India is going to be disappointed with President Barack Obama’s visit beginning Saturday after next. The upside of this is that the Indo-US relationship has come a long way in so short a time as to engender expectations that could induce performance anxiety.
The Indian Army observed its 63rd Infantry Day in New Delhi on Wednesday, commemorating the landing of the first infantry in Srinagar in 1947, after Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession, acceding the kingdom to independent India, after Pakistani irregular forces invaded the kingdom.
Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik presiding over the IAF Commanders’ Conference.
Indian navy chief, Admiral Nirmal Verma introduces Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony to senior naval commanders in New Delhi on Wednesday.
An IAF Sukhoi-30 MKI takes off during Indradhanush.
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert O. Blake are leading a delegation to India in advance of President Barack Obama’s expected visit to India.
The Indian Defense Secretary on Wednesday dismissed the possibility of India planning the acquisition of a fifth generation fighter aircraft, alternate to the Russian PAK FA.
Warbirds of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the British Royal Air Force (RAF) took off on Wednesday to match skills against each other in the joint exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) at IAF Kalaikunda, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.
The Gwalior Air Base of the India Air Force (IAF) became the first IAF base to get a second operational runway, parallel to the first, on Wednesday. Air Marshal GS Kochar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command inaugurated the second runway at Gwalior which also inducted the Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft on Wednesday.
Vice Admiral TSG Samarasinghe, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy is in India on a week-long visit.
Eurocopter announced its wholly owned India subsidiary, Eurocopter India Private Limited on Wednesday, saying it intends to develop a countrywide MRO network. The Indian unit is Eurocopter’s 25th subsidiary and will be headquartered in New Delhi.
The Indian Navy commissioned its newest Fast Attack Craft, the INS (Indian Naval Ship) Kalpeni at the Kochi Naval Base on Thursday with the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court, Justice Jasti Chelameswar doing the honors.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) CEO, Itzhak Nissan and the Director General of the Oboronprom Russian Industrial Corporation, Andrey Reus, signed an agreement on Tuesday to sell UAV assembly elements and services to Oboronprom from next year.
India has been elected to the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member, along with four other countries on Tuesday. In the first round, India got 187 votes, the highest number of the winning candidates, South Africa got 182 and both Pakistan and Swaziland got 01 vote each, presumably their own.
The Indian Navy’s new fleet tanker, Shakti (Power), was launched on Monday at Fincantieri’s Sestre Ponente Shipyard of Fincantieri in Geoa in Italy.