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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Chinook & Apache at R-day, tell growth story of Indo-US relations

IDD Bureau It was a cold, rainy morning over New Delhi when US President Barack Obama, Chief Guest at India’s Republic day in January 2015, created history to become the first US President attending India’s military parade to mark January 26, the Republic day. At the customary flypast on Republic day,  Obama and his wife

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CAATSA overhang could create hurdles for India-US relations

IDD Bureau Indo-US ties could be up for testing times if the recurring threat of sanctions on India is not sorted. It poses a threat to the growing multi-billion dollar Indo-US defence trade. Key foundation agreements have been signed between the two countries, who are strategic partners and work together in the Indo-Pacific. A senior

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ISA widens US industry footprint in India

COMCASA to be operationalised IDD Bureau: India and the US have signed the Industrial Security Annex (ISA) and agreed  to operationlize COMCASA –a  communication sharing agreement – that will allow wider joint operations of the forces. The ISA was inked by the two sides ahead of the 2+2 ministerial-level dialogue  in the US on December

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China on the mind, India opts for six more Boeing P8I

IDD Bureau With a greater number of Chinese submarines making a foray into the Indian ocean, the military establishment in India has okayed the procurement of six more Boeing P8I maritime surveillance aircraft to widen the arc of operations of its Navy. Indian Navy has been using the Boeing P8I planes since 2013 and now

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