All posts by DefenceXPAuthor

Explained: What is Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) That PM Modi Announced in Independence-Day Speech

In his first Independence Day speech in his second term Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a far-reaching announcement for India’s defence forces. PM Narendra Modi said his government has decided to establish the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDF) for the three services

Meet Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, First IAF Women Officer Honoured With Yudh Seva Medal

Indian Air Force (IAF) Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, the first woman who has been awarded the Yudh Seva Medal, on Thursday said that she witnessed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shooting down a Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft during a dogfight on February 27, a day after

(Apply Now) NDA 2 2019 Notification, Exam Date & Eligibility Criteria

Hello Defence Lovers, Every year UPSC conducts NDA Exam twice for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA). The selection process of NDA & NA II 2019 recruitment will consist of Written Exam

India-China Space Collaboration Is Worth A Try

On July 23, the day after India launched Chandrayaan-2 on the nation’s second mission to the moon, a spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry said China would like to work with India on space exploration. For many, the idea of India-China space collaboration is difficult to

8 Things About Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Which Will Make You Respect Her Even More

Hello Defence Lovers, The 67-year-old leader, who had served her fourth term in Lok Sabha had long been her party’s most prominent woman face.  Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away in Delhi following a cardiac arrest. Difficult to accept this news. A glorious chapter

Modi Govt Had Told US About Plans To Scrap Article 370 Twice — Last Week and In February

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar had briefed his American counterpart, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, about the Modi government’s intentions to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35A for Jammu and Kashmir, multiple sources have told ThePrint. This, however, was not the first time that the

Military Experts Term Govt Move As ‘Bold and Logical’

The government’s decision on Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of the border state into two union territories has been hailed by military experts as a “bold and logical” move towards national integration. On a

India to Protect Spacecraft from Cosmic Debris with Own Telescope, Radar Network

India will get its own eye in the sky to warn it about space debris that could potentially threaten its satellites and other space assets. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that it is working on telescopes and radars that will enable it

HISTORIC MOVE: Article 370 Revoked, J&K & Ladakh To Be Separate Union Territories

Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed the abrogation of Art 370 in Jammu and Kashmir that grants special status to the state. This was preceded by a Cabinet meeting at Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi’s residence in the morning. The announcement followed weeks of speculation after

CHECK NOW: UPSC Declares Results of Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2018

Hello Defence Lovers, Union Public Service Commission has declared the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2018 examination. The following are the lists, in order of merit, in respect of 195 (*140+^55) candidates who have finally qualified on the basis of interviews held

IAF & Military Installations On High Alert In Jammu & Kashmir; Another Face-Off With Pakistan?

The Indian Air Force has been asked to be on high alter in Jammu and Kashmir after India approved additional 25,000 troops to the volatile region. Earlier, the Indian Air Force has a face-off with Pakistani counterparts when India hit ‘what New Delhi called’ terror

India Expected To Sign for More MiG-29s and Su-30MKIs in October

New Delhi is expected to commit to a series of new major arms deals with Moscow at the next session of the Indo-Russian intergovernmental commission on military industrial cooperation, to be held in October. These would include a contract on 18 additional kits for the

AFCAT Admit Card 2019 Delayed; Check New Date Here

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force is going to conduct the exam for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2019 on 24 and 25 August 2019 across the country. Candidates who applied for this exam will be able to download AFCAT Admit Card 2019 from

RAW Officer V K Johri Appointed As New BSF DG

IPS officer V K Johri has been appointed as the next Director General (DG) of country’s largest border guarding force, BSF, an official order said Sunday. The order has been issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) that is headed by Prime Minister Narendra

IAF to Buy SDRs From Israel to Ensure Secure Communication Between Fighter Jets

The Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed Balakot on February 26 this year. The next day, it fought off a determined effort by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to attack Indian army installations. During both battles, the IAF, when it came to safe communication, found itself

Martyr Major Kaustubh Rane’s Wife Kanika Set to Join Indian Army

A year after her husband, Major Kaustubh Rane martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez, his wife Kanika will be joining the Army. After her husband’s death, it was Kanika’s wish that she joins the Armed forces to keep the memories

Sukhoi Jet Damaged After Bird-Hit At Rajasthan Airbase

A Sukhoi fighter jet suffered major damage after being hit by a bird in Rajasthan’s Jopdhpur last week, underlining the threat to the crucial Western Air Command base. The incident was recounted on Monday by Jodhpur airbase Air Officer-in-Command Phillip Thomas to the district administration,

Su-57 Stealth Fighter Enters Mass Productions in Russia – Will India Buy Now ?

Russia has started the mass production of Sukhoi Su-57 5th Generation stealth fighter. Sukhoi Aircraft Company, which is a part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, released a brochure on its 80th anniversary on Monday which revealed that a contract with the Defence Ministry has been

Teams from China, Other Countries Arrive For India Leg of International Army Games

Military teams from China and several other countries have arrived in the country to participate in the India leg of the International Army Games that will be held in culturally-rich golden city of Jaisalmer from August 6 to 14, officials said on Monday. India is

Indian Navy Receives First Delivery Of BrahMos Missile To Be Fitted On Advanced Talwar Class Frigates

The Indian Navy has received delivery of the first BrahMos missile which will be installed on its Talwar class frigates which are currently being built at the Yantar shipyard at Russia’s Kaliningrad, Jane’s Defence has reported. BrahMos aerospace will also supply an eight-cell vertical launch

With a Non-Existent Space Program, Pakistan to Send Its 1st Astronaut to Space on a Chinese Rocket in 2022

Pakistan on Thursday announced that it will send its first astronaut to space in 2022 using close ally China’s satellite launching facilities.  Pakistan’s decision came as India on Monday successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2.  Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology, said the

(Apply Now) Indian Army Recruitment For SSC Tech Entry

Hello Defence Lovers, Applications are invited from eligible unmarried Male and unmarried Female Engineering Graduates and also from Widows of Defence Personnel who died in harness for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army. Course will commence in Apr 2020 at Officers

Should IAF Invest $15 Bn in Buying The F/A-18 Super Hornet?

From Top Gun fans to IAF enthusiasts, everyone’s talking about the F/A-18 Super Hornet this week. We take a closer look… Since the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick dropped last week, aviation enthusiasts have been buzzing about the multi-role fighter that the Indian Air Force

China Offers to Jointly Explore Moon With India, Hails Successful Chandrayaan-2 Mission Launch

Just a day after India successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission, Beijing says it is ready to team up with New Delhi to explore Earth’s natural satellite, possibly offering a way to mend ties with its rival neighbor. China welcomes the start of India’s flagship

India Asks Russia to Upgrade Its Sukhoi-30 MKI Fighter Jets

India has asked Russia to modernize its fleet of Sukhoi or Su-30MKI, supermaneuverable, multirole fighter jets, Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said in an interview, released on Monday. ”We are very pleased with the upgrades of the MiG-21, MiG-27

Younger Brothers of Martyred Soldier Aurangzeb Join Indian Army

Inspired by the courage and valour of their elder brother who was martyred in the line of duty, two younger brothers of Aurangzeb recently joined the Indian Army. Mohammad Hanif, Aurangzeb’s father and a former soldier with the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, has said

How India Plans to Win a War Against China or Pakistan?

Commissioned in November 2013, INS Vikramaditya is India’s newest aircraft carrier and the only aircraft carrier that calls the Indian Ocean home. In the event of war, Vikramaditya will be used to blockade Karachi, Pakistan’s largest port, or sever China’s economic lifeline to the Persian

Army Chief Approves MS Dhoni’s Request To Train With Parachute Regiment

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has approved MS Dhoni’s request to train with a territorial army battalion of the parachute regiment for 2 months after the India cricketer approached the Indian Army with his request. MS Dhoni, an honorary Lieutenant Colonel, would get to train

M2000 and F-16 Are No Match to Su-30MKI : IAF Sukhoi Su-30 ‘Flanker’ Pilot

Described as a ‘royal merciless game-changer’, the Sukhoi Su-30 ‘Flanker’ is a monster: a long-ranged, well armed, unbeatably manoeuvrable fighter uniquely equipped with 3D thrust-vectoring control (TVC) enabling it to perform seemingly impossible aerobatics in the sky. We spoke to IAF Gp Capt Anurag Sharma

Indian Air Force Mobile Game Announced, Lead Resembles Wing Commander Abhinandan

Falling in line with the rapidly booming video game craze, the Indian Air Force has announced the IAF mobile game for Android and iOS platforms with a patriotic agenda. The official Twitter account of Indian Air Force has shared a short teaser that hints what


Close