India-China border clash: In an unmistakable sign of increased hostilities between the Indian Army and the Chinese Army in high Himalayas in Ladakh region, first shots have been fired between the two armies on Monday after India thwarted Chinese plan to occupy some strategic heights south of Pangong Tso lake last week, according to a report of Global Times.

India Japan Military Agreement: India and Japan Thursday signed an important military pact that will enable reciprocal exchange of supplies and services between the militaries of the two countries. India’s defence secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Suzuki Satoshi, Japan’s Ambassador to India signed the agreement in the national capital New Delhi.

Defence News: With the Modi government’s decision to ban import of 101 weapons, which will be followed by another negative import list soon, the defence and aerospace sector in the country is set to benefit immensely.  According to DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy, the defence and aerospace industries based in Hyderabad region are set to get business opportunities worth $13.62 billion (INR 1 lakh crore) in the next couple of years.

Indian Air Force has just three Phalcon AWACS, with a 400-km range and 360-degree coverage, which are inadequate for a possible two front war scenario. IAF also has two indigenous Netra AEW&C aircraft, with indigenous 240-degree coverage radars with a 250-km range fitted on Brazilian Embraer-145 jets.