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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

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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

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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

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For an Islamic country, which in past has been directly ruled by the military for a total of 35 years after its independence in 1947. military and few elite Generals still have final say in matters related to defence, security, foreign policies and India . Pakistani military establishments for long has been blamed for running a parallel economic which help them fund these Jihadi factories which train Islamic youth from around the world to fight from Kashmir to Kabul , Xinjiang to the middle east .

These Jihadi factories in Pakistan where born out of Soviet-Afghanistan war , backed by the United States have developed in full-fledged institute which does not cost Pakistan Government a dime but are self-sufficient to raise and run a parallel funding as long as Pakistani civilian government looks other way and allows this so-called non-state actor to run low cost but full-fledged proxy war in the neighbourhood. Continue reading

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Indian Government yet again has decided to add another Type of combat jets to Indian Air Force fleet and under ” Make in India ” effort is also planning to build nearly 90-200 combat jets in the country with active technical collaboration and transfer of technology .

“Making in India” might soon become a norm now under Prime minister Narendra Modi’s new Defence manufacturing policies But many Defence analysts are questioning how Make in India will help India’s Aeronautics community when India is not backing many key indigenous projects and how does making local really helps in building manpower resources like it always has been argued ? . Continue reading

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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

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French-made Rafale fighter planes along with Russian developed Sukhoi-30MKI have been tasked to guard India’s eastern airspace against China and will serve Eastern Air Command of Indian Air force .

First confirmation of Rafale likely to be deployed near China has come from none other than Commanding-in –Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Eastern Air Command Air Marshall C Hari Kumar him self, while he was speaking to the media . Plans to deploy Rafale + Sukhoi Combo which will be India’s best fighter aircraft technologically means India expects China to deploy their Sukhoi-35 or 5th generation fighter in the region in near future. Continue reading

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According to a report prepared by Vishnu Som, a prominent Defence Journalist , Lockheed martin has proposed Indian Government that it will move all its production facilities from Greece, Israel ,Turkey and from the United States in a phased approach to India if India agrees to purchase 90+ F-16V (Block-70/72) from them .

Lockheed Martin wants to make India sole Spares hub for all the F-16 operators around the world and any new orders for F-16V for export will be made in its Indian facility . So in short Pakistan won’t be getting any new F-16s even if they wanted to and report also raised doubts on whether its Indian facilities will be able to supply spares in support of PAF’s F-16s, but all this seems to be well-planned marketing gimmicks which cannot be implemented in real . Continue reading

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

On Sidelines of BRICS Summit in Goa , India agreed to buy from Russia 4 Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate on special request of the Russian government. Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate was the first casualty in Russian-Ukrainian conflict over Crimea after Ukraine refused to supply Zorya-Mashproyekt gas-turbine propulsion plant for last three ships.

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Russian Navy had placed orders for Six Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates (Project 11356M) from Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad. Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates are based on the India’s Talwar-class frigate specially built for Indian Navy last of INS Trikand (F51) was delivered to India in 2008 . Continue reading

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They are 15 completed Akula-Class Nuclear attack submarines in the world , out of which only 10 are in active service , 9 in Russian Navy and 1 in Indian Navy . India and Russia have recently agreed to lease another of Akula-Class nuclear submarine for service with Indian Navy but little information was provided about which Submarine both India and Russia have agreed upon .

India, in particular, wanted uncompleted Project 971I/09719 submarine dubbed Iribis which is an Akula I Improved Class submarine hull lying in Amur Shipyard Russia uncompleted. Construction of Iribis started in 1994 and work halted after 60% of the submarine was completed due to lack of funds . Continue reading

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On the sidelines of BRICS summit in Goa, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signed a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to acquire an advanced air defence system from Moscow that is worth over $5bn. S-400 Triumph is a long-range air defence missile system that has the capability to destroy any incoming hostile aircraft or drone at ranges of up to 400km.

S-400 is already dubbed by many Defence Analyst in the region has a ” Game Changer ” Air Defence systems for India . Hypothetically S-400 Radars which has a scan range of 600km can track each aircraft flying over Pakistani airspace with ease and with 400 km missile range , Pakistani Fighter jets can be destroyed right after takeoff from whichever base they operate from . Continue reading

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India yet again has sent indirect requests through Diplomatic channels to various countries inviting them to bid for supply of 90 + Single engine combat jets with Transfer of Technology to be Made in India .

Single engine requirements asked by India might have dashed hopes of many countries who were considering offering their twin-engined fighter jets to India , which also now limits India’s options to only American legacy F-16 fighter jet and Sweden’s Gripen fighter jet but there is still confusion which aircraft’s new fighters will be actually replacing in IAF . Continue reading

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

Predictably entire global submarine industry is eagerly awaiting realise of a formal request for proposal by Indian defence ministry under Project-75I under which India plans to build Six Next generation conventional submarines for Indian Navy in its own shipyards with technology transfer but recent data breach regarding France’s DCNS Scorpene-class submarine might have further delayed India’s P-75I.

Under 2005 contract with DCNS along with India’s Mazagon Dock Limited has been building Six Scorpene-class submarines in India and first of its INS Kalvari already has started sea trials. DCNS were seen has frontrunners to bag orders for 3 more Scorpene submarines which could later also compete for P-75I with Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A but repeated delays and cost escalations along with vital data breach regarding Scorpene class has certainly forced Indian defence ministry to rethink seriously possible proposals by other International suppliers Including from Russia and Germany. Continue reading

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Media reports are indicating that Boeing has offered military aerial refuelling and strategic military transport aircraft, KC-46 Pegasus, amidst growing uncertainty over India’s tender for six multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft.

In my previous Article ( Will Boeing KC-46A Pegasus Vs Airbus A330 MRTT war re-ignite for India’s Mid-air Refueling tender ?) I had put together some fact check on both Boeing KC-46A Pegasus and Airbus A330 MRTT and had concluded that India will benefit from cheaper operational cost and economic of scale when it comes to KC-46A but will lose on exceptional long haul operational capability if we reject A330 MRTT. Continue reading

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Kargil war exposed Indian Air forces inability to fight conventional and maintain Airpower at 18,000 feet, only saving grace from that war was that French built Mirage-2000H performed exceptionally well over mountainous terrain and got desired results for India which was instrumental in pushing back Pakistani Army from Kargil sector .

India’s cancelled MMRCA tender had roots in Kargil war and post-Kargil war assessment by IAF recognised the need for new Multi-Medium role combat aircraft and the obvious choice was to purchase 126 upgraded Mirage-2000-V (Dash 5) from France . Continue reading

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