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Indian Defense industry presents for the first time a complete battery of Akash air defense system outside of India during DSEI 2017, the Defense and Security exhibition which was held in London, United Kingdom from the 12 to 15 September 2017.

In the outside area of DSEI 2017, Indian defense industry has presented the five vehicles of Akash medium-range mobile air defense missile system including the ML (Missile Launcher Vehicle) based on a 8×8 Tatra truck chassis, the FCC (Fire Control Centre), the MGR (Missile Guidance Radar), the WLR Swathi (Weapon Locating Radar) and the TPSV (TLR Power Supply Vehicle). Continue reading


Contrary to public perception that the border standoff between India and China at Doklam involved a small number of troops, the Chinese had posted more than 12,000 soldiers, 150 tanks and artillery guns opposite Sikkim at Phari Dzong in Chumbi Valley during the 73-day standoff, a new book has revealed.

The book, Securing India The Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More (Bloomsbury), written by Nitin A Gokhale, also contains Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) images of the site, which show that the standoff had actually started in the third week of May — it was made public by the Chinese on June 26. Continue reading


General officer commanding 15 Corps Lieutenant General JS Sandhu on Sunday asserted that Operation All-Out, aimed at uprooting militants from the valley was a major success.General Sandhu while addressing the media, here urged militants holed up in valley to come out and surrender.

“Our operation all-out is very successful. We have neutralized many leaders (terrorist/militants) in north and south Kashmir,” he said. Continue reading


1700 hours, 1 January 2016, 7 Race Course Road

In New Delhi meanwhile, even as Deo (Air Marshal Shirish B Deo, Western Air Command Chief) was on his way to Pathankot, NSA Doval drove to the Prime Minister’s residence to brief him on the emerging threat. ‘I told the PM what had transpired so far and the measures that had been taken. I also remember telling him that our assessment may be completely off the mark, but we were not going to take any chances,’ Doval tells me while remembering the incidents of that crucial day. Continue reading

SOURCE:  Hindustan Times

Hardline Islamist movements such as Wahabism have dislocated Sufism from Kashmir, where the demand for political autonomy has now emerged as an Islamist movement, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.

Commenting on the orthodox ideology, now prevalent, he said, there has been a churning in the Islamic forces that has made a forceful worldwide appearance. Continue reading


Pakistan has made a fool out of itself and one should laugh at it, said former diplomat Nagendra Nath Jha, while discussing about Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi’s showing pictures ofPalestinian victims and trying to pass them off as ‘evidence’ of atrocities on Kashmiris.

“Pakistan has made a fool of itself and to all the rubbish they have said against Prime Minister Modi and India, I hope our representatives at the UN give a good answer to them in due course,” Jha told ANI. Continue reading


The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the Niti Aayog to set up an inter-ministerial empowered committee to prepare a roadmap to ‘encourage domestic manufacturing’ of lightweight body armours for the army and para-military forces.

The committee, according to a senior government official who did not wish to be identified, will be headed by Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat and will have representatives from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Continue reading


Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman should involve service chiefs in decision making and avoid taking military decisions based solely on files created by “babus”, former Indian Air Force chief PV Naik said on Sunday.

It was important to integrate the armed forces with the department of defence, he said.”The defence ministry is unlike any other. Here it is ‘us’ versus ‘them’,” the retired air chief marshal said, referring to serving military officers and ministry officials. Continue reading


Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last week yet again flaunted+ his country’s tactical or nonstrategic nuclear weapons, saying they were meant to deter the Indian Army’s ‘cold start’ doctrine.While Abbasi declared that Pakistan’s nuclear assets, including the tactical nukes, were under a robust command-and-control system, the short-range weapons meant to be used early in a conventional conflict with India are vulnerable to accidents and risk of landing up with terrorists.

According to a recent report by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Pakistan has stored its nuclear forces at nine different locations across the country. Continue reading


The lack of progress at the 12th India-Japan Summit on the possible acquisition of the Japanese-built ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft may just have saved the Indian Navy in the short term from the acquisition of a grand-sounding niche platform of limited use.

For a navy wandering the far seas with warships with mostly empty helicopter decks, the prospect of acquiring any helicopter is of utmost importance versus the acquisition of a superfluous seaplane. Continue reading

SOURCE: Hindustan Times

Militancy in Jammu and Kashmir has claimed a total of 41,000 lives in the past 27 years which means an average of 4 deaths per day in the state or 1519 casualties every year, according to the latest available government data.

The casualties include 14,000 civilians, 5,000 security personnel and 22,000 militants between 1990 and March 2017. In all, there have been 69,820 militancy-related incidents during the period; that’s like the state witnessing 2586 militancy incidents every year, for which India blames cross border terror from Pakistan. Continue reading


Fugitive underworld figure and global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar has told interrogators that Dawood was receiving money in Pakistan through angadias and hawala operators.

According to the Thane Police, which arrested him for allegedly extorting money and flats from a Thane-based builder in Dawood’s name, a diary recovered from Mr. Kaskar’s house after his arrest on September 18 had details of several angadias and hawala operators believed to be working for Dawood. Continue reading


The last couple of weeks have seen the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) between India and Pakistan light up with more than usual frequency. Starting around September 10, incidents of firing were reported almost every night. On the night of September 14, a few hours after security forces killed two top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, Abu Ismail and Chhota Qasim on the outskirts of Srinagar, a BSF constable was killed along the IB in Jammu.

In following days, Pakistani fire killed an Indian civilian and injured many. Some 700 civilians were evacuated last Friday from villages near the IB at Arnia, R S Pura, and Ramgarh, all in the Jammu region. Continue reading


Augmentation of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) had helped nations worldwide across sectors and more so in aviation. India is implementing Geo Augmented GPS Aided Navigation (GAGAN) to ensure air-space accuracy, reliability, availability and safety, making it the fourth country to implement a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS). The US, Europe, Japan have already implemented it.

GAGAN has been jointly developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It comprises a constellation of three geostationary satellites (namely GSAT 8, 10 and 15), three Master Control Centres (two in Bengaluru and one in Delhi), three Uplink Stations and 15 Reference Stations spread across India. Continue reading


Mazagon Docks Ltd; (MDL) will soon hand over INS Kalvari to the Indian Navy—the first of six Scorpene submarines being built in India in collaboration with French shipbuilder, Naval Group (formerly DCNS). Though the dates are not confirmed yet, the first Scorpene submarine is likely to be commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi—it will be a re-affirmation of India’s capability to build submarines and a major boost for the ‘Make in India’ programme of the government.

With 30% indigenous components on board, the Made-in-India submarine is part of the ongoing project for the construction of six Scorpene-class submarines at MDL in Mumbai on transfer of technology from the French company. Continue reading

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