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Confident of winning future infantry combat vehicle order: Tata Motors

Tata Motors, one of the largest defence equipment suppliers to the armed forces, is confident of bagging the Rs 60,000-crore order to produce and supply future infantry combat vehicles (FICV) to the Indian Army. Tata Motors is one of the five entities competing for the order to supply about 2,600 units of the FICV. Mahindra…

Ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi gets bail in AgustaWestland chopper scam

Former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi , , accused of receiving kickbacks in AgustaWestland helicopter deal, was granted bail on Monday in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case. Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar granted the relief to Tyagi on a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and one surety of like amount. The court,…

Two U.S. howitzers arriving for tests

Two of the ultra-light howitzers India contracted from the U.S. last month will be delivered to the Army within six months, to kickstart the process of integrating the American artillery gun into the Indian arsenal. India last integrated a modern artillery gun in the 1980s when Swedish gun-maker Bofors supplied artillery guns. However, the scandal…

Make in India: Manohar Parrikar approves manufacture of six indigenous coast guard surveillance planes

Highlights IAF wants 56 planes for replacing Avro planes and the coast guard order would take it to 62 This will help bring down cost of Tata-Airbus jointly manufactured plane due to increase in the number of planes The sensor suite in the planes, comprising advanced electronic systems, can detect oil spills. by Ajit Kumar…

Agni 5: India successfully tests its over 5000-km nuclear capable ballistic missile that can hit China!

Agni 5 nuclear capable ballistic missile was successfully test-launched today off Odisha coast! The missile, an ICBM (Inter-continental ballistic missile) is set to give a big and formidable boost to India’s strike capabilities. With a range of over 5,000 km, the indigenously-developed Agni 5 has the lethal power to strike China. The Agni-V missile is…

‘Soft border approach can bring India into CPEC’

A focus on establishing “soft borders” between India and Pakistan, rather than a final settlement of boundaries in Kashmir, can lead to New Delhi’s rapid integration into an expanded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), says a top Chinese academic. In an interview with The Hindu, Tsinghua University Professor, Li Xiguang said the concept of “soft borders”,…

India set to test fire nuclear capable Agni-V on Monday

BALASORE: India is set to test its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capableballistic missile Agni-V from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday. Range co-ordination has reached its final stage for the fourth test of Agni-V missile, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said. If everything goes according to plan, the missile may…

ISIS Presence in Aceh in Indonesia worries India

With ISIS marking its strong presence in Aceh (Indonesia) just 80 nautical miles off Andaman, India has approached the Indonesian Government for providing real-time, “action-oriented” sensitive information to New Delhi to prevent terror attacks and radicalisation activities in the country. India is also pursuing Indonesia to sign the Rs White Shipping’ agreement to improve data…

Pakistan Defense Minister Tweets Threat to Israel in Response to Fake News Story

Defense Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif started a Twitter tiff with Israel in response to a fake news article that said Israel threatened retaliation if Pakistan got involved in Syria. " Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh.Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too AH — Khawaja…

India should make Tibet a core issue with China: Sangay

NEW DELHI: India must raise Tibet with China as this is vital not only to its security but also environment and economic interests as China is furiously building dams in a region that feeds major Indian rivers, Lobsanga Sangay, PM of Tibet's government in exile, tells Rajeev Deshpande . Excerpts: How do you see the…

Pak-Russia-China Nexus – What That Means For India

Just when it seemed new, possible alignments were emerging on the international stage towards the end of 2016, possibly to distract from India's renewed obsession with domestic matters such as demonetisation, US president-elect Donald Trump has spun the wheel in a different direction, calling up old enemies to possibly assist with challenging new ones. 25…

India’s Smart-Anti-Airfield Weapon can annihilate Pak and Chinese Air Bases

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) on Friday successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg. class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 kms. The…

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South Asia’s Changing Landscape in 2016

The year 2016 will be long remembered in India for the dramatic decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to nullify all 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes, the most common currency denominations in the country, and then eventually replace them with newly designed, more secure 500 and 2,000 rupee notes. This demonetization scheme is perhaps one…

We Cherished Surgical Strikes, But Operation Mandhol – First Ever Raid By Para Commandos In 1971 Was Equally Impressive

If the surgical strikes carried by Para commandos of Indian Special Forces on September 29 didn’t satiate your quest for heroics of India’s Special Forces, here is another story of from 1971 war when brave commandos had carried the first raid after their formation by entering enemy territory and eliminating their artillery guns. 'Operation Mandhol’,…

Gujarat expects $25-37 billion investment in Aerospace and Defence sector

"India is eyeing an estimated $250 billion investment in aerospace and defence sector. With this policy, we expect to attract at least 10-15% ($25-37 billion) investment in Gujarat," JN Singh, chief secretary, Gujarat government, said while announcing the aerospace and defence policy. Singh said, "As per the new policy, the country is eyeing good investment.…