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Pakistani government are hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump will stick to his earlier views and will help to stat negotiation between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute. While Pakistani mainstream media were a little sceptic of comments made by their Foreign Office spokesman many hardline peace doves in India were also not seen buying that argument .

For first New Delhi’s relationship with Washington is at its all-time high due South China sea dispute and due to India’s rise in the world economically and military. Many in India have taken Trump’s mediation offer has a cue that for Trump, Kashmir will be off the radar for his government, since for mediation to begin with both India and Pakistan will have to approach Trump administration in first place , which is unlikely to happen due to India’s rigid stance on 3rd party non-interference in Kashmir dispute . Continue reading

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Senior Naval Aviator based at INS Hansa has confirmed to idrw.org that General Atomics developed Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) system for takeoffs and landing has been selected to be used on alleged Nuclear powered Second indigenous aircraft carrier
INS Vishal .

General Atomics also has been asked to carry out necessary modifications so that the EMALS system is also certified to operate Russian-supplied Mig-29K and India’s LCA Navy MK2 Carrier-borne fighter jets from INS Vishal but Navy is looking out for a new platform to be used from the new Supercarrier and Lockheed Martin’s 5th Generation F-35 is under active consideration said the same source . Continue reading

SOURCE: PRASAD CHAWAN / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

 

It’s more or less confirmed now that Russia too has received Request for information through diplomatic channels regarding the supply of nearly 200 Single-engined fighter jets for Indian Air force to be made in India under transfer of technology agreement .

While American defence firm Lockheed Martin was first to respond with a proposal for supply of F-16s to India and their proposal is considered Hot favourite to bag the order, proposal from Swedish firm Saab on supply of Gripen E to India likely will be followed soon, it is assumed that Russians who do not have any single engined fighter jet under production right now will give it a pass . Continue reading

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Reliable sources close to idrw.org has confirmed that Joint plans of India’s DRDO and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to market India’s indigenously developed Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) Systems mounted on EMB-145I aircraft to South American countries , is more or less faded due to bribery allegations beenlevelled against Embraer for supply of three EMB-145 aircraft for $210 million for the homegrown AEW&C program to be used by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

With an eye on export, the DRDO had exhibited the plane during an airshow in Bahrain and was planning many more demonstration for various potential customers. Embraer impressed by India’s AWE&C Systems had proposed joint marketing of the product in the various markets but with Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) been tasked of probing corruption charges against Embraer of Brazil surrounding the purchase of three EMB-145 aircraft from the company, no progress is now expected till investigation is concluded and Embraer is given clean chit . Continue reading

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Reacting to reports that Indian government has cleared orders for 83 upgraded LCA-Tejas MK1A aircraft for Indian Air force , Global Chinese media outlet ” Chinatopix” in their latest report has claimed that orders for 83 Tejas MK1A will help boost India’s local fighter jet industry, but it will also help in rebuilding of Indian air force .

The media outlet also made an interesting observation that ” Stealth features have been designed into Tejas. Its small size provides an inherent degree of visual stealth.Tejas is the smallest and lightest in its class of contemporary supersonic combat aircraft. ” Continue reading

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Wary of President Hillary Clinton blocking the sale of Combat drones to India, Jittery Indian officials were trying to fast track purchase of Combat drones from the United States but Obama administration refused to budge and carried on with delay tactics since he wanted to leave that decision to be taken by his successor said Defence Analyst Ranesh Rajan to idrw.org .

India for long has been eyeing American developed Predator Drones and Jet powered Avenger Drones from the United States . India also has been looking at purchasing 40 unarmed Predator XP for surveillance but Americans have been wary of India’s demand for application of such armed drones Since they most likely could have been used in targeting Terror camps in Pakistan , which could have escalated tensions between Nuclear-armed neighbours . Continue reading

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Section of old Diplomats in Pakistan are wondering what stand Hillary Clinton will take on Kashmir if she is elected president of the united states . Debates on many Pakistani media channels don’t see a change of heart on Kashmir issue but a small section of old chaps who have worked with her husband are counting that he might be able to influence her on Kashmir , since it is recorded fact that Bill Clinton in his presidency did give Pakistani-centric backing on Kashmir issue and in fact had a dubius stand on the dispute itself.

For many , Clinton’s always called Kashmir has a dispute between India and Pakistan which ultimately can lead to Nuclear war . At height of Kashmir insurgency in mid 90’s , many Pakistani Diplomats and politicians were able to convince then US president Bill Clinton that Kashmir solution can be reached if India is forced to sit down and made to negotiate under pressure to give up kashmir. Continue reading

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India’s second indigenous aircraft carriers will be propelled by nuclear energy, says the latest report prepared by Ajay Shukla a prominent Defence journalist . Navy already has finalised specifications of the second aircraft carrier which will include nuclear propulsion, a catapult launch system based on the American “electro-magnetic aircraft launch system” (EMALS) .

Reactor technologies will come from India’s first nuclear submarine INS Arihant , American assistance to India will come only for providing consultation on how reactor safety can be maintained in a moving warship and how crew safety can be ensured and protected by developing multiple countermeasures and safety equipments said highly informed sources close to idrw.org and also added that. Continue reading

SOURCE: PRAVIN DHAUSKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

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Indian Army might be finally getting Main Battle Tank which it always has been desiring for long after it send a proposal of recommendation to Defence ministry to procure nearly 500 new T-90S Modernized Main Battle Tanks for western sector bordering Pakistan.

T-90SM was first unveiled in August 2011 at Nizhny Tagil, Russia by Uralvagonzavod . T-90S Modernized upgrade was largely based on feedback taken from various customers who operate them and Indian Army being one of the largest T-90S MBT operators , Developers tried to address all shortfalls and recommendations made by Indian Army to tap more export orders from India. Continue reading

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

From leaked granny images , China’s J-20 Stealth fighter has finally graduated to flying in front of hundreds of military delegation at the opening ceremony of Airshow China marks coming of age of China’s first Stealth fighter .

While many of specification of the jet is still under cloud of secrecy and debatable , flypast at the Airshow hints that aircraft is now ready for production and many technical challenges and flight testing requirements seems to have been completed and resolved successfully, but arrival of China’s first Stealth fighter aircraft in the region will no doubt have heightened security concerns for many countries in the region and will require immediate countermeasures from India. Continue reading

SOURCE: PRAVIN DHAUSKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

India has asked interested countries to send in their proposals for setting up a manufacturing unit in India for a single engined fighter jet . With only Three Single-engined aircraft (Gripen,F35,F16) under production right now leaving Chinese (JF-17,J10) aside , India’s request seems like a predetermined move to get American F-16s to India.

But recent media reports stating that India is willing to purchase nearly 200+ of this Make in India jets highlights that India might be planning to use them entirely for a different purpose and to replace different types of jets than originally indeed under original MMRCA tender. Continue reading

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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a supersonic fighter made by the Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the early 1950’s as a successor to the MiG 19. It is an Inexpensive swept-back delta winged fighter capable of achieving Mach 2 speeds making it one of the most feared and the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft ever in the history of aviation, with over 13,000 fighters produced under various names.

The MiG-21 with their superior service ceiling (58,400 ft), mach 2 speeds, increased combat range (1,210 km) and easy maintainability provided India a cost effective alternative to counter the American supersonic F-104 starfighters which the PAF received and operated between 1961 and 1972. The No. 9 Air Superiority Squadron of the PAF which operated the starfighters were however forced to retire them prematurely due to bad spare support from the US after its dismal performance in the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Continue reading

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

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Long before a deal for the supply of S-400 Air Defence System was concluded between Russia and India , Russian officials on sidelines of Defexpo 2016 held in Goa earlier this year had confirmed to author that Russia has offered to supply Buk-M2E air defence missile system to India .

Officials of Almaz-Antey had confirmed that upgraded Buk-M3 with 70 km range, which is 20kms more range than its predecessor was offered to India to work in tandem with S-400 long-range Air Defence System. Continue reading

SOURCE: PRASAD CHAWAN / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Recent media reports are hinting that after India’s successful carried out surgical commando strikes across Line of control on terror launch pads , Indian Government along with its military is jointly putting together plans to acquire next level of armed drones which will be instrumental in carryout next level of offence on terrorists .

The Indian government plans to arm 3 different types of armed drones which can be effectively be used to eliminate and neutralise terrorist while Army personnel engaged in counter-insurgency / anti-infiltration operations do not have to risk their life . Continue reading

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


Last year government approved a purchase of 10 Israeli-made HALE class Heron TP which can be armed with weapons to target land-based targets . Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) who got the contract has been tasked to provide drones with Air-to-ground weapons to take out ground-based targets, while India continuous to peruse with United states for the supply of Combat capable Predator and Avenger drones, Israeli drones will come at right time to enforce believe that if pushed India will not hesitate for another covert cross-border strike.

The contract which was executed last year had clearly stated that all drones need to be supplied to India by end of 2016 and aftermath of cross-border surgical strike carried out by India and arrival of Combat capable drones in India will only give Armed forces the right tools for next strike if Pakistani proxies continue to target Indian military establishments . Continue reading