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Monthly Archives: August 2014

India, US Defence cooperation

With co-development and co-production of Defence products in mind, India and the United States recently have agreed to take the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) forward. Also, the two sides decided to take steps for the extension of the New Framework for the United States-India Defence relationship, before it expires in July...

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India-French missile development JV in trouble

The proposal to co-develop Short Range Air Defence Missiles under Maitri programme worth around Rs 30,000 crore between India and France is most likely to get shelved as the Indian Air Force (IAF) recently indicated that its requirement of Short Range Missiles can be met by DRDO developed Akash air defence missile system alone.  The...
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Russia to fix Su-30 MKI fighter jet engines snag

Owing to the mid-air engine trouble in IAF’s Sukhoi-30MKI fleet lately, the fighter jets will be modified now under new specifications laid down by its manufacturers, Sukhoi Design Bureau. The modification will be carried out on 400 engines of the twin-engine aircraft, besides installation of some spares for emergencies. The IAF has a...

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Appointments

•    General Dalbir Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC is the 26th Chief of the Army Staff. He took over on 31 July 2014 from General Bikram Singh •    Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC CAS has taken over as Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC) on 30 July 2014 •    Dr...
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India, Russia to develop BrahMos-Mini

The manufacturer of Supersonic cruise missile - BrahMos Aerospace is planning to develop another missile BrahMos-Mini. Most likely the agreement will be signed in December this year between DRDO, NPOM lab and BrahMos Aerospace during the planned visit of Russian president in India. The new missile would be sleeker, faster and will have...

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