Indian Navy ships in Saudi Arabia to boost maritime ties; Three warships of the Indian Navy today arrived at Jeddah to carry out an extensive engagement with the Saudi Arabian Navy as part of a
decision of the two countries to ramp up overall defence cooperation.
With imminent threat from Pakistan, China, IAF to deploy Rafale jets on border areas to be combat ready With deteriorating ties with Pakistan, its closeness with China and the latter’s aggressive military
exercises and an increase in Indo-China border patrolling, the Indian Air Force has decided to deploy Rafale jets in Ambala and Hasimara. IAF’s plan to station the fighter jets at eastern and western front will make it combat ready.
IAF withholds payments for using Made In India switch in Airfield System; Despite India’s commitment to indigenising its materiel requirements, a private sector contractor who substituted
a locally designed system for an imported one in an Indian Air Force (IAF) contract, is being “financially penalised” by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Japan Can’t Outperform Russia in Defense Cooperation With India; Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley, who was in Japan last week, said that India is keen to source defense technologies and enhance military cooperation with Japan while meeting his counterpart Tomomi Inada.
India rightly boycotted OBOR, must use Balochistan to tackle Pakistan; As 29 heads of government and diplomats return home from the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) summit in Beijing
which concluded on Monday, May 15, two questions arise.
Will Jadhav’s execution trigger India-Pakistan war or race for abduction of soldiers?; Unquestionably, the Kulbhushan Jadhav episode is the most serious flashpoint in India-Pakistan
bilateral relations. If the former Indian naval officer, whom Pakistan has dubbed as an Indian spy working against Pakistan’s national interests, is executed.
Pakistan opens heavy fire in Nowshera after brief lull, Indian Army retaliates; After a brief lull, the Pakistan Army on Tuesday evening opened heavy fire and shot 120 mm mortars on forward Indian villages and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pak to Sri Lanka : 6 of India’s Neighbours sign 20 Infra deals with China; While New Delhi chose to skip the inaugural Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in Beijing citing sovereignty concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), six of India’s neighbours signed at least 20 agreements with China — seeking aid in advancing infrastructure, power, banking and finance — during the two-day event.