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SOURCE : INDIA TODAY
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet on Wednesday.The Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) was tested on a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
“The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal,” the statement read. Continue reading
SOURCE : PTI
Swedish defence giant Saab Group said today it would ensure “full” technology transfer of its Gripen-E fighter jet to India if the company gets the contract to supply a fleet of the single engine combat aircraft to Indian Air Force. The company also said it will build the world’s most modern aerospace facility in India, besides creating a local supplier base of ancillary systems, if it wins the contract for which US defence major Lockheed Martin has emerged as a major contender.
“Saab is committed to full technology transfer to India in connection with Indian procurement of Gripen-E,” Saab India Chairman Jan Widerstrom said. Continue reading
SOURCE : THE PRINT
Satellite images show Pakistan’s underground facilities at Kirana Hills in Punjab province are well-guarded; the site was used to conduct nuclear tests in the 1980s. Pakistan has constructed numerous tunnels to store its nuclear weapons. Such underground facilities can be safeguarded through various means such as blocking their view, controlling access and detecting intrusions.
However, most modern air forces possess bombs called earth penetrators that can be used to destroy such vaults. Continue reading
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SOURCE : TNN
In a development that will revolutionalise the satellite launch system in the country, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is developing a small launch vehicle that can be assembled in just three days as compared to 30-40 days for a normal-sized PSLV and can be built at a cost which will be just one-tenth the original manufacturing cost of a PSLV. The manufacturing cost of a launch vehicle is generally in the range of Rs 150 crore to Rs 500 crore across the world.
Dr K Sivan, director of Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC),on the sidelines of an international seminar on ‘Indian Space Programme’ told TOI, “Isro is busy developing a small launch vehicle which is likely to be ready for launch probably by 2018-end or early-2019. Continue reading
SOURCE : REUTERS
The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian “Quad” must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.
Joint naval drills have been at the heart of a relationship that analysts widely see as a move to counterbalance China’s rising power by binding the region’s leading democracies more closely together. Continue reading
SOURCE : UNI
India is planning to further expand its military-technical cooperation with Russia and set up a joint venture on defence technology, Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran has said.
“India highly values Russian military technologies and is hoping for their transfer to our country.. We are contemplating not only joint production but also exporting products to third countries,” Saran said at a meeting with Tula region governor Alexei Dyumin on Tuesday. Continue reading
SOURCE : INDIA TODAY
Frustrated by the failure of terrorist activities in Kashmir and other places, Pakistan’s ISI is now planning to target Hindu leaders in India to create communal tensions with other communities, top government sources have said.
Sources said the ISI carried out the first such attack in Punjab, where RSS leader Ravinder Gosain was shot dead in Ludhiana in broad daylight on October 17 by gunmen hired using money routed through Europe, Dubai and Mumbai. Continue reading
SOURCE : DAILY O
The visit of the American secretary of state to the region in October generated contrasting reports, none more than those from Islamabad and New Delhi. Now that the dust has settled, it is time to move beyond the optics and peer behind the public announcements made by the principal actors. While there was coherence between secretary Rex Tillerson’s official statement after talks in India with those attributed to “sources who were present in the meeting,” the divergence is stark in press reports datelined Islamabad.
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SOURCE : ULTRA NEWS
A report by the Border Security Force has flagged what it called increasing presence of Chinese military personnel on India’s border with Pakistan. While the presence of Chinese troop in the Gilgit Baltistan region near the trijunction of the three countries was already known, the activities of Chinese soldiers and engineers have now spread to southern regions such as Rajasthan and Gujarat, India Today reported, quoting the BSF report.
The BSF report has flagged four new sectors on the Indo-Pakistan border near which Chinese activity has been detected — the southern part of Jammu & Kashmir near Rajouri, near Jaisalmer and Bikaner in Rajasthan and further south in Gujarat. Continue reading
SOURCE : ANI
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of an agreement between India and Russia on cooperation in combating terrorism and organised crime.”We signed an important agreement with Russia on combating terrorism and combating organised crime,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, while addressing a press briefing.
The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continue reading
SOURCE : NDTV
In a move that will further inflame tension with India, 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed is to be released from house arrest in Pakistan, a court has ruled. Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the huge stress points between Pakistan and India. He is to be freed tomorrow, according to news agency Reuters.
Saeed heads the Jamat ud Dawa, or JuD, which poses as a charity but is a front for the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Continue reading
SOURCE : IANS
A soldier and a militant were killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district when the Army foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into India from Pakistan.
Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here: “An Army soldier was martyred and a terrorist killed in Keran sector of the LoC (Line of Control) where alert troops foiled an infiltration bid.
SOURCE : PTI
A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Wednesday sentenced death to six hardline Islamists, including a former lawmaker, for committing crimes against humanity and siding with the Pakistani troops in carrying out the genocide in 1971.
A three-judge panel of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT-BD) handed down the capital punishment to the six members of the Jamaat-e-Islami saying, the charges against them were “proved beyond doubt.” Continue reading