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India Becomes 6th Country To Have A Fully Operational Nuclear Triad

India Becomes 6th Country To Have A Fully Operational Nuclear Triad Oct 17,2018

India joins the list of select nations to have an operational Nuclear Triad i.e. the ability to launch a nuclear counter-strike from land, sea or air. Even though India already had the nuclear tried, but according to media reports, they have become fully operational for the first time. Only the US, Russia, UK, France and China have a proven and an operations nuclear triad. The commander of the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Indian defence forces holds the key to the nuclear triad,

Angry Over Cross Border Terrorism, Iran Threatens To Do Surgical Strike On Pakistan

Angry Over Cross Border Terrorism, Iran Threatens To Do Surgical Strike On Pakistan Oct 17,2018

In 2016, in one of the most daring attacks carried out by the Indian security forces carried out a surgical strike inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir targeting terrorist launch pads. Now, another neighbour, fed up with Pakistan’s support to terrorist groups have threatened to carry out another surgical strike on the country.This comes after fourteen Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, were abducted on the volatile southeastern border with Pakistan

India, Japan to share military bases

India, Japan to share military bases Oct 17,2018

India and Japan may soon allow their armed forces to use each other’s military bases as well as provide logistical support to each other — a move which is sure to raise hackles in China. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will hold the 13th India-Japan summit in Tokyo on October 28 and 29. They are likely to discuss a proposal to ink an agreement which will lay the framework to share military assets and capabilities and provide logistical support to each

Panjab University starts profiling Kashmiri students days after 3 nabbed with weapons and explosives in Punjab

Panjab University starts profiling Kashmiri students days after 3 nabbed with weapons and explosives in Punjab Oct 17,2018

Just days after three Kashmiri students were arrested from Punjab’s Jalandhar for possessing an AK-47 rifle and other weapons, the famous Panjab University has started profiling students who are studying there from Jammu and Kashmir. In an e-mail sent to all department heads on October 11, the Dean of University Instructions, Prof Shankarji Jha, stated that information was needed on all Kashmiri students studying in the respective departments. “You are requested to provide information on

More DRDO scientists under Intelligence Bureau lens

More DRDO scientists under Intelligence Bureau lens Oct 12,2018

Scientists, engineers and employees working in the laboratories of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are kept under strict surveillance by their respective laboratory vigilance wings, in a joint operation with the state’s Intelligence Bureau. Employees’ activities and their contacts are thoroughly screened by the vigilance officials under the direction of the Director General, Vigilance. Yet this high profile surveillance could not detect the growing connection

No US Sanctions Pressure On India-Russia Defence Deals: Russian Envoy

No US Sanctions Pressure On India-Russia Defence Deals: Russian Envoy Oct 12,2018

US sanctions will not be an impediment to Indo-Russia defence deals, and New Delhi and Moscow could soon sign agreements on frigates and Kalashnikov assault rifles, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev said Thursday. Describing the recently-inked USD 5.4 billion S-400 missile defence system deal as the “largest contract” in the history of Indo-Russia ties, he said it was one of the “speediest” agreements to be signed between the two countries and there were no protracted

No ties with Pakistan at India’s cost, relations with New Delhi long-term: Russia

No ties with Pakistan at India’s cost, relations with New Delhi long-term: Russia Oct 12,2018

The Russian ambassador said that Russia’s relations with Pakistan should not be a matter of concern for India since ties with India are of “strategic, long-term” nature, as per a report by news agency PTI. Nikolay Kudashev, the Russian envoy to India also said that the relations with Pakistan are only a way of contributing towards regional stability. Kudashev further said that it was for ensuring a stable Pakistan and the efforts are being made to combat terrorism. He also added that

Trump Waiver on India’s S-400 Purchase Won’t Come Easy, US May Want Its Pound of Flesh: Experts

Trump Waiver on India’s S-400 Purchase Won’t Come Easy, US May Want Its Pound of Flesh: Experts Oct 07,2018

For India, getting a presidential waiver from the biting CAATSA sanctions might not be that easy, some American experts believe referring to the changing political dynamics within the administration and President Donald Trump’s personal strong views against New Delhi’s trade and tariff policies and calling it a “tariff king”. Under the CAATSA which was signed into law last year, India is subject to sanctions now that it has entered into an agreement with Russia to

Night Trial Of Prithvi-II Missile Successfully Conducted In Odisha

Night Trial Of Prithvi-II Missile Successfully Conducted In Odisha Oct 07,2018

India’s Strategic Forces Command Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile during night time as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha, defence sources said. The surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was launched from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore around 8.30 pm, they said. Prithvi-II was previously successfully

PhD Explains How S-400 Deal Will Affect Balance of Power Between India, Pakistan

PhD Explains How S-400 Deal Will Affect Balance of Power Between India, Pakistan Oct 07,2018

Moscow and New Delhi have inked a $5.4 billion contract on the supply of Russia’s S-400 air defense system to India, with deliveries scheduled to start in 2020. India will receive ten battalions of the system, with a battalion normally consisting of 8 launchers, 112 missiles, and the associated command, radar and support vehicles. Speaking to Sputnik about the development, Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi, a prominent political and defense analyst based in Lahore, Pakistan,

S-400 That India Is Buying From Russia Can Launch 72 Missiles At One Go

S-400 That India Is Buying From Russia Can Launch 72 Missiles At One Go Oct 07,2018

The S-400 Triumf air defence system deal, inked by India and Russia Friday notwithstanding the US pressure of sanctions, can engage up to 36 targets at a time and simultaneously launch 72 missiles.The long and medium range air defense missile system, which Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa said will provide a much needed “booster” to the Air Force, is designed to destroy air attacks, including stealth aircraft and any other aerial targets. “The sides welcomed the conclusion of

India, Russia ink $5 billion deal to buy five S-400 air defence missiles system

India, Russia ink $5 billion deal to buy five S-400 air defence missiles system Oct 07,2018

In a move that could invite tough sacntions from US, India and Russia on Friday signed the 5.2 billion defence deal which will enable India to acquire 5 of the world’s most lethal surface-to-air missile system.The defence agreement was signed during Putin’s ongoing visit to India. He arrived in the national capital on Thursday for a two-day visit on Thursday. The bilateral talks between PM Modi and President Putin are going on. The deal has been an issue of much speculation

Russia to help India in its space mission and communication satellite launch

Russia to help India in its space mission and communication satellite launch Oct 07,2018

Relations between India and Russian have so far been mutually beneficiary to each other from defence cooperation to oil exploration to say energy security. But the area in which the country is likely to get more help from the most trusted friend Russia includes space and satellite technology especially for India’s space mission. There are chances of the matter being discussed in the meeting between the two countries to take the issue a notch further. Experts on Indian’s policy

India’s Sikkim Airport Borders China In Sign Of Modi’s Intent

India’s Sikkim Airport Borders China In Sign Of Modi’s Intent Oct 07,2018

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the country’s 100th operational airport in the northeastern state of Sikkim, nestled in the Himalayan range, he took pains to mention what an engineering marvel it was. What he commented on more obliquely, however, was the strategic advantage the Pakyong airport provides, given Sikkim’s proximity to the Chinese border and his administration’s desire to cement the state’s bond with the rest of the

Akash, PAD, AAD and now S-400 triumf air defence missile system

Akash, PAD, AAD and now S-400 triumf air defence missile system Oct 03,2018

India has several systems in place to defend against incoming aerial attacks. Stopping an incoming missile or an aircraft flying at high speeds is tricky so a country cannot just rely on one particular system for it. One of the notable systems that India has to thwart incoming aerial targets like fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles is Akash mid-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system built by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is medium range

Vladimir Putin to get MiG 21s as welcome gift during 19th India-Russia Summit in Delhi

Vladimir Putin to get MiG 21s as welcome gift during 19th India-Russia Summit in Delhi Oct 03,2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin will get a rather unusual gift of three ‘Make in India’ MiG 21 fighter jets when he arrives for the 19th India-Russia Summit in Delhi from October 4 to 5.In the early 1960s after the US and the UK refused to sell supersonic fighter jets, India bought more than 1,200 MiGs from the former Soviet Union. It subsequently got full tech transfer to indigenously build the aircraft. After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Russia picked up the mantle of being

Russia may train Indian astronauts at ISS

Russia may train Indian astronauts at ISS Oct 03,2018

Indian astronauts may get an opportunity to fly onboard a Russian shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS) for a hands-on training session before they crew the nation’s first manned mission to the low earth orbit. Moscow of late conveyed to New Delhi that it could take the crew of the ‘Gaganyaan’ – the proposed first manned space mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – to the ISS for a real “out-of-the-world” training session. The details of the proposal

India’s CCS clears procurement of five S-400 air-defence missile systems

India’s CCS clears procurement of five S-400 air-defence missile systems Oct 03,2018

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) ‘quietly’ cleared on 26 September the procurement of five Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air (SAM) missile systems for the Indian Air Force (IAF) for USD5.5 billion. Disregarding the threat of the United States imposing sanctions on countries acquiring Russian-made defence equipment, the CCS, which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the acquisition shortly before President Vladimir Putin was scheduled to

Amid US Sanctions, India set to sign S-400 missile deal during Vladimir Putin’s visit next week

Amid US Sanctions, India set to sign S-400 missile deal during Vladimir Putin’s visit next week Sep 30,2018

ndia will sign the S-400 missile system deal with Russia during the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin next week, hoping that it has done enough business with the US to secure a waiver from sanctions, and to prevent Russia from directly selling weapon systems to Pakistan if India says no to the deal. Hindustan Times had first reported in April that the deal would be signed during the October summit and, in May, that New Delhi would go ahead with the

Russia-India S-400 air defence systems deal problematic: Pakistan

Russia-India S-400 air defence systems deal problematic: Pakistan Sep 30,2018

Pakistan is concerned about India moving closer to acquiring Russian S-400 air defence systems and urges Moscow not to bet on New Delhi alone, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told Sputnik in an interview. On Thursday, local media reported that Indian authorities are ready to sign a $5.43 billion contract to purchase five regiments of Russian S-400 Triumph air defence systems. “That is the problem,” Chaudhry said on Friday when asked what Islamabad thinks of the possible