of fighter aircraft squadrons in the Indian Air Force (IAF) was down to 33 at the end of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule in 2014.In the four years since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)…

Hope To Send Uranium Shipment To India In Near Future Australia

Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, on Tuesday expressed hope that the country would be sending a consignment of uranium to India in the “near future”. Speaking at the Australia Fest in Delhi, Mr Sidhu said, “Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was here (in India…

India at UN World doesn’t need lessons on democracy, human rights from Pakistan

India Tuesday said it was ironic that Pakistan, a country founded on religious fundamentalism, spoke of communal disharmony and religious intolerance. India was exercising its right of reply after Pakistan raised the UN report on Kashmir in the Human Rights Council. “The world does not…

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…