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Tejas Mark 1A faces delay as air force adds to demands

Tejas Mark 1A faces delay as air force adds to demands May 19,2018

A key reason for delays in indigenous weaponry such as the Tejas fighter and Arjun tank has been the military’s tendency to repeatedly enhance specifications, preventing weapon systems from leaving the drawing board and entering production. This is now happening with the Tejas Mark 1A fighter.It was to enter production in 2020-21 with five specific enhancements. But, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has demanded additional features and the fighter could be entering a

HAL keen to supply Navy with light utility helicopters

HAL keen to supply Navy with light utility helicopters May 19,2018

Putting its hat in the ring for a naval requirement of light utility helicopters, state-owned aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has asked the defence ministry to consider its indigenous chopper as well, against just looking at international companies like Airbus and Bell for replacements. Sources have told ET that the state-owned company has informed the defence ministry about the progress in its light utility helicopter (LUH) programme that undertook its

Dhanush gun to boom again in Pokhran

Dhanush gun to boom again in Pokhran May 19,2018

India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ will be tested at the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer next week. Developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), the trial of Dhanush has been going on for the five years and initially face some major hiccups regarding ammunition used. Two years ago, the trial of Dhanush had to be stopped because a shell burst in the barrel during the trial. But this

Indigenously manufactured spares vital for grounded military planes: Official

Indigenously manufactured spares vital for grounded military planes: Official May 19,2018

Indigenisation will help downtime of Indian military aircraft, which are often grounded until the required foreign-made components are shipped to India, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said on Friday. Luthra was speaking at the ‘Aviation Indigenisation Expo 2018’ organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in association with the Indian Navy and the Aeronautical Society

Pokhran anniversary: Why Narasimha Rao decided not to conduct tests in 1995

Pokhran anniversary: Why Narasimha Rao decided not to conduct tests in 1995 May 19,2018

Did you notice that in the entire commotion over the Jaswant Singh “mole” revelation, nobody talked about the one aspect which, if any at all, should have mattered? And it is not so much as to who the mole was, but whether or not a leak did take place in December 1995 and, if it did, whether it influenced India’s ultimate decision to test. Or, put simply, is there any evidence that India, in the winter of 1995, had decided conclusively, definitely, to test, but was only

Pakistan cries foul over India’s bid to inaugurate Kishenganga dam

Pakistan cries foul over India’s bid to inaugurate Kishenganga dam May 19,2018

Raising serious concerns over inauguration of Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project (KHEP), scheduled for Saturday, Pakistan said on Friday that without the resolution of the dispute the attempt is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). The 330-megawatt project on the Kishanganga River in Indian-occupied Kashmir’s Bandipora district is all set to be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 19. In a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Friday,

India wants equal status on hotline

India wants equal status on hotline May 19,2018

Seeking to establish a hotline with China to prevent boundary issues from flaring up, India wants a status of equality with China in this regard as it wants that its Army headquarters should have the communication line directly with Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) headquarters and not with a regional command as suggested by the Chinese. The long-pending confidence building measure was revived recently after an informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Farooq Abdullah wants identity of Alia Bhatt’s Raazi character to be kept secret. Here’s why

Farooq Abdullah wants identity of Alia Bhatt’s Raazi character to be kept secret. Here’s why May 19,2018

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has asked the author of Calling Sehmat, the book which inspired the Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi, to keep the identity of the Indian spy she plays a secret. The office of the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister confirmed that he wrote to Harinder Sikka, whose novel was published in 2008. Raazi is based on the story of a Kashmiri woman (whose real name is not Sehmat) who married into a Pakistani Army family to extract information ahead of the 1971 war.

US Envoy To Visit India To Boost “Defense Trade”

US Envoy To Visit India To Boost “Defense Trade” May 19,2018

A senior US diplomat dealing with political and military affairs is to visit India later this month to seek ways of boosting military sales to India, while also discussing Indo-Pacific strategy. Tina Kaidanow, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, “will hold talks on defence trade and peacekeeping, which are among two key areas of the rapidly growing US-India partnership as envisioned in the Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy,”

Diplomat posted in Pakistan spied for ISI, says court

Diplomat posted in Pakistan spied for ISI, says court May 19,2018

In an espionage case involving an alleged love affair between an Indian diplomat and a Pakistani ISI agent, a Delhi court found the diplomat guilty on Friday of spying with the intention of helping an “enemy country”.The court convicted Madhuri Gupta, who was posted at the Indian high commission in Islamabad, for passing secret information to Pakistan’s ISI agents. “She had been giving information regarding various postings of officials of defence, MEA and HCI as

Gunmen loot Rs 3.28 lakh from J&K Bank’s branch in south Kashmir

Gunmen loot Rs 3.28 lakh from J&K Bank’s branch in south Kashmir May 19,2018

Two suspected militants on Friday looted around Rs 3,28,000 from a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, the biggest in the state, in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said. Officials said the militants barged into J&K Bank’s branch in Khudwani area of Kulgam in the afternoon. “The two militants overpowered the guard of the bank, showed him a gun and then took away the money,” Kulgam’s superintendent of police Harmeet Singh said. The security forces

JNU Academic Council okays course on ‘Islamic Terrorism’

JNU Academic Council okays course on ‘Islamic Terrorism’ May 19,2018

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Academic Council “passed” a proposal to set up a Centre for National Security Studies under which there would be a course on “Islamic Terrorism”, a professor who attended its meeting today said. Many members of the Academic Council opposed the proposal to impart courses on ‘Islamic Terrorism’, arguing that it was communal in nature, Sudhir K Suthar, a special invitee to the 145th meeting of the Council,

Islamic Pakistan's Best Friend China forces Muslims to eat Pork and drink Alcohol in detention camps

Islamic Pakistan's Best Friend China forces Muslims to eat Pork and drink Alcohol in detention camps May 19,2018

Former prisoners of Chinese “re-education” camps for Muslims have said they were forced to drink alcohol and eat pork as part of Beijing's efforts to stifle dissent and ensure compliance with the central government. As many as 1 million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been detained in the camps. They are primarily from the province of Xinjiang, which has stubbornly resisted Beijing’s efforts to instill Chinese culture. Former inmates of the camps have now told The Washington Post

The real story behind Raazi

The real story behind Raazi May 18,2018

As Raazi hit theatres, Harinder Sikka -- author of Calling Sehmat, the book on which the film is based -- reveals the thrilling real life story of an Indian spy named Sehmat. As told to Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf. In 1999, I had gone to Kargil. I had retired from the Indian Navy as a lieutenant commander six years earlier, in 1993. I was then working with the Piramal group in a senior position. I went to Kargil as I was contributing to The

Andaman Pays rich Tribute to brave fighters of Battle of Aberdeen

Andaman Pays rich Tribute to brave fighters of Battle of Aberdeen May 18,2018

The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Admiral DK Joshi, (Retd.) today led the Islanders in paying rich tributes to the Great Andamanese, who laid down their lives while fighting against the oppressive and retaliatory policy of the British regime during the battle fought in the year 1859. At a solemn function held at the Memorial of the ‘Battle of Aberdeen’, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Port Blair this morning, the Lt. Governor laid wreath and paid tribute to the brave aborigines of the

US backs India on Mumbai terror attack, calls Hafiz Saeed ‘tremendous concern’

US backs India on Mumbai terror attack, calls Hafiz Saeed ‘tremendous concern’ May 18,2018

The United States State Department said Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saaed and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind is a tremendous concern to Washington. Spokesperson Heather Nauert made the statement while responding to former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s remark on the Mumbai terror attack. “We are concerned about the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. And he’s a Lashkar-e-Taiba guy who was being held in Pakistan, and he was eventually let out on house arrest,

Post upgradation Tejas’ Mark-2 to become a medium weight fighter

Post upgradation Tejas’ Mark-2 to become a medium weight fighter May 18,2018

India is redesignating the Mark-2 upgrade of the homegrown Tejas aircraft as a medium weight fighter due to its increased weight and weapon carrying capacity. It is also designing the plane to replace the Mirage-2000 fleet of the Indian Air Force. Aeronautical Development Agency, the design agency of the indigenous fighter aircraft programme, has finalised the systems and is looking to freeze the design of the medium weight fighter in a couple of months, a top scientist told ET. It is expected

One Maoist killed during exchange of fire with security forces at Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border

One Maoist killed during exchange of fire with security forces at Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border May 18,2018

Another exchange of fire took place between security forces and Maoists at Panasa Poddar forest region near Jodomba in Cut Off area in Malkangiri district of Odisha on the midnight of Thursday. A senior police official from Visakhapatnam Rural Police confirmed to TNIE that a 25 -year-old Maoist was killed in the exchange of fire. One SLR and one 303 rifle were seized from the spot, he said. Police forces have intensified their combing operations in the thick forest region on Friday. It may be

Integrated Test Range gets Silicon Trophy

Integrated Test Range gets Silicon Trophy May 18,2018

Integrated Test Range (ITR), a premier institution of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been awarded the Silicon Trophy for 2016 as the best technological laboratory. It has also bagged ‘Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance, 2017. ITR is the first ever DRDO laboratory to get such recognition back to back. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the trophy and certificates to ITR Director BK Das at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi. Chairman of DRDO and secretary of

China to use Taiwan as nuclear, conventional military base to isolate India, Japan, warns US lawmaker

China to use Taiwan as nuclear, conventional military base to isolate India, Japan, warns US lawmaker May 18,2018

China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base, a move which will allow it to project power into the Indian Ocean and consolidate more control over the disputed South China Sea to “isolate” both India and Japan, a US lawmaker has warned. Expressing concern over China’s growing economic and military power, Richard D Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center told lawmakers yesterday that Beijing had a new strategy for gaining eventual global