• Pak inducts China-built Eagle AWACS into air force

    Pakistan air force has inducted the advanced China-built Karakoram Eagle AWACS aircraft, capable of detecting hostile aerial and sea surface targets far before ground-based radars regardless of their height. PAF said the new aircraft were inducted into its premier No 4 Squadron at ceremony held on Thursday at an operational PAF base in Karachi.

  • Defence exports could touch $17 bn by FY22: Report

    If the Indian government's push to locally manufacture defence equipments fructifies, the sector can fetch close to USD 17 billion from exports, while it can grow seven times to USD 41 billion by FY22, says a report.

  • India, US defence officials to draw roadmap for collaboration

    Top Indian and US defence officials will meet in New Delhi this week to draw a roadmap to fast track the implementation of four projects identified for co-development and co-production and formation of a joint working group on aircraft carriers.

  • French defence minister meets Parrikar to push Rafale deal

    French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday held talks here with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar to salvage the multi-billion Rafale contract even as a deadlock continues to hold up the deal. As the two ministers met, the Cost Negotiating Committee (CNC) is understood to have submitted its report to the Indian Ministry of Defence.


Make-In-India set to pave way for mergers, acquisitions in Defence Sector

Make-In-India set to pave way for mergers, acquisitions in Defence Sector The audacious Make-In-India programme, launched by the new Government at the centre, has unfolded a plethora of new opportunities, equations and new ways to make India self-reliant in the coming decade. The Defence sector, which has been listed as one of major areas urgently needing indigenisation, appears to have braced up for consolidation through new mergers and acquisitions.

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