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Submarines are increasingly lurking in seas around the world, and the US Navy’s high-tech Poseidon is there to hunt them

Submarines are increasingly lurking in seas around the world, and the US Navy’s high-tech Poseidon is there to hunt them May 22,2018

The US Navy announced this month that it was restarting the 2nd Fleet to oversee the western Atlantic Ocean, including the North Atlantic and the US East Coast.The decision comes after several years of tensions between NATO members and Russia – and several warnings from Western officials about growing Russian naval activity, including more sophisticated and more active submarines. NATO has responded in kind, with a special focus on antisubmarine-warfare – a

India plans to buy choppers from US

India plans to buy choppers from US May 22,2018

India is considering a $2-billion proposal to procure multi role helicopters for the Indian Navy through a direct government purchase from the US. The proposal could go ahead given a critical requirement of the Navy for choppers that can undertake missions ranging from anti-submarine operations to fire support and early warning at sea. The proposal under the foreign military sales route is to purchase 24 of the advanced MH 60 ‘Romeo’ choppers that can be deployed

Pakistan resorts to sinister tactics to target Indian troops

Pakistan resorts to sinister tactics to target Indian troops May 22,2018

Pakistan Army and Rangers are now resorting to sinister tactics to deceive the Indian surveillance measures of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Armed Forces, here.It has come out that the Pakistani rangers and the Army along the International Borders(IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) have changed their tactics to not only hoodwink the Indian border surveillance measures but also to target the Indian security forces. The Pakistani troops have

Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat May 22,2018

Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s official Twitter account. Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying in a speech to the chiefs of 20 foreign air forces convening in Israel: “We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East and have already attacked twice on two different fronts”. Norkin also displayed a photograph of an

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa to visit Israel for four days

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa to visit Israel for four days May 22,2018

Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa, will be visiting Israel on a four-day tour of the country from 21 to 24 May. In Israel, the Chief of the Air Staff will be attending a conference on ‘Air Superiority as a Bridge to Regional Stability’. The conference is part of the Israel Air Force’s 70th anniversary celebrations. ACM Dhanoa is also expected to meet expected to meet the Chiefs and Senior Commanders of Air Forces from over 20 countries attending the

World Bank listens to Pak’s grievances on Indus Waters Treaty

World Bank listens to Pak’s grievances on Indus Waters Treaty May 22,2018

A Pakistani delegation raised the issue of India’s alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank which discussed opportunities within the treaty to seek an amicable resolution, officials said Tuesday. Yesterday’s meeting took place days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from Pakistan which claims that the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water

 Russian president, Indian PM to discuss military-technical cooperation

Russian president, Indian PM to discuss military-technical cooperation May 22,2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sochi, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “It can be supposed that the military-technical cooperation issue will be discussed [at the meeting between Putin and Modi,]” he noted. The Kremlin spokesman added that the meeting itself still continues. In particular, the leaders will talk face to face. They earlier held closed negotiations.

Government working on applications of AI for military use: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Government working on applications of AI for military use: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman May 22,2018

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the government was serious about introducing applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for defence forces and called for building adequate infrastructure for its use. Sitharaman said AI can be used in a range of areas including guarding the country’s borders and securing outer space. She was speaking at a workshop of stakeholders involved in putting in place a framework for use of artificial intelligence by the defence forces. Sitharaman

Kudankulam-3 generator to be ready in 3 months

Kudankulam-3 generator to be ready in 3 months May 22,2018

The ‘lifeline’ of the third unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu — a 360-tonne giant steam generator — is expected to be ready in another three months. This would mean that equipment supply for Kudankulam-3 would start well before the 2018-end deadline. “It will take three more months,” said Andrey Marchenko, technical director of Atommash, Russia’s biggest manufacturer of N-power plant equipment. “One steam generator requires 600 days to complete,” he

India's first long-range artillery gun `Dhanush' set for trial this week

India's first long-range artillery gun `Dhanush' set for trial this week May 22,2018

Dhanush, the first long-range artillery gun developed indigenously by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), will undergo trial in Jaisalmer’s Pokhran sometime this week. The test of the first indigenous, 155 mm long-range artillery gun 'Dhanush' will be conducted at Jaisalmer's Pokhran field firing range in the presence of representatives of Indian Army technical officers and GCF experts. Along with the trial of its long-range firepower,

Black Panther’ to fight Maoists in Bastar: Rajnath Singh

Black Panther’ to fight Maoists in Bastar: Rajnath Singh May 22,2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the Chhattisgarh police has set up a special force called ‘Black Panther’ on the lines of Telangana’s ‘Greyhound’ battalions to counter Maoist rebels in their core area of Bastar. Singh said Naxalism is a challenge but it is now shrinking and losing ground in the country. He said casualties among the security forces have fallen by almost 53 to 55 per cent and the geographical expanse of Naxalism has also decreased by 40 to 45 per cent.

As China Sends New Carrier For Trials, India Tries To Play Catch-Up

As China Sends New Carrier For Trials, India Tries To Play Catch-Up May 22,2018

Confronted by the unprecedented growth of the Chinese Navy which has just completed a round of sea trials of its first home-grown aircraft carrier, India has stepped up the pace of completing construction of its first made-in-India carrier being built in Kochi. Senior sources in the Indian Navy have said the Vikrant (named after India's first aircraft carrier) will enter sea trials by May or June 2020, and be commissioned in October that year. Integrated trials of the warship within the

China defends gold mine operation in Tibetan county close to Arunachal Pradesh

China defends gold mine operation in Tibetan county close to Arunachal Pradesh May 22,2018

Asserting its “sovereign right” over an area adjacent to Arunachal Pradesh, China on Monday defended its large-scale mining operations in mineral-rich Lhunze county. China has discovered a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued worth USD 60 billion in the area, according to a report in South China Morning Post. “I have also noted the report mentioned by you. The area mentioned by the report totally belongs to China,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang

AI will play key role in future wars: IAF Vice-Chief

AI will play key role in future wars: IAF Vice-Chief May 22,2018

Vice-Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal S.B. Deo on Monday welcomed inclusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Defence Sector while saying that the move will add more teeth to the infrastructure of the country’s defence forces. He further said that AI will help in fighting future wars and will enhance the targets more accurately. Addressing a stakeholders’ workshop on ‘Artificial Intelligence in National Security and Defence’, Air Marshal Deo said, “AI helps to identify warships,

12 minutes max to destroy Israel-Pak commander

12 minutes max to destroy Israel-Pak commander May 22,2018

Pakistan is capable of destroying Israel in under 12 minutes, a senior army commander said. General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was quoted by AWD News, as saying, “If Israel tries to invade our land,we will raze the Zionist regime in less than 12 minutes.” General Mahmood Hayat is on record as saying that he was not an anti-Semetic and was candid enough to admit and acknowledge that there is a need fro Pakistan to change from within first, rather than

Twinkle Khanna To Modify ‘Rustom’ Costume For Auction After Getting Legal Notice From Navy

Twinkle Khanna To Modify ‘Rustom’ Costume For Auction After Getting Legal Notice From Navy May 22,2018

Twinkle Khanna became the eye of the storm when she announced that she wants to auction Akshay Kumar’s uniform from Rustom – the movie for which he won his first ever National Award. It was announced that the proceeds of the auction will be used for animal welfare. And the hell broke loose thereafter. The army personnel were quite upset and outraged on her decision as they felt it was an insult. Some of them even slammed her for putting the respect of the uniform on stake. They argued that

No anomaly in Gsat-11, will fix launch date: Isro

No anomaly in Gsat-11, will fix launch date: Isro May 22,2018

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has found no anomaly in its heaviest satellite Gsat-11 weighing over 5.7 tonnes, which it had recalled from the European spaceport some time back to look for any potential glitch. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “All the tests on Gsat-11 at Bengaluru’s ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) are over. We have found no anomaly. We are in the process of discussion with Arianespace to fix the next launch date for our satellite.” Earlier, the Isro

Tata Commences Deliveries Of The Safari Storme To The Indian Army

Tata Commences Deliveries Of The Safari Storme To The Indian Army May 22,2018

Tata Motors has started the deliveries of the Safari Storme to the Indian Army. Almost a year ago, we did a story on how the iconic Safari Storme passed a field trial test amongst other candidates and was selected by the Indian Army for the purposes of personnel and troop movement along with deployment in tough terrains for action. The company will be delivering the Safari Storme to the Army in a phased manner. Tata Motors will deliver a total of 3,192 units of the Safari Storme to the Indian

Jammu And Kashmir Police To Procure Modern Equipment For Security Operations

Jammu And Kashmir Police To Procure Modern Equipment For Security Operations May 22,2018

The Jammu and Kashmir Police will procure various modern equipment such as under vehicle surveillance systems, deep search metal detectors and explosive detectors for security-related operations in the state. The police department earlier floated tenders for procuring micro unmanned aerial vehicles fitted with night vision equipment for security, surveillance and detection operations in the state. "We have invited tenders from original manufacturers or authorised dealers for supply of under

Security forces have new mantra in Kashmir: 'Try to catch them alive'

Security forces have new mantra in Kashmir: 'Try to catch them alive' May 22,2018

Many officials believe the present cessation of hostilities may provide the much needed window to convince parents to woo their wards back to textbooks. Operations based on specific intelligence inputs will continue but there will also be increasing emphasis on catching newly-recruited terrorists alive, officials said. "Catch them alive" is the new mantra in Jammu and Kashmir as security forces, which have killed over 70 terrorists in the last seven months, shift gear to focus on finding new