The Biden administration is poised to sign off on a deal that would allow General Electric Co to produce jet engines powering Indian military aircraft, according to three people briefed on the decision. A deal finalizing the joint production of the engines is expected to be inked and announced by the time Joe Biden hosts Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an official state visit on June 22, the people said on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been made public.
The White House, which said in January that it had received the application to jointly produce the engines in India, declined to comment. GE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Continue reading
In a recent cyber incident, Indonesian hackers have launched a series of attacks on multiple Indian government websites, resulting in vandalism, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and the leakage of private data. The breach has raised concerns about the security of sensitive information and highlights the need for robust cybersecurity measures. This article provides an overview of the Indonesian hacker’s activities and their impact on India’s government websites.
The Indian government’s digital infrastructure faced a significant security breach as Indonesian hackers successfully targeted and compromised several official websites. These cyberattacks, carried out by individuals or groups with ties to Indonesia, demonstrated a range of malicious activities.Continue reading
The Indian Army has strongly denounced a fabricated video that falsely portrays a clash between the army and Manipur police. Amid escalating ethnic violence, the army has urged the media to exercise prudence and verify information before dissemination. This article highlights the army’s response to the misleading video and emphasizes the importance of responsible reporting during sensitive situations.
A misleading video depicting a clash between the Indian Army and Manipur police has recently emerged, causing confusion and potential unrest in the region. The Indian Army has categorically refuted the authenticity of the video, terming it as a fabrication intended to mislead the public and incite discord.Continue reading
The Southern Army Commander has expressed his concern and taken serious note of the DRDO spy case that recently came to light. Acknowledging the gravity of the situation, the commander’s statement highlights the significance of addressing such security breaches effectively. This article discusses the Southern Army Commander’s response to the DRDO spy case and emphasizes the importance of robust security measures to safeguard sensitive information.
The DRDO spy case has garnered significant attention, raising concerns about national security and the protection of sensitive information. The Southern Army Commander has emphasized the seriousness of the situation and acknowledged the need for prompt action and stringent measures to address the breach effectively.Continue reading
QNu Labs, a leading quantum technology company, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy to provide advanced quantum encryption systems. This collaboration aims to enhance the security of sensitive communication networks within the Indian Navy and strengthen their defense against emerging cyber threats. This article highlights the significance of the MoU and the potential benefits of quantum encryption in safeguarding critical information.
QNu Labs has taken a significant step forward in bolstering India’s defense capabilities by signing an MoU with the Indian Navy. The MoU establishes a partnership to deploy state-of-the-art quantum encryption systems, marking a significant milestone in the field of quantum technology.Continue reading
India and the US on Monday concluded an ambitious roadmap for defence industrial cooperation to fast-track technology tie-ups and co-production of military platforms like air combat and land systems, a move that comes amid China’s increasingly aggressive posturing in the Indo-Pacific.
Besides firming up the roadmap two weeks ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his American counterpart Lloyd Austin, in their wide-ranging talks, also agreed to initiate negotiations on the security of supply arrangement and a reciprocal defence procurement pact to promote supply chain stability.Continue reading
India’s continuing dependence on Russian weapons is not in Germany’s interest, said German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius on Monday during a visit to the region to strengthen defence relations, German News Agency Deutsche Welle (DW) reported.
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began in early 2022, India has relied on Russia for its defence needs and has also become a significant customer of discounted Russian crude oil.Continue reading
US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin concluded his India visit on Monday with both countries taking new steps to strengthen their defence partnership. The importance of defence innovation remained one of many keynote points of discussions during Austin’s visit here, the US Department of Defence said. During his meetings with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the US Secretary and his counterparts exchanged perspectives on a range of regional security issues and committed to collaborating closely with India in support of the US shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.
During the meeting between Austin and Singh, the two countries decided to launch negotiations for two crucial agreements related to the Security of Supply Arrangement and a Reciprocal Defence Procurement in an effort to establish stable supply chains of arms and equipment.Continue reading
India is a vibrant democracy and anybody who happens to go to New Delhi can see that for themselves, the White House said Monday, as it appeared to dismiss concerns about the health of democracy in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a state visit to the US later this month. “India is a vibrant democracy. Anybody that, you know, happens to go to New Delhi can see that for themselves. And certainly, I would expect that strength and health of democratic institutions will be part of the discussion,” John Kirby, Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House, told reporters at a news conference here.Continue reading
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met each other in New Delhi on Monday and discussed Indo-Pacific, and cooperation in specific niche technologies in maritime, military and aerospace domains. According to government officials, the two leaders also spoke on the greater transfer of technology, co-production and building indigenous capacities in line with India’s Make in India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiatives.
Additionally, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and NSA Ajit Doval stressed that nations in several regions, including the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, and the Indo-Pacific retain their freedom of action in line with their national priorities and are not coerced into poor choices. In order to uplift industry-to-industry partnerships, Austin and NSA Doval agreed to focus on trusted sources of supply, and resilient supply chains, the governmnet officials said.Continue reading
The CBI has filed a charge sheet against arms dealers Arvind Khanna, advocate Gautam Khaitan, and businessman Anup Gupta in the Embraer corruption case in which kickbacks of USD 5.76 million were allegedly paid to swing a three-aircraft deal with the DRDO in favour of the Brazilian firm, officials said Monday.
In its charge sheet filed in a special CBI court recently, the agency has invoked 120-B of the IPC, which pertains to criminal conspiracy, and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act against Khanna, Khaitan, and Gupta.Continue reading
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande on Monday met his Bangladeshi counterpart General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed and discussed aspects of mutual interest. General Manoj Pande on Monday arrived in Bangladesh for a two-day visit. During his visit, he also met Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division.
The Additional Directorate General of Public Information of Indian Army in a tweet stated,Continue reading
Russia has reportedly been reimporting parts for tanks and missiles previously sold to India and Myanmar, raising concerns that these components could be used to improve older weapons and equipment destined for deployment in Ukraine. The move, as reported by financial news outlet Nikkei Asia, indicates a potential effort to modernize Russian military assets amid equipment losses suffered during the invasion of Ukraine and the impact of Western sanctions on Moscow’s defense industry.
Recent analysis of customs clearance data by Nikkei Asia reveals that Russian defense industry manufacturers have been repurchasing equipment they previously produced and exported to foreign buyers in Asia. This includes purchases by Uralvagonzavod, a tank manufacturer, and a Russian missile manufacturer.Continue reading
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In a display of naval preparedness and readiness, both of the Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers were spotted sailing in the Arabian Sea region off the coast of Karwar during a recent inspection conducted by the Western Naval Command. Satellite imagery captured the impressive sight, underscoring India’s commitment to maintaining a strong and formidable naval presence.
On June 3, 2023, satellite imagery revealed the presence of the Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers navigating the waters of the Arabian Sea region, specifically off the coast of Karwar. The Western Naval Command undertook a comprehensive inspection to assess the operational readiness and capabilities of these naval assets.Continue reading
During a bilateral meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, India emphasized the need for the United States to exercise caution when supplying weapons and technology to Pakistan. India raised concerns about potential misuse of such resources, which could lead to regional instability. The meeting took place as part of Secretary Austin’s two-day visit to India to discuss expanding bilateral strategic engagement and ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Washington DC.
India explicitly urged the United States to exercise caution when providing weapons and technology to Pakistan. Citing the potential for misuse and the resulting regional instability, India expressed its reservations and advised against placing undue trust in Pakistan’s handling of Western weapons and equipment.Continue reading