Features

  • January 18, 2019
    2019 set to be a landmark year for military inductions
    By Vishal Thapar

    From a game-changing missile-firing drone to an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), key new weapons this year will give India more military muscle, and generate fresh options for the politico-military leadership to address threats.

  • January 15, 2019
    Govt plans building up Tamil Nadu corridor as alternative to Bengaluru
    By Vishal Thapar

    Manufacture of fighter aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, missiles on agenda at 5 hubs to corner 30 percent of Defence market

  • January 15, 2019
    Adani gathers momentum, buys 25 per cent stake in Alpha Design
    By Vishal Thapar

    Gujarat-based group takes acquisition route to seek entry into the big league of Indian private sector players in Defence & Aerospace

  • January 4, 2019
    CAG probing aborted MMRCA programme, Defence Minister alleges UPA Govt deliberately scuttled fighter deal
    By Vishal Thapar

    Tearing into the Opposition Congress, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman leveled the serious allegation that the MMRCA deal was deliberately scuttled by the previous Congress-led UPA Government because of extraneous interests...

  • January 2, 2019
    India, Pakistan exchange lists of Nuclear installations, prisoners
    By Vishal Thapar

    India and Pakistan on January 1 exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the bilateral Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack...

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    December 29, 2018
    India ups FDI in Defence & Aerospace to $62.7M since 2014
    By Vishal Thapar

    India has received over 438.60 crore ($62.7 Million) of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Defence & Aerospace Sector since April 2014, the Government has declared to Parliament.

  • December 26, 2018
    India extends bar on business with Leonardo, keeps AgustaWestland out of $3 Billion NUH programme
    By Vishal Thapar

    India's Military market out of bounds for AgustaWestland and its parent group, as Ministry of Defence stretches embargo till May 2019

  • December 3, 2018
    Exciting Times: Alpha Bravo Collins
    By Jayant Baranwal

    United Technologies’ acquisition of Rockwell Collins is one of the largest acquisitions and mergers in the history of aerospace world. This acquisition brings together Rockwell Collins alongwith UTC Aerospace Systems to create Collins Aerospace Systems

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    September 6, 2018
    Communication Compatibility and Security Arrangements: Leveraging Indo-US Relations
    By Lt. General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    COMCASA is commonly known as the Communication Interoperability and Security Memorandum Agreement (CISMOA) which is essentially a legal framework...

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    August 28, 2018
    Government nod for 24 MRH for Navy
    By Rohit Srivastava

    In a bid to strengthen the depleting anti-submarine capability of Indian Navy, Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), apex procurement body of the Ministry of Defence, on August 25, approved procurement of 24 multi-role helicopters (MRH).

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    August 28, 2018
    India one step closer to naval utility hepter
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Breaking the logjam over the execution of the strategic partnership model, Ministry of Defence (MoD), on August 25, giving the much desired major flip to the 'Make in India' in defence, gave its first approval under the 'Strategic Partnership (SP) Model' for the procurement of Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH).

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    August 16, 2018
    Indo-Israeli Barak-8 to join Israel Navy
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), on August 15, informed entering into an agreement with Israel Navy to supply Indo-Israel Barak-8 surface to air missile for its Sa'ar-6 corvettes.

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    August 14, 2018
    Indian Navy to get six next gen OPVs
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Ministry of Defence (MoD), on August 13, gave its nod to the proposal for acquisition of six Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPVs) for the Indian Navy.

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    August 1, 2018
    US move India into Elite Strategic Allies list
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Giving boost to bilateral relations, United States, on July 30, announced inclusion of India to the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) Tier 1, one of the most coveted lists of trading partners.

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    August 1, 2018
    DAC approves guidelines for SP model
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The much awaited nod for implementation of the "Strategic Partnership" model of the Defence Procurement Procedure was given on July 30 by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), apex procurement body of the Ministry of Defence.

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    August 1, 2018
    DAC clears eight Fast Patrol Vessels for Coast Guard
    By Rohit Srivastava

    On July 30, Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), apex acquisition body of the Ministry Of Defence, under the chairmanship of the defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved a proposal for acquisition of eight FPVs for the ICG.

  • July 26, 2018
    Kargil Review Committee and Aftermath
    By Lt. General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and other locations along the Line of Control.

  • July 26, 2018
    Kargil – Victory by Grit
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Today, on June 26, India is celebrating the victory of Kargil war or Operation Vijay. A war which was thrust upon us by an unscrupulous enemy, who exploited our trust to change the status-quo in an extremely difficult and unforgiving terrain, and required a military-diplomatic might of India to win it.

  • July 21, 2018
    MBDA–ISAE scholarship winners welcomed
    By Rohit Srivastava

    On July 20, Claire Thuaudet, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of France in India, welcomed and honoured the five winners of the MBDA-ISAE Scholarship, at an award ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

  • July 13, 2018
    Admiral Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni — A Tribute
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni was born on December 05, 1931 at Pune, Maharashtra. On completion of Cadets’ training at TS Dufferin at erstwhile Bombay he joined the Royal Indian Navy in March 1949.

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    June 28, 2018
    Commander Abhilash Tomy at it again!
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    Starting from Les Sables d'Olonne, skippers will go south till Cape of Good Hope, continue sailing eastward in the southern hemisphere to pass the international dateline, and pass Cape of Horn to start sailing north in the Atlantic Ocean for the final leg.

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    May 17, 2018
    India-Italy resumes defence dialogue
    By Rohit Srivastava

    To resume the Indo-Italian defence cooperation, an Indian delegation under the leadership of Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra is in Italy to participate in the 9th India-Italy Joint Defence Committee meeting.

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    April 20, 2018
    New UAS export policy of US to benefit India
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Indian desire to acquire armed drones from United States (US) has received the much required flip. On April 19, US president Donald Trump gave his approval for a new policy on the export of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) which will allow export of armed drone to its allies.

  • April 17, 2018
    IAF's Gagan Shakti performance may give China, Pakistan a cause for concern
    By Arpita Kala

    5000 sorties in 3 days, disaster-relief evacuation drills and more, the air warriors are 'shaking the heavens and splitting the Earth'

  • March 28, 2018
    Not only MSMEs, innovators and thinkers stand to win big at the upcoming Defexpo – 2018
    By Arpita Kala

    Ministry of Defence proposed an open challenge to people attending the event with prizes worth 1,00,000

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    March 22, 2018
    India test fires BrahMos with Indian seeker
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile BrahMos made its maiden flight, on March 22, with an Indian seeker system.

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    March 19, 2018
    Just a crore of FDI in defence
    By Rohit Srivastava

    At a time when India is making efforts to reduce its defence import bill and develop defence manufacturing through 'Make in India' initiative, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) figures shared by the government shows little interest of the world in Indian defence sector.

  • March 14, 2018
    4 things you need to know about French President Emmanuel Macron's India visit
    By Arpita Kala

    From naval support to clearing air about Rafale jets and solar power, this was one busy diplomatic visit

  • February 27, 2018
    8th Indo-US defence cooperation meet held
    By Rohit Srivastava

    India and United States, on February 26, held the eighth round of Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Inter Agency Task Force meeting in New Delhi.

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    February 15, 2018
    Military to get new LMG, Assault and Sniper Rifles
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Another set of approvals from DAC to better equip the humble soldier for the existing and future conflicts.

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    February 8, 2018
    RM appoints panel to accelerate defence capital acquisition
    By Rohit Srivastava

    To expedite the capital acquisition for Indian armed forces, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 7, constituted a 13-member advisory body to undertake independent review and status check of critical projects.

  • February 1, 2018
    Defence sector to get a ‘Make in India’ makeover in Union Budget 2018-19
    By Arpita Kala

    Aiming at modernising the forces, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke about the defence sector in the fiscal budget today morning. Hiked by 7.81 per cent to 2,95,511 crore from the previous year’s 2,74,114 crore...

  • January 31, 2018
    Third Scorpene submarine ‘Karanj’ launched
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The third of the Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched on January 31 by Reena Lanba, wife of the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) and President Navy Wives Welfare Association at the Mumbai based, public sector naval shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL).

  • January 29, 2018
    Republic Day – display of Military, Cultural and Diplomatic might
    By Rohit Srivastava

    India displayed its military might in the presence of ASEAN leaders

  • January 19, 2018
    Navika's rounds Cape of Horn, hoist tricolor
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Indian Navy's all women team of Navika Sagar Parikrama, on January 19, rounded Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America through the Drake Passage on their way to Port Stanley in Falkland Islands.

  • January 19, 2018
    India becomes 43rd member of Australia Group
    By Rohit Srivastava

    India, on January 19, was formally inducted as the 43rd member of the Australia Group (AG), a voluntary group of countries working to stop the spread of chemical and biological weapons.

  • January 15, 2018
    Modi invites Israeli investment in defence sector
    By Rohit Srivastava

    After the debacle of Spike deal, proving the skeptics wrong the two Prime Ministers display confidence in the strength and depth of the bilateral relations between India and Israel and agree to take it further into new territories.

  • January 9, 2018
    Defence Minister witness's naval operation
    By Rohit Srivastava

    On a two visit to western coast to witness Indian Navy's operational prowess, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on January 8, arrived at Indian Naval Base INS Hansa, Goa.

  • January 4, 2018
    MoD clears purchase for over 2,400 crore
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Continuing its recent spree of approval for capital purchases, Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, on January 4, approved purchase of aircraft training and electronic warfare solutions worth 2,420 crore.

  • January 2, 2018
    India to buy missiles and precision bombs for 1,600 cr
    By Rohit Srivastava

    To add more precise fire power to Indian military, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today cleared two procurement proposals worth over 1,600 crore.

  • December 30, 2017
    First Chinese made carrier to undergo sea trial in Feb
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Come February and China will cross another milestone in its military self reliance when it will begin the sea trial of its home made Aircraft Carrier (ACC) technically known as Type 001A from Dalian Shipyard where it is being constructed.

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    December 29, 2017
    India conducts successful test of endo-atmospheric interceptor missile
    By Rohit Srivastava

    India, on December 28, successfully conducted test of indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) - anti ballistic missile interceptor.

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    December 26, 2017
    India starts Sea Guardian procurement
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Giving a major flip to Indo-US defence cooperation, India has begun the process to procure remotely piloted Predator 'B' Sea Guardian from United States.

  • December 19, 2017
    Does the Government has any timeline for INS Vishal?
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Indian military acquisition is a sorry tale of delays. Indian Navy has been at the fore front of indigenisation and acquisition of assets. Although with delays, Navy, unlike the other two services, has been acquiring platforms regularly.

  • December 15, 2017
    India hosts trilateral talks with Japan and Australia
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Aiming at countering the expanding Chinese Naval power in the Indian Ocean and its belligerent behavior in the South East Asian waters, India in December held secretary level talks with Japan and Australia to discuss the existing challenges...

  • December 14, 2017
    Navy gets new shark-Kalvari
    By Rohit Srivastava

    After a hiatus of almost two decades, Indian Navy on December 14 received its first conventional submarine INS Kalvari, from the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

  • December 12, 2017
    India becomes member of Wassenaar Arrangement
    By Rohit Srivastava

    After much wait, India, during the plenary of the participating states at Vienna, becomes the 42nd member of the global dual use technology group ‘Wassenaar Arrangement’ (WA) on December 8.

  • December 8, 2017
    President awards Colour to the submarine arm
    By Rohit Srivastava

    President Ram Nath Kovind, on December 8, awarded President’s Colour to the submarine arm of the Indian Navy in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Vishakhapatnam based Eastern Naval Command.

  • December 7, 2017
    India rejects Chinese claim of air intrusion
    By Rohit Srivastava

    There has been a fire accident in the Central Ammunition Depot at Pulgaon wherein fire broke out in the depot in the early hours of the morning today.

  • December 5, 2017
    Godrej Aerospace to manufacture airframe assemblies for air launched BrahMos
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce, has received order to manufacture 100 sets of airframes for air launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise...

  • November 30, 2017
    India-Singapore – Deepening defence relations, Source of Envy for China
    By Ranjit Kumar

    With these significant dose of new agreements, the latest round of Defence Ministers Dialogue will help India-Singapore defence and strategic relations cross new milestones in promoting each others' strategic interests in the region...

  • November 30, 2017
    India–Singapore Defence agreement
    By Rohit Srivastava

    With twin objective of balancing the expanding footprints of Chinese Navy in the East Asian waters and creating a strong military base for 'Act East' policy, India and Singapore on November 29 signed India-Singapore Bilateral Agreement for Navy...

  • November 22, 2017
    Endless possibilities for the future
    By Gene Cunningham, VP, Global Sales, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

    Boeing is not just offering unmatched products to the Indian armed forces but also significant benefits to India's indigenous aerospace manufacturing sector...

  • November 8, 2017
    Regional challenges driving Indo-US relations
    By Dr Vivek Lall, Chief Executive, US and International Strategic Development, General Atomics

    From a neutral standpoint, the relations between the US and India have always been influenced by the regional hegemonies of South-East Asia.

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    November 3, 2017
    India-Italy to re-engage in defence
    By Ranjit Kumar

    The first Prime Ministerial visit from Italy in a decade was intended to mend the relations with an emerging Asian giant and a rising economic power, which is also set to be the biggest defence market in the coming years.

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    October 31, 2017
    Tillerson Cements India-US strategic bonds
    By Ranjit Kumar

    Though the Donald Trump administration took more than nine months to finalise the South Asian strategy, the road laid by previous Obama administration, for a comprehensive and solid strategic partnership with India has further...

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    September 29, 2017
    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 more on transactional relationship than sharing something critical to India's defence needs.

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    September 18, 2017
    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...

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    September 7, 2017
    High Expectations from Nirmala Sitharaman
    By Ranjit Kumar

    With only 20 months left for the new defence minister to justify her appointment, Nirmala Sitharaman faces an uphill task to meet the expectations of the defence community.

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    August 29, 2017
    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.

  • May 4, 2017
    Erdogan’s visit will cement relations
    By Ranjit Kumar

    India and Turkey have differences over the status of Kashmir and Northern Cyprus, but that has not stopped the two nations from strengthening relations. Both nations believe that economic and trade relations can be more comprehensive and India believes that economic-relations can help in weaning away Turkey from Pakistan.

  • December 13, 2016
    Carter reaffirms roadmap for the next US Defence Secretary
    By Ranjit Kumar

    After contributing immensely to India-US defence relations in his various avatars in Pentagon, and hence giving a solid content and meaning...

  • November 16, 2016
    ScanEagle and Integrator may be produced in India
    By Ranjit Kumar

    If negotiations with Indian defence and armed forces officials proceed well, India could soon be producing the most advanced Integrator, ScanEagle...

  • October 17, 2016
    Goa Takeaway: India-Russia mega defence deals
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Despite India’s strengthening of defence and other ties with the US and Russia’s recent overtures in Pakistan, the relationship between India and Russia has a historic bonding.

  • April 14, 2016
    Deepening partnership - India and US
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The fourth meeting on April 11, 2016 within a span of one year between the Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar and the US Secretary of Defence, Ashton Carter has resulted in an unprecedented announcement from India that both the countries have agreed in principle to sign...

  • September 29, 2015
    Giving economic muscle to strategic partnership- Modi in USA
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Before the fifth bilateral interaction between Barack Obama and Narendra Modi on 28th September , the two foreign ministers John Kerry and Sushma Swaraj had only a week ago laid the ground work for their talks under...

  • September 18, 2015
    IRRC will fast track defence cooperation
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    In order to deepen defence relations with India, US administration has decided to clear all hurdles in its path by establishing a country specific cell called the India Rapid Reaction Cell (IRRC).

  • September 14, 2015
    Israelis eager to participate in 'Make in India' programme
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Israel has emerged as India's second largest supplier of defence hardware...

  • July 20, 2015
    Indian Navy towards indigenisation
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The Indian Navy has a good record of indigenisation compared to its other two sister arms — the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force. However, it is not up to the desirable level.

  • July 12, 2015
    Sweden eyeing Indian defence market
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The Swedes are showing their eagerness to mend fences with India. After muddling their fingers in the Indian market in mid eighties...

  • July 8, 2015
    Netherlands eager to enter Indian defence market
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The Dutch Prime Minister’s visit to India will go a long way in creating awareness about the Indian defence market and available opportunities...

  • July 5, 2015
    Carter visit — new roadmap for defence relationship
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The outcome of the much-touted visit (June 2 to 4, 2015) of the US Defence Secretary Dr Ashton Carter was on expected lines.

  • May 29, 2015
    Germany - Wooing India for Subs and fighters
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Lobbying for the Submarine acquisition programme under P-75I of Indian Navy has begun in a serious note with the visit of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to New Delhi and Mumbai from 26th to 28th May, 2015.

  • May 19, 2015
    India South Korea — evolving defence relations
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    With India and South Korea raising the level of bilateral relations to ‘Special Strategic Partnership’, the two countries are poised to play a bigger role...

  • May 19, 2015
    Modi in China — Trust deficit remains
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-hyped visit to China was significant in itself, but it did not yield substantial results.

  • May 2, 2015
    Naval utility helicopters in final leg
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    After seven years of protracted process for acquiring naval utility helicopters (NUH), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) seems to have reached another...

  • May 1, 2015
    Ashton Carter visit — New phase in India US defence relations
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    As a follow-up to the US President Barack Obama’s visit to India...

  • April 21, 2015
    INS Vishakhapatnam — New era of force projection
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The latest Vishakhapatnam class of stealth guided missile destroyer...

  • March 26, 2015
    Modi to visit China — Multiple Challenges
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Summits after summits have failed to resolve the contentious border issue between India and China and once again all eyes are now on the May...

  • February 18, 2015
    Need to do more: Prime Minister Modi
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The 10th edition of Aero India International Air Show kicked off at Bengaluru with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi making a clarion call to the defence public sector, private sector and foreign original equipment manufacturers...

  • January 30, 2015
    US India strategic romance
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    He came, he saw, he conquered. The three day (from January 25 to 27) visit of the US President Barack Obama as a guest of honour on India’s Republic day was an overwhelming success from the perspective of deliverables.

  • December 15, 2014
    India Russia — Half Hearted Druzhba?
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The Joint India Russia Statement titled, “Druzhba-Dosti: A Vision for strengthening the Partnership over the next decade' promises a lot, reflecting the traditional strong strategic ties...

  • September 25, 2014
    Modi’s visit to USA
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a path breaking visit to US, which has attracted the attention of not only strategic community world over but also the leading business tycoons, who now look upon India...

  • September 18, 2014
    India — Vietnam: Growing proximity
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    During Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit the Indian government extended a US$ 100 million line of credit to Vietnam for acquiring patrol vessels, which actually will be used in monitoring the Chinese naval...

  • September 6, 2014
    India Japan defence cooperation — Beginning of an era
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    After the summit meeting (1st September, 2014) between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi...