Indian Defence Update Blog

PROJECT 18:INDIA’S NEXT GENERATION DESTROYER

Project 18 class destroyers will be equipped with advanced systems such as electromagnetic railguns, laser-based close-in weapon systems, advanced AESA and PESA radars, and active and passive array sonars.Kakinda Shipyard in collaboration with Mazgaon...

Why India should consider buying 40 more SU 30 MKI?

With the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter — the backbone of the air force fleet — nearing the end of its production run, its manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), is taking up a case to build 40...

China riled by the Indo-Pacific construct

Chinese academics, like others, have attributed the coinage of the “Indo-Pacific” construct to Gurpreet S. Khurana, who first explained it as a concept in an academic paper titled “Security of Sea Lines: Prospects for...

China hails move for North East trade

Scholars in China have cautiously welcomed India’s move to invite limited Chinese investments for the development of its northeastern states by connecting them with Bangladesh’s Chittagong port. India has unveiled a major plan for...

Status check: India’s Indigenous BVRAAM Astra missile

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...