India, Russia revive 5th-generation fighter aircraft talks; Kamov cost negotiations begin
NW DELHI: After a hiatus of nearly a year, India and Russia have revived talks on the much-delayed fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). Alsom cost negotiations for the joint production of 200 Kamov 226T helicopters have begun.

Revealed: India Close to Signing $3 Billion Defense Deal with Israel
New Delhi is close to approving military deals worth an estimated $3 billion, according to a government source.

Vietnam attends int’l fleet review in India
New Delhi (VNA) – The International Fleet Review (IFR) took place in India on February 6 with the participation of nearly 50 countries, including Vietnam.

Act East policy: Vice President Hamid Ansari on five-day visit to Brunei, Thailand from February 1
NEW DELHI: As part of India's Act East policy, Vice President Hamid Ansari will embark on a five-day tour of Brunei and Thailand from February 1 to carry forward India's bilateral engagements with the two South East Asian countries.

Nepal's finance minister to visit India
Nepal's finance minister Bishnu Poudel will visit India early next month to lay the groundwork for Prime Minister KP Oli's maiden foreign trip to the country.

Russia, India Begin Work on 200 Ka-226T Helicopter Production Agreement
“Currently, the sides have begun implementing [the agreement]. Large-scale international deals usually have a lengthy preparation period, with deal details kept confidential. All work is being carried out in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Technical consultations and talks between the Russian and Indian companies involved in the project are already being conducted,” the company’s press service told RIA Novosti.

India wants to be one of the world’s biggest arms exporters
New Delhi: India is seeking to boost arms exports 20-fold in a decade to $3 billion, a push that if successful would transform one of the world’s biggest importers into a major seller of defence equipment.

Vietnam acts as honourary guest at Kolkata book fair
New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnam is joining in the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair – one of the biggest of its kind in the world – in Kolkata, the capital city of India’s West Bengal state, as a honourary guest.

As it happened: India, France ink MoU on purchase of Rafale jets
India, France sign 13 agreements; Mr. Hollande will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Tuesday.

IAF keen on having radar along Chinese border
With the objective of keeping a closer and stricter vigil on any possible movement by China along the border that it shares with India in the tribal district of Kinnaur, the Indian Air Force is keen to set up their radar near here.