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Agni Trials: By threatening India over test-firing of ICBMs, China has revealed its insecurity

There is something curious about the latest round of confrontation between India and China on the former's final testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile. It's not as if that by testing one ICBM, albeit with a capacity to carry a nuclear warhead into Chinese mainland, India has caught up with China's military might and drew…

Indian order boost Dassault’s Rafale backlog

The 36 aircraft export deal signed with India, boosted Dassault's Rafale backlog to 110 aircraft in 2016, compared to 83 in 2015. The deal marked the largest export order for the type, which has also been ordered 24 each by Egypt and Kuwait. Dassault delivered 9 of these omnirole fighter jets in 2016, 6 to…

‘Trump will likely take on China, continue good ties with India’

With 10 days to go for the swearing-in ceremony for the US’s new President Donald Trump, we asked foreign policy expert David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of portal FP.com on what is expected from his first few days in office. 2016 was called the year of anger given startling election results in several countries. What…

HAL Tejas Mark 2:- Advanced Variant of LCA Tejas

HAL Tejas Mark 2 is being developed to meet the latest Indian Force Requirements and will incorporate fifth-generation jet fighters elements which are intended to make way into the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) and HAL Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).It is being developed for the use of Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Indian had,Last January,Sanctioned…

World needs to tell India enough is enough on Kashmir: Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the world needs to tell India "enough is enough" with regard to its policy towards the freedom movement in held Kashmir. The premier was addressing an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir held in Islamabad to discuss the prevailing situation in India-held Kashmir. "Seventy years of brutal repression and…

India’s record far better in Kashmir Valley than China’s Xinjiang: Canada think tank report

Toronto:India has given the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley population far greater political autonomy and cultural freedom than China has done in Xinjiang, which too is a Muslim-dominated province roiled by demand for separation from China, according to the International Forum for Rights and Security (IFRAS), a Canada-based think tank body. [NK India] The research paper titled…

Beijing bars Tibetans from Dalai Lama event, seizes passports

HIGHLIGHTS Beijing has blocked thousands of Tibetans from attending a Buddhist event in Bodh Gaya. The event is being attended by Dalai Lama. However, according to the Tibetan govt-in-exile, such travel restrictions have never been imposed by China at least in the recent past. NEW DELHI: Beijing has blocked thousands of Tibetans from attending a…

UAE Army likely to march on Rajpath, NSG to make debut

Soldiers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are likely to march down Rajpath during the Republic Day parade this year, during which the chief guest will be Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Commandos of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) will also make their debut showcasing their anti-terror, anti-hijacking…

If India makes more Long-Range ICBMs, Beijing may help Pak do the same : Chinese State Media

Highlights Chinese media said Pakistan should get the same nuclear privileges as India It also hinted it will help Pakistan build long-range nuclear missiles It said India has 'broken limits' on how many missiles it can make Beijing wants to communicate the message that if India increases the number of its long-range missiles, it will…

2.5 Billion People, Nukes and Missiles. What could go wrong?

It's a frightening prospect, India and China going to war. The countries are home to 2.5 billion people, a long and sometimes disputed border -- which they've fought wars over -- and each have nuclear weapons. And India announced last month it successfully tested the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which could theoretically deliver a…

India’s Agni Long-Range Missiles Broke UN Limits: Chinese Media

India has "broken" UN limits on nuclear arms and long-range missiles and Pakistan should also be accorded the same "privilege", state-run Chinese media said today as it criticised New Delhi for carrying out Agni-4 and 5 missile tests whose range covers the Chinese mainland. "India has broken the UN's limits on its development of nuclear…

LCA Tejas inches closer to FOC; crucial trials coming up

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas programme is heading towards the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) phase scheduled to be achieved by June this year. According to sources involved with the project, Derby missile will be fired in a guided mode during the first quarter of the year, clearing a key FOC parameter. “In the air-to-air…

IAF to finally have Desi ‘Eye in the Sky’ to look into Pakistan, China

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will finally induct the first indigenously developed all-weather airborne early warning and control system (AeW&CS)—'Eyes in the Sky"—later this month, augmenting its ability to detect incoming cruise missiles, fighter jets or even drones from both Pakistan and China. India, which experts say is lagging behind in this aspect of defence…

ISRO to Launch 103 Satellites in One Shot

After launching the cheapest mission to the moon, ISRO is trying to capitalize on its cost-effective satellite launches. ISRO charges about $30 million for a launch which is a fraction of the price charged by other space agencies. India’s Space Program Makes Steady Gains New Delhi – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to launch…

Ignored dimensions of India’s MTCR membership

The membership to India has definitely ease space and missile collaboration with Russia, which could not supply cryogenic engines and other dual use technology missiles to India, because it was bound by MTCR norms India was induced in the MTCR on June 9, 2016 that was before the formal plenary held in Busan (South Korea)…

Why is China calling back its citizens from India?

China has all but curbed the movement of Tibetans crossing over into India in order to prevent people from its restive Tibet Autonomous Region from attending an important Buddhist event where the Dalai Lama is in attendance. Beijing had also asked Tibetans in India to return home before New Year’s Eve, warning their families of…