Indian defense minister Manohar Parrikar will head for his first official visit to the US this week to discuss proposals for co-production of military equipment. The discussion also includes proposals to bolster maritime security, counter-terrorism and intelligence-sharing between the two countries, Times Of India reported today
India's defense ministry task force has proposed weightages and assets criteria that permit only few Indian private defense manufacturers to qualify for strategic partnerships. The task force, known as Aatre, was set up to identify Indian private companies as strategic partners for development of critical military platforms such as aircraft, warships and armoured fighting vehicles
Bharat Forge Limited has set to invest US$74.8 Million in South Indian state of Telanganas booming defense and aerospace manufacturing sector
Lockheed Martin is partnering Sweden's Exechon AB and Abu Dhabi based Injaz National to set up a joint venture in the UAE for advanced machining technology. The Abu Dhabi-based joint venture, Exechon Enterprises will establish an engineering and manufacturing center for Parallel Kinematics Machining (PKM) in the aerospace, defense and automotive sectors, as well as other industrial areas
China regrets the failure to publish the joint declaration of the third ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM). Responding to a reporter's question, the Information Office of China's Ministry of National Defense said that "The Chinese side has kept close coordination and communication with Malaysia, the rotating chair of the meeting, on the draft of the joint declaration," adding China has reached a consensus with Malaysia and other ASEAN countries on the content of the document
South Korea and Japan are aggressively targeting the Asian defense market, which had long been dominated by the US, the U.K
The Israels military intelligence service has cautioned the nations defense forces personnel to be aware of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) activities and report immediately of any contacts by its operatives. The memo was addressed to all Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officers and soldiers by the Information Security Department, a counter-intelligence body of the military intelligence
Pakistan has admitted to possessing an arsenal of low-yield nuclear weapons to counter Indias conventional weapons, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry told journalists on Tuesday in Washington DC. The Dawn newspaper reported today that this is a rare explanation of Pakistans decision to make tactical nuclear weapons to deal with the possible threat of an Indian ‘aggression
The Chinese military has relocated vehicles seized from corrupt military officials to border areas for use by troops there. “As of the end of September, all vehicles found in violation during the anti-graft campaign have been handed to troops stationed in remote border areas under harsh conditions such as Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet,” according to China Military Online, a website owned by the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA)
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton showed her support for creating a no-fly zone in Syria on Tuesday as leverage to bring Russia to the negotiation table on joining the coalition fighting Islamic State militants. The US should use diplomatic and military leverage to reach agreement with Russia over Syria, Clinton said
Taichung prosecutors in Taiwan have pressed charges against 33 people, including military personnel and executives of three companies over an alleged procurement scandal involving locally produced eight-wheeled CM-32 Clouded Leopard armored vehicles. Chiang Yi-fu, chairman of Chung Hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corp
Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has shown support today for combat role of women in the nation's armed forces. A policy decision will soon be made after studying the implications as it may have some “operational” or “training difficulties”, Parrikar was quoted as saying by various media today
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