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

Earlier this month supersonic BrahMos cruise missile was tested for Extended Range of 450 km from the present 290 km successfully. Extended Range was achieved after Software limitation enforced on BrahMos was removed after India became member of MTCR regime last year,

But BrahMos-ER with a range of 800km will be introduced by mid of 2019 as per DRDO Chief S Christopher. BrahMos-ER will require some hardware changes to enable it to strike targets up to 800km, which will be jointly developed by the Indian and Russian team soon. Continue reading

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

According to Alan Warnes, Assistant Editor for leading military aviation magazine ” AirForces Monthly” who attended 14th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) exhibition 2017 In Malaysia in his latest tweet has said that as per his reliable sources Indian Air Force has shown Interest in procuring Mikoyan MiG-29N operated by Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).

The Royal Malaysian Air Force ( RMAF ) in 1995 had procured 18 MiG-29N from Russia against expert advice from its own Defence Analyst and Ex-RMAF officials since RMAF was accustomed to fielding fighters from the West and in particular from the United States. Continue reading

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

India recently decided to use its indigenously developed Ushus-II state-of-the-art sonar suites to be equipped on Russian Supplied Kilo Conventional Submarine. Ushus-II sonar suites is a package of several sonars, which include passive sonar, active sonar, intercept sonar, obstacle avoidance sonar and underwater telephony.

India lately has been making serious efforts to develop underwater technologies in a big way and also is keen on developing indigenous solutions which can be replaced in imported submarines with better equipment thus saving on cost and also leading to local technical know of. Continue reading

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

                                         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

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

HAL recently announced that it has started Internal studies to develop Unmanned combat version of home-grown Light combat aircraft which got lukewarm and mix response from Indian Defence Analysts, due to the preconceived opinion that unmanned specially un-stealth combat jets have limited utilities in modern warfare.

preconceived opinion was largely based on facts that In Past United States and China have largely used their retired combat jets as Aerial targeting drones and never in actual combat and when HAL proposed using Unmanned LCA-Tejas for combat many were dismissive about it, but new “Loyal Wingman” concept floated by Pentagon and US Air force last March 2016 Washington DC, might shed some new ideas how Unmanned combat jets can be made relevant even in modern warfare of the future . 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOURCE: RAJU GAEKWAD / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Indian Air Force operates a wide and varied combat fighter aircraft fleet procured from Russia, France and the United Kingdom.The service has a projected requirement of at least 45 Squadrons to counter a two-front combined threat emerging from Pakistan and China, but the service today is down to 33 active fighter squadrons has against authorised strength of 42.5 squadrons.

Indian Air Force despite facing several multiple issues with maintaining multiple fleets of aircraft from multiple sources is far from moving away in maintaining common fighter aircraft even for its future requirements. While it continues to face a decline in its combat potentials and several serviceability issues dodging its ageing fleet. Indian Air force for its future requirements again has adopted a multi-pronged approach to building up its compact capabilities. Continue reading

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

Sensitive data leak on India’s French-designed Scorpene class diesel-electric attack submarine might be closed chapter now and to calm things down, Indian Navy and Ministry of Defence claimed leaked data were not too relevant to compromise functioning and operational capabilities of the submarine.

While India put a brave front but leak of documents spreading over 22,000 pages which include details of the submarine’s underwater sensors, above-water sensors, combat management system, torpedo launch system and specifications, communications system and navigation systems is literally a gold mine for rival submariners to study weakness and strength of India’s Scorpene submarines . Continue reading

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