Archive for July, 2010

David Cameron Courts India

Subscribe to Hexxcom’s RSS feed to get the latest Updates. Thanks for visiting! Image by The Prime Minister’s Office via Flickr The British Prime Minister, David Cameron,  is in India to court the world’s biggest democracy for closer business and trade ties. In a progressive move that should see the strengthening of relations, the ultimate [...]

Artillery Gun Trials Deferred Again

India Defence Online, New Delhi – Once again, Indian Army’s artillery modernisation programme has suffered a setback due to the cancellation of field trials which were to occur this month. The field trials for the long-range heavy artillery guns have been deferred because the Swedish gunmaker Bofors, presently owned by BAE Land Systems, has emerged [...]

India Plans to Buy Fire Scout Through FMS

India Defence Online, New Delhi – The constant rise in homegrown insurgency has led India to send a request via the U.S Embassy for foreign military sale (FMS) clearance of Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff unmanned aerial system (VTUAS). While the US major Northrop Grumman has made presentations to the Indian Navy and [...]

India to Procure Additional AWACS

India Defence Online, New Delhi — The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to acquire two more Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) to boost up the country’s air defence. The IAF will be going in for two more AWACS in addition to the three Phalcon AWACS to be inducted this year end. The Phalcon [...]

India and Seychelles Enhance Security Cooperation

India Defence Online, New Delhi – On July 19, India and the Seychelles agreed to take forward their cooperation to tackle the spread of piracy in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). On the request of the Seychellois leadership, India also agreed to extend help for maritime and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance operations and capacity [...]