Defence Update Blog

The chequered history behind Kalvari’s induction

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired her first DAC (Defence Acquisition Council) meeting on September 27 and accorded ‘Acceptance of Necessity’ to the Indian Navy for acquiring upgraded sonars to be fitted on its surface...

India needs an upgraded, two-front Air Force

The recent standoff between the Indian and Chinese Armies at Doklam reinforced India’s need to develop and maintain the capability of fighting a two-front war. The two fronts, of course, being China and Pakistan,...

K-5 SLBM: India’s Next Big thing?

K-5 is a nuclear capable submarine-launched ballistic missile reportedly being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian strategic forces’ underwater platforms.It will arm the future variants of Arihant class submarines...