SOURCE: VINAYAK SHETTY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
According to Indian media reports, Delegation from Bahrain who was in India for Aero India 2017 held a preliminary discussion with ADA on the possible purchase of LCA-Tejas trainers for Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF).
LCA-Tejas trainers likely to configured has a Lead-in fighter training (LIFT) aircraft. which basically are used as an advanced jet trainer aircraft with avionics and stores-management capability that emulate operational fighters to train its new pilots and to provide efficient training in combat scenarios with reduced training costs compared to moving straight to operational conversion. Continue reading
SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES
Is India beating China in its own game building a low-price, efficient and increasingly reliable model in the space sector? The Chinese government is possibly asking its space scientists this question.
Days after saying China was way ahead of India in space technology, a grudgingly complimentary state media piece on Monday said the Communist country could learn a “number of lessons” from its neighbour’s low-price and efficiency-driven advantages in the sector. Continue reading
India was the world’s largest importer of major arms between 2012–16, accounting for 13 per cent of the global total sales, according to a new data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent institute that tracks arms proliferation among other issues in conflict studies.
India increased its arms imports by 43 per cent, between 2007–11 and 2012–16. In the last four years India’s imports were far greater than those of its regional rivals China and Pakistan, SIPRI said in its report released today on international arms transfer. Continue reading
SOURCE: DNA INDIA
A 25-year-old engineer working with a leading IT company — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has left his five-figure salary job to join the Indian Army, reported Times of India.
Bharat Darbarsingh Yadav, who is the son of an Anganwadi helper, managed to crack the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam after his failed attempt to clear the National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance examination in 2010. Continue reading
SOURCE: THE FREE PRESS JOURNAL
An apparent false fabrication by an American magazine in an article back in December 2015 was picked up by Pakistan recently to allege that India was building a nuclear city with a large military-nuclear complex to produce thermonuclear weapons or Hydrogen bombs.
The “Foreign Policy”, specialising in international affairs and security, had alleged in an article that a large-scale military industrial complex was being built in Karnataka as noticed from the satellite pictures. Continue reading
There is evidence that fake currency presses beyond India are catching up with the post-demonetisation scenario in India. Border Security Force (BSF) guards on the Indo-Bangladesh border on Sunday evening caught up with a man who was boarding a bus on National Highway 34 in the Baishnabnagar area of Malda, and found a cache of 48 fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of Rs 2,000 denomination on him.
The face value is not a lot, Rs 96,000, but this was the second such catch in the past two weeks. Last week, BSF seized a packet of fake currency notes containing 100 notes of Rs 2,000 – face value Rs 2 lakh — from a mango orchard, also in Malda. Continue reading
With Pakistan finally putting Hafiz Saeed, the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah under the Anti-Terrorism Act, India has asserted that effective action mandated internationally against him is the first step in ridding the region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism.
SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES
For around 24 hours till Saturday evening, Abdul Jabbar’s family did not know where the police had taken the 62-year-old man.
The Delhi police special cell and Madhya Pradesh anti-terror squad on Friday evening had come knocking at his hotel, Basheer guest house in Jama Masjid area, and said Jabbar was needed for a ‘quick interrogation’ by a senior officer. Within minutes, the police had huddled him into their gypsy parked near the hotel on the busy road towards Jama Masjid. Continue reading
Avalanches have claimed several lives in recent times in Jammu and Kashmir, especially those of Indian army personnel. While the army often makes use of mechanical equipment to look for people buried under snow, they have a secret weapon that makes their task easier and more rewarding: two Avalanche Rescue Operation (ARO) dogs!
Avalanches have been the bane of the Indian army recently. While some may kill those buried under the snow almost instantly, others can be brutal in entirely different ways. Primarily, it is extremely difficult to find people buried in the thick blanket of snow, and only after their location has been pinpointed can they be extricated. Continue reading
Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd (KSSL) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have entered into an MoU to strengthen the air defence systems. Under the Make in India initiative, the MoU, which was signed in Bengaluru last week, aims at setting up a Joint Venture Company (JVC) in India.
“The joint venture will provide indigenously manufactured solutions in niche technology areas of defense sector, thereby furthering the Make in India initiative of the government,” said Baba Kalyani, chairman, Kalyani Group. Even though IAI’s defence wing has a long-standing relation with India, this will be a different area of focus. Continue reading
During her visit to Aero India 2017, Harriett Baldwin MP, UK Minister for Defense Procurement met BAE Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and was given a demonstration of the partnership’s latest collaboration, the Advanced Hawk fast jet trainer.
After seeing at first hand the capabilities the Advanced Hawk offers, the Minister said: “The UK and India have so much to offer one another in defense and I’m delighted to be at Aero India to build this close relationship. Continue reading
The decision to carry out cross-LoC surgical strikes last September was taken at an emergency meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after terrorists attacked Uri army camp, Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed on Sunday.
“When the news came in September (last year) that terrorists attacked an Army camp (in Uri) and killed 17 jawans, an emergency meeting was convened in which the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister and I, along with officers, took part. A firm decision was taken that a surgical strike will be carried out,” Singh said in Imphal. Continue reading
SOURCE: PRAVIN DHAUSKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
With Aero India 2017 concluded successfully, LCA-Tejas is all set to gear up for upcoming crucial trials which are linked to Final Operational Certification (FOC) from next month onwards said a media report.
Crucial trials lined up are testing of Russian-supplied GSH-23 twin-barreled 23 mm autocannon from aircraft in mid-air against a target. GSH-23 already has carried out successful integration and grounds based tests from LCA-Tejas which have achieved desired results. Continue reading
SOURCE: VINAYAK SHETTY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Soviet-made M-55 Geophysica reconnaissance plane often compared to the US Lockheed U-2 spy aircraft in terms of technical characteristics will be in India this summer to conduct series of high altitude flights all over India for good cause.
Alone surviving Myasishchev M-55 has been converted and currently used as a high-altitude geophysical research aircraft. M-55 will be in India this summer to carry out series of high-altitude test flights as part of second phase of the Eu-funded Stratoclim International upper atmosphere research programme pursued by 28 research organisations from 11 countries. Continue reading
SOURCE: THE ASIAN AGE
One does not require the wisdom of the great American naval historian Alfred Mahan or British admiral Julian Corbett to state the obvious: no nation can aspire to be a sea power without producing its fighting ships indigenously.
Being the smallest of the three arms of India’s defence forces (taking personnel strength as the parameter), attaining expertise in the manufacture of quality (surface) fighting ships of up to 8,000 tonnes is the best to have happened to the Indian Navy. However, in the sub-surface and aircraft-carrier category, India is a late bloomer due to the lack of any sustained, long-term initiative. Continue reading