Reliance Defence was ‘freely chosen’ as offset Partner Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation, the maker of Rafale fighter jets, said on Wednesday night that it had “freely chosen to make a partnership with India’s Reliance Group”. The Rafale-maker’s clarification came in response to a French media website claim that Dassault Aviation was presented with no option…

“India Will Find Out”Trump On Sanctions For S 400 Deal With Russia

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India “will soon find out” about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India signed a $5 billion deal to purchase the S-400 air defence system from Russia. Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or…

BEL RECEIVES RS 200 CR WORTH ORDER FROM DRDO FOR MEDIUM RANGE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Defence PSU Wednesday said it received order worth Rs 200 crore from State-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for supply of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MR SAM) rear section. In a press release, BDL said MRSAM is…

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Leaves For France Today

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will leave for France on Wednesday night on a three day visit, which comes in the backdrop of a huge controversy over the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace major Dassault Aviation. Officials sources said Ms Sitharaman will hold…

Pakistan Urges US To Resume Aid, Says It Is ‘Ready To Listen’

akistan pledged Wednesday to support negotiations with the Taliban to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war as it asked the United States to restore military aid and stop blaming Islamabad for the extremists’ strengths. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visited Washington to explain the Afghanistan strategy of…

Pakistan China to enhance cooperation in defence production Zobaida Jalal

Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing Wednesday called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Zobaida Jalal and discussed matters of mutual interest. They discussed the various aspects of cooperation in the field of defence production. The minister reiterated the need for closer cooperation in all…

Breaking IAF, Govt had no role in Rafale deal, Dassault selected partner Dhanoa

Indian Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa on Wednesday said it was French fighter jet manufacturer Dassault that was to select offset partner in Rafale deal and the Indian government and IAF had no role to play. The IAF chief added the Rafale was good…

Vajra hits target during trial in Pokhran

Vajra hits target during trial in Pokhran The Indian army, since Wednesday, has been successfully testing fire from indigenous advanced gun K9-Vajra-T (longe range), which on Thursday, hit the target at Pokhran Field Firing Range in Jaisalmer district. The gun has a range to fire…

Pak court suspends jail sentences of Sharif, Daughter Maryam

In a major relief to the Sharif family, a top Pakistani court suspended on Wednesday the jail sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law in a corruption case and ordered their release from a high-security prison. On July 6, the…

CONGRESS LEADERS MEET CAG ON RAFALE DEAL, DEMAND EARLY REPORT ON IRREGULARITIES

A delegation of senior Congress leaders on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the Rafale fighter jet deal and asked the auditor to prepare a report on alleged irregularities in it. The Congress delegation handed a memorandum to the CAG…