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Is Pakistan Seeking The S400 Missile Defence System from Russia?

Is Pakistan Seeking The S400 Missile Defence System from Russia? Apr 26,2018

Will Russia sell advanced S400 Missile Defence System to India’s arch rival Pakistan? Pakistan defence minister has confirmed that Russia and Pakistan are in talks about Islamabad buying the S400 Missile Defence System from Russia. The S400 Missile Defence System is an approach to strengthen the Russia-Pakistan strategic ties and cooperation. Along with the S400 Missile Defence System, Pakistan is also interested in purchasing the T-90 Tanks in the coming years, along with other efforts

Keeping Economy 1st : China urges Pakistan to keep tensions with India 'minimum'

Keeping Economy 1st : China urges Pakistan to keep tensions with India 'minimum' Apr 26,2018

China has asked Pakistan to engage with India to keep tensions between the two countries to a minimum in order to maintain a conducive environment for timely completion of various projects under the ongoing multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which forms a part of Beijing's ambitious transnational Belt Road Initiative (BRI).  An editorial published in Pakistan based English newspaper Daily Times read, "Keeping the economy first is a lesson that

Maoists had called Gadchiroli meeting to lift drooping morale

Maoists had called Gadchiroli meeting to lift drooping morale Apr 25,2018

The Maoists had called Sunday’s secret meeting in the Rela-Kasnasur jungle in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra to discuss raising the target for collection of protection money from tendu leaf (beedi) contractors and lift the drooping morale of the cadre following the surrender and killing of several activists in recent months. A special commando unit of Maharashtra police stormed the site of the meeting, sparking a gun battle in which 16 were killed; the bodies of 15 more Maoists have

Canada Police Detain Khalistani Militant Hardip Singh Nijjar After Amarinder’s ‘Terror’ List to Trudeau

Canada Police Detain Khalistani Militant Hardip Singh Nijjar After Amarinder’s ‘Terror’ List to Trudeau Apr 25,2018

Canadian authorities arrested Hardip Singh Nijjar to interrogate him for allegedly running training camps for terrorists in Canada and his alleged links with the ISI in Pakistan. Nijjar, who is one of the most wanted Khalistani terrorists by Punjab police, was rounded up on the basis of some crucial intelligence input provided by the Indian Government and later released after questioning. He has been put under strict surveillance for his anti-India activities. Punjab police had earlier alleged

Boeing’s Make in India pitch for selling 110 jets to Indian Air Force

Boeing’s Make in India pitch for selling 110 jets to Indian Air Force Apr 25,2018

A strong ‘Make in India’ theme will be behind US aircraft maker Boeing’s pitch for the Indian Air Force’s order for 110 fighter jets. The order, worth around Rs 800 billion, seeks commitment from vendors to supply sensitive technologies as well to carry out a bulk of manufacturing in India. For the current order, Boeing has tied up with Mahindra Defe­nce System and Hindu­stan Aero­na­utics Limited for producing F/A-18 Super Hornets. “The RFI (request for information) is much

Lockheed to Sweeten India Fighter Jet Bid With F-35 Technology

Lockheed to Sweeten India Fighter Jet Bid With F-35 Technology Apr 25,2018

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide latest combat jet technologies including a target tracking device aboard the F-16 aircraft that it plans to offer to India in its bid for the world’s largest order from the Indian Air Force. The global defense giant will offer jets equipped with the advanced radar which is fitted on its fifth-generation combat jet, the F-35, as well as a helmet-mounted tracking system and a new radio data link system, Vivek Lall, vice president for strategy and business

Indian Air Force lacks squadron strength to tackle a two-front emergency war

Indian Air Force lacks squadron strength to tackle a two-front emergency war Apr 25,2018

With a skewed squadron strength and a limited number of fighter jets, the Indian Air force would be taking close to two days in shifting focus from Pakistan to China in case of an emergency two-front war situation. However, with a squadron strength of 42, the IAF can smoothly shift its focus from the northern frontier to the western frontier. This lessons came after the recent Gagan Shakti exercise testing the Air Force’s capability. “With a full strength of 42, the Air Force can launch

India and Mongolia to jointly combat terror, boost trade

India and Mongolia to jointly combat terror, boost trade Apr 25,2018

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday discussed terrorism with her Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar and the two agreed to collaborate to confront those who design and support terror outfits. Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in the Mongolian capital here on Tuesday after wrapping up her China visit, also called upon the country’s business community to seize economic opportunities from India’s growth. She is here to co-chair the sixth round of the India-Mongolia Joint

Security forces nab NSCN(IM) and NSCN(K) militants in Arunachal

Security forces nab NSCN(IM) and NSCN(K) militants in Arunachal Apr 25,2018

Security forces have nabbed two militants of different factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland during separate operations in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence spokesman said. Arms and ammunition were found from their possession and the cadre confessed their plans of extortion from the locals, the spokesman said. The Assam Rifles personnel nabbed NSCN(IM) cadre Wangphai Wangsu from Longding district yesterday and NSCN (K) militant Wangphiak Lowang from Muktwa village in Tirap district

Insight: Indian helicopter dreams produce nightmares

Insight: Indian helicopter dreams produce nightmares Apr 25,2018

The Indian military’s seemingly endless pursuit of new helicopters is a sorry tale of woe for both the armed forces and for foreign OEMs wanting to cash in on this large market. Attempting to make sense of where current requirements are at, Shephard spoke to a number of helicopter companies at DefExpo 2018 earlier this month and was told of five major requirements. First is the Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) project, where 111 aircraft to be built under the ‘Make in India’ policy are

IAF pushes for faster production of Tejas after Gagan Shakti-2018

IAF pushes for faster production of Tejas after Gagan Shakti-2018 Apr 25,2018

The Indian Air Force’s pan-India exercise Gagan Shakti-2018, for practising war-time drills witnessed the IAF pushing the limits of its every fighter aircraft, including the Tejas, which entailed conducting six sorties per day on all of them, totalling to about 9,000 sorties. For the Tejas, this is a good development as the IAF usually sticks to around three sorties per day on every Tejas. However, the Tejas was not without problems and had developed snags during the exercise, top IAF

Parmanu: John Abraham starrer gets new release date, will hit screens on May 25

Parmanu: John Abraham starrer gets new release date, will hit screens on May 25 Apr 25,2018

John Abraham and Diana Penty starrer Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran has got a new release date. The Dishoom actor took to his Twitter handle to make the announcement about the development. Along with the date, John, who is co-producing the film, shared a new poster of it as well. “The road to becoming a nuclear state is full of challenges. Making history is never easy! Here’s the new poster of #Parmanu. Film releases May 25th #1Month2Parmanu ,” tweeted John. The film, which has been

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel shot dead in Kashmir

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel shot dead in Kashmir Apr 25,2018

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel was shot dead by militants in South Kashmir’s Rajpora area on Wednesday, ANI reported. Patel was travelling in his car when he was attacked by the militants. Two of his Personal Security Officers (PSO) were also injured in the attack. The militants fled with their service rifles after shooting Patel. A police official said Patel, a resident of Shadimarg area, succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital. He added that both the injured policemen are

Russia Says Deal To Supply India S-400 Missiles Likely This Year: Report

Russia Says Deal To Supply India S-400 Missiles Likely This Year: Report Apr 25,2018

Russia said today that it expects to sign a mega deal with India this year on the sale of S-400 surface-to-air missiles, the Interfax news agency reported.It cited Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as saying that all the technical aspects of the contract have been agreed upon and a price just needed to be decided. “I think that in the current year we will sign the corresponding contract document,” Interfax quoted Dmitry Shugaev, the head of the Federal Service

SOON HAVE WORLD'S THIRD LARGEST NUKE STOCKPILE

SOON HAVE WORLD'S THIRD LARGEST NUKE STOCKPILE Apr 25,2018

WASHINGTON D.C.: Pakistan is well on its way to amassing the world's third largest nuclear weapons stockpile and its decision to deploy low-yield (5 to 10 kiloton) battlefield weapons, represents a dangerous new strategy that could have a telling impact on South Asia's future stability, claims a military history and world affairs expert. In an article written for the www.military.com website, Joseph V. Micallef, a best-selling military history and world affairs author and a keynote speaker,

Gadchiroli success sets stage to end Naxalite violence in 4 years

Gadchiroli success sets stage to end Naxalite violence in 4 years Apr 25,2018

NEW DELHI: The killing of 37 Maoists in an encounter in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district is seen as a positive outcome of a recalibrated counter-Naxal strategy, where intelligence-based strikes have replaced area domination exercises that often left security forces vulnerable to ambush attacks. The encounter, a senior home ministry official pointed out, exhibited how forces can launch an aggressive assault on Maoists based on pinpointed intelligence, while taking all precautions to avoid or

China pledges to stand by Pakistan ‘FOREVER’

China pledges to stand by Pakistan ‘FOREVER’ Apr 25,2018

China has vowed to standby Pakistan ‘forever’ amid Islamabad’s tension with the United States and India. Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif and Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan are in China to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ministers meetings aimed at preparing for the SCO heads of state and governments Qingdao summit to be held in June 2018. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that the meetings on the sidelines with the Chinese leaders

Chinese Military Is Equipping Its Carrier-Based Aircraft with Drones Using AI

Chinese Military Is Equipping Its Carrier-Based Aircraft with Drones Using AI Apr 25,2018

This month, the Global Times reported that China’s military is seeking to equip its carrier-based manned aircraft with drones using advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI). The move is said to be an attempt by China to compete with the United States’ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations. Chief engineer of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC)'s Shi Wen told a press conference in Beijing this month that the new program is making “efforts to promote

Suicide Attack Pakistan’s Quetta kill 8 Policemen, 23 injured

Suicide Attack Pakistan’s Quetta kill 8 Policemen, 23 injured Apr 25,2018

At least eight policemen were killed and 23 others injured on Tuesday in three separate suicide attacks within an hour targeting security personnel in Pakistan's restive south-western Balochistan province. One suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a police truck on Airport Road in the provincial capital Quetta, killing at least eight security personnel and injuring 15 others, rescue and security officials were quoted as saying by the Express Tribune. "It is a suicide attack,"

A first: India, Pak to be part of SCO military drill in Russia

A first: India, Pak to be part of SCO military drill in Russia Apr 25,2018

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday made it official that India will participate in a multi-nation military exercise to be conducted in Russia in September this year. Notably, the exercise will involve China and also Pakistan, India’s edgy and acrimonious western neighbour. The exercise in Russia is part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). India, China, Russia and Pakistan, among several other countries, are part of the SCO — bloc of largely Asian countries. India