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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Squadron leader Meet Kumar who died in the MiG 21 crash of June 18, Chose to save the Patta village when his ill-fated aircraft malfunction over ejection when carrying out certification sorties of repaired Mig-21 over Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district thus saving lives of nearly 50 Villagers in the process.

When Elders of the Villagers learned about the circumstance of the crash of the aircraft and how Meet Kumar died saving their village through media reports, have now decided to honor their savior by building a Burst of the Pilot as a small memorial to the heroic Pilot. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) offered to throw in Igor Belousov rescue ship in a package at a special offer price to India if it agrees to procure six next-generation conventional diesel submarines under Project-75I tender floated by Indian Navy.

Russia has offered India its Project 1650 Amur Class conventional submarine with Full Transfer of Technology along with undisclosed help in the construction of Six Nuclear attack submarine. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

After months of speculation that LCA Navy Program has been officially grounded due to lack of flight activities and Indian Navy’s refusal to accept the LCA-Navy. NP-2 (KH3002) today successfully carried out its first flight from INS Hansa Naval Base located in Goa with Tail Hook attachment hinting at the possibility of an imminent restart of the program.

Naval Prototypes (NP) 1&2 both have cleared ski-jump take-off intensive rounds of trials from the Indian Navy’s Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) which mimics aircraft carriers and are usually used to for the training of the pilots who will operate the aircraft from the aircraft carriers. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Indian Airforce and HAL are making all-out effort to sustain India’s Jaguar fighter fleet till 2034 and as per plans are sourcing now retired Jaguar Airframes to be used as spares. After India secured 31 Ex French Jaguar aircraft from France for free, Oman to now has transferred Two retired Jaguar aircraft along with eight engines in addition to unused spares to India for free.

India also has brought Two retired Jaguar Trainer aircraft from the United Kingdom for 2.8Cr along with some spares recently to keep its Trainer fleet operational till 2034. Continue reading

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

Congress minister Shashi Tharoor off late seems to be tasked to revive long dead Hindu terror bogey yet again crucially when the county is just a few months away from National Assembly elections with a tactical backing of the ” High Command ” which have neither condemned this remarks nor have shown any regret for the comment made by him.

A Majortiy section of the Indian media too has not questioned the ” High Command ” on Tharoor’s remarks hinting that more such remarks are expected to come from him in what seems to be repackaged Hindu terror bogey which P Chidambaram and Digvijay Singh had floated in the past. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to a recent report prepared by ” Times Now”, France has decided to Gift 32 now retired Jaguar fighter jets belonging to French Airforce to India free of cost to be used as spares on IAF’s Jaguar fighter fleet. Ex-French Jaguar fighters have been in Cold Storage for last many years and were offered to India after India and France concluded a deal for 36 Dassault Rafale in 2015.

A team from Indian Air Force and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) first evaluated Stored Ex-French Jaguars and found aircrafts worthy to be used as spares to support current fleet of Jaguar fighter’s operated by India and according to ” Times Now”, India is currently in process of shipping them back to India. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Ministry of External Affairs has informed all International Media Organisation currently operating from India that now onwards Journalists of foreign origin will require permission at least eight weeks in advance to visit Jammu and Kashmir from Ministry of Home Affairs.

In Past, the Seven Sister States in India’s far North East, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands were only places where Foreign Journalist required Special permissions of Ministry of Home Affairs but now Jammu and Kashmir to has been added into the list which India claims is sensitive and is now off-limits for visits without permission. Continue reading

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

Lockheed Martin concept of a sixth generation fighter.

Russia, UK-Italy, Germany-France, United States and even China have publically announced their intention to pursue development of new stealth fighter jets which are so advanced that they all will be categorized as 6th Generation fighter aircraft in a way completely redefining combat air sector for next two to three decades to come.

Taking best from the 5th generation aircraft technology, the concept of 6th Generation fighter revolves around additional capabilities which are certainly missing in a 5th generation aircrafts. features of 6th Generation concept are yet to be defined but aircraft will incorporate stealth directly into the designs of aircraft, will carry weapons internally and have a reduced radar signature. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Goa Shipyard Ltd with help of Alliance Engineers based in Thane has developed successfully Helicopter Landing Grid which is usually used for Helicopter operations from ships at sea.

Indigenised Helicopter Landing Grid which was imported from abroad till now will lead to savings of $ 1.43 Million of foreign exchange on each assembles. Goa Shipyard Ltd developed Helicopter Landing Grid are compatible with most of the helicopters operated by the Indian Navy such as Sea king, ALH, etc. Continue reading

SOURCE:  Joydeep Ghosh / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

6. Illegal Capture of Shaksgam Valley/Trans Karakoram Track 1963 – The Trans-Karakoram Tract is composed of the Shaksgam Valley and was formerly administered as a part of Shigar, a valley in Baltistan region. Most names of mountains, lakes, rivers and passes are in Balti/Ladakhi, meaning this land had been part of Baltistan/Ladakh region for a long time and has no connection with China whatsoever. The only connection with China was that China claimed suzerainty over Hunza, south of Macdonald line as its emir had given nominal allegiance to China in 1847. But suddenly after WW2 ended in 1959, China published maps showing large areas west and south of Macdonald line as part of its territory. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Indian Airforce are very keen on to wrap up the deal for 110 fighter jets in next two years and to shorten the process, IAF is considering only evaluating the performance of the new systems which were previously not available in the aircraft in the previous technical trials.

Under now scrapped MMRCA deal for 126 fighter jets, All Six Fighter jets Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter, F-16, F-18, Gripen-E, and Mig-35 had gone through pretty intensive technical evaluation trials by Indian Airforce both in India and at the country of origin. Technical trials covered almost every performance criteria of the aircraft and each claim made by the Aircraft manufacturers were countered checked to see if they meet technical requirements set by the Indian Air Force. Continue reading

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

After India confirmed what was suspected for a long time that Indo-Russian Joint venture to develop 5th Generation fighter aircraft based on Sukhoi’s Su-57 Stealth fighter has been put on backburner permanently and India has quietly left the program showing no interest in pursuing the project with Russia anymore. In deference shown by its own air force towards the project might have come as the final nail in the coffin for the program after Russian Airforce recently also refused to go beyond the Initial order of 12 aircraft which was placed a few years back.

Russian Airforce is quite happy with 4++ Generation aircraft like Sukhoi Su-30SM and Sukhoi Su-35 which were inducted into the fleet only a few years back and plans to continue adding additional capabilities and new aircraft in the fleet leaving out expensive Su-57 completely out of its modernization plan for next decade to come. Continue reading

SOURCE:  Joydeep Ghosh / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Since the video of ‘7 Sins of India’ rolled out from china’s news manufacturing unit, I thought I should list out the list of ‘7 Sins of China’. Btw did anyone notice this video was surprisingly posted in english language and in social media platforms like youtube, twitter both of which are supposedly banned in China. Truly speaking there are numerous sins committed by China but I will list out just 7 most infamous ones, and these are: – Continue reading

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

Turkey’s Government-Owned English-language based TRT World news channel portal has accused Indian state of using Hindu pilgrimage sites like Amarnath yatra to expand its nationalist project and further its claim on the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir which India calls its own.

Article pen downed by Kashmir based independent journalist Nayim Rather has accused New Delhi of starting State-sponsored religious yatra only after the political turbulence of the 1990s when Kashmir militancy was at its peak. Author has said that the Indian state is using Amarnath yatra with an objective to care out a forceful cultural integration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

In 2016, India agreed to purchase last Two of the unfinished Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates from Russia which were lying unused and their construction suspended after Ukraine refused to supply M90FR gas turbine power plants to Moscow after the Ukrainian crisis and in addition to that India also agreed to make Two additional Grigorivitch-class frigates back home in State-owned Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in Goa .

GSL which never has build frigates class ships in its past is requesting higher cost for the two frigates since the shipyard will require to invest and boost its existing infrastructure to complete the project of this scale in time making it more expensive then what it could have costed India if both additional ships were manufactured by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad in Russia. GSL is yet to confirm the price tag, but the cost could be significantly higher making Ministry of Defence (MOD) jittery which is now considering all possible solutions to this. Continue reading