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Explained: What is Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) That PM Modi Announced in Independence-Day Speech

In his first Independence Day speech in his second term Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a far-reaching announcement for India’s defence forces. PM Narendra Modi said his government has decided to establish the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDF) for the three services

Meet Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, First IAF Women Officer Honoured With Yudh Seva Medal

Indian Air Force (IAF) Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, the first woman who has been awarded the Yudh Seva Medal, on Thursday said that she witnessed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shooting down a Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft during a dogfight on February 27, a day after

8 Things About Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Which Will Make You Respect Her Even More

Hello Defence Lovers, The 67-year-old leader, who had served her fourth term in Lok Sabha had long been her party’s most prominent woman face.  Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away in Delhi following a cardiac arrest. Difficult to accept this news. A glorious chapter

Military Experts Term Govt Move As ‘Bold and Logical’

The government’s decision on Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of the border state into two union territories has been hailed by military experts as a “bold and logical” move towards national integration. On a

HISTORIC MOVE: Article 370 Revoked, J&K & Ladakh To Be Separate Union Territories

Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed the abrogation of Art 370 in Jammu and Kashmir that grants special status to the state. This was preceded by a Cabinet meeting at Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi’s residence in the morning. The announcement followed weeks of speculation after

AFCAT Admit Card 2019 Delayed; Check New Date Here

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force is going to conduct the exam for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2019 on 24 and 25 August 2019 across the country. Candidates who applied for this exam will be able to download AFCAT Admit Card 2019 from

Martyr Major Kaustubh Rane’s Wife Kanika Set to Join Indian Army

A year after her husband, Major Kaustubh Rane martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez, his wife Kanika will be joining the Army. After her husband’s death, it was Kanika’s wish that she joins the Armed forces to keep the memories

Should IAF Invest $15 Bn in Buying The F/A-18 Super Hornet?

From Top Gun fans to IAF enthusiasts, everyone’s talking about the F/A-18 Super Hornet this week. We take a closer look… Since the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick dropped last week, aviation enthusiasts have been buzzing about the multi-role fighter that the Indian Air Force

How India Plans to Win a War Against China or Pakistan?

Commissioned in November 2013, INS Vikramaditya is India’s newest aircraft carrier and the only aircraft carrier that calls the Indian Ocean home. In the event of war, Vikramaditya will be used to blockade Karachi, Pakistan’s largest port, or sever China’s economic lifeline to the Persian

Kargil Diaries: First physical evidence of Pak Army Presence Came On June 13

It was on June 13, more than a month after the detection of intrusion in Kargil in 1999, that the first physical evidence came about the intruders being Pakistan Army personnel and not the “30-40 mercenaries” as thought earlier. This is what Lt General (retd) Amar Aul, the

Air Marshal R Nambiar: ‘We Were Very Innovative in Kargil War, We Fought With What We Had’

Air Marshal R Nambiar is the AOC-in-C of Western Command, and was the first fighter pilot in IAF to hit the Pakistani infiltrators at Tiger Hill during the Kargil War with a precision-guided bomb. A test-pilot, who flew the Mirage 2000, dropped five of the

IAF To Change Missile-Firing Procedure To Ensure Video Feed In Balakot-Like Operations

The Indian Air Force is likely to change firing procedures for missile and bombs in the wake of the Balakot air strike, during which the pilots could not launch Israeli air-to-surface missiles called the Crystal Maze due to laid down protocols. If the Crystal Maze missiles had

Why ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission to Moon is Full of Challenges: A Detailed Look

As the launch date for India’s second Moon mission nears, the journey of Chandrayaan 2 has already started as its journey from ISRO’s satellite centre in Bengaluru and will be moving towards India’s rocket port situated at Sriharikota. The lift-off is slated for 2:51 AM

Meet The Rocket Women Who Will Again Take India to The Moon

Breaking gender stereotypes, women in the last decade have taken up leadership roles in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Rocket science, for one, has traditionally been a male stronghold. Women, who contributed to the space progamme of India, were hardly seen or

After Serving Navy And AirForce, Man Joins IMA, Commissioned Into Army After Passing Out Parade

The Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on Saturday witnessed the passing out parade of 459 Gentlemen Cadets. Among the young officers who were newly commissioned into the Army, includes Lt Narendra Singh From Jodhpur. While Singh joined the Army today, he has previously worked

Will Israeli missiles give more firepower to Su-30MKI to outgun Pakistani F-16s?

The historic dogfight against an intruding Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet formation over Jammu and Kashmir seems to have convinced the Indian Air Force (IAF) bosses about the need to upgrade the weaponry on Indian fighter jets. The Pakistani intrusion came after Indian fighter

These Are the 3 Most Powerful Air Forces in All of Asia

Airpower has played a critical role in the conflicts that have set the Asian political scene since World War II. From the Korean War to the Vietnam Conflict to the several wars between India and Pakistan, air forces have helped tip the strategic balance in

This Secret Facility is Helping China’s Navy Become a Submarine Superpower

China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on 23 April. On the occasion, it organised an international fleet review at Qingdao, which was also attended by the Indian Navy’s lead ship INS Kolkata and the tanker INS

5 Books Which Every Defence Aspirants Should Have To Read

Hello Defence Lovers, Well! Reading books is a great habit that everyone should try to cultivate. So here we are with 5 books which we recommend to every defence aspirant and enthusiast out there. and we are sure these books will help you understand more

Top 10 Fastest Aircraft In The World

Hello Defence Lovers, There are many aircraft that has exceeded the speed of Mach 2.0. Some of them are research aircraft, some are military and some are simply flying for reconnaissance purposes. But there is always something special with supersonic aircraft. Just imagine flying at

View: Why China Continuously Supporting Pakistan?

By Brigadier Arun Bajpai (Retired) This time with proposal to declare Pakistani sponsored, pampered and head of Pakistani based jihadi organisation Jaish Mohammad, Masood Azhar, as Global Terrorist, moved by three permanent members of security council namely America, UK and France in this March month

View: Why Are We Fighting Pakistani Jihadis One To One?

By Brigadier Arun Bajpai (Retired) After Pulwama, which happened on 14 February 2019 martyring 42 CRPF solders, five more jihadi encounters have taken place in Kashmir Valley. However, what is the matter of concern is that first time it has happened this year, after 2002,

View: India Must Rethink While Dealing With China

By Brigadier Arun Bajpai China is just not allowing India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, despite all efforts of other major powers and very recently it has once again vetoed the proposal forwarded by France, UK and America to declare terrorist Masood Azhar as

Opinion: We Don’t Spend Enough On Intelligence or Defence Armaments

By Janmejaya Sinha  We need to ensure equipment gets purchased in a time-bound manner and a certain amount of the annual budget is allocated to defence equipment and that an interparty group approves the final purchases. The stain of the Bofors scandal that was unearthed

Five Reasons Why India Wants Masood Azhar Censured

Hello Defence Lovers, India has expressed ‘disappointment’ over China blocking the proposal for the fourth time to get Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the United Nations Security Council. China, a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, put a

9 Fascinating Facts About IAF’s Pinaka Guided Extended Range Rockets

Hello Defence Lovers, India successfully tested two Pinaka guided extended range rockets on Monday, which demonstrated high accuracy in eliminating targets miles away. IANS reported that the test-fires were carried out off the coast of Balasore in Odisha and both missiles hit their respective targets

Aircraft Carriers are the Ultimate Weapon for 1 Reason: They Are Really Hard to Sink

Initiatives like the Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air program link together every available combat system in a seamless, fast-reacting defensive screen that few adversaries can penetrate. Numerous other advances are being introduced, from the penetrating recon capabilities of stealthy fighters to shipboard jamming

IAF’s Man Behind The Machine Matters, Here’s Why

  In the battle of brains over brawn and skill over technology, the former has always prevailed. One of the most recent examples of skill overcoming advanced technology is when Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, manning a MiG-21 Bison, took down a much more technologically advanced

From A Salesgirl To India’s Woman Defence Minister, Here’s Nirmala Sitharaman’s Story

By KC ARCHANA When it comes to women who have broken the glass ceiling, Nirmala Sitharaman definitely tops the list. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Nirmala Sitharaman’s story is unmissable.  From being a trained economist, a former employee of PriceWaterhouseCooper to being the

February 2019- Major Indian Defence Events For Defence Exam Preparation

Hello Defence Lovers, If you are preparing for any defence exam than this article will helps you in your exam preparation. In this article we covered all major events which occurred in the month of February 2019. Defence Ministry approves acquisition of Milan-2T Anti-Tank Missiles: