Modi on China: World ready to fight expansionist powers

In his most direct attack against China’s encroachment on the Indian border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said everyone should understand that the age of expansionism is over, and that the world today is determined and ready to fight any such power. “Friends, the age of expansionism is over,” Modi said, in a thinly veiled […]

China says India’s app blocking is discriminatory, against international trade

The Chinese embassy in India has called the Indian move to block 59 apps from China as ‘discriminatory’ and ‘against the general trend of international trade and E-commerce’. India blocked the apps yesterday in response to China ratcheting up its military presence on the Indian border, ostensibly in preparation for an attack on India. The […]

Full list of Chinese apps banned in India, with GoI statement

As the China’s People’s Liberation Army continues to amass weapons at the Indian border, Government of India has sought to secure the country’s IT infrastructure by banning all the major and popular Chinese apps available in India at present. The following is the full-text of the statement given by the government of India explaining the […]

Govt issues clarification on PM’s statement Chinese never crossed LAC

Government of India has issued a clarification on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement yesterday that no one ‘came inside India’s border’. While the Indian media took this sentence to mean that the Chinese never crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) into Indian territory, Government of India today clarified that that was not the intended […]

Ladakh Standoff: Why India holds the edge in Galwan Valley

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane has confirmed for the first time that Indian and Chinese troops have begun the process of “disengagement” at the Galwan Valley in the northern areas of Ladakh after a series of local military consultations between the two forces. In an interaction with reporters after delivering the keynote address at […]

L&T to provide network monitoring for Indian Army

Construction firm Larsen & Toubro said it has won a large deal — worth Rs 2,500-5,000 cr — to create a monitoring and management solution for Indian Army’s pan-India fiber-optic communications network. The network, part of India’s network for spectrum project, was envisioned almost ten years ago as a way for the armed forces to […]

EU MPs visited Kashmir to study terror impact- Govt

A group of 27 member of European Union Parliament were allowed to visit Kashmir during the lockdown as they wanted to ‘get a sense’ of the impact of terrorism on people’s lives in Kashmir, the central government informed the Lok Sabha today. At the same time, said the Home Ministry, Indian MPs were prevented from […]

In a win for China, Nepal starts stapling visas for Taiwanese

In a diplomatic victory for China, Nepal has started issuing stapled visas to Taiwan passport holders, departing from its previous policy of issuing regular visas to citizens of the island nation. Diplomatic sources in the Taiwan Embassy in New Delhi say that the matter came to their attention shortly after China’s President Xi Jinping’s visited […]

BSF asked to cultivate Kashmir’s “silent minority,” ace “hybrid warfare”

A “silent minority” in the Kashmir region favours complete integration with India and back Centre’s decision to change Article 370, the top commanders of the Border Security Force have been told during a specially-arranged closed door meeting addressed by a former Indian Army general. “The BSF should identify and empower these people,” a former three-star […]

No Museum, Indian Navy decides to scrap INS Virat

The Government of India and Indian Navy have decided to tear down INS Virat, the world’s oldest serving aircraft carrier that carries much sentimental value for not just defence personnel, but defence and naval enthusiasts from across the country. INS Viraat was the flagship of the Indian Navy before INS Vikramaditya was commissioned in 2013. […]

MoD denies any plan to admit girls to Sainik Schools

Shripad Naik, junior minister of defence with Government of India, has denied that his ministry has any plans to admit girls to Sainik Schools, contrary to claims made by predecessor Subhash Bhamre last year. “Presently there is no proposal to admit girls in Sainik Schools,” Naik said today in parliament. Sainik Schools were established in […]

Tata Power delivers Combat Management System for Indian Navy’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division reported that it has delivered the Combat Management System for the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier being built for the Indian Navy . It was developed by Tata Power SED in collaboration with Indian Ministry of Defence’s Weapon and Electronics System Engineering Establishment and Russia’s NPO MARS. Typical functions of the CMS […]

BEL in deal with Israel’s ELOP to make advanced target-finding system

Public sector company Bharat Electronics Ltd said it will manufacture and export $33 million (Rs 230 cr) worth of optical and infrared imaging systems to Israel’s Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd (ELOP). The systems are being manufactured under license from, and using the technology supplied by, the Israeli company. “With this, BEL is in a […]

Sterlite Tech gets Rs 3,500 cr order for Indian Navy’s digital network

Sterlite Tech said it has got the confirmed order to build and manage a pan-India digital network to enable communication for the Indian Navy. Typically, such projects are won by multinational companies. However, given that the network will be used for defence purposes, the Navy seems to have preferred an Indian vendor. Nevertheless, it will […]

Mahindra Defence, BEL ink MoU for long-term partnership

Mahindra Defence Systems said it has entered into a long-term partnership with Government of India-controlled defence electronics manufacturer Bharat Electronics Ltd “to jointly address emerging opportunities in the domestic market”. The two will address opportunities created by policy initiatives of the Government of India, like ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Export Promotion Policy’ of the […]

Punj Lloyd, Adani tie up with Rave Gears USA to manufacture helicopter parts

Punj Lloyd, Rave Gears (USA) and Adani Group said they will set up a joint venture to manufacture helicopter parts. The collaboration will use the manufacturing base in India for exports to global OEMs, both in the military and civil aerospace domain, Adani Defence & Aerospace said. The JV will design, manufacture and assemble high […]