China’s long-time negotiator on the border talks, who retired in 2003, has said that Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is an “alienable” part of Tibet and that a boundary settlement would not be possible unless India agreed to make concessions in the eastern sector.
After months of difficulty posed mainly by India, Pakistan on Wednesday succeeded in getting its official elected to the post of the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
Maruti Gypsy to be phased out as Indian Army books 3,200 Tata Safari Storme SUVs; As Tata Safari Storme will replace Maruti Suzuki Gypsy as a preferred army vehicle, Maruti Suzuki India Limited is reportedly going to pull the Gypsy out of production. Maruti Gypsy will be phased out during the current year while rumors are rife that an all new Jimny will be making its way into the country.
After a delay of seven years, the centre has finally decided to install full-body truck scanners at cross-LoC trading points in Jammu and Kashmir, which are expected to become operational by end of this year.
A top US Senator has strongly pushed for selling the state-of-the-art guardian drones to India which “is going to be the next great thing of defence collaboration” between both countries.
An order for purchase of 75 speed boats for coastal security, which is being tightened after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, has been cancelled by the Home Ministry following allegations of corruption.
India has issued a global request for information (RFI) to procure vertical launch short range surface-to-air-missile (SAM) system for fitment onboard Indian Navy ships and would be utilized for Anti-Missile Defense and engaging other identified air targets by the Indian Navy.
Deputy chief of army staff, Lieutenant General, Subrata Saha today said the work on modernization of the Army was being expedited with emphasis on technological advancement in the battlefield scenarios.
DRDO’s weapon-locating radar Swati was formally handed over to the Indian Army on Thursday, with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar saying its deployment will reduce artillery fire from across the border.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has held talks with Israel’s top leadership here as part of preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s likely visit, the first by an Indian premier to the Jewish country.
The Indian Navy successfully conducted maiden firing of an AntiShip missile from first of Kalvari class submarines, during test firing in the Arabian Sea on Thursday.
Yu Hongjun, field commander of the mission, said in its first deep sea expedition this year, Jiaolong has collected a variety of samples, including 4.2 kg of sulfide, 18.7 kg of basalt and 16 litres of deep-sea water besides testing all its systems.
Chandrayaan 2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is on course and is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2018, according to ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar.