Made-In-India fighters: Rafale Fire Rains On MiG’s Retirement Parade

The Indian Air Force’s wait for new fighter jets to replace an ageing MiG fleet is set to get longer. The selection process to identify combat aircraft to be made in India is unlikely to commence before the general elections this year, high-level sources indicate. 

Lockheed Sees Potential Exports of 200 F-16 Jets From Proposed Indian Plant

Lockheed Martin sees a potential export market of more than $20 billion for its F-16 fighter aircraft from an assembly line in India it has offered to set up in order to win a large Indian military order, a top executive said.  The U.S. defence

India Develops Advanced Laser Pods to Boost Fighter Jet’s Attack Skills – Source

Laser Designator Pods (LDPs) are complex laser targeting systems used by the military. American firm Lockheed Martin has been developing a cost-effective fibre laser system that will be demonstrated on a fighter jet in 2021. According to Sources, Indian scientists claim that their laser designator

India Among The Most Trusted Nations Globally: Report

India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media but the country’s brands are among the least-trusted, according to a report.  The The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report released Monday, ahead of the the World Economic Forum

India Inks Deal To Get Uranium Supply From Uzbekistan

India and Uzbekistan signed a deal for long-term supply of uranium from the resource rich Central Asian country to power its domestic atomic reactors.  The deal was signed on Friday during Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to the Vibrant Gujarat business summit in Gandhinagar, his second trip to

HAL Close To Getting Order For 40 New Su-30 MKI Jets, Says Report

A unilateral proposal by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in February 2018 to supply a further 40 Su-MKI fighters to the Indian Air Force is now being seriously considered by the Centre, reports Livefist Defence. The plan is being seen as a solution to kill two birds with

Special Operations Division: India To Get An Elite Tri-Services Commando Force By 2019

India is set to get its own elite tri-service commando unit along the lines of the US Special Operations Command, which was responsible for eliminating Osama Bin Laden, to conduct special operations and strategic missions, reports The Pioneer. The new unit will be called the Armed Forces

‘No option for India but to talk to Pakistan’- Another Crap From Pakistan

Former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri said long-lasting peace between Pakistan and India is possible through people-to-people contact. “We have taken the Kartarpur initiative believing that no progress can be achieved regarding peace between the two countries without people-to-people contact. In fact, long-lasting peace is

19 Incredible Facts About Surgical Strikes 2016 By Indian Army You Never Read Before

Hello Defence Lovers, In September 2016, India scripted history by showing the spine needed to teach Pakistan a lesson. On 28-29 September that year, Indian Army conducted the surgical strikes across the LoC in Pak-Occupied Kashmir region to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers in Uri

(Apply Now) Indian Air Force Group X& Y Recruitment 2019

Hello Defence Lovers,  Indian Air Force (IAF) has invited applications for 163 AFCAT (01/2019) Entry & Group X & Group Y (Airmen) vacant posts. Interested candidates must apply at the official website of Indian Air Force- www.indianairforce.nic.in on or before 21 January. The applicants must be within 21 years

Bharat Dynamic Gets Orders Worth Rs 750 Crores To Make Missiles And Launchers For The Army

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) Tuesday said it has signed a contract worth Rs 760 crore with the Indian army for production and supply of anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and Launchers.  The contract was signed by director (production) of BDL V Gurudatta Prasad in Delhi, a

Meet Russia’s S-500 Air Defense System: The Ultimate F-35 Killer?

2019 is on track to be a big year for Russian surface-to-air missile systems. From the new S-350 “ Vityaz” to additional S-300 V4 brigades, scores of modernized Russian artillery systems are poised to enter into military service over the coming months. But the elephant

Pakistani Claim World Record With Tank At 12,000 ft. While India Operates Tanks At 15,000 ft

Reports in the Pakistani media hail their army’s feat, but Indian tanks had reached 12,000 ft in Zoji La in 1947-48. The Pakistan Army has gone to town claiming to have set a ‘world record’ by deploying a tank at an altitude of 12,000 feet.

(Apply Now) Indian Navy Jan 2020 Course: Executive & Technical Branch

Hello Defence Lovers, Applications are invited from unmarried eligible male candidates for grant of Permanent Commission in Executive Branch [Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre (NAIC)] and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Executive Branch viz. General Service/Hydro and Technical Branch (General Service) in the Indian Navy for Jan

DRDO Develops Quick Response Mobile Facility For Nuclear Incidents

With threat perception of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction increasing, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a mobile facility to help provide immediate relief in case of any attack involving radioactive material. The key equipment in the facility include a whole

Broke HAL Borrows Rs 1,000 Crore To Pay Salaries To Employees

Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), grappling with low finances has been, for the first time in many years, forced to borrow money to pay salaries to its employees. The company is worried of work coming to a standstill from April with no money to

Man Gets Names Of 560 Indian Army Martyrs Tattooed On His Body

You may have seen several lovers getting inked for their partners, but there is a man who got inked for the martyrs of Indian Army. Meet 30-year-old Interior designer, Abhishek Gautam who has 593 tattoos on his back that includes 560 names of martyrs. Be

Pakistan Claims To Have Destroyed Second ‘Indian Spy Quadcopter’ Along LoC

The Pakistan Army on Wednesday claimed to have shot down a second “Indian spy quadcopter” flying over the Pakistani side of the Line of Control.  Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations- the Pakistan Army’s media wing, said “Pakistan Army troops shot down another

Defence Ministry To Prepare Forces For Use Of Artificial Intelligence

The Ministry of Defence has initiated the process of preparing Indian defence forces for use of Artificial Intelligence. To study the whole range of issues on the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the National security and defence needs, a multi-stakeholder task force on Strategic

Donald Trump Signs Law To Step Up India Defence Ties, Call Out China

It was passed by the US Senate on December 4 and approved by the US Congress on December 12. It was one of the 13 Bills signed into law by President Trump on the last day of 2018. Just before ushering in the New Year

DRDO Weapon Systems Worth Rs 2.75 Lakh Crore To Be Inducted In Defence Forces

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that its weapon systems and platforms worth over Rs 2.75 lakh crore have either been inducted into the services or would be joining them soon.  Speaking exclusively to ANI, DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy said their recent successes

Upgraded MiG-29 To Take On F-16 In The Refurbished Fighter Jet Market

The MiG-29, one of Russia’s most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an air superiority fighter to a multi-role aircraft. The Indian Air Force (IAF) revealed the upgrade, called the MiG-29UPG ahead of the Air Force Day celebrations

ISRO’s New Year Resolution : To Launch 14 Rockets From Sriharikota

As many as 14 rockets will lift off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota this year, as the Indian Space Research Organisation gears up to launch 32 missions. These rockets will include GSLV Mk III for Chandrayaan-2, which will be the 25th mission from

LCA Tejas Set For Final Induction : Defence Research Body

The indigenously developed and built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is on final induction after going all the tests, said a top official on Monday. “LCA Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) are on final induction after going through all the tests,”

We Will Sink 2 Aircraft Carriers and Kill 10000 Sailors If The US Stands In Way Of China’s SCS Goals

A Chinese Admiral said recently that his country’s military is capable of sinking American aircraft carriers in the East and South China Seas. Rear Admiral Luo Yuan’s comments were made in a speech on Sino-U.S. relations which he gave on December 20, according to News

Indian Military Suffers Acute Shortage Of Officers, Here Are The Reasons

Indian military forces may be acquiring firepower at a fast clip, but they surely lack in terms of manpower. Against a sanctioned strength of 74,000 officers, the Army, Navy and Air Force currently have only 65,000, limiting their ability to run their operations effectively. This

Rafale Project On Schedule, 25 Percent Payment Made To France

Notwithstanding the controversy, the government is moving ahead with the Rafale programme, making 25 per cent of payment to the French government in the more than Rs 59,000 crore deal for procuring 36 fighter planes, top Air Force sources said here on Thursday. The sources

Are India’s Aircraft Carriers a Giant Waste Of Time ?

Carriers are also expensive symbols of national prestige, and it is unlikely the Indian Navy will want to risk losing one, two or all three. Under the circumstances, India’s investment in carriers makes more sense symbolically, and primarily as a way of keeping shipyards busy

Another Success For ISRO: Brazil’s Amazonia-1 Satellite To Be Launched On Board PSLV In 2020

After the recent successful launch of a Colombian satellite by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with other countries onboard PSLV-C43, another South American country Brazil is getting ready for launching its satellite in 2020. Confirming this to FE Online, a representative of the Brazilian

Centre’s Snooping Order Open To Misuse, Say Experts

The Home Ministry’s December 20 notification, authorising ten security and intelligence agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource, was received with apprehension by legal experts, with many describing the notification to be a breach of privacy and


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