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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

India did not display its nuclear-capable Agni-V missiles during the Republic Day parade Monday, where US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest.

Agni missile series always have been showcased in India’s Republic day parade right from days of Agni-TD in mid 90’s, While Media was kept in dark regarding real reasons behind why it was missing from the parade. Murmurs making rounds for last few years have been that Americans are asking India to Cap further missile developments. Continue reading

SOURCE : Pranav D Sharma FOR IDRW.ORG

India has an air space of 3,287,264 km2 to guard against its formidable enemies, Pakistan and China, both of whom possess significant aerial threat in case of a war. More concerning is the fact that both are allies and that raises the possibility of a two front war.

So how is the Indian air defenses ready for this threat? Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

India and US after renewed and enhanced Defense Framework Agreement have agreed to work on Joint development and Production of four key defense Projects and one of them is to enhance Indian air forces C-130J with specialized electronic intelligence kits called as “Senior Scout ” which is a Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system.

Senior Scout, a pallet mounted communications and electronic intelligence system, built into a trailer-like container that can be rolled on and off C-130 aircrafts. Senior Scout container also accommodates operators who collect SIGINT (signals intelligence), ELINT (electronic intelligence) and COMINT (communications intelligence). Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to conduct the first canister-based trial of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), off the Odisha coast on 31 January. Agni-V will be first missile to get Canister variant which give missile system  short reaction time and high mobility for requisite operational flexibility’ . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Indian Air Forces Poster Boy ” Sukhoi-Su-30MKI ” might have never been purchased if not to “Help a Friend in need, ” said Retired IAF officials to idrw.org few years ago.

Same year, when Soviet Union Collapsed, Soviet Union desperately in need of funds and Defence orders in 1991, supplied 8 Sukhoi-Su-27 Long range air superiority fighter to China after almost gap of 30 years. Su-27 deliveries represented a major watershed moment in Sino-Soviet defence relationships, since last supplied aircraft was Mig-19, which was Produced in China without a licence and also supplied to India’s Arch rival Pakistan which created a political rift between two countries. Continue reading

SOURCE : VINAYAK SHETTI FOR IDRW.ORG

At height of Kargil War with Pakistan, in 1999, Indian Army then asked Indian Air Force to provide Air support to Indian ground troops and target Pakistani Army mens holding key positions in Mountain terrain of Kargil sector. Operation Safed Sagar was the code-name assigned to the Indian Air Force’s strike to support the Ground troops during Kargil war.

IAF deployed ground attack aircrafts like MiG-21s, MiG-23s, MiG-27s, Jaguars and Mirage 2000. Mig-29A due to its limited Air to Ground capabilities was deputed to provide fighter cover for other aircrafts in conflict zone in case Pakistani jets intervened, While older Sukhoi Su-30K was kept of the war due to limited numbers operated by IAF back then. Continue reading

SOURCE : VINAYAK SHETTI FOR IDRW.ORG

US President Obama will coming to India next week and Indian media have been on overdrive on possible military deals with United States on key technologies which will kick start “Make In India” campaign started by India’s Prime Minister Modi for Defence production in-country.

Contrary to the Hype which has been created in India media, reality is completely opposite. United States in past and even now does not support full Transfer of Technology (TOT) to many key allies and there is no special exemption to India too, Many of the defence deals with United States have been through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) which means there is no Transfer of Technology (TOT) involved in such deals . Continue reading

SOURCE: VINAYAK SHETTY FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

With 40 JF-17 aircrafts already inducted into Pakistan air force and Zero Tejas inducted in IAF, at least in papers JF-17 seems to be a successful project, but it is also clear that approach taken by IAF and PAF on LCA and JF-17 have been completely opposite to each other in terms of participation and acceptance levels of the aircraft. Continue reading