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.
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.
IDD Analysis Announcing an elevation of bilateral ties India and Australia – both members of the four-nation quadrilateral, or the ‘Quad’, have said their partnership is now at the level of ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ and have opened military bases to each other’s forces allowing refuel and logistics for assets like planes, warships and submarines. A
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 The ‘Quad’ or the strategic quadrilateral grouping comprising India, US, Japan and Australia is very much on the agenda, its contours are being worked out. In the past India has been reticent on the Quad, with its diplomats have been careful over how this Indo-Pacific grouping will be seen by its edgy neighbour,
IDD Bureau India’s has finally decided to go ahead with the deal to get 24 of the MH 60R helicopters for $ 2.6 billion ( Rs 18200 crore) from US company Lockheed Martin under the foreign military sales route okayed by the US Administration. The decision was okayed by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)
IDD Bureau A total of 14 MoUs were exchanged between the Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the Indian companies today on the sidelines of the ongoing DefExpo-2020. The 5th round of India-Russia Military Industrial Conference (IRMIC) was conducted on the second day of the DefExpo-2020 at Lucknow. The conference was co-chaired by Dr. Ajay
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
IDD Bureau India and Japan are co-developing cutting edge technology that will guide, drive and control unmanned ground vehicles and also robotics for military use. The matter is being discussed by the Joint Working Group on Defence Equipment and Technology Cooperation (JWG-DETC). The project had cropped up for review and discussion during the recent 2+2