Both countries have discovered common ground and shared concerns, which have propelled them towards discarding old mistrusts and misconceptions, and adopting methods to establish renewed faith and confidence in each other
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.
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 been cemented by the new US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
"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
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.
'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.
'We need to be proactive, and to be offensive rather than only being reactive with any hostile activities of adversaries': General Bipin Rawat
General Bipin Rawat, took over as the new Chief of the Army Staff on January 1, 2017. He gave his candid views on a wide range of subjects and the major challenges confronting the Indian Army and how these are being tackled institutionally.