” Security ” Special Aero India 2017 Edition 

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Earlier this year in Aero India 2015 , Defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) showcased Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) which sported new foldable rotor system which will enable it to meet the Indian Navy’s deck requirements.

HAL also had offered Naval LUH with wheeled undercarriage and marinization of its power-plant and key systems to ensure optimal utilization during extended operations at sea. Continue reading


Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Anubhav Mohanty in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 30 July 2015 informed Parliamentarians that Since its induction in 2001, 8 Advance Light Helicopter (DHRUV) which were manufactured by state-owned Company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) were lost in various accidents over the years.

He also assured Parliamentarians that all reported accidents have been investigated by a Court of Inquiry as per extant instructions and Necessary modifications/upgradations have been carried out, on the basis of past experience, to cater to Defence Forces’ requirements. Continue reading



Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in Rajya Sabha in A written reply to AK Selvaraj on Thursday, 30 July 2015 informed Parliamentarians that ADOUR 871 engines currently manufactured by state-owned Company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have achieved 2000 hours Time between overhaul (TBO) which is designated TBO of that engine.

Singh confirmed that Life of Engines was earlier restricted to 1000 hours for those engines manufactured at HAL. This was due to the restrictions on the life of 4 components. The TBO was subsequently increased to 1400 hours by the Lifing Committee. Continue reading


After having failed to achieve the required thrust to power Light Combat Aircraft, the indigenously developed Kaveri engine will now be used to power Indian Unmanned Combat Aircraft, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Parrikar said the total expenditure incurred on development of Kaveri engine so far is Rs 2,101 crore. Continue reading


Former President of India A?P?J Abdul Kalam nearly 4 years back urged Indian scientists to work on development of a new world-class missile systems which could be world’s first such weapons system which will ensure 100% destruction of the target with no defensive mechanism to stop it .

Kalam visioned hypersonic potent missile System which could travel at the speed of Mach-7-10 deliver the warhead, assess the destruction of the target, come back and get ready to go again. Continue reading


While Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean , Has kept many Asian countries on the Edge, India which has unsettled border dispute with China for nearly Six decades and had fought a short war in 1962 with China might be one of few countries with whom China might have border conflict in future .

Many Chinese defence analyst for years have predicted that how Sino-Indo border conflict in future to settle border dispute might be unavoidable for Chinese leadership and Indian military planners to have responded by preparing for possible Two frontal attacks on India from Chinese and its ally Pakistan . Continue reading


India is finally showing some urgency in developing Second indigenous aircraft carrier-II (IAC-II) due to rising Chinese threat in the Indian Ocean. Carrier which will be named “INS Vishal” will have proposed displacement of 65,000 ton, Once ready INS Vishal will be largest aircraft carrier operated by Indian Navy and Biggest warship ever constructed in Indian Shipyards.

While Navy is busy studying and finalizing specifics like the exact tonnage, the type of propulsion as well as other parameters for the new aircraft carrier, there also is Silent debates happening among Senior ranked Naval Aviators about possible aircrafts which will serve on-board new aircraft carrier when it’s ready. Continue reading


Post the Kargil war, Indian security establishment felt urgent need to usher in some fundamental changes. The Home ministry, helmed by L.K Advani, the second  most powerful minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA government,  who also went on to become the Deputy PM, approved some sweeping changes, that were not only unprecedented but also pretty much in genuine.

Some of these changes included- Continue reading


Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as cleared proposal of Indian army to issue tender to procure 428 anti-aircraft guns to replace vintage Swedish firm Bofors made L-70 and SSR’s Podolsky Electromechanical plant made Zu-23mm anti-aircraft guns .

In 2013, then Indian Army chief General VK Singh had raised the issue of obsolescence of air defence systems in this letter to the Prime Minister. the letter claimed that 97% of the air defence guns were facing obsolescence. Continue reading


According to reliable information provided to, TATA Motors which had showcased Kestral 8×8 Armored Fighting Vehicle at Defexpo 2014 as a possible contender to the Indian Army Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle program, has been Cleared by government to carry out trials in India and Indian Army will be conducting Initial user trials in coming months.

TATA Motors will be providing Indian Army 3 Kestral Amphibious Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) for Initial user trails and Indian Army after evaluation will suggest changes or improvements to meet their Specific requirements. Continue reading


In an Exclusive ,, which is a leading information site for defense and security in North Africa has posted above Image of DRDO developed Air Borne Early Warning and Control System (AEWAC) aircraft on their website which they claim has been spotted carrying out Trails in Algeria.

According to their website, aircraft has been spotted for the Second time in Algeria in past 18 months and the website is hinting at a possible secret round of negotiation been held with Algerian Air Force for possible sale of the aircraft, we at could like to inform its readers that we were not abe to independently verify the authenticity of picture posted with our sources. Continue reading


Reacting to Intelligence reports that Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is funding pro-Khalistan groups in India and abroad, Government is contemplating taking a much tougher stand in coming days against Pro-Khalistan supporters.

According to reliable information provided to, Pro-Khalistan supporters working against India’s interest in countries like Uk, USA and Canada might be denied Visa to India. Continue reading


“Why did you join this service”, an innocuous question this writer asked a 40 something paramilitary soldier. “I used to work in a rice mill. My manager was a good man. I was paid well, treated even better, the manager would trust me with his financial affairs, I would be asked to deposit significant sums of money”. He paused, gazed around for a while and then continued, “My parents though had other ideas, they wanted me to get into a government job, I tried convincing them that I was doing well in this job, but then they asked me to appear for recruitment trials for this very force and here I am”. He looked at me intently, and then smiled.

I asked him if he felt he had done the right thing, his reply, was equally inspiring and troubling-“I don’t know, maybe I should have never left the job, I was settled well, I have served for 16 years now, I have had my share of joys, I served in the NSG for 6 years, no one can question my integrity and my devotion, I have been devoted to my motherland, but for all these years I have had to stay away from my family and kids, God forbid, if some trouble befalls them and I am far away, who will help them? The least I can say is, we men and women of Central Armed Police Forces deserve some extra support from the government, as the armed forces do”. Continue reading


Cobham U.K Advertisement of Tornado Radome from their website 

DRDO Chief Dr S Christopher has confirmed to media that final operational clearance (FOC) for LCA Tejas which was to happen by year-end as been delayed due to non-supply of newly designed quartz radome and in-flight refueling probe, both were to be supplied by Cobham U.K.

He also added that FOC likely will take place by March 2016. When contacted Cobham U.K, We did not get any response from them. Continue reading


DRDO Chief Dr. Chirstopher while speaking to media said that DRDO will ask the government of India to allow them to develop India’s long-range nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) which can travel a distance of 10,000 km.

DRDO Chief is already developing a long-range nuclear-capable Agni-VI ballistic missile that would carry multiple warheads to target over 6000kms and will be India’s first missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) capability which will allow one missile to carry multiple payloads to different targets if needed. Continue reading

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