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Union Minister Ajay Bhatt Praises PM Modi's Leadership For Making India An Exporter Of Defense Equipment

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Uttarakhand Assembly polls are scheduled to be taking place in the first half of 2022.

Ratan Tata Says Clearing Airbus Military Aircraft Deal A ‘Bold Step’

Sep 24, 2021 Outlook Business Team

"The clearance of the joint project between Airbus Defence and Tata Advanced Systems to build the C-295 is a great step forward in the opening up of aviation and avionics projects in India," said the Tata Sons Chairman.

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin Raises Human Rights Of Minorities With Indian Ministers

Aware of India’s sensitivity to criticism of its rights record, Austin said at a news conference that it was normal to have 'those kinds of discussions’ with America’s partners.

Elevating Defence Partnership With India A Priority Of Biden Administration: US Def Secy Lloyd Austin

Mar 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Lloyd Austin held wide-ranging talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and said India is an increasingly important partner amid rapidly shifting international dynamics.

Defence Ministry To Acquire 4,690 Anti-Tank Guided Missiles From Bharat Dynamics Ltd

The missiles, having a range of 1,850 metres, can be fired from ground as well as vehicle-based launchers, said the ministry

10 March, 2021

India To Strike Deal With US For 30 Armed Drones

Outlook Web Bureau

Currently, India’s drones can only be used for surveillance and reconnaissance but the addition of armed drones will add to India’s military capabilities.

03 February, 2021

Government Seals Deal With HAL For 83 Tejas Jets At Aero India

Outlook Web Bureau

The delivery of the Tejas LCA to the Indian Air Force under the Rs 48,000-crore deal will begin from March 2024.

21 December, 2020

Defence Ties With India Progressing Well Despite Threat Of Sanctions: Russia


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, despite receiving threats of US sanctions

27 October, 2020

Explained: What Is BECA That India, US Signed Today, Why It Is Important

Seema Guha

India and the US signed the landmark defence pact, BECA, that will allow sharing of high-end military technology between the two countries.

14 November, 2019

Supreme Court Gives Clean Chit To Modi Govt In Rafale Deal Case, Says 'Review Petitions Without Merit'

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court had reserved the verdict on the Rafale deal in May this year.

08 October, 2019

India Gets Its First Rafale Fighter Jet, Rajnath Singh Says 'Historic Day For IAF'

Outlook Web Bureau

India had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.


27 July, 2019

IAF Gets First Batch Of 4 Apache Attack Helicopters From US

Outlook Web Bureau

The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters and is flown by the US Army.

11 July, 2019

Key US Congressional Panel Seeks 'Major Defence Partner' Status For India

Outlook Web Bureau

A powerful US congressional committee has passed a legislative amendment seeking additional steps to implement the Major Defense Partner designation on India, including through appropriate technology transfers.

31 May, 2019

India Buying S-400s From Russia Will Have Serious Implications On Bilateral Ties: US

Outlook Web Bureau

If India went ahead with its decision to buy the long-range S-400 missile defense system from Russia, it will have serious implications on Indo-US defence ties, the Trump administration has warned.

09 May, 2019

Rajiv Gandhi Was Not Corrupt Before Bofors: Satya Pal Malik

Outlook Web Bureau

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik says that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was initially not corrupt and did not even take money from the party funds for any unnecessary expenses before becoming the PM

05 May, 2019

Rahul Gandhi’s Scams Being Unearthed From Land, Air And Sea, Says PM Narendra Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying his 'scams' were being unearthed from 'land, air and water'. Modi also called opposition alliance as 'Mahamilawat'

05 May, 2019

Your Karma Is Waiting For You: Rahul Gandhi Tells PM Narendera Modi For His ‘Bhrashtachari’ Remark On Rajiv Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday slammed PM Narendra Modi for his 'bhrashtachari' remarks against their late father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.


04 May, 2019

Rahul ‘Beneficiary’ Of An Offset Contract, Alleges BJP; Congress Rejects

Outlook Web Bureau

The BJP on Saturday attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his alleged link to a defence firm that got offset contract when the UPA was in power

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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