November 2019

DEFCOM INDIA 2019 - Communications as a Decisive Catalyst for Jointness

DEFCOM, India’s International Conference & Exposition on Military Communication, has evolved over the years to become a landmark platform for collaboration between the Indian Armed Forces, Academia, Research and Development Organizations and the Industry on all aspects pertaining to Information and Communications Technology applications in the defence forces. 

HAL Signs MoU with RGNAU

As part of the golden jubilee celebrations of HAL Management Academy (HMA), HAL signed an MoU with Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU), a Central University under Ministry of Civil Aviation to promote cooperation between RGNAU and HAL to grow the pool of human resources in the aviation and aerospace industry of the country.  The MoU will identify the type of academic and training programs that could be offered jointly.

US distrust Indian defence technology security protocol

In spite of sharing strategic relationship and multiple multi-billion dollar defence purchase deals, India and the United States have failed to come up with any co-production or co-development programme in the defence sector. Considered as one of the major failures of Indian defence diplomacy, the two governments, till date, have failed to explain this.

But, finally, the answer is out. And the culprit is the Indo-Russian defence cooperation.

Airfield Developments in Tibet: Implications for India

About a year ago, there were press reports of China building “underground bomb-proof shelters” to park fighter aircraft at Lhasa’s Gonggar/ Kongka Dzong airfield. While this small news item did not receive the attention it deserved in the Indian media, it is a signal to India that China is preparing for a conflict. There are also reports that China is building new airfields in Tibet. Since the 1990s China has been rapidly modernising its military with advanced weaponry.