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 A U.S. F-16 returns to its base after patrolling a no-fly zone over northern Iraq

India Registers Strong Protest Over US Sale Of $450 Million To Pakistan For F-16 Fighters

India believes Pakistan used F-16 fighters in retaliatory raids in 2019 after Indian air strikes on terrorist camp in Pakistan's Balakot.

11 September 2022

Ratan Tata Says Clearing Airbus Military Aircraft Deal A ‘Bold Step’

"The clearance of the joint project between Airbus Defence and Tata Advanced Systems to build the C-295 is a great step forward in the opening up of aviation and avionics projects in India," said the Tata Sons Chairman.


Elevating Defence Partnership With India A Priority Of Biden Administration: US Def Secy Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin held wide-ranging talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and said India is an increasingly important partner amid rapidly shifting international dynamics.


PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin

Ukraine Crisis: India's Defence Dependence On Russia Complicates Calls For Realignment

Several nations are realigning their foreign policies vis-a-vis Russia, but up to 70 per cent of India's defence equipment is Russian. This complicates calls for such rebalancing.

02 March 2022

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin Raises Human Rights Of Minorities With Indian Ministers

Aware of India’s sensitivity to criticism of its rights record, Austin said at a news conference that it was normal to have 'those kinds of discussions’ with America’s partners.


Defence Ministry To Acquire 4,690 Anti-Tank Guided Missiles From Bharat Dynamics Ltd

The missiles, having a range of 1,850 metres, can be fired from ground as well as vehicle-based launchers, said the ministry

19 March 2021

India's BrahMos missile.

Philippines To Procure BrahMos Missiles From India; Signs USD 374 Million Deal

India has got its first ever export order for BrahMos missiles from Philippines, after the later signed a deal worth USD 374 million.

28 January 2022

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India To Strike Deal With US For 30 Armed Drones

Currently, India’s drones can only be used for surveillance and reconnaissance but the addition of armed drones will add to India’s military capabilities.

10 March 2021

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03 February 2021
Government Seals Deal With HAL For 83 Tejas Jets At Aero India

Government Seals Deal With HAL For 83 Tejas Jets At Aero India

The delivery of the Tejas LCA to the Indian Air Force under the Rs 48,000-crore deal will begin from March 2024.


21 December 2020
Defence Ties With India Progressing Well Despite Threat Of Sanctions: Russia

Defence Ties With India Progressing Well Despite Threat Of Sanctions: Russia

In October 2018, India had signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems, despite receiving threats of US...


27 October 2020
Explained: What Is BECA That India, US Signed Today, Why It Is Important

Explained: What Is BECA That India, US Signed Today, Why It Is Important

India and the US signed the landmark defence pact, BECA, that will allow sharing of high-end military technology between the two countries.


14 November 2019
Supreme Court Gives Clean Chit To Modi Govt In Rafale Deal Case, Says 'Review Petitions Without Merit'

Supreme Court Gives Clean Chit To Modi Govt In Rafale Deal Case, Says 'Review Petitions Without Merit'

The Supreme Court had reserved the verdict on the Rafale deal in May this year.


08 October 2019
India Gets Its First Rafale Fighter Jet, Rajnath Singh Says 'Historic Day For IAF'

India Gets Its First Rafale Fighter Jet, Rajnath Singh Says 'Historic Day For IAF'

India had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.


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27 July 2019
IAF Gets First Batch Of 4 Apache Attack Helicopters From US

IAF Gets First Batch Of 4 Apache Attack Helicopters From US

The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters and is flown by the US Army.


11 July 2019
Key US Congressional Panel Seeks 'Major Defence Partner' Status For India

Key US Congressional Panel Seeks 'Major Defence Partner' Status For India

A powerful US congressional committee has passed a legislative amendment seeking additional steps to implement the Major Defense Partner designation on India,...


31 May 2019
India Buying S-400s From Russia Will Have Serious Implications On Bilateral Ties: US

India Buying S-400s From Russia Will Have Serious Implications On Bilateral Ties: US

If India went ahead with its decision to buy the long-range S-400 missile defense system from Russia, it will have serious implications on Indo-US defence...


09 May 2019
Rajiv Gandhi Was Not Corrupt Before Bofors: Satya Pal Malik

Rajiv Gandhi Was Not Corrupt Before Bofors: Satya Pal Malik

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik says that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was initially not corrupt and did not even take money from the party funds for any...


05 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi’s Scams Being Unearthed From Land, Air And Sea, Says PM Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi’s Scams Being Unearthed From Land, Air And Sea, Says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying his 'scams' were being unearthed from 'land, air and water'. Modi also...


05 May 2019
Your Karma Is Waiting For You: Rahul Gandhi Tells PM Narendera Modi For His ‘Bhrashtachari’ Remark On Rajiv Gandhi

Your Karma Is Waiting For You: Rahul Gandhi Tells PM Narendera Modi For His ‘Bhrashtachari’ Remark On Rajiv Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday slammed PM Narendra Modi for his 'bhrashtachari' remarks against their late...


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04 May 2019
Rahul ‘Beneficiary’ Of An Offset Contract, Alleges BJP; Congress Rejects

Rahul ‘Beneficiary’ Of An Offset Contract, Alleges BJP; Congress Rejects

The BJP on Saturday attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his alleged link to a defence firm that got offset contract when the UPA was in power


29 April 2019
SC Allows Centre To Circulate Letter Seeking Adjournment On Rafale Hearing

SC Allows Centre To Circulate Letter Seeking Adjournment On Rafale Hearing

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed the Centre's counsel to circulate the letter among parties which include petitioners who have filed review...


03 April 2019
US Approves Sale Of 24 Anti-Submarine Hunter Helicopters To India For $ 2.4 Billion

US Approves Sale Of 24 Anti-Submarine Hunter Helicopters To India For $ 2.4 Billion

MH-60 Romeo Seahawks would add lethal capabilities of the Indian Navy, which experts say is the need of the hour given the aggressive behaviour of China in the...


24 February 2019
Number Of Fighter Jets Required By Air Force Changes With Time: Nirmala Sitharaman

Number Of Fighter Jets Required By Air Force Changes With Time: Nirmala Sitharaman

One of the questions raised by the Congress about the Rafale deal is why the Narendra Modi government decided to buy only 36 aircraft instead of 126 as planned...


13 February 2019
CAG's Rafale Report Raises Concerns On Letter Of Comfort Over Sovereign Guarantee

CAG's Rafale Report Raises Concerns On Letter Of Comfort Over Sovereign Guarantee

Highlighting its concerns, the CAG observed that in case of a breach of agreement, India would now have to first settle the matter through arbitration directly...


21 January 2019
Rafale Deal: Modi 'Frontman For Corporate Friends', Says Congress On Sitharaman's 'Corporate Rivalry' Barb

Rafale Deal: Modi 'Frontman For Corporate Friends', Says Congress On Sitharaman's 'Corporate Rivalry' Barb

The Congress, which has alleged corruption and favouritism in the contract and accused the prime minister for it, also dubbed the fighter jet deal "opaque and...


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