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New War Room at CRPF headquarters for anti-Maoist operations

New War Room at CRPF headquarters for anti-Maoist operations May 22,2018

An ultramodern war room is almost ready at Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Bihar sector headquarters in Patna for anti-Maoist operations across the state. The process to set up an 11-person capacity war room began last year and most of the sophisticated equipment required for its functioning has been installed. CRPF sources said the war room is most advanced the CRPF has in the country. They said it would boost anti-Maoist operations as officers at the Bihar sector headquarters would be

Counter-US strategy in mind, Vladimir Putin talks defence ties with India

Counter-US strategy in mind, Vladimir Putin talks defence ties with India May 22,2018

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi to Sochi, Russia President Vladimir Putin Monday emphasised on “defence cooperation” between the two countries — at a time when the US is moving to target Russian tie-ups in the sector. Stressing that Modi’s visit for an informal bilateral summit in Bocharev Creek would give a fresh impetus to ties, Putin said, “Our defence ministries maintain very close contacts and cooperation. It speaks about a very high strategic level of our partnership.” The two

Why Russia still matters so much to India

Why Russia still matters so much to India May 21,2018

Russia has been a strong and time-tested partner of India Both the countries have a long history of strong strategic, military, economic and diplomatic relationship As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the Russian city of Sochi for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin, we analyse the significance of ties between the two countries. Russia has been a strong and time-tested partner of India. Both the countries have a long history of strong strategic, military, economic and

India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Cruise Missile

India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Cruise Missile May 21,2018

India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years. The missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast at about 10.44 am, said sources in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated Team Brahmos and DRDO on the successful launch of the cruise missile. BrahMos is the first

Indian Navy boosts powers to fight China forays

Indian Navy boosts powers to fight China forays May 21,2018

The Navy has scaled up deployment in the Persian Gulf with an eye on Chabahar Port being developed by India in Iran, amid reports of Chinese attempts to make forays in the region. Chabahar Port is strategic to India's interests as it's close to Pakistan's Gwadar port where the Chinese have invested heavily. "We have a ship permanently in the region for 15 days every two months. The mission-based deployment is near Chabahar Port to carry out surveillance in the region,"

Turkey, Pakistan sign $1.5 billion deal for 30 ATAK helicopters

Turkey, Pakistan sign $1.5 billion deal for 30 ATAK helicopters May 21,2018

Turkey will export 30 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan after both the countries signed a $1.5 billion deal, reported Yeni Safak. The deal is Turkey’s biggest defense export in history. According to Turkey’s Undersecretary for Defense Industries Ismail Demir, the deal would be officially announced next week. In November 2017, Pakistan’s defense minister said that 90 percent of the sales period of the 30 ATAK helicopters and four warships was completed, and that the payment

Talks With Vladimir Putin Will Strengthen India-Russia Ties: PM Modi

Talks With Vladimir Putin Will Strengthen India-Russia Ties: PM Modi May 21,2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed hope that his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin would further strengthen the "special and privileged" strategic partnership between India and Russia. In a series of tweets, first in Russian and then in English, on the eve of his visit to Russia, he said, "Am confident the talks with President Putin will further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia." "Greetings to the

India aiming at equipping defence forces with Artificial Intelligence

India aiming at equipping defence forces with Artificial Intelligence May 21,2018

 After Russia, China and US, India has decided to include Artificial Intelligence in its defence forces with an aim to enhance the operational preparedness of the armed forces. Speaking to ANI, Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary (Production), Ministry of Defence said that a task force has been set up under the chairmanship of Tata Sons chairman N. Chandrasekaran to finalise the specifics and framework of the project. "Artificial Intelligence is going to influence

India 6th wealthiest country with total wealth of USD 8,230 bn

India 6th wealthiest country with total wealth of USD 8,230 bn May 20,2018

India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the US is the richest nation globally, says a report. According to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, the US is the wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $62,584 billion, followed by China ($24,803 billion) at the second place and Japan ($19,522 billion) at the third place. "Total wealth" refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each country.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls Modi to reminded him to keep challenging China

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls Modi to reminded him to keep challenging China May 20,2018

Japan has subtly nudged India to remain committed to countering hegemonic aspirations of China in Indo-Pacific, even as New Delhi's efforts to mend ties with Beijing recently got a fillip with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "informal summit" with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Earlier this week, Modi received a call from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two prime ministers discussed the situation in Asia, according to a note on the website of the Embassy of Japan in

India working on unmanned tanks, vessels, robotic weaponry for future wars

India working on unmanned tanks, vessels, robotic weaponry for future wars May 21,2018

In an ambitious defence project, the government has started work on incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the operational preparedness of the armed forces in a significant way that would include equipping them with unmanned tanks, vessels, aerial vehicles and robotic weaponry.  The move is part of a broader policy initiative to prepare the Army, Navy and the Ajay Kumar said the government had decided to introduce AI in all the three forces as it would be a

Translating defence trade into cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Translating defence trade into cooperation in the Indo-Pacific May 20,2018

In its new Indo-Pacific strategy, the United States places a clear priority on working with a rising India to maintain a free and open Asian region. While India’s economic potential and democratic values are important to the strategy, it is the promise of defence cooperation that is critical to achieving this vision. Defence is the most successful dimension of the US–India strategic partnership to date. And defence trade is the most visible indicator of that cooperation. More

India, Vietnam to Engage in Naval Exercise From May 21- 25

India, Vietnam to Engage in Naval Exercise From May 21- 25 May 20,2018

India will conduct its first ever naval exercise with Vietnam next week to bolster ties with the South East Asian country and also to keep at bay its neighbouring country China which is on an expansion mode. At least three Indian warships namely- INS Sahyadri, INS Shakti and INS Kamorta will be brought to Tien Sa Port in Da Nang starting tomorrow, that is, May 21 for a five-day visit to the central city. With an aim to build and exalt the military ties between the two

L&T Defence Completes Delivery Of 1,000th Integrated Propulsion Airframe System Hardware Of Akash Missile

L&T Defence Completes Delivery Of 1,000th Integrated Propulsion Airframe System Hardware Of Akash Missile May 20,2018

L&T Defence, the defence arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and one of the leading industry partners of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL), has successfully completed manufacturing of 1,000 Integrated Propulsion Airframe System hardware for the Akash Missile at L&T’s Precision Manufacturing Systems Complex (PMSC), Coimbatore. Mr. Jayant Patil, Whole-time Director (Defence) and Member of L&T Board, handed over 1,000th

Pak Troops Forced To "Plead For Ceasefire" After We Retaliated, Says BSF May 20,2018

HIGHLIGHTS Precision firing by BSF inflicts heavy losses to Pakistani forces BSF fired rocket at target in highly strategic "Chicken Neck" area BSF says they are responding to Pakistani shelling  Pakistani forces were forced to "plead for ceasefire" after Indian troops retaliated forcefully to heavy shelling and firing from across the border, the Border Security Force (BSF) said today. "The befitting reply by BSF units to the unprovoked shelling and

6 jawans killed, 1 injured in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada

6 jawans killed, 1 injured in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada May 20,2018

Six security personnel were killed in an IED blast in Cholanar village of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh on Sunday. Three of the martyred jawans were from the Chhattisgarh Armed Force and two from the District Force. Details of the sixth jawan were not known till filing of this story. Besides these, two jawans were injured in the attack. Soon after the attack, troops of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) rushed to the spot, reported news agency ANI.   The attack took place

Not So Invisible After All': Su-30 Manages to Detect Top Chinese Stealth Jet

Not So Invisible After All': Su-30 Manages to Detect Top Chinese Stealth Jet May 20,2018

China's fifth-generation Chengdu J-20, its most advanced fighter jet, has recently successfully completed its first maritime combat training. The latest Chinese jet has been in development since 2002 and entered into service in 2017. A Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name Flanker-C) of the Indian Air Force reportedly managed to detect the latest Chinese Chengdu J-20 jet fighter, which is supposed to be a top-of-the-line stealth aircraft operated by the People's

No private partner in Kamov deal

No private partner in Kamov deal May 20,2018

As against the initial plan for involving a private sector company, India and Russia have decided to move ahead with the programme to produce 200 light utility choppers through their state-owned companies only. India recently moved ahead with the project of procuring and co producing 200 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters expected to be worth over `21,000 crore from Russia for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force by issuing an exclusive tender to a joint venture company involving Hindustan Aeronautics

India moves to use Indus water against Pak terror

India moves to use Indus water against Pak terror May 21,2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated two hydroelectric projects in Jammu & Kashmir, indicating his government’s political will to respond to Pakistan’s use of terrorism against India with every option at its command, including using in full India’s share of water from western tributaries of the Indus, as possible leverage points. The inauguration of the 330-MW Kishanganga hydel station in Bandipore and laying of the foundation of the 1,000-MW Pakul Dul

Better, not best yet

Better, not best yet May 20,2018

Faced with China’s rapidly expanding military prowess, Indian Air Force recently tested itself to tackle a 1962-type of attack from across the Himalayas. The drill also factored in multiple scenarios such as interdiction of key maritime supply routes and tackling a collusive China-Pakistan threat in case of a short and intense battle. The two-week (April 10-23) Gagan Shakti is seen as the biggest military exercise since the Indian Army’s watershed ‘Brasstacks’ in 1988.