China’s Naval shadow on Indian Ocean Region challenges New Delhi; Many years ago a Chinese General in charge of safeguarding his country’s energy supplies had snapped: “The Indian Ocean is not India’s Ocean”. China has since taken energetic steps to challenge India’s natural, geographic dominance in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
New Delhi, Dhaka sign big defence, infra pacts; Modi hails Bangladesh’s ‘resolve’ in terror fight; Six months after China entered into 27 agreements worth $ 25 billion in a range of areas and struck a deal for two submarines with Bangladesh, New Delhi on Saturday signed four defence Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Dhaka, and extended a first-of-its-kind $ 500-million line of credit for it to purchase military hardware.
Is the Donald Trump indirectly supporting India over Dalai Lama against China ?; It’s been an odd week for Indian foreign policy. The Dalai Lama has finally reached Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to the chagrin of the Chinese, where he is expected to confer secretly with other senior lamas on the subject of his reincarnation.
Bangladesh PM Hasina meets Indian Army Officer who rescued her family in 1971; Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today met an Indian army officer, who rescued the family members of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in December 1971.
Can India’s Economy and Military truly withstand a War with China? Will Russia or US come to our AID; Everything in India seems to revolve around the TV today. News channels in particular seem to believe that they are running the country.
Russia-India Defense Ties Unique – No country in the world can match; The panel comprising of diplomats and defense and security experts debated and deliberated on seven decades of Russia-India ties and the way forward in an uncertain world where the US under the Republican President Donald Trump’s regime pushes unilateralism in foreign policy and protectionism in trade and commerce.
ISRO will allow companies to obtain lithium-ion battery tech; The government has asked Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to allow manufacturers interested in producing indigenous lithium-ion batteries, including those from private sector, to obtain the technology for its mass production. Isro will now come up with a framework to make this process smooth.
Defence ministry to launch innovation company formed by Bharat Electronics, HAL; Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) is to be launched as a non-profit company later this month to foster technology development and innovative products with commercial potential for the defence sector, informed sources said.