Indian Defence News -Indian Army,Indian Navy,Indian Air force,Indian Special Forces,ISRO,DRDO Latest News and Technology Update
NSG K9 unit on a Renault Sherpa Light during a mock drill in Bhubanesvar Airport.
#INDIAN NAVY #FLOTILLA #MALABAR2018
NSG ON TOP OF  TAJ HOTEL
RUDRA ALH-WSI
INS Mumbai and INS Trikand exercise VARUNA 2018
Indian Air Force Chinook
INS Vikramaditya
VARUNA 2018
Tejas raring to go in fight
GSLV-MKIII
SU -30MKI
ISRO not to fly any living being before actual manned space mission

ISRO not to fly any living being before actual manned space mission Sep 14,2018

The Indian space agency will not test fly any living being on its two experimental flights before its actual human space mission planned in 2022, said a top official. “We have no plans to test fly any living being like live animals in our two test flights before sending human beings into the space in our rocket,” K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), told IANS. “There are systems that monitor and relay the various conditions inside the rocket. Based on the

Tata Motors to showcase its Indigenously Build Combat Vehicles at BIMSTEC summit

Tata Motors to showcase its Indigenously Build Combat Vehicles at BIMSTEC summit Sep 14,2018

Tata Motors will showcase its two flagship vehicles at the BIMSTEC Nations Summit 2018 in Pune. The vehicles include the Tata 4X4 Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) and the WhAP8x8 ICV (CO developed with the DRDO). The company has recently signed military vehicle supply contracts with BIMSTEC Nations including the Tata Xenon GS 800 to Myanmar, Tata Mine Protected Vehicles for UNIFIL, MONUSCO & MALI Missions, Tata 2.5T GS LPTA 715 4×4 to Myanmar and Thailand, Tata 5T GS LPTA 1628 4×4 to Nepal and

Army officer proposes to girlfriend after passing out parade at OTA Chennai, photos go viral

Army officer proposes to girlfriend after passing out parade at OTA Chennai, photos go viral Sep 14,2018

September 8, 2018 turned out to be a big day for Army cadet Thakur Chandresh Singh. On this day, the 25-year-old became an officer of the Indian Army in the Rajputana Rifles after graduating from the Officer Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai. What made this day even more memorable for him was the moment after the passing out parade where he went down on his knees as he proposed to his long-term girlfriend, and she said yes! The photo of Chandresh and his lady love Dhara Mehta was posted on

Tejas trivialised – Indian Defence Research Wing

Tejas trivialised – Indian Defence Research Wing Sep 14,2018

Such is the political phobia which plagues the nation ~ issues of national security included ~ that all attention was focused on the Chief of the Air Staff “batting” for the Rafale combat aircraft at a seminar in the Capital that only marginal attention was paid to a possibly more pregnant observation of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa. He dubbed the much-hyped indigenous Tejas LCA as a “medium technology” fighter, and said given the demands on the IAF the home-built bird “alone just will

Waiver for Chabahar, India From Iran Sanctions Under Review, Says Afghan Ambassador

Waiver for Chabahar, India From Iran Sanctions Under Review, Says Afghan Ambassador Sep 14,2018

Afghanistan’s ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has said that a waiver against the US’s sanctions on the section of Chabahar Port that will directly connect India with Afghanistan was under review. The Chabahar port is being considered as a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries, besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. In an interview with CNBC,

Rafale deal: Smear campaign to target Narendra Modi causes unacceptable damage to integrity of men in uniform

Rafale deal: Smear campaign to target Narendra Modi causes unacceptable damage to integrity of men in uniform Sep 14,2018

It is a little heartbreaking and depressing to see men in uniform come out in numbers to defend the Rafale and issue a clarion call not to ground the contract. Heartbreaking, because it couldn’t have been easy for former and serving air chiefs and other high-ranking officers — all accomplished and disciplined men — to wade into a political dogfight at the risk of being made into a target. That they felt compelled to do so points to the cynicism and wretchedness of our political discourse

Rajnath Singh to launch first smart fence project along Pakistan border next week

Rajnath Singh to launch first smart fence project along Pakistan border next week Sep 14,2018

The country’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project, which entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along borders, will be formally launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh next week along the India-Pakistan border, an official said Thursday. Singh will travel to Jammu to inaugurate the ambitious project on September 17, he added. The technology is being implemented by the Border Security Force and senior officials of the paramilitary

Warning bells for India? China inducts ‘sniper platoon’ and ‘anti-jamming systems’ in PLA

Warning bells for India? China inducts ‘sniper platoon’ and ‘anti-jamming systems’ in PLA Sep 14,2018

In what can be seen as a security challenge for India, China has reportedly inducted ‘Sniper Platoon’ of a Mobile Infantry Battalion in the People’s Liberation Army. According to the sources in the Indian defence ministry, the ‘Sniper Platoon’ of the Mobile Infantry Battalion first made its appearance during the recently conducted exercise of the Western Theater Command. The Western Theater Command is one of the five war zones of the People Liberation Army. The headquarters of

Jammu Kashmir: Security forces gun down 8 Pakistani militants

Jammu Kashmir: Security forces gun down 8 Pakistani militants Sep 14,2018

Eight Pakistani militants were killed in three separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir.Two encounters took place in Jijhar and Sopore. The third one took place at Keran sector along the Line Of Control (LOC) In Jijhar 3 militants were killed by the security forces.The forces gunned down 2 militants in Sopore while the other 3 were killed in the Keran sector.Miltancy continues to plague the violence-hit state.The number of listed militants in Kashmir has gone up to 300 in the last one decade

Kalyani Group developed India specific Humvee for the Indian Army spied

Kalyani Group developed India specific Humvee for the Indian Army spied Sep 13,2018

Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Kalyani Group specializing in defence vehicles and technology, is developing Light Specialist Vehicle (Kalyani likes to call it as Light Strike Vehicle) for the Indian Army. Kalyani LSV is based on AM General’s platform which also underpins the US Army’s iconic HMMWV (also known as Humvee or Hummer). Several variants of the LSV to suit different mission requirements are being developed. Automotive enthusiast Harshit Prajapati spotted

Russia spreading the AK-47 of missile systems worldwide to drive wedge between U.S., key allies : US Media

Russia spreading the AK-47 of missile systems worldwide to drive wedge between U.S., key allies : US Media Sep 13,2018

It may be Russia’s most successful military export since the Kalashnikov — at least at driving a wedge between the U.S. and some key allies. The S-400 advanced missile defense system, which has been a linchpin protecting Moscow’s military bases on the battlefields of Syria, is attracting renewed interest from countries such as India and Turkey — pitting Russia against the Trump administration’s drive to boost competing U.S. defense sales. Since entering the

India meets all qualifications to be member of NSG: US

India meets all qualifications to be member of NSG: US Sep 13,2018

India has not been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group because of China’s veto, a senior Trump Administration official said on Thursday asserting that the US will continue to advocate for New Delhi’s membership in the elite grouping as it meets all the criteria. India has been seeking entry into the 48-member elite nuclear club, which controls nuclear trade, but China has repeatedly stonewalled its bid. While India, which is backed by the US and a number of

3 JeM militants killed, 12 security personnel hurt in J&K encounter

3 JeM militants killed, 12 security personnel hurt in J&K encounter Sep 13,2018

Three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed and 12 security personnel, including a DSP and an army officer, injured on Thursday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, the police said. Security forces, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in the district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the terrorists, officials said.The encounter broke out as the security forces, comprising the CRPF, police and Army personnel, closed in

Tejas Mk1, Mk1A, and Mk2 will be the mainstay of IAF’s inventory

Tejas Mk1, Mk1A, and Mk2 will be the mainstay of IAF’s inventory Sep 13,2018

With the number of the Indian Air Force’s fighter squadrons expected to decrease quickly from the present 31 as the current fleet ages, there has been a decisive endeavor to accelerate the recapitalization of the fighter fleet. The majority of the new fighters are to bear the “Make in India” label. By 2032, the Indian Air Force plans to have at least 18 squadrons of Indian-made fighters, said the Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal R. Nambiar, at a conference held in Delhi this

Bought only 36 Rafale jets as back-end infra didn’t allow for more: Nirmala Sitharaman

Bought only 36 Rafale jets as back-end infra didn’t allow for more: Nirmala Sitharaman Sep 13,2018

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the government chose to procure only 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France in 2015, instead of the 126 being negotiated by the previous government, as infrastructure and other technical requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF) do not allow for greater induction. “Every time you induct one squadron (standard fleet of 18 aircraft), there is a requirement for a lot of other paraphernalia to come in. Given a set of parameters, if you

Govt plans to relax height limit for Nepalese in paramilitary forces: Rijiju

Govt plans to relax height limit for Nepalese in paramilitary forces: Rijiju Sep 13,2018

The home ministry is planning to relax the minimum height requirement for people from the Nepalese community residing in India to join the paramilitary forces, minister of states for home affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday. He was speaking at Haritalika Teej Mahotsav organised by Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust and Bharat Swabhiman Trust. Rijiju praised the contribution of the Nepalese community in developing the Indian culture. “The Nepalese community has played a very important

India plans AI for military but network-centric warfare capacity is stymied

India plans AI for military but network-centric warfare capacity is stymied Sep 13,2018

In 2017, China called for the nation to become “the world’s primary artificial-intelligence innovation center” by 2030, by which time, it forecast, the country’s AI industry could be worth US$150 billion. Hence China is investing heavily in all aspects of information technology, from quantum computing to chip design. Multiple initiatives have also been launched, including China building the $2.1 billion AI Technology Park in Beijing’s western suburbs. Compare this with America’s

On trip to Washington, NSA?Ajit Doval to address concerns over Russian arms

On trip to Washington, NSA?Ajit Doval to address concerns over Russian arms Sep 13,2018

National security advisor Ajit Doval is expected to visit Washington as early as this week, ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s India visit next month. He will address US concerns over India’s purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia, and to convince the Trump administration that the deal merits a waiver from the provisions of Countering America’s Adversaries Through the Sanctions Act (CAATSA). President Putin will be hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 4

Air Force top brass bat for Rafale jet deal

Air Force top brass bat for Rafale jet deal Sep 13,2018

The Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, on Wednesday said the government was strengthening the air force by providing the Rafale fighter from France and the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia. Addressing a seminar in New Delhi, the air chief said: “By providing the Rafale and the S-400 (anti-missile system), the government is strengthening the Indian Air Force to counter the shortfall of our depleting numbers of aircraft.” According to him, “Very few

Quad’ of India, US, Japan, Australia to meet soon

Quad’ of India, US, Japan, Australia to meet soon Sep 13,2018

The next round of meeting of the Quad countries (India, US, Japan, Australia) will probably be held by this autumn, which would be the second time the group would be meeting this year. India wants it to stay at the joint secretary level, though the US and Japan have asked for it to be elevated to a foreign secretary/foreign minister level. For the time being, India has prevailed, as was decided after the 2+2 meeting last week. Indian officials said they would like the coming rounds to focus on