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News Beat reporting is an idrw.org initiative to let our Readers to report News Based on Actual facts but some how has not been reported in Main Stream Media .

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Found among DRDO Tender documents while still making rounds on the deep world of Internet, above is a Schematics of what could be India’s submarine-launched ” Takshak ” heavy-weight torpedoes (HWTs) Project which have been under development from 2012 on wards.

Often referred in media has Submarine variant of India’s Ship based Varunastra heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory of the DRDO for the Indian Navy. Takshak HWT can be dubbed as advance improved variant specifically customised and improved to meet challenging underwater operational requirements at great depths and pressure for Combat operations from a submarine. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India’s latest long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 unit while going through Homologation process with Indian made ammunition suffered Barrel damages at the field trial in Pokhran firing range. Indian media reports quickly blamed faulty Indian ammunition as a possible reason for the Barrel burst but M-777 does have a History of Barrel Burst which was not highlighted in their reports.

The field trials of the 155 mm, 39-calibre guns manufactured by BAE systems were Joint exercise between Indian Army and BAE Personnel who are in India for Homologation process with Indian made ammunition. Both Indian Army and BAE systems have not confirmed nor denied that Barrel Burst was due to faulty Indian ammunition nor any inquiry report hints at it, yet Indian media were quick to blame it on faulty Indian ammunition. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

With an aim to speed up production of Light Combat Aircraft, HAL Chief T Suvarna Raju has asked 3 Main private companies involved in the production of main and rear fuselage along with wings to speed up their production capabilities so that HAL can produce more than 16 planes per year.

Raju speaking to media said that HAL can produce 8 more LCA-Tejas per year if outsourced private companies can fast track their delivery schedules of contracted fuselage and wings. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Retired Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal hailed India’s Diplomatic Victory which forced China to go back to previous Status-quo allowing it a facing saving measure to back out of the standoff. Sibal also said that Doklam standoff should send a message to all Indian Neighbours (Nepal, Srilanka, Myanmar and Bangladesh ) that they should stop playing China Card against India and start respecting Indian concerns regarding its security interest.

Sibal also clarified that India had to intervene in Doklam standoff on behalf of Bhutan since we have a Security treaty with the tiny Himalayan Kingdom and also due to Security concerns around Chickens neck Corridor but India will not intervene for other Indian neighbours. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Raveesh Kumar official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in India has clarified that India has not supplied supersonic Brahmos Cruise missiles to Vietnam and spokesperson for Vietnam’s External Affairs also has clarified he had not confirmed the sale and just talked about defence and strategic relations with India and was misquoted by Vietnamese media .

Earlier this year India and Vietnam had held talks on the sale of indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile and supersonic Brahmos missile to Vietnam but the sale is yet to be concluded. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

As part of ” Project CENTURION ” Eurofighter Typhoon fleet will see integration of more weapons and also bring numerous new capabilities which could require increased engine thrust requirements since in future Eurofighter Typhoon fleet will need to carry more load or will receive heavier equipment due which EuroJet Turbo GmbH consortium has started working on New Enhanced Engine for Integration with Eurofighter Typhoon and also compete to power Next Generation fighter jets like India’s AMCA Program.

As per Media reports, EJ200 with 25 % additional thrust growth will allow EuroJet Turbo GmbH consortium to compete in Turkey’s TFX and India’s AMCA 5th Generation fighter jet engine requirements. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The official Twitter handle of Indian Navy tweeted first look of India’s recently decommissioned anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142M at RK beach Vizag.Picture posted by Indian Navy shows TU 142M-Albatross sharing space with retired INS Kursura (S20) a Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy.

Earlier this year, Indian Navy retired its fleet of 8 Tu-142M anti-submarine aircraft which it operated from 1988 after 29 years in service. After retirement government of Andhra Pradesh approached Indian ministry of defence with a request to transfer one of the aircraft to convert it into a museum in the city of Visakhapatnam which was approved by Indian Navy and ministry of defence. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

First locally developed Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari is getting a fresh coat of paint before it will be handed over to the Navy in next few days. State-owned defence shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in collaboration with France’s Naval Group has cleared all trials of the first submarine and will be handed over to Indian Navy in a Ceremony likely to be attended by Defence Minister and Indian Naval Chief.

INS Khanderi which is Second Submarine currently going through Sea Trials will be handed over to Indian Navy by end of 2017 and all contracted six French-made Scorpene submarines will be delivered by 2021 after facing a 4-yr delay. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to the latest findings from research firm IHS Markit, for the first time in 7 years, Global defence Exports will be on the decline due to increasing domestic production and weakening defence export orders , yet India will remain top Global import opportunities for coming decade with an estimated 22 to 27 Billion dollars of orders.

India reportedly is working on high budgets defence programs like Fifth generation fighter jets with Russia, Next generation Conventional Diesel submarine Projects and development of Aircraft carriers which will require large Import of equipment and weapons. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to a report prepared by iHLS.com website largely specializing in coverage of Israeli defence industries and Homeland Security reported that India has been taking a great deal of interest in several Israeli systems for equipping its upgraded submarine fleet.

Israeli technology in question has not been disclosed and Israel doesn’t have an Indigenous submarine fleet of its own and its latest fleet of Diesel-electrical Dolphin-class submarines designed and constructed by Germany’s Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW). Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

AESA-equipped Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar DARIN III fighter jet carried out its first flight today successfully. Israeli ELM-2052 AESA radar equipped on DARIN III Jaguar fighter jets makes it first fighter jet which comes with Next Generation new age active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in present Indian Air Force fleet.

ELM-2052 AESA radar is also leading the race to be also be equipped with HAL’s LCA-Tejas MK-1A Upgraded fighter jet which will make its first flight by end of 2019. India’s Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) developed Uttam AESA radar is currently going through Integration in older LCA-Tejas MK1 aircraft to begin its developmental trials and might be equipped with Tejas MK 2 and Mig-29K. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Former union minister Arun Shourie while speaking to “The Print” at a event hosted by them in Chennai said that in NDA-1 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s orders Indian Army carried out ” Surgical Strikes ” on Pakistani Post, which was 14km inside POK resulted into killing 10-15 Pakistani personnel.

Surgical Strike was in response to similar raid carried out by Pakistani Army earlier on Indian post and Indian Army returned back with 7 dead bodies and also carried with them log books and other documents maintained by the soldiers of the post. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to report prepared by French magazine ” Le Pointe “, confirms that India and France are holding discussions on possible transfer of 31 grounded Jaguar strike fighters previously used by the French Air Force but retired from 2005 on wards to India to be used for spares to support the existing IAF’s Jaguar fleet.

” Le Pointe ” reports says that Ex-French Jaguar strike fighters will be transferred free of charge and will not be sold to India as per earlier media reports. a team of engineers which visited France with Indian Air Force Commander-in-Chief, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa earlier this month might have already checked stored Jaguar to carryout an internal assessment of the condition of this grounded retired jets and detail report will soon be submitted to government and Indian air force top tier. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

It seems India had enough on Quality issues plaguing its AL-31F turbofan engines used to power India’s front line Sukhoi-30MKI Fighter jets and is currently working with French Safran aircraft engine manufacturer to develop a higher thrust engine jointly based on the current Kaveri engine.

According to a report prepared by ” The Print “, India is currently holding confidential talks with the French company to explore the possibility to develop a 125kN thrust Class engine to replace current 123 kN Thrust Class AL-31FP turbofan engines developed by Salyut-HAL. According to the report, Kaveri engine derivative once in production will be replaced under ” Super-30″ Program. Continue reading

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