Category Archives: News & Updates

India Must Spend More On Intelligence, Says Ex-RAW Chief Vikram Sood

The terrorist attack in Pulwama district in the Kashmir Valley that killed 44 CRPF personnel indicates a lapse on the part of the intelligence agencies as there was intelligence that the Jaish-e-Mohamaad was in active mode. An attack like that is not the job of

All Russian-Made S-400 Missiles Sent To China Have Been Destroyed

Rostec Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov has confirmed that Russia was forced to destroy all delivered to China S-400 missile after a vessel transporting these got caught in a storm. Speaking at a press conference at the IDEX 2019 military exhibition, Chemezov said that Russia had

Must Read: Israeli Army Colonel’s Chilling Comment on Indian Soldiers Dying Everyday

It is a sad state for our nation as we are failing to protect our soldiers who protect us day and night, throughout the year, and in extreme climatic conditions. Our government has failed miserably to provide necessary equipment, bulletproof jackets and the liberty to

रूट को लेकर CRPF ने बरती थी पूरी सतर्कता, लेकिन यह छोटी सी चूक पड़ी भारी

जम्मू कश्मीर के पुलवामा में गुरुवार शाम हुए आत्मघाती हमले में सीआरपीएफ के 44 जवान शहीद हो गए। हमला उस समय हुआ जब सीआरपीएफ का काफिला जम्मू से श्रीनगर के लिए निकला था। इस आतंकी वारदात के बाद जवानों की सुरक्षा को लेकर कई सवाल भी

Saab Looks To Make In India Its Gripen Fighter Jets

Swedish armaments maker Saab AB on Thursday said it will consider India as a global manufacturing base for its Gripen fighter jets if it is chosen as the winning bidder in an Indian Air Force (IAF) tender for 114 jets. At a press conference in

Putin Writes to Modi; White House Asks Pakistan To Shut Down Terror Havens

USA and Russia for the second consecutive day have asked perpetrators of Pulwama terror attack to be brought to justice with President Vladimir Putin asking for action against attackers and White House demanding that Pakistan dismantles terror infrastructure.  Putin sent his condolences to President Ram

The Most Troubling Story In The Rafale CAG Report Isn’t About The Rafale

This Article is originally taken from livefistdefence India’s 157-page national audit report tabled in the country’s Parliament yesterday made the headlines and raised political temperatures because it contained a long anticipated chapter on the Narendra Modi government’s contentious 2016 Rafale jet deal. The report does,

CAG Finds NDA Deal For 36 Rafale Jets 2.86% Cheaper Than UPA’s 2007 Offer

Hello Defence Lovers, India’s long-awaited national audit report on the politically contentious 2016 deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets has thrown up an expected mixed bag of conclusions, ensuring in short that the storm over the deal continues to rage well into India’s upcoming national election. Here

Fully Loaded and Home-Made : India Begins Production of Tejas Fighter Jet

Almost a quarter-century after the project was first conceived, India has begun the production of its own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) named Tejas. The fighter jet gained Final Operational Clearance (FOC) last month, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced on Monday. The Aeronautical Development Agency

Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Sale To Pakistan Totally False Because Pakistan Can’t Afford It, says Chinese Experts

Media reports on China’s decision to sell its only at-service aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, to Pakistan “in order to compete with India” are unrealistic, military analysts told the Global Times. Pakistan-based news outlet The Nation cited Chinese and Russian media as reporting on Saturday that

57 Aircraft Will Participate In Aero India 2019

With just over 10 days left for the Aero India 2019 to start at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, the number of aircraft participating in the air show has gone up. The number of aircraft to participate in the show as on Sunday was 57.

ISRO Gives IAF Task To Train 10 Astronauts For Gaganyaan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has finally tasked the Indian Air Force for selection and training of 10 crew members for the country’s first human spaceflight programme or Gaganyaan. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “We have fixed all criteria and requirements for

Almost All Indian Missiles May Fall Under New Missile Treaty’s Limits, Expert Says

  Almost all Indian missiles may fall under the limits of a potential new treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles that would involve an expanded list of counties, Vice President of India’s Observer Research Foundation Nandan Unnikrishnan told TASS. “If we imagine that such a

Indian Army To Hold Mock Drill To Check Earthquake Preparedness

To boost earthquake preparedness, Indian army will hold exercise Rahat. PRO Col. Sombit Ghosh said that exercise RAHAT being conducted by Jaipur-based Sapta Shakti Command of the Indian Army will invovle all stakeholders at the national as well as state level. An earthquake scenario in

Why Indian Army’s $8 Bn Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) Project Continues To Be Stuck In Uncertainties

The shifting of the project under the Make II category was taken last year in an effort to expedite the process, and to promote the `Make in India’ initiative of the government in the defence sector. Uncertainty continues to loom over the fate of the

‘Bet My Life On The Jet’ : HAL Test Pilots Hit Back After IAF Mirage Crash

“Before an aircraft goes to the IAF, its standards are good enough for me to bet my life on it.” “Remember, every pilot in the IAF is also betting his life on my judgement.” Strong words from a senior Hindustan Aeronautics Limited test pilot who

MoD Clears Rs 40,000 Crore Project To Construct 6 Submarines

In a significant decision, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday cleared a proposal to indigenously build six submarines – in a move which is likely to further strengthen the country’s defence apparatus. According to news agency ANI, the project is likely to cost Rs

Defence Budget Increased At a Record High – Rs 3 Trillion For 2019-20 Announced

Defence budget at a record high at over Rs 3 trillion for 2019-20 announced  Industry experts point out that India’s defence budget 2018 compares with the top five in the world.  In fact, it overtook that of UK’s for the first time in history, says

No Changes In Tejas Jet Design: IAF Chief

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa today countered critics, saying the Indian Air Force had not changed any specification of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and separately ruled out cutting down on the size of his force. On Tejas, he said: “We have been giving

India To Buy 2 More AWACS Worth Rs 5.7k Crore From Israel

India is finally close to approving the over $800 million (around Rs 5,700 crore) deal for two more “Phalcon” airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft from Israel, which comes soon after it inked a Rs 4,577 crore contract for air defence radars with the

ISRO Sets up Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru for Manned Mission Programme

Gearing up for its maiden manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’, ISRO unveiled its Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru on Wednesday, 30 January. The space agency is gearing up for the human space flight programme by 2021-end, that is likely to include a woman astronaut. Gaganyaan

IAF Mirage 2000 Aircraft Crashes near Bengaluru’s HAL Airport, Both Pilots Dead

Both pilots of a Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Airforce were killed after it crashed at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport at Bengaluru this morning. The Mirage 2000 trainer was upgraded by HAL and was going through acceptance trials. One of pilots landed

‘Fighting Abilities Affected’: IAF Chief on Force’s Long Association with HAL

The Indian Air Force’s efforts to support the state-owned aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has affected its fighting capabilities, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said on Friday. IAF?has only cooperated with HAL; “as a service; we have made concessions

Tech Key to Future Warfare, Says Lt-Gen Ashok Ambre

Lt Gen Ashok Ambre, the Indian Army’s Quarter Master General, on Wednesday said modern technology and arms are key factors for fighting future wars, particularly in view of the shorter warning periods. Ambre, commanded the first battalion of Maratha Light Infantry (MLI), between 1999-2002, in the North

“For Smooth ties with China, Peace Along Border a Prerequisite”: India

India has once again underlined the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility along the border with China as a prerequisite for “smooth” development of overall ties between the two countries. Both sides reviewed the situation along the border Tuesday during the 13th meeting of the

Defence Ministry may invite Private Companies to Bid for Rs 21,000 Crore Naval Chopper Deal

The defence ministry is set to invite private sector companies to participate in the Rs 21,000 crore deal for new naval utility helicopters, which will be the first project to kick off under the strategic partnership (SP) policy under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Sources

Nuke Programmes of India, Pak Increase Risk of Security Incident in South Asia: US Spymaster

  There is an increased risk of a nuclear security incident in South Asia due to continued growth and development of Pakistan and India’s nuclear weapons programmes, America’s top spymaster told lawmakers on Tuesday.The remarks of National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats is part of US

Here’s Why Indian Army Is Seeking 5,000 Milan-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

Short of anti-tank missiles — the Spike was a hit and miss — and the Javelin, despite considerable pushing and pulling, not taking off, the Army is settling for older, second-generation missiles as the larder is relatively empty. And let’s not forget that the Defence

Pak-Supported Terror Groups Will Continue Attacks In India: US

The terror groups supported by Pakistan will continue to conduct terrorist attacks in both India and Afghanistan, America’s spymaster has said.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats also said Pakistan’s “narrow approach to counter terrorism cooperation-using some groups as policy tools and confronting only the militant

16-Year-Old Ahmedabad Boy Develops Drone That Can Destroy Landmines Without Human Risk

A 16-year-old boy from Gujarat has invented a drone named ‘EAGLE A7’ which he claims can detect and destroy landmines without any human risk. According to Harshwardhansinh Zala, the designer of the drone, this technology is not available anywhere else. “This tech is not available