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Iran to handover Chabahar port to Indian company in a month: Iranian Minister

Iran to handover Chabahar port to Indian company in a month: Iranian Minister Sep 07,2018

Iran will handover the strategic Chabahar port to Indian company within a month for operation as per an interim pact, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on Thursday. Akhoundi is in India to participate in the Mobility Summit by Niti Aayog on the invitation of India government. “Now, we are ready just to handover the port (Chabahar) to the Indian company just to operate this in interim agreement that already we had with Indian part for one and a half year,”

India, US To Set Up Hotline Between Their Foreign, Defence Ministers

India, US To Set Up Hotline Between Their Foreign, Defence Ministers Sep 07,2018

India and US on Thursday decided to set up a hotline between their foreign and defence ministers and closely monitor the implementation of the decisions taken at the first 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi. The announcement was made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after the 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi, during which she along with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held wide-ranging deliberations with US Secretary of State MikePompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis. “We have decided to

1967 war film Paltan receives a standing ovation from the MOD

1967 war film Paltan receives a standing ovation from the MOD Sep 07,2018

The Ministry of Defence recently gave a standing ovation at a special screening of JP Dutta’s Paltan. A special screening was held for the Ministry of Defence as the plot revolves around the lives of some unknown heroes of the Indian army. The film was highly appreciated by India’s Ministry of Defence as the story reveals the true incidents from the lesser known battle of 1967 war at the Sikkim border. JP Dutta is known for his films showcasing the army’s on-field action in the most

India & US sign COMCASA, Pompeo says no decision on S400

India & US sign COMCASA, Pompeo says no decision on S400 Sep 06,2018

Terming the 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States as a historic dialougue, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, today announced the signing of the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) between the two nations. The COMCASA will facilitate India to obtain critical defence technologies from the US, and access critical communication network to ensure interoperability among the US and the Indian armed forces. Both the countries also decided to work together

ISRO working on smaller launch vehicles to carry satellites of up to 700 kg

ISRO working on smaller launch vehicles to carry satellites of up to 700 kg Sep 06,2018

ISRO is working on building smaller launch vehicles that will carry satellites weighing 500 to 700 kg to up to 500 kilometres from the earth's surface, its chief, K Sivan, said Thursday. Speaking at the inaugural session of the Bengaluru Space Expo 2018, a biennial event organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Sivan said the agency was planning to open incubation centres at six places in the country to encourage innovation and start-ups. He said the academia and the

Defence co-op key driver of India-US relationship: Sitharaman

Defence co-op key driver of India-US relationship: Sitharaman Sep 06,2018

Defence cooperation has emerged as the most significant dimension of India and the United States strategic partnership and as a key driver of the overall bilateral relationship, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. Speaking to the media after the conclusion of inaugural 2+2 Dialogue between India and the US, which was attended by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, US Secretary of Defence James N. Mattis, India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and

How Top-Secret US System Will Allow India To Track Chinese Submarines

How Top-Secret US System Will Allow India To Track Chinese Submarines Sep 06,2018

When a US warship or aircraft detects a Chinese warship or submarine, the warships, submarines and aircraft of the Indian Navy operating in the region will get to know instantly about the presence of the Chinese vessels through the transmission of encrypted data shared by the US Navy. Not only will the Indian Navy get the exact bearing and speed of the Chinese vessels, they may also be able to receive a live video feed of the ‘target’ as well. The receivers fitted in Indian Navy assets

India and US sign key military communication pact COMCASA

India and US sign key military communication pact COMCASA Sep 06,2018

Terming the 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States as a historic dialougue, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, today announced the signing of the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) between the two nations. The COMCASA will facilitate India to obtain critical defence technologies from the US, and access critical communication network to ensure interoperability among the US and the Indian armed forces. Both the countries also decided to work together

For the first time, India & US agree to hold wargame with army, navy and airforce

For the first time, India & US agree to hold wargame with army, navy and airforce Sep 06,2018

India and the US will hold massive tri-service military wargames involving their armies, navies, airforces and marines as a consequence of agreements reached at Thursday’s historic inaugural 2+2 meeting. India does not hold similar military exercises with any other country. The 2+2 dialogue was held between the Indian foreign and defence ministers Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman and US foreign and defence secretaries Mike Pompeo and James Mattis. “Our joint exercises have acquired

How to Counter Opposition Attack on Rafale: Ajit Doval’s 150-Minute Presentation for Modi Cabinet

How to Counter Opposition Attack on Rafale: Ajit Doval’s 150-Minute Presentation for Modi Cabinet Sep 06,2018

With the government under attack from the Opposition on the Rafale issue, the top security brass briefed the Union Council of Ministers on Wednesday on the fighter aircraft deal with France, saying that its cost is based on equipment and weapons that will be integrated into the jet. The presentation was made in a bid to provide the leaders with facts to counter the allegations of favouritism and corruption being levelled against the government.A senior government functionary said National

US-India 2+2 Dialogue: Why is Russian S-400 missile defence system so important to India?

US-India 2+2 Dialogue: Why is Russian S-400 missile defence system so important to India? Sep 06,2018

As US and India commence the first 2+2 dialogue on Thursday, one of the points to be stressed upon would be India’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence system. Pegged at about a whopping Rs 39,000 crore, this is arguably one of the costliest purchases — in this category — India has ever gone for. In July, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman underlined that India and Russia have concluded the commercial negotiations for the missile defence system, also known as Triumf. The US has

India Set To Approve Military Communications Deal With US: Sources

India Set To Approve Military Communications Deal With US: Sources Sep 06,2018

India is likely to give its approval to a landmark military communications agreement with the United States during high-level talks on Thursday, two government defence sources said, laying the ground for Washington to sell sensitive defence equipment. A first source said the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) was discussed in a meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet committee on security on Wednesday evening, hours ahead of a meeting between the defence

NIA to get its own camp office in Srinagar soon

NIA to get its own camp office in Srinagar soon Sep 06,2018

The premier anti-terror probe agency, National Investigation Agency (NIA), is all set to have its own camp office in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. For the past several years the agency has been using 182 Battalion BSF Campus Signal Center and Jammu Kashmir Police (JKP) guest house, both in Humhama frequently, in absence of their independent office. An independent bungalow in Tulsibagh has been allotted to the NIA. Sources said that NIA DG YC Modi had raised the issued during his trip to

Frankly, India Only Major Defence Partner”: US’ Pompeo Before Mega Talks

Frankly, India Only Major Defence Partner”: US’ Pompeo Before Mega Talks Sep 05,2018

India buying a missile defence system from Russia and oil from Iran would be part of the 2+2 dialogue, but not the talks’ primary focus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Secretary Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are headed to India for the talks tomorrow with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This is the inaugural 2+2 dialogue between the two countries. “They are (missile system purchase from Russia and oil from Iran) part

BEL’s order book crosses Rs 50,000 cr

BEL’s order book crosses Rs 50,000 cr Sep 05,2018

Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) order book for the first time has crossed beyond Rs 50,000 crore after bagging a Rs 9,200 crore order for supply of seven Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) systems. With this, the company is looking at maintaining a healthy order inflow with business segments such as Radars & Weapon Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Fire Control Systems, Communication Systems and C4I Systems driving its growth in the coming days. Single big order BEL has

India in 2+2 Likely to Discuss increasing interaction with US Central Command

India in 2+2 Likely to Discuss increasing interaction with US Central Command Sep 05,2018

The much awaited 2+2 Dialogue, which is to be held here on September 6 is likely to discuss the significant issue of increasing the interaction between the Indian Army and the Central Command of the US. Speaking on the condition of anonymity an officer told ANI, “One significant issue likely to be put forth will be the increase in the interaction between the Central Command of the US and the Indian Forces. This was till now restricted to the Indo-pacific Command of the US.” It is

US Provided India Intelligence Input On Chinese Troop Deployments During Doklam Stand-Off, Hints Report

US Provided India Intelligence Input On Chinese Troop Deployments During Doklam Stand-Off, Hints Report Sep 05,2018

During India’s 73-day long military stand-off with China in the Bhutanese territory of Doklam last year, the US provided New Delhi intelligence input on Beijing’s troop deployments, the Economic Times has hinted in a report. The report, which talks about India’s changing position on the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) with the US, hints that New Delhi benefited from the intelligence Washington provided. India’s position on the agreement started changing

Army launches massive search operations in 18 South Kashmir villages

Army launches massive search operations in 18 South Kashmir villages Sep 04,2018

The Indian Army launched massive search and cordon operations in 18 villages in Pulwama and Shopian districts of South Kashmir early today morning. The Army's 55 Rashtriya Rifles, 44 Rashtriya Rifles, and 53 Rashtriya Rifles battalions along with units from the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force are carrying out the operations. Search operations are being carried out in Rohmu, Below, Rajpora, Mitrigam, Frasipura, Gasu, Kucchepura, Chak, Mirgund, Murran, Zagigam,

India, China face mounting pressure from US; Trump says stop buying oil from Iran or face sanctions

India, China face mounting pressure from US; Trump says stop buying oil from Iran or face sanctions Sep 04,2018

The world’s top oil buyers are discovering that U.S. sanctions on Iran will squeeze their trade flows whether they agree with America or not. It was only about three months ago that India’s foreign minister said that the country won’t adhere to unilateral restrictions and will continue buying Iranian crude. China also made similar comments and was said to have rejected an American request to cut imports. Japan and South Korea have held talks with the U.S. aimed at securing

Lockheed Martin reportedly set to build all F-16 wings in India

Lockheed Martin reportedly set to build all F-16 wings in India Sep 04,2018

Lockheed Martin has announced it is to build all wings for the F-16 fighter jet in India.The U.S. defense firm said it will partner with Indian firm Tata Advanced Systems to manufacture the wings at a facility in Hyderabad from late 2020. Quoting an executive from Lockheed Martin, Reuters reported that the firm believed there would be “no impact to the U.S. market” because of the production switch. The unnamed executive added that the deal was not dependent on India buying F-16 aircraft