Tag Archives: Indian Military

IAF Pilots Test F-21 Simulator

Indian Air Force fighter pilots, including one of India’s first female pilots in this stream, examined and tested a cockpit simulator of the F-21 fighter aircraft of American aerospace giant, Lockheed Martin, here on Tuesday.  Lockheed Martin has been pitching its F-21 aircraft for the

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

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

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

India’s Aircraft Carrier & Nuclear Subs Deployment a ‘no-nonsense’ Message To China, Not Pakistan?

China is using Pakistan as a tool to contain India, so the redeployment of an aircraft carrier, warships and nuclear-powered submarines to North Arabian Sea is a clear signal to Beijing, rather than Islamabad, analysts told RT. Despite the heated tensions around the Kashmir region,

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

PAF Jets Carry Out Off-Runway Operations On Highways In Fear Of Losing An Air Base

Pakistan Air Force’s fighter jets on Monday carried out take-off and landing sorties from highways as part of its operational readiness, an official statement said. Pakistan has maintained high-level of alertness since the Indian Air Force carried out a ‘counter-terror’ operation in Balakot, inside Pakistan

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

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

India Deploys CRPF Commando Squad To Guard Embassy In Baghdad

India has deployed an elite contingent of its commando-trained armed paramilitary personnel to guard its embassy and diplomatic staff in Baghdad in Iraq, a war-ravaged country getting back to normal after defeating ISIS terrorists. About 45 multi-skilled troops, drawn from the country’s largest Central Armed

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

Defence Ministry To Soon Decide Fate Of Rs 1,800 Crore Carbine Deal

The Defence Ministry is soon going to decide the fate of the Rs 1,800 crore deal for buying over 93,000 close quarter carbines for the Indian Army at a high level meeting scheduled to take place this week, said a source. A firm from United

Servicing Delays Ground India’s Best Fighter Jets SU-30 MKI

With India and Pakistan sabre-rattling over cross-border skirmishes, a distressing fact about India’s premier fighter jets has come to light. According to sources, over 20 SU-30 MKI fighters, the backbone of the Indian Air Force, are lying with Hindustan Aeronautics for overhaul and are not

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

FAKE ALERT: Old Wreckage From Arizona Being Shared as Indian Spy Drone Shot Down By Pakistan

Tariq Naqash, a Pakistani Journalist affiliated to media house Dawn, shared an image of a drone wreckage on Twitter. He claimed it to be an Indian spy drone shot down by Pakistan Army. Quoting locals, the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) based journalist claimed that the

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

Russian Yak-130 To Compete With Indian LCA Tejas In Malaysian Fighter Jet Program

Russian Yak-130 combat trainer will be pitted against the Indian LCA Tejas fighter jet for the Malaysian fighter replacement program as both have been invited to display their skills at the upcoming Langkawi International Exhibition (LIMA-2019) later this month. This is perhaps the first time

How Good Is India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft?

The MiG-21 has been in the news again – for all the wrong reasons. That aircraft has been the mainstay of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) air combat capability for decades. However, current developments bring in focus the urgency of developing and deploying its replacement,

Chinese Materials Find Way Into Army Bulletproof Vests

China may be standing in the way of a United Nations ban on terrorist leader Masood Azhar but its companies are getting a large chunk of the Rs 639-crore Indian Army order for new bulletproof jackets. Azhar heads the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist group that’s responsible

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

Four Pakistani Soldiers Could Have Died In IAF Airstrikes, Reveal Balakot Locals

At least four Pakistan Army men could have died in the Indian Air Force (IAF) airstrikes in Balakot on February 26, a local mosque worker of the area has revealed. India Today TV dialled police officers in PoK, local clerics in Balakot and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)

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

How Pakistan’s downed F-16 may impact US-India defence trade

Recent tensions between India and Pakistan, have bought the US’ arms export policies into question. In a dogfight over the Indo-Pak Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan shot down an Indian MiG-21 Bison and captured its pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Whereas, India shot down a

‘He is Safe’: Defence Ministry Says Reports of Soldier’s Abduction by Militants in J&K’s Budgam ‘Incorrect’

The Defence Ministry on Saturday said that reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam are incorrect, adding that the “individual is safe.” In a statement, the Ministry said, “Media reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier(Mohammad

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:

India’s First F-16 Slayer: IAF Officially Credits Wing Commander Abhinandan For Downing Pakistani Jet

The Indian Air Force onWednesday (6 March) officially attributed the F-16 kill to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, journalist Shiv Aroor reported. As per Aroor, the Wing Commander was the only IAF pilot in a group of eight who fired a R-73 missile against the aggressing Pakistani


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