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After Years of Struggles with the development of the Nag third generation “fire-and-forget” anti-tank guided missile by India, it is literally raining Anti-Tank Missile Systems as India builds on the technological capabilities which were developed over the years and expertise developed that India has started many parallel projects which are fast maturing and soon India will not require them to be acquired from abroad anymore.

India already has declined American offer to jointly develop next-generation Man-portable Javelin Anti-tank missile system with them and have also recently limited purchase of spike Anti-tank missile system from Israel only to meet its immediate requirement before locally developed Anti-Tank Missile Systems are ready to enter production.

Anti-Tank Missile Systems currently under development are listed below Continue reading

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

Why, simply bcozit’s a futile to keep a country as its protectorate. No independent nation worth its salt can digest the fact that its policies are dictated by a nation that acts like big brother. India made the mistake in Nepal. Pt. Nehru refused King Tribhuvan‘s offer of merger with India (a good decision) but he made a mistake of controlling its foreign, finance and security policy from 1947 to 1997 under Friendship Treaty.

This Friendship Treaty was main grudge used by Maoist to uproot the royalty and democratic government. Needless to say this resentment was also successfully fanned by Chinas greedy stratagem to entrap Nepal in its debt trap. Now Nepal sings only Chinese tune, evident from the fact that it is now squeezing Tibetan refugees and even dares to prick India bcoz it knows now India cant do anything. Continue reading

SOURCE: ANITA DESAI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

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Pakistani military Generals are desperately scouting for a new Main battle tanks and, after evaluating many Chinese and Ukrainian options in last few years, they seem to have locked on to Russian T-90S Main Battle Tanks which according to their military planners fits the bill in different parameters and also meets their objective of trying to make Russia one of the defense suppliers of Pakistan.

T-90S Main Battle Tanks which are locally produced in India and with orders over 1500 tanks just coming from India alone, Russians don’t even want to hold talks about it with Pakistan let alone even consider selling them to Pakistan even in small numbers but that it not stopping Pakistani government officials who keep bringing that up even though Russians continue to decline to sell them to keep Indian order flow intact. Continue reading

SOURCE: ABHAY KESARKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that they have started working on an upgrade package for their version of Twin-seater Sukhoi-Su-30SM which basically has been derived from Indian variant of Sukhoi-Su-30MKI to bring it at par with Sukhoi-Su-35, another Air Superiority fighter aircraft which Russian Air-force has in its fleet.

According to Russian media, idea is to make Su-30SM as close to technically similar to Su-35 so that technologies shared between this two jets will help in better management of maintaining spares and servicing of this jets. Continue reading

SOURCE: AARAV SHARMA/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

After Clearance from Defence Ministry, Indian air force is all set to take over the indigenous LCA-Tejas program but Tejas Mk1 and Mk1A program are far more advanced in their product development that airforce has little control to make any radical changes to the program other than fine-tuning current arrangements and supply lines so that the current production rate can be improved in next few years.

Aeronautical Development Agency and IAF have not revealed many details of the new planned development of the new fighter aircraft, which IAF Chief likes to call it Medium Weight Fighter over Tejas Mark-2 due to its increased capabilities, but IAF is already taking control of the program and it is pretty impressive. Continue reading

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While Modi Government tried to be street smart when it came to the procurement of 36 Dassault Rafale from France but it might end up costing Indian air force much-needed additional procurement of the same combat jets. While the Congress-led opposition is busy trying to invent a scam out of Dassault Rafale contract, procuring the second batch of 36 Dassault Rafale has invertedly been delayed and might not happen at all if the opposition makes it a single point agenda to derail India’s security interest.

Tender for purchase of 110 fighter aircraft which was recently floated by Modi Government has seen an unusual entry of Sukhoi-Su-35 in the race which interestingly was kept out on purpose by Indian Air Force and Government of India in efforts not to keep all eggs in Sukhoi basket. Continue reading

SOURCE: AMIT PANDEY/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

From MIM-104 Patriot all-altitude, all-weather air defense system to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile defense system, United States have offered them all to thwart S-400 deal between India and Russia, but nothing seems to convince Indian military planners that S-400 has any possible American replacement system which could fit in and meet requirements of Indian aerial threat assessments specifically against short-range ballistic missiles which are been supplied in the neighborhood by China in the region.

Americans might not able to stop India from buying S-400 systems from Russia, but India can commit that it will refrain from investing in procurement of new advanced weapon systems from Russia if, the United States agrees to let India procure some of the systems which it has been eyeing from the west but have been denied in the past. Continue reading

SOURCE: AARAV SHARMA/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Nearly two years ago after successful demonstration of its land attack capabilities on Syrian targets, Kalibr cruise missiles made a splash at the International stage and keen interest to procure them was first made by none other than Russia’s close ally India which was particularly interested in its ground strike variant for its Indian Navy warships.

Fast forward to 2018 relationship between the United States and Russia have entered a new cold war era and this war is literally been fought in India where both countries are trying to keep the biggest importer of weapons in the world by their side and to deny each other lucrative weapons sale in the process. After failing to stop India from procuring S-400 system from Russia, Washington is making yet another attempt to derail the possible sale of another Russian weapon system to India. Continue reading

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After India decided to procure $1-billion National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) safeguard crucial facilities in Capital New Delhi on recommendation of Washington, comes another shocker of the deal which is likely to be discussed in India-US 2+2 Dialogue in Delhi on September 6 that of India purchasing Tomahawk subsonic cruise missile for Indian Navy as reported in Economic Times.

Tomahawk will be procured for deployment on frontline warships and submarines against surface targets according to the report. If a deal on Tomahawk does take place then Indian Navy will be the third operator after United States Navy and Royal Navy to induct them in its service. Continue reading

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PICTURE OF SEA ARROW MISSILE SYSTEM

According to the latest media reports. DRDO developed Astra beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile, which has successfully completed its developmental trials and has entered batch production for the Indian air force will be used to develop a new ship-borne short-range anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapon system for the Indian Navy.

Under Short Range Surface to Air Missiles (SR-SAMs) program for the Navy, DRDO will supply 10 systems which will replace Israeli supplied Barak-1 Point air defense system in leading frontline warships of India. While four similar system will be brought from abroad to meet immediate requirements, DRDO has been told to develop a similar local system and complete the program by 2022. Continue reading

SOURCE: AMIT PANDEY/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Lockheed Martin with its F-16V and Boeing with its F-18 Super Hornet Block III are currently marketing their aircraft as low-observable combat jets so that it can seal a deal for 110 fighter jets for the Indian air force from India. Company representatives of both the companies have been repeatedly marketing so-called stealth features of their jets in Indian media lately.

Lockheed Martin F-16Vs which for India it will be called as F-17 Block 70 as closest thing to a true stealth fighter jet like F-35. According to Lockheed Martin officials, F-16V comes with Northrop Grumman’s advanced APG-83 AESA radar provides greater situational awareness and provides pilots with unprecedented target area detail and digital map displays that can be tailored with slew and zoom features. Continue reading

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Its more or less official now that, India’s 5th Generation Stealth fighter jet AMCA will take nearly 15 years to even begin its developmental trials and it will take over 20 years for the program to enter production stage.that should put Indian Air Force (IAF) in a spot of bother since, IAF recently pulled out of Russian FGFA Stealth program and with homegrown 5th Generation Stealth fighter program literally on back burner, focus is fast shifting towards Mk II program which Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) is developing in great urgency and with a strict timeline.

Mk II program is more likely will be a legacy Mk I design but with much bigger in size and equipped with a more powerful engine to meet IAF’s requirements for a Multi-Role capable fighters, that can replace Mirage-2000, Jaguar and Mig-29 fleet in Medium Class Category. Continue reading

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

Palau or the Republic of Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country contains approximately 340 islands, forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, and has an area of 466 sq kms (180 sq mi). The most populous island is Koror. The capital Ngerulmud is on the nearby island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok State. Palau shares maritime boundaries with the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Federated States of Micronesia. So how can India beat China.

Fact is Palau is one of the few nations in the world that has diplomatic relations with Taiwan, that makes China squirm. Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic tropical archipelago, branding it an illegal destination. Continue reading

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Russians officials have confirmed to Indian media at Army 2018 defense show being held in Kubinka near Moscow that they have received a list of pieces of equipment, that India wants it to part of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI upgrade package and they have agreed to most of the demands made by India which give India’s frontline Sukhoi Su-30MKI a 5th generation edge since many of the technology asked by India will come from the Su-57 5th generation fighter which India rejected.

Buzz around is that X-band N036 Byelka (Squirrel) AESA radar found on Su-57 will replace the powerful but, aging NO-11M Bars PESA-MMR that currently equips the Su-30MKI. X-band AESA radar will enhance situational awareness for the Su-30MKI Pilot without external help. Continue reading

SOURCE: ANITA DESAI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Pakistan’s latest procurement of 30 Turkish Aerospace Industries developed T129 ATAK helicopter gunships over Cheaper Chinese CAIC Z?10 helicopter gunships might have something to do with T129 abilities to perform adequately over the higher altitudes which AH?1F Cobra gunships and Mil Mi?35M Hind helicopter gunships presently in Pakistani service are ill-equipped to do so.

Indian Army till a few years ago suffered from the same problem, Mil Mi?25/35 could not be pressed into service during Kargil War and makeshift aerial Helicopter firepower provided by Mi-8/17 Helicopters with Rocket Pods were grossly inadequate and one Mi-17 while attacking a hilltop position was hit by a man-portable surface to air missile leading to death of the whole crew. Continue reading