India has signed White Shipping agreement with France to share information on maritime traffic and maritime domain awareness (MDA) in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The agreement was signed on January 19 in the wake of China's expanding naval attacks in the area where India is looking to establish itself as the net security provider
Indian army is building a large number of modern bunkers in Sikkim as part of its efforts to boost the countrys defenses along the border, shared with China. The new bunkers are being built using hallow block structures that can be transported easily to hill areas after having been constructed in plain areas
India is eyeing to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during a visit by crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, this week. Sheikh Zayed, who is also the supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade on 26 January,
Japan plans to submit a bill to the ordinary Diet session to be convened Friday that would allow supply of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) secondhand defense equipment to other countries for free or low price. The government intends to provide secondhand SDF defense equipment mainly to member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including the Philippines, which has a territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea
Kazakh Armed Forces recently took delivery of a new batch of modern multifunctional 4th generation Su-30SM jet fighter jets from Russia. “To be able to successfully deploy the fighter, a deep knowledge of technology and continuous self-improvement are needed,” said deputy commander of the air base on educational and ideological work Colonel Temirtas Ibraev
India has purchased more than $3 billion worth emergency weapons and ammunitions and other military equipments from Israel and Russia. Deliveries have begun even as new orders are still being placed,
Australia and Japan have signed an agreement that facilitates closer bilateral defence logistics support and cooperation during activities such as combined exercises, training and peacekeeping operations. The agreement is expected to be finalised by the end of 2017, Australian Department of Defense announced last saturday
China has supplied two patrol vessels, PMSS Hingol and the PMSS Basol, to Pakistan's Navy and will be delivering two more soon to protect Sea Route of the $54 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The vessels were received January 14 by Commander of the Pakistan Navy Vice-Admiral Arifullah Hussaini
Gujarat is likely to become a major defense manufacturing hub with a number of private sector companies planning to set up factories in the state. The centre has approved close to 20 licences for defence production in Gujarat, defence minister Manohar Parrikar was quoted as saying
Indian government is set to introduce 'Strategic Materials Policy' that promotes production as well as storage of defence-related strategic materials. The Ministry had detailed discussions on the policy," said Parrikar, inaugurating a three-day International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics, 2017 (ICERP 2017) here
An Indian MoD panel has suggested that the government could save up to INR 25,000 crore (US$3.6 billion) from its current budget by cutting flag and reploying forcs over the next five years
Russian Helicopters has considered to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 regional investment forum in India. The eighth biennial Vibrant Gujarat forum is taking place in state of Gujarat's capital Gandhinagar on January 10-13
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