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Surgical strike not the only option to tackle terrorism from Pakistan: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Surgical strike not the only option to tackle terrorism from Pakistan: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Sep 26,2018

While reiterating that Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is the biggest challenge to the country, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday warned that the armed forces have several options open, including surgical strikes, to teach a firm lesson to the country’s enemy. ”Terrorism emanating from Pakistan is the biggest challenge to the country. But surgical strikes are not the only option we have. The armed forces have several other better options for tackling cross-border infiltration and

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

Need another surgical strike, says Army chief Bipin Rawat

Need another surgical strike, says Army chief Bipin Rawat Sep 24,2018

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Army Staff, says India needs to launch another surgical strike against terrorists, and thinks the situation at the border with Pakistan won’t improve unless the Pakistan government can control its military and its intelligence service. “As long as the Pakistan government can’t control its Army and the ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence], the situation at the border won’t improve,” General Rawat told India Today TV.”Targeting policemen shows the

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

After France, India likely to ink pact with Russia for Gaganyaan

After France, India likely to ink pact with Russia for Gaganyaan Sep 24,2018

After an agreement with France, India could ink a pact with Russia for sharing of expertise on ISRO’s ambitious human space mission project ‘Gaganyaan’ during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi next month, official sources said.Besides ‘Gaganyaan’, the two sides are currently engaged in talks to establish ground stations for Glonass, the global positioning system of Russia, and NaVIC, India’s home-grown GPS in the other country, the sources added. The subject

Jaish commander among three militants killed in 2 encounters in Jammu and Kashmir

Jaish commander among three militants killed in 2 encounters in Jammu and Kashmir Sep 24,2018

A top Jaish-e-Mohammad operative was among three militants killed in two gunfights with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, while a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) in south Kashmir announced her resignation on social media after receiving threats from militants. Adnan of Pakistan, a top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander, was killed in a gunfight triggered after militants hiding in a house fired on police, CRPF and Army men conducting a cordon and search operation in Aripal area of Tral

India to Gift Airworthy Made in India Mig-21 to Russian President Putin

India to Gift Airworthy Made in India Mig-21 to Russian President Putin Sep 23,2018

Russian president Vladimir Putin flies into New Delhi in his customised IL-96 jet on October 4 to participate in the 19th instalment of what will be one of the most closely watched Indo-Russian summits. Geopolitical shifts this year have fuelled such uncertainty-India’s perceived tilt towards the US after a recently concluded ‘Two Plus Two’ dialogue in New Delhi last month and the prospect of US sanctions being applied to India if it buys Russian defence equipment. This would

It is time to give a befitting reply to Pakistan, terrorists: Army chief

It is time to give a befitting reply to Pakistan, terrorists: Army chief Sep 23,2018

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that “it is time” that the barbarism being propagated by the Pakistan army and the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir is given a befitting reply, reported news agency ANI.”We need to take stern action to avenge the barbarism that terrorists and the Pakistan Army have been carrying out. Yes, it’s time to give it back to them in the same coin … not resorting to similar kind of barbarism. But I think the other side must also feel the same

Moon mission a calculated risk: ISRO chairman K Sivan

Moon mission a calculated risk: ISRO chairman K Sivan Sep 23,2018

ISRO’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2, a ‘calculated risk’ undertaken in the knowledge that 50 per cent of such launches have failed, will land at a spot where no country has gone before, its chairman K Sivan said Saturday.”Though half of lunar missions have failed, ISRO is taking a calculated risk, because calculated risk along with innovation is absolute essential if we want to be a major player in the space industry. Chandrayan 2 is also a calculated risk,” he said. He said the

We Know Price Of Peace,” Pak Army Responds To General Rawat: Report

We Know Price Of Peace,” Pak Army Responds To General Rawat: Report Sep 23,2018

The Pakistan Army on Saturday said it is “ready for war” but chooses to walk the path of peace in the interest of its people, comments which came in response to Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s remark that “stern action” is needed to “avenge” the brutal killing of Indian soldiers. In an interview to Dunya TV, Pakistan Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor said the country has a long-standing record of fighting terrorism and “we know the price for peace”, The Dawn

Imran is PM on orders of Pak Army, no talks while our soldiers are being killed: BJP

Imran is PM on orders of Pak Army, no talks while our soldiers are being killed: BJP Sep 23,2018

The ruling BJP on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan saying he is in the chair on the directions of his country’s army and India will not hold talks with the neighbour till its soldiers are being killed.The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) remarks came after Khan hit out at India for cancelling a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this month. “..all my life, I have come

Dassault’s deal with Anil Ambani dates back to 2012: Defence Ministry

Dassault’s deal with Anil Ambani dates back to 2012: Defence Ministry Sep 23,2018

In a bid to absolve PM Modi of securing the Rafale offset contract to Anil Ambani as alleged by former France President, the Defence Ministry on Saturday clarified that the aircraft’s manufacturer Dassault Aviation, had entered into a pact for partnership with Ambani”s Reliance Industries back in February 2012, “within two weeks of being declared the lowest bidder for 126 aircraft” by the previous government. It also endorsed Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s contention that the

Smaller anti-tank missile to follow Nag’s success

Smaller anti-tank missile to follow Nag’s success Sep 23,2018

For a country that has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles, the failure to develop a 4 km range missile to destroy battle tanks is a conundrum. Last year, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) completed the development of the Nag, the last of its Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) missiles that began in 1983. Successful trials of the Nag in 2016 and 2017 have finally put the missile on the path to induction by the army, 35 years after the

India calls off talks with Pakistan in New York

India calls off talks with Pakistan in New York Sep 21,2018

The Indian government has called off the meeting of foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, which was scheduled in New York on the sidelines of the United Nation’s General Assembly next week. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that India has decided not to go forward on the meeting between Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. On September 14, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter had proposed “a meeting

US punishes China for buying Russian arms; may have implications for India

US punishes China for buying Russian arms; may have implications for India Sep 21,2018

The United States has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian weapons, including the S-400 air defence missile that is also on India’s shopping list. The Trump administration, without naming anyone, said other countries with similar shopping lists should “think twice” about their plans.. The punitive actions come under a Russia-related law that requires the US to sanction anyone undertaking significant transactions with Russian intelligence and military services,

US Worried S-400 May Obtain Sensitive Data on American Fighter Jets – Analyst

US Worried S-400 May Obtain Sensitive Data on American Fighter Jets – Analyst Sep 21,2018

A defense analyst has suggested that America’s reservations against India acquiring the Russian air defense system is mainly borne out of the fear that if the S-400 is used to test the stealth capabilities of American fighter jets, India would have access to the data of American jets and that data could be leaked to Russia or other adversaries of the US. Former squadron leader of the Indian Air Force and an independent defense analyst Vijainder K Thakur confirmed that S-400 systems can be

India’s S-400 deal likely to invite US sanctions, says Washington

India’s S-400 deal likely to invite US sanctions, says Washington Sep 21,2018

The purchase of major military equipments like the multi-billion-dollar S-400 Triumf from Russia would be considered as a “significant transaction” and has a potential for imposing tough US sanctions, the Trump administration said Friday, as India mulls buying the air defence systems. Trump on Thursday signed an executive order, paving the way for slapping crippling sanctions on countries and foreign entities and individuals violating the Countering America’s Adversaries Through