Category Archives: News & Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian Army Successfully Carries Out Summer User Trials of 3rd Gen NAG Missiles

The Indian Army has successfully carried out its summer user trials of third Generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile NAG at Pokhran Field Firing Ranges. The trials of the missiles, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), were conducted between July 7 to July 18,

Navy To Buy Rs 1,589 Crore Satellite From ISRO

The Indian Navy has placed an order with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for a new dedicated military satellite for communications between its warships, aircraft and shore-based units, with a launch expected within a year.  The Rs 1,589 crore order for a new military

Russia Rejects Pakistan Request For 50,000 AK Rifles, Assures India of No Deals In Future

The Russian government has rejected Pakistan’s request to buy new generation Kalashnikov rifles, commonly known as AK, assuring India that there will not be any military deal with Islamabad. Top sources in the defence and security establishment told ThePrint that India was informed about the

IAF Pilots Test F-21 Simulator

Indian Air Force fighter pilots, including one of India’s first female pilots in this stream, examined and tested a cockpit simulator of the F-21 fighter aircraft of American aerospace giant, Lockheed Martin, here on Tuesday.  Lockheed Martin has been pitching its F-21 aircraft for the

Why Did Pakistan Open Its Airspace for India? Goodwill Gesture or Move To Save Ailing Economy?

By Siddhi Gaharwar Although Pakistan’s decision to open up its airspace for civil traffic must have come as big relief to the Indian airlines that suffered huge losses because of the airspace closure by the north-western neighbour, it also is undeniably true that the Imran

Pak Opens Airspace Closed Since Balakot Strike, Indian Airlines Resume Flights Operations Over Pakistan

Indian airlines on Tuesday resumed flight operations on normal routes to Europe and other west-bound destinations over the Pakistan airspace, after Islamabad removed access restrictions.  “After cancellation of NOTAMS by Pakistan and India in the early hours of Tuesday, there are no restrictions on airspaces of both countries, flights

IAF Broke Will of Pakistan Army During Kargil War: Ex-Officers

The Indian Army was bringing results but the Indian Air Force (IAF) broke the Pakistani Army’s morale and will to continue holding the heights it had captured in Kargil, former IAF officers said while talking about the 1999 war. Giving credit to air power for

ISRO Calls off Chandrayaan-2 Launch After Technical Snag, Next Date Soon

With the countdown clock freezing minutes before 2 am, the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to moon, was called off 56 minutes before the scheduled time early Monday morning. The GSLV Mark III carrying the orbiter, lander, and rover was to take off at

Rafale & Su-30MKI Deadly Combo Will Make Pakistan, Other Enemies Worried: IAF

Once the French Rafale and the Russian Su-30MKI jets start operating jointly in the Indian Air Force (IAF), it will be a deadly combination and will make our enemies including Pakistan worried in case of any conflict, said Indian Air Force Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS

India’s New Advanced Talwar Frigates To Arrive By 2022 After Payments Clearance

The Indian Navy is likely to get its first two advanced Talwar class frigates by 2022, following clearance of payments and key material procurements that will enable Russia’s Yantar Shipyard to commence full-scale work on the warship. The contract for new frigates – two of which are to

JFD Completes Sea Acceptance Trials of Submarine Rescue System For Indian Navy

UK-based subsea engineering and services provider JFD has completed sea acceptance trials and training activities on the second of two fly-away submarine rescue systems built for the Indian Navy. The activities were conducted on the east coast of India at Visakhapatnam, where the system will

India to Buy 18 More Su-30MKI and 21 Mig-29 Fighter Jets From Russia

Indian Air Force (IAF) is eyeing 18 more Sukhoi Su-30 MKI multirole fighters and 21 Mikoyan MiG-29 air superiority jets from Russia to add extra teeth to its arsenal, and tackle the twin threats of Pakistan and China. IAF already has a sanctioned strength of