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Defence modernisation: The long road ahead

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:01

A step in the right direction will provide the much needed impetus to the defence modernisation program.

India aims at 75 per cent indigenisation in defence in 2020-2025

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 00:23

India aims to achieve 75 per cent indigenisation in defence production between 2020 and 2025, said Avinash Chander, scientific advisor to the defence minister.

US offers ground-breaking defence technologies to India

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 08:59

The US has a number of "ground-breaking" defence technologies, including a helicopter and an unmanned aerial vehicle program, to offer to India for co-development and co-production, a top Pentagon official has said.

China slams US defence chief for `threats`: State TV

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:09

A Chinese military official on Saturday blasted the United States for making "threats" after the US defence chief accused Beijing of inflaming tensions in the disputed South China Sea, state television reported.

US seeks transformational cooperation with India: Chuck Hagel

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 22:02

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel Saturday said he is planning to visit India later this year to drive "transformational cooperation" with the country which is playing an "active role" in strengthening security in Asia.

EC nod to govt to appoint new Army Chief

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 15:23

The Election Commission gave a go-ahead to the Defence Ministry to initiate the process of appointing the next Army chief, an issue that has got caught in a controversy because of BJP`s opposition.

Despite budget cut, Def Min continues with modernisation drive

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 18:19

Despite resistance from Defence Ministry, the government has cut more than Rs 7,800 crore from the former`s budgetary allocation for this year.

Advanced medical care for defence personnel in forward areas

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 22:04

Government is setting up advanced medical facilities in forward areas including Siachen and in the Northeast, Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Air Marshal DP Joshi, said.

India called for relaxing FDI cap in defence sector

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 13:20

Asserting that the 26 per cent FDI cap acts as a disincentive for foreign companies to invest in India`s crucial defence sector, an Indian defence expert has called for increasing the investment limit.

IAF to procure equipment, platforms worth $150 bn

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 16:44

The Indian Air Force will procure USD 150 billion worth of equipment and platforms in the next 15 years.

India has good future in global defence mart: DRDO

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 18:56

India in the coming years will have great potential in the global arms market, as its manufacturers can offer weapons "in a very cost effective and in a shorter time frame", says Avinash Chander, scientific advisor to the defence minister.

US submits list of 10 defence items for transfer to India

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 15:22

The US has submitted a list of 10 defence technologies for transfer to India, bringing it into a small group of closest allies with which America shares such sensitive details without export control.