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The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), India’s indigenously developed artillery powerhouse, is back in action! After undergoing modifications based on the Indian Army’s feedback, the 155mm beast has returned to the Pokhran Field Firing Range for fresh trials, according to First India News, a leading Rajasthani news channel.
Reports suggest that the upgraded ATAGS is hitting its targets with pinpoint accuracy, much to the satisfaction of both Indian Army and DRDO officials present at the trials. These trials hold immense significance, as the Army is expected to place orders for a whopping 307 ATAGS guns once the trials are successfully concluded.Continue reading
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The first visuals of the Israeli-supplied Rampage Long Range Air-to-Ground Precise Strike Weapon equipped on the Indian Navy’s Russian-origin MiG-29K have emerged on social media. This integration marks a significant development in India’s military capabilities.
The Rampage is a long-range, air-to-ground, seekerless, precision strike weapon designed to destroy high-value, well-protected targets. It boasts a range of up to 200 kilometers and can be equipped with various warheads, making it highly versatile.Continue reading
In a remarkable display of technological prowess, IIT Kanpur proudly showcased a groundbreaking advancement in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology during the 1 Base Repair Depot (BRD) Kanpur Platinum Jubilee celebrations held at the Air Force Station Kanpur. The event was graced by the presence of esteemed Indian Air Force officers who witnessed firsthand the capabilities of this innovative UAV swarm system.
The demonstration highlighted a sophisticated scalable UAV swarm system comprising 10 UAVs, showcasing IIT Kanpur’s commitment to pioneering advancements in UAV capabilities. This decentralized fully automatic takeoff-to-landing payload delivery system with integrated man-in-the-loop control represents a significant leap forward in the field of UAV technology.Continue reading
Despite maintaining a composed demeanor in the face of the United States’ Pannun assassination plot claims, India is gearing up to deliver a strong rebuttal to the Joe Biden administration. While a high-level inquiry panel established by New Delhi has begun examining the various security concerns raised by Washington, including the “Pannun plot,” India is preparing to convey its message forcefully through diplomatic channels in the US.
New Delhi’s message, as conveyed to the Biden administration through various channels, is that the US and its departments, particularly the Department of Justice, are making an error by issuing public statements that could be interpreted as pointing the finger at India’s involvement in the Pannun plot.Continue reading
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has begun incorporating the latest version of the JF-17 “Thunder” fighter aircraft, jointly developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC), into its operational fleet.
The PAF announced in mid-November that the new Block III variant offers a range of enhanced capabilities over its predecessor, the Block II version. These improvements include “superior maneuverability, extended range, and enhanced combat capabilities,” according to the PAF.Continue reading
Pakistan has witnessed a series of targeted killings in recent times, with individuals linked to terrorist organizations falling victim to these attacks. These incidents raise concerns about internal power struggles and the evolving security landscape in the country.
In the latest such incident, Maulana Sher Bahadur, a radical preacher and known supporter of the terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, was murdered in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, by unidentified assailants. The attack has sent shockwaves through the region, with many speculating about the motives behind it.Continue reading
In a positive development, Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has granted the eight detained Indian naval veterans another round of consular access, likely to take place on Sunday, December 3rd. This marks a significant step forward in ensuring the welfare and rights of the Indian nationals.
The previous hearing on November 30th, held in Qatar’s court of appeal, provided each of the eight naval veterans with an opportunity to present their narratives in detail. This extended session allowed for a more comprehensive understanding of their experiences and the circumstances surrounding their detention.Continue reading
In a significant move to strengthen its infrastructure and accommodate a growing fleet of naval ships, the Southern Naval Command (SNC) will embark on a major project to rebuild the North Jetty at the Naval Base in Kochi. Vice Admiral M.A. Hampiholi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the SNC, announced that the jetty will be expanded and enhanced to meet the operational requirements of the Navy’s expanding fleet.
The reconstruction project, slated for completion by October 2024, is driven by the induction of next-generation offshore patrol vessels, shallow water craft, and other ships, as well as the impending replacement of the existing cadet training ships in two to three years. This expansion will ensure that the Kochi Naval Base can effectively accommodate and support the Navy’s growing presence in the region.Continue reading
The Indian envoy visited Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to emphasise New Delhi’s abiding commitment to the development and well-being of the people of the country through enhanced development cooperation and expanded economic partnership.
Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay has completed a three-day visit to the province, the Indian High Commission said in a statement on Saturday. He was accompanied by senior diplomats of the High Commission on the visit from November 29 to December 1.Continue reading
In a significant move to promote domestic shipbuilding and bolster its green credentials, Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has forged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Adani Group to construct eco-friendly tugs. This partnership marks a milestone for the Indian shipbuilding industry, as it signifies the first tug to be built in India in accordance with the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways’ (MoPSW) Approved Standard Tug Design Specifications (ASTDS).
The MoU signing comes on the heels of CSL’s successful delivery of the first of two tugs ordered by Ocean Sparkle Ltd, now owned by Adani Harbour Services Ltd. These 62-ton bollard pull Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugs, designed by renowned Canadian tug designer Robert Allan Ltd, are primarily intended for harbor towing and ship assist operations in Indian ports. Additionally, they are equipped for firefighting and coastal towing tasks.Continue reading
Member of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen (retd) Syed Ata Hasnain on Sunday spoke on the evolving nature of the conflict while laying emphasis on the adage that “the absence of violence is not peace”.
Hasnain said this while speaking on ‘Managing Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh’s comprehensive security in the current threat scenario’, offering a profound analysis of the region’s security dynamics. He highlighted the evolving nature of conflict, particularly in relation to Pakistan.Continue reading
A Chinese national woman was arrested at Rupaideha here after she was caught crossing the enter Indo-Nepal border illegally, officials said.
The woman, who was allegedly trying to illegally cross the border to enter Nepal disguised as a Buddhish monk, was arrested by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel on Saturday, they added. According to a senior official of the SSB, the woman had Nepalese visa on her Chinese passport, valid from November 19, 2023, to February 16, 2024 in Nepal that confirmed her arrival at the Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal.Continue reading
The death toll in Kerala’s Kalamassery blast has risen to seven after a 78-year-old man succumbed to his injuries, the private hospital he was admitted to said on Sunday. KA Jonah, a resident of Thodupuzha Vandamattom Kulangarathottiyil, was undergoing treatment at the hospital passed away on Saturday. His wife Lily Jonah who was also injured in the blast is currently undergoing treatment. The Kerala Court on Wednesday remanded Dominic Martin, the accused in the Kochi bomb blast to Judicial Custody till December 26.
Police arrested Martin after he posted a self-made video on Facebook claiming responsibility for the blasts at the Zamra International Convention Centre in Kalamassery where over 2,000 followers of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian sect, had gathered for a prayer meeting on October 29. Six people including a 12-year-old girl was killed in the blast , which Kerala Police said was caused by a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED).Continue reading
As a part of Eastern Command’s Initiative to look after the war widows and next of kin, five Veer Naaris (war widows) and their dependents, hailing from Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh were felicitated and were given cheques in a solemn function held at Station Headquarters Tawang, a statement said. Tawang Military Station Commander Brigadier Vipul Singh Rajput and Lt Col Aniruddha Bhuyan of HQ 51 Sub Area addressed the veterans.
The Station Commander assured the war veterans of all the help and assistance that could be provided to them. The function was concluded after interaction with the Veterans and their families, tea followed by a group photograph. Earlier in 2021, a special event was organized in Mumbai by the Ankibai Ghamandiram Gowani Trust to felicitate the widows of Indian Army Officers who laid down their lives in the service of the nation.Continue reading
The Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 59th Raising Day at the Frontier Headquarter here on Sunday, a spokesman said. The spokesman in a statement said the BSF, an elite force of the country, was raised on December 1, 1965, with “primary responsibility to safeguard the international border”.
“Later with the passage of time, it established its mettle in the internal law and order duties, Anti-naxal operations, CI role in Punjab and Kashmir along with maintaining the sanctity, integrity and safeguarding the IB and LoC of the nation,” he added.Continue reading