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Imran Khan should worry about bankrupt Pakistan, not Kashmir: India

Imran Khan should worry about bankrupt Pakistan, not Kashmir: India Oct 22,2018

On a day when Imran Khan alleged that Indian security forces are targeting innocent lives in Jammu and Kashmir, India reacted sharply and said that the Pakistani PM should worry about his country’s bankruptcy rather than focus on making false accusations. Imran on Monday claimed in Twitter post on Monday that India was carrying out a ‘new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris.’ He did not make any reference to actions of Pakistan-sponsored terrorists or his country’s Border Action

India-Russia Military Cooperation to Soar Higher With New Technical Wing

India-Russia Military Cooperation to Soar Higher With New Technical Wing Oct 22,2018

India and Russia have decided to launch an all-new department under the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Co-operation (IRIGC-MTC) to bring each other’s militaries closer than ever before. The department will focus on enhancing military interactions, reviving lapsed bilateral military programs and providing a further boost to joint training and military exercises. “The new department is aimed to create more jointmanship at the military level of the two

Why Russia’s S-400 Is No Joke (And Why No Air Force Wants to Fight Against It)

Why Russia’s S-400 Is No Joke (And Why No Air Force Wants to Fight Against It) Oct 22,2018

he S-400 is one of the most controversial missiles in the world currently. The United States has imposed economic sanctions on countries simply for buying the system, but many of the world’s powers are interested in it, with India signing deals in September 2018 and China in April 2018. But what exactly makes the S-400 such a hot ticket item in the world today? How did it evolve from the earlier S-300? The S-300 began development in the 1960s as a follow-up to a multitude of prior

Army may get thermal imager for surveillance

Army may get thermal imager for surveillance Oct 22,2018

The Indian Army may get advanced hand-held thermal imagers for effective surveillance of targets and night operations in high conflict zones such as Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast. The ministry of defence is in the process of procuring 12,389 hand-held thermal imagers (HHTIs) to be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS), digital and magnetic compass, inclinometer and day and night channel binoculars to reduce the number of separate equipment a soldier carries at present. The

Additional Sukhois not an answer to fleet shortage, IAF tells ministry

Additional Sukhois not an answer to fleet shortage, IAF tells ministry Oct 22,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has told the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that getting more of the existing version of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets is not an option to bolster numbers to the dwindling jet fleet. The Sukhoi-30MKI, in its present version, is not an option for the future — next 20 years or so — as its avionics, protection suite, engine and radar is now a generation previous to what is currently available, the IAF has informed the MoD, sources told The Tribune. The Russian origin

Warning issued to Pakistan after intruders enter Indian territory, kill three soldiers along LoC

Warning issued to Pakistan after intruders enter Indian territory, kill three soldiers along LoC Oct 22,2018

A day after armed intruders from Pakistan crossed the Line of Control and attacked an Indian army patrol killing three soldiers, Army has issued a stern warning to its Pakistani counterpart to restrain terrorists operating from its soil. Referring to reports about concentration of a large number of terrorists on launch pads desperate to infiltrate from across the LoC, Indian army in a statement issued here said that “a stern warning has been conveyed to Pakistan army to restrain terrorists

Indian Army asks Pakistan to take back bodies of intruders killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sunderbani sector

Indian Army asks Pakistan to take back bodies of intruders killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sunderbani sector Oct 22,2018

The Indian Army has asked Pakistan to take back the bodies of two ‘hostile Pakistani nationals’ who had been killed in an encounter along the Line of Control in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. “Pakistan Army has been informed through established communication channels to take over the bodies of the hostile Pakistani nationals,” Colonel Aman Anand, Army spokesperson told the media on Monday. Army sources said a stern warning has been conveyed to the Pakistan Army to

The game changer, IAF crew trains on the first attack helicopter Apache in the US

The game changer, IAF crew trains on the first attack helicopter Apache in the US Oct 22,2018

Indian Air Force crew started its training on Apache helicopters in the US. The Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopter is a twin-turbo shaft with tandem cockpit for two crew and a tail wheel-type landing gear arrangement. The helicopter which will enhance combat capability of IAF is expected to be delivered by 2020, and the deal was inked in 2015, as reported earlier. As has been reported earlier, private sector Company like Dynamatics are building large sections of Chinook, and the Tata

Indian Navy Now Capable Of Rescuing Personnel From Submarines In Distress Underwater

Indian Navy Now Capable Of Rescuing Personnel From Submarines In Distress Underwater Oct 17,2018

Indian Navy has formally inducted its first deep submarine rescue vehicle, Livefist has reported. This will be the first of two rescue vehicles that will be inducted into the navy. The second submarine will be inducted in 2019. The rescue vehicle has been built by James Fisher & Sons, a United Kingdom company. “[The Indian Navy] joins a select league of nations with capability to search, locate & provide rescue to distressed submarines by induction of its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel

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,

IAF crew starts training on Chinook helicopters at US facility

IAF crew starts training on Chinook helicopters at US facility Oct 17,2018

he Chinook heavy helicopters are all set to arrive in India as IAF has commenced training on the heavy helicopters in United States of America. According to Indian Air force, the crew has commenced training on Chinook helicopters on October 8 at Delaware, USA. During the initial conversation phase, four pilots and four flight engineers of Indian Air Force are training on Chinook helicopters. The acquisition of these heavy lift helicopters will going to add to the capabilities of the

India-Russia $2.2 b stealth frigates deal soon? Will be more powerful, equipped with BrahMos Missiles and advanced sensors

India-Russia $2.2 b stealth frigates deal soon? Will be more powerful, equipped with BrahMos Missiles and advanced sensors Oct 17,2018

New Delhi and Moscow could soon sign agreement to procure $2.2-billion stealth frigates deal — Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356) or advanced Talwar-class frigates. Speaking to FE Online on condition of anonymity, senior naval officers confirmed that the agreement is expected to be inked in the next few weeks. After the recent India-Russia annual summit, FE Online had quoted sources who had said that there were certain issues that needed to be addressed including production of two

UAE shows interest in Tejas LCA, UAE’s defence minister to be shown the Tejas LCA today

UAE shows interest in Tejas LCA, UAE’s defence minister to be shown the Tejas LCA today Oct 17,2018

India and the UAE are planning to expand their joint military training with a focus on improving capabilities to conduct operations in deserts. With this step up in defence cooperation, the UAE has shown interest in the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft and several ‘Make in India’ military platforms, government officials said. These issues were discussed between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and UAE’s Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy, on Tuesday.

US-2i amphibious aircraft for Indian Navy to be pushed during 13th India-Japan annual meet

US-2i amphibious aircraft for Indian Navy to be pushed during 13th India-Japan annual meet Oct 17,2018

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Japan for the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit, later this month, the purchase of 12 ShinMaywa US-2i Amphibious and Rescue (SAR) aircraft for $1.65 billion will be on the table for discussions. Senior officers confirmed to FE Online that during the two day visit starting Oct 28, Prime Minister Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to push for government to government (G2G) deal for these amphibious planes, to ensure that there are no

IAF to hold competition for swarm drones technology

IAF to hold competition for swarm drones technology Oct 17,2018

In the first of its kind in the Indian defence sector, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced the Mehar Baba prize under which individuals, start-ups and other “for profit” entities can compete to build a swarm of 50 drones to be employed in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The competition aims to tap into the young talent pool available across the country and leverage its expertise to meet the emerging requirements of the armed forces. If successful it can be a

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

Sashastra Seema Bal’s 2000 non-combat men moved to Intelligence Bureau

Sashastra Seema Bal’s 2000 non-combat men moved to Intelligence Bureau Oct 17,2018

The Centre has transferred over 2,000 Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to strengthen the border security and intelligence apparatus, especially along China and Nepal. In an October 12 order, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said a total of 2,104 posts of the civilian component of the force, often dubbed as the ‘dying’ cadre, will be transferred to the IB “immediately”. Some of these posts are not occupied at present. A small component of 94 posts,

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

Army Commanders brainstorm on making force leaner and meaner, combat ready for the future

Army Commanders brainstorm on making force leaner and meaner, combat ready for the future Oct 12,2018

Indian Army’s top leadership are deliberating on several issues including operational, administrative, logistics and human resources at the Army Commanders’ Conference which started on October 9 and will continue till October 15, 2018, in New Delhi. The six-day conference presided over by General Bipin Rawat will see the seven Army Commanders and the vice chief of the Indian Army discuss and analyse important studies that have been ordered to meet future operational challenges. “As part