Defence Update Blog

Why India Should Expand Its Nuclear Options

India has remained steadfast over the years with its No First Use policy. While there are strong reasons to retain the NFU, there are also strong reasons for expanding India’s nuclear options. This change...

‘Launch of 103 satellites in one rocket not aimed at record making’

‘Launch of 103 satellites in one rocket not aimed at record making’

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) does not consider the upcoming launch of 103 satellites on a single PSLV rocket a record-making feat. Its aim is rather to maximise the launch vehicle’s carrying capacity and...

India may buy an additional 36 Rafale Fighter Jets

Contrary to some previous indications, India is considering an additional 36 Dassault Rafales, a senior Ministry of Defence official said. The contract is likely to be signed in 2019 with deliveries to start by...