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Rahul Bedi

Rahul Bedi

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Indian Army seeks active protection systems for its T-90S/...

The Indian Army (IA) has invited responses from local vendors by 12 May regarding the supply of 818 modular active protection systems (APSs) to enhanc...

Why the Arjun MK-1A MBT may prove to be a costly mistake f...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the hand over ceremony of the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army, at Chennai, in Tamil Nadu on February 14,...

Indian Army leases four Heron TP UAVs from Israel

The Indian Army (IA) has leased four Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)...

US leaves issue of sanctions on India under CAATSA open-en...

The US, it seems, is craftily leveraging its threat of sanctioning India over acquiring Russian defence equipment, particularly five Almaz-Antel S-400...

Why is the US saying India could face sanctions for buying...

The US has yet again warned India that it could face sanctions over it acquiring five Russian Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air (...

In 2021, India's military faces myriad challenges

The operational prognosis for India’s military in the New Year is, to put it mildly, perilous. It faces enhanced and relentless deployment alon...

Spooked by Ladakh standoff, India signs $200m deal for Isr...

India has signed a secretive $200 million deal for assorted Israeli materiel, similar to innumerable defence-related procurements it has previously so...

India's Russian deals to build assault rifles and light ut...

India’s two much-hyped joint ventures (JVs) with Russia to licence-build assault rifles and light utility helicopters (LUH) are floundering over...

India is still throwing good money at hopeless military pr...

The government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat, or self-sufficient India, initiative with regard to military equipment is littered with the remains of inco...

Indian Navy's proposal to acquire a third aircraft carrier...

INS Vikrant, India's indigenously built aircraft carrier, is expected to be operational by 2022 Even though the Indian Navy has once again reiter...

Inadequate warships, delayed procurement: How make in Indi...

In their quest for atmanirbharta or self-sufficiency in indigenising the country’s materiel requirements, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the...

India’s MiG-29K fighters: Recent crash brings inherent tec...

Chandigarh: An Indian Navy (IN) MiG-29KUB trainer operating off INS Vikramaditya, the force’s sole aircraft carrier, which crashed into the Arab...

Revocation of CQB carbines tender leaves Indian Army in th...

The recent revocation by India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the tender to import 93,895 close quarter battle (CQB) carbines for the Indian Arm...

LAC standoff: Indian options are 'bad, to worse to downrig...

India’s options to vacate the occupation of large portions of its territory by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) along the disp...

With India's economy down, IAF’s Rafale induction ceremony...

The formal commissioning of the first five of 36 multi-role Dassault Rafale multirole fighters into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Ambala Air Force Sta...

LAC deployment this winter will be an expensive affair for...

The Indian Army’s impending winter deployment along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh promises to be a precipitous Him...

Chinese pullback at Galwan comes at a cost, Indian retreat...

The Chinese appear to have successfully managed to dominate the agenda in the military disengagement currently underway with India, along the disputed...

4 years after Modi’s ‘Act East' promise, India no closer t...

The recent banning of 59 Chinese smartphone apps by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP government is, at best, a feeble ripost...

Indian Navy inaugurates complex to house submarine rescue...

The Indian Navy (IN) inaugurated on 10 June a complex at its naval base in the Indian eastern port city of Visakhapatnam to accommodate one of its t...

India cuts back on MoD spending due to Covid-19 crisis

India's federal Ministry of Finance (MoF) has tightened all expenditure, including that of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), for the first three months o...

India puts off all exercises with foreign militaries sched...

The Indian military has decided to postpone all the joint exercises it was scheduled to hold with foreign militaries this year because of the Covid-19...