One worker was killed and two others injured in an accident on Saturday at a shipbuilding centre in Visakhapatnam where India is building its first class of three nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.
The incident took place when the pressure of the hydraulic tank of the Arihant class submarine was being tested and the tank’s lid fell on the workers at Building-5 of the shipbuilding centre, Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander said. Continue reading
SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES
A cyber attack on Russian communication systems by anonymous hackers on early Saturday morning has compromised India’s defence dealings with Russia and raised serious concerns about a possible major security breach.
Believed to have been carried out by an international group of anonymous hackers in retaliation to the last week’s Russian invasion of Ukraine, the attack was detected by Indian technical intelligence agencies at about 4am on Saturday. Continue reading
SOURCE: IBN LIVE
The image of the Indian Navy has been hit by a series of accidents that have taken place on its warships in the recent past which has resulted in the loss of lives of several of its officers and sea warriors.
In the 11th such mishap, a gas leakage in an under-construction warship in the Mazagaon Docks on Friday claimed the life of a Commander and hospitalisation of two dockyard employees. Continue reading
SOURCE: EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE
British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce’s trouble in India over hiring a “commercial adviser” has its roots in the firm paying commission for orders from Defence Public Sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which services both military and civilian planes with the company’s engines, top defence ministry sources have said. Continue reading
SOURCE: EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE
The defence ministry has unwittingly opened itself to close public scrutiny by the manner in which it has praised Defence Minister A K Antony’s stint in a 11,000-word press release.
The fact of the matter is that if a balance sheet were to be drawn up of Antony’s seven-and-a-half-years as defence minister, he would come out in unflattering terms. Continue reading
SOURCE: The Moscow Times
A Soviet-made Tu-95MS long-range strategic bomber, supposedly sitting at an airfield in Ukraine, has made its way to auction on eBay with a starting price of $3 million.
The condition of the bomber is stated as “used,” and it will require extra work before it is ready to fly, a description accompanying the listing says. Continue reading
The success of the Indian space programme has trickled down to society and led to direct economic and other benefits, ISRO chairman S Radhakrishnan today said.
“The Indian space programme has touched everything, from agriculture to weather (forecast). Indian space applications have trickled down to society. They have brought economic benefits,” Radhakrishnan said. Continue reading
Bangalore’s aerospace profile is growing sharply with the City now offering multiple solutions in aircraft development like re-engineering, manufacturing, software designing, production of varied electronic systems and development of an array of technologies for the world’s largest commercial airplane maker Boeing.
Bangalore has just begun, via BEL, manufacturing deck cockpit panels for America’s frontline military fighter F/A-18, which was flown during the City’s air shows at Yelahanka, a Boeing India spokesperson told Deccan Herald. Continue reading
Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea’s rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow’s foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine’s new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
The Russians have denied their armed forces are active in Crimea, but an Associated Press reporter trailed one military convoy Saturday afternoon from 25 miles west of Feodosia to a military airfield at Gvardeiskoe north of Simferopol, over which a Russian flag flew. Continue reading
SOURCE : wantchinatimes times
The Japanese defense ministry has recently published photos of Chinese aircraft in its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea on its official website, according to China’s Global Times. Continue reading
SOURCE : IANS
A total of 256 recruits from the state were inducted into the Indian Army’s Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) Regiment at an impressive passing out parade here Saturday.
Over 2,000 parents and relatives of the young soldiers attended the parade held at Bana Singh Parade Ground at the JAK LI Regimental Centre in Srinagar. Continue reading
Widespread anger is palpable among large sections of naval officers as yet another accident claimed the life of an outstanding officer, even as a dirty war has broken out among senior admirals with lobbies backing them to canvass for the post of new Navy chief.
Commander Kuntal Wadhwa, the chief engineer-designate of INS Kolkata, who was killed on Friday, was among his batch’s finest officers. This MTech holder’s selection to the commissioning team of country’s latest destroyer spoke volumes about his capabilities. One of his batch-mates said, “Any sailor could have opened the valve, but Kuntal went to do it himself.” Continue reading