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India to replace military personnel in Maldives with civilians


New Delhi: India on Thursday said it will replace its military personnel in Maldives with civilian technical staff who will operate three aircraft from India that provide humanitarian services. The decision comes after Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu demanded that the Indian military personnel be withdrawn by March 15. At least 75 Indian military personnel are believed...

Aatmanirbharta Through Technology Sovereignty


Whatever can be precisely defined can be perfectly designed and developed By Lt Gen Anil Kapoor The Indian Integrated Guided Missiles Development Program (IGMDP) 1983 was the first mega DRDO flagship  to design and develop five guided Missiles, Agni as technology demonstrator, Prithvi as SSM, Akash and Trishul as SAMs and ATGM Nag, was a case study...

India is indispensable to the United States


By S. Majumder India is not an important trading partner of the US. Neither is it a political ally or major buyer of defense equipment from the US. Even then, the US needs India more than India needs. The big takeaway of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US reaffirmed that India is...

India-US: Two great friends, two great powers and two great nations


By KS Tomar  Prime minister Narendra Modi asserted during his recent visit to the United States, “Democracy is the spirit that supports equality and dignity. Democracy is the idea that welcomes debate and discourse. Democracy is the culture that gives wings to thought and expression. India is blessed to have such values from times immemorial. In the evolution of...

India-US set to sign ‘historic’ defense deals


PM Modi’s state visit to decide contour of the future of Indo-US ties The jet engine agreement would need an approval from the US Congress Building partnerships is a major objective of the US’ 2022 National Defense Strategy   Washington: Several “historic” defense agreements are on the table between the United States and India and expected to be...

Biden says “no” to sending fighter jets to Ukraine


Washington: US President Joe Biden has said that he won't approve sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. "No," Biden said in response to a question about the possibility of such a decision, Xinhua News Agency reported. The president's remarks came as debate picked up steam over whether to arm Ukraine, which has been in conflict with...

Last of 36 Rafale jets land in India


New Delhi: With the landing of the 36th and the final fighter jet, the Indian Air Force (IAF) received the delivery of all the aircraft for which it had entered into a Rs 58,000-crore deal with France's Dassault Aviation in 2016. "The pack is complete. The last of the 36 IAF Rafales landed in India after...

India-US military exercise near LAC irks China


New Delhi: China has said it was opposed to the joint Indo-US military exercises being held near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), asserting that it violates the spirit of the two border agreements signed between New Delhi and Beijing. The 18th edition of the India-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' is currently underway in Uttarakhand,...

India takes the Aatmanirbhar route to enhance Defense Exports


By Pradeep S. Mehta & Purushendra Singh With an aim to convert vision into a mission, India has started to transform towards becoming a major defense manufacturing hub and a major exporter. Providing a defense ecosystem for incubating “Make in India, Make for the world”, the latest defense sector reforms are encouraging the private domestic and...