” Security ” Special Aero India 2017 Edition 

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SOURCE: Hindustan Times

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Rangers at a flag meeting on an array of issues including unprovoked firing at Indian troops by Pakistan, hunting by people in Pakistan close to the border and not responding to the BSF’s requests to hold company commander-level meetings.

The two border guarding forces of India and Pakistan — Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers held the flag meeting on the zero line near the Pansar border outpost in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. Continue reading


A 15-member delegation of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA)?visited the headquarters of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command in Kolkata, officials said.

The visit was intended to enhance the bilateral defence cooperation mechanism between the armed forces of India and China, said an official statement.The delegation, which arrived in New Delhi on February 21, held meetings with Indian Army officials in the national capital. It also visited Agra before visiting the Eastern Command headquarters. Continue reading


The Kanpur train tragedy in which 150 people were killed, was a “conspiracy” and the perpetrators carried it out “sitting across the border”+ in Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Addressing an election meeting in Uttar Pradesh’ Gonda district, which is close to the India-Nepal border, he touched upon the derailment of 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express near Pukhraya in Kanpur Dehat district on November 20, and said the findings showed it was a “conspiracy”.

“The Kanpur rail accident in which hundreds of people were killed was a conspiracy and conspirators carried it out sitting across the border … Gonda is adjoining Nepal,” he said. Continue reading


Pakistan and India should have friendly and good neighbourly relations and avoid hatching conspiracies against each other, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said.

Sharif told reporters accompanying him on his visit to Turkey that even during the election campaign in Pakistan, his party did not adopt the policy of “India bashing” and ended this negative tradition. “We [Pakistan and India] should maintain good relations and avoid involving in conspiracies against each other,” he said, without elaborating.         Continue reading


Army chief General Bipin Rawat today called for coordinated efforts by security forces to effectively deal with the problem of stone pelting by civilians during counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir. The army chief discussed the issue with local army officers during security review meetings at headquarters of counterinsurgency units — Kilo Force and Victor Force here, an army official said.

“Reinforcing the need to maintain high vigil, the army chief discussed the issue of stone pelting during operations and impressed upon all to synergise efforts with the other security agencies in dealing with such situations effectively,” the official said. Continue reading


President Trump ribbed Lockheed Martin over the cost of its F-35 fighter jets during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs on Thursday.Earlier this month, the defense giant agreed to slash the price of the 90 joint strike fighters it is selling to the federal government by over $700 million, following repeated criticism from Trump.

“Marillyn, you’ve gotten a lot of credit,” Trump said, addressing Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson. “You think [Hillary Clinton] would have asked for $700 million [in savings]? Oh boy, I assume you wanted her to win.” Continue reading


UTTAM a multimode, solid state active phased array radar indigenously developed by LRDE has completed extensive ground trials from high-rise rooftop testing to demo mount on Helicopter and now is been prepped for integration on LCA-Tejas to commence flight trials. was informed that LCA-Tejas LSP-2 has been selected to be used has a flying testbed aircraft for UTTAM Radar integration and once integrations are complete LRDE will take around two years for flight trials to completely test radar on all modes. Continue reading


DRDO at recently concluded Aero India 2017 showcased its Concept Demonstration vehicle dubbed Tethered Autonomous Multi-Copter Platform (TAMP). Tethered drones, unlike conventional drones, have an unlimited power supply to the aircraft for long endurance flights since there is a physical wire connection to ground or to other fixed power station. was informed by DRDO officials that TAMP can carry a 30kg payload up to 100m up in the air and that it can fly over any moving vehicle increasing the surveillance qualities of the UAV. Continue reading

SOURCE: The Washington Post

Chicago industrialist Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar kept the Delhi press corps waiting for over an hour before he finally showed up with a Bollywood starlet in tow – a woman he euphemistically refers to as his “daughter.”Kumar, 68, was there to discuss his role as “chief architect” of the Trump campaign’s outreach to the Indian-American community, but first things first: “You can clap now,” he instructed.

The Indian-born Kumar – one of Trump’s major donors and a tireless surrogate – may be an unconventional choice for a U.S. ambassador, but countries around the world are dealing with rumors of unconventional American ambassadors heading their way. The notion that Sarah Palin would go to Ottawa was in the Canadian air until the Trump administration knocked it down, and officials from the European Union were aghast to hear that an anti-EU professor might be named to the U.S. post in Brussels. Continue reading


At the end of first restructured strategic dialogue this week between China and India, the irritants in this very important bilateral relationship show no sign of receding. The positions of the two nations remain exactly where they were before this round of talks. Just a few days back, China had once again vetoed a United States-sponsored resolution to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the United Nations.

This was the third time China was challenging India which has borne the brunt of attacks plotted and executed by Azhar’s group, based in Pakistan, including the attack on the Pathankot air force station in Punjab last year. China’s explanation for its action was that it needed “solid evidence” to back the UN’s move against Azhar and that the “conditions” have not yet been met for Beijing to back the move. Continue reading


Seeking to scale up the demand for an independent Balochistan, Mir Suleiman Ahmedzai, who holds the title of ‘Khan of Kalat’, took his cause to Britain’s House of Lords and told the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “friend of Balochistan”.

Ahmedzai, who first told Hindustan Times in August last year of his hope that India will help the cause of the Baloch people, at least diplomatically, came equipped with colonial era documents to substantiate his claim that the resource-rich region’s accession to Pakistan will not hold in an international court. Continue reading


While pilots of advanced fifth-generation fighters like the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor or the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter often claim the spotlight, it is the ground crews who maintain those jets’ pristine surfaces that are often the real heroes. Without proper maintenance of their skin, the signature of those advance stealth jets degrade over time—rendering them vulnerable to enemy radar.

“If the pilot’s seen by radar, he can be shot down,” said Senior Airman Joshua Moon, a 192nd Fighter Wing low observables (LO) aircraft structures technician, in an Air Force release issued during the service’s Red Flag exercise in Nevada. “If he isn’t, he can do his mission, go behind enemy lines, and they’ll never even know he was there until it’s too late. Without us, he’s going to get spotted, or shot down, so lives are at risk when it comes to our job.” Continue reading


China has made the “mistake of ignoring” science and technology experts from India, an article in the country’s state-run official media said today. The report underlined that China should attract high-tech Indian talent to maintain its ability to innovate at a fast pace. The article comes at a time when US President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing an overhaul of the popular H-1B visa, which Indian IT firms use to send the country’s top talent to the United States.

China’s state-run Global Times, which has otherwise been carrying articles that are critical of India almost on a daily basis, acknowledged that “China has made the mistake of ignoring Indian talent, and has instead attached a greater importance to talent coming from the US and Europe.” Continue reading


The US should stop being manipulated by Pakistan and cease all military and financial aid to the country, a former top Pentagon official has said.

“As the first step, the Trump administration should suspend Pakistan’s non-NATO ally status and cease military aid and assistance payments,” Christopher D Kolenda, a Pentagon senior advisor from 2009-2014, said in an op-ed highlighting the Pakistan policy of duplicity in Afghanistan. Continue reading


Indian hackers are responsible for the majority of ransomware attacks in Pakistan, according to a study conducted by Pakistani Cybersecurity firm, Tier3.

About 80% of the ransomware attacks discovered during the past 12 months were from India. The cyber war between Pakistan and India keeps intensifying day by day. According to a Russian security firm, Kaspersky Lab, Continue reading

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