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At Peak of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, United States agreed to supply Pakistan with 40 of its latest 4th Generation F-16 fighter jets to guard its self against Soviet Air force operating in Afghanistan, which immediately made Indian Air Force nervous about adversary acquiring such high-tech fighter jet in the neighborhood.

Pakistan impressed with the performance of F-16 started to discuss procuring more 50-60 of the latest batch of F-16, Which finally woke Government of India from its deep sleep ultimately lead to procurement of Dassault Mirage-2000s from France. Continue reading

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Anglo-French aircraft which India had acquired in the late 1970s as a Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft (DPSA) for offensive ground attack role and was also licensed manufactured by HAL in India, will continue to serve for next 15 years said Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS) Air Marshal BS Dhanoa with new upgrades currently planned for Jaguars .

Nuclear Capable Jaguar still has substantial residual life and IAF and HAL are working to keep them in service till 2034. IAF plans to replace original Adour Mk 811 made by Rolls-Royce with Honeywell’s F 125IN engines which will improve its performance in mountains, where it currently lacks powers said Dhanoa. Continue reading

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Indian Air Force will be demonstrating its combat and firepower from today in the desert of Pokhran, which will be witnessed by President Pranab Mukherjee, the supreme commander of India’s armed forces, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Iron-Fist 2016 will also see the demonstration of Indigenously developed Akash Surface to Air Missile System,medium-range mobile Akash Missile system will be test fired against an aerial target demonstrating its capabilities. Continue reading

SOURCE:  Abhishek Das  / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

With a large force of Military Personnels, tanks, artillery guns, aircrafts, fighter jets, helicopters, Navy ships  China will obviously be the No.1 power at Asia Pacific region by 2030. But another rising power is catching them up very quickly. With a growing and probably the 3rd Largest economy and defence expenditure respectively by 2030, India aspires to be the counter-weight to the red chinese. India is going to emerge as the 2nd most powerful country at Asia Pacific region after China, with not only a strong economy but also an enormous military power which is growing rapidly at present.

Just like China, India is also want to dominate the high seas at Asia Pacific region, not to impose hegemony over other countries but to safeguard its own interests by co-operating with other countries, that’s why India is pumping billions of dollars into its Navy for acquiring Aircraft Carriers, Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine(SSBN), Nuclear Attack Submarine(SSN), Stealth Guided Missile Destroyers like Aegis class, Multirole stealth Frigates, Anti Submarine Warfare stealth Corvettes, Naval Fighter jets, Submarine Hunters etc.

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India is likely to field nearly 28 submarines including 3 Arihant class Nuclear Ballistic missile submarines, follow-on SSBNs program of 6 new Nuclear Ballistic missile submarines which will be larger and more powerful, 6 Kalvari class (Scorpene) SSKs and 6 more AIP-equipped Conventional Submarines under P-75(I) Project and development of 6 New SSNs Hunter killer Nuclear Submarines, making it the most formidable submarine force in the Indian Ocean region in next two decade or so .

Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) last year cleared the project to build India’s six nuclear-powered attack submarines for roughly $12 billion in next 15 years. Continue reading

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India’s state-run Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) has started Taxi Trials of India’s Rustom-2 Medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) prior to its first flight planned for the end of next month informed Sources close to idrw.org.

Sources say Series of Taxi Trials have been planned for this month so that Rustom-2 can be ready for its first flight by the end of next month or by early May. Continue reading

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India’s Naval Aviation particularly its Combat arm is expanding at rapid rate in last few years, Mig-29K, Sea Harriers, Hawk AJTs and further plans to procure another batch of carrier-capable fighter aircraft for operations from IAC-1 and also induction of Naval LCA MK-II will see need for more Naval Aviators and rising to the challenge Indian Navy is already working on plans to meet its needs .

Unlike Indian Air force, Navy suffers from Shortage of Aircraft and manpower to train its pilots so it trains its pilots in 3 broad categories (not to be confused with 3 Stage Training program ), which basically means Naval Aviators are crafted and trained in three ways. Continue reading

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

Introduction of Cannons in War

Cannons are very efficient gunpowder artillery which have their roots in history back in several hundred years. Invention of gunpowder in 9th century in China, led to

the invention of fireworks and firearms in China. In 11th century cannons helped the Song dynasty of China to ward off its enemies. In the year 1593 40,000 Ming (Ming Dynasty) troops defeated the Japanese army of equal numbers in the siege of Pyongyang in a single day largely due to the firepower of the Chinese cannons. The chemical formula for gunpowder and its refinement process reached Europe in complete form in 13th century through European traders returning from China. European scientists,inventors and alchemists improved the gunpowder. Berthold Schwarz of Germany invented the first European cannon in 1353. With the help of advanced techniques of metal work stronger and durable cannons were created. Europeans learned to calculate and determine the amount of force of gas in the chamber of the cannon and this knowledge helped to create cannons that can fire greater distances. The advancements in cannons and gunpowder reached China by a Portuguese ship in 1520 AD. Continue reading

SOURCE:   Aakar Patel / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

A spokesperson for Sri lanka Air Force Group Captain Chandima Alwis Speaking to local private news agency stated that Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) was not under any kind of pressure to purchase India’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as reported by a certain section of the media.

Alwis also confirmed that Sino-Pakistan developed JF-17 fighter jet was never shortlisted nor Government had initiated any kind of process to enter into an agreement to buy 8 of this jet as reported in media. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

What could fall into the classic case of ” Ghar ki murgi dal barabar” which roughly translates into ” Personel possession are always undermined and other’s possessions seem better”, according to report prepared by defensenews.com IAF has flagged indigenous developed new generation anti-radiation missile (NGARM) as too bulky?

DRDO developed NGARM is a tactical Anti-radiation Missile (ARM) which is a 100km ranged missile which picks up radiation or signals emitted by radars and communication systems, homes on to the target and destroys the network. Continue reading

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IAF’s biggest air fire power show ” Iron Fist-2016″ which begins from March 18 at Chandan field firing range in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan will see test firing of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed air-to-air Astra Beyond-Visual-Range missile for the first time in the presence of VVIPs like President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Demo test firing of indigenously developed Astra BVRAAM shows that weapon system has graduated from prototype/developmental stage to production stage and will complete all its test flights before missile enters production later this year said well-informed sources close to idrw.org. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Breaking his silence on stalled Indo-Russian Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) project due to issues related to choice of engine envisaged to power the aircraft, UAC Chief Yuri Slyusar confirmed that Full authority digital engine (or electronics) control (FADEC) system is not available on Aviadvigatel PS-90 turbofan engine as asked by Indian Air force and also informed that IAF’s requirement for FADEC was added midway and was never part of initial requirements .

Preliminary design for the MTA was completed nearly 3 years ago but has been stuck due to difference emerging on the choice of engine to power the aircraft. Slyusar confirmed that UAC was asked by Indian Air force to search for an alternative engine but they were unable to find one which meets four major criteria in engine performance asked by IAF. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Certain section of Indian media reported that India will test-launch indigenously-developed, nuclear capable K-4 ballistic missile from a submerged platform in the Bay of Bengal for which launch window for the test was given on March 7-8.

Several Sources close to idrw.org have neither confirmed nor denied media reports on possible preparation underway to test K-4 SLBM for Second time K-4 to its full range of 3500km for which necessary arrangements have been made to monitor its flight till its impact point as per media reports. Continue reading

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

Technology of USS Gerald R.Ford (CVN-78) likely to influence IAC-2  

With regards to design and configuration of second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2/ INS Vishal) which still been chalked out by Indian Navy, there is growing degree of concern seen among veteran naval personnel on influence of Joint working group for aircraft carrier technology corporation formed under the ambit of the US-India Defence Technology and Trade Initiative framework will have on next aircraft carrier.

Several retired high-ranking naval and Defence Analyst are worried that Indian Navy might abandon its conservative and tactical approach and might adopt bolder doctrine based on sea control and reach clearly influenced by US Navy which will influence IAC-2 and force India to invest in capability and symbolism of larger single aircraft carrier , which will be highly vulnerable in war then to go for multiple relatively small and conventionally powered vessels that embark 30-35 combat aircraft. Continue reading

SOURCE: Samarpeet chandan/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

With statistics , lets evaluate how much the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is scrutinized for using terror as state policy:
Pakistan received:
  • 33-billion $ in 10 years as aid from US
  • Of which foreign military finance(FMF) is 3.8 billion $ , counter-insurgency fund 2.3 billion $ and non-proliferation fund of .17 billion $
  • Other Western nations and China gave 4.15 billion $ as aid
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) gave 4.4 billion $ between 2009 -2012
  • The world Bank bailed out Pakistan with 5 billion $ in recent years
  • IMF has assisted Pakistan with 11.2 billion $ in 6 years
  • Saudi-Arabia, Pakistan’s patron and brother in arms has many times deferred oil payments, provided for oil at crucial times and funded 1.5 billion $ as bailout in 2014

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