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`India`s defence spending to rival US, China in next 30 years`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:06

India`s defence expenditure is expected to accelerate over the next 30 years to rival that of the US and China, according to a new UK government study.

India to step up defence procurement

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 21:13

India`s military, one of the world`s largest arms importers, aims to speed up defence procurement in the interests of "national security", the country`s new defence minister announced on Saturday.

India's decision on FDI a positive step: US defense industry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 15:04

India's decision to increase FDI in defence is seen as a long-awaited positive move in the US, but major American defense industry players noted that there is unlikely to be a rush towards the country unless New Delhi is ready with fairly applied regulations.

Depreciating rupee taking toll on pvt defence industry: FICCI

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 23:12

The private Indian defence sector has taken "unprecedented toll" due to the depreciating value of rupee in the recent past and will have tough times ahead with the free fall of the currency, an industry body said Thursday.

India develops robotic soldiers to replace humans

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 09:51

With futuristic warfare in mind, India is working to develop robotic soldiers as part of efforts to boost unmanned fighting capabilities, joining a select group of countries in this endeavour.

India developing guided bombs for fighters

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 11:27

By the end of 2014, Indian fighter planes could be equipped with indigenously-developed `glide bombs`, which will be guided to their targets for precision attacks.

New defence procurement policy comes into force

Last Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 15:50

A new defence procurement policy came into force on Saturday which aims at enhancing transparency.

India mulling raising FDI limit in defence to 49%

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 17:20

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Wednesday the government is considering raising the foreign direct investment limit in defence sector at least to 49 percent from the existing 26 percent.

VVIP helicopter probe highlights need for defence PSUs overhaul

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 23:26

India’s major defence deals have come under the scanner with majority of them involving an external vendor.

Mahindra to acquire 26% stake in defence JV with BAE Systems

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 14:59

Mahindra and Mahindra on Friday said it will acquire 26 percent stake in its defence joint venture with BAE Systems, ending their three-year old partnership.

Aero India: Top US firms eye Indian defence pie

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 11:37

A large industry delegation from the US will participate at Aero India 2013 in Bangalore showcasing advanced capabilities geared towards India's air, land, naval, and internal security systems needs.

Speed up project to modernise infantry: Ex-Army official

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 09:55

A former Army officer has sought speeding up a project to enhance lethality and mobility of the foot soldier by turning him into a "a self-contained fighting machine".