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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

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

DRDO testfires quick reaction missile off Odisha coast

DRDO testfires quick reaction missile off Odisha coast Oct 12,2018

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test-fired short range Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test facility off Odisha coast. Sources said the sleek and highly mobile air defence system was fired from a canister mounted on a rotatable truck-based launch unit from Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Monday. “The test was aimed at validating various parameters, including propulsion performance of the weapon system and its killing capability. Data generated

After Upgrade, Decades-Old MiG-29s Ready To Strike In Modern Warfare

After Upgrade, Decades-Old MiG-29s Ready To Strike In Modern Warfare Oct 07,2018

The air-superiority fighter jet MiG-29 has gained in strength and ferocity after the latest upgrade, giving the Air Force that has been battling a shortage of warplanes a much-needed boost, officials have said.The Russian origin aircraft is now capable of mid-air refuelling, compatible with the latest missiles and can launch multi-dimensional attacks, said Flight Lieutenant Karan Kohli, who is deployed at Adampur Air Force Station. Even in the previous legacy version, the aircraft played an

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

Rafale Will Be A Game Changer, Says Air Marshal R Nambiar

Rafale Will Be A Game Changer, Says Air Marshal R Nambiar Oct 07,2018

Chief of the Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal R Nambiar Saturday said the Rafale fighter jets will be a game changer for the force. The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Air Command said all Air Force units in the region, except for some in West Bengal, would get the modern platforms, including the Rafale, the Chinook and the Apache attack helicopters. “The Rafale is an excellent aircraft. I had the opportunity to fly it in France two weeks ago. Let me assure you that this

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