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                                         Japan’s Soryu-Class Submarine

According to latest Indian media report, Indian Navy has rejected the idea of ordering more Scorpène class French developed conventional submarines and has decided to pursue Project-75I. Under Project-75I tender Indian Navy plans to procure 6 new conventional submarines of higher displacement than the current Project-75 Scorpène/ kalavari class submarine due to evolving threat perception in the Indian Ocean.

While Indian Navy is yet to issue tenders for Project-75I to International bidders, unexpected technical changes in its requirements for the new submarine fleet will no doubt put prospective Builders India strategy in the back burners since submarine which they were planning to offer India, now will not be able to meet technical requirements of the Indian Navy. Continue reading

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

Nearly a year back in my article (How India is building an impregnable Air Defence coverage in Western sector) I had mentioned the development of a New Long Range Surface to air missile which was revealed by DRDO few years back. New missile had a reported range of 150 km to 200 km.

Now Saurav Jha who is prominent Indian Defence Journalist in his latest tweet has confirmed the development of very long range Surface to air missile with a reported range of 250km dubbed as XRSAM. Continue reading

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India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation developed Hyper-sonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) unmanned scram-jet demonstration aircraft for hypersonic speed flight is all set for developmental flight by end of this year.

idrw.org has been informed through sources that Integration of all final flight hardware is happening right now and the team and is confident to conduct first hydrocarbon flight with scram-jet combustor by late this year thus joining an Elite group of countries in the world who have initiated their own scramjet engine research for hypersonic flight above Mach 5. Continue reading

SOURCE: VINAYAK SHETTY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Stone pelting incidents after Friday afternoon prayers between mobs and Indian security forces is becoming a routine affair in Kashmir now, clashes are also leading to large scale injuries among security forces which are seeing rising figures of the injured year on year among Indian security forces.

Stone pelting tactics which have been predominantly used by Palestinians against Israeli defence forces more or less has been successfully replicated in Kashmir by Islamic Jihadist but next round of tactics, if implemented in Kashmir, will present scary situations to Indian security forces in future. Continue reading

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As the World politics and relations have started to shift its gears frequently after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President in January this year, the high seas around the Asia-Pacific has become more turbulent now. With the Chinese have been posturing more aggressive stance at South China Sea and the counter-offensive strategy by the joint force of the United States and Japan have heated up the high seas there. The big question is, what are the challenges and implications for India in this aspect with regard to the Chinese Naval Forays at Indian Ocean Region(IOR) have been growing over the past few years ? How it can overcome those challenges ?…

Let’s debate it briefly—- Continue reading

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BrahMos Aerospace Limited will be showcasing BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile at Asia-Pacific’s largest maritime and air exhibitions ” Lima 2017 ” in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Malaysian government supported event, will start from 21st March until 25 March 2017. Organisers of LIMA 2017 are claiming that more than 500 exhibitors from 31 countries, 350 defence delegations from 38 countries, 600 media personnel from 127 agencies were be attending the event. Continue reading

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Sudhir Mishra CEO&MD, BrahMos Aerospace while speaking to Indian media revealed how Russians were surprised when India was able to integrate BrahMos-A Supersonic Cruise missile with Sukhoi-30MKI without taking any help or collaboration with Russian companies.

Mishra also confirmed that when Indian decided to integrate 2.9 tonne Cruise missile on Sukhoi-30MKI, Russians being Orginal equipment Manufacturers (OEM) of both missile and aircraft were first asked for collaboration, initially Russians refused and later agreed to a hefty amount. Continue reading

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

 

Excalibur 5.56mm assault rifle

Indian Army has decided to go for an imported assault rifle to replace its problematic INSAS rifles but last round of attempts are been made by Ordnance Factory Board which will be sending a new prototype of 7.62x51mm Excalibur assault rifle dubbed AR-2 to Indian Army for Army trials in coming weeks soon.

As per information provided by Industrial sources to media. AR-2 is the Second version of indigenous Excalibur 5.56mm assault rifle developed by OFB which can fire 7.62×39 mm rounds. Continue reading

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has revealed its intention to venture into building amphibian aircraft when HAL-TAD Kanpur floated an RFI (Request For Information) seeking a partnership for design and development of such an aircraft.

RFI invites information, from reputed design agencies or manufacturers only, for consultancy or to partner in design and development of an HAL built Do-228 aircraft to a Seaplane version, but HAL is also working on larger Conceptual design and development of Amphibious Aircraft which could rival China’s AVIC AG600 in the region in a long run. Continue reading

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Kalyani Group developed 120 kg thrust Small Jet engine for unmanned aerial vehicles is all set to be fired up for the first time in next few weeks according to latest media reports.

Developed by Kalyani Jet Propulsion lab in Bangalore which presently has 15-20 engineers working under guidance from retired GTRE and HAL officials have completed development of the first engine from that lab which was also assisted by Kalyani’s Pune-based laboratories. Continue reading

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

 

India and Russia on Friday signed two key agreements for long-term maintenance and technical support for Russian-made Su-30MKI fighter jets of the Indian Air Force and now details have emerged of the major upgrade planned for the Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI fleet next by HAL and Russia.

Under Super-30 Upgrade program IAF’s Su-30MKI will be upgraded to Su-35+ standards which will be far superior to the Su-35 currently been operated by Russian and Chinese Airforce. Continue reading

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                      BAE Systems M777 Ultra Light Howitzer

After carrying out successful Engineering trials of Countries first indigenously developed 155-mm/52-calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developmental partner Kalyani Group has now announced that first prototype of Bharat 155mm/39 Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer will be ready by July this year to commence engineering trials.

Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer will be equivalent to M777 Howitzers Guns manufactured by BAE Systems. Indian Army has placed orders for 145 M777 Howitzers and by mid of this year, few M777 Howitzers will be handed over to Indian Army for homologations ammunition trials in India. Continue reading

SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Speaking to Indian media on the sidelines of Air India 2017 Exhibition Viktor N Kladov, Director of International Corporation Regional Policy, Rostec, stated, ” we are talking about new design and jointly developed 5th generation fighter jets. It will have a new engine in 5th generation features. we are not talking about the Pak-Fa a Russian Prototype earlier offered as a base to develop FGFA.

While Indian media were unsure what exactly was offered to India but Russias out of the box offer could be due largely attributed to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who during Aero India exhibition had stated that a Ministry of Defence has constituted a team to look into various aspects of FGFA proposal and it will likely to submit its report within a month .  Continue reading

SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj hinted that Pakistan’s ISI may be behind the abduction of the two custodians of Delhi’s Nizamuddin dargah, who have gone missing in that country.

While news of missing clerics is been covered in Indian media intensively but Pakistani media is quite mum on the whole episode since Pakistan’s ISI might be involved in their disappearance. Continue reading

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After officially inducting recently Chinese developed HQ-16 (Hongqi-16) Medium range SAM systems with a range of 40 km into Pakistani Army, Pakistan government again has requested Chinese government to supply Pakistan Army with HQ-9 which is a derivative of the Russian-made S-300 long-range SAM system.

HQ-9 is a fourth-generation surface to air missile (SAM) system which is exported as the FD-2000. HQ-9 is a two-stage missile which is armed with 180 kg warhead, has a maximum speed of Mach 4.2 and has a maximum range of 200 km. Continue reading