SOURCE: EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE
Image of K-15 launch
India is finally gearing up for the maiden test firing of its submarine launch of longest range and nuclear capable ballistic missile code-named K-4 from an underwater platform off the Vizag coast by end of next month. The missile flies in hypersonic speed and is the world’s best weapon in this class. Continue reading
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK ( INN )
In a written reply to Arjun Meghwal and Kumari Saroj Pandey in Lok Sabha today, Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has informed Parliamentarians that the Current strength of officers in the Army is 38574 (as on 1st July 2013) as against sanctioned strength of 47762 (excluding Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Military Nursing Service). Continue reading
The induction of advanced Flanker aircraft in Asian air forces is proving to be an unexpected windfall for India. As a maintenance hub for Sukhoi-27/30 Flanker series aircraft and by training foreign fighter pilots, the country earns a substantial amount of money. But more importantly, it strengthens New Delhi’s ties with the region. Continue reading
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK ( INN )
In a written reply to Shri Anandrao Adsul and others in Lok Sabha today, Defence Minister AK Antony has informed Parliamentarian that , During the last three years and current year, 35 aircraft/helicopters including 3 MiG-29 aircraft of Indian Air Force have crashed as below: Continue reading
Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s efforts to push through the “wish list” request for military hardware in his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his upcoming visit has left India worried, say reports.Karzai is arriving here Thursday on his 14th visit to India will also apprise PM of tensions with the US over inking a key security agreement. Continue reading
SOURCE: Express News Service
Captivated audience were held spellbound as two young girls manoeuvred expertly beside a speeding Naval boat as part of Naval Operations Demo-2013 in Kochi on Sunday.
The extraordinary balancing performance of the young girls won a huge applause from the audience and was one of the key attractions at the Naval demonstration. Continue reading
A draft of an agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan to develop Iran’s Chabahar port—aimed at giving India access to landlocked Afghanistan—is ready and could be signed soon, Afghan ambassador Shaida Abdali said on Monday.
During Hamid Karzai’s visit to India, which starts on Friday, the President of Afghanistan is expected to seek India’s backing for his decision to delay signing a bilateral security agreement clinched with the US last month. The decision to delay signing the accord has caused a spike in tensions between Afghanistan and the US. The security agreement defines the legal conditions under which US troops would remain in the insurgency-wracked country after most international troops exit in 2014. Continue reading
SOURCE: RIA Novosti
Russia has begun testing a new radar designed to detect highly maneuverable aerial targets – including cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles – at a range of up to 3,000 kilometers (over 1,800 miles), allowing it to cover most of Europe.
The new-generation over-the-horizon radar, dubbed Container, was put on trial duty near the town of Kovylkino in Russia’s republic of Mordovia on December 2. Continue reading
SOURCE: GROUND REPORT
Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief ) GOC in C, northern Command
Commanding-in-Chief ) GOC in C, northern Command has directed all troops in Jammu & Kashmir to ensure zero Human Rights violations during of counter terrorist operations.
“Counter terrorist operations require patience , maturity and restraint. I know the task is onerous but I have faith in your abilities and we must ensure at all times that the people are not put to any inconvenience or harassment due to our actions “ , the army general said while reiterating his commitment of zero tolerance towards HR violations. Continue reading
SOURCE: SAHARA SAMAY
India is a linchpin in America’s success in the 21st century and could be a key contributor toward steadying the potentially destabilising global flashpoints, a former top American diplomat to the country has said.
Tim Roemer, the former US Ambassador to India, said that is the reason India needs to be the centre of the Obama Administration’s pivot to Asia. Continue reading
Iran’s defence minister says his country is now using laser systems to dramatically improve the accuracy of its ballistic missiles.
Hossein Dehghan said missiles can now hit to within two meters (yards) of their targets, compared to 200 meters (yards) previously. His comments were posted on the ministry’s website on Monday. Continue reading
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who is arriving here Thursday on his 14th visit to India, would seek to push through the “wish list” request for military hardware during his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as apprising him of tensions with the US over inking a key security agreement.
Afghan Ambassador Shaida M. Abdali, briefing newspersons ahead of Karzai’s third visit in a year to India, indicated that matters were in progress over the wish list that is believed to include battle tanks, field guns, mortars, military aircraft and trucks — needed for the Afghan security forces. The Afghan president comes at the invitation of the Pune-based Symbiosis Institute. Continue reading