Indian Defence Update Blog

The wrong reform

There was a time when the Indian Army’s structural and organisational changes took place under considerable secrecy. No longer. Every other day, ill-informed reports appear, mostly authored by writers who may never have understood...

Maldives voters throw out China-backed strongman president

Voters in the Maldives have thrown out the incumbent president, Abdulla Yameen, in an extraordinary rebuke to a leader who jailed political opponents and judges and drew his country closer to China during a tumultuous five-year...

India conducts successful interceptor missile test at night

India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test off the Odisha coast Sunday night, achieving a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, defence sources said. The interceptor was launched from Abdul...

Armed to the Hilt: Indian Navy’s Anti-Ship Missiles

The Indian Navy’s strategic prowess with missiles has been acknowledged ever since Operations Trident and Python during the 1971 War, which rendered the Pakistani Navy nearly inoperable and dislocated fuel and military supplies at...

India :- Building Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft

India’s effectiveness as a major power and a rising great power depends greatly on its ability to project deterrence and influence from its military power. Modern military capability is critically dependent on the nation’s...

Experts, historians rally behind HAL

The recent statement of defence minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman questioning the capability of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to produce the French Rafale jets continues to rouse controversy. Former HAL chairman Mr T. Suvarna Raju...