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Agni-V set to be for another pre-induction test

Agni-V set to be for another pre-induction test Aug 14,2018

Agni-V, India’s long-range ballistic missile with a range of 5,000-5,500km will undergo one more pre-induction test, perhaps as soon as October, and be inducted into the country’s strategic arsenal shortly after, before the end of the year, senior defence ministry officials said on condition of anonymity. The missile, which completes India’s missile portfolio, underwent its penultimate pre-induction test in June and was expected to be inducted by next year. It is being built by the

India-made passenger aircraft to fly in 3 years: Minister

India-made passenger aircraft to fly in 3 years: Minister Aug 14,2018

State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)’s 19-seater “Saras” passenger aircraft will be ready within next three years, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Monday. “The implementation process of 19-seater modification to Saras will begin soon and the aircraft will be ready for commercial use within next three years, giving a boost to regional connectivity,” Vardhan told reporters here.The Minister was speaking on the sidelines of an event to unveil a

Chilling I-Day alert: Intelligence agencies fear of unmanned aerial vehicle attack

Chilling I-Day alert: Intelligence agencies fear of unmanned aerial vehicle attack Aug 14,2018

A high-level meeting took place today in North Block regarding the aerial threat on Independence Day by any unmanned aerial vehicle – whether paraglider, paramotor or drone. The drone threat has been a serious cause of concern for the security agencies and the Indian Air Force has been tasked with the responsibility of tracking and neutralizing any attacks outside the 30 km no-fly zone. According to reports, top officials from the Indian Air Force, Defence Ministry, Intelligence Bureau,

PMO Keen on Shifting Aero India Venue to Lucknow Despite Oppn From Air Force, HDK

PMO Keen on Shifting Aero India Venue to Lucknow Despite Oppn From Air Force, HDK Aug 14,2018

As and when the announcement comes, it will be the first time since its inception in 1996 that the Aero India show will fly out of Bengaluru. The new venue is widely speculated to be the Bakshi Ka Talab air force base on the outskirts of Lucknow, though an official announcement has been delayed given the politics that is swirling around the flagship event. While Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has now officially written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, making a case for

India to launch two space missions every month, says ISRO Chairman K Sivan

India to launch two space missions every month, says ISRO Chairman K Sivan Aug 14,2018

India is ready to launch two space missions every month, with 31 launches slated to take place over the coming 16 months, a top official said on Sunday. “The space agency has a tight schedule ahead, as we are targeting nine launches over the next five months and 22 missions from February to December in 2019, aiming at two per month,” the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan told reporters here. In all, ISRO is looking at 31 space missions in a span of

PM Modi takes on Mamata Banerjee over NRC: Only those who have lost faith, will use words like ‘civil war’, ‘bloodbath’

PM Modi takes on Mamata Banerjee over NRC: Only those who have lost faith, will use words like ‘civil war’, ‘bloodbath’ Aug 13,2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview with news agency ANI, touched upon important issues concerning the nation like mob lynchings, Goods and Services Tax (GST), women empowerment, and jobs. Besides, the prime minister also spoke about BJP’s plans to tackle the united Opposition in 2019 as well as the path ahead for India-Pakistan relations in the light of the imminent change of government in Islamabad. But, perhaps the most anticipated remarks from the PM came on Assam’s

India needs 45 more Satellites in Space’: ISRO Chairman

India needs 45 more Satellites in Space’: ISRO Chairman Aug 13,2018

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan has been attracting flak for the controversial removal of a senior colleague and director of ISRO’s, Space Application Centre, Tapan Misra, in Ahmedabad and attempts to privatise the space research agency. In an interview to Hindustan Times, the ISRO chairman takes on the controversies head on and talks about the ongoing research and mission to moon, Chandrayaan-2, which he says is no less than the Apollo mission. He also talks about

Critical Technologies For Human Space Mission On Track, Says ISRO

Critical Technologies For Human Space Mission On Track, Says ISRO Aug 13,2018

India’s plan to put a human in space is just one decision away from being made a reality. In an exclusive interview, K Sivan, chairman of space research organisation ISRO said several of the critical technologies are already in place, including a crew module and a crew escape system. A prototype space suit has also been developed. “ISRO is readying critical technologies for Indian human space programme. If the government wants, the Indian astronaut programme can be launched,” said Mr

Smart border with Pak, Bangla

Smart border with Pak, Bangla Aug 13,2018

The Border Security Force (BSF) has started sealing portions of the borders with Bangladesh and Pakistan with a “smart technology-aided fence”, sources in the Union home ministry said.A ministry official said the project was aimed at checking the increasing incidents of infiltration along the international boundaries with the two neighbouring countries. “This is a major step to plug the vulnerable gaps on the two frontiers and counter terrorism and the problem of refugees India is

Exercise Pitch Black: IAF contingent member flies onboard French Rafale fighter aircraft

Exercise Pitch Black: IAF contingent member flies onboard French Rafale fighter aircraft Aug 13,2018

An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent member got an opportunity to fly onboard a French Rafale fighter aircraft, as part of the exchange sorties during the Integration Training week of Exercise Pitch Black in Australia. The IAF took to Twitter on Saturday early morning and said, “We are working together as a team & learning from each other.” It also tweeted pictures of the member inside the fighter jet. The Exercise Pitch Black is the Air Force’s premier air warfare exercise with 16

Taiwan embarks on spending spree on homemade subs

Taiwan embarks on spending spree on homemade subs Aug 09,2018

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to spend a lot more – NT$73.6 billion (US$2.4 billion), or more than one-fifth of the island’s defense budget next year – on the development of indigenous weapons. The president made the announcement at a ceremony at the Navy Command Headquarters to kickstart a new homemade assault submarine program. Next year’s defense budget will get a boost of NT$18.3 billion (US$597.5 million) and its share of the island’s GDP is set to break the 2%

BEL bags Rs. 9,200 crore missile order

BEL bags Rs. 9,200 crore missile order Aug 09,2018

State-owned aerospace and defence company, BEL will supply and services seven Long-range Surface-to-air Missile systems for MDL and GRSE. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) The company has entered into contracts with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited to supply seven Long-range Surface-to-air Missile (LRSAM) systems to be fitted on seven ships to built by these two shipbuilders. The company informed the exchanges about the order receipt

Paltan: JP Dutta shot war sequence of upcoming film with 300 Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh

Paltan: JP Dutta shot war sequence of upcoming film with 300 Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh Aug 09,2018

JP Dutta’s upcoming war film Paltan is almost done filming. Paltan tells the story of the Indian armed forces facing off in an intense battle to ward off Chinese infiltration during the Nathu La military clashes of 1967, which took place along the Sikkim border. A new report in DNA, states that the filmmaker shot with 300 Indian Army personnel for the war sequence in the rugged terrains of Ladakh. Speaking about working with real soldiers, the Border filmmaker told DNA, “The movie focuses

Pakistan’s ISI provides terrorists 200 anti-thermal jackets to enter India undetected

Pakistan’s ISI provides terrorists 200 anti-thermal jackets to enter India undetected Aug 09,2018

In a major conspiracy against India, Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has reportedly provided terrorists with around 200 anti-thermal jackets to circumvent the thermal imaging devices at the India and Pakistan borders and enter India undetected. The terrorists can cross the border with great ease wearing the jackets as they cannot be traced. The security agencies have become alert after this report has surfaced. In an intelligence report sent to the Home Ministry, it

ISRO developing eco-friendly propellants for its rockets

ISRO developing eco-friendly propellants for its rockets Aug 09,2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing green propellants for future rockets, considering the harmful effects of exhausts released by rockets on the earth’s atmosphere. Currently, ISRO is conducting laboratory tests of environment-friendly replacements for existing propellants. The space agency is also looking to improve the energy efficiency of the fuel in the process. Research into the subject comes in the wake of global concerns regarding gases emitted by rocket

From Russia’s S-400 to US-Norway’s NASAMS-II: How India is Boosting Its Defense

From Russia’s S-400 to US-Norway’s NASAMS-II: How India is Boosting Its Defense Aug 07,2018

Besides the expected acquisition of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system, New Delhi has agreed to buy a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS) from the US. Speaking to Sputnik, Indian analysts have shared their views on Russo-Indian cooperation and revealed that India is building its own ballistic missile defense system. The US Congress has granted India a waiver against the anti-Russian sanctions thereby paving the way for New Delhi’s acquisition of the Russian-made

China Is Building Very 21st Century Empire. Delhi On Alert

China Is Building Very 21st Century Empire. Delhi On Alert Aug 07,2018

China is building a very 21st century empire-one where trade and debt lead the way, not armadas and boots on the ground.If President Xi Jinping’s ambitions become a reality, Beijing will cement its position at the center of a new world economic order spanning more than half the globe. Already, China has extended its influence far beyond that of the Tang Dynasty’s golden age more than a millennium ago. The most tangible manifestation of Xi’s designs is the new Silk Road he first proposed

Naya Pakistan : Imran Khan set to appoint Pakistan’s own Dr Strangelove as his defence minister

Naya Pakistan : Imran Khan set to appoint Pakistan’s own Dr Strangelove as his defence minister Aug 07,2018

Shirin Mazari, a prominent Islamabad-based scholar under consideration for appointment as Pakistan’s next defence minister by soon-to-be prime minister Imran Khan, publicly advocated nuclear strikes on Indian population centres in the event of war between the two countries, a review of her work by Firstpost has revealed. “Targeting” of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, Mazari wrote in an October 1999 article published in The Defence Journal, “should be primarily counter-value focusing on

AI Will Give Teeth To Our Existing Technology And Make Them More Potent

AI Will Give Teeth To Our Existing Technology And Make Them More Potent Aug 07,2018

Defence Research and Development Organisation’s director general (missiles and strategic systems) and scientific adviser to the defence minister, G Satheesh Reddy has played a key role in the design and development of missile systems, guided weapons, and avionics technologies. In an interaction with Outlook Business, Reddy speaks on the need for R&D institutes, industry and academia to come together and create an ecosystem for defence and civilian technologies. What is the likely impact of

Israeli Aerospace Industries, Rafael taken off blacklist

Israeli Aerospace Industries, Rafael taken off blacklist Aug 07,2018

The government has taken off two major Israeli arms companies, Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Rafael, from the blacklist of firms with whom business dealings are suspended or restricted. Junior minister for defence Subhash Bhamre told Rajya Sabha on Monday that this decision was taken in a review meeting of senior defence ministry (MoD) officials, led by the director-general (acquisitions), after the CBI filed a closure report in court in the corruption case involving them.