Indian minister of finance and defense to visit Russia

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also Defense Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs, will visit Moscow on April 25-26. According to government sources, during his Moscow visit, Jaitley is likely to meet Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to...

Reliance Defence partners South Korea’s LIG Nexl for smart sensors

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Keysight Technologies upbeat on Indian A&D testing market

Keysight Technologies is upbeat on the country's rapidly growing aerospace and defence sectors and is eyeing the entire testing space in a solutions-based approach. Sudhr Tangri, Country General Manager and Vice President, and Sandeep Kapoor, Country Head, Marketing and...

UK ready for tech transfer to India to become ‘world beaters’

Britain offered technology transfer to India for co-production of military platforms and weapon systems to jointly become "world beaters" in arms exports. Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon also called for strengthening cooperation between the two countries to effectively deal with...

India and Australia decide to expand defence-security ties

Amid Chinese aggressive policies in South China Sea, India and Australia have decided to expand their defence and security partnership. Following wide-ranging dialogue between PM Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull who is on his maiden trip to India...

IAI signs missile contracts with India

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed contracts worth nearly $2 billion with India to supply air defence missile systems, the company announced this week. Under a single contract worth over $1.6 billion the company will provide its Medium Range Surface-to-Air...

Defence ministry to launch innovation company formed by Bharat Electronics, HAL

Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) is to be launched as a non-profit company later this month to foster technology development and innovative products with commercial potential for the defence sector. The company is being formed by defence electronics major Bharat Electronics...

Israel aerospace firm inks defence deal worth over $2 billion with India

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced the signing of contracts worth almost $2 billion for supply of medium range surface to air missiles (MRSAM) and missile defence systems to the Indian Army. According to IANS, IAI said in a statement...

Tonbo wins over N Africa, EU with $25m defence gear order

Defence electronics startup Tonbo Imaging has won a $25-million border surveillance contract in North Africa and Europe (Macedonia border) to deploy electro-optics surveillance systems. The contract was won against international competition from listed companies such as FLIR, Thales and...

Korean Hanwha forays into India’s defence aerospace with Samtel Avionics

South Korea’s defence electronics firm Hanwha Systems is making its entry into India’s defence aerospace segment by joining hands with Samtel Avionics for manufacturing high-technology products for avionics and military applications under Make In India. The joint venture is aimed...

Bhel seeks Isro as partner in aerospace foray

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) is planning to enter the aerospace sector. India’s largest power generation equipment maker plans to collaborate with Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) for manufacturing space grade solar cells and partner for satellite launches. Bhel...

India, Russia make progress toward Ka-226T helicopter production

India and Russia have drawn the road map for the joint production of Kamov Ka-226T light utility helicopters in the South Asian country, kick-starting the $1 billion program. Gopal Sutar, the chief of media communications at HAL, said that the...

India in talks with Russia to upgrade 1000 T-90 tanks

India has begun talks with Russia for a multi-million dollar deal to upgrade the army’s nearly 1,000 T-90 tanks. Under the deal, Russian firms will transfer the tank technology to Indian partners in a bid to shake off the...

Senators push Trump on defense deals with India

A bipartisan pair of senators is hoping to speed up Lockheed Martin's plan to open a production line for the F-16 in India, as well as approve a drone sale to the country. Sens.John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Mark Warner...

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