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India’s 2nd Moon Mission to Be Cheaper than Half of Avengers Endgame’s Budget

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has started to offer details about its most ambitious space mission to date, Chandrayaan 2, in bits and pieces, indicating that the agency is known for cost-effective launches among satellite-makers and may not delay the second lunar mission any

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

India’s 2nd Scorpene-Class Sub INS Khanderi’s Induction Delayed

India’s second Scorpene-class submarine, INS Khanderi is waiting for a VIP to get inducted in the Indian Navy’s fleet. The submarine has completed all its sea trials and is ready to join the Mumbai-based western naval headquarters. The induction is delayed as the new government

Treaty Under Cloud, Nuclear Test Ban Agency Asks India To Turn “Observer”

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) has invited India to become an “Observer” with access to International Monitoring System data, so it can take an informed decision on ratifying a much-debated nuclear disarmament treaty. The CTBT is a global treaty that aims to ban all

Govt Clears All Bureaucratic Obstacles to Obtain 24 MH-60R Seahawk Anti-Sub Helicopters

After several years of delays India cleared all the bureaucratic obstacles to finally obtain 24 American MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine helicopters. These will cost about $109 million each, which includes accessories, spare parts, tech support and the cost of establishing maintenance facilities for a new type

Even Before Take-Off India’s Desi GPS Under Videshi Shadow

Going by the Department of Space (DoS) ’s stated position on 5G services, India’s nascent efforts to develop a desi Global Positioning System (GPS) may be derailed. The DoS seems to have failed to take into account the interference in the earth stations — which

IAF Gets First Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter

US aerospace major Boeing has handed over first of the 22 Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force, nearly three-and-half years after a multi-billion dollar deal for the choppers was sealed.  Senior IAF officials said the addition of AH-64E (I) Apache helicopter is a

Mission Shakti Debris Has Decayed, Says DRDO Chief

DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy today said that most of the debris created as a result of A-SAT weapon test has decayed while rest of it is expected to decay in a short while. Speaking on the sidelines of an event at IDSA, he said,

Why Army Will Have to Wait More For New Carbines ?

The Indian Army’s fast-track procurement process for new carbines is caught in a jam. In September 2018, Caracal International LLC finished as ‘L-1’ or the lowest bidder in a contract estimated to cost over Rs 700 crore for 93,895 of the compact close-combat weapons. The

China Unveils New Armoured Vehicle Capable Of Launching 12 Suicide Drones

China has unveiled a new armoured vehicle that is capable of firing 12 suicide drones to launch attacks on targets and to conduct reconnaissance operations on Tuesday at the Beijing Civil-Military Integration Expo 2019. The 5.7 meter-long, 2.4 meter-wide 4×4 off-road vehicle was developed by

India To Launch Another ‘All Weather Radar Imaging Military Satellite’ On May 22

India is set to get another ‘eye in the sky’ as Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch its latest radar imaging satellite (Risat-2BR1) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on May 22. Risat-2BR1 is much more advanced than the previous Risat-series satellite. “Its launch is

Israel’s Iron Dome Headache (As In China Might Have Stolen the Specs On It)

Tiny Israel has an enormous cyber security industry and a deep pool of hackers and anti-hackers who learned their trade in the Israeli military. So if China can break into top-secret Israeli computers, they can break into America’s—and everybody else’s, too. A cyber security firm

Importance of LCA Mk IA & II And AMCA Programme As Flagship For ‘Make in India’

The importance of the LCA programme as the flagship for “Make in India” was stressed here Friday by Air Officer Commanding-in Chief, Air Marshal Suresh of the Southern Area Command, who called for brainstorming on various aspects of its operational viability. Speaking after inaugurating the

Here is Why ‘Frustrated’ China Changed its Stand on Masood Azhar

China’s decision to drop its objection to the UN listing Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist reflects its growing frustration with Pakistan’s use of terror masterminds as strategic assets. Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM had carried out a suicide attack in Pulwama, in Jammu and Kashmir, in February killing

IAF Officer Achieves Rare Feat of 1,000 Landings at Leh, Thoise

An IL-76 pilot has achieved the distinction of having completed 1,000 incident-free landings of the Russian-origin heavy lift aircraft at Leh and Thoise. Group Captain Sandeep Singh Chhabra achieved the feat on April 30. Commissioned into the transport stream of Indian Air Force on June

Navy To Now Get 16 Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts; MoD Signs 2nd Contract

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday signed another contract worth Rs 6,311 crore with public sector undertaking Cochin Shipyard Limited to build eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts (ASWSWC) for the Indian Navy. Yesterday, the ministry signed a similar contract with shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders &

India Replies to Chinese Media for Calling Indian Navy ‘Unprofessional’

Indian Navy personnel are unprofessional, prone to errors and unprepared to tackle emergencies, a Chinese state media article has said, commenting on a fire that claimed the life of a naval officer on India’s aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, last week. In its response, the Indian Navy

Army To Equip Rudra and Apache Attack Copters With Fire-Control Radars

The Indian Army’s attack helicopters are to be equipped with airborne fire control radars that will overcome the operational limitations being imposed by the present systems being used and consequently enhance their combat potential. This will require a comprehensive upgrade by retrofitting the required hardware

DRDO Missile Was The 1st Choice, Not Spice-2000

The day after the Pulwama attack, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) received directions from the highest authorities to prepare to strike back to avenge the deadly terror strike in the Kashmir valley. Officials from the National Security Agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW),

‘Don’t Test Our Resolve’ : Pakistan Warns India Against Mentioning its Nuclear Power Lightly

Pakistan on Monday warned India against testing its military’s resolve and said that it was capable of protecting its citizens. Pakistan’s military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor accused India of relying on false claims about the Pulwama attack in India and the Indian Air Force’s

Apply Now: Women Military Police Recruitment 2019

Hello Defence Lovers, Applications are invited from eligible female candidates for recruitment of 100 Soldier General Duty (Women Military Police) in Indian Army. Online registration is mandatory and will be open from 25 Apr 2019 to 08 Jun 2019. Admit Cards for the rally will

Australia Wants To Sell India Its Next CQB Rifle — Here’s What They’re Offering

Since 1989, the Australian Army has used a domestically produced version of Steyr Arms’ Armee-Universal-Gewehr (Universal Army Rifle, or AUG), officially known as the F88 Austeyr, as its standard-issue service weapon. A joint partnership between Thales Australia and the Kalyani Group now plans on offering

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

Indian Navy Working on Mega Expansion Plan, 200 Warships , 24 Submarines, 500 Aircrafts

The Indian Navy is working on a mega plan to significantly boost its operational capability by inducting new warships, submarines and aircraft besides expand its overall influence in the strategic maritime zones, officials said Thursday.  Under the plan, the Navy aims to have 200 ships,

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


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