The Indian Navy has inducted three Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC). These are the first of fifteen FICs in an order to a French manufacturer worth around USD 13 million. A second order worth USD 67 million for the acquisition of 80 more FICs has been given to Solas Lanka.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is launching a book on Thursday, detailing the history of their experience of humanitarian, supply and special operations. Here are some images from the book.
India’s decision to eliminate four of the six aircraft in the Indian Air Force tender for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft, first reported by StratPost, may already have resulted in one winner, even before the commercial bids for the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Rafale are opened.
With the USD 2.4 billion Mirage-2000 upgrade deal with France in its final stages, India’s defense ministry and air force top brass seem to be split over the high costs and likely benefits to the country’s future air power needs.
India is all set to open a swanky new military training academy at Gaya in Bihar in a month to augment the number of troop commanders.
For the first time since a civilian government took over in Myanmar, India will hold a high-level engagement with it when External Affairs Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna will be on a three-day visit to Yangon and new capital Nay Pyi Taw beginning Monday.
Rashtriya Rifles’ Delta Force commander Major General Gurmeet Singh, responsible for anti-insurgency operations in Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban areas of Jammu and Kashmir, will head the eight-member delegation that will tour Beijing and Urumqi in Xinjiang province in western China.
The Indian Navy has issued a Request For Information for a second batch of Multi-Role Helicopters, even with the existing tender process for 16 helicopters still under way. Unlike the earlier tender, the new RFI is also taking Life Cycle Cost into consideration as part of the assessment process.
Boeing will establish a High Altitude Engine Test Facility as well as a Trisonic Wind Tunnel Facility at India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
The Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was a self-funded training camp until it was formally sanctioned by Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram on May 6, 2011, in recognition of its exceptional and state-of-the-art training.
“Pakistan should feel happy that Afghanistan is being helped by another neighbor.”
Sri Lankans have often complained that Indian leaders rarely visit Colombo despite the many trips made to New Delhi by their leaders.
Development of a hypersonic version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will begin this year, while tests of the air-launched version of the existing missile will begin next year, a senior Russian official said Sunday.
In a verdict that “disappointed” India, a US jury cleared Pakistan-born Canadian Tahawwur Rana of charges that he helped with the 26/11 Mumbai attack but convicted him of supporting the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Islamist militant group New Delhi blames for the carnage.