Wednesday, July 26, 2023


Indian military faces staggering shortfall of 11,266 young officers, Modi govt tells Lok Sabha

MoD is considering making 'short service entry more attractive' to mitigate shortage, clarified that available strength is adequate to meet current operational requirements.

Parliamentary panel greenlights bill on disciplinary powers for future theatre commanders

If it becomes a law, bill will allow in-charge of inter-services organisations to exercise disciplinary powers over personnel of any service serving under or attached to 'his' command.

India begins manufacturing C-295 aircraft for IAF, more orders to be placed

India also in talks with Airbus to set up maintenance, repair & overhaul hub for C-295 aircraft, which are operated by a number of countries, including UAE, Philippines, Thailand.

Navy to set up team to negotiate deal for 26 Rafale Marines with France

Team will be led by a senior Naval officer while French side will be led by their defence ministry. There are India-specific requirements that will be discussed by the 2 sides.

BrahMos Aerospace ‘not considering’ selling missiles to Russia — ‘CEO interview misinterpreted’

In an interview to 'The Week' this month, Atul Rane, the MD & CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, said the company was 'continuously looking at Russia as a market for BrahMos'.

Dassault Aviation ‘seeks to buy out Reliance stake’ in defence facility, set up 100% venture in India

While the French firm owns 49% stake in the Nagpur-based joint-venture, Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited, 51% is held by Reliance Defence.

‘Stealthy and fast’: All about the Scorpene submarines that India is set to acquire more of from France

The 3 new submarines are being built by the Mazagon Dock Ltd Shipyard in Mumbai, in partnership with France's Naval Group. They are designed for hunting down enemy submarines & surface ships.

India and France explore partnership for next ‘ambitious’ submarine plans

India has a 30-year plan that ends in 2030, to induct 24 submarines including 18 diesel-electric and six nuclear-powered SSNs. Only 6 conventional submarines have been made so far.

India, France to jointly develop engine to power AMCA fighter, ink MoU for more Scorpenes

Engine programme part of Horizon 2047 document which sets course for bilateral ties between the 2 countries & covers areas of defence industrial collaboration, released during Modi's France visit.

‘Combat proven’, multi-tasker: All about Rafale M fighter aircraft India is set to buy from France

New Delhi: India is planning to buy 26 Rafale Marine fighter aircraft from France to arm its indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, with the deal...

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GDP to IIP—Indian statistical systems have bigger problems than ‘underestimating’ population

It is always a good idea to see if survey results are consistent with other indicators of the economy. The problems of measurement make it difficult to do this in India.

Gold listless as traders avoid big bets ahead of Fed decision

By Seher Dareen (Reuters) - Gold struggled for momentum on Wednesday as traders refrained from making big bets ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decision due later in the day. Spot gold


File photo of Ajit Doval with Wang Yi | ANI

LAC tensions eroded trust says Ajit Doval, as China pushes for...

China's Wang Yi met NSA Ajit Doval in Johannesburg. Both sides agreed that the India-China bilateral relationship is significant not only for the two countries but also for the region and world.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...