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India Successfully Test-Fires Air Version Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

The launch has cleared the way for serial production of air-version BrahMos missiles: Report

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Lockheed Martin Announces Capability To Make Fighter Aircraft Wings In India

Production facility at JV with Tata to support F-21 bid for IAF’s upcoming $15 Bn MRFA tender

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China Adding 14 Warships A Year Against 4 By India, Admits Navy Chief

New 10-year Military Capability Building Plan being drawn up to counter threats with a make-do-with-less approach

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India’s $5.7 Bn Submarine Tender In Jeopardy As Key Bidder Threatens Pull Out

Withdrawal by Germany’s TKMS could mar the competition by leaving only Korea’s Daewoo in the fray as technology partner; Navy extends deadline for bids

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India Will Have Nine Nuclear Reactors By 2024, Govt Tells Parliament

Nuclear energy will soon emerge as one of the most important sources of alternative or clean energy for the increasing power demand of the country: Minister

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Sweden’s Saab Pitches Gripen Fighter Aircraft To India At “Half The Price Paid For Rafale”

Price war unleashed ahead of IAF’s mega global competition, pitting 125 Mn Euro Gripen against 216 Mn Euro Rafale

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DRDO’s Turbo Fan Engine for UAVs Will Make India Self-Reliant In This Complex And Critical Technology: G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO

DRDO has been building upon the success of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles Systems for IAF. Now the task upon DRDO is to achieve such breakthroughs in developing indigenous aero- engine and marine engine. That includes Small Turbo Fan Engine for unmanned system that is put to test by DRDO. On the foundation of Kaveri Engine, DRDO has already developed a 12 MW Kaveri Marine Gas Turbine (KMGT) engine as derivative of Kaveri Aero Engine. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, talks about such innovation with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld. He also spoke on the critical Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology for the Indian navy’s Project 75 and P-75I. The Project P-75I is unfolding under the first ever Strategic Partnership. The key is the technology here.

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India Will Soon Have Satellite Based Quantum Communications Systems -- ISRO Chairman K. Sivan

K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO & Secretary, Department of Science, says the space agency is ready to embrace a new chapter in space -- to build/ launch satellites & payloads in collaboration with Indian space startups. It aims to have clusters of small satellites for precision observation. In the wide ranging conversation with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha, Sivan talks about the space draft policy, Chandrayaan 2 payloads (new findings), Gisat1, Mission Gaganyaan (unmanned), NavIC, SAR and collaboration with other leading space agencies like US space Agency NASA & Russia’s Roscosmos.

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Russia Starts Delivery Of S-400 Missile Systems To India: Official

The development comes as both sides prepare for a visit to India by Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 6 for a bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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India’s Image Of Being An Importer Country Is Changing: MoS Defence

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt stressed on self-reliance in the defence sector which is now encouraging more exports of defence equipment and highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visionary leadership which is helping the defence sector to stand on its feet.

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We Are Focusing On ‘Buy Global, Make in India’ Policy; Will Strive To Complete All Processes Within Two Years-- Defence Secretary, Ajay Kumar

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has been driving policies and reforms in aerospace and defence to transform what is potentially marked as the most promising areas for industrial growth. In an exclusive interaction with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld, the Defence Secretary outlines his key policy direction, that is, ‘Make in India’ in Defence. He talks about the major acquisition plans and strategic partnerships on crucial projects – 75I submarine, AK 203-joint production line, light tank and the critical aero-engine technology. He also clarifies the key policy aspects on offset and FDI in defence and is forthcoming about the need to create a more level-playing field, testing labs, certification processes and systems for other players.

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I’M Proud Of The Strategic Investments We Have Made To Grow India’s Defense Base: Leanne Caret, President & CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing has made significant inroads in India. The IAF operates fleets of C-17s, AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks. Boeing's P-8I aircraft has indeed played a crucial role in building India’s Maritime Reconnaissance Capabilities in the IOR. Indian Armed Forces are gearing up for the modernization, embracing next generation capabilities. India is also striving to develop aerospace industrial base and achieve technological breakthroughs with projects like AMCA, TEDBF and MRFA under strategic partnership. Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security opens up with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on such partnership and possibilities with India. She outlines her vision for India by offering advance military hardware.

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Rajnath Singh Launches Web-based Project Monitoring Portal For MES

The newly launched unified portal is the first project management e-Governance initiative to be implemented by the MES. It will enable real time monitoring of projects from its inception to completion.

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AUKUS Is A Key Part Of Our Response To The Changing Strategic Environment: Peter Dutton, Australian Defense Minister

Australia is embarking on its most significant change of defence and strategic direction, aiming to make the Navy's next submarine fleet nuclear-powered. It does herald a sweeping change in Australia’s defence and foreign policy. Towards subcontinent, with security partnership unfolding, It is the moment of breakthrough in the indo Australian bilateral relations. In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha, Australia's Defence Minister Peter Dutton speaks on the such definitive turn. He spells out the Australian security framework on AUKUS and QUAD.

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