India–US: New Phase in Defence Partnership

By Ranjit Kumar

After India-US defence relations reached to its astounding heights at the fag end of Obama administration, both the countries saw a lull in high level contacts creating a perception that the new Trump administration believes...


The World's Largest Arms Fair

By R. Chandrakanth

The host country, Britain is all set to expand its export footprint and this was outlined by the Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon who suggested that Britain would look for more of the pie of the international defence market, demand driven by increasing war and terror


Various challenges facing the new Defence Minister

By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

Mrs Sitharaman holding independent charge of Ministry of Commerce & Industry did have an overview of the pathetic state of equipping of the military; the chapter on defence on official website of Ministry of Commerce & Industry in 2014...


High Expectations from Nirmala Sitharaman

By Ranjit Kumar

"So that we benefit and also send these to the international market, we will ensure that Make-in-India is given full play for defence production."
—Nirmala Sitharaman, Raksha Mantri


The potential that we see is significant

Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP Guide Publications in conversation with Mr. Håkan Buskhe, CEO and President of Saab AB and Ashish Rajvanshi, Head, Defense & Aerospace of Adani at the Saab and Adani alliance announcement for Aerospace and Defence in India.


Boeing offers India made Super Hornets

By Ranjit Kumar

The US Defence major Boeing has entered the race for $ 15 billion Indian Navy 57 fighters acquisition programme for its Aircraft Carriers, with an add on lucrative offer to Indian MOD, for manufacturing one of the world's most advanced and stealthy fighter Super Hornet for the Indian Air Force under the 'Make in India' programme.

Opportunities for MSMEs in Defence Sector

Opportunities for MSMEs in Defence Sector

'It's the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which are the real power sectors and government is ready to support and ease the complexities in the defence procedures', said the Defence Minister, during the joint seminar on 'Opportunities for MSMEs in Defence Sector', organized by FISME in association with SP Guide Publications.


Interview Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff, holistically addressed a wide range of contemporary maritime and security related issues in an exclusive interview with SP Guide Publications team.


Leveraging ‘Make in India’ Initiatives

In a rare media interaction with SP's Naval Forces, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Defence Production, outlined his vision for defence manufacturing in India and addressed a wide range of subjects including 'Make in India', DPP 2016...

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