Category Archives: News & Updates

Why India Is Wary Of China’s Belt And Road Initiative

India should be wary of China’s geopolitical ambitions, which are being channelled through its Belt and Road Initiative, warns a new paper by Darshana Baruah of Carnegie India, the Indian arm of US-based think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. As China looks to expand

How Agni 5 Induction Will Enhance India’s Nuclear Deterrence

Recent reports suggest that India’s Agni-V intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) with a strike range of 5000 kms is ready for induction. The Indian military has always been careful in choosing its words right and any acquisition of weapon systems during peace time is termed

Contract To Supply S-400s To India May Be Signed By End 2018.

The main aspects of the contract to supply the S-400 long-range anti-aircraft missile system have been determined, and the contract is expected to be signed by the end of 2018, said head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev in an interview with

Army Floats Tender For 41,000 LMGs

In a major change of weaponry for the Army, a tender was issued today seeking supply of some 41,000 new light machine guns (LMGs) to equip its infantry battalions This is the first change of an LMG—basic weapon of infantry units— in the Army’s armoury

War With India Not An Option: Pakistan Minister

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday said that war was not an option to resolve the Pak-India issues. Addressing a news conference after taking oath as the top diplomat here, Mr Qureshi said: “Both the countries are atomic powers. There is no capacity for

Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe Meets Narendra Modi

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe arrived in New Delhi Tuesday on a four-day official visit, and called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the late afternoon. According to the PMO, Modi appreciated the increased momentum of high-level contacts between the two

Russia, India Engaged in Talks on 5th Generation Fighter Jet

Moscow and New Delhi are going ahead with discussions on the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) project despite media reports on India’s withdrawal, Yury Slyusar, the president of the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), said on Sunday. “We have not closed the topic, we continue

In Pics: Exercise Pitch Black 18- After Flying High Down Under, IAF Team Set To Return

Hello Defence Lovers, The Indian Air Force was invited for the first time to participate in Exercise Pitch Black –– a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This exercise was conducted between July 24 to August 18. Indian

Former Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Awarded With US ‘Legion Of Merit’

Former Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh has been awarded with United States (US) ‘Legion of Merit’. The award was given to Singh for exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Army Staff from August 2014 to December 2016.”The President of the United States of America #POTUS,

(Check Now) AFCAT 2 2018 Answer Keys

Hello Defence Lovers, AFCAT 2 2018 was held today and now candidates can check AFCAT Answer Key 2018. With the cooperation of the candidates, we have released the Memory Based AFCAT 2 2018 Answer Key.  Note: The official Answer Key of AFCAT 2 examination will be released on the official

UK Flying Their Flag Half-Mast In India For Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Politicians from across parties flew to Delhi, cancelling meetings with foreign diplomats and pre-poll campaigns. Meanwhile, thousands of obituaries are being posted on social media for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 93. As a mark of

Indigenous Artillery Guns a Reality Soon

India’s multi-pronged plan to self-produce artillery guns is finally inching ahead to end the two-decade delay. At least two types of guns are in final stages of being handed over to the Army.“Dhanush” is being made at Ordnance Factory Board, while Advance Towed Artillery Gun

United States Likely to Ask India Not to Buy Russian Submarines

This article taken from IDRW The US might have given India a Waiver for purchasing Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system recently but that doesn’t mean any new purchase will not under scrutiny and as per latest media reports, India has been requested not to consider

Centre Shortlists 3 Firms For Buying Close Quarters Battle Carbines For Army

Three Indian companies have been shortlisted by the government for the procurement of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 CQB carbines for the Indian Army, and now await the final bidding. These companies had responded to the request for proposal (RfP) issued earlier this year for

When Nawaz Sharif Said ‘Vajpayee Sahab Can Now Win An Election Even In Pakistan’

मौत की उमर क्या है? दो पल भी नहीं, जिंदगी सिलसिला, आज कल की नहीं। मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूं, लौटकर आऊंगा, कूच से क्यों डरूं? : #AtalBihariVajpayee Tributes to Bharat Ratna and Former Prime Minister #AtalBihariVajpayee, who breathed his last earlier

Mig 29K Vs Lamborghini Huracan Performante Drag Race In Goa

The Indian Navy’s decision to pit its frontline fighter MiG 29K against an equally jaw-dropping Lamborghini Huracan Performante had netizens across the country puzzled and thrilled. A 44-second video, which has captured social media attention, shows the Russian-made fighter aircraft screaming down the runway at

What Is Article 35A & Why The Controversy

Hello Defence Lovers, Ahead of the August 6 hearing in the Supreme Court of the petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution, which grants special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, separatists have called a shutdown on August 4 and 5 in protest against

Army Takes On Ministry Of Defence, Refuses To Open Cantonment Roads

As many as 17 cantonment roads still remain closed despite instructions to the Army from the Centre in what appears to be a move to poke the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the eye. Of the 17 roads a majority are in the Western Command,

3 Lessons From Tejas Program That Need To Be Applied To India’s Future Aircraft Projects

Hello Defence Lovers, According to formal Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash Lesson that needs to be learnt at the national level is that you cannot have aspirations for regional power unless you have a viable arms industry of your own. If u want to keep

When India Played Cricket To Hide Pokhran II

Hello Defence Lovers, Tales of Pokhran II, India’s successful 1998 nuclear tests that fooled a watchful West, told by one who was there. Code named Operation Shakti, the 1998 tests in Pokhran were the second time India tested its nuclear capability. It’s been 20 years since India stunned

Soon, 464 New Battle Tanks For The Army

Almost 18 months after the Ministry of Defence gave the nod to get 464 new tanks of the T-90 series, the deal is set to be finalised and an order to be placed for making these tanks in India. The T-90 is a Russian tank

Will India Nuclearize The BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile?

Hello Defence Lovers, Since the early 2000s, the BrahMos missile system has made India’s military arsenal a formidable one. A product of a joint Indo-Russian initiative, the weapon allows India to deliver a payload at Mach 2.8 to 3 velocity from 300 to 400 kilometers away. In

Is IAF Set To Take Control Of Tejas Project From HAL?

Hello Defence Lovers, The Indian Air Force (IAF) may get control of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas programme from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). The decision, likely to be made official by the ministry of defence (MoD) soon, is aimed at

India Doesn’t Need Weapons, It Can Kill Us With Water : Pakistani Think Tank

Water is necessary for survival, and not just agriculture, industry or the overall economy. This fact has been ignored by past Pakistani governments and is still being taken lightly. The construction of the Kishanganga and Ratle dams by India did not start yesterday. Kishanganga Hydroelectric

U.S. Firm Fined In Canteen Stores Department Bribe Case

Teachers and Jim Beam have for some time been among the most popular whisky brands in military canteens. Besides their reputation among tipplers, an unsavoury strategy by the U.S. spirits manufacturer Beam Suntory Inc. which sells the brands may have contributed to their surge in

Meet Major General VD Dogra Who Earn ‘Ironman Triathlon’ Title

Hello Defence Lovers,  Major General VD Dogra became the first serving Indian Army officer and the only General across the world to have completed a gruelling ‘Ironman’ competition held in Austria on Sunday, army officers said . The Ironman is an international triathlon consisting of three consecutive events- 3.8 km of swimming,

India To Hand Over First Batch Of Agni-V ICBM To Strategic Forces Soon

Hello Defence Lovers, India is planning to induct its latest intercontinental ballistic missile into strategic forces, according to multiple press reports.Agni-V, the fifth missile in a series, is a long-range projectile that could bring into range targets across China, reported Monday. The ballistic missile was tested in

Why Indian Army Must Focus on Cyber Security, Army To Set Up Defence Cyber Academy

Hello Defence Lovers, A country’s Cyber security and defence capabilities are not always on the front and are not directly reported to the public. Every country has few organisations that operate secretly and the ones dealing with Cyber crime and cyber warfare organisations are one

Meet Commander Abhilash Tomy Who Became The First Indian To Have Circumnavigated The Globe

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Navy officer, Commander Abhilash Tomy, who became the first Indian to have circumnavigated the globe in 2013 is now preparing for a bigger challenge. He will be the only Indian to participate in the Golden Globe Race that involves a gruelling 30,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the

Brand New HAL-Built Su-30 MKI Crashed At Nashik

An Indian Air Force jet crashed in an open farm field near Pimpalgaon Baswant town in Nashik, Maharashtra on Wednesday. The IAF jet Sukhoi Su-30MKI was carrying only two pilots when it crashed in Wavi-Tushi village around 11 am on Wednesday, and both the pilots ejected on