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India's Marine Power & Blue Economy

The Blue Economy, with its untapped seabed minerals and renewable ocean energy, could prove that light at the end of the tunnel for Covid-19 afflicted India. The nation’s strategic location in the IOR and its potentials as a maritime power is a blessing for both the security of the region and the Indian economy.

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By Liberalising FDI Policy, India Would Surely Grab The Opportunity To Attract Global OEMs: Defence Minister For State Shripad Naik

In an exclusive interview, Indian Defence Minister for States Shripad Naik talks to BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha about such critical issue.

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‘P&W Engines Are The Best Choice To Power India’s Defence Aircraft’ Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, Pratt & Whitney, UTC India

“Today, over 7,000 P&W military engines are in service with 34 armed forces worldwide, setting new standards for performance and dependability. Some of the most advanced fifth-generation aircraft in the world, like the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, also fly on P&W engines”

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I Am Open To Exploring The Trilateral Cooperation With India, Indonesia & Other Countries In Our Region: Australia Defence Minister Linda Reynolds

Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds in an exclusive interaction with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha discusses the contours of the defence and strategic ties and maritime cooperation between the two nations.

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India's Defence Acquisition Process Should Not Be Aimed at Fault Finding But For Facilitating: Admiral RK Dhowan

Aerospace Maritime and Defence Studies (SAMDeS) & FICCI deliberated the vital aspect of India's defense acquisition process over 1st ever eSymposium on Negotiating Defence Contracts on June 24. Time has come to overhaul the defence contracts in India, infamously known for excruciatingly long process and cut down time & cost.

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Denial Of Admission To COVID Patients Will Attract Action, BSF Warns Its Hospitals

1,668 CAPFs personnel have tested positive till 6 June, out of which 1,157 have been cured. 511 have been admitted to various COVID-19 designated hospitals.

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Indian, Chinese Officials Continue To Remain Engaged Through Diplomatic Channels To Address Border-Areas Situation: Indian Army

India and China have been locked in a dispute over the heavy military build-up by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) where they have brought in more than 5,000 troops along with the Eastern Ladakh sector.

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‘DRDO Must Find A Way Of Building A Suitable Fighter Engine’

“Increasing Chinese technological capability is an outcome of their sustained efforts in R&D. The IAF is working closely with DRDO and others to close the gap on these technological asymmetries”

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Reforms Or Just A Rejig?

The slew of announcements made by FM Sitharaman is intended more as policy tweaks rather than radical reforms to encourage ‘Make in India’ in defence By Manish Kumar Jha

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Leading Indian-American Aerospace Scientist Vivek Lall Appointed General Atomics Chief Executive

Indian-American Aerospace expert Vivek Lall takes over as a Chief Executive of General Atomics Global Corporation. Over a decade, Vivek Lall has been instrumental in driving major US-India defence deals and facilitating many technologically advance platforms & systems for India Armed Forces.

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DRDO Must Find A Way Of Building A Suitable Fighter Engine In Partnership For Future Aircraft: Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria

Again, amid the clashes and burning threat at LAC in Ladhak, IAF’s front line fighter jet Su 30 MKI scrambled & reverberated as it did during the Balakot air strike. But it is time to address capability gap too. While the first LCA Tejas Mk-1 in Final Operational Clearance standard got inducted into No. 18 ‘Flying Bullets’, 83 MK-1A version will be a force majeure. But greater challenges remain for 450 jets, Gen 5+ AMCA & capability for jet engine at the heart of indigenization. In an exclusive interaction, Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, speaks with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on the critical steps and the thrust on R&D in aerospace.

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Naval Fighter Aircraft Can Fly With Air Force When Not Deployed At Sea: IAF

The CDS had stated that the naval fighters can be used for flying over the desert sector whenever they are not deployed in the sea.

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Rs 47,000 Cr LCA Fighter Aircraft Projects To Be Finalised In Next Few Months: IAF Chief

Air Force Chief said the force is also expecting to finalise a contract worth around Rs 39,000 crore for 83 LCA Mark 1A Aircraft in the next quarter.

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Defence: The Invisible Enemy

India’s armed forces are lending their might in the country’s battle against the Covid-19 outbreak

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Army Chief Launches Operation Namaste, Says Duty To Help Govt Fight Against COVID-19

The Indian Army has code-named its anti-COVID-19 operations as Operation Namaste and has, so far, established eight quarantine facilities across the country.

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