Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today promised continuity in policy as he assumed additional charge of the Defence Ministry after Manohar Parrikar’s return to Goa as Chief Minister.
The US today said it is working with India and NSG members to push for New Delhi’s membership in the elite grouping, indicating that there is no change in America’s policy on the issue under the Trump administration.
A Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured. Both the pilots ejected safely.
IKEA to offer daddies 6-month parental leave, too; In addition to the 26 weeks of leave, women employees will have an option to work reduced hours by 50% for another 16 weeks.
IAF today carried out sorties of over 500 passengers who were stranded in Jammu following closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to heavy rains and snowfall, to Kashmir Valley.
In a move aimed at exerting its influence abroad, China has planned to expand its marine corps extensively including at the strategic Gwadar port in Pakistan and military logistics base in Djibouti in the Indian Ocean.
Officials from Russian manufacturers of spare parts for arms and ammunition will visit India to discuss the possibilities of setting up operations in the country, informed sources told RIR.
During a recent closed-door seminar endorsed by Washington-based Hudson Institute and New Delhi-based Vivekananda International Foundation, scholars from both countries said cooperation between India, the United States and Japan is necessary to “face the Chinese assertiveness” in the strategic Indian Ocean and Pacific regions.
“The reach of Indian sailors in the times of Mayan and Inca civilizations that thrived in Indonesia, Mexico, South America, Egypt, Mesopotamia and many other countries was far bigger and showed their capability,” said MK Alkari, a researcher, on Tuesday.
China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway.
Leaving aside several bilateral issues, including the unresolved Teesta water-sharing deal, India has proposed a long-term comprehensive defence pact with Bangladesh that encompasses training, sale of military hardware and wide range of military to military cooperation.
India’s premier defence research organisation, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), needs a major overhaul, some its research laboratories closed and the organisation needs to concentrate only on development of defence platforms, a high-level committee appointed by the Ministry of Defence has said in its report.
Much of the focus of Aero India 2017 was on the navy’s fighter requirement following the abject failure of the MiG-29K and the abandonment of Tejas.
Pakistan today said it is planning to declare the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province of the country, a move that may raise concerns in India as it borders Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.