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Pakistan dismisses worries over Indian missiles activities : Pakistani Goverment

Pakistan dismisses worries over Indian missiles activities : Pakistani Goverment Apr 26,2018

Pakistan has no frustration regarding Indian missile activities but international community must take notice of such aggressive behavior, says foreign office.During his weekly media briefing foreign office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said that Pakistan possess full capacity to answer Indian actions in same manners. Dr Faisal said that Indian official including its Prime Minister keep giving provocative statements against Pakistan even in other countries. “Pakistan has always

Time ripe for India-US defence projects’

Time ripe for India-US defence projects’ Apr 26,2018

With India being designated as a major defence partner by the US, it is time the two countries commit themselves to defense projects, a former Obama-era top Pentagon official has said. “Both governments need to make a programme decision and commit. These decisions need to be made at the highest levels in both governments with a clear timeline against which progress will be measured,” said Keith Webster, who represented the Pentagon in the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) in

60 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

60 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh Apr 26,2018

60 Naxals from Abujmarh surrendered before Bastar Inspector General (IG) Vivekananda Sinha in Narayanpur, on Thursday. The Naxals, which included 40 men and 20 women, said they were fed up with the Naxalites’ strategies and hence decided to quit. They also surrendered seven rifles. They will be now provided government relief and benefits under the rehabilitation policy.

The Hypersonic Arms Race Is Now On

The Hypersonic Arms Race Is Now On Apr 26,2018

Lockheed awarded the first $1bn to develop a US hypersonic missile and catch up with the Russians It appears that the US Air Force is taking recent reports of Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapon systems seriously, as it’s upped its game by awarding Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to US$928 million to develop a conventional strike weapon capable of flying over five times the speed of sound. The company’s Lockheed Martin Space division in Huntsville, Alabama will carry out the

India among 80 countries attending Paris anti-terror financing meet

India among 80 countries attending Paris anti-terror financing meet Apr 26,2018

In sync with New Delhi’s continued anti-terror efforts in its diplomatic engagements, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar is leading a high-level Indian delegation to the two-day Conference on Combating Terror Financing that started in Paris on Wednesday. Welcoming India’s participation in the conference, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said in a statement: “As the hosting country, France is delighted that India is sending a high-level, comprehensive delegation

Progress in Indo-Iran Naval Cooperation

Progress in Indo-Iran Naval Cooperation Apr 26,2018

Indian Navy Commander Admiral Sunil Lamba and Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh expressed satisfaction at the growing bilateral cooperation in military and other sectors. “Tehran-New Delhi relations have made great progress over the past few years,” Lamba said in a meeting Wednesday with Taqizadeh in Tehran on the sidelines of a conference on naval cooperation and international issues in Tehran–the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium 2018. “Ties between the

Sino-Indian Agenda: Border Peace

Sino-Indian Agenda: Border Peace Apr 26,2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘informal summit’ with Chinese President Xi Jinping from April 27 to April 28 in Wuhan city is perhaps meant to reduce the tangible Chinese military pressure, since the Doklam face-off, on the 3,488 km disputed border (Line of Actual Control). Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “We underlined that maintaining peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas is an essential pre-requisite for the smooth development of bilateral ties.” Under the

Vintage military aircraft Dakota reaches Jamnagar IAF station

Vintage military aircraft Dakota reaches Jamnagar IAF station Apr 26,2018

A fully refurbished Dakota DC3l, a World War II-era vintage military transport aircraft, landed at the Air Force station in Jamnagar in Gujarat today. The aircraft will fly to the Air Force Station at Hindan in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow for induction into the Vintage Aircraft Fleet of the IAF formed in 2012, a Defence release said here. Dakotas had played a crucial role in the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war, especially in ferrying the Indian troops to Srinagar. The aircraft commenced its

Airbus and Dassault to team up on combat fighter

Airbus and Dassault to team up on combat fighter Apr 26,2018

Airbus and Dassault Aviation announced Wednesday they intend to team up on the development of a French-German combat fighter, a project Paris and Berlin unveiled last year.The two firms “have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System,” or FCAS, which is intended to enter service by 2040, they said in a joint statement released at the Berlin air show. The French and German governments are expected to make an announcement during the air

Indian Navy inducts Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV ship

Indian Navy inducts Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV ship Apr 26,2018

Adding more teeth to its amphibious warfare capabilities, the Navy on Monday inducted a landing craft utility ship which will be deployed for a variety of activities including transporting battle tanks and other heavy weapons systems. The ship – LCU L52 – was commissioned by Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jagdish Mukhi at an event in Port Blair. “The LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy. The ship has been

Pakistan Army chief visits Russia: Moscow courtship of Islamabad guided by concerns about New Delhi and Washington

Pakistan Army chief visits Russia: Moscow courtship of Islamabad guided by concerns about New Delhi and Washington Apr 26,2018

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Jawed Bajwa is in Moscow to meet Russian military and defence officials. General Bajwa’s visit follows a flurry of earlier visits to Moscow by Pakistani officials, at a time when Islamabad finds itself on back foot as the US has left no stone unturned to counter Pakistan: Be it at the Financial Action Task Force grey listing or putting the focus of the United Nations on the militant safe havens in Pakistan. Russia too finds itself at odds with

India lacked hard mind set against terrorists during Kandahar hijacking: Swamy

India lacked hard mind set against terrorists during Kandahar hijacking: Swamy Apr 26,2018

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said absence of a “hard mind set” against terrorism led the Indian government to ‘compromise’ during the 1999 Kandahar hijacking case by releasing three terrorists to secure the release of nearly 190 passengers. He asserted that there should be zero tolerance against terrorists.An Indian Airlines aircraft was hijacked from Kathmandu by terror group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen in December, 1999. The flight landed in Amritsar and was subsequently taken to

Chilli bombs to tear gas, CRPF looks at alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir

Chilli bombs to tear gas, CRPF looks at alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir Apr 26,2018

Paramilitary forces engaged in battling stone-pelting protesters across Kashmir will shun pellet guns in favour of “soft-nosed” tear gas shells and chilli bombs, officials familiar with development have said. The tear gas shells, which have undergone successful trials, will have a softer plastic head aimed at reducing chances of inflicting grievous injuries on protesters. Chilli shells are already being used in the Valley. However, the Srinagar directorate of the Central Reserved Police

Auditors raise doubts over Anil Ambani’s Reliance Naval and Engineering’s future

Auditors raise doubts over Anil Ambani’s Reliance Naval and Engineering’s future Apr 26,2018

Auditors of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Naval and Engineering have raised doubts about the company’s ability to “continue as a going concern”. In its notes to the company’s 2017-18 earnings statement, auditors Pathak H.D. & Associates listed cash losses, erosion of network, loans being called back by secured lenders, current liabilities being substantially higher than assets and winding up petitions being filed by few operating creditors to raise its doubts. “These conditions indicate

India-US-Japan Malabar exercise at Guam in June

India-US-Japan Malabar exercise at Guam in June Apr 26,2018

The Indo-US-Japan Malabar series of naval exercise will take place in June at Guam in the western Pacific in which the US Navy will field its latest Nuclear powered super-carrier USS Ronald Regan whereas the Indian Navy will send three of its warships including a stealth frigate. From the Indian side, indigenous stealth frigate INS Sahyadri, anti-submarine stealth corvette INS Kamorta and a fleet tanker will participate in the exercise scheduled between June 7 and 15, sources told DH. The

India’s MoD delegation visited IL-76 Aircraft Plant in Russia

India’s MoD delegation visited IL-76 Aircraft Plant in Russia Apr 26,2018

India’s delegation led by Mr. Apurva Chandra, Director General Acquisition of the Ministry of Defense, on tour of defense facilities in Russia’s Privolzhsky Federal District visited Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar-SP, constituting a part of the United Aircraft Corporation’s Transport Aviation Division. This reported by Rostec. Russian specialists made a detailed presentation of Russia’s state-of-the-art IL-76MD-90A and IL-78MK-90A aircraft. The rather high interest of foreign specialists in

Lockheed Martin sees India as next big aerospace, defence hub

Lockheed Martin sees India as next big aerospace, defence hub Apr 26,2018

US aerospace and defence major Lockheed Martin expects India to be next major defence and aerospace hub with several major deals set to be finalised with the Government and between Governments. The diversified company, which already has presence in India for more than 25 years, and now with a manufacturing/assembly facility, in partnership with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, in Hyderabad, is closely watching the progress of major defence deals, which could trigger development of the local

To blunt AK-47 bullets, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre now has lightweight bulletproof jacket

To blunt AK-47 bullets, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre now has lightweight bulletproof jacket Apr 26,2018

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, has developed a lightweight bulletproof jacket that, according to researchers, is easier to wear and more comfortable than the ones in use. The institute has used a combination of ceramic and polymer to make the armor panel, which can resist bullets made of hard steel core, including AK-47 bullets. The team has used a combination of Boron Carbide, a widely used ceramic in nuclear reactors, and carbon nano tube polymer composite to make the

Pakistan Navy releases images of Zarb coastal defence system

Pakistan Navy releases images of Zarb coastal defence system Apr 26,2018

The Pakistan Navy (PN) has released one of the first images of its Zarb land-based anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) system (also known as the Zarb Weapon System) being test-launched. In the April issue of its Navy News magazine, the PN published a photograph of the Zarb ASCM being fired from an 8×8 transport-erector-launcher (TEL) vehicle at the Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara, Balochistan Province, as part of the recently conducted naval exercise ‘Sealion III’. The missile,

Russia, Pakistan and China drawing closer but New Delhi need not worry yet; relationship remains transactional

Russia, Pakistan and China drawing closer but New Delhi need not worry yet; relationship remains transactional Apr 26,2018

There is a certain amount of smugness in Pakistani media reports that army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Russia, meeting with the chief of the Russian Ground Forces, who is technically his counterpart. Commander of Russian Federation Ground Forces Colonel General Oleg Salyukov may have the longer title and command larger forces, but he is hardly the virtual head of the country, as General Bajwa is, in his. The Pakistan media and the government — which nowadays is virtually the