Indian Defence Update Blog

India needs new rockets to carry heavier payloads

In October 2008, a light PSLV lifted off from here carrying the 1,380kg Chandrayaan-1. Eleven years later, on Monday, Isro employed a GSLV-MkIII to carry Chandrayaan-2, which weighed 3,850kg. Impressive? Yes, but Isro will have...

Strategic Weapons: India Does SSBNs And SLBMs

In late 2018 India sent its first (and so far only) SSBN (ballistic missile carrying sub) INS Arihant on its first patrol, armed with ballistic missiles. That first patrol lasted only 20 days, indicating...