IPA Special

Bangladesh Seeks Enhanced Defence Cooperation With India

Bangladesh today sought enhanced defence cooperation with India, including boosting training facilities for its air wing as Indian Air Force Chief Air Marshal NAK Browne called on the country’s top political leadership and military brass here. The IAF Chief arrived here yesterday on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh...

Mar 21 · >

Radiola Aerospace Lands Plumb Indian Contract

Porirua based Radiola Aerospace Limited has landed a four year contract to undertake flight inspections of new navigation aids at 30 military airfields throughout India. The contract, awarded by the TATA Power Company of India through its Strategic Electronics Division (TATA Power SED), is a real coup says Radiola...

Mar 21 · >

Field Trials Of Upgraded Bofors Gun In January 2013

Kolkata: An upgraded version of the 155mm Bofors gun, the Indian Army’s most potent artillery weapon, will be ready for field trials in January 2013, a top official of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) said on Tuesday. “We are working on this upgraded version. This has been tried out...

Mar 21 · >

Preparations For Agni-V Launch Hit Last Lap

BANGALORE:India’s longest-ever near-Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V is scheduled to be test-fired from the Wheeler Island (Orissa) in the second week of April. The final stages and payload of the missile are set to move out of the Missile Complex in Hyderabad any time now. Sources tell Express that...

Mar 21 · >

Army Wet Blanket Over PC’s IPS Plan

NEW DELHI: The army’s integrated headquarters has upstaged an initiative cleared by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to let major and captain-ranked officers appear for a special examination and join the Indian Police Service (IPS). An internal communication accessed by HT revealed that the Army   has debarred most officers...

Mar 21 · >

In Stitching A Complex Oil-For-Food Deal, India Sets About Placating Iran

NEW DELHI: India is finally plunging into the oil politics of the Gulf and West Asia. It sent a team of senior officials from the commerce ministry to Iran around a fortnight earlier, to clinch an oil-for-food deal. And, is beginning to woo the Sunni oil kingdoms in the...

Mar 21 · >

India Asks Iran To Bear Oil Insurance Risk Amid Sanctions

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE: Indian oil buyers are asking Iran to bear the insurance risk for transporting its crude as tighter Western sanctions make it more difficult to buy Tehran’s principal export, industry sources said on Wednesday. The number of maritime firms willing to transport Iranian crude has dwindled significantly since...

Mar 21 · >

Petroproducts Trade Talks With Pakistan On Friday

NEW DELHI: Seeking to expand the area of cooperation and take the economic engagement to a new level, the Petroleum Secretaries of India and Pakistan are scheduled to hold bilateral talks in New Delhi on March 23. A high-level delegation, led by Pakistan’s Petroleum and Natural Resources Secretary Mohammad...

Mar 21 · >

Swapping Of Domestic Gas With Imported LNG Okayed

NEW DELHI: The government has granted industrial units the freedom to use domestic natural gas in their plant if they can replace it with LNG at another location, in a bid to help fuel-starved units which do not have the infrastructure to ship imported gas from the west coast...

Mar 21 · >

Fuel Pump Owners Demand Removal Of Octroi On Diesel, Petrol

CHANDIGARH: Punjab fuel outlet owners on Tuesday asked the newly formed SAD-BJP government to honour its “promise” by abolishing octroi on petrol and diesel which was announced before the Assembly elections. “We want now from the Punjab government to fulfill its promise which was announced before the elections by...

Mar 21 · >