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A K Antony Will Today Review Major Military Modernisation Projects

Amid apprehensions over a possible budget cut, the Defence Minister A K Antony will today review major military modernisation projects of the Armed Forces such as plans for acquiring 126 combat aircraft and raising a Strike Corps in the northeastern sector. In a meeting with the three Services vice chiefs, Defence Minister AK Antony will review the expenditure made by the Armed Forces this year and their plans for the remaining part of the fiscal, Ministry officials said. The meeting comes at a time when there is a possibility of a budget cut in view of the economic slowdown. The Defence Ministry has been allocated Rs 1.93 lakh crore. Read More...

India to Go For Six More C-130 J Super Hercules as U.S Prepares For another Foreign Military Sale

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has revealed the intention to go for six more C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft from the U.S besides the six already ordered. While India has already expressed the desire for this additional acquisition to U.S, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of U.S has recently notified U.S. Congress for a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to India. According to sources, India is keen on acquiring the six additional C-130 J. Read More...

Biggest INDO-US Defence Deal for Boeing C-17 Globemaster Aircraft Cleared

The biggest Indo-US deal for the acquisition of ten Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III heavy-lift aircraft worth $ 4.1 billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF) has finally been approved by India’s Cabinet Committee on Security. The decision was taken at a meet of the Cabinet Committee on Security under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The final contract is expected to be signed within a couple of months after India issues a letter of acceptance to the US government.
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