Quad now has steel to its spine

‘Quad’ has some ‘steel to its spine’ The first ever ‘in-person’ meeting of leaders of the newly-minted four- nation grouping recommitted to partnership, shared security and prosperity—a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The meeting also led to crucial announcements detailing joint efforts on developing critical technology, infrastructure development and addressing climate change besides sharing satellite data, cooperating in space and cyber domains. The four countries will also fund and finance research by 100 scholars each year by way of fellowships.

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Indian Import ban list does not bar foreign OEM’s

We are atmanirbhar (self-reliant) in these 209 items on the list, but we need your help in improving these systems, said Rajnath Singh”

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Largest deployment of F35’s just exercised in the Indo-Pacific

the largest concentration of F-35 fighter jets – a fifth generation jet made by Lockheed Martin — carried out continuous cross deck operations for 48 hours in the Philippine Sea in the last fortnight of August.

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IAF’s C-130J, head for depot maintenance at Lockheed Martin facility

The first lot of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will undergo 12-year servicing – called depot maintenance —  at a Lockheed Martin-approved Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) beginning 2022.

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China expanding nukes; ‘Launch on warning’ capability

China is expanding its nuclear arsenal, adding longer range missiles, some with multiple warheads and is moving towards adopting a ‘launch-on-warning posture’ for its land-based long range nukes, called the inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBM’s).

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Israel’s successful ‘Iron Dome’; US funded and backed it

The air-defence missile system has emerged from a peculiar geographical necessity of Israel, coupled with a strong backing of the US in terms of hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and also cutting-edge technology.

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Boeing F-15EX offer, adds new dimension to Indo-US ties

The F-15EX, is the latest and most advanced version of the combat-proven, multi-role, all-weather day/night aircraft from the F-15 family of jets. The F-15EX can offer a future-ready, multi-role solution to the Indian Air Force in the form of unmatched payload, performance, and persistence by integrating leading edge technologies, networks, and weapons and sensors

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$ 6 Bn Tejas jet deal to rev-up Indian Industry

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft , Tejas, fighter jets.

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MiG 29K crashes stymie India’s Naval aspirations

Without an airborne combat platform that is at par with most modern Navies, Indian hopes of being counted as a true blue-water force, remain stymied. The term blue-water defines the ability to carry out operations at sea. Indian Navy has everything — its own satellite, an aircraft carrier, newly added latest submarines besides warships carrying missiles like the BrahMos.

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‘Nag’ ATGM and next-Gen foreign missiles will co-exist

Will India stick to making just 3rd generation ATGM’s at state owned manufacturing plants

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