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In a significant leap forward for drone defense technology, RattanIndia Enterprises’ step-down subsidiary, Throttle Aerospace Systems, has announced the commencement of trials for its indigenously developed anti-drone platform, The Defender. This state-of-the-art system leverages vision-based techniques and powerful artificial intelligence to actively track and neutralize rogue drones, marking a crucial advancement in safeguarding against aerial threats.

The Defender is specifically designed to address the increasing threats posed by unauthorized drones. Utilizing non-lethal methods, it captures rogue drones using a net, ensuring minimal collateral damage. The platform is augmented by advanced AI capabilities, which enhance its efficiency and precision in tracking and neutralizing targets.

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SOURCE: IDRW.ORG

The P17 Alpha Project, involving the construction of three advanced warships for the Indian Navy, has progressed significantly. All three vessels have been successfully launched, and construction is underway at a steady pace as per Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE).

While all three ships have already been launched, construction continues at a steady pace. The first ship boasts an impressive 70% physical progress, while the second and third ships are at 60% and 47% completion, respectively.

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SOURCE: AFI

The Indian Navy is gearing up for crucial trials in Spain to evaluate critical equipment for its Project 75 India, aimed at acquiring six advanced submarines. This news comes courtesy of Spanish shipyard Navantia, a key partner in the project.

The focus of these trials lies on Navantia’s innovative Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) system, a technology that significantly enhances underwater endurance for submarines. Notably, Navantia successfully completed land-based trials of the system in 2023, simulating demanding real-world conditions.

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SOURCE: AFI

A recent report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) indicates that India’s nuclear arsenal has surpassed Pakistan’s for the first time. This development reignites discussions about India’s nuclear posture and future plans.

India’s nuclear stockpile currently stands at over 172 warheads, edging out Pakistan’s estimated 170. Factors contributing to this rise include the successful test of the Agni-5 MkII missile with Multiple Independently Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) and the expansion of the Arihant-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) fleet.

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SOURCE: AFI

Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (Keltron), a public sector undertaking, has secured a significant order worth ?97 crore from the Indian Navy. This contract involves the manufacturing of various critical defense electronics equipment for the Navy’s underwater operations.

Keltron will leverage its diverse manufacturing capabilities to fulfill this order. The Keltron Equipment Complex at Karakulam, Keltron Controls at Aroor, and the subsidiary company Keltron Electro Ceramics Limited will all be involved in the production process.

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SOURCE: AFI

Paris-based technology giant Dassault Systèmes announced on Monday its ambitious plan to generate $1 billion in revenue from the Indian market by 2027. The company’s CEO, Pascal Daloz, emphasized India’s rapid growth and significant potential in the realm of virtual twins and simulation technologies.

Pascal Daloz highlighted the strategic importance of India in Dassault Systèmes’ global business operations. “India is a fast-growing market for virtual twins, and in the virtual world, we can simulate and evaluate the impact of our actions before making them real,” Daloz stated. This focus aligns with the increasing demand for advanced simulation and modeling technologies across various sectors in India.

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SOURCE: AFI

The Indian Navy has joined forces with global exhibitor Messe Stuttgart India to enhance its nationwide logistics infrastructure. This collaboration aims to provide the Navy with cutting-edge solutions to optimize its operational and strategic capabilities.

According to a statement released by Messe Stuttgart India, the Indian Navy will initiate a tendering process. This process will allow them to connect with leading organizations showcasing logistics infrastructure solutions at upcoming events. Through careful evaluation, the Navy will be able to adopt the most suitable solutions to address its specific needs.

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SOURCE: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proudly achieved a third consecutive success in the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Landing Experiment (LEX) on June 23, 2024. The third and final test in the series of LEX (03) was conducted at 07:10 IST at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Chitradurga, Karnataka.

Following the success of the RLV LEX-01 and LEX-02 missions, RLV LEX-03 re-demonstrated the autonomous landing capability of the RLV under more challenging release conditions (cross range of 500 m against 150 m for LEX-02) and more severe wind conditions. The winged vehicle, named ‘Pushpak’, was released from an Indian Air Force Chinook Helicopter at an altitude of 4.5 km. From a release point 4.5 km away from the runway, Pushpak autonomously executed cross-range correction manoeuvres, approached the runway and performed a precise horizontal landing at the runway centreline.

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SOURCE: INDIAN AIR FORCE WITH AFI INPUTS

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has extended its congratulations to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful demonstration of the autonomous landing capability of the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) ‘Pushpak’ as part of the RLV-LEX 3 mission.

The IAF’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) played a critical role in the mission, and they have emphasized their continued commitment to collaborating with ISRO in achieving future milestones. The IAF message, posted on their official Twitter account (@IAF_MCC), highlights this collaborative spirit.

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SOURCE: ANI

India and Bangladesh have committed to pursuing collaboration in frontier technologies, including nuclear, oceanography, and space technology. The two nations will partner in the joint development of a small satellite for Bangladesh and its launch using an Indian launch vehicle.

India will extend e-Medical Visa facility to people from Bangladesh travelling to India for medical treatment. India also agreed to open a new Assistant High Commission of India in Rangpur as a step to facilitate expeditious consular and visa services for the people of north-west region of Bangladesh.

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SOURCE: ANI

In a landmark event, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Indian Army and Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER), an autonomous R&D laboratory under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance collaboration in ‘Next Generation Wireless Technologies for Indian Army, said a statement from Ministry of Defence on Saturday.

The MoU was signed by Lt Gen K H Gawas, Commandant MCTE and Colonel Commandant Corps of Signals and Dr P H Rao, Director General SAMEER, added the statement. This initiative marks a significant milestone in strengthening the Indian Army’s technological capabilities which are aligned towards a declared vision for 2024 as ‘Year of Technological Absorption for Indian Army’ by Chief of Army Staff. Today’s MoU signing is expected to reinvigorate this collaboration, with plans to establish an ‘Advanced Military Research and Incubation Centre’ at MCTE.

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SOURCE: IANS

Union Ministers S. Jaishankar and Hardeep Singh Puri paid homage on Sunday to the over 300 victims of the Air India ‘Kanishka’ flight bombing, commemorating the 39th anniversary of the terrorist attack. In a post on X, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar expressed his condolences, stating, “Today marks the 39th anniversary of one of the worst acts of terrorism in history. Pay my homage to the memory of the 329 victims of AI182 ‘Kanishka’ who were killed on this day in 1985.

My thoughts are with their families. The anniversary is a reminder why terrorism should never be tolerated.” Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Ministerfor Petroleum and Natural Gas, also took to X, sharing images of his tribute. He remarked,“My homage to 329 victims of AirIndia ‘Kanishka’ Flight 182. This dastardly bombing on 23 June 1985 remains one of the most reprehensible acts of terror committed against India.” Puri further condemned the ideology behind such attacks, stating,“Actions anchored in such extremism have no place in a sane & civilised world.

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SOURCE: PTI

India and Bangladesh on Saturday announced a new train service between Rajshahi and Kolkata and a new bus service between Chittagong and Kolkata. The announcement came following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi.

Hasina arrived here on Friday, becoming the first foreign leader to make a bilateral incoming visit to India after Modi became the prime minister for the third straight term. Following the talks, the two sides also announced a slew of new measures to boost connectivity and trade.

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SOURCE: IANS

External Affairs Minister (EAM), S Jaishankar, will visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, marking a significant diplomatic engagement between the two nations.

During his official visit, EAM Jaishankar will hold a comprehensive meeting with his UAE counterpart, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The two ministers are expected to discuss a wide range of issues pertinent to the India-UAE partnership, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Sunday.

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SOURCE: PTI

Security forces on Sunday recovered body of a terrorist killed in an anti-infiltration operation along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. “One terrorist has been killed in the ongoing anti-infiltration Operation that was launched on 22 Jun in the Uri Sector; Operations are continuing,” Srinagar-based Chinar Corps said in a post on X.

The security forces had launched an operation in Gohallan area of Uri sector on Saturday after noticing suspicious movement of two men near the LoC. Sources had said two terrorists were believed to have been killed. However, only body of one terrorist has been recovered so far.

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