Lockheed and Airbus possible candidates for $ 910 million copter deal

IDD Bureau India will yet again invite bids to procure heavy helicopters for its Coast Guard, probably pitching US giant Lockheed Martin and European Airbus against each other for the US $ 910  million deal to supply 14 helicopters. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the apex decision making body of the Ministry of Defence on

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India to have a single cyber command and control

IDD Multiple cyber agencies working under several ministries are likely to be folded under a “single authority or agency responsible” for the entire spectrum of defensive cyber operations in the country. Recently, Kudankolam Nuclear power plant was victim to vicious cyberattack, so were officials at the critical Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). In both cases

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Former US Secy of State recounts how Indian sanctions were lifted

IDD Bureau Narrating the strategic importance of Indo-US relations and how they grew after the Civil-Nuclear deal, inked in 2008,  former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, while speaking in India, has said it helped in ‘lifting sanctions’.. and opened up cooperation in defence and high-technology. Rice , who was Secretary of state 2005-2009, was

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Defence key driver as USISPF holds summit

Trade between India and US is growing. Source USISPF twitter handle

IDD Bureau With the defence sector expected to play a ‘major-role’ in increasing India-US trade, the  US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) will convene the largest gathering of over 300 private sector executives, global CEOs, besides US and Indian government leaders  at its second ‘Annual Leadership Summit’ in New Delhi on October 21. The theme of

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Pak post destroyed, Army retaliates ceasefire violation in Rajouri

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani post was destroyed after Indian Army retaliated to unprovoked heavy shelling and ceasefire violation by the neighbouring troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector on Saturday. According to Army sources, a Pakistani post on the other side of the border in the Rajouri sector was destroyed completely in the counter-fire by the Indian

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