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Strategic Weapons in Wrong Hands:- Paksitani Analyst

During the Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s last trip to Moscow, there was no progress made on the sale of missile defense system S-400 and Akula class nuclear submarines. Although two leaders were agreed on jointly producing Kamov-226 military helicopters and building nuclear power plants. Indian defence ministry on the behalf of Indian Air Force showed…

India Took a Shocking 33 Years to Develop a Jet Fighter

The Indian government is proposing to export its Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft to other Asian nations. New Delhi hopes that the indigenously developed fighter’s relatively simple design and potentially low maintenance costs will be a selling point for the jet. But India’s prospects for selling the its “new” fighter are highly…

US elections rigged? Hillary Clinton could still be president

      Hillary Clinton supporters take heart as the Democrat could still be the United States President. Reports state that a group of lawyers and renowned computer scientists have urged Clinton to demand a recount of votes in at least three battleground states in which she lost, citing that the results in those areas…

Engaged with all members of NSG: India

Beijing's stand for non-discriminatory criteria is regarded significant as Pakistan, a close ally of Beijing too has applied for the NSG membership along with India.   NEW DELHI: India today said it was engaged with all the members of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for its entry into the 48-nation grouping, days after its hopes to…

India obstructing CPEC through terrorism: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday has said India is involved in carrying out terrorism in order to obstruct the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Sartaj Aziz regretted India’s opposition to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which, he said, was aimed at obstructing Pakistan’s path towards progress and development.…

Are we preparing for War ? Govt. is fast filling up India’s Strategic Underground Oil Reserves

Highlights Underground storage facilities at Visakhapatnam has already been filled up Nearly a quarter of the Mangalore storage facility has also been filled Underground Storage facility at Padur has also been completed and commissioning is expected shortly India’s strategic plan to build an emergency stockpile with millions of barrels of crude oil, on the lines…

Govt. set to place a Multi-Billion $ Mega Order to build 4 Assault Helicopter Carriers in Indiia

The Modi government’s ongoing focus to improve national security and empower the Indian Navy to ring-fence the Indian Ocean and beef up its strength in the region is being seen as an important growth driver by private players in the defence sector. While China is steadily growing its influence in the Indian Ocean as also…

Better late than never: The M-777A2 howitzer is coming to India

Flexible, maneuverable, mobile and swift, the M-777A2 Ultra-Light Howitzers are just what India needed to replace its ageing battle-tested Bofors guns, says Debalina Ghoshal. In mid-November 2016, the Defence Acquisition Council approved for purchase the much-delayed M-777A2 Ultra-Light Howitzers — also known as the “Triple Seven”. India will now buy 145 of such 155mm 39-calibre…

India test-fires Agni-I Ballistic Missile

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700 km away, as part of a user trial by Army from a test range off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10.10 AM from launch pad-4 of…

India must rethink its Submarine Building plan, says Defence Minister Parrikar

  Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said India must rethink its submarine building plan and look for greater numbers than the existing plan of making 24 submarines. Referring to the existing 30-year submarine building plan that envisages construction of 24 submarines--both nuclear and conventional--Parrikar said India needed a longer plan till 2050. The existing…

India, Pak need to make compromises to resolve Kashmir issue: Chinese media

Relations between India and Pakistan have been dipping to ever new lows. On September 18, an attack on the army base of India-controlled Kashmir left 17 Indian soldiers dead, and India blamed Pakistan for the attack and launched retaliatory attacks. In October, Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire across the de facto Kashmir border and…

Donald Trump vows to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘on day one’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Monday announced the United States would signal its withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on his first day in the White House, as one of six immediate steps aimed at "putting America first." The Republican billionaire — who for 10 days has been sounding out cabinet picks at his…

After MTCR Membership, India to once again test Nirbhay Cruise Missile in Dec

Has India’s recent membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) made a difference in the indigenously designed and developed long range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’? India has to depend on indigenous technology so far because it was not a member of MTCR. This led to two failures and one partial success. The missile has…

Japan and India’s nuclear accord can counter China’s hegemonic ambitions

The highly-anticipated civil nuclear agreement between India and Japan was the most important outcome of the November 11 Shinzo Abe-Narendra Modi summit. Even with Abe favouring a nuclear accord with India, building a national consensus within Japan around it has taken time. The December 2015 India-Japan summit saw progress in reaching understandings on the text…

Donald Trump lays out agenda for first 100 days: US to leave TPP, investigate visa program abuses

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday released a video spelling out his agenda for the first 100 days when he assumes office on January 20. Sticking to the themes he had outlined during his Presidential campaign, Trump laid out plans for trade, energy, regulations, national security, immigration, and ethics. Trump, whose campaign motto was ‘Make American…