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India is world's biggest arms importer

India is the world's biggest importer of weapons, accounting for 12 percent of global purchases during the past five years because it is not able to produce enough arms to meet its requirements, according to the authoritative Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, writes Arul Louis


More financial powers for India's armed forces

In a significant move, Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the enhancement of powers of the Vice Chief of the Armed Forces for procurement of essential weaponry with the objective of ensuring operational preparedness, according to an official announcement, writes Anil Bhat

Defence Minister to visit China next month

Defence Minsiter Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed that she will be visiting China soon, months after a prolonged period of tension where troops from the two nuclear-capable nations were involved in a standoff near the border in Doklam at the trijunction of India, China and Bhutan.

Women in the armed forces celebrate spirit of womanhood

Women in uniform of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS), i.e., lady doctors of the Army Medical Corps, Navy, Air Force, lady dentists of the Army Dental Corps and nursing officers of the Military Nursing Service, the oldest all-women service of AFMS, writes Anil Bhat

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India in “good position” to face fallout from possible trade tensions: UN economist

India is in a “good position” to deal with any fallout from global trade tensions and with right policies can reach an 8 percent-plus growth rate and hold it, according to a UN econo...