General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa took over as the new chiefs of the India Army and Air Force respectively on Saturday. Lt General Rawat commanded an infantry battalion, along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Sector, a Rashtriya Rifles Sector and an Infantry Division in the Kashmir Valley, a Corps in the Eastern theatre and the Southern Command, the Indian MoD announced
The US government has announced sanctions against seven Pakistani government-owned and commercial entities allegedly associated with the countrys missile, defence and nuclear programmes, says an official notification. The notification by the US Department of Commerce said that the entities added to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) list “have been determined by the US government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States”
Rheinmetall has written, requesting Indian Defense Ministry to be taken off the banned list with the conglomerate expressing its intention to participate in PM Narendra Modis 'Make in India' initiative. The defence ministry has come up with a new blacklisting policy in November after working on it for over a year
Gujarat state of India has released an investor-friendly Aerospace and Defence Policy 2016 that offers incentives and tax sops in relation to land allotment, stamp duty, registration charges and electricity duty. The state will now provide government land at 50% of jantri rates for setting up units during the five-year tenure of the policy to attract defence and aerospace sector players
Malaysia is considering expanding military cooperation with Belarus in the near future in matters concerning aircraft repairs. “I will recommend our defense ministry to pay close attention to the capabilities of the Belarusian company ‘OAO 558 Aircraft Repair Plant in Baranovichi
India is to become the worlds third largest military spender in 2018 surpassing UK and Saudi Arabia which occupy the third and fourth place, according to an analysis by IHS Janes. The first and second spot will continue to be occupied by the US with $622
Philippines has decided to accept firearms offer from China which will be payable over 25 years, President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday. "China is pressing me on the firearms, which are already there
Philippines is now eyeing to import weapons and armory from Pakistan in the wake of the South East Asian countrys strained relationship with the USA. The move diversifies the country's sources from the US,
South Korea has unveiled a list of 60 submarine components Thursday that need to be banned from reaching North Korea. This is a follow-up step after the United Nations adopted a new round of sanctions over Pyongyang's latest nuclear test,
South Korea has increased its defense budget to 40.34 trillion won (US$34 billion) for 2017 from 38
Russia has planned to approve its state arms procurement program for the years 2018-2025 in July 2017. “Spending is not expected to be curtailed but the focus will be given to high technologies,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told
Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has begun local tests of a 55 m tethered aerostat system that was acquired to enhance the republic's continuous airborne radar coverage and maritime surveillance capabilities. The system, which can detect aerial and seaborne threats at distances of up to 200 km, will be operated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) at the Choa Chu Kang Camp, which is located in the western part of the island,
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