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We are ready to manufacture the MiG-35 in India’

We are ready to manufacture the MiG-35 in India’ Apr 27,2018

Ilya Tarasenko, Director General, JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation ‘MiG’ is looking to offer its latest MiG-35 warplanes under the Indian Air Force’s global tender to acquire 110 fighters for around $20 billion. In an interview to BusinessLine, Tarasenko said the company is ready to build the fighter planes here under the transfer of technology at a competitive price. Excerpts: Are you going to respond to the global tender floated by the Indian Air Force to acquire 110 fighter jets? Of

Significant increase in Chinese aircraft in Tibet Autonomous Region: IAF Chief

Significant increase in Chinese aircraft in Tibet Autonomous Region: IAF Chief Apr 26,2018

In the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China visit to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa here today said that a significant increase in Chinese aircraft and aircrew has taken place in the Tibet Autonomous Region as compared to other military regions. He added that China’s deployment of its Sukhoi-27 and J-10 fighter aircraft fleets for continuous operations during winter months gives them a “year round

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet: China is 'wooing' India because Donald Trump's moves have left it no choice

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet: China is 'wooing' India because Donald Trump's moves have left it no choice Apr 26,2018

As Narendra Modi lands in Wuhan for a much-anticipated one-on-one with Xi Jinping, it is worth exploring the motivations that have driven China to the discussion table. It is a stretch to assume that Beijing, which refuses to consider India as its equal and never fails to be condescending about the economic and military power differential, would suddenly warm up to its neighbour out of  "goodwill". China doesn't do "goodwill". Its actions (not just under Xi but

Russia’s Rubin responds to Indian submarine tender RFI with Amur-1650

Russia’s Rubin responds to Indian submarine tender RFI with Amur-1650 Apr 26,2018

Rubin Central Maritime Design Bureau has prepared the necessary information on Amur-1650 submarine to bid in the 75I tender for six non-nuclear submarines for the Indian Navy, Rubin CEO Igor Vilnit told TASS. “According to the tender rules and Make in India logic the choice of a foreign partner belongs to Indian enterprises. Our proposal for the Indian Navy is based on non-nuclear Amur-1650 submarine and meets all the customer requirements,”he said. The Indian government sent a Request

JeM commander killed in Tral gunfight, says J-K?Police chief

JeM commander killed in Tral gunfight, says J-K?Police chief Apr 26,2018

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that one of the four militants killed in Tuesday’s gunfight in the Tral forest area was a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) operational commander. Four JeM militants, one soldier and a state police constable were killed in the over eight-hour long gunfight. The picture had been taken in Pakistan few years ago by the media there. Azhar was released from Kotbalwal jail in Jammu district in 1999 and taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan where he was swapped with the

India hands over memorabilia to Bangladesh

India hands over memorabilia to Bangladesh Apr 26,2018

An Mi-4 helicopter and two PT-76 tanks, used in the 1971 Liberation War, were handed over by the Indian government to Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Army yesterday at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bashar. Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla handed over the memorabilia to Bangladesh authorities, said an ISPR release yesterday. Chief of General Staff of Bangladesh Army Lt General Md Nazimuddin and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Admin) Air vice Marshal M Abul Bashar

Indian Army issues national alert on recruitment process over forged documents

Indian Army issues national alert on recruitment process over forged documents Apr 26,2018

The Army has issued a national-level alert among its recruitment officers following the arrest of nine Uttar Pradesh natives who tried to pass off as Keralites with forged documents during an army recruitment rally in Thiruvananthapuram. As the fudged documents included fake Aadhaar cards, Central Government agencies have also been notified, senior Army officers said.‘’This has the potential to become a national-level menace. We are trying to nip it in the bud. All Army Recruiting Officers

2 killed in Indian army firing across LoC: Pak

2 killed in Indian army firing across LoC: Pak Apr 26,2018

Pakistan claimed today that Indian forces fired across the Line of Control, killing two civilians and wounding two others. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that Indian troops this morning resorted to “unprovoked firing” in Thub and Banchiran sub sectors of Padhar Sector and targeted village Bramla. Two civilians were killed and two others, including a woman, injured in the firing, he added.

Kashmir Valley to see more bloodshed in 2018 than previous year, claims former J-K DGP

Kashmir Valley to see more bloodshed in 2018 than previous year, claims former J-K DGP Apr 26,2018

Former Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda said the killing of over 200 terrorist in the Valley would not “restore normalcy” in the state and predicted that the year would see more bloodshed than 2017. Khoda, who was J&K’s top cop between 2007 and 2012, was in New Delhi to attend a security conclave. “The year 2018 is bound to be worse than 2017, where casualty of security forces is likely to cross 100,” he told The Indian Express. Eighty-two security personnel

World Bank urged to schedule talks on water dispute with India : Pakistani Media

World Bank urged to schedule talks on water dispute with India : Pakistani Media Apr 26,2018

Islama­bad has asked the World Bank to schedule a meeting with a Pakistani team in Washington later this month for talks on water dispute with India, official sources told Dawn on Wednesday. Early this month, Pakis­tan asked the World Bank to address its concerns over India’s two hydropower projects — the 330-megawatt Kishanganga and 850MW Ratle plants. Islama­bad believes that both plants violate the Indus Water Treaty that distributes water of Indus River and its tributaries between

Stymieing Red terror – Indian Defence Research Wing

Stymieing Red terror – Indian Defence Research Wing Apr 26,2018

It’s a major victory for the Maharashtra police for being able to significantly reduce the threat of Naxalism in Gadchiroli district. The two fierce gun battles that led to the death of 37 Maoists underscored a do-or-die struggle for the two sides – one upholding the law, the other making a mockery of governance and the country’s democratic institutions. It should also be a case study on how accurate intelligence on the ground can be a decisive factor in the war against Red

Pakistani, Indian troops to conduct first-ever military drills together

Pakistani, Indian troops to conduct first-ever military drills together Apr 26,2018

Pakistani and Indian forces will conduct military drills together for the first-time ever in August this year. According to a report in an Indian newspaper, the two arch-rivals will participate in a multi-nation military exercise to be held in in Russia’s Ural Mountains. The exercise, Peace Mission 2018, is a part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and will focus on counter-terrorism operations. Eight countries, including Pakistan, India, China and Russia, will participate in the

Pakistan dismisses worries over Indian missiles activities : Pakistani Goverment

Pakistan dismisses worries over Indian missiles activities : Pakistani Goverment Apr 26,2018

Pakistan has no frustration regarding Indian missile activities but international community must take notice of such aggressive behavior, says foreign office.During his weekly media briefing foreign office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said that Pakistan possess full capacity to answer Indian actions in same manners. Dr Faisal said that Indian official including its Prime Minister keep giving provocative statements against Pakistan even in other countries. “Pakistan has always

Time ripe for India-US defence projects’

Time ripe for India-US defence projects’ Apr 26,2018

With India being designated as a major defence partner by the US, it is time the two countries commit themselves to defense projects, a former Obama-era top Pentagon official has said. “Both governments need to make a programme decision and commit. These decisions need to be made at the highest levels in both governments with a clear timeline against which progress will be measured,” said Keith Webster, who represented the Pentagon in the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) in

60 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

60 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh Apr 26,2018

60 Naxals from Abujmarh surrendered before Bastar Inspector General (IG) Vivekananda Sinha in Narayanpur, on Thursday. The Naxals, which included 40 men and 20 women, said they were fed up with the Naxalites’ strategies and hence decided to quit. They also surrendered seven rifles. They will be now provided government relief and benefits under the rehabilitation policy.

The Hypersonic Arms Race Is Now On

The Hypersonic Arms Race Is Now On Apr 26,2018

Lockheed awarded the first $1bn to develop a US hypersonic missile and catch up with the Russians It appears that the US Air Force is taking recent reports of Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapon systems seriously, as it’s upped its game by awarding Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to US$928 million to develop a conventional strike weapon capable of flying over five times the speed of sound. The company’s Lockheed Martin Space division in Huntsville, Alabama will carry out the

India among 80 countries attending Paris anti-terror financing meet

India among 80 countries attending Paris anti-terror financing meet Apr 26,2018

In sync with New Delhi’s continued anti-terror efforts in its diplomatic engagements, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar is leading a high-level Indian delegation to the two-day Conference on Combating Terror Financing that started in Paris on Wednesday. Welcoming India’s participation in the conference, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said in a statement: “As the hosting country, France is delighted that India is sending a high-level, comprehensive delegation

Progress in Indo-Iran Naval Cooperation

Progress in Indo-Iran Naval Cooperation Apr 26,2018

Indian Navy Commander Admiral Sunil Lamba and Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh expressed satisfaction at the growing bilateral cooperation in military and other sectors. “Tehran-New Delhi relations have made great progress over the past few years,” Lamba said in a meeting Wednesday with Taqizadeh in Tehran on the sidelines of a conference on naval cooperation and international issues in Tehran–the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium 2018. “Ties between the

Sino-Indian Agenda: Border Peace

Sino-Indian Agenda: Border Peace Apr 26,2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘informal summit’ with Chinese President Xi Jinping from April 27 to April 28 in Wuhan city is perhaps meant to reduce the tangible Chinese military pressure, since the Doklam face-off, on the 3,488 km disputed border (Line of Actual Control). Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “We underlined that maintaining peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas is an essential pre-requisite for the smooth development of bilateral ties.” Under the

Vintage military aircraft Dakota reaches Jamnagar IAF station

Vintage military aircraft Dakota reaches Jamnagar IAF station Apr 26,2018

A fully refurbished Dakota DC3l, a World War II-era vintage military transport aircraft, landed at the Air Force station in Jamnagar in Gujarat today. The aircraft will fly to the Air Force Station at Hindan in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow for induction into the Vintage Aircraft Fleet of the IAF formed in 2012, a Defence release said here. Dakotas had played a crucial role in the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war, especially in ferrying the Indian troops to Srinagar. The aircraft commenced its