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10 Things You Should Know About Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan 2, India’s second moon-mission, will be launched on 14th Jully 2019. It is expected to land on the Moon on September 6. The total mass of the mission is 3.8 tonnes and has cost Rs 978 crore. Here are 10 most important facts on

Meet The Rocket Women Who Will Again Take India to The Moon

Breaking gender stereotypes, women in the last decade have taken up leadership roles in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Rocket science, for one, has traditionally been a male stronghold. Women, who contributed to the space progamme of India, were hardly seen or

US Expected to Fast Track Indian Requests for Predator UAV Drones for Indian Army and Navy

A Letter of Agreement (LoA) from the Trump administration is expected soon for the Indian government’s requests for ten each `Predator MQ9’ UAVs for both the Indian Army and Navy. The drones will come through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and a contract will be

85 Nations on Radar to Push Sale of Made-In-India Military Goods

With its ambitious target to achieve Rs 35,000 crore worth of military exports by 2025, the government has drawn up a list of 85 countries that it wants to promote its defence industry in and has empowered its defence attaches across the world to showcase

Mi-17 crash: IAF Probe In Final Stage, 2 Officers Likely to Face Court-Martial

The Indian Air Force (IAF) investigation into the crash of its Mi-17V5 chopper near Srinagar on February 27 is in the final stage and two officers are likely to face court-martial proceedings for the lapse. In the morning of February 27, when Pakistan counter-attacked in

After Serving Navy And AirForce, Man Joins IMA, Commissioned Into Army After Passing Out Parade

The Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on Saturday witnessed the passing out parade of 459 Gentlemen Cadets. Among the young officers who were newly commissioned into the Army, includes Lt Narendra Singh From Jodhpur. While Singh joined the Army today, he has previously worked

In First Address, Navy Chief Launches All-Out Attack On VIP Culture

In his first set of instructions after taking over, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh has sought a cutting down on wasteful expenditure with the pruning of ceremonial practices and ensuring that same standards are met for both officers and men during events. Admiral Singh has asked

Walk To Battle Sites, Flame to Mark 20 Years of Kargil Victory

The government will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Kargil War against Pakistan this year in Dras, Leh and Delhi with events such as expeditions to the battle sites, ‘victory flame’ and an outreach programme to highlight the conflict being planned. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated

Indian Armed Forces May Soon Get 450 kms Supersonic Cruise Missile ‘BrahMos’

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Tuesday was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The anti-ship version of the missile was launched around noon from the launch complex-3 of the ITR, Defence Research and Development (DRDO) sources said. Described as

Army Officials Reach Out To Veteran Who Was Declared Foreigner By Tribunal

A day after the author of an inquiry report which labelled an ex-Indian Army subedar a ‘foreigner’ told a local channel in the northeast that it was a case of mistaken identity, Indian Army officials reached out to the detained man, Mohammed Sanaullah’s family, offering

Army Bulletproof Jackets Imported From China Due to Price Advantage; No Quality Concern

Indian companies producing bulletproof jackets for the Army are importing Chinese raw material due to price advantage but there are no concerns yet about the quality of these body armours, a Niti Aayog member has said. Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat, who is a former

Apply Now: AFCAT 2 2019 Notification and Exam Date

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the notification for Air Force Common Admission Online Test (AFCAT) 02/2019 at Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in July 2020 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)

Fighters for IAF, Carbines for Army, Submarines for Navy & Budget For All-Rajnath Singh’s Plate is Full

Newly appointed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be given a list of requirements of the Defence Ministry when he gets down to business in South Block. According to reports, the Defence Ministry has prepared a detailed presentation for Singh in which the three services are

Will Israeli missiles give more firepower to Su-30MKI to outgun Pakistani F-16s?

The historic dogfight against an intruding Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet formation over Jammu and Kashmir seems to have convinced the Indian Air Force (IAF) bosses about the need to upgrade the weaponry on Indian fighter jets. The Pakistani intrusion came after Indian fighter

Now Military Officers Cannot Buy Discounted Cars From Canteens Worth Over Rs 12 Lakh

Military officers will not be able to zoom around in discounted high-end SUVs any longer. In what is being widely seen as yet another “perk” being withdrawn from the armed forces, orders have been issued to enforce a price cap on four-wheelers being bought from

PM’s Radar Logic Justified, Cloud Cover Can Weaken Signal, Say Defence & Space Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement, during a TV interview amid the heat of Lok Sabha poll campaign, that “clouds could actually help our planes escape the radars” in reference to the IAF air strike in Pakistan had sparked a nationwide debate recently on the functioning

Post Balakot, Indian Air Force Zeroes in On Key Vulnerability

Drawing lessons from the Balakot air strike, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has identified a shortage of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to provide round-the-clock surveillance as a major deficiency, IAF officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The air strike and the

DRDO’s Surveillance System To Bolster Army’s Defence System Along The Border

To bolster the Indian Army’s defence and surveillance systems along the border, the Dehradun-based Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), an arm of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed a state-of-the-art surveillance equipment —Video and Image Processing Enhancement and Recognition System (VIPERS).

Defence Pilots May Soon Join Civil Aviation Sector To Tackle Staff Crunch

The country may soon see defence pilots join the civil aviation sector to tackle the staff crunch. On Saturday, Usha Padhee, joint secretary of the civil aviation ministry, met defence personnel to discuss the feasibility of pilots making the transition from fighter planes to passenger

Indian Army Starts Final User Trials of ATAGS Gun, Before Orders For 150 Guns Are Placed

India’s first high capacity indigenous long range 155mm/52 gun and Dhanush’s supplement ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System) firing user trials of next stage began from Friday. The trials began at Pokhran field firing range of Jaisalmer district.The Indian Army has begun finalising the preliminary

The F-21 Could Be One Tough Fighter (With F-35 DNA). Here’s the Problem.

For the purposes of Lockheed’s marketing campaign, the F-21 is a new fighter, although it shares many of its major features with the F-16V the company has sold to Bahrain, Greece, Slovakia, South Korea and Taiwan. Lockheed can build new F-16Vs or upgrade older F-16s

Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth Becomes First IAF Woman Fighter Pilot To Undertake Combat Missions

Scripting history, Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth on Wednesday became the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake combat missions on a fighter jet. IAF officials said Kanth has completed operational syllabus for carrying out combat missions on Mig-21 Bison aircraft

Months After Balakot Strike, India’s PSLV Rocket Successfully Lifts-Off With Radar Imaging Satellite RISAT-2B

India launched a new “spy satellite” capable of keeping a lookout from space even in cloudy conditions, leaving no room for doubt the next time its armed forces conduct an operation such as the Balakot air strike earlier this year. The Indian Space Research Organisation

Indian Army Begins 3 Nation Hunt For New LMGs for Infantry

The Indian Army has begun its hunt for new light machine guns (LMG) as an army-led team is visiting three countries to procure about 17,000 such guns for the infantry under the fast track procedure, officials said.  The team, which left India a few days

IAF Successfully Test Fires Anti-Tank Guided Bomb

The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test fired 1,000 pound (450kg) Smart Anti-Tank guided bomb CBU-105 through upgraded Jaguar fighter aircraft at Pokhran Test Firing Range in Jaisalmer on Sunday. The bomb successfully destroyed a dummy enemy tank brigade target. During the test firing the

India’s 2nd Moon Mission to Be Cheaper than Half of Avengers Endgame’s Budget

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has started to offer details about its most ambitious space mission to date, Chandrayaan 2, in bits and pieces, indicating that the agency is known for cost-effective launches among satellite-makers and may not delay the second lunar mission any

These Are the 3 Most Powerful Air Forces in All of Asia

Airpower has played a critical role in the conflicts that have set the Asian political scene since World War II. From the Korean War to the Vietnam Conflict to the several wars between India and Pakistan, air forces have helped tip the strategic balance in

India’s 2nd Scorpene-Class Sub INS Khanderi’s Induction Delayed

India’s second Scorpene-class submarine, INS Khanderi is waiting for a VIP to get inducted in the Indian Navy’s fleet. The submarine has completed all its sea trials and is ready to join the Mumbai-based western naval headquarters. The induction is delayed as the new government

Treaty Under Cloud, Nuclear Test Ban Agency Asks India To Turn “Observer”

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) has invited India to become an “Observer” with access to International Monitoring System data, so it can take an informed decision on ratifying a much-debated nuclear disarmament treaty. The CTBT is a global treaty that aims to ban all

Govt Clears All Bureaucratic Obstacles to Obtain 24 MH-60R Seahawk Anti-Sub Helicopters

After several years of delays India cleared all the bureaucratic obstacles to finally obtain 24 American MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine helicopters. These will cost about $109 million each, which includes accessories, spare parts, tech support and the cost of establishing maintenance facilities for a new type