From a reluctant player in the ‘Quad’, or the Quadrilateral, India is now shedding its ambivalence, to openly work towards making the alliance stronger and a seamlessly effective entity in the Indo-Pacific.
US President Donald J. Trump, on July 24, lowered a subset of UAS from category I, with highest restrictions, to category II, allowing easier exports without getting bogged down with MTCR rules. All other US rules will continue to apply on such equipment.
“The Indo-Pacific region will continue to lead by most macroeconomic indicators, such as trade flows, net investment flows, and real GDP growth.
Planes will arrive at Ambala July 29 IDD Bureau India’s latest fighter jet acquisition, the Rafale, is set to arrive on July 29 and is fitted with ‘game-changing’ weapons which are unmatched in the neighbourhood – Pakistan and China. Just days before the Rafale fighter jets made by Daasult aviation of France are set to
42 of these jets, will be the F35B for carriers IDD Bureau Japan has moved a step closer to operating an aircraft carrier of its own, ending almost a 70 years self-imposed restraint. The US has okayed the sale of 42 of the F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft produced by Lockheed Martin,
IDD Bureau Almost two months into the nerve-wracking military posturing between India and China, New Delhi has okayed a two-pronged $ 5.18 billion upgrade of its military prowess. The upgrade will be a mix of locally made and imported weapons, equipment and platforms. These will include a new 1000 km Long range land attack
India & China adding warheads IDD Bureau International think-tank, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has warned that the World could be headed for another nuclear arms race, like the Cold War ( 1947 -1991) as treaties betetwen the US and Russia – the two hold some 90 of the stockpile of warheads —
IDD explainer In a long-pending reform, India, has allowed foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to invest upto 74 percent stake in Defence equipment manufacturing sector in India via the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) route, allowing the OEM’s, a controlling stake in production. India is the second largest importer of weapons and equipment, accounting for 9.2
IDD Bureau As a part of its recast into a leaner force, the Indian Army is to outsource repair and maintenance of some of its fleet of two Russian-origin tanks — T-72 and T-90 — to private companies in India. India operates some 3500 tanks of these two types, including 1,070 T-90 tanks as well
IDD Bureau The Indian Air Force has been using the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to great effect for military usage, in the process several milestones are getting created for the iconic plane manufactured by US giant Lockheed Martin. The IAF, On May 3, flew a pair of C-130 J from Srinagar in the northern part