DefExpo 2018: ‘There is no Shortage of Equipment and Ammunition for Armed Forces’, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

The 10th edition of the DefExpo begins today at Thiruvidanthai in Chennai. The main objective of this DefExpo is to promote Indian Defence manufacturing companies. Nearly 75% of the companies participating in the expo are the Indian companies. India will showcase indigenous built land, air and naval security systems. During the press conference on the sidelinesContinue reading “DefExpo 2018: ‘There is no Shortage of Equipment and Ammunition for Armed Forces’, Says Nirmala Sitharaman”

DefExpo 2018 to Begin Tomorrow; India to Showcase its Defence Manufacturing Capabilities

The 10th edition of DefExpo will begin tomorrow at Thiruvidanthai on the East Coast Road (ECR) near Chennai. In this four day event India will showcase its defence manufacturing capabilities to the world. The event will attract global vendors of defence manuctureres and suppliers of defence equipment. The Defence Ministry is also promoting indigenous defenceContinue reading “DefExpo 2018 to Begin Tomorrow; India to Showcase its Defence Manufacturing Capabilities”

Indian Army to Get 1.86 Lakh Modern Bullet Proof Jackets

Finally the wait is over. The Indian Army’s infantry soldiers are going to get modern bullet proof jackets. The Indian government has signed a contract of Rs 639 crore with a domestic defence manufacturing company SMPP Pvt Ltd to procure 1.86 Lakh bullet proof jackets. The Indian Army was pressing the centre government for buyingContinue reading “Indian Army to Get 1.86 Lakh Modern Bullet Proof Jackets”

Russia offers India to Sell 21 used Mig-29s at Cheap Price; Will India Consider The Offer?

Russia offers India to sell 21 used Mig – 29s at a very cheap price. The Indian government would be very cautious to take a decision of purchasing these 21 fighter jets. India needs to draw parallel from the deal of buying aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov. Russia offered this aircraft carrier free of cost toContinue reading “Russia offers India to Sell 21 used Mig-29s at Cheap Price; Will India Consider The Offer?”

Indian Air Force to get 110 Fighter Jets; Will it Suffice?

The Indian Air Force on Friday initiated a process to acquire 110 fighter jets. The IAF issued a Request for Information (RFI) for  $15 billion deal. It is considered to be the biggest defence deal. The fighter jets would jointly be produced by a foreign company in collaboration with an Indian company under ‘Make inContinue reading “Indian Air Force to get 110 Fighter Jets; Will it Suffice?”

Indian Air Force’s Biggest Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’ begins today

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) two-week long exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’ begins today. It is one of the biggest combat exercises to be conducted by the air force. The main aim of this exercise is to test the real time coordination and deployment of the air force in a short and war like situation. The exerciseContinue reading “Indian Air Force’s Biggest Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’ begins today”

Boeing’s Super Hornet F/A-18 for Indian Air Force?

In the latest development Indian government has asked Indian Air Force (IAF) to consider twin engine Boeing Super Hornet F/A-18 E/F along with SAABs’s Gripen and Lockheed Martin’s F-16. already talks are going on between Indian Navy and Boeing to finalise the deal of $8 billion (Approx) for the procurement of 57 fighter jets. IAFContinue reading “Boeing’s Super Hornet F/A-18 for Indian Air Force?”

India taking a step forward in terms missile technology, Test fires BrahMos

India successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Rajasthan’s Pokhran test range on 22nd March 2018 around 8:42 AM. The missile was test fired with an indigenous seeker developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).  Earlier India used to use seekers made by Russia. Initially the range of BrahMos was capped at 290Continue reading “India taking a step forward in terms missile technology, Test fires BrahMos”

Will India buy 36 more Rafale Jets?

Controversy on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets has not yet died and there have been reports that government is mulling over purchasing 36 more Rafale jets from France. The Congress on one hand accused Modi government of purchasing Rafale jets at higher cost causing a loss of Rs ‘12,000 Crore’ to the country,Continue reading “Will India buy 36 more Rafale Jets?”

History created: Lady Cadets secure top honours at OTA

History is created today during the Passing out Parade of Officer Training Academy (OTA) held at Chennai, as Academy Cadet Adjutant (ACA) Preeti Choudhary received the Sword of Honour whereas Senior Under Officer (SUO) Vreeti was awarded with the silver medal. This is for the first time in the history of OTA that two ladyContinue reading “History created: Lady Cadets secure top honours at OTA”