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Why Did Pakistan Open Its Airspace for India? Goodwill Gesture or Move To Save Ailing Economy?

By Siddhi Gaharwar Although Pakistan’s decision to open up its airspace for civil traffic must have come as big relief to the Indian airlines that suffered huge losses because of the airspace closure by the north-western neighbour, it also is undeniably true that the Imran

Pak Opens Airspace Closed Since Balakot Strike, Indian Airlines Resume Flights Operations Over Pakistan

Indian airlines on Tuesday resumed flight operations on normal routes to Europe and other west-bound destinations over the Pakistan airspace, after Islamabad removed access restrictions.  “After cancellation of NOTAMS by Pakistan and India in the early hours of Tuesday, there are no restrictions on airspaces of both countries, flights

IAF Broke Will of Pakistan Army During Kargil War: Ex-Officers

The Indian Army was bringing results but the Indian Air Force (IAF) broke the Pakistani Army’s morale and will to continue holding the heights it had captured in Kargil, former IAF officers said while talking about the 1999 war. Giving credit to air power for

India’s New Advanced Talwar Frigates To Arrive By 2022 After Payments Clearance

The Indian Navy is likely to get its first two advanced Talwar class frigates by 2022, following clearance of payments and key material procurements that will enable Russia’s Yantar Shipyard to commence full-scale work on the warship. The contract for new frigates – two of which are to

India to Buy 18 More Su-30MKI and 21 Mig-29 Fighter Jets From Russia

Indian Air Force (IAF) is eyeing 18 more Sukhoi Su-30 MKI multirole fighters and 21 Mikoyan MiG-29 air superiority jets from Russia to add extra teeth to its arsenal, and tackle the twin threats of Pakistan and China. IAF already has a sanctioned strength of

Upgraded BrahMos With 500-km Range Ready: CEO of BrahMos Aerospace

The upgraded version of the homegrown BrahMos missile with an enhanced range of up to 500 km is ready, the CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, has said. Mishra, in an interview broadcast on Doordarshan News Sunday, said it is possible to increase the

India Has Finalised The Mega Plan To Acquire 30 Weaponised Sea Guardian (or Predator-B) Drones

India has finalised the plan to acquire 30 weaponised Sea Guardian (or Predator-B) drones in yet another proposed mega defence deal with the US, even as New Delhi remains steadfast about going ahead with its deal inked for the Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems despite

India, US Work Towards Signing 2 More Defence Pacts

INDIA AND the US are working towards signing two more defence pacts, the Industrial Security Annexure (ISA) and Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-spatial Cooperation (BECA) to further institutionalise defence cooperation between the two countries. Pentagon had already submitted a draft ISA to the

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,

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

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

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

Pakistan Could Be Blacklisted By FATF Due To ‘Lobbying by India’, Says Qureshi

Pakistan could be blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) due to “lobbying by India”, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said as he estimated that the country could suffer $10 billion loss annually if it remains in the watchdog’s grey list. In June last

After India and Pakistan Dogfight, Questions Arise About Indian ‘Vintage’ Military

This Article is Taken From The New York Times  It was an inauspicious moment for a military the United States is banking on to help keep an expanding China in check. An Indian Air Force pilot found himself in a dogfight last week with a

A Month After Indian Air Strike, Pakistan Takes Journalists To Balakot Site

More than a month after India conducted an air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist facility in Balakot, Pakistan, the site is being guarded by the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force, and some of the areas there have been covered.  The Pakistan Army on Thursday had taken a group a eight journalists to

Russia Puts Onus On US For Early Outer Space Rules After India’s Test

Russia while welcoming India’s right to Anti-Satellite Missile Test has put onus on USA on framing rules at the earliest to prevent weaponisation of outer space.  “We noted the test of anti-satellite weapons conducted by India on March 27, as a result of which an

Amidst Fear of Indian Army, 4 Terror Camps Reportedly Shut Down In PoK

As the tension skirmishes between India and Pakistani forces at the border, an alert has been reportedly issued by the terror outfits to shut down their camps in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir region, as they fear another strike by the Indian Army. As per the

Something May Happen Before India Polls, Says Imran Khan

IN A significant admission, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged that his country can no longer allow terror groups to organise with impunity on its soil. Khan also said that he fears further military hostilities with India in the run-up to the Lok Sabha

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

Chinooks Will Help India Quickly Transport Troops To Pak-China Border Areas

India will next week induct its first modern heavy-lift helicopter, the iconic American Chinook chopper capable of transporting howitzers and troops to forward and high-altitude areas with China and Pakistan, after a wait of over three decades. The first four of the 15 CH-47F Chinooks,

India, US Inch Closer Towards New Pact To Deepen Defence Industry Cooperation

After concluding two foundational agreements to strengthen military cooperation in the past three years, India and the United States are inching closer to finalising a new pact to deepen defence industry collaboration, two officials said on condition of anonymity. The two sides announced their readiness

India Rejects Report Of Missile Threat To Pak During Tension

The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by US officials, including NSA John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said, reported Reuters. As per sources, India threatened to fire

Pakistan Will Become Hindustan By 2025, Start Businesses In Karachi, Lahore : RSS

RSS leader Indresh Kumar has said that after 2025 people from India could settle and start businesses in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi, among other cities in neighbouring Pakistan. Dishing out a history lesson while speaking at an event in Dadar on Saturday, he said the

US Offers Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missiles Again to India: Sources

US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is ready to offer Javelin Anti-tank Guided Missiles through the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) between India and US, and `MAKE II’ set, say company officials. Speaking to Financial Express Online, Haley Donoho, International Business Development, Javelin said, “We

Why is Pakistan Being Secretive About JF-17’s Recent ‘Smart Weapon’ Test?

Media outlets across Pakistan on Tuesday reported the country’s air force had successfully test-fired an indigenously-built ‘smart weapon’ from a JF-17 fighter. Some Pakistani media outlets referred to the system as a ‘missile’ and others as a “extended-range smart weapon”. Several outlets also carried footage

What US Sold to India in 10 Years, Russia Sold in Last 6 Months

With the signing of the lease agreement for an Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine worth over $3 billion, the value of defence deals between India and Russia made in the last six months has surpassed the value of defence deals struck between India and the US in the last one decade. Following last year’s annual

Facts About Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman That Will Beam Your Chest With Pride

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhi Nandan Varthman,  Hands tied, bloodied face , big grilled for his Pakistani captors but remarkably still calm and Composed . Today India has saluted the bravery of the Wing Commander Abhi Nandan. The valour, mettle and

India Can Now Quickly Build Bigger Jets, Says DRDO Chief

After the final operational clearance (FOC) of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, India is now looking at a rapid multi-pronged effort to build the next class of fighter jets having more powerful engines and potent weaponry. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, who is Secretary, Defence Research and


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