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SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Former Army chief General Bikram Singh while talking to Vir Sanghvi of CNN-News18 has trashed theory that Pakistani Military will ever use a Tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) against Indian forces if India tries to carry out massive retaliation in response to any major terror incident in India carried out by Pakistan-backed non-state actors.

Singh also hinted that India has debated and carried out all possible scenario of Pakistani military using a Tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) and do not think they will ever use it at the tactical level since the use of Tactical nuclear weapons will mean full full-scale response by India that could be an end of Pakistan. Continue reading

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Pakistan’s war phobia symptoms & Chinese growing Monopoly & assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region by defying international rules & regulations has urged India to change its strategy to deal with any small kind of conflicts or war if happens in future.

The eastern neighbour’s ‘bleed India with thousands cut policy ‘was first started in Punjab (1984) but failed to gain its ground & transformed its virus to Kashmir which has been bleeding for the last 4 decades. Starting from giving birth to exporting terror, Pakistan attempting all her efforts to hamper its neighbour interest which inciting exertion across the border. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

                                                            TAPAS 201 PT-2

Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) near Challakere in Chitradurga district which is all set to be inaugurated tomorrow by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley already has a Guest eagerly waiting for the new facility to be opened up. TAPAS 201 PT-2 is the 2nd prototype of TAPAS 201 which already has reached the facility to carry out its first maiden flight soon.

Maiden flight of the 1st prototype of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II) was successfully carried out last year from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) which is new facility developed for testing of UAVs and manned aircraft. Continue reading

SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Tender issued 3 days back which idrw.org has gone through by DRDO invited bids for supply Transportable Containers for SFDR ( Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Propulsion Technology) missile being developed by DRDL.

SFDR is Air-Air-Missile developed using baseline ASTRA BVRAAM which will use booster-ram jet sustainer propulsion system. The development and demonstration of SFDR propulsion system is a joint venture of DRDO and Russia. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

It is official that Safran and GTRE have joined hands to revive India’s long-delayed and nearly abandon Kaveri engine which could be used as alternative power plant on 83 Tejas MK-1A. The project has a very strict timeline of 18-24 months for the French aero engine maker to fix Kaveri engine issues like excessive vibration found in certain flight regime before the engine can be integrated into LCA-Tejas PV-1 Testbed.

Last mile issues which Safran is fully aware of will be fixed with technology adopted from M-88-4 afterburning turbofan engine developed by Snecma for the Dassault Rafale fighter. But revelation made by British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon about joint collaboration between UK’s Rolls-Royce and India’s DRDO surprised many in India. Continue reading

SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK

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Earlier this year, idrw.org was first to confirm and report that DRDO (DRDO working on New Rudra M-II Air to Surface Missile (ASM) for Indian Airforce) has been sanctioned 489.06 crores to develop a new Air to Surface Missile (ASM) dubbed Rudra M-II for Indian Air force.

Recently DRDO has issued tenders which idrw.org has gone through which reveals that DRDO has invited bids to build an Aluminium container for R167 Article for storage and transportation of RudraM-II Missile. Continue reading

SOURCE: Satyajeet Kumar/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Indian Navy will be soon finalising size and specifications details of the Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier called “indigenous aircraft carrier number 2”, or IAC-2. Another key and critical component of an aircraft carrier which is its Air Arm are also getting the same level of importance after Government agreed to let Indian Navy float Request for Information for procurement of 57 Multi-Role Carrier Borne Fighters (MRCBF).

MRCBF Winner will go on to serve on-board planned IAC-2 (Indian Aircraft Carrier) which will be designed for catapult launch and arrested recovery system operations. Indian Navy has only confirmed that 300 metres long 65,000-tonne carrier will be able to operate 30-35 fixed wing combat aircraft, and about 20 rotary wing aircraft (helicopters). Continue reading

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Being the 4th largest air force in the world, IAF operates different varieties of fighters starting from heavy to lightweight class. As the rival Chinese air force started manufacturing of its own 5th gen fighter J-20, IAF is in hurry to acquire such type of advanced jets which can counter this move. IAF has been in love with French birds since decades due to the experience of handling & making combat manoeuvre. That’s why it opted to buy Rafale over typhoon. But the rise in cost forced Gov of India to buy only 36 jets.

Currently, there are two aircraft available in the market which can feed up IAF needs. Rafale & F-35 are two different class fighters with the supreme capability to undertake the missions. Many analysts believe that Rafale can compete with F-35 as the French develop such high-end advanced technologies which can challenge with American kinds while Both are Versatile aircraft at their own spectrum but when it comes for sale, edge in capabilities matters most. Continue reading

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

A deal which was signed between India & Russia in 2010 to develop 5th gen fighter seems to have meshed in a big trouble. It’s being dolorous for IAF who has been thirsty for years to get such advanced aircraft to maintain an edge in the region as well as prepare itself for net-centric warfare.

After 7 years of signing contract, nothing is left in the deal except preliminary design & fascinating speeches of defence ministers. what the bureaucracy is doing, doesn’t make sense but the IAF is being the pissed off in this flip-flop. Continue reading

SOURCE: Arush Singh/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

The Indian FMBT (Futuristic Main Battle Tank) is an Indian Program to develop a completely new tank which is lighter, faster and smaller than present tanks but it will feature better Armour protection, automated turret and possibly a two-man crew with the roles of gunner and loader being completely automated.

All the parameters set for the tank are truly futuristic. And most of them can be realised within the given timeline but the selection of the platform or the base of the tank is a serious concern for the engineers developing the tank. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

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According to media reports, Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) has plans to introduce soon mounted gun systems (MGS) based on its Dhanush 155mm/52 calibre Guns soon to meet Indian Army’s requirement for 814 mounted gun systems (MGS). Dhanush 155mm/52 calibre Guns were first showcased at last year’s Defence Expo held in Goa which had cleared internal round of factory trials and was offered to Indian Army for trials.

Dhanush 155mm/45 calibre is all set to go for bulk order after it clears in final June Army trials but 155mm/52 calibre variant of Dhanush has not received the same level of backing due to DRDO developed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun (ATAG) 52-calibre gun which has received much attention due to its better capabilities over existing 155mm/52 calibre Guns out there . Continue reading

SOURCE: ASHOK VERMA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Despite efforts tracing back to nearly a decade back, proposed Indo-Russian Ilyushin Il-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) which was developed jointly between by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India has been officially terminated due to serious differences over the use of power plant.

MTA was planned as the future replacement of 100+ An-32RE Transport aircraft currently been operated by Indian Air Force. Termination of MTA Project will be seen as a setback since now IAF will have to soldier on its An-32 fleet for few more years perhaps even a decade more before a viable replacement is available. Continue reading

SOURCE: Satyajeet Kumar/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat recently said that India’s armed forces must fight the next war with indigenous solutions, making a strong pitch for developing the domestic defence industry. Army Chief should receive commendable praise for pushing indigenous solutions over imported solutions, but his word will remain a pep talk unless Indian Army comes out its own shell and starts buying available indigenous weapons in first place.

Indian Army Armoured Corps at least in Main Battle Tank requirement is 99% made out of imported Russian-supplied T-XX Battle tanks which show indigenous Pep Talk General Bipin Rawat was giving is yet to reach his own commanders who are still adamant to push the country into buying more imported Main Battle Tanks even in future. Continue reading

SOURCE:  ABHOY ROY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

It’s more or less official that Indo-Russian Joint venture to develop 5th Generation fighter jets based on Russian Sukhoi developed T-50 fighter jet will be $135 Million Dollars per unit which is much higher than the initial estimate of $90-110 Million per unit cost calculated at the earlier stage between two countries.

Dassault Rafale fighter jet which was brought by India $ 3.86 Billion Dollars without weapons worked out to be $ 106 Million for 36 Units ordered by India. Continue reading

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

The much-anticipated MMRCA competition of buying 126 fighters opened a new road to fulfilling IAF ambition. this deal also gave IAF the ability to choose her best bird which could maintain the edge in the region. Finally, RAFALE elected as the lowest bidder after defeating Typhoon in final though both aircraft had passed extensive testing in different platforms carried out by IAF.

But due to lack of decision making & leadership quality of so called Gandhi family gov delayed the acquisition process over corruption charges resulting escalation of overwhelming Cost caused the newly elected MODI gov to sort out the number to 36 which gave a headache to IAF over its proposed plan. Continue reading