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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) has successfully designed, developed, and installed at its Pune facility a 10 Mega Joule (MJ) capacitor railgun for further testing which can provide multi-mission, multi-domain capability with greater flexibility and a smaller footprint for ship, land and mobile platforms.

10 MJ can carry hypersonic projectiles weighing 500g to 1kg due to high-velocity projectiles will lead to shorter engagement times and offer a high firing rate to engage multiple threats simultaneously. idrw.org has been told that 10 MJ Railgun can be used as a single weapon system that can engage cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, combat jets, UAS, and surface threats.

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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Indian Army and Indian Air force might have inducted indigenous developed Prachand aka Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) in its fleet but it still doesn’t come with its Main weapon, which is Air launched anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Defence PSU HAL plans to start integration trials of the Dhruvastra helicopter-launched versions of a third-generation anti-tank guided missile by end of this year and clear it for operational usage on Prachand by mid-2023.

Prachand is currently armed with a 20 mm nose gun, 70 mm rockets and Mistral air-to-air missile developed by MBDA that will be later replaced by DRDO developed one in the future. recently idrw.org reported that Lockheed Martin Corp has shown its willingness to offer and integrate AGM-114R Hellfire missiles on Prachand.

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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Top Brass of the Indian Navy will be approaching Finance Division in the Ministry of Defence to seek special provisions in the next year’s Navy budget that can be used to kick start pre-phase-I activities to develop a second indigenous aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy. Warship Design Bureau if approved will be getting seed money to progress upon design and development of a new aircraft carrier as full-fledged program funding will take time.

idrw.org has been told that the Indian Navy is adamant that a Second indigenous aircraft carrier is necessary since by 2030 it is expected that China will deploy an aircraft carrier group dedicated only to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and the Indian Navy will require Three aircraft carrier battle groups to counter any misadventures of the Chinese Navy in the region.

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SOURCE: PTI

The Indian Space Research Organisation confirmed on Monday that the Mars Orbiter craft has lost communication with ground station, it’s non-recoverable and the Mangalyaan mission has attained end-of-life. The ISRO gave an update on the Mars Orbiter Mission and the national meet held on September 27 to commemorate the MOM, on the event of completion of its eight years in the Martian orbit.

It was also discussed that despite being designed for a life-span of six months as a technology demonstrator, the MOM has lived for about eight years in the Martian orbit with a gamut of significant scientific results on Mars as well as on the Solar corona, before losing communication with the ground station, as a result of a long eclipse in April 2022, the national space agency said.

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SOURCE: ANI

Pakistan on Monday rejected comments made by external affairs minister S Jaishankar, during his Vadodara address, where he drew a comparison between India’s IT (Information Technology) industry with that of the IT (international terrorism) industry of the “neighbouring” country.

During his address, Jaishankar said just as India is an expert in information technology, “our neighbour is an expert in international terrorism” and warned that if terrorism is “being done against us, tomorrow it will be against you.”

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SOURCE: ANI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the induction of the Indian Air Force’s Light Combat Helicopter is a special moment for the nation and is symbolic of the collective resolve of 130 crore Indians to make India strong and self-reliant in the defence sector.

Wishing every Indian upon LCH’s induction into IAF’s inventory, Prime Minister Modi wrote, “The induction of LCH ‘Prachanda’ is a special moment for the collective resolve of 130 crore Indians to make our nation strong and self-reliant in the defence sector. Congratulations to every Indian!”

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SOURCE: PTI

Jammu and Kashmir’s director general (prisons) Hemant K Lohia was found murdered at his residence in Jammu on Monday night with police suspecting his domestic help as the main culprit, the police said.

Director general of police Dilbag Singh described it as an “extremely unfortunate” incident and said a manhunt had been launched to nab his domestic help identified as Jasir, who is absconding. Giving details, Singh told PTI that the suspect had even attempted to set ablaze the body of 57-year-old Lohia, who was promoted and appointed as director general of prisons in the Union Territory in August.

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SOURCE: API

Despite being severely resource-constrained due to flooding and financial strain, Pakistan’s military forces don’t seem to be lacking, especially if the weapons and other equipment are coming from China.
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has purchased six YLC-18A radars from the China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation.

The Pakistani coproduction segment is about to start. For the PAF, the YLC-18A radars are especially important. They are very portable medium-range radars that can find drones, cruise missiles, and even low-flying aircraft. They are capable of 3D.

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SOURCE: ANI

Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sujoy Lal Thaosen on Monday took charge as 37th Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the largest Central armed police force mandated to provide internal security in the country.

Thaosen, 1988-batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer, took the salute of the impeccable Guard of Honour and took over as Director General of CRPF in a formal ceremony organised earlier in the day. Earlier, Thaosen was holding charge of Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) as well as the additional charge of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief.

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SOURCE: PTI

More than 3 kg heroin was dropped near border area in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar by a drone which came from Pakistan, police said. BSF troops also fired at the drone. BSF troops also fired at the drone.

Later, during search in the area, four packets containing 3.5 kg suspected heroin was recovered, the police said. The incident occurred in the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday. BSF troops spotted the drone near Anupgarh and opened fire.

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SOURCE: MEA

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will visit New Zealand and Australia from the 5th to the 11th of October. This will be the Minister’s first visit to New Zealand. He will participate in an event in Auckland along with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to felicitate members of the Indian community for their exceptional achievements and contributions.

Both leaders will release India@75 postage stamps to commemorate and showcase Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in New Zealand.

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SOURCE: ANI

India handed over Made-in-India motorbikes to the Lebanese government as part of bilateral assistance, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. “As part of India’s bilateral assistance, Secretary also handed over Made-in-India motorbikes for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Emigrants of Lebanon and Beirut Governorate,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet.

These Made-in-India motorbikes were handed over Dr Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA), during his Lebanon visit on October 03-04. “Prior to his official visit, he visited Syria on 02 October 2022,” MEA said in a press release.

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SOURCE: IANS

Apple is rich and powerful so it can have a try in India to manufacture more high-end products but it can’t find another China as the firm will consume the energy of its development gradually in attempting such a transfer, Chinese state-run publication People’s Daily has said.

In an opinion piece published in Global Times, the publication said whether Apple’s move to India is a forced “political decision” or a forward-looking “economic decision,” there is no doubt that it comes against the backdrop of Washington’s shift to a containment-based strategy toward China.

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SOURCE: PTI

Security has been tightened for the three-day visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Jammu and Kashmir beginning Monday evening, officials said. Shah is scheduled to address two rallies – one in Rajouri district of the Jammu region on Tuesday and another in Baramulla in north Kashmir on Wednesday.

There have been two major terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir over the past week. Officials on Monday said a multi-tier security arrangement has been put in place for the Union Home minister’s visit and drones are being used for aerial surveillance as well.

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SOURCE: PTI

A Border Security Force (BSF) patrol party on Monday seized a Pakistani fishing boat from the general area of ‘Harami Nalla’ creek in Gujarat’s Kutch district along the maritime boundary between the two nations, an official said.

The boat was apprehended in the morning when the BSF Bhuj party was patrolling the area and observed movement of vessels and fishermen, a release from the force said.

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