TikTok’s case against India ban dismissed – Govt

The case filed by TikTok against its ban in India has been dismissed by the High Court of Telangana, the central government informed the Rajya Sabha today. “Tiktok had approached Honorable High Court of Telangana on 20.07.2020 challenging the ban imposed by the Government of India. The court after detailed hearing disposed the matter in […]

No security audit done on Chinese smartphones- IT ministry

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, today clarified that it has not conducted any sort of study to check if Chinese-made smartphones used in India are sending sensitive data to their country of origin. “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has not conducted any such study,” said Minister of State Sanjay […]

Lava Z66: Pure Android, Made in India phone for Rs 7,777

With many Indian consumers looking for non-Chinese phones to buy, Indian mobile handset brand Lava has launched a new made-in-India Android smartphone priced at Rs 7,777. Interestingly, despite the ‘made in India’ branding, the Geekbench listing of the phone seems to suggest that it has built using a Chinese chipset made by Unisoc. Most phones […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jio ties up with Samsung for 5G trial as others go with Huawei

Reliance Jio Infocomm, India’s largest telecom operator, said it tied up with Korea-based Samsung Electronics to demonstrate 5G technology at India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019, even as rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have sought DoT nod to demo with China-based Huawei. The choice of vendors could turn out to be more crucial in coming […]

India’s water position vulnerable vs China: Brahma Chellaney

China’s use of water as an “unconventional weapon” of warfare against India is a major geopolitical and environmental concern for New Delhi, strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney warned, as he recalled how Beijing’s refusal to provide New Delhi with hydrological data in 2017 had caused “preventable deaths.” “As an upper-stream state, China is obliged to […]

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 […]

India’s Kaiga nuclear plant sets world record in operation

The Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Karnataka, developed using Indian technology, has set the world record for the longest uninterrupted operation. The 220 megawatt unit, operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, has produced power continuously for 941 days, breaking the world record of 940 days held by Heysham-Unit 2 of the United Kingdom. The record is […]

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 […]

Israeli company to supply tactical drones to India under JV with Cyient

Cyient, formerly known as Infotech Enterprises, said it will form a joint venture with Israel-based BlueBird Aero Systems to manufacture drones for security use in India. The joint venture will be called Cyient Solutions & Systems Private Limited and will have 51% shareholding by Cyient. BlueBird Aero Systems, said the Indian company, is a specialist […]