Category Archives: News & Updates

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

India Wants To Fight Pakistan Conventionally & Pakistan Wants To Jump From Sub-Conventional To Nuclear Rung Directly

In a press release on Thursday, Pakistan announced a successful “training launch” of the short range, nuclear-capable Nasr missile. A surface-to-surface missile, Nasr’s range is a mere 60 kilometres. But, it is no surprise that this launch follows so closely on the heels of Indian

India To Build Advanced Repair Facility For Scorpene-Class Submarines

Six Scorpene-class submarines are being manufactured at India’s Mazgaon Dock Limited facility with the technical support of French naval shipbuilding firm Naval Group, previously known as DCNS. All six submarines are expected to join the Indian Navy by 2022. With six Scorpene-class submarines expected to join

China’s New Tanks So Advanced, Its Soldiers Don’t Know How To Use Them: Report

China’s new tanks are so advanced that its soldiers don’t know what to do with them, reports emanating from China have said. Recent reports in the Global Times newspaper and CCTV (China Central Television) said an elite combined-arms brigade driving the new Type 99A tank

Eye on China, Government Finalises Rs 5,000-Crore Defence Plan For Andamans

India has virtually finalised an exclusive Rs 5,650-crore military infrastructure development plan spread over 10 years for the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar archipelago — which will allow stationing of additional warships, aircraft, drones, missile batteries and infantry soldiers there — against the backdrop of

Lt Bhavana Kasturi Wll Become 1st Lady Officer To Lead All-Men Contingent At Republic Day Parade

The 70th Republic Day parade will be a dazzling display of ‘Nari Shakti’, led by the Assam Rifles contingent, besides a lone woman officer exhibiting bike stunts on Rajpath as part of the iconic daredevil team. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday,

Indian Air Force’s Mig-21 Woes: What Are The Possible Replacement Options?

With barely 32 squadrons of fighter aircraft currently in inventory, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is staring at a massive problem. The IAF should ideally have a strength of 42 combat squadrons to be fully prepared for a two-front war. It never had 42, the

Made-In-India fighters: Rafale Fire Rains On MiG’s Retirement Parade

The Indian Air Force’s wait for new fighter jets to replace an ageing MiG fleet is set to get longer. The selection process to identify combat aircraft to be made in India is unlikely to commence before the general elections this year, high-level sources indicate. 

Lockheed Sees Potential Exports of 200 F-16 Jets From Proposed Indian Plant

Lockheed Martin sees a potential export market of more than $20 billion for its F-16 fighter aircraft from an assembly line in India it has offered to set up in order to win a large Indian military order, a top executive said.  The U.S. defence

India Develops Advanced Laser Pods to Boost Fighter Jet’s Attack Skills – Source

Laser Designator Pods (LDPs) are complex laser targeting systems used by the military. American firm Lockheed Martin has been developing a cost-effective fibre laser system that will be demonstrated on a fighter jet in 2021. According to Sources, Indian scientists claim that their laser designator

India Among The Most Trusted Nations Globally: Report

India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media but the country’s brands are among the least-trusted, according to a report.  The The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report released Monday, ahead of the the World Economic Forum

India Inks Deal To Get Uranium Supply From Uzbekistan

India and Uzbekistan signed a deal for long-term supply of uranium from the resource rich Central Asian country to power its domestic atomic reactors.  The deal was signed on Friday during Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to the Vibrant Gujarat business summit in Gandhinagar, his second trip to

HAL Close To Getting Order For 40 New Su-30 MKI Jets, Says Report

A unilateral proposal by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in February 2018 to supply a further 40 Su-MKI fighters to the Indian Air Force is now being seriously considered by the Centre, reports Livefist Defence. The plan is being seen as a solution to kill two birds with

Special Operations Division: India To Get An Elite Tri-Services Commando Force By 2019

India is set to get its own elite tri-service commando unit along the lines of the US Special Operations Command, which was responsible for eliminating Osama Bin Laden, to conduct special operations and strategic missions, reports The Pioneer. The new unit will be called the Armed Forces

‘No option for India but to talk to Pakistan’- Another Crap From Pakistan

Former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri said long-lasting peace between Pakistan and India is possible through people-to-people contact. “We have taken the Kartarpur initiative believing that no progress can be achieved regarding peace between the two countries without people-to-people contact. In fact, long-lasting peace is

19 Incredible Facts About Surgical Strikes 2016 By Indian Army You Never Read Before

Hello Defence Lovers, In September 2016, India scripted history by showing the spine needed to teach Pakistan a lesson. On 28-29 September that year, Indian Army conducted the surgical strikes across the LoC in Pak-Occupied Kashmir region to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers in Uri

Bharat Dynamic Gets Orders Worth Rs 750 Crores To Make Missiles And Launchers For The Army

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) Tuesday said it has signed a contract worth Rs 760 crore with the Indian army for production and supply of anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and Launchers.  The contract was signed by director (production) of BDL V Gurudatta Prasad in Delhi, a

Meet Russia’s S-500 Air Defense System: The Ultimate F-35 Killer?

2019 is on track to be a big year for Russian surface-to-air missile systems. From the new S-350 “ Vityaz” to additional S-300 V4 brigades, scores of modernized Russian artillery systems are poised to enter into military service over the coming months. But the elephant

Pakistani Claim World Record With Tank At 12,000 ft. While India Operates Tanks At 15,000 ft

Reports in the Pakistani media hail their army’s feat, but Indian tanks had reached 12,000 ft in Zoji La in 1947-48. The Pakistan Army has gone to town claiming to have set a ‘world record’ by deploying a tank at an altitude of 12,000 feet.

DRDO Develops Quick Response Mobile Facility For Nuclear Incidents

With threat perception of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction increasing, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a mobile facility to help provide immediate relief in case of any attack involving radioactive material. The key equipment in the facility include a whole

Broke HAL Borrows Rs 1,000 Crore To Pay Salaries To Employees

Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), grappling with low finances has been, for the first time in many years, forced to borrow money to pay salaries to its employees. The company is worried of work coming to a standstill from April with no money to

Man Gets Names Of 560 Indian Army Martyrs Tattooed On His Body

You may have seen several lovers getting inked for their partners, but there is a man who got inked for the martyrs of Indian Army. Meet 30-year-old Interior designer, Abhishek Gautam who has 593 tattoos on his back that includes 560 names of martyrs. Be

Pakistan Claims To Have Destroyed Second ‘Indian Spy Quadcopter’ Along LoC

The Pakistan Army on Wednesday claimed to have shot down a second “Indian spy quadcopter” flying over the Pakistani side of the Line of Control.  Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations- the Pakistan Army’s media wing, said “Pakistan Army troops shot down another

Defence Ministry To Prepare Forces For Use Of Artificial Intelligence

The Ministry of Defence has initiated the process of preparing Indian defence forces for use of Artificial Intelligence. To study the whole range of issues on the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the National security and defence needs, a multi-stakeholder task force on Strategic

Donald Trump Signs Law To Step Up India Defence Ties, Call Out China

It was passed by the US Senate on December 4 and approved by the US Congress on December 12. It was one of the 13 Bills signed into law by President Trump on the last day of 2018. Just before ushering in the New Year

DRDO Weapon Systems Worth Rs 2.75 Lakh Crore To Be Inducted In Defence Forces

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that its weapon systems and platforms worth over Rs 2.75 lakh crore have either been inducted into the services or would be joining them soon.  Speaking exclusively to ANI, DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy said their recent successes

Upgraded MiG-29 To Take On F-16 In The Refurbished Fighter Jet Market

The MiG-29, one of Russia’s most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an air superiority fighter to a multi-role aircraft. The Indian Air Force (IAF) revealed the upgrade, called the MiG-29UPG ahead of the Air Force Day celebrations

ISRO’s New Year Resolution : To Launch 14 Rockets From Sriharikota

As many as 14 rockets will lift off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota this year, as the Indian Space Research Organisation gears up to launch 32 missions. These rockets will include GSLV Mk III for Chandrayaan-2, which will be the 25th mission from