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India’s membership to MTCR supported by US

The US has supported India's membership in the Missile Technology Control Regime at its upcoming plenary, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and in the other global nonproliferation export control regimes. A membership of MTCR would bring India closer to technology control regimes that it had fought and worked around for decades to build its...

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IAF’s Integrated Air Command and Control System

Indian Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the proposal for Indian Air Force's Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS). The proposal is expected to be worth Rs. 8,000 crores and will be set up and integrated with the existing ground and air sensors and air defence systems. The network, a mix of...

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Govt likely to share drone technology with Indian private firm

Indian Government is planning to open up the designs of its first indigenously developed drones to domestic private companies, seeking to stimulate further technological advances and encourage manufacturing to modernize the military. Most likely one variant of the Rustom that is already flying will be made by private companies.

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/india/indian-air-force-opens-private-development...
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Lockheed Martin likely to setup project office in India

Indian government is all set to pass the proposal by US-based defence manufacturer Lockheed Martin to set up a project office in India. A final clearance is expected from the finance ministry soon, the defence and home ministries have already conveyed their approval for security clearance to the project office, based on earlier...

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HAL’s LCH eyeing weapon firing trials

India's Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is eyeing weapon-based trials with its fourth technology demonstrator, TD-4. The weapon firing trials are planned for the middle of 2016. HAL claims that the LCH is designed to carry out dedicated combat roles such as Air Defence, anti-tank, scout and support combat search/rescue missions. It incorporates a...

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India to buy choppers worth $3.1 billion, awaiting CCS clearance

The acquisition of 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook helicopters worth $3.1 billion from Boeing is expected to be cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) next week. This state-of-the-art attack helicopter will be acquired with Hell Fire missiles & around 8,000 rockets and will have purchase option of another 11.

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Indo-US to jointly develop aircraft carrier

India and the US have started discussions for the joint development of next-generation aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy. Most likely there will be an information exchange agreement that would give them the legal top cover to do that kind of in-depth collaboration and an agreements that would allow both the countries to...

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India likely to buy Off-the-shelf Russian Stealth Fighters

India is likely to buy off-the-shelf, Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 (also known as PAK FA) stealth fighter. India is seeking 43 improvements in T-50 suiting Indian conditions. Since the FGFA programme will take time to take off, buying T-50 stealth jets will fulfill the urgent need of the Air Force. Moreover, India is also...

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Pentagon creates “India Rapid Reaction Cell (IRRC)”

 The Pentagon has established a special cell “India Rapid Reaction Cell (IRRC)” to speed up its defence ties with India and accelerate the process of co-development and co-production of hi-tech military equipment in the country. The purpose of IRRC is to be instrumental in accelerating the DTTI projects and initiate the process to...

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