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In Chinese mythology, the duel between fire and water is described as one of wits. It was a contest between equals, a contest for supremacy, one that was seemingly stuck in a deadlock, only till water decided to transform and claim the stakes once and for all. Water, in all its wisdom , transformed into ice, assuming that its new found form, will intimidate fire into submission.

On the contrary, fire was able to melt water down and win the battle. Thus, this story proves that change must come with some analysis. A mere transformation may not always help us prevail over our enemies; objectivity and reason can help us prepare better. In the midst of the Gurdaspur attacks, police personnel were seen swarming the place, dressed in high tech attire and carrying Israeli Tavors, but like ice, their transformation was inadequate. They lacked basic head gear and other protective equipments that could have served them better. However, a combination of pure luck with their well executed combing operation ensured that the stand-off ended without any tragedy. Continue reading


India’s quest to procure Armed Drones from a friendly Country has been long lasting one, United states dominates Armed UAVs and have for long designed, long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance UAVs like General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper which have dominated ongoing counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan .

U.S Government which has established policy for exports of armed drones earlier this year limits export of Armed drones under strict conditions which make a purchase of Armed drones nearly impossible. Continue reading


Indian Air Force’s daredevil aerobatic squadron is all set to spread its wings in skies once again. A spokesperson for Ministry of defence Sitanshu Kar has tweeted first pictures of 4 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer in their distinctive orange and white livery colours.

According to Sitanshu Kar with 4 aircrafts will make Comeback on Airforce day on 08 October. Surya Kirans will have only 4 aircrafts and will perform basic manoeuvres at present and will buildup to nine aircraft gradually, and the level of difficulty in close formation flying will be progressively enhanced. Continue reading


Hindustan Aeronautics limited and Bharat electronics both which are Public sector companies are only two Indian firms which figure in Top 100 Defence Companies report prepared by

Hindustan Aeronautics limited with revenue of 2480 million for FY2014-15 stands at 38th position up one position from last year and Bharat electronics With revenue of 875 million for FY2014-15 stands at 76th position down by two position from last year . Continue reading


While the US wants to replicate level of closeness that Russia has historically enjoyed with Indian Navy, what it can’t ignore is that Indian navy already operates large number of Mig-29K fighter jets which will also serve on IAC-2 on which US and India are working together .

Indications are that Navy will go forward with IAC-2 which will be equipped with latest General atomics developed Electro-magnetic aircraft launch systems (EMALS) which also includes incorporation of Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) which is an aircraft recovery system . Continue reading


In May last year India secretly tested its most advanced submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) to date K-4 with reported range of 3500km from an undersea firing platform enforcing India’s Second strike capability which was achieved after India’s first undersea missile K-15 Aka B-05 with strike range of 750-km-range completed its Development trials few years back.

India’s first Nuclear Ballistic missile Submarine “INS Arihant” is likely to carry out first test launch of SLBM from Submarine by end of this year, DRDO Chief already has confirmed it will be limited to K-15 Aka B-05 and other missiles (K-4) will be integrated at later stage . Continue reading


DRDO is giving final touches to its MK-II variant of Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) system which can hit targets up to 60 km and soon it will be offered to Indian Army to begin user trials before it is cleared for production.

Developmental trials of 214 mm Pinaka MK-II unguided rocket system was completed by DRDO earlier this year and currently it has been prepped up for user trials which Indian Army will be carrying out in Jaisalmer by end of this year . Continue reading


Russia which has partnered with Reliance Defence and Aerospace on possible collaboration to Co-Produce Ka-226 helicopters in India is still holding talks with state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. [HAL] on possible assembly of Ka-226 helicopters at HAL facilities said a recent media report.

Maharashtra government recently allotted 289 acres of land in Nagpur to Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Group to build an aerospace park that will consist of assembly lines and manufacturing facilities for fixed-wing aircraft, aerostructure for commercial transport planes and helicopters for both military and commercial use. Continue reading



European Aerospace major Airbus at Paris Air Show earlier this year offered to assist India in Production of Tejas MK-II aircrafts in India with an Indian Private player. India has responded positively and has held a preliminary rounds of dicussions on the offer.

Sources in MoD have told that MOD is now ‘seriously’ examining to establish a private-public partnership (PPP) to fast-track setting up of a manufacturing base for Mk-2 variant in order to bolster the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) declining fighter fleet. Continue reading


Eric Trappier who is the chairman and chief executive of Dassault while speaking to French media told that a deal with India regarding possible sale of 36 Rafales would be formalised this month and he also revealed that Dassault would take the lead to find a local partner, who could built additional Rafales under license in India .

Dassault Chief virtually has indicated that HAL may not be the prime contractor should India agrees to buy additional Rafale fighter jet. Continue reading


After successfully unlocking of the first indigenous aircraft carrier “INS Vikrant” in June this year. Indian Navy has finally started on the rigorous process to identify shipyards which can be shortlisted for construction of proposed Second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2).

Naval Sources close to have confirmed that Navy has sought expression of Intent from Several Shipyards both from the Public sector and Private sectors for construction of proposed Second indigenous aircraft carrier IAC-2 aka INS Vishal. Continue reading


Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) recently concluded another set of critical hot and high-altitude trials, at Leh, LCH thus becomes  first attack copter to land and take off from a forward base in Siachen. Designed and developed specifically for airborne operations in support of troops at high altitudes LCH finally is coming together and is likely to complete its IOC certification by the end of this year.

LCH which is Unofficially nicknamed as ” Tiger Bird” will be India’s mountain tiger which will be providing crucial firepower support which Indian army has been keen to possess for its airborne support to its troops. Continue reading


Longtime Critic of LCA-Tejas program former Professor of IIT Kanpur Prodyut das in his latest report has made a case to develop Experimental Stealthy LCA MK-1 airframe for research purpose prior to commencement of India’s AMCA Stealth project.

Report prepared by das suggest converting the last six airframes to an LCA Stealth model incorporating the stealth features. six airframes can be built to an “experimental” rather than a “combat” standard to be used for testing Stealth coating currently been developed for AMCA Project. Continue reading


DRDO’s Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) which have been tasked to build India’s Star Wars-like weapon systems for the Indian Armed forces in the near future have finally begun testing a vehicle-mounted “gas dynamic laser-based DEW system dubbed ” Aditya” which is a technology demonstrator to prove beam control technology.

Above image tweeted by prominent defence journalist Saurav Jha courtesy of DRDO is a directed energy weapons (DEWs) technology demonstrator dubbed Aditya which is mounted on a truck. Continue reading



Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing for the much-anticipated launch of the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) which is a scaled-down model of the proposed space shuttle by the end of October-November this year.

construction of the space plane portion of RLV-TD is in its final phase at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) with the targeted first orbital flight of full Scale unmanned Hyperplane is proposed for 2025. Continue reading

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