In the wake of increasing Chinese aggression and the difficulty of physically manning the vast India-China border, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is acquiring high-end surveillance cameras that can see over 20 km deep into Chinese territory. One such camera has been installed at a border outpost (BoP) in Leh and at least 50 more are in the pipeline. Continue reading
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US bid to Hard sell FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) has been given ” Thumps Down ” by India Army , who have shown clear displeasure of Repeated flip flop of US officials on possible sale of Javelin ATGM and have suggested Indian MOD to go for Israeli Spike ATGM instead .
According to report prepared by Times of India , Army was irked by US flip flops , When Javelin ATGM was first selected, United states refused to provide Transfer of Technology (TOT) to India, Indian Army tested Israeli Spike ATGM which came with TOT for local manufacturing in India , later Defence secretary Chuck Hagel on his visit to India offered TOT to Co-Develop Javelin ATGM in India and also offered Co-Development of Next Generation Javelin ATGM with India . Continue reading
SOURCE: Express New Service
In the wake of a recent crash near Pune, the Indian Air Force has grounded its entire frontline fighter fleet of Sukhoi-30 and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check.
The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review, according to IAF. An expert team of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is also expected to join the investigation into the fighter crash. Continue reading
SOURCE : DAILY BHASKAR
After India’s decision to build a 18,000-km long road along the Chinese border in Arunachal Pradesh the Modi government has come up with another big project to counter China. The Indian government has decided to lay down four railway lines near the Indo-China border, as per the sources the Railway Ministry has been asked to conduct a survey of the terrain and identify and map out the route. It is said that the railway line will give a strategic advantage to India, these will also be a part of the existing 14 railway lines that the Indian Army uses for its strategic deployment. Continue reading
The government is all set to take a call on two critical but long-delayed projects to plug operational military gaps in conventional diesel-electric submarines and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), which together will cost well upwards of Rs 70,000 crore over the next decade or so.
Defence ministry sources said the two projects would be discussed by the defence acquisitions council (DAC) to be chaired by Arun Jaitley on Saturday. “Though there will be other items on the agenda, including the order for another 12 Dornier aircraft, the submarine and ATGM projects are likely to be the big-ticket ones,” said a source. Continue reading
SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES
The mystery surrounding the October 14 Sukhoi-30 MKI crash near Pune has deepened. A day after HT reported that Indian Air Force’s entire fleet of 200 Su-30 MKI had been grounded for safety checks on ejection seats, the IAF admitted there was a freak ejection where seats fired on their own, leading to the crash.
The IAF’s admission raises serious questions about the safety of one of the most advanced and relatively new fighters in the Indian fleet. The first variants of the plane were inducted in the late 1990s. Continue reading
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will this Saturday chair a crucial meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), a high-level body that decides on procurements for the armed forces. A number of “significant” issues are likely to come up for discussion in the meeting, sources said.
Jaitley had told a conference of top commanders of the armed forces last week that the process of military acquisitions, which had slowed down due to “some controversies”, will be sped up with at least one meeting per month of DAC. Continue reading
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. “Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan’s Prime Minister. We don’t get any dictations from him. We know his credentials. We know his anti-Pakistan credentials… Now, it may be a red line for you that people of Pakistan or the foreign secretary must not meet the Hurriyat (leaders). Continue reading
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Siachen glacier, the world’s highest battlefield situated in Jammu and Kashmir, today before going to Srinagar for Diwali.
“Am going to Siachen with a message from each and every Indian to our soldiers – that we stand shoulder to shoulder with you!” Mr Modi tweeted this morning. “After the Siachen visit I will continue with my scheduled visit to Srinagar to spend time with those affected due to the recent floods,” he said in another of his tweets. Continue reading
SOURCE : EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the lease on the Army’s Field Firing Range at Tosa Maidan meadow in central Kashmir won’t be renewed and the area would be developed into an attractive tourist spot.
“The lease of Tosa Maidan firing range won’t be renewed and we are holding discussions with the Army in Kashmir to provide them an alternative place for the firing range,” Omar told media persons at Tosa Maidan on Wednesday. Continue reading
SOURCE: Express News Service
Indo-Tibetan Border Police DG, Subhas Goswami on Wednesday said the fortnight-long India-China face off at Chumur in Ladakh last month was unusual and uncommon.The incursion at two places happened during Chinese President Xi Jingping’s visit to India. “It was uncommon as normally such incidents do not last for more than 10-15 minutes after the banner drill, as per established procedure. Continue reading
SOURCE: Express News Service
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday visited Kabul and called on Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Later, Doval also held talks with his Afghanistan counterpart Hanif Atmar.Officials said the NSA conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s felicitations to both Afghan leaders and to the people of Afghanistan for the country’s democratic political transition. Continue reading
Pakistan’s military said on Tuesday that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will “forcefully” retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border.
Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully prepared to deal with any violation of the country’s borders. Continue reading