Month: December 2011

Court to issue directions in blacklisting case

“The hearing qua the issue of black-listing of the petitioner (Singapore Technologies Kinetics) was concluded on 18.05.2011. Despite this, we are still informed that the final order qua the issue of black-listing of the petitioner has still not been issued,” observed the Delhi High Court.

India-China defence dialogue resumed; border mechanism gets a push

The fourth round of ADD, held after nearly two years, was led by India’s Defense Secretary Shashikant Sharma and Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Deputy Chief of General Staff General Ma Xiaotian. The two sides also discussed defense exchanges for 2012 and agreed to “gradually enhance” the range and scope of their interaction, according to Indian defense ministry officials.

Backpacks key to unmasking suicide bombers’ identity

Through the MSU-led study, researchers obtained DNA from backpacks that had been blown up with pipe bombs inside, and subsequently obtained full DNA profiles that matched all the volunteers who had carried the backpacks for a week. The findings could ultimately change the way law enforcement officials investigate bombings.

Coast Guard to get more funds for 2012-27

The defense ministry informed the Parliamentary Standing Committee that it had prepared a perspective plan for 2007-2022 with an outlay of Rs.49,377.33 crore (about $10 billion) for a 15-year period. But after the Mumbai terror attack, the outlay was now “under revision”, the panel said in its report tabled in parliament Thursday.

Coast Guard regional headquarters for northeast

The new regional headquarters will help protect the environment and safety of life and property in the exclusive economic zone of India extending up to 200 nautical miles from coastal states in the Northeastern region, according to the Parliamentary Standing Committee report on the Coast Guard Organization.

MBDA pitches Mistral for Indian VSHORAD tender

‘With Mistral having already won a competition to arm India’s ALH Dhruv helicopters, MBDA has also been keen to propose all the advantages that the missile offers as a ground-based air defense weapon’, calling the ‘supply logistics’, ‘service and maintenance benefits’ of a ‘multiple use missile’ to be ‘an added advantage’.