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According to sources close to , India might be developed into Export Hub for Japanese ShinMaywa US-2 air planes.  India and Japan are currently negotiating for the purchase of 15 ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious planes for Indian navy which likely will station this aircrafts in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Continue reading


Sensing loss of Interest from Indian side for proposed Joint venture on Co-Development of SRSAM – surface to air short range systems. French have roped in Main stream Indian media to push for deal . had reported few days back that IAF has walked out of the Project and Indian Army which also has similar requirements are more interested in direct purchase and Indian Navy which has been using Israeli made Barak-1 has a stop gap measure already has placed orders for its Re-supply of missiles for its diminishing inventory . Continue reading


The brainchild of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Research Centre Imarat is India’s premier missile sub-systems laboratory. With a vast forested campus RCI is the jewel in DRDO’s missile crown and is today an institution doing cutting edge research and development in missile guidance systems, control and actuation, onboard computing and even batteries. Moreover under the leadership of its current director Dr G Satheesh Reddy, RCI is graduating to full systems development for precision guided munitions (PGMs). Dr Reddy, a DRDO ‘outstanding scientist’, has numerous awards to his credit and is a leadinglight in the field of military navigation and sensing technology today. Geek at Large caught up with him in his RCI office… Continue reading


With just two days to go for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India, the BJP MP from Ladakh, Thupstan Chewang has said that the Chinese army is threatening people living along the Indo-China border, and is encroaching into the Indian territory, “building permanent structures” on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control. Continue reading



A delegation of six members from Anjuman-e Haideri (AEH), a Shia committee from Delhi, will go to Iraq to provide help and appeal to Indian Muslims, who have allegedly joined ISIS, to come back.

The Shia body is in touch with the Indian and Iraq governments and around 6000 volunteers are lined up to go to the war-torn country. Continue reading



The capital city will celebrate Mangalyan’s rendezvous with the red planet on September 24 with seminars, quiz programmes and skywatching sessions.

After it was launched aboard a PSLV rocket on November 5, 2013, ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is scheduled to enter the orbit of Mars on September 24, an event that will be keenly watched all over the world. Continue reading


To monitor China’s activities in the disputed South China Sea, admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, said that the US Navy plans to deploy P-8A Poseidon long-range reconnaissance aircraft to Malaysia on Sept. 8.

“Recently, the Malaysians have offered us to fly detachments of P-8s out of East Malaysia,” said Greenert. “You can see the closeness to the South China Sea. So we have opportunities and we ought to continue to nurture them.” The move has triggered rebuttal from Youth Solidarity Malaysia, a non-government organization, which believes that such a deployment will destroy the reputation of Malaysia as a memeber of the Non-Aligned Movement. Continue reading


China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) has released more details of the latest version of its MBT-3000 main battle tank (MBT) being offered on the export market.The latest version of the MBT-3000, which is also known as the VT-4, has composite armour over the frontal arc. Officials have also revealed that the side skirts are made of rigid composite armour to which explosive reactive armour (ERA) can be added. Continue reading


If perspectives of this month’s flood disaster in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), especially the New Orleans-like inundation of Srinagar, were shaped only by national television, this would be a simple story of how the Indian Army again pulled the chestnuts out of the fire. Day after day, this monochromatic narrative played out with minor variations, like the suggestion that Kashmiris should thank the army for saving their undeserving hides. Continue reading


As China’s President Xi Jinping comes calling on Wednesday, India is all set to launch what is probably the Narendra Modi government’s most significant foreign policy initiative for countering Beijing’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean region.

Long accused of remaining a mute spectator to China’s expanding interests in the region — and the astounding success of Beijing’s “maritime silk road” proposal — India will soon launch its own Project Mausam, a transnational initiative meant to revive its ancient maritime routes and cultural linkages with countries in the region. Continue reading



While the Indian and Chinese army officials are again in a face-off in Demchok, Ladakh, their top leaders will again be talking about the boundary issues when Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives on Wednesday with a chestload of gifts in the shape of massive investments.

While the border issue may be taken up, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be cutting no corners to ensure a grand welcome to President Xi, with investment and trade being the focus areas. Continue reading


After a temporary mellowing of mood due to aid diplomacy over Kashmir floods, tempers have started rising again in India-Pakistan relations.On Monday morning, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said that 26/11 mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa supremo Hafeez Saeed is “free to roam’ as a Pakistan citizen with Indian Ministry of External Affairs hit back saying that was the crux of the problem.“Our views on Hafiz Saeed are very clear. To us, he is the evil mastermind of the attacks on Mumbai and one of the accused in an Indian court for killings on the streets of Mumbai,” said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Continue reading


Nearly 2,34,000 residents have been rescued by the Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, which has witnessed the most devastating natural calamity in decades, cutting off communication, power lines and leaving millions of people homeless. According to Defence Ministry officials, the rescue operation by Naval Marine Commandos on Monday combed Watlab, Widipura and Tankpura areas to evacuate stranded residents. Continue reading


Despite political opposition and apparently contradictory ministerial statements, it appears increasingly likely that Australia will replace its Collins-class submarines with 4,200-tonne Soryu-class submarines built in Japan.

Amid intense media speculation about such an agreement, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on 8 September that a decision on replacing the six Australian-built, 3,400-tonne Collins-class submarines under Project Sea 1000 would be based on capability, value for money, and regional rather than industrial policy. Continue reading

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