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.
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.
The countdown to the induction of American helicopter's Apache and Chinook in the Indian Air Force (IAF) began with the first flight of the helicopters on July 27.
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.
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.
General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff
'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.