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Beijing’s Shadow on Indo-Japanese Project in Sri Lanka

Beijing’s Shadow on Indo-Japanese Project in Sri Lanka

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2021

In May 2019, India, Japan and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to jointly develop the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port. The joint initiative was estimated to...

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Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 04 Feb , 2021

This article delves into ‘Make in India’ and India’s aerospace industry, the two regimes have a lot in common. Each has immense potential, but is hobbled by policy dilemmas. Each is...

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MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2021

A Boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make-in-India’ through a unique initiative of Public-Private Partnership between Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) & Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd....

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GRSE Signs Contract for 01 FPV for Government of Seychelles

GRSE Signs Contract for 01 FPV for Government of Seychelles

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2021

A contract for delivering 01 Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) was signed between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) and Government of Seychelles. Signing of this prestigious contract,...

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Boeing and Air Works Announce Strategic Collaboration for Maintenance...

Boeing and Air Works Announce Strategic Collaboration for Maintenance...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2021

Collaboration in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul of P-8I, IAF VIP transport fleet First strategic collaboration under the newly launched Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS)...

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BEML at Aero India 2021: Showcasing its capabilities in Defence and...

BEML at Aero India 2021: Showcasing its capabilities in Defence and...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

BEML is showcasing some of its prime products during AERO INDIA 2021, the biennial mega Aero exhibition, being held in Bangalore, from 3rd Feb to 5th Feb 2021. With the theme of...

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Rafale International to reaffirm its commitment to India by exhibiting at...

Rafale International to reaffirm its commitment to India by exhibiting at...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

Rafale International will once again exhibit at Asia’s premier air show, Aero India 2021, held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Karnataka, from 03 to 05 February 2021. This participation is...

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MBDA shows Make in India Commitments and Rafale Weaponry at Aero India 2021

MBDA shows Make in India Commitments and Rafale Weaponry at Aero India 2021

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

MBDA, the maker of the Rafale’s game-changing weaponry, is showcasing its Make in India commitments during Aero India 2021. Notably MBDA’s stand in Hall B 3.4 features a display wall of...

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Thales: A Steadfast Partner to India’s Growth Story

Thales: A Steadfast Partner to India’s Growth Story

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

As India marches towards its goal of ‘Atmanirbharta’ or self-reliance, it opens up immense opportunities for local and global organisations across defence and aerospace sectors among others...

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BAE Systems to Showcase Air, Land and Sea Capabilities at Aero India 2021

BAE Systems to Showcase Air, Land and Sea Capabilities at Aero India 2021

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

The global defence, aerospace and security company, BAE Systems, will exhibit a number of its world-leading capabilities, alongside its commitment to Make in India, at next week’s Aero India,...

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Turnaround of the IAF Fighter Fleet

Turnaround of the IAF Fighter Fleet

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

The Galwan showdown of June 2020, and the continuing stand-off between the world’s two powerful nations India and China has once again initiated public debate in India and brought the focus...

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India’s Defence Budget of FY 21-22 falls short of Forces Expectation

India’s Defence Budget of FY 21-22 falls short of Forces Expectation

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 02 Feb , 2021

The Defence budget 2021 has fallen far below the expectations of many. Various defence experts and professionals were expecting a sizeable increase in the defence budget allocation for the...

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Hotspot Iran

Hotspot Iran

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2021

In a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on January 29, 2021, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif stated that Tehran will not end its nuclear program until...

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Lasting Peace a Distant Dream Unless We Change

Lasting Peace a Distant Dream Unless We Change

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jan , 2021

Despite ongoing series of talks to resolve the contentious military standoff in Eastern Ladakh, the Chinese incursions and aggressiveness continues on the borders. Close at the heels of...

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India’s Challenges in Middle East

India’s Challenges in Middle East

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2021

Energy security has long been a concern for India, a global giant in oil consumption. The fuel demands are growing fast in proportion to its rapid economic development. Oil and natural gas are...

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Data dominates as logistics and support answers the digital wake-up call

Data dominates as logistics and support answers the digital wake-up call

By: Graham Grose | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jan , 2021

Events over the last 12 months have provided a catalyst for digital initiatives within military organisations and their in-service support partners. We can even see projected defence spending for...

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Five Fingers Dream of Mao Zedong

Five Fingers Dream of Mao Zedong

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2021

Chairman Mao Zedong, modern China’s most powerful ideologue, considered Tibet to be the right hand’s palm of China with Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and NEFA (Arunachal Pradesh) as its five...

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On Republic Day spare a thought for the Indian soldier

On Republic Day spare a thought for the Indian soldier

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2021

India gained independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. At that stage, the country was governed under the provisions of the Government of India Act, 1935. On 29 August 1947, a resolution...

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Joe Biden’s America and India

Joe Biden’s America and India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2021

The inaugural speech of the POTUS Joe Biden was heard world over. He spoke of democracy prevailing despite being fragile, most difficult times with the pandemic affecting the economy, and the...

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On India’s ‘Agents’ and ‘Armed Proxies’ in Pakistan

On India’s ‘Agents’ and ‘Armed Proxies’ in Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2021

During his visit to the Headquarters of Pakistan army’s spy agency Inter Services Intelligence in September 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan had opined that “ISI is our first line...

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