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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has pulled up its socks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed it to ensure delivery of cutting edge weapon systems to the Armed Forces in time so that the country can keep pace with other nations in the national security arena.

The DRDO plans to test nuclear capable Agni-I, sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay and longest range Agni-V.
While the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army is slated to carry out a fresh user trial of the 700-km range surface-to-surface medium range Agni-I on September 10, DRDO would conduct the second and third developmental trials of Nirbhay and Agni-V missiles too. Continue reading


Recently Indian defence ministry cleared purchase of 22 Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Indian Air Force , While it will be Indian Army which will pay the bill for its acquisition . Indian Army and Indian Air force had a long tuff war on ownership of this machines but IAF was able to convince MOD and was able to keep Apache and Chinook under its fleet .

But UPA-2 in last days of its office, approved acquisition of 39 more Apache AH-64D Block-III attack helicopters from US for Indian Army ,But Follow on order for Apache which will form around three squadrons will be operated by Army Aviation Corps . Continue reading


Japan today lifted ban on HAL and five other Indian entities, which had been imposed in the aftermath of the 1998 nuclear tests, amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that cooperation between the two countries in defence and security will get a “new direction”.

The lifting of the ban was announced by Modi at his joint media interaction with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here after their talks during which they discussed ways to enhance cooperation in various areas to make it Special Strategic and Global Partnership Continue reading


The civil nuclear deal and sale of Japanese US-2 amphibian aircraft fell through as tortuous negotiations still had some way to go, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday set up a highly-ambitious agenda for upgrading ties to a “special” level, with China looming large in their strategic calculation. The “very fruitful” and “meaningful” exchange between the two leaders led Abe to announce the doubling of Japan’s private and public investment in India to about $35 billion over the next five years, the highest received from any country. Continue reading




The Chinese foreign ministry avoided a direct comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark on “expansionist” tendencies of some countries while in Japan, but his observation is nonetheless being seen as a reference to China, with which both India and Japan have territorial disputes.

It was the first time an Indian PM spoke about sea disputes on a tour to Japan, which is engaged in an island dispute with China. Continue reading


Japan has agreed to help India develop its maritime security, a move, seen as an attempt by India to counter the growing threat by China in the Andaman region. The issue was discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ongoing visit to Japan, sources said.

During delegation level talks, attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the growing influence of China in Andaman region was discussed. Continue reading


Apart from committing to strengthen defence and strategic ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe also agreed to cooperation in the development of Northeast India. “Both sides decided to strengthen cooperation in the field of connectivity and socio-economic development in Northeast India,” said a fact-sheet on India-Japan projects. It spoke about Japan’s help for road connectivity, forest resource and water supply projects in the sensitive area. Continue reading


A re-imagining of how India sees the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is central to building its oceanic influence

Twice in recent weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent significant time on new acquisitions of the Indian Navy. He visited the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and then commissioned INS Kolkata, the largest warship built in India. Continue reading


Breaking almost three decade long jinx, prime minister Narendra Modi led NDA government is providing first artillery guns to the army after Swedish artillery guns Bofors deal mired with the corruption scandal in 1986.

On Friday, defence minister Arun Jaitley cleared the proposal of 40 self-propelled artillery guns, worth Rs820 crore. Jaitely, who headed the Defence Acquisition Council, accepted the Indian army’s long pending demand of artillery guns. This gun system, termed a “catapult”, consists of a 130-millimetre gun mounted on a Arjun tank chassis, allowing it to keep up with tank columns and provide them fire support in battle. Continue reading


Supersonic cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos Aerospace on Monday said it is hopeful that a pact to develop a sleeker and faster ‘mini’ version of the missile will be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India in December this year.

“We are hoping to sign a tripartite agreement between DRDO, NPOM lab and BrahMos Aerospace during the planned visit of Russian president in December,” BrahMos chief Sudhir Mishra told PTI in an interview. Continue reading


The Indian Navy’s ability to carry out amphibious landing, casualty evacuation, humanitarian assistance and long-range surveillance and reconnaissance received a major boost today, with Japan agreeing to sell and transfer technology to India to build the specialised sea-plane, the US-2 produced by ShinMaywa.

A joint statement, issued today in Tokyo after the summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said, “Both sides directed the Joint Working Group to accelerate progress in the discussions and preparations for a road map for the development of the Indian aircraft industry through US-2 amphibian aircraft cooperation including the transfer of the aircraft and its technology to India.”  Continue reading


The Indian armed forces is a combination of the all the military forces including the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard. With a strength of over 1.3 million personnel, the Indian armed forces is the world’s third largest military force and the largest standing volunteer army in the world.

From winning wars to standing tall and taking the lead during terrorist attacks we have seen Black Cat commandos, CRPF personnel and NSG troops in action. But how do you distinguish between their uniforms? Here are seven armed forces that you need to know to tell them apart from their uniforms. Continue reading


Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan’s Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his passport in his shoes which have been recovered. Continue reading


An Army officer has gone missing while holidaying in Spain and Norway prompting the force to ask the Indian embassies there to search for him.

The Captain is the ADC of the governor of Arunachal Pradesh and belongs to the 2 Para (Special Forces) unit of the Army based in Bangalore in counter-insurgency roles. Continue reading

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