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Air Cavalry’ tested, may need a recast

Air Cavalry’ tested, may need a recast May 20,2018

In the heat of May in Rajasthan, a squadron of helicopters flew a few metres above ground, attempting to evade ‘enemy radars.’ On ground, in a separate corridor, moved a column of T-90 tanks in attack formation. The Indian Army’s tested ‘Air Cavalry’ – a concept the US introduced in 1965. The US’ first ‘Air Cavalry’ division arrived in Vietnam in August and September 1965. Airmobile operations used helicopters to fly over difficult terrains

Kargil war ammo mostly passed via Zojila

Kargil war ammo mostly passed via Zojila May 20,2018

In May 1999, the Indian Army had a war to fight — to evict Pakistani Army troops occupying several peaks on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Mushkoh, Drass, Kargil and Batalik — all located east of the Zojila on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC). The Kargil conflict ensued in the summer of 1999. The Army needed to move machines and ammunition across Zojila, an 11,500-ft-high mountain pass through which meanders an important road link between Kashmir and

Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power station Published May 20, 2018 | By admin

Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power station Published May 20, 2018 | By admin May 20,2018

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world’s first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia. Built in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov arrived in Murmansk on Thursday, where it was moored in the port and presented to the media on Saturday.Constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 144 by 30 metre (472 by 98 foot)

India-Russia ties - 70 years and counting

India-Russia ties - 70 years and counting May 20,2018

The strength of India-Russia strategic relations will be enhanced by supporting the work of talented individuals from both countries in all aspects of human endeavour to give direction to the future development of bilateral relations in the 21st Century. In April 2018, the year-long calendar of events marking the 70th anniversary of India-Russia diplomatic relations came to an end. Looking back at the seven decades of close interaction between the two countries, some significant moments stand

Braving Harsh Weather, Pakistani Shelling: How India Built Kishenganga Project

Braving Harsh Weather, Pakistani Shelling: How India Built Kishenganga Project May 20,2018

A bone of contention between India and Pakistan for long, the Kishenganga Hydro Electric Project (KHEP) is all set for inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. THE WEEK traces the long road to this strategic project close to the Line of Control that once seemed impossible due to challenges posed, apart from Pakistan, by harsh weather, geography and the situation in Kashmir. What makes the project an engineering marvel is the 24.23 km long tunnel that diverts water from the

Every stone, weapon raised by misguided youths destabilises Kashmir: PM Modi

Every stone, weapon raised by misguided youths destabilises Kashmir: PM Modi May 20,2018

Every stone and weapon raised by misguided youths destabilises Jammu and Kashmir and the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday asking the people of state to make efforts to come out of this instability. The Prime Minister, who is on his first visit to the state after announcing suspension of anti-militancy operations during holy month of Ramzan, said there are foreign powers at play in the state which do not want development of Jammu and Kashmir. Every stone, every weapon,

Modi’s Two Projects in Leh Can be India’s Answer to China’s OBOR

Modi’s Two Projects in Leh Can be India’s Answer to China’s OBOR May 20,2018

Development needs roads to run on and that will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch when he visits Ladakh on 19 May. The prime minister will be in the northern frontier state to launch two mega connectivity projects, including the overarching national vision of a tunnel through the Zoji La Pass (11,578 feet) that connects Kashmir Valley with Ladakh. A tunnel through Zoji La has remained a constant dream for the last several decades. The initial survey for the tunnel was carried out

India is our country, Narendra Modi is our leader: J&K CM

India is our country, Narendra Modi is our leader: J&K CM May 20,2018

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing Ramzan ceasefire and making consistent efforts to ensure J&K comes out from protracted misery. She reiterated that Modi was a powerful Prime Minister with mandate of majority who can play a decisive role visa vis J&K. She assured the PM that for his one step of (ceasefire) from the position of power and strength to balm the festering wound, people of the state will take ten steps in

Big push for defence hardware exports

Big push for defence hardware exports May 20,2018

The Ministry of Defence has set in motion a process to identify military equipment that can be exported from India, in an effort to meet the ambitious targets set under the ‘Make in India’ policy. According to private industry sources, the Department of Defence Production has provided a list of 51 items to the industry lobbies to identify how many of them can be manufactured in India and made available for exports. Among the items listed for possible export are howitzers, UAVs, fighter

Navy has been able to raise indigenous weapons, sensors with latest ASW

Navy has been able to raise indigenous weapons, sensors with latest ASW May 19,2018

Stating that the Indian Navy is able to raise the indigenous content of weapons and sensors with the latest anti submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes ’INS Kiltan’ that has been commissioned with about 90 percent indigenous content, the flag officer commanding-in-chief Western Naval Command vice admiral Girish Luthra on Friday informed that the Indian Navy has transformed from ‘Buyers Navy to a Builders Navy’ since the early 1960s and today all the Indian Naval ships on order are

To be a great power, India’s political weaknesses need to be redressed

To be a great power, India’s political weaknesses need to be redressed May 19,2018

Following India in international affairs is a lot like following its cricket team. In the media and among the general public, successes are met with unquestioned adulation, and flag-waving. Just as easily, and often quite suddenly, setbacks result in woeful laments and self-flagellation. Meanwhile, old timers wax nostalgic about gentler days when India successfully held out for a stalemate. The reality is, of course, a mixed picture. As in cricket, India boasts considerable strengths relative

Three militants killed as Indian Army foils infiltration bid in J&K’s Kupwara

Three militants killed as Indian Army foils infiltration bid in J&K’s Kupwara May 19,2018

The Indian Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid after an exchange of fire between security personnel and militants in Handwara area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. According to latest reports three infiltrating have been killed along the Line of Control (LoC). In a statement, the Defence Ministry spokesperson said; “They were challenged after which they fired at the troops. Three terrorists were killed while searches are still going on as two others are believed to have

India plans to buy S-400 Triumf missiles from Russia; US asks countries to consider CAATSA

India plans to buy S-400 Triumf missiles from Russia; US asks countries to consider CAATSA May 19,2018

At a time when India plans to purchase five S-400 Triumf air defence systems for around USD 4.5 billion from Russia, the US on Friday said its friends and allies should take into consideration the law under which any significant purchase of military equipment from Moscow would attract American sanctions. US officials said the major defence purchase by India from Russia would attract sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act (CAATSA), which was signed into law

Naveen urges PM to set up defence industry corridor in Odisha

Naveen urges PM to set up defence industry corridor in Odisha May 19,2018

The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the prime minister to set up a dedicated defence industry corridor and an aeronautical university in the state. In a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said Odisha had a comprehensive ecosystem and state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure facilities for indigenous design, development and manufacturing in defence and aerospace sector. Listing some of the key competitive advantages of the state, Patnaik said it was the largest

Project-17A: India’s Trump Card against Chinese Ships in Indian Ocean

Project-17A: India’s Trump Card against Chinese Ships in Indian Ocean May 19,2018

Indian Navy is recently pacing forward in terms of modernization lagged down over the years. With Chinese presence increasing in the Indian Ocean region, Indian Navy is bound to protect her nation’s interests. Indian Navy achieved significant arsenal boost when in 2012, it commissioned into service the first series of Stealth Frigates constructed in India. The project was named ‘Project 17’ and the government soon realised the importance of Stealth Frigates and gave a go-ahead for a

Navy's all-women crew to reach Goa after sailing around globe

Navy's all-women crew to reach Goa after sailing around globe May 19,2018

Over eight months after it set sail from Goa, the all-women crew of the Indian Navy on board the naval vessel INSV Tarini, will return to the state on Monday after the historic circumnavigation of the globe. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will welcome the all-women crew when it arrives near Panaji, from where they had embarked on the journey on September 10 last year. "The Defence Minister and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will be present for the flag-in ceremony of the ship near Panaji

OSCC holds meeting to review preparedness of security of India's offshore installations

OSCC holds meeting to review preparedness of security of India's offshore installations May 19,2018

In a bid to review the preparedness and effectiveness of the security of India's offshore installations, the 130th meeting of the Offshore Security Co-ordination Committee (OSCC) was held at ONGC Corporate Office Urja Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. It was held under the Chairmanship of DG Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM, Director General Indian Coast Guard. Addressing the meeting, DG Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM, DGICG, Chairman of OSCC acknowledged the bold reforms in the energy sector such as National

Foreign Nations Showing Interest in India's Akash Missile: DRDO

Foreign Nations Showing Interest in India's Akash Missile: DRDO May 19,2018

Several countries have shown interest in procuring the indigenously developed Akash missile, a top Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official said here today. There is a growing demand for the Akash, an all-weather medium-range surface-to-air missile, and many nations have shown interest in it, DRDO Chairman S Christopher told reporters here. Developed by the DRDO, the Akash missile system has the capability to neutralise aerial targets such as fighter jets, cruise missiles

Indian signing foundational agreements with US would broaden defence relationship

Indian signing foundational agreements with US would broaden defence relationship May 19,2018

Noting that India and the United States are currently having discussion on a wide variety of state-of-the-art military hardware, a senior US official today insisted that New Delhi signing the "foundational agreements" with it would broaden the scope and potential of bilateral defense relationship. Ahead of her visit to India next week, Tina Kaidanow, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, told a group of reporters that it is important for Indian officials

Repeat of Doka La standoff undesirable': US defence attache urges India, China to solve disputes amicably

Repeat of Doka La standoff undesirable': US defence attache urges India, China to solve disputes amicably May 19,2018

The US does not want a recurrence of Doka La between India and China that saw an escalation of tension last year for over two months triggering fears of a border clash. Raising concerns over the fallout of such border disputes, US defence attaché Brigadier-General David E Brigham told reporters in Guwahati that all differences between the two countries must be resolved amicably. "But what is worrying about Chinese behaviour is its use of coercion. The US policy has been to recognise the