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HAL begins integration of mid-air-refueling probe on Tejas

  Engineers and technicians at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s (HAL) LCA-Tejas Division have begun the extremely complex integration of the aerial refueling probe on to the Tejas fighter. During a visit to the HAL facilities, Mathrubhumi witnessed the fitment tests on the Limited Series Production-8 (LSP-8) variant of Tejas. The air-to-air probe, supplied by UK-based Cobham,…

Modi briefed by intelligence agencies of Chinese troops in Pakistan

  Raising India’s security concerns, the intelligence agencies on Saturday informed the Narendra Modi-led government that Chinese troops will be soon positioned in Pakistan to heighten the security of the 3,000-km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.  Furthermore, Pakistan has raised three independent infantry Brigades and two additional artillery regiments to protect the highway, as per NDTV.The China-Pakistan Economic…

A New Direction for India-Saudi Arabia Ties

On March 8, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, was in New Delhi to prepare the agenda for an upcoming visit from the Indian prime minister in early April. Narendra Modi will undertake a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia while returning from the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. This will be his…

After Saras,HAL seeks new joint venture partner for 50-80 seat aircraft

India’s plans to develop a home-grown regional transport aircraft (RTA) appear to have been scrapped, with state owned airframer Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) releasing a new request for information for the manufacture of a 50-80 seat dual-role regional aircraft in India. The RFI follows an announcement last year that plans to develop the RTA in partnership with…

Indian Army rapes women in Kashmir :: Kanhaiya Kumar

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’s Union president Kanhaiya Kumar has stroked yet another controversy claiming that some Indian army soldiers rape women in Kashmir. Kanhaiya Kumar while addressing JNU students said that he would raise his voice against human rights violation and AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) in Kashmir. He also said that army men…

NAMO Government: – THE SAVIOUR OF OUR SAVIOUR’S

  Whenever we talk or hear of our armed forces our heads go up with pride and we believe that no one can dare to touch our frontiers when the men in olive greens are there on the fronts. Apart of all the respect and pride the strength of Indian defense forces had degraded substantially…

Parrikar finds $3 bn lying forgotten in US account

  In a disquieting comment on how the ministry of defence(MoD) manages its money, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar revealed on Friday that he discovered India was paying the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) for new weaponry, even though $3 billion which had been earlier remitted was lying in an account in Washington. New Delhi had…

Japan pledges Rs 5,700-crore loan for highways in Northeast

NEW DELHI: The government today said JICA has pledged an overseas development assistance (ODA) of 96,457 million (about Rs 5,700 crore) for strengthening the highways in North Eastern regions of the country. "Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged ODA loan of 96,457 million JPY (yen) in two tranches for widening and upgradation to 2-Lane…

Why India Should ‘Look West’ Instead

One of India’s most important modern strategic and diplomatic initiatives–at least in theory–has been its Look East Policy, which has lately been transformed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi into an “Act East Policy.” The policy,as The Diplomat’s Prashanth Parameswaran put it, “seeks to strengthen relationships with ASEAN [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] specifically…

Is the Japan-India Military Aircraft Deal Dead?

The ShinMaywa US-2 is an amphibious short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft manufactured by Japan-based ShinMaywa Industries. Designed for air-sea rescue missions, the US-2 is operated by the 31st Fleet Air Wing of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). The ShinMaywa US-2 fleet is deployed across the islands of Andaman and nicobar to provide surveillance…

Pipavav Defence is now Reliance Defence and Engineering

NEW DELHI: Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd has been rechristened as Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) from today. "RDEL today has received a certificate of change of name from the office of the Registrar of Companies, Ahmedabad, certifying the change of name of Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd to Reliance…

K-4 Missile:- India’s submarine launched ballistic missile with a range of 3500 km

K-4 is a nuclear capable intermediate range submarine-launched ballistic missile under development in the 2000s–2010s byDefence Research and Development Organisation of India to arm the Arihant-class submarine and to complement or replace Sagarika (missile) K-15 Sagarika missile. Named after Kalam, a secret family of advanced weapons is taking shape but the Government is yet to…

Pakistan cannot sustain an ‘Arms Race’ with India

Pakistan's defence budget is the lowest in the region despite its location in the red zone in terms of growing threats to its internal security. Pakistan's defence allocation (US$7.6 billion approximately) is the lowest as compared to the rising defence budget of India which stands at approximately US$51 billion, China $145 billion, Turkey at $22…

Nepal’s Prime Minister Visits India, Hoping to Restore Strained Relationship

Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli is currently on a six-day trip to India. His trip has the overarching purpose of restoring ties between Nepal and India, two neighbors and historic partners that have drifted apart over the past year due to a political crisis stemming from Nepal’s new constitution, which was promulgated last…

Is India Prepared to Prevent Sea-Borne Terrorist Infiltration?

David Headley, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s American-born “scout” ahead of the devastating November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed over 170 lives, testified before an Indian court on Monday via a video conference. Headley’s remarks before the court have received wide coverage in the international media and contained few surprising or new details. Headley’s testimony included references…