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SOURCE: TASS

Rubin Central Maritime Design Bureau has prepared the necessary information on Amur-1650 submarine to bid in the 75I tender for six non-nuclear submarines for the Indian Navy, Rubin CEO Igor Vilnit told TASS.

“According to the tender rules and Make in India logic the choice of a foreign partner belongs to Indian enterprises. Our proposal for the Indian Navy is based on non-nuclear Amur-1650 submarine and meets all the customer requirements,”he said. Continue reading

SOURCE: Nikkei Inc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to turn his country into a major weapons exporter by attracting foreign investment and expertise, but India’s lumbering bureaucracy and a complex procurement process stand in the way.

“India will not just manufacture for the purposes of import substitution, but will also boost defense production to export Indian-made defense products to countries around the world,” Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said April 11 at DefExpo, a biennial defense exhibition that opened in the city of Chennai on the same day. Continue reading

SOURCE: ARYNEWS

Pakistan has no frustration regarding Indian missile activities but international community must take notice of such aggressive behavior, says foreign office.During his weekly media briefing foreign office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said that Pakistan possess full capacity to answer Indian actions in same manners.

Dr Faisal said that Indian official including its Prime Minister keep giving provocative statements against Pakistan even in other countries. Continue reading

SOURCE: DECCAN HEARLD

With India being designated as a major defence partner by the US, it is time the two countries commit themselves to defense projects, a former Obama-era top Pentagon official has said.

“Both governments need to make a programme decision and commit. These decisions need to be made at the highest levels in both governments with a clear timeline against which progress will be measured,” said Keith Webster, who represented the Pentagon in the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) in the Obama administration. Continue reading

SOURCE: DAWN

Islama­bad has asked the World Bank to schedule a meeting with a Pakistani team in Washington later this month for talks on water dispute with India, official sources told Dawn on Wednesday.

Early this month, Pakis­tan asked the World Bank to address its concerns over India’s two hydropower projects — the 330-megawatt Kishanganga and 850MW Ratle plants. Islama­bad believes that both plants violate the Indus Water Treaty that distributes water of Indus River and its tributaries between India and Pakistan. Continue reading

SOURCE: DNA INDIA

It’s a major victory for the Maharashtra police for being able to significantly reduce the threat of Naxalism in Gadchiroli district. The two fierce gun battles that led to the death of 37 Maoists underscored a do-or-die struggle for the two sides – one upholding the law, the other making a mockery of governance and the country’s democratic institutions.

It should also be a case study on how accurate intelligence on the ground can be a decisive factor in the war against Red terror. Continue reading

SOURCE: ARY NEWS

Pakistani and Indian forces will conduct military drills together for the first-time ever in August this year.

According to a report in an Indian newspaper, the two arch-rivals will participate in a multi-nation military exercise to be held in in Russia’s Ural Mountains. The exercise, Peace Mission 2018, is a part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and will focus on counter-terrorism operations. Eight countries, including Pakistan, India, China and Russia, will participate in the military exercise. Continue reading

SOURCE: ENS

Former Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda said the killing of over 200 terrorist in the Valley would not “restore normalcy” in the state and predicted that the year would see more bloodshed than 2017. Khoda, who was J&K’s top cop between 2007 and 2012, was in New Delhi to attend a security conclave.

“The year 2018 is bound to be worse than 2017, where casualty of security forces is likely to cross 100,” he told The Indian Express. Eighty-two security personnel were killed in 2016, while 80 died in 2017. Continue reading

SOURCE: ENS

The Army has issued a national-level alert among its recruitment officers following the arrest of nine Uttar Pradesh natives who tried to pass off as Keralites with forged documents during an army recruitment rally in Thiruvananthapuram. As the fudged documents included fake Aadhaar cards, Central Government agencies have also been notified, senior Army officers said.‘’This has the potential to become a national-level menace. We are trying to nip it in the bud.

All Army Recruiting Officers (ARO) have been notified about the attempt,’’ Brigadier P S Bajwa, Deputy Director General, Recruiting, Bangalore Zone, told Express. Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

Pakistan claimed today that Indian forces fired across the Line of Control, killing two civilians and wounding two others. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that Indian troops this morning resorted to “unprovoked firing” in Thub and Banchiran sub sectors of Padhar Sector and targeted village Bramla. Continue reading

SOURCE:  The Daily Star

An Mi-4 helicopter and two PT-76 tanks, used in the 1971 Liberation War, were handed over by the Indian government to Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Army yesterday at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bashar.

Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla handed over the memorabilia to Bangladesh authorities, said an ISPR release yesterday. Chief of General Staff of Bangladesh Army Lt General Md Nazimuddin and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Admin) Air vice Marshal M Abul Bashar received the tanks and helicopter respectively. Continue reading

SOURCE: ENS

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, has developed a lightweight bulletproof jacket that, according to researchers, is easier to wear and more comfortable than the ones in use. The institute has used a combination of ceramic and polymer to make the armor panel, which can resist bullets made of hard steel core, including AK-47 bullets.

The team has used a combination of Boron Carbide, a widely used ceramic in nuclear reactors, and carbon nano tube polymer composite to make the hard armor panel. This combination makes the jacket light weight and effective. Continue reading

SOURCE: THE HINDU

US aerospace and defence major Lockheed Martin expects India to be next major defence and aerospace hub with several major deals set to be finalised with the Government and between Governments.

The diversified company, which already has presence in India for more than 25 years, and now with a manufacturing/assembly facility, in partnership with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, in Hyderabad, is closely watching the progress of major defence deals, which could trigger development of the local industry and manufacturing. Continue reading

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