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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of the Indian Army M.M Naravane during the unveiling of the new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP)-2020 Document, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)

Centre drops offset clause in govt-to-govt deal in new weapons buying policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:21 AM IST
This overrides the offset policy that required foreign vendors to invest in the country to boost indigenous capabilities at least 30% (it could go up to 50%) of the value of all contracts worth more than Rs 300 crore awarded to them.
India’s defence reforms should continue. The world is becoming an increasingly unsafe place and that means security must reassume priority over shaking things up(PTI)
India’s defence reforms should continue. The world is becoming an increasingly unsafe place and that means security must reassume priority over shaking things up(PTI)

The urgency of defence reforms | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:03 PM IST
The assumption of a competitive equilibrium no longer holds
China’s defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said it is normal for China to conduct scientific research and tests according to plan.(Reuters FILE)
China’s defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said it is normal for China to conduct scientific research and tests according to plan.(Reuters FILE)

China tests latest submarine-launched ballistic missile: Report

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 01:59 PM IST
The scheduled test was normal, China’s Ministry of National Defence said on Thursday, when asked about the alleged test launch of a JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 2
The Modi government faces a string of daunting challenges from reforming the security architecture and structuring the armed forces to strengthening the defence industrial base and military readiness(PTI)
The Modi government faces a string of daunting challenges from reforming the security architecture and structuring the armed forces to strengthening the defence industrial base and military readiness(PTI)

The defence policy must be prioritised

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:30 PM IST
The government has enormous political capital to bring in defence reforms. Band-aid fixes won’t work
Jaishankar, who had briefed the CCS on many occasions during his stint as foreign secretary from January 2015 to 2018, will now be part of the body(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Jaishankar, who had briefed the CCS on many occasions during his stint as foreign secretary from January 2015 to 2018, will now be part of the body(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Amit Shah, S Jaishankar to be new faces in strategic CCS

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 03:12 PM IST
Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CCS is the final decision-making body on matters related to country’s security, including defence policy and internal security .
India’s defence policy is no longer linked to its diplomatic policy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said in an interview, explaining how his party views national security.(PTI)
India’s defence policy is no longer linked to its diplomatic policy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said in an interview, explaining how his party views national security.(PTI)

DipIomacy and defence policy are not linked now, says Amit Shah

Patna | By Shishir Gupta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2019 05:45 AM IST
Amit Shah is convinced national security, which his party has made the centrepiece of its campaign, will find an echo among voters.
India’s defence policy is no longer linked to its diplomatic policy, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah.(Samir Jana /HT Photo)
India’s defence policy is no longer linked to its diplomatic policy, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah.(Samir Jana /HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Diplomacy and defence policy are not linked now’, says Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 07:55 AM IST
Responding to a question on whether it was alright for his party to use the UN listing of terrorist Masood Azhar as a talking point in its campaign, Shah said: “It is an achievement of the Modi government, so why should we not take electoral advantage of it?”
The UP cabinet gave a go ahead to a number of proposals to expedite the Noida Greenfield International Airport project(File Photo)
The UP cabinet gave a go ahead to a number of proposals to expedite the Noida Greenfield International Airport project(File Photo)

Cabinet nod to proposals to expedite Jewar airport, defence corridor

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 09:42 AM IST
The total of cost of acquisition has been estimated at Rs 4,500 crore.
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