Defence

India encouraging more self-reliance in defence manufacturing

The Indian government has approved the implementation of a set of guidelines for the defence Strategic Partnership model that incentivises domestic private as well as foreign firms in military manufacturing in the country.

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Def Expo 2018: Big participation from US, UK

In a significant reflection of the US designating India as its Major Defence Partner, a large and diverse delegation from the US led by the country's Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, is participating in India's premier defence trade event in Chennai April 11-13.

UK seeks to broaden defence equipment partnership with India

The UK government and its defence companies are seeking to deepen and broaden their strategic defence equipment partnerships with India at DEFEXPO 2018 in Chennai. The UK’s attendance at DEFEXPO 2018 will focus on creating a genuine “two-way street” of defence equipment collaboration, investment and technology transfer.

Indian, South Korean coast guards meet to review sea security

A high-level meeting between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the Korea Coast Guard was held at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi on 2 April as part of efforts by the two countries to enhance cooperation in the field of maritime safety and security at sea, writes Anil Bhat

DefExpo 2018: Projecting India as a defence production hub

Def Expo 2018, being held from April 11-18, aims to showcase India as a defence production hub. It is being held in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, where six of India’s nine defence public sector undertakings are located, writes Lt. Col. Anil Bhat (retd)

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Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads

Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.

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India’s growth trajectory predicated on structural reform

India’s ruling NDA regime will, no doubt, bask in the glow of regaining the world’s fastest-growing economy position according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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