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Our target is USD 5 billion of defence export in next five years: Modi
India is eyeing defence export of USD 5 billion in the next five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, highlighting the measures taken by his government to boost manufacturing and woo investors to set up a base in the country.

Pace of defence cooperation between US and India accelerating: US ambassador
The pace of defence cooperation between the US and India is accelerating, US Ambassador Kenneth Juster said here on Wednesday.

UAE MoS for Defence Affairs admires BRAHMOS missile
Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, UAE, was among the VIPs that visited the BrahMos Pavilion at the 11th edition of DefExpo which began in Lucknow today.

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat visits BrahMos pavilion during DefExpo 2020
Gen. Rawat, who assumed charge as the first CDS of India on January 1, 2020, has been briefed and updated about all the recent developments and achievements made by the powerful BRAHMOS Weapon System.

Indian Navy Chief visits BrahMos pavilion
Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh has been briefed about the Universal BRAHMOS weapon system and the milestone achievements made by BrahMos Aerospace during his visit to the BrahMos stall at the ongoing DefExpo India 2020 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Indonesia's Deputy Defence Minister visit's BrahMos pavilion at DefExpo 2020
Indonesia's Deputy Defence Minister Wahyu Sakti Trenggono visited the BrahMos pavilion on the inuagural day of DefExpo 2020 themed 'India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub.'

BrahMos Aerospace showcases formidable BRAHMOS Weapon System at Defexpo 2020
In an impressive display of its missile making capabilities, BrahMos Aerospace, the producer of 'world-class' BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system, is exhibiting the air, land, sea and sub-sea variants of the universal weapon at the 11th edition of DefExpo India 2020 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

PM inaugurates DefExpo in Lucknow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the DefExpo, India's biennial military exhibition that seeks to showcase the potential of the country to become a global defence manufacturing hub. Delegates from 70 countries and 172 foreign military manufacturers will attend the five-day mega exhibition, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said.

Indian Army Chief visits BrahMos pavilion
Indian Army Chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane has visited BrahMos Aerospace pavilion at DefExpo 2020 which began today at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Will showcase a range of advanced defence capabilities at DefExpo 2020: Boeing
Boeing has said it will showcase a range of advanced defense capabilities, including F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and KC-46 tanker aircraft at the DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow. Boeing will also provide visitors a virtual flying experience with the F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III simulator to understand a wide range of missions, carrier-based aviation and capabilities the aircraft can offer to the Indian Navy.

Enormous potential in defence industry partnerships with India: US
The US has said there is enormous potential for industry partnerships with India on state-of-the-art defence equipment and also hoped for a revival of the economy so that Delhi can spend more on the sector. US Ambassador Kenneth Juster urged interoperability of defence systems deployed by partner countries.

DefExpo opens today, focus on showcasing India's potential to become manufacturing hub
India's biennial DefExpo will kickstart in Lucknow today with the aim of showcasing the potential of the country to become a global defence manufacturing hub. Delegates from 70 countries and 172 foreign military manufacturers are expected to attend the five-day mega exhibition. As many as 856 Indian defence firms will also showcase their products at the event.

Lt Gen K Ravi Prasad, Director General Artillery visits BrahMos pavilion
Lt Gen K Ravi Prasad, Director General Artillery and Colonel Commandant Regiment of Artillery receiving memento from Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace

First batch of Kamov choppers to be rolled out from Tumkur by 2025
The first batch of Kamov military helicopters, to be manufactured in India under an Indo-Russia joint venture, is expected to be rolled out by 2025. In October 2016, India and Russia finalised a broad agreement for the joint venture between Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and two Russian defence majors for production of the helicopters in India.

Israel key contributor to India's defence preparedness: Official
Israel is a key contributor to India's readiness to face security challenges, "Israel is the largest contributor to India's preparedness against adversaries and has always been forthcoming to share high-end technology," Director General (Acquisition) and Additional Secretary (Defence) Apurva Chandra said.

Delivery of S-400 missile systems to India to begin by end of 2021: Russian official
Russia will begin the delivery of the S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India by the end of 2021 and there will be no delay in execution of the project, a top Russian official has said. In October 2018, India had signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems.

Chinese delegation skips DefExpo
The Chinese delegation has skipped the DefExpo, India's biennial exhibition of military platforms and wepons, in view of the coronavirus outbreak in China's Hubei province, officials have said. Official delegations from over 40 countries and top executives of 172 military manufacturers are attending the exhibition.

HAL inks pact with Israeli firm to develop UAV
An MoU was signed between HAL and Israel's Elbit Systems during the DefExpo-2020 on Wednesday to assess the feasibility of joint development of an unmanned aerial vehicle. The MoU is aimed at assessing the feasibility of a joint development of a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV for maritime and land-based military operations.

PM hard sells India as attractive investment destination at DefExpo
Hardselling India as an attractive investment destination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set a target of USD 5 billion worth of military exports in the next five years and invited global defence majors to set up manufacturing hubs in the country.

Defence Minister applauds BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile at Defexpo 2020
Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh today applauded the 'world-class' BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system at the ongoing DefExpo 2020 exhibition being held in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.

Defence Minister releases 9th edition of 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2020'
Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Defence Minister of India, has released the 9th edition of global military yearbook 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2020' at the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion during the 3rd day of Defexpo India 2020 being held in Lucknow.

Vice Chief of Naval Staff visits BrahMos at DefExpo 2020
Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy has visited BrahMos Aerospace pavilion during the ongoing DefExpo 2020 event held in Lucknow.

Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora visits BrahMos pavilion
Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, today visited the BrahMos pavilion at the ongoing DefExpo 2020 being held in the North Indian city of Lucknow.

IAF Chief visits BrahMos stall at DefExpo
Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force (IAF), has visited BrahMos pavilion during DefExpo India 2020 exhibition.

US, India heading towards 'biggest collaboration' this century in defence: Rajnath
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said India and the US are moving away from the traditional buyer-seller' arrangement in the defence sector, asserting that the relationship now could become the "biggest collaboration of this century".

Ready to bring transformative capability to India: Boeing
Eyeing two mega fighter jet deals worth over USD 25 billion, US aerospace major Boeing has said it is ready to bring transformative capability and contemporary warfighter technologies to India.

Airbus, Adani Defence join hands to explore aircraft services market
Airbus India and Adani Defence have signed an agreement to leverage synergies in aerospace and aircraft services, a fast-growing sector that is estimated to generate annual business worth USD 6.3 billion in the country by 2025.

India to boost defence and military engagement with African continent
India on Thursday signalled its readiness to significantly ramp up supply of weapons and defence platforms to African countries, a move aimed at enhancing its strategic heft in a region where China has been aggressively expanding its military and economic clout.

14 pacts signed between Russian defence majors, Indian military firm
Fourteen agreements were inked on Thursday between Russian defence majors and Indian military firms providing for joint production of spare parts of a number of military platforms and weapon systems. The MoUs were signed under a framework of an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) sealed between India and Russia in September last year.

Deputy Chief of Naval Staff briefed about BRAHMOS weapon system
Vice Admiral MS Pawar, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, visited BrahMos Aerospace pavilion on the second day of DefExpo 2020 event being held in Lucknow.