19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit: India signs deal with Russia to buy S-400 Triumf Missiles

India and Russia on October 5, 2018 signed a USD 5.43 billion deal for India to procure the S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia.  The deal was signed following the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin and other delegates. Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a
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The US Defense Department has expressed caution about China’s rapidly expanding bomber operating areas. In its annual report on military and security developments involving China submitted to the US Congress, the Department of Defense said Beijing is likely training for strikes against the United States and allied targets. The report said that over the last
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The target for the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to achieve Final Operational Clearance (FOC) is December 2018, the Government informed Parliament on Monday. However, official sources said this is likely to slip further to the middle of next year as there are several capabilities yet to be validated. “Production for 20 LCA will
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Govt. approves implementation of Strategic Partnership guidelines In a major step towards boosting private sector participation in domestic defence manufacturing, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the implementation of Strategic Partnership guidelines on Monday. “SP model aims to revitalise defence industrial ecosystem and progressively build indigenous capabilities in the private sector to design, develop and
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Centre urges the ‘worst performer’ in the country to spread the message at the famous Shree Jagannath festival With Odisha placed at the bottom of Individual Household Latrines (IHHL) coverage in the country, the Centre has urged the State government to use the forthcoming Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra festival in Puri as a platform to
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Waterlogging in many areas;traffic diverted Heavy rain lashed the city on Monday morning, resulting in the usual chaos of waterlogging, traffic congestion and train delays, inconveniencing office-goers. Rainfall abated by the evening, but the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast similar weather conditions for Tuesday. Heavy rainfall has been reported in the city since Saturday.
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INS Tarkashcarries out ‘greeting and training’ withUSS Theodore Roosevelt Indian Navy’s Talwar class frigate INS Tarkash carried out a “greeting and training” exercise on Sunday with the U.S. Navy’s Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) which was until now involved in operations against the Islamic State in the Arabian Gulf. INS Tarkash sailed in formation with aircraft carrier USS
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Three companies in the contest have been declared compliant after retrials After several retrials and delays, the Army is set to begin contract negotiations in the multi-billion dollar deal for the very short-range air defence system or VSHORAD. “The activities relating to the Contract Negotiation Committee for the deal started in mid-February. The bids will
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It will have to choose between two mechanisms for the second indigenous aircraft carrier The Navy is likely to go with an advanced catapult-based aircraft launch mechanism (CATOBAR) from the U.S. for its second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-II), which is on the drawing board. For some time, India has been exploring the possibility of installing
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They will replace the Russian T-72 tanks currently in use The two ambitious projects to equip the Army with futuristic combat vehicles are a game changer for the Indian industry, a senior Army officer said on Wednesday. “The Futuristic Infantry Combat vehicle (FICV) and Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) programmes are going to be the
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