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India’s ‘Cold Start’ Warfighting Doctrine Courts the Risk of a Nuclear War with Pakistan : Chinese Media

The Indian Armed Forces’ “Cold Start” warfighting doctrine makes a nuclear war against Pakistan all but certain and is arousing fierce debate in government and military circles. The controversial Cold Start Doctrine prepares the Indian Armed Forces for a short, intense and “blitzkrieg” war against Pakistan. It posits the rapid mobilization of the Indian Army’s…

India to deploy the newly ordered T-90MS Tanks close to Pak border

  The Indian Army (IA) plans to deploy about 464 newly ordered T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs) along India's western and northern borders with Pakistan, military officials told IHS Jane's on 19 January. The T-90MS MBTs, which are being acquired in kit form from Russia for INR134.80 billion (USD2 billion), will in the coming years…

India to Continue Its Efforts With The Indigenous Nirbhay Cruise Missile Program

India’s troubled nuclear-capable Nirbhay long-range cruise missile program has been given an 18-month grace period to address technical problems following a failed December 21 test launch of the missile, according to local media reports. Indian Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar recently agreed to let Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) engineers continue to work on…

No demand from IAF; India goes slow on Hawk variant

India is going slow on the development of a combat variant of the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) as there has been no demand for it from the Indian Air Force. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and BAE Systems have teamed up to develop the combat variant, which will be a slow flying, ground support aircraft.…

India China relations plunge over CPEC dispute

China defended the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project on Wednesday, a day after India's Prime Minister indirectly said that the $54-billion corridor breached the country's territorial sovereignty. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said during his speech at the Raisin Dialogue that it was imperative that all countries should have "respect for sovereignty" as…

Third party has no role in Kashmir row: India to UK

India brushed aside a debate in UK Parliament on the Kashmir issue saying no third party had any role to play in resolving the dispute. The debate came a day after mourning was observed by the Kashmiri Pandits Cultural Society in a committee room of the House of Commons. India brushed aside a debate in…

An incredibly advanced development of the MiG-29, the advanced MiG-35 jet can simultaneously capture 10 targets and can strike four to six targets at the same time. The aircraft can reach speeds of Mach 2.23 and fly as high as 19,000 meters. The MiG-35 also has a set of avionics which enables the use of…

India focused on Chabahar as Japan reiterates commitment to port project

India focused on Chabahar as Japan reiterates commitment to port project

Highlights Japan has committed investment to help improve Afghanistan's access to the port. Indian and Japan are working out details for development of infrastructure and connectivity for Chabahar. India is looking to construct 2 terminals at Chabahar Port. Japan and India are finally moving to fructify their partnership for development of the Chabahar port in…

Five strong reasons why PM Modi should visit Israel

India treats Israel as its mistress, happy to engage intimately in private, but hesitant to acknowledge the relationship in public. That’s the view reportedly shared by Israeli officials toward India. They are not entirely wrong in their judgment of India when it comes to bilateral relations between the two countries. India’s friendship with Israel is…

India’s Diplomatic Moves on Tibet

India recently announced that it will welcome the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who has lived in exile in India since 1959, at an international conference on Buddhism in the state of Bihar in March. Ignoring protests from the Chinese government, India will also allow the Dalai Lama to visit the Indian state of…

This throwback video of Indian Army at Siachen will give you goosebumps

This throwback video of Indian Army unfurling India flag at the world's most difficult battlefield will give you goosebumps. On Indian Army Day, salute these nation heroes. This throwback video of Indian Army unfurling India flag at the world's most difficult battlefield is sure to bring tears to your eyes. Climate change is making the…

IAF and Royal Air Force of Oman to hold joint exercise

A five-day joint exercise by Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) commenced on Monday at IAF base in Jamnagar. This is the fourth bilateral air exercise named "Ex Eastern Bridge-IV" between the two countries. The Royal Air Force of Oman contingent arrived at the IAF station in Jamnagar on January…

High Altitude Flight Acceptance test of CE20 Engine conducted successfully

GSLV MKIII, future launch vehicle of ISRO, capable of launching 4-ton class spacecraft in Geo Transfer Orbit (GTO) is in the advanced stage of realisation. It consists of two solid strap-ons (S200) motors, one earth storable liquid core stage (L110) and the indigenously developed C25 cryogenic stage. The C25 stage is powered by CE20 cryogenic…

Defence Ministry proposes foreign collaboration for Arms manufacture in India

The defence ministry has come out with a proposal for manufacturing top-of-the line fighters, warships and battle systems under the Make in India programme by facilitating collaboration between Indian and foreign arms manufacturers. The proposed “strategic partners” policy, which is awaiting approval, would invite long-term tie-ups and complete technology transfer, sources in the ministry said.…

What Parrikar needs to focus on in 2017

Our geographical strengths, vast land mass and the fact of our island territories extending deep into the waters of the Indian Ocean through which some of the busiest sea lanes run compel us to have the strength to ensure stability in the region. Under the circumstances, what would be the nation's and neighbours' expectations of…