Since the video of ‘7 Sins of India’ rolled out from china’s news manufacturing unit, I thought I should list out the list of ‘7 Sins of China’. Btw did anyone notice this video was surprisingly posted in english language and in social media platforms like youtube, twitter both of which are supposedly banned in China. Truly speaking there are numerous sins committed by China but I will list out just 7 most infamous ones, and these are: – Continue reading


Turkey’s Government-Owned English-language based TRT World news channel portal has accused Indian state of using Hindu pilgrimage sites like Amarnath yatra to expand its nationalist project and further its claim on the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir which India calls its own.

Article pen downed by Kashmir based independent journalist Nayim Rather has accused New Delhi of starting State-sponsored religious yatra only after the political turbulence of the 1990s when Kashmir militancy was at its peak. Author has said that the Indian state is using Amarnath yatra with an objective to care out a forceful cultural integration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. Continue reading


In 2016, India agreed to purchase last Two of the unfinished Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates from Russia which were lying unused and their construction suspended after Ukraine refused to supply M90FR gas turbine power plants to Moscow after the Ukrainian crisis and in addition to that India also agreed to make Two additional Grigorivitch-class frigates back home in State-owned Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in Goa .

GSL which never has build frigates class ships in its past is requesting higher cost for the two frigates since the shipyard will require to invest and boost its existing infrastructure to complete the project of this scale in time making it more expensive then what it could have costed India if both additional ships were manufactured by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad in Russia. GSL is yet to confirm the price tag, but the cost could be significantly higher making Ministry of Defence (MOD) jittery which is now considering all possible solutions to this. Continue reading


Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Nashik Division has formed a special panel to carry out an Internal feasibility study for development of a 5th Generation fighter jet, report of which will be submitted to Ministry of Defence in next two months said Indian media report.

HAL Nashik Division is currently involved in the manufacturing of Sukhoi-30MKI for the Indian Air Force and HAL was planning to manufacture Indo-Russian 5th Generation FGFA fighter aircraft based on Su-57 aircraft from the same facility after production of Su-30MKI was concluded by 2021. But after India pulled out from the Joint venture, Nashik Division is feeling the heat since the production line and its facilities will now lye vacant due to lack of projects. Continue reading


India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun “Dhanush” which cleared its final round of trials earlier this year is all set to pave way for official induction into Indian Army as Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur (GCF) is currently preparing to handover Six indigenously-developed 155 mm ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns to Indian Army.

GCF till now has developed 12 Pre-production Dhanush 155-millimeter/45-caliber towed howitzer which was extensively used by Indian Army for series of user Trials over the years. Six guns to be handed over are from the initial order for 114 guns. Continue reading


Former chief of naval staff Admiral Arun Prakash while speaking to media backed Indian Air Force taking over command of LCA-Tejas Project from state-owned aerospace and defense company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) , he went further ahead and even said not only LCA-Tejas Project should be taken over and operated by Indian Air Force he also advocated IAF taking over full command of HAL from the Civil-Bureaucratic controls .

Citing a neighborhood example of JF-17 program which is under direct control and management of Pakistan Air Force, Former chief supported IAF moves to take over LCA-Tejas Project in running its day to day operations at the production line and again cited example of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) which is HAL of Pakistan and is involved in manufacturing of all Pakistani defence aerospace projects but is fully managed by Senior ranked Pakistan Air Force officials. Continue reading


Indian state-owned aerospace and defense company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has come under severe criticism by Defence Ministry after HAL quoted over ?463 crore for each 83 Mk-1A variants featuring specific advancements which made it even more expensive than twin-engine Sukhoi-30 assembled in India for just over ?400 crore.

What raised several eyebrows was that for Mk-1, HAL quoted ?100 crore and price hike from ?100 crore to ?463 crore for Mk-1A even though a major chunk of the systems remain the same! what has to lead to a sudden surge in price even if new systems and inflations are factored in? HAL needs to answer them first. Continue reading


News just trickled as to how UAE double game hit India hard. India had help nab the runaway UAE princes off Goa coast and hoped that UAE will reciprocate by handling over a wanted terrorist by the likes of Farooq Devdiwala but this was not to be as UAE played a massive double game handing him over to Pakistan. This has hit India hard, with a massive diplomatic loss of face. Lets start from the start,

Case 1 – Runaway UAE Princess Continue reading


BrahMos Chief Dr. Sudhir Mishra has confirmed that India by end of this month, India will test-fire BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with Enhanced 90-degree steep dive capability that could be a game-changer in many ways for the forces.

At present, BrahMos has demonstrated a 65 to 70-degree steep dive attack capabilities due to which it will be able to target enemy positions even behind a mountainous terrain and will not require missile to fly around it to find the target . with 90-degree steep dive capability BrahMos can Hit Target directly overhead with precision. Continue reading


Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has claimed Rs 273 crore from the Insurance company after recent crash of underproduction Sukhoi Su-30MKI but according to Industrial sources closes to, IAF may never get a brand new Sukhoi Su-30MKI instead even after Insurance is settled and the production line will close as planned earlier.

Indian Air Force till now has lost 8 Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft,including the recent crash of the undelivered Su-30MKI after their induction from 1997 onwards. In 2009, IAF for the first time lost back to back first and second Su-30MKI in the very same year, due to which IAF placed orders for Two additional aircraft as attrition replacement of the 2009 crashes which were accommodated in 2012 follow-on orders for 42 jets. Continue reading


Taiwan Media has confirmed that it has received Submarine design offer from several countries which include almost all major United States allies including Japan, India, and Several European countries since the US doesn’t build or operate Conventional submarine also known as Diesel submarines to meet the Taiwanese defense ministry Global request for help in construction of indigenous submarine locally .

Taiwan operates four Submarines in its Navy and only Two Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class which are over 30 years old are operationally active in its service. Taiwan for last two decades has been trying to acquire new Conventional submarine from abroad but due to aggressive bullying from China, many European Countries have stayed away from offering a direct sale of the submarine to Taiwan which lead to considerable reduction in operational capabilities of the Taiwan Navy to thwart any possible invasion of the country from China . Continue reading


In 2017, Indian Air Force’s No 81 Squadron with its 10 C-17 Globemaster III fleet maintained a serviceability state of 100 percent boosting India’s capabilities in maintaining excellent operational capability and readiness in providing strategic airlift in the region at all fronts said a recent report prepared by Boeing.

Since its Induction from 2013 onwards, Combined C-17 fleet has accumulated over 12000 flight hours and has accomplished missions ranging from providing strategic airlift capabilities for the armed forces and was also engaged in relief and humanitarian missions domestically and internationally throughout the year. Continue reading


Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, while speaking to local Indian media has confirmed that first flight of updated LCA-Tejas Mk-1A will happen before 2020 and the new variant will address obsolescence issues, improve maintainability of the aircraft and will come with additional capabilities such as Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missiles, Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) capability, Electronic Warfare (EW) suite and advanced avionics.

While speaking on Final Operational Clearance (FOC) for LCA-Tejas Mk-1, Chief said FOC is likely to be achieved sometime in 2019, which is further way off from June-July 2018 what was initially claimed by both HAL and ADA in the media. Continue reading


Yakovlev Design Bureau has offered Indian Air Force a Customised Yak-130 Combat Trainer to take place of ill-fated Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) developed HJT-36 Sitara as an intermediate jet trainer (IJT) for Stage-II Pilot training program in a Government to Government offer.

According to Industrial sources closes to, Since is not the first time the Advanced Jet trainer has been offered to India, the First offer came in 2012 and current offer is no different than the previous offer, but the offer actually might be to grab additional follow-on orders of British Hawk Mk-132 from BAE Systems which has failed to materialise after years of negotiation due to high price . Continue reading


Nearly Fifty years ago, Indian Navy established Directorate of Naval design an in-house design bureau was established to develop and grow India’s capability in designing contemporary warships, which over the years from humble beginnings as now moved to design and development of modern warships, to aircraft carriers and also nuclear submarines, making Indian Navy one of the few armed forces in the world which designs and develops its own products based on its own requirements working in sync with private and state-owned shipyards in India and abroad .

Indian Air Force for years relied on cheaply imported fighter aircraft which were either licensed assembled in India or were produced locally with Transfer of Technology. With development of new generation of aircrafts prices of fighter aircraft have only trended upwards in the cost of procurement due to advancement in modern technology which now requires considerable amount of additional funding for research and development of next-generation combat aircraft which it is making very difficult for IAF and India to forever depend on external suppliers for current and future needs to safeguard our airspace . Continue reading