India’s Military Retains 4th Spot In Global Ranking, Pakistan Drops To 17

India’s military has secured the fourth position on a global index of 136 countries ranked on the basis of their military capabilities, trailing behind United States, Russia and China. While India has maintained its position among the top five nations in the Global Firepower (GFP)

How Ak-47 Assault Rifles, Discarded By Army, Reached Maoists Via Munger

by Rajesh Ahuja and Sudhi Ranjan Sen A former army man who traded in condemned, sometimes even fresh parts of assault rifles; a Bihar town renowned for making guns; and Maoists willing to pay up to Rs 700,000 per rifle. These are the strands of

BrahMos Missile To Equip Talwar-Class Frigates

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated that the four Krivak-III class frigates the navy is buying from Russia will be armed with the BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM), reinforcing their reputation as the word’s most-heavily armed 4,000-tonne warships. On Saturday, the MoD’s apex procurement

DRDO Invites Applications From Military Officers

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has invited applications from serving officers of the three services already working with it for permanent absorption as civilian officials into its Defence Research and Development Cadre (DRDS). In a letter dated November 28, the DRDO said, “…service

If Pakistan Wants To Stay Together With India, They Have To Develop As A Secular State: Army chief

Amidst peace overtures from Islamabad, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said Friday Pakistan cannot stay together with India as long as it is an Islamic state and if they are willing to become secular, then there is an opportunity.  While Rawat has expressed concerns over cross-border terror emanating

UPA Did 3 Surgical Strikes But Didn’t Show Off: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asserted that the Indian Army had conducted three surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was in power, but those operations were kept under the wraps at the force’s behest. Attacking Prime Minister

(Apply Now) AFCAT 1 2019 Notification, Admit Card & Eligibility Criteria

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online examination will be conducted on 16 Feb 19 and 17 Feb 19

Indian MoD Clears BrahMos Buy For Fitment On The 2 Russian Grigorovich-Class Frigates

The Defence Ministry Saturday approved military procurement worth Rs 3,000 crore, including Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles for Navy’s two stealth frigates and armoured recovery vehicles for the Army’s Arjun main battle tanks, a senior official said.  The go-ahead for both acquisitions was given by the Defence Acquisition

We Can Use Strike Drones In Kashmir If People Will Accept Collateral Damage : Army Chief

The Indian army is capable of using drones to attack hostile targets inside Jammu and Kashmir and across the Line of Control, and sees “no problem” in using them provided the nation is willing to accept “mistakes” and “collateral damage”, army chief Bipin Rawat said

Upgraded Indigenous Anti-Tank Helina Missile Successfully Flight Tested

The upgraded version of the third generation anti-tank Helina missile — SANT missile, the air to ground version, has been successfully tested, at the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer district. The flight test of the missile was successfully conducted by DRDO and other officers

Hybrid Warfare By Pakistan Causing More Damage To Islamabad Than India

Terming hybrid warfare — using non-state actors against an adversary nation — as “not the best option”, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said this tactic was causing more damage to Pakistan than to India. “Any nation that has attempted hybrid warfare against

Wait For Made In India Minesweeper Gets Longer For The Navy: Sources

The wait continues for the Request for Proposal (RfP) for Rs 32,640-crore 12 mine-countermeasure vessels (MCMVs) for the Indian Navy to be built at Goa Shipyard (GSL). The MCMVs or minesweepers as they are called through transfer of technology (TOT) from a foreign collaborator, are

ISRO Successfully Puts HysIS, 30 Foreign Sats In Orbit

Space agency ISRO’s trusted workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 blasted off from here Thursday carrying India’s earth observation satellite HysIS along with 30 satellites from eight countries. The 28-hour countdown for the launch began at 5.58 AM on Wednesday and the rocket blasted off at 9.58 am

Chinook Helicopter Deliveries To Start In Feb

American defence major Boeing is expected to commence the delivery of CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter to the Indian Air Force in February next year, it is learnt. “The helicopters would be shipped to India in a partially disassembled state and would be off-loaded at Okhla

In Less Than Two Weeks, Isro Gears Up For Another Launch, Know About Hysis Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch an observation satellite of earth and 30 other small satellites from eight countries on November 29, 2018. The mission is expected to complete in 112 minutes. The satellite is known as Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS).

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman May Visit US, First After Indo-Russia S-400 Deal

Two months after India ignored US sanctions to announce the S-400 “Triumf” air-defence missile deal from Russia, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to visit the US in December, making it the first high-level visit since then.Sources confirmed to The Tribune that the Defence Minister

No SAARC Participation Till Pak Stops Terror : Swaraj

There will be no dialogue with Pakistan unless it desists from terrorist activities against India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj declared Wednesday, in a rebuff to Pakistan a day after Islamabad said it would invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the SAARC summit.  She also

A Terrorist Who Became A Decorated Armyman Dies Fighting For Nation

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani, the soldier slain in a counter-terrorist operation in Shopian district on Sunday in which six terrorists were killed, was once an ikhwan (a terrorist who surrenders and becomes involved in counter-insurgency operations) before joining the Army. He was a highly

10 Years After 26/11: Father Remembers Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Pictures of 26/11 martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan are everywhere in his two-storey house tucked in a quiet locality in Bengaluru. The gallery in the two-storey house of the National Security Guard Commando is full of memories and a collection of personal articles stare from the

IAF To Select 110 Fighters After Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Results

The process to select 110 fighters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will draw upon the field evaluation results of the now-cancelled Medium Muti-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) purchase deal to shorten and hasten the process, senior officials in the ministry of defence who aren’t authorised

Another 26/11 Type Terror Attack With Footprints in Pakistan Will Lead To War : Experts

Another major terrorist attack in India of the magnitude similar to the 26/11 strike originating from Pakistan could easily escalate into a regional war, scholars, former diplomats and US officials have warned ahead of the 10th anniversary of the deadly Mumbai terror attack.  Some 166

French NGO Files Complaint, Wants Clarification On Terms Of Rafale Deal

A French NGO that fights “economic crimes” has filed a complaint with their country’s Financial Prosecutor’s Office, seeking clarification on the conditions under which the deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets was signed with India as well as the choice of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence

S-400, Akash, BMD System, Barak 8 Systems – A Multi Layered Air Defence Cover for India

The peace at the border is to a large extent dependent on how well a country is prepared to retaliate attacks. It may seem like irony, but strategic assets like nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, which can wreak havoc if used, are developed to serve

1 Rifle, 2 targets: Industry Confused Over Army Move

The Army’s search for a new assault rifle to arm its troops has left the private industry utterly confused as two parallel procurement procedures seem to be in play — one a competitive process with the Indian industry in the lead and the second, a direct purchase

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Why Is India Mum On Tactical Nuclear Weapons? Do We Have Them

Pakistan knows it very well that it cannot match India in conventional warfare and to counter this it has developed tactical nuclear weapons. Tactical nukes are complex to make and it is obvious where Pakistan got help from to manufacture these deadly battlefield weapons. India

The Enemy At The Gates Has A New Weapon And Indian Army Needs To Wake Up

Over the last one month, there have been a number of reports of our security forces suffering casualties from sniper fire in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). While sniping has been an ongoing feature of fighting on the Line of Control (LoC), alleged terrorist snipers have

India To Make Payments In Rupees For Russian Air Defence System – Gov’t Source

India is planning to pay in rupees for Very-Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) systems from Russia; the deal is likely to be concluded next year, a government official told Sputnik. The decision to pay the rupee equivalent of around US $1.5 billion for the defence systems was made to circumvent US sanctions against Russia which were

Finally Deal Signed For 2 Made-in-India Russian Grigorovich Frigates

Less than a month after India signed up to buy 2 Russian-built Admiral Grigorovich class frigates, a follow-up deal has beene signed today for two additional ships of the same class that will be built at India’s Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL). It’s a been a week of note

After Big S-400 Deal, Russia ‘Wins’ Indian Army VSHORADS Missile Contest

One of India’s most confounding, meandering and costly weapons contests — seen for months to be hanging by a thread — has finally reached a conclusion that is almost certain to be beset with controversy. A three-way battle to supply the Indian Army with hundreds of very


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