Chinese hackers stole drawings &designs of engines and military projects

The Grand Jury concluded that Chinese nationals Li Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33, were working with the Chinese Secret Service , the Ministry of State Security (MSS), and other agencies of the Chinese government to steal intellectual property over a period of more than 10 years.

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Australia rejects Beijing’s claims in South China Sea

Australia, a significant ally of India, US and Japan, has shed its ‘reticence’ on the South China Sea and ‘rejected’ China’s expansive maritime claims while terming these ‘inconsistent’ with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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India reduces demand for 57 carrier based jets

Locally made jet, to be ready by 2026, will make up numbers IDD Bureau India is now looking to reduce the number of Multi-Role carrier borne fighters jets it wants to source from foreign manufacturers. The numbers could be cut down from the present demand of 57 jets. According to some estimates, the Indian Navy

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India orders 156 more ICV’s

IDD Bureau Upping  its war fighting capabilities, India has announced procurement of an additional 156 of Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP) 2/2K armoured infantry combat vehicle (AIFV). The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB),   an entity owned by the Indian Ministry of Defecne,  has been licence producing the Russian –parentage BMP’s since 1987. It has been tasked to

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India caps military spending for three months

IDD exclusive Reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 virus and the resultant country-wide lockdown,  India has announced a ‘capping’ of military spending for the next three months. The impact of capping — not cutting down spending —  for now, would be insignificant. However,  how India emerges from the lockdown, ending April 15, will determine

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Russia losses share in Indian arms market, But US is not a gainer

Israel & France have gained IDD Perspective Russia continues to be the biggest supplier of weapons and equipment to India even though its share for a five year period 2015-2019 has dropped ‘sharply’ when compared with the previous five year block – 2010-2014. Contrary to perception, the share of US companies in the India military-equipment

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Indian Army wants loitering munitions, Needs 100 launchers

IDD Exclusive Adding a new dimension to its war fighting abilities, the Indian Army is now going to get loitering drones, capable of being launched from man portable platforms. Meaning two men carrying a ‘man-portable’ launcher can release a loitering drone which can do reconnaissance over an area and then direct itself to hit the

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Trump: ‘Modi and I revitalizing Quad’

IDD Bureau The ‘Quad’ or the strategic quadrilateral grouping comprising India, US, Japan and Australia is very much on the agenda, its contours are being worked out. In the past India has been reticent on the Quad, with its diplomats have been careful over how this Indo-Pacific grouping will  be seen by its edgy neighbour,

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India’s opts for MH-60R, numbers are just bare minimum

IDD Bureau   India’s has finally decided to go ahead with the deal to get 24 of the MH 60R helicopters  for $  2.6 billion ( Rs 18200 crore) from US company Lockheed Martin under the foreign military sales route okayed by the US Administration. The decision was okayed by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)

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MH-60R will provide India an ‘ASW’ edge over China

               IDD explainer IDD Bureau Imagine a scenario, a submarine of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is lurking under the waters either in the Arabian Sea along India’s west coast or in Bay of Bengal which forms the country’s east coast.  An Indian Naval warship is within close proximity, its carrying on deck a

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