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HAL successfully completes demonstration flight of 10 kg Rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

HAL successfully completes demonstration flight of 10 kg Rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Aug 03,2018

Defence Aviation PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully demonstrated flight of a 10 Kg Rotary Wing (Helicopter) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RUAV) here.HAL in a statement here on Friday said the RUAV is powered by a 2-stroke petrol engine, with twin blade main rotor and tail rotor, It had a payload capability of 2.5 Kg including live stream video camera and range of the vehicle is 8-10 Km with an endurance of one hour. The flight carried out recently lasted for about ten minutes

Import of dual-use tech from US: Dual use, multiple benefits

Import of dual-use tech from US: Dual use, multiple benefits Aug 03,2018

After 1½ years of negotiations, the US has eased controls on high-technology dual-use exports to India, granting exemption under the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 list. What is the significance of this move? The background One of India’s key objectives in signing the civil nuclear deal with the United States in 2008 was to gain access to high technology that it had been denied, especially from the 1970s through the 90s. Towards the end of Barack Obama’s term as President, the US

Supported by Pak Army, 600 terrorists ready to cross LoC, says intel report

Supported by Pak Army, 600 terrorists ready to cross LoC, says intel report Aug 03,2018

Even as Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan said last week that he was willing to work towards improving ties with India, his country’s army is readying a plan to push nearly 600 terrorists into Indian territory to wreak havoc in Jammu and Kashmir. According to an intelligence report, accessed by Zee News, 600 terrorists are waiting on the border to infiltrate. They are positioned at various terror launch pads spread along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border in

Lockheed Martin engages Indian MoD over C-130J offsets

Lockheed Martin engages Indian MoD over C-130J offsets Aug 03,2018

Lockheed Martin told Jane’s on 1 August that it is co-operating with the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to discharge defence offset obligations linked to its sales of C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The comments follow media reports in India that the MoD has cashed in part of a bank guarantee from Lockheed Martin in relation to a fine linked to an alleged breach of offset obligations tied to the C-130J programme. As per Indian defence offset rules if

2 LeT militants, Army jawan killed in Sopore encounter

2 LeT militants, Army jawan killed in Sopore encounter Aug 03,2018

Two militants of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and an Army soldier were killed in a fierce encounter, which ensued early on Friday morning in apple township of Sopore, where authorities have suspended mobile internet and also ordered closure of schools as a precautionary measure.Meanwhile, an Army jawan was also injured in the exchange of fire. A police spokesman said that following specific information about the presence of militants at Drusoo Watergam in Sopore, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR),

One Naxal killed, two policemen injured during encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district

One Naxal killed, two policemen injured during encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district Aug 03,2018

One Naxal was killed and two policemen were injured in an encounter between security personnel and ultras at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district today, police said. The skirmish took place around 11.30 am in Basaguda village, located around 450 kms away from the capital Raipur.It happened when a police team was patrolling the area to ensure protection to the weekly market held today, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg told PTI. “As per the preliminary information,

TAPAS-BH-201 Carries out maiden flight with indigenous landing gears

TAPAS-BH-201 Carries out maiden flight with indigenous landing gears Aug 03,2018

An indigenously designed and developed landing gear for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Rustom II has been successfully tested today, a Defence statement said. The landing gear developed by a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory here has undergone low-speed and high-speed taxi trial in Chitradurga, Karnataka, it said. The maiden flight of Rustom II with the indigenously developed gear was successfully carried out. “The Combat Vehicles Research and Development

Pakistan sees red over US easing export controls for high-tech product sales to India

Pakistan sees red over US easing export controls for high-tech product sales to India Aug 03,2018

Pakistan today reacted sharply to a recent US decision waiving individual licensing requirements for export of high technology products to India, terming the move as continuation of policies of discrimination. The US on Monday eased export controls for high-technology product sales to India by designating it as a Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country, the only South Asian nation to be on the list.The designation authorises the export, re-export and transfer (in-country) of specified

Aero India likely to shift from Bengaluru to Lucknow

Aero India likely to shift from Bengaluru to Lucknow Aug 03,2018

The Aero India 2019 may not be held in Bengaluru’s Yelahanka Air Force station after all. The Union government and the Ministry of Defence, according to sources, are in the process of shifting the 12th edition of the grand military and commercial air show to a new venue — Bakshi Ka Talab Air Force Station in Lucknow. The military airport that is currently under the Central Air Command is likely to host India’s biggest biennial air show and aviation exhibition, sources told The

India a step closer to BMD shield, tests supersonic interceptor to shoot down enemy missiles

India a step closer to BMD shield, tests supersonic interceptor to shoot down enemy missiles Aug 03,2018

India on Thursday took a major step towards an indigenous ballistic missile defence (BMD) shield by successfully testing the endo-atmospheric Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile in a multi-target scenario off the Odisha coast. The single stage solid rocket-propelled interceptor missile hit an incoming dummy ‘enemy’ missile at an altitude of 40 kilometres signalling that the test was a success. This was the fifth test of the interceptor. The first four test firings took

Back From Dead: Navy’s Tejas Fighter Preps For Tests On Aircraft Carrier

Back From Dead: Navy’s Tejas Fighter Preps For Tests On Aircraft Carrier Aug 03,2018

Within the next five months, a made-in-India Tejas fighter jet will touch down briefly on the deck of the Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya before taking off again. The series of ‘touch-and-go’ landings is meant to demonstrate the ability of the fighter to operate safely off the deck of India’s only operational aircraft carrier. If everything goes as planned, two Tejas-Navy prototypes will begin full-fledged flight-tests off Vikramaditya deck by the end of 2019.

Goa Shipyard lays keel for 3rd vessel of new class OPVs

Goa Shipyard lays keel for 3rd vessel of new class OPVs Aug 03,2018

Keel of the third Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel of the new 5 CGOPVs Project for the Indian Coast Guard was ceremoniously laid at Goa Shipyard Ltd on Wednesday by RAdm Philipose George Pynumootil, NM Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area and Naval Aviation in the presence of RAdm Shekhar Mital, CMD, GSL, DIG Himanshu Nautiyal (COMDIS), DIG Atul Parlikar and senior officials of the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and from GSL. According to a statement here on Thursday, the five CG OPV project is a

Consider India-China war a betrayal: J.P. Dutta

Consider India-China war a betrayal: J.P. Dutta Aug 03,2018

Bollywood filmmaker-producer J.P. Dutta, gearing up for the release of his movie ‘Paltan’, on Thursday said that he does not consider the 1962 India-China war as sich but a “betrayal”. “China fought us only in 1962. But if you study that war, you will realise that it wasn’t a war. They attacked Indian borders at 5 a.m. and massacred 600 Indian soldiers in two hours. So, it’s not a war where you give equal chance to the other person to fight back.

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’: I&B asks MEA to raise ‘objection’ on Kashmir references

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’: I&B asks MEA to raise ‘objection’ on Kashmir references Aug 03,2018

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked the Ministry of External Affairs to raise “objections” against “improper depiction” of Jammu and Kashmir in the Tom Cruise-starrer ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, officials said. In a letter to the MEA, the I&B ministry said while it has been ensured that the Indian version of the film does not “violate the sovereignty and integrity of the country, it is apprehended that there is a

Chhattisgarh: Join mainstream or be ready to be finished, CM Raman Singh to Naxals

Chhattisgarh: Join mainstream or be ready to be finished, CM Raman Singh to Naxals Aug 03,2018

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today asked Naxals to surrender and join the mainstream or security forces were ready to “finish” them. Speaking at the passing out parade of trainee constables at the Police Training School in Mana Camp area, Singh said that due to the action by security forces, the state was heading in the direction of finishing the Naxal menace. A total of 526 constables, including 345 women, were commissioned into the Chhattisgarh Armed Force during the

Made in India interceptor missile shoots down one from multiple simulated targets

Made in India interceptor missile shoots down one from multiple simulated targets Aug 02,2018

In a major breakthrough for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), made in India interceptor missile capable of killing incoming enemy missiles in endo atmospheric region at low altitude shot down a target from multiple simulated targets. For the first time the missile was fired against multiple targets simulated electronically by the mission team comprising officials from the Indian Army. The missile attacked one after choosing it from a bunch of targets. The supersonic

Moscow says Me too . Wants same military deal which India has with America

Moscow says Me too . Wants same military deal which India has with America Aug 02,2018

Taking a cue from the US, Russia has proposed a mutual military logistics support agreement with India. Moscow submitted a draft of its proposal to New Delhi last month, a senior defence ministry official told ThePrint. The Russian proposal comes almost exactly two years after India and the US signed a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) in August 2016. Preliminary reviews of the Russian draft have made the Indian military positively disposed to it. However, the US’s response

US Congress Passes Bill to Waive Sanctions Against India for Buying Russian Arms

US Congress Passes Bill to Waive Sanctions Against India for Buying Russian Arms Aug 02,2018

The United States Congress has passed the conference report on National Defense Authorization Act-2019 (NDAA-19), which paves the way for waiver to India from punitive Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA, under which sanctions kick off on countries that purchase significant military equipment from Russia. The Senate passed the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 87 to 10.Passed by the

India eyeing success in underwater drones

India eyeing success in underwater drones Aug 02,2018

When Kannappa Palaniappan was working as an onboard scientist with the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) he came across massive remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) weighing around one tonne that were used to inspect the hull of the ship and for surveillance. Kannappa found this a pain point in an industry which had a huge number of ships and invested big bucks for ship inspections. “This motivated our chief technical officer (CTO) to present the idea to his college mate

Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces kill two militants in Kupwara

Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces kill two militants in Kupwara Aug 02,2018

Security forces today killed two militants during an encounter near a check-post in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The encounter began after the militants opened fire on the security forces’ personnel on patrol duty in Lolab valley, they said. The militants were yet to be identified. “Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with J&K Police/SF (security forces) in Lolab Kupwara few minutes back,” Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police S P Vaid said on