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Defence buys won’t be dictated by the US: India on Russia sanctions

Defence buys won’t be dictated by the US: India on Russia sanctions May 18,2018

The Indo-Russian relationship was a stabilising factor in a fast changing regional and global order, persons familiar with the planning of the May 21 meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Modi would be in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for a “four- six hour” informal summit, which would mostly be a series of one-to-ones with Putin, “an old friend and a trusted partner”, a source said. India’s defence purchases

Jammu and Kashmir on red alert ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit

Jammu and Kashmir on red alert ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit May 18,2018

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were put on high alert on Friday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the state on Saturday.All entry and exit points into Srinagar and Jammu have been sealed by police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who allowed vehicles to enter the cities only after thorough checking and frisking of the occupants. Makeshift barricades and mobile bunkers have been put up to regulate traffic to ensure that no unauthorized movement is

DRDO Honours the Brilliant Chennai Scientists Behind the Futuristic Arjun Tank!

DRDO Honours the Brilliant Chennai Scientists Behind the Futuristic Arjun Tank! May 18,2018

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Awards, in their present form, were introduced in 1999 to motivate DRDO scientists, engineers and the organisation’s partners in industries and academic institutions, to contribute towards the cause of national security and self-reliance. The award scheme has various categories—from the lifetime achievement award to awards recognising DRDO’s laboratories. This year, the DRDO Awards were jointly conducted for the years 2016 and 2017

Google employees resign over Project Maven and AI for military: Here’s what has happened

Google employees resign over Project Maven and AI for military: Here’s what has happened May 18,2018

Over a dozen Google employees have resigned to protest the company’s involvement in a US Department of Defense project called Project Maven, according to a report by Gizmodo. This comes after nearly 4,000 employees signed a petition in April 2018, asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai to cut the sever ties with the controversial Project Maven and declare that Google would not let its AI be used in the ‘business of warfare.’ The contract for Project Maven has been signed by Google’s Cloud

Tamil Nadu to build India’s next generation defence aircraft

Tamil Nadu to build India’s next generation defence aircraft May 18,2018

The Aeronautical Development Agency, which had conceived and designed the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, has set the ball rolling for building the next generation defence aircraft, the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), by extending an invitation to private players in Coimbatore to build a technology demonstrator. The proposal is not only the first time an indigenous military aircraft programme is seeing the involvement of private players, but it is also the first time a defence plane

Tejas mk 2 to become indian MRCA

Tejas mk 2 to become indian MRCA May 18,2018

Tejas Mk-2 to become a medium weight fighter ADA has finalised the systems and is looking to freeze the design of the fighter in a couple of months. It is expected to have a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 17.5 tonnes with an improvement of over 85% in weapons and payload carrying capacity to that of Tejas Mk-1 LCA. This would bring the MTOW of Tejas Mk-2 between Gripen NG and F-16 Block 70, redesignating it as a medium weight fighter. For comparison, Tejas Mk-1 has a design MTOW of 13.5

India slams OIC for raking up Kashmir at its Dhaka meet

India slams OIC for raking up Kashmir at its Dhaka meet May 18,2018

India on Thursday slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for raking up the Kashmir issue at its recent meeting in Dhaka, saying the bloc has no locus standi in the country’s internal matters. In a strongly worded statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Jammuand Kashmir is an integral part of India and asked the OIC to refrain from making such references.”We observe with utmost regret as well as categorically reject the resolutions adopted by Organisation of

Strategic Road In Arunachal Pradesh Now Links Directly To India-China Border

Strategic Road In Arunachal Pradesh Now Links Directly To India-China Border May 18,2018

The Border Roads Organisation or BRO has made another major achievement by building a road which links the strategically important Tama Chung Chung-Taksing Axis near the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. The road, about 80 km in length, passes through tough terrains and took nine years to construct. The construction was a daunting task for engineers as the region receives rain for almost nine months each year. Besides, stiff terrain made it difficult to carry materials to the site of

Why Indian phone works in this Pakistan Army ops room and sanitised zone

Why Indian phone works in this Pakistan Army ops room and sanitised zone May 18,2018

If the Pakistan Army needs any evidence of an “Indian hand”, it should look inside the heavily fortified Operations Room at the headquarters of its Golden Arrow 7 Infantry Division in Miranshah in North Waziristan. That’s where Indian mobile phone networks come to life. Barely 17 km from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, mobile phones catch signals from Afghan phone networks, making the phone of this reporter beep incessantly in the unlikeliest of places. Known as “terror central”,

J-K truce might hold longer than expected

J-K truce might hold longer than expected May 18,2018

The conditional ceasefire announced by the Central government in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan should hold longer than expected by most. Not because the Modi government has had a change of heart on its Kashmir policy, but because the Pakistan army is likely to give enough time to the international community (the US, China and Russia) to persuade India to move towards conflict resolution, however, slowly. Interestingly, the director-general of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public

Indian ship deployed to undertake joint surveillance of Maldives exclusive economic zone

Indian ship deployed to undertake joint surveillance of Maldives exclusive economic zone May 18,2018

An Indian Navy ship has been deployed to undertake joint surveillance of exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Maldives, seen as a move to improve bilateral relationship between the two countries which nose-dived after imposition of emergency in the island nation. The Indian Navy said its ship Sumedha, a naval offshore patrol vessel has been deployed to undertake the joint surveillance of EEZ of Maldives from May 9 to 17. It “is an endeavour of the Government of India and the Indian Navy to

Efforts on to secure release of seven abducted Indians in Afghanistan

Efforts on to secure release of seven abducted Indians in Afghanistan May 18,2018

The government is in touch with Afghan authorities to secure the release of seven Indian engineers who were abducted in the restive northern Baghlan province of the war-torn country last week, sources said. They said serious efforts are on to rescue the Indians.The engineers were abducted by Taliban militants from near the Cheshma-e-Sher area in Baghlan on May 6.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a telephonic conversation with her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani last week during

Workshop on terror threat

Workshop on terror threat May 18,2018

Police teams from 13 states, including Assam and Manipur, took part in a two-day workshop, organised by the European Union and the National Investigation Age-ncy (NIA) in New Delhi, to counter online threat of radicalisation. An NIA official told The Telegraph that the workshop that began on Thursday deliberated on processes that lead to radicalisation and recruitment, propaganda networks of different terrorist organisations, tools to identify online extremist materials and their sources, and

DID DRDO SECRETLY TEST B05 'SAGARIKA' SLBM RECENTLY?

DID DRDO SECRETLY TEST B05 'SAGARIKA' SLBM RECENTLY? May 18,2018

With the launch of B05 India has entered a club of select countries US, Russia, France, the UK & China - who have a strategic deterrent force at sea The Sagarika (K-15, B05) missile is a 700 km ranged Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). It is reportedly based on the Prithvi design. The program started in 1992 and was originally part of a program that would adapt a ramjet engine. Developed by the DRDO in 2007, it tested the Sagarika on several occasions from a submersible pontoon

HAL ready to supply 40 more Sukhoi Su 30-MKI fighters to IAF

HAL ready to supply 40 more Sukhoi Su 30-MKI fighters to IAF May 18,2018

The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), which was building the Su-30MKI under licence from Russia's Sukhoi, is on the verge of delivering the last of the fighter jets to the IAF. But the aviation company is planning to supply 40 more Su-30MKIs to the IAF and will send its proposal to the Ministry of Defence soon. According to a report in the Business Standard, HAL Chairman T Suvarna Raju will offer 40 Su-30MKI at Rs 425 crore each. "We will offer a very competitive price. Since 2010, we have

Why Punishing India on Russia Would Be a Mistake for the United States

Why Punishing India on Russia Would Be a Mistake for the United States May 18,2018

Though workarounds can be found, a troubling new piece of legislation has once again raised concerns regarding the U.S.-India defense relationship. In an effort to punish Russia for interfering in the U.S. election in 2016, the U.S. Congress adopted the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) — and did so on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis over the objection of U.S. President Donald Trump, whom many in Congress considered weak on Russia. To put the squeeze on

At 'Agenda-Less' India-Russia Summit, Bilateral Issues to Be Put on Back-Burner

At 'Agenda-Less' India-Russia Summit, Bilateral Issues to Be Put on Back-Burner May 18,2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin will primarily focus on pressing global and regional issues, including the impact of the US’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, during their informal summit in Russian city of Sochi on Monday. Official sources said the two leaders will meet for around four to six hours for the “agenda-less” talks where deliberations on bilateral issues are likely to be very limited. They said the issues on the table may include the

Navy well-prepared as net security provider in Indian Ocean: Vice Admiral Pawar

Navy well-prepared as net security provider in Indian Ocean: Vice Admiral Pawar May 18,2018

The Eastern naval Command (ENC) is conducting Naval Operational display highlighting the multi-dimensional warfare capability of the Indian Navy in protecting the vast Maritime borders and offshore assets of our country on the occasion of Navy Day at RK Beach, Visakhapatnam. (PTI) The Eastern naval Command (ENC) is conducting Naval Operational display highlighting the multi-dimensional warfare capability of the Indian Navy in protecting the vast Maritime borders and offshore assets of our

DEFENCE-FUEL BARGE(COR)

DEFENCE-FUEL BARGE(COR) May 18,2018

A refuelling barge specially designed for carrying fuel mid-sea to Indian Navys flagship aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was launched here today. The privately built fuel barge with a capacity of 1000 tonnes was launched about 10 days ahead of schedule, Vice Admiral M S Pawar, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, said at a ceremony at Titagarh Shipyard on the banks of Hooghly river. "This is the first time in the history of Indian Navy that one of its ships had a sideways launch," Pawar