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Interview with DRDO chairman ,Dr S Christopher

Interview with DRDO chairman ,Dr S Christopher Apr 22,2018

Interview with DRDO Chairman, Dr. S Christopher. Q - DRDO is celebrating sixty years of its formation, six decades of excellence in defence research and development. On this occasion, could you share your thoughts on how successful DRDO has been in achieving its aims? A - Six decades of achievements in the service of nation is a major milestone for any organisation. We move ahead keeping the aspirations of our country and our defence forces in sight and try to give our best at par with the

Punish those who still love Pakistan: Bangladesh PM

Punish those who still love Pakistan: Bangladesh PM Apr 22,2018

The prime minister of Bangladesh has said that the people of the country need to punish those who still love Pakistan despite living in an independent nation, BD News 24 reports. “The people of Bangladesh must respond to those who have been lost in their love for Pakistan. They must be punished. We must make them forget their love for Pakistan,” Sheikh Hasinas told an event on Sunday. “If we cannot do it, we will cease to exist,” she was reported as saying at the

ISRO plans Orbital Re-Entry test for Re-Usable Vehicle

ISRO plans Orbital Re-Entry test for Re-Usable Vehicle Apr 22,2018

Isro is set to follow up the successful tests of the re-usable launch vehicle technology demonstrator (RLV-TD) with a major experiment, though the immediate priority is the Chandrayaan-II mission slated for an October launch. It has completed the wind tunnel model with landing gear and low subsonic tests at the IIT-Kanpur. In the next phase, Isro has proposed to design and develop a scaled-up version of RLV and carry out an orbital re-entry experiment.“Site has been identified for the

Trump’s new deputy NSA had Pakistan in crosshairs in previous role

Trump’s new deputy NSA had Pakistan in crosshairs in previous role Apr 22,2018

The White House has announced Mira Ricardel, a senior official in the department of commerce, as the nextdeputy national security adviser. Ricardel has served three administrations and is currently undersecretary for export administration, heading the Bureau of Industry and Security. The bureau, on her watch, added seven Pakistani private companies to a list of entities barred from purchasing sensitive technology without a license, which they will be rarely granted. That designation is

India to provide four more Mi-35 choppers to Afghanistan

India to provide four more Mi-35 choppers to Afghanistan Apr 22,2018

India has decided to supply four Mi-35 attack helicopters to Afghanistan over the next four months to help the war-ravaged nation intensify its anti-terror operations against the Pakistan-backed Taliban, Afghan diplomatic sources said. Sources said India proposed to go in for outright purchase of the Russian-made helicopters from Belarus since it would have taken a long time to procure the choppers if it were to place an order for their supplies. India had supplied four Mi-25 attack

All about the AK-103 assault rifle, the weapon India Army is keen to lay its hands on

All about the AK-103 assault rifle, the weapon India Army is keen to lay its hands on Apr 22,2018

The legendary AK-47 assault rifle (Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947) has been the backbone of many modern armies and it famed for its simple design, ruggedness, ease of use and maintenance. The AK series of rifles have proven their worth in all weather conditions and terrain. It has been one of the standard weapons of the Indian soldier too. Now, the Indian Army is planning to go for the AK-103 7.62x51 mm assault rifles for its soldiers. The Army needs over 7,68,000 assault rifles for its

Pakistan Is China’s Client State’, Says US Report

Pakistan Is China’s Client State’, Says US Report Apr 22,2018

China's recent decision to provide Pakistan with the military version of Beidou, its hi-tech ballistic missile tracking and monitoring system, has once again certified a well known strategic view that Beijing uses Islamabad as the first choice exporting nation for testing its weaponry under supervision. According to an opinion piece published in the www.strategypage.com web site, China and Pakistan have little in common historically or culturally and Beijing sees Islamabad more as a

A team of C-60 commandos kill 14 Naxalites in Maharashtra - Combing op underway

A team of C-60 commandos kill 14 Naxalites in Maharashtra - Combing op underway Apr 22,2018

Fourteen Naxalites were today killed in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district. "Fourteen Naxalites were killed in the encounter. Combing operations are still on," said Sharad Shelar, Inspector General of Police. Two district-level "commanders" of the proscribed outfit, identified as Sainath and Sainyu, were among those killed in the encounter, the officer said. A team of C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police,

Pak cricketer Hasan Ali has ‘field day’ at Wagah, BSF to lodge protest

Pak cricketer Hasan Ali has ‘field day’ at Wagah, BSF to lodge protest Apr 22,2018

DURING A drill performed by armed forces of India and Pakistan at Attari-Wagah border daily, Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali entered the flag-lowering ceremony from the Pakistani side Saturday evening and made his signature wicket-taking gesture towards the Border Security Force (BSF) and Indian audience. The BSF has taken strong note of a civilian from Pakistan “interfering” in the ceremony on the Pakistani side. As per protocol, the ceremony is to be conducted only by the BSF on

No bilateral meets between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO

No bilateral meets between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO Apr 22,2018

There will be no bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistan counterparts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) ministerial meets to be held here, official sources said. “There will be no meetings with their Pakistan counterparts,” official sources here said, ruling out any planned meetings between the Indian and Pakistani ministers.   Swaraj who arrived in Beijing on Saturday will

Sri Lankan prime minister commissions Indian built navy ship

Sri Lankan prime minister commissions Indian built navy ship Apr 22,2018

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commissioned a new Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) for the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday, a ship that was entirely Indian built. The vessel is the second such boat which the Sri Lankan navy now possesses.    In elaborate ceremony was held in Colombo to mark the occasion, complete with Kandyan dancers. A Buddhist monk was present at the occasion, alongside the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) of the Indian

Russia May Supply India Forces With Armaments Tested in Real Warfare

Russia May Supply India Forces With Armaments Tested in Real Warfare Apr 22,2018

Russia is prepared to provide a wide range of anti-aircraft weapons and military equipment, which have been successfully tried in real conditions, to India, Director General of the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev said on Friday. “Russia is ready to supply widest range of armament and military equipment for the air defense forces of India, including anti-aircraft missile weapon systems and electronic warfare systems, equipment connected

Indian diaspora in Gulf are in no imminent danger

Indian diaspora in Gulf are in no imminent danger Apr 22,2018

Alarmist voices are aplenty that the Syrian conflict is morphing into World War III. But, in reality, the US-British-French missile strikes on Syria were prompted by domestic considerations rather than military, political or humanitarian considerations. US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron — have been under immense political pressure in domestic politics and the three countries acted even before it could be established that

Defence Ministry to fast-track $12-b combat vehicle project

Defence Ministry to fast-track $12-b combat vehicle project Apr 22,2018

The Defence Ministry plans to fast-track the $12-billion Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme of the Indian Army, in an effort to set in motion the long-pending project. “The Ministry of Defence has decided to move the FICV project under ‘Make II’ category (of Defence Procurement Procedure-2016). This has been done to fast-track the programme,” a senior Defence Ministry official told BusinessLine. Under ‘Make II category’ of DPP-2016,

U.S. raises Russia bogey with India

U.S. raises Russia bogey with India Apr 22,2018

India and the U.S. are engaged in senior-level consultations over recent American sanctions against Russian entities, even as two visiting U.S. defence officials have told New Delhi that India is not fully immune to the sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). However, the government is unfazed, multiple government sources told The Hindu. Even Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had visited Moscow to discuss a slew of defence deals,

‘Road map for manufacture of commercial planes soon

‘Road map for manufacture of commercial planes soon Apr 22,2018

The Indian government is preparing a road map for the manufacture of commercial aircraft and drones in the country in order to stem the drain of foreign exchange, to become self-reliant and to create high-value jobs, said Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation at a briefing here. “Indian carriers have placed orders for over 1,000 commercial aircraft worth ?10 lakh crore with foreign companies,” the minister said on the occasion of a ground breaking

IAF: too high to vie?

IAF: too high to vie? Apr 22,2018

Around 19 years ago, on June 24 during the Kargil war, the Indian Air Force launched an attack on Tiger Hill located north-west of Drass in Ladakh (J&K). Two Mirage-2000 fighter jets dropped ‘laser guided bombs’ to mark the first operational use of these bombs. The attack ‘softened up’ the target for the Army’s infantry units which climbed the peak and captured it after a bloody battle.The war ended in last week of July that year. The IAF, impressed by

300 Nag anti-tank missiles to be inducted into Indian Army soon

300 Nag anti-tank missiles to be inducted into Indian Army soon Apr 22,2018

In a major success for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ in the defence sector, the longdelayed Nag anti-tank guided missile is all set to see the light of day in the Indian Army as 300 of the land attack version of this missile are going to be inducted into the force soon to tackle the enemy armoured forces. Nag was one of the five missile systems planned to be developed in the 1980s by the Defence Research and Development Organisation under the Integrated