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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US DoD issues new directive on China

The scope includes: Out-pacing China; developing a National Defense Strategy; streamlining and strengthening cooperation with US allies and partners, particularly in the Indo-Pacific; bolstering deterrence; accelerate development of new operational concepts; emerging capabilities and future force posture.

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Post Covid Surge: India again looking at Subs and Drones

IDD Update Faced with a rapidly rising China’s  military prowess, India, emerging from a  devastating covid surge looks to add to its sea-going arsenal. The latest are a $ 5.8 billion order for next generation of conventional submarines and a quick movement is happening in New Delhi add more drones, of the General Atomics MQ-9B.

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Quad to use vaccine making capabilities of India for Indo-Pacific countries

Quad partners – Japan and Australia – we’re continuing to identify options for cooperation in the areas of vaccine manufacturing capacity in India

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India seeks ASW capable ‘Predator’ drones

India is looking at two variants. One for the Navy and the other for the Army and the IAF. India has, so far, been studying the MQ9B-Sky Guardian and the Sea Guardian, models of the company. However, some of the drones will the latest variant of the predator family called the MQ-9A block 5, that has been successfully tested for anti submarine warfare (ASW) capability in January this year.

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Decisive shift India allocates $ 18 Bn for military equipment

An allocation of almost $ 18 billion, under what is called the ‘Capital head’ of its budget, is the largest increase in 15 years when calculated on an year-on-year basis. It also almost doubles the allocation within past four years. In the budget presented in February 2017 the allocation was Rs 69,473 Crore ( approx $ 9.26 billion).

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After policy change, US drone deals beat China

The US policy change affected in July this year and the subsequent moves, break China’s rapidly growing influence in the ‘armed drone market’. India or Taiwan would be a ‘no go zone’ for Chinese companies, which, however, in the past, had sold drones to UAE. Beijing had even sold some drones to Saudi Arabia, a long standing ally of the US

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US made Predator drones leased by India

New Delhi to counter an increasingly assertive China at sea and also along the contested 3,488 kms of land borders between the two countries.

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USJBC welcomes Dr. Vivek Lall onto Board of Directors

Dr Lall was unanimously voted onto the board of the USJBC. In the past he has played a decisive role in some of the major defence deals between India and the US.

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