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GRSE submarine-killers to add teeth to Indian Navy fleet

The last two Kamorta-class Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvettes being built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd would be potent platforms that would help the Navy further develop its capabilities in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), said Vice-Admiral Satish Soni, flag officer commanding-in-chief, Eastern Naval Command. "INS Kadmatt, the second ASW corvette of this…

Chengdu J-20:- Chinese fifth generation shealth fighter

The Chengdu J-20 is a Stealth, twin-engine, fifth-generation fighter aircraft  being developed by China's Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the Air Force (PLAAF).The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011, and is expected to be operational in 2018.  The J 20 program is the Chinese first fifth generation fighter program, that can designed to hunt down American stealth fighter jets and Bombers and…

SPYDER :- India’s short and medium range air defence system

The SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) is an Israeli short and medium range mobile air defence system. India has recently purchased Israel’s SPYDER air defense system following a recent trend of using advanced air-air missiles designed for targeting enemies fighter jets as ground-launched surface-to-air missiles (SAM). This truck-mounted system mixes radar and optical tracking with…

ISRO’s year in review 2015: GSAT-15, 100 days of Mars Orbiter, 21 satellite launches

The year 2015 could be termed as one of commercial launches for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), while steps have been taken to spread the usage of space technology within India. During the year, the Indian space agency launched 17 foreign satellites as against three Indian ones from its rocket port in Sriharikota in…

India’s Front-line Multirole Air superiority fighter Su-30 MKI flies with flaws

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a twinjet multirole air superiority fighter developed by Russia's Sukhoi and built under licence by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.But this India's front-line multirole Air superiority fighter aircraft Su-30MKI flies with deficient radar warning receiver, which increases its vulnerability and a flawed…

India will buy more Talwar-class frigate from Russia

The Talwar class are a class of guided missile frigates designed for the Indian Navy. The Talwar class has a displacement of 4,000 tons and speed of 30 knots and is capable of accomplishing a wide variety of missions  such as Finding and eliminating enemy submarines  and large surface ships with Anti ship missiles and Anti submarine warefare. Due to the use of stealth technologies and…

Rise of the Drones and their impact on 21st century warfare

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, commonly known as a drone is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by on board computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. The launch and landing process of an unmanned aircraft is by the function…

China has tested anti Satellite missile, India yet to Develop

China successfully carried out another anti satellite missile test on November and they officially acknowledged about the tests only after some days when US publishes about the Chinese missile launch. Two independent Chinese officials from Military and space program confirm the test and said it's a anti ballistic missile to counter enemy ballistic missiles not…

Astra Missile:- A force Multiplier for Indian Airforce

Astra is an active radar homing beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) developed by the De fence Research and Development Organization, India. Astra is designed to be capable of engaging targets at varying range and altitudes allowing for engagement of both short-range targets (up to 20 km) and long-range targets (up to 80 km) using alternative propulsion modes. The…

From Sukhois to AWACS, CAG finds strategic holes in India’s skies

NEW DELHI: The CAG has punched several holes in the operational capabilities of IAF as well as Army Aviation Corps, ranging from poor serviceability of the country's most modern fighters Sukhoi-30MKIs and "eyes in the sky" AWACS to the virtually obsolete Cheetah/Chetak helicopter fleets. The audit watchdog's stinging indictment should serve as a much-needed wake-up…

Govt refuses to divulge information on India’s Deadlist weapon Kali 5000

The government today refused to share information with the Parliament about Kali 5,000 project citing it to be a matter of national security. "The desired information is sensitive in nature and its disclosure is not in the interest of national security," Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. The question…

India, Greece decide to enhance bilateral defence ties

New Delhi, Dec. 19 : India and Greece have decided to enhance bilateral defence ties as visiting Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos held talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar (India's Defence Minister)in New Delhi. Kammenos, arrived in the national capital on Friday on a three-day visit. A Defence Ministry statement said, both sides held…

Putin’s gambit over Syria is proving to be dual-edged sword

BEIRUT - Eleven weeks after Moscow launched its first airstrikes in Syria, the scream of Russian warplanes have become so familiar in rebel-held areas that even children recognize them. But the military map of the conflict has changed little, and the Kremlin's forces have become another set of players in a civil war that seems…

Nearly 30 satellite launch orders at hand for ISRO’s Antrix

Out of the six satellites, the Earth observation satellite, dubbed Telcos-1 is the biggest out of the lot, which weighs around 400 kg. In a first for ISRO, the engine on the upper stage of the PSLV was shut off and restarted while placing the six Singapore satellites into orbit on Wednesday. Following the launch,…

Indian Space Rocket to land on Moon in 2017 followed by a Mission to the Sun in 2019

NEW DELHI: India's second lunar probe Chandrayaan II will land on moon in 2017 and the country's first solar mission Aditya L1 is likely to be launched in 2019, Lok Sabha was informed today. Chandrayaan II will land on the surface of moon in 2017 and this second lunar mission will help explore the possibilities…

China audacious claims of imposing a naval blockade with just ten Submarines

A leading Taiwanese based newspaper has published a report in which the Chinese PLAN officials have made audacious claims of imposing a complete naval blockade on India with just ten submarines.  The very same paper had reported a PLAN source claiming a single PLAN nuclear attack submarine could sink India’s CBG headed by INS Vikramaditya.…