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RUSSIA, CHINA SIGN CONTRACT WORTH OVER $2 BILLION FOR SU-35 FIGHTER JETS

China is to purchase a cluster of 24 Sukhoi-35 contender planes from Russia in an arrangement worth more than $2 billion, an industry source told Reuters on Thursday, in a move that may offer the Kremlin's some assistance with straining accounts. A representative for Russian state holding Rostec affirmed an arrangement between the two nations…

IGI RADAR FAILED TO TAKE IMAGES OF DRONE

  New Delhi: Security agencies probing the matter of drone-like structures that were spotted flying in the proximity of IGI airport say their investigations have revealed that the radar at the airport failed to capture the image of any of these flying objects. At a time when Delhi is under high alert, security agencies have…

India ticks off China at ASEAN summit over South China Sea

India continues to speak its mind boldly on the issue of freedom of navigation in South China Sea (SCS) at different international platforms which amounts to ticking off the Dragon. On November 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a direct reference to the SCS issue in his address at the 13th India-ASEAN summit in Kuala…

The World Unites to eliminate Islamist Extremists

  Leaders from 18 nations including the United States, China, India, Russia, Japan and Southeast Asia who accumulated for the summit issued solid calls for activity after a late spate of assaults by Islamic State in Paris, Mali and Lebanon. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked Russia and the United States on Sunday to coordinate in…

In a first, Islamic State, Lashkar-e-Taiba trade barbs over Kashmir

The global terror outfit, Islamic State, has dubbed the Pakistani Army as “apostate” and mocked the al-Qaeda’s support to militancy in Kashmir which it said was controlled by the military establishment in the neighbouring country. The IS’ scathing attack came just days after it staged a bloody carnage in Paris which underlined the outfit’s capability…

China says won’t cease building on South China Sea isles

China said on Sunday it will continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea and the United States was testing it by sending warships through the area. "Building and maintaining necessary military facilities, this is what is required for China's national defense and for the protection…

Afghanistan calls on India to step up military assistance

Afghanistan has solicited India to venture up supplies from deadly gear for its military, battered by a resurgent Taliban that has killed more than 4,000 warriors, and prompted loss of government control in extensive swathes of region. The solicitation, strategic sources told defencenews.xyz was conveyed by Afghanistan's national security consultant, Hanif Atmar, who went to…

India To Boost LCA Order; AF Questions Its Capabilities

NEW DELHI — The Indian government will increase orders for its homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), called Tejas, from 20 to 120, but Air Force officials question the plane's capabilities, and the scheduled arrival of a more advanced model remains murky. However, Indian Air Force officials said the move to increase reliance on the Tejas, delayed by more…

Russia Seeks To Energize Asian Presence

MOSCOW — With Russia's defense industry cut off from Western markets following a series of sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union last summer, Moscow has been hyping up efforts to bolster its presence in Asia. Russian arms exports already have a firm presence in the region. According to a report released earlier this…

PARIS ATTACKS: FRANCE BIGGEST TARGET OF ‘ISIS’ IN EUROPE, SAY INDIAN DEFENCE EXPERTS

Condemning the deadly attack in Paris where over 150 are feared dead, defence experts on Saturday said that France has now become the biggest target of terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in Europe. “It is a very serious concern for France because it is the biggest target of ISIS in Europe.…

NATO Chief: Paris Attacks Are Not a Fight Between West and Islam

BRUSSELS — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday the deadly attacks in Paris highlight a fight between extremists and supporters of democratic values rather than one between the Islamic and western worlds. In a brief telephone interview with AFP, Stoltenberg said the attacks would only strengthen the resolve of supporters of democracy who will ultimately…

Isolate those who harbour terrorists, Modi tells British MPs

In what appears to be a veiled jibe at Pakistan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the world should “isolate those who harbour terrorists.” “There should be a resolve to isolate those who harbour terrorists and willingness to stand with nations that will fight them honestly,” Modi said, while addressing MPs in British…

Burning medals by war veterans an insult to nation : Manohar Parrikar

CHENNAI: Attempts by war veterans to burn their medals as a protest to the "One Rank, One Pension" (OROP) scheme is an insult to the nation and the armed forces, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. Parrikar was at INS Rajali in Arakonam, around 70 km from here, to dedicate the P8i aircraft to…

America Says China’s Fifth-Generation Jet Fighter J-31 Stolen From Its F-35

NEW DELHI: American experts have accused China of stealing the US design in its first indigenously developed fifth-generation fighter jet, which was displayed at Dubai Airshow on Sunday, raising doubts over the achievement of the country which has stolen a march over India in developing the aircraft. US defence and strategic affairs experts alleged that…

Need Your Air Force Upgraded on the Cheap? Call ISRAEL

source:-Defencenews.in CHENNAI: The Indian Navy's air power will be beefed up with the induction of P8i long-range maritime patrol aircraft, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will formally dedicate the P8i aircraft to the nation at a special function to be held at INS Rajali, premier naval air station at Arakonam…

Indian Navy’s air power beefed up with P8i aircraft

CHENNAI: The Indian Navy's air power will be beefed up with the induction of P8i long-range maritime patrol aircraft, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will formally dedicate the P8i aircraft to the nation at a special function to be held at INS Rajali, premier naval air station at Arakonam in…