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R Madhavan, Chairman and Managing Director of Government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) while speaking to livefistdefence.com, has said that deal for 83 Tejas Mk1A contract between IAF and HAL will be inked by end of 2020 and aircraft deliveries will begin from early 2024 onwards and whole order will be concluded within 5 years.

Madhavan stressed that HAL has capability in place to scale up the production line if asked by IAF from 16 to 20 per annum. While the deal for 83 upgraded Tejas Mk1A with improved Avionics and Radar has been cleared for over a year now after the Price negotiation committee brought down the cost after hectic negotiation with HAL. Continue reading

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Indian Airforce (IAF) has moved some of the Air defense systems at the Ladakh region as part of its forward deployment to match aggressive deployment in the region by the Chinese Army and also due to unusual air patrol movements detected by the Chinese air force. Indian media reported that IAF has moved in QRSAM Air defense systems which wrongly was attributed to Air defense systems developed by State-owned DRDO.

Information provided to idrw.org is that IAF has moved 4-5 SPYDER-MR systems from its Western Borders to Ladakh region and it was not DRDO developed QRSAM Air defense system. Many Indian defense observers mistakenly said that DRDO developed the QRSAM Air defense system which is yet to begin its User trials with the Indian Army was the one which was moved to the Ladakh region by Army. Continue reading

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According to a viral blog post from China, a PLA soldier named Wang Xiaobai who belonged to Xiangtan which is a prefecture-level city in the central part of Hunan province, China was one of the nameless PLA Soldier who was killed in Galwan Valley in clashes with Indian Army. The blog also says that the political commissioner of the area had requested the family of Wang Xiaobai to keep the funeral a private affair.

The family wanted to hold a Big funeral but were denied permission and were instead advised to keep the funeral a private affair. Wang’s father had requested his body being handover to the family but PLA told him due to circumstance his cremation was already done by the Army and only his ashes were to be handed over to them to be buried. Continue reading

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Indian Navy’s P-8I Poseidon anti-submarine warfare aircraft was sported flying over Union Territory Ladakh possibly to carry out surveillance on the movement of Chinese troops in the area. P-8I aircraft are the most potent platform to carry out surveillance, be it sea or mountains. The aircraft can feed live-streaming data.

P-8I is equipped with a CAE Inc. (formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics) developed AN/ASQ-508A advanced integrated magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system and a Griffon Corporation Telephonics APS-143C(V)3 multi mode aft radar. P-8I also played a vital role after the Pulwama terror attack last year and was deployed in Doklam (during the face-off) with Chinese forces in the Bhutanese Territory, which had impressed Indian Army about it capabilities for the first time. Continue reading

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While Chinese officials have decided to stay mum on the casualty figures of the PLA Soldier killed in the clashes with the Indian Army in the LAC in Galwan Valley of Ladakh. CO and Two soldiers were first to be killed by PLA Soldiers and soon matter accelerated when reinforcement arrived from the Indian side and which was also backed up by second and third reinforcement from the other Chinese post stained close by.

Indian Army has confirmed that many Soldiers are still seriously injured in the clashes with PLA and many accidentally fell into Ravine while engaged in fist fight due to sub-zero temperatures we lost 17 troops due to this. According to information coming from reports suggested that ridge, where the fight was taking place, collapsed due to which small landscape pushed many of the PLA soldiers into the rocky area due to which casualties on PLA Side were much higher. Continue reading

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World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has written a letter to Uk’s Prime minister urging him to put pressure on his counterpart to grant self-determination in the Punjab state of India for separate Sikh homeland called ” Khalistan “. The letter stresses on some undisclosed International Law under which they have the right to call for the creation of Khalistan in the Indian state of Punjab while being Non-residents of the state they claim to represent.

World Sikh Parliament (WSP) also called for UNSC members and some major European countries to ask India to allow self-determination in Punjab, Kashmir, Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur who they claim want to opt-out of India. Continue reading

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HAL chairman R Madhavan has told livefistdefence.com that final contract for 15 limited series production (LSP) HAL designed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) multi-role combat helicopter is in the final leg and as soon as the contract is linked, all 15 LCH Helicopters will be delivered by 2021-22 timeframe as HAL already has developed 9 frames of LCH before the contract was inked with its internal fund and assembly and integration work will be completed in next six months and the first batch will be ready to induction by early or mid-2021 onwards.

In 2017, Late Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had inaugurated the new Bengaluru helicopter complex for the production of the indigenous design Light Combat Helicopter (LCH). In 2016, the defence ministry had cleared a Rs 2,911-crore procurement of 15 LCHs as a “limited series production” (LSP) order but the final contract was never executed. Continue reading

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Baba Kalyani, Managing Director of Bharat Forge in an interview with Nitin Gokhale for BharatShakti.in has said that it’s his dream to develop an indigenous jet engine for the air force. he also said that the Public-Private consortium of 5-6 companies who have experience and technology to develop a jet engine can come together to develop an afterburning turbofan engine in 7 years.

Bharat Forge is already manufacturing performance parts and components for many aero-engine manufacturers like Rolls Royce and the company has gained tremendous experience in Metallurgy but a Public-Private consortium can help develop an engine at a much faster rate added Kalyani. Continue reading

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Panic gripped Pakistan’s Karachi as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets hovered in the sky late night on Tuesday. Pakistani OSNIT Community has claimed that Indian Air Force (IAF) Combat air Patrol nears Rajasthan and along Line of Control in Kashmir what prompted PAF to scramble their JF-17s from PAF Base Masroor.

Wajahat Kazmi an Independent Journalist claimed in his Tweet at midnight that “It’s probably after 27th Feb 2019 that I have heard so many PAF jets patrolling the sky. I hope nothing serious is happening or expected to happen” Another Pakistani Journalist Wajahat Saeed Khan in his tweet where he tagged the High Commission of India in Islamabad and asked for clarification. ” Dear @IndiainPakistan, rumors are rife about Indian Air Force incursions into Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the Sindh-Rajasthan sector. Recommend you put out a statement to clarify. Also, recommend that everybody chill and enjoy the week. ” Continue reading

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Ahead of India’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) later this month, Pakistan’s oldest read English-language newspaper ” Dawn ” has said that Raising Kashmir issue at UN Security Council (UNSC) will become more challenging due to India’s entry and also said that India’s election could pose a serious challenge for Pakistan, particularly its advocacy for Kashmir, which is under India.

Pakistani diplomats who spoke to DAWN Reporters have said that it could become harder to initiate a discussion on the situation in Kashmir, much less an exclusive meeting like the one held on Aug 16, 2019. India, they feared, could exercise greater influence on the sanctions regime. Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a statement “Pakistan strongly condemns the unabated extrajudicial killings of Kashmiri youth in acts of state terrorism perpetrated by Indian forces in Indian Jammu and Kashmir, and She noted that nine Kashmiri fighters were killed at the hands of Indian troops during the last 24 hours in “fake encounters” and so-called “cordon-and-search” operations in Shopian.

This probably could be the first time, Pakistan’s Foreign Office has called so-called Kashmiri Terrorists as an act of “state terrorism”, also probably first time acknowledging that Pakistani link in training and arming them to fight against Indian forces. The killing of ill-trained poster boys of so-called Kashmiri resistance has come as a set back for Pakistani military establishment as Intel inputs about their whereabouts have been coming thick and fast from local Kashmir’s leading to 22 terrorists eliminated by Indian Army in Two weeks. Indian Army has intensified its operations in the Valley especially in some districts where Terrorists have some local support. Continue reading

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Admiral Arun Prakash Retd tells Shiv Aroor well known defence correspondent  that the killing Kaveri engine program was the biggest blunder by India and its right time for India to again start work on successor of the program or forever we will be depended on foreign engine manufactures for our jet engine requirements to the power of Indigenous fighter jets in near future. He also stressed that advancement in engine technology will be difficult to cover for India if we delay in the development of jet engines as the world over the development of new engine tech is underway.

Citing Chinese example, Prakash said that the Chinese WS-10 engine has been under development forever and yet Chinese have not given up on the jet engine since they know that they need to continue perfecting the jet engine technology and have produced 300 engines of WS-10 in Mark 2 and Mark 3 to power J10 and J11 jets even though it’s still not perfect. Continue reading

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Amid India-China Standoff, Former Pakistani Diplomat to India, Abdul Basit has called for consultation with China to open two front situations in UT J&K for the Indian military by transgression into the Indian side of the Kashmir by 10-15 km to liberate Kashmir from India. Basit admitted that diplomatic efforts to put pressure on India on Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A last August has failed and present India-China Standoff in Ladakh provides Pakistani military an opportunity for direct military action in Kashmir by crossing Line of control.

Basit also claimed that last time Pakistan has a similar opportunity to grab Kashmir when India and China had gone to War in 1962 but avoided direct military confrontation due to the influence of the United States which backed India in the War against China. Continue reading

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Pakistan based ” Kashmir Media Service” website which is dedicated to Pro-Pakistan propaganda on the Indian side of Kashmir claims that the Modi regime wants to change the Muslim majority status of Kashmir by Taking advantage of COVID-19 lockdown, the Modi government has promulgated domicile laws. Granting of domicile to over 300,000 Indians is part of its nefarious plan. Pakistan’s new terror group for Kashmir ‘The Resistance Front’ (TRF) a few days ago had announced threatened to kill non-Kashmiris if they try to settle down in Kashmir under the new domicile law of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the new law, any person who has resided in J&K for 15 years will be eligible for the domicile certificate. A student who has studied for seven years and passed Class 10 or Class 12 in the Union Territory of J&K can also apply for the domicile certificate. But Pakistan based Terror outfits and Pakistani Media have been quite nervous about the new domicile law and many Intel reports suggest that Notorius Spy agency ISI has advised Terror groups to target Indians living in Kashmir from other states to claim its local uprising against India’s settlement plans. Continue reading

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Air India One was recently clicked while carrying out ferry flight from one Boeing facility to another for the first time showcasing its new livery scheme which is for the first time is different from the Standard Air India Paint scheme. Two Boeing 777-300ER replaces the nearly 25-year-old Boeing 747 used by Air India to ferry President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be inducted by July.

VT-ALW seen in the picture was manufactured in 2018 and was part of Air India’s 2006 order of 68 aircraft given to US-based aircraft maker Boeing. Both Boeing 777-300ER has been upgraded with defensive countermeasures against Surface to air missile, direct Satellite communications, and encrypted communication systems at an additional cost of Rs 810.23 crore. Continue reading