Category Archives: News & Updates

ISRO Postpones Chandrayaan-2 To July After Israel’s Failed Moon Mission

Wary of failure after Israel’s unsuccessful attempt to land on Moon, Chandrayaan-2 has been further postponed to July, an ISRO official said. There were also reports of the Moon Mission’s lander facing minor damage, but the official did not comment on it. “We saw Israel’s

100-Year-Old Dehradun Shop Gets Order For Khukris From US Army Officer

A 100-year-old Dehradun-based Khukri manufacturing shop has received an order of 60 Khukris from a serving US army official, which the owner of the shop claimed will be used in operations in overseas expedition in Gulf region. The Khukri manufacturing shop named Satish Khukri received

South Korean Ready To Build FRCV Armoured Vehicle Under Make in India

South Korea based Hyundai Rotem is ready to produce $ 5 billion Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) for the Mechanised Forces in compliance with `Make in India’ policy, if it is awarded the contract to build more than 2000 units. An FRCV, not to be

Should The Indian Navy Worry About China’s New Warship?

China’s massive naval parade at Qingdao on April 23 to mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the People’s Liberation Army Navy turned out to be an anti-climax as smog played spoilsport. However, one ship among the 32 PLAN vessels on display triggered plenty

Post-Balakot, Pakistan Scrambled Jets From 8 Bases. Was 10 Minutes Late: IAF report

“The strategic-surprise” of the Balakot airstrikes by the Indian Air Force in the Khyber Phaktunwa region of Pakistan on February 26 was “complete and total” despite Pakistan being on high alert, according to a report on “the lessons learnt” from the operation, which also mentions

India to Have 12 More Nuclear Power Plants Soon : DAE Chief

India will have 12 more nuclear power stations shortly to improve the power situation and ensure free flow of uninterrupted power supply for both Industries and residential usage, KN Vyas, secretary, Dept of Atomic Energy and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, said at the International AtomExpo

India To Flight Test First Subsonic Engines For Military Drones

India will soon begin flight tests of its first 400 kg thrust class Small Turbofan Engine (STFE) as a power plant for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) targeted for subsonic applications. The state-funded Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) realised six prototype engines with 95% indigenous components

Navy develops Air Droppable Containers – Successful Trials of Sahayak MkI

Indian Navy successfully carried out testing of Sahayak Air Droppable Containers, developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam in collaboration with Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), Agra. The containers can be air-dropped to enhance Navy’s operational logistics capability at sea. With

Despite India’s Warning, Sri Lanka ‘Failed’ to Take Precautions; PM Admits Colombo Had Intel on Blasts

Even as India gave specific intelligence inputs to Sri Lanka about a possible attack, Colombo did not take “adequate precautions” to prevent the explosions that killed 218 people and injured at least 450 in the decade’s worst terror strike. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday

‘Have We Kept Our Nuclear Arsenal For Diwali?’ PM Modi on Pak’s Nuclea Threats

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India no longer fears Pakistan’s nuclear threats and asserted that if the neighbouring country can make such threats, India can also respond in the same vein. Speaking at a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer, the Prime Minister said,

One Strike or Two Will Not Change Pakistan: Lt Gen DS Hooda

Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd) under whose charge the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes in September 2016, on Sunday said Pakistan’s behaviour will not change with one surgical strike or an airstrike. He predicted a challenge India faces with the rise of China and suggested

Pakistan Had No Intel About Balakot: How Pakistan is Now Amping Up its Surveillance

When IAF jets entered the Pakistani airspace and reportedly destroyed a terror camp in Balakot on February 26, the Pakistani surveillance system did not have any inkling about it. Apparently, it exposed the chinks in the shiny armour of its ever-increasing defence budget. What happened

Indian Air Force Strike Power Needs Critical Augmentation

In this unfolding geopolitical threatening environment being generated by the solidifying China-Pakistan Axis no scope exists for India to afford to base its Indian Air Force structuring and Fighter Planes inventory only on the Pakistan Threat. The Indian Air Force must more importantly focus on

Another Crap: Pak Army says India should accept no surgical strike happened in 2016

Pakistan Army took a jibe at India on Thursday after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj acknowledged that no civilian or soldier was killed in the Balakot attack, saying New Delhi should also take back its claim about the shooting down of a Pakistani F-16 fighter

China Can Strike India’s Satellite System Despite ASAT Test: Report

Article Written by Ajai Shukla for Business Standard An analysis of India’s March 27 anti-satellite (ASAT) test concludes that it was directed squarely at China, but would not deter Beijing from interfering with, or damaging, India’s satellite network in wartime. The report by Ashley Tellis,

Government Grants More Powers To 3 Services To Buy Weapons: Report

In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, the government has granted emergency powers to the three services to procure weapons and military hardware to enhance their operational preparedness along the border with Pakistan, official sources said. The government also relaxed certain rules to cut

The Secret Is Out: America Purchased 21 Russian MiG-29 Fighters

One test pilot concluded that the Fulcrum’s “abilities equals and sometimes even exceeds those of the F-15 and F-16 jets. The aircraft is highly maneuverable, and its engines provide higher weight to thrust ratio. Our pilots must be careful with this aircraft in air combat.

Army To Deploy Fleet Of Hovercraft Along Pakistan Border At Rann of Kutch

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that Army will deploy a fleet of hovercrafts at Rann of Kutch for guarding the international border with Pakistan.  The Army Chief said that the “training” and “operation” of the hovercrafts would be done by the Army

Vacating Siachen Glacier Region Will Cost Over 5,000 Lives To Regain Partial Control & Provide Pakistan Edge

Thirty-five years ago in April 1984 India flew a helicopter-borne task force to the Siachen Glacier and set foot the first soldiers who would shortly thereafter spread out into the inhospitable glaciated terrain and occupy heights up to 21,000 feet to firmly plant the Indian

Breaking: India’s DRDO Tests Nirbhay 1,000-km range Cruise missile

India successfully tested its indigenously built Nirbhay cruise missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday. India’s Aeronautical Development Establishment has said the cruise missile is India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range missile. The cruise missile was test fired early morning. The successful test

India Could Soon Become a ‘NATO Ally’as US Lawmakers Introduce a New Bill

A bipartisan group comprising half a dozen influential American lawmakers has reintroduced a key legislation in the House of Representatives which seeks to advance the US-India strategic relationship, a news report said Friday. If enacted, the legislation would ensure that the US State Department treat

India-China Trade Deficit Down By $10 Billion In 2018-19

India’s trade deficit with China has come down by $10 billion, from $63 billion in 2017-18 to $53 billion in 2018-19, a welcome development for the Narendra Modi government as the general election gets under way. Trade deficit between two countries is the difference between

U.S. Infrared Satellite Data Could Settle The Debate Over Pakistan-India Dogfight

America’s constellation of panoptic infrared early warning satellites is known for providing the Pentagon with the first indication that a ballistic missile launch has occurred and where to cue the attention of other sensors so that the missile can be tracked, classified, and even potentially

Pakistan WARNS India’s Arms Deals, Including S-400, Can Encourage Misadventure

Expressing his apprehension about the arms purchase by India, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mohammed Qureshi has called on global powers to be “mindful” of their responsibility in terms of arms supplies to the region. “The introduction of new destabilising weapon systems, such as the S-400

Isro’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission On Hold After Moon Lander Vikram Damaged During Tests

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, has been put on hold yet again. This time, the setback comes from a mishap with the moon lander, which sustained damage during preliminary tests ahead of the original plan to launch in

India Strongly Rejects Pakistan Claim of Planning Another Attack This Month

India Sunday rejected as “irresponsible” and “preposterous” Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s claim that India was planning to carry out another attack on Pakistan, saying his comments were aimed at whipping up war hysteria in the region. Qureshi told reporters in Multan that Pakistan

Growing Indian Impatience Could Spark War-Like Situation, Warns Hooda Report

The general who oversaw the Indian Army’s 2016 surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has warned that “growing Indian impatience” and a strong response to terror incidents could escalate the conflict to a war-like situation, adding the country should not rule out dialogue with the neighbour.

This is Probably How Pakistan is Explaining That Its F-16 Fighter Jet Inventory Is Intact

This Article is Originally Taken From THE PRINT A recent article in Foreign Policy magazine has claimed that a US count under the end-user licence agreement has found that none of the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) F-16 fighter aircraft are missing. However, this is not

Pak Navy Cancels All Deployments Abroad To Counter Massive Indian Navy In Arabian Sea

Indian naval movement into Pakistani waters is a realistic and serious threat to Pakistan. The Indian Navy has more teeth than its Pakistani counterpart buoyed by Russian-made aircraft carrier and nuclear submarines, according to a media report. The Pakistan Navy has been forced to cancel

After 48 Years of Neglect, Navy Gets New Helicopters To Replace Its Sea King Fleet

In July 1971, the first British made Sea King helicopter landed on the deck of INS Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier. 48 years later, the INS Vikrant is long gone – decommissioned and broken up, but variants of the same Sea King helicopter continue to