INDIA DEFENCE

  • China hikes defence budget, spends three times more than India March 5, 2013

    Beijing: China on Tuesday hiked its defence budget by a whopping 10.7 per cent to $ 115.7 billion, well above India's current defence spending of $ 37.4 billion, underlining Beijing's military ambitions amid territorial disputes with neighbours. The double-digit rise in defence budget for 2013-14 was announced by Premier Wen...
  • DRDO says it has capability to produce VVIP choppers February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: With the deal for procuring VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland facing the prospect of being scrapped, the DRDO on Wednesday said it has the capability to manufacture such helicopters even though it contended that producing anything entirely indigenously was impractical. "We have the capability to manufacture any system. We are...
  • Don't expect dramatic decision on Siachen: Antony June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of the talks with Pakistan on Siachen, Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday sought to lower the expectations, saying that no "dramatic announcement or decision" should be anticipated. He said India would stick to its stand on the issue at the Defence Secretarylevel talks in Islamabad on...
  • China no threat, can't take us for granted: India May 19, 2012

    Chennai: Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju on Saturday said India did not face a threat from China and that no country could take India for granted owing to its strong deterrence posture. "We have healthy economic ties with China, our neighbour. While there are differences of...
  • Is India well behind its neighbours in missile race? April 19, 2012

    India on Thursday test fired its first inter continental ballistic missile AgniV. ...
  • Top Army commanders discuss operational issues April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Top commanders of the Indian Army discussed a number of issues related to operations and other aspects at a fourday conference which concluded in New Delhi on Thursday. On the last day of the Army Commanders Conference, which began on April 16, several sessions were conducted during which Army...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Naresh Gujral April 9, 2012

    SAD MP Naresh Gujral, a member of the Parliamentary panel on defence, talks about India's preparedness for battle. ...
  • Are we battle ready? Panel summons service chiefs April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee on defence on Monday asked the three service chiefs to appear before it on April 20 on the issue of defence preparedness. The development follows Army Chief General V K Singh's leaked letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a series of CNNIBN reports. According...
  • 'India watchful of China's military rise' April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Noting that China has upgraded its military force projection against India through rapid modernisation, the Defence Ministry on Monday said the country was "conscious and watchful" of Beijing's rising military profile in the immediate and extended neighbourhood. In its annual report for 201112 released on Monday, the Defence Ministry...
  • Par panel on defence summons service chiefs April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The parliamentary panel on defence has summoned the three service chiefs to get a status report on the preparedness of the country for a battle. All three defence chiefs will depose before the committee on the April 20. On Monday, the parliamentary panel questioned the Defence Secretary on the...
  • 97 per cent of India's air defence guns are obsolete April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A vast majority of the Air Defence guns are of World War II vintage and the the Indian Army has admitted that 97 per cent of them are obsolete. The admission has left our political leadership embarrassed. In a clear message, the Directorate General of Air Defence is...
  • China hikes defence budget by 11.2 pc March 4, 2012

    Beijing: China's defence spending will record a doubledigit increase of 11.2 per cent, taking the budget to USD 106.4 billion this year compared to USD 92 billion in 2011, a government spokesman announced today, amid concerns about Beijing's military buildup. The hike was announced by Li Zhaoxing, spokesman for the...
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