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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

India, Russia may miss signing defence deals worth $8.5 b during Putin’s visit next month

India, Russia may miss signing defence deals worth $8.5 b during Putin’s visit next month Sep 29,2018

With just a week left before the Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India for the annual bilateral summit, there is still no clarity on the several high-profile defence deals worth around $8.5 billion that the two countries were expected to sign. Some of the contracts that Russia has proposed to sign during the summit scheduled for October, 5 include five S-400 Triumph missile systems, four Project 11356 frigates, 48 Mi-17V-5 helicopters and 200 Ka-226T helicopters. The

F-35 fighter jet: Programme suffers first crash

F-35 fighter jet: Programme suffers first crash Sep 29,2018

A F-35B jet came down in South Carolina, the Marine Corps said. The pilot managed to safely eject and there were no injuries.The Marines said in a statement that an investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.The F-35 is the largest and most expensive weapons programme of its type in the world.Global sales are projected at more that 3,000 aircraft, and the programme is likely to last for some 30 to 40 years.But the programme has been criticised both for cost and combat

Modi for integration in military ops

Modi for integration in military ops Sep 29,2018

Reminding the three Armed Forces about the importance of operating “jointly”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked topmost military commanders of the country to bring about integration and jointness in operations. Modi was addressing the combined commanders’ conference at Jodhpur this afternoon. Discussions are on within the three Forces on having a “theatre command” structure.   This is being opposed from within, especially by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Rajnath Singh’s Cryptic Statement On Surgical Strike Anniversary

Rajnath Singh’s Cryptic Statement On Surgical Strike Anniversary Sep 29,2018

As the government marks the second anniversary of the surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control, Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s comment fueled speculation about another army operation. “Our neighbouring country Pakistan keeps fostering unrest. It doesn’t refrain from its nefarious activities. People often raise how they mistreat our Border Security Force jawans. You might have seen something… something has happened, I won’t say what. It has

UK supports India’s NSG membership bid unconditionally

UK supports India’s NSG membership bid unconditionally Sep 29,2018

The United Kingdom (UK) said India has done enough to get an entry into the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership, which is accountable for the international commerce of nuclear and backed India’s membership unconditionally. The diplomatic sources told the Times of India that London sees New Delhi as a significant member and defender of the international order. A dialogue took place between India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the UK’s Foreign and

India supports peace whereas Pak continues to assist Taliban, says top Afghan official

India supports peace whereas Pak continues to assist Taliban, says top Afghan official Sep 29,2018

Pakistan continues to support the Taliban despite the formation of the new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and stated that India wants a stable and peaceful Afghanistan, says a top Afghan. Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that for the peace and the talks to get serious, a few things are required. He said that there was a need to pursuade those who support the Taliban. “One is that those who are

PM Modi invited to Maldives, may go if transition process is smooth

PM Modi invited to Maldives, may go if transition process is smooth Sep 28,2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the next President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, sources told The Indian Express. Modi, who has not visited Maldives so far — his visit was cancelled in March 2015 due to the volatile political situation — is likely to go if the transition process is smooth, sources said. Maldives is the only SAARC country that Modi has not visited. But, two days after Solih emerged victorious in the presidential elections,

Why is India eyeing Putin’s S-400?

Why is India eyeing Putin’s S-400? Sep 28,2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin is arriving in India next week, and all eyes are on the S-400 air defence system. Putin is expected to hardsell it, and that is going to be like preaching to the converted. India wants it badly, but is still looking over the shoulder to see how the US would react. The signs from Washington aren’t good. The Donald Trump administration slapped sanctions on China only a week ago for buying S-400. Now Saudi Arabia, an old ally of the US, is worried. The Saudis

Advanced surveillance for Pakistan, China borders and 3D mapping for Kashmir operations developed, being tested

Advanced surveillance for Pakistan, China borders and 3D mapping for Kashmir operations developed, being tested Sep 28,2018

In the backdrop of a major anti- infiltration system being operationalised along the India- Pakistan border earlier this month, more high-tech equipment for border surveillance, perimeter security and counter-terrorist operations have been developed for deployment in Kashmir and the borders with Pakistan and China. The equipment are also aimed to not only reduce infiltration and intrusions, but also provide 3D mapping of terrorist prone areas in Kashmir with a data backup for planning future

Russia Is Said to Plan Air-Defense Deal With India Next Week

Russia Is Said to Plan Air-Defense Deal With India Next Week Sep 28,2018

Russia is expected to sign a deal to supply advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India next week during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi, a Russian official said. The threat of U.S. sanctions against buyers of Russian weapons — imposed most recently on China — won’t affect the deal, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that aren’t yet public. The contract covers 10 batteries, worth a total of $6.2 billion, Russia’s RBC

Russia Offers Buk, Tor SAMs Along With S-400 To Form Indian Air Defence Network

Russia Offers Buk, Tor SAMs Along With S-400 To Form Indian Air Defence Network Sep 26,2018

While India and Russia are currently finalizing a deal on the S-400 long-range air defense missile system (ADMS), Moscow is now understood to be getting New Delhi interested in its Buk-M3 medium range and Tor-M3 short-range missile defence systems to form a single air-defence network. A suggestion to this effect had been mooted by Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Russian Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) during the Army 2018 exhibition in Moscow last month while

Russian defense ministry uses S-400 radar data as evidence of Israeli involvement in Il-20 crash

Russian defense ministry uses S-400 radar data as evidence of Israeli involvement in Il-20 crash Sep 26,2018

Russia’s defense ministry has presented data from the S-400 radar deployed at the airbase at Syria’s Hmeymim as evidence proving the Israeli air forces’ responsibility for the incident with the Russian Ilyushin-20 plane killing 15 servicemen. The ministry’s spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said on Monday the ministry took notice of certain comments seeking to distort the picture of the incident and thoroughly scrutinized the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) statement alleging that the Israeli

Pakistan Sets Rahul Gandhi’s Poll Issues? The Sequence Of Events Surely Suggests So

Pakistan Sets Rahul Gandhi’s Poll Issues? The Sequence Of Events Surely Suggests So Sep 24,2018

Pakistan government has openly come out to campaign for Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the next Prime Minister of India. Many Pakistani leaders are miffed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose government called of the talks between the two countries at UNGA, hence, they have come out in support of the Congress President. Here’s the timeline as to how the entire issue surfaced: September 21, 2018: It all started when Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and hit out at the Modi- government over

Russia may respond to Il-20 tragedy by closing Syrian air space, says expert

Russia may respond to Il-20 tragedy by closing Syrian air space, says expert Sep 24,2018

Moscow could adequately respond to the downing of Russia’s Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea by closing Syria’s air space, Science Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Science Vitaly Naumkin told TASS, commenting on the information released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday. According to him, everything depends on whether Israeli authorities “will be ready to accept the blame, apologize for the Il-20 crash and punish those

India Tests Interceptor Missile That Can Engage Targets Above Atmosphere

India Tests Interceptor Missile That Can Engage Targets Above Atmosphere Sep 24,2018

India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test off the Odisha coast today, achieving a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, the defence sources said.The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), at about 8.05 pm, the sources said. This Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of the

India asks Israel to validate Spike missiles in high Indian temperatures before a deal

India asks Israel to validate Spike missiles in high Indian temperatures before a deal Sep 24,2018

A deal to procure the Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel through the government-to-government route has been brought before the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) for approval. However, some validation trials have to be held before the deal is signed. “Validation trials of the infrared seeker (IR) are to be held. Once the DAC accords approval, the trials will be performed during the summer,” a defence source said. Not up to the mark The deal will feature on the agenda of the DAC