Bipin Rawat takes charge as Army Chief, Birender Singh becomes Air Force Chief

Lt General Bipin Rawat on Saturday took charge as the new Army Chief replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag. Lt Gen Rawat was the Vice Chief of Army Staff. He superseded two seniormost Lt Generals, Praveen Bakshi and PM Hariz as the 26th Army Chief of India. Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa also took charge as … Read more Bipin Rawat takes charge as Army Chief, Birender Singh becomes Air Force Chief

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Retires After 43 years in Service

Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh retired on Saturday after 43 years in service. He thanked the government for giving the army a “free hand” to conduct operations. General Dalbir Singh will shortly hand over charge to his successor General Bipin Rawat. “After 43 years of service to the nation I superannuate today. I salute … Read more Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Retires After 43 years in Service

100 warships will be delivered to Indian Navy in 2017, says Kolkata-based manufacturer

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) will deliver 100 warships to the Navy in February-March 2017 and become the first shipbuilding yard of the country to do so, a top official said today. “Next year in February-March, we will deliver our 100 warships. This is a rare distinction for a shipbuilding yard as we … Read more 100 warships will be delivered to Indian Navy in 2017, says Kolkata-based manufacturer

Russian Navy to Receive World’s First Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile

Two aging Russian Navy battlecruisers will be outfitted with the anti-ship version of the world’s first hypersonic missile, the 3K-22, which carries Zircon (or Tsirkon) 3M22 hypersonic warheads. This hypersonic missile will also arm Russian ballistic missile submarines. With a claimed speed of Mach 5 or 6,200 km/h, the 3K-22 has a range of 450 … Read more Russian Navy to Receive World’s First Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile

Russia plane crash: Attack not ruled out by investigators

Investigators in Russia say they cannot rule out the possibility that an attack downed a jet over the Black Sea, with the loss of all 92 passengers and crew. An external “mechanical impact” could have caused Sunday’s disaster, a flight safety official said, while confirming there had been no explosion. But he added that it … Read more Russia plane crash: Attack not ruled out by investigators

T-50 Stealth Fighter Jet To Enter Russian Air Force In 2017

Russia’s Sukhoi PAK FA, a fifth-generation fighter jet, will enter service with the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2017. “Designing new kinds of weapons, military and special equipment for the Russian Armed Forces will continue in 2017 as well as their procurement for the Russian Land Force, Aerospace Forces and the Navy. Thus, the T-50 aircraft … Read more T-50 Stealth Fighter Jet To Enter Russian Air Force In 2017

Russia Readies Two Of Its Most Advanced Submarines For Launch In 2017

Two of Russia’s most advanced nuclear submarines will be launched in 2017, despite ballooning program costs and delays, according to a report by a Russian state news agency. Vice Adm. Viktor Bursuk, deputy commander of the Russian navy, said last week that the ballistic-missile-carrying, Borei-class Prince Vladimir and the Yasen-M attack boat Kazan “will be … Read more Russia Readies Two Of Its Most Advanced Submarines For Launch In 2017

Russian armed forces 14% stronger in 2016 – Defense Minister Shoigu

The combat potential of the Russian armed forces increased by 14 percent in 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin during the end-of-the year defense meeting on Dec. 22, explaining that this improved performance had helped maintain the country’s defense capabilities at an appropriate level. In turn, Putin noted that “still … Read more Russian armed forces 14% stronger in 2016 – Defense Minister Shoigu

9 Women in Combat Roles in Indian Defence Forces whose stories will definitely Inspire You

With most of the combat positions being overwhelmingly male, women for a long part of the history were missing from the armed forces around the globe. There have been multitude of reasons mentioned for the lack of a decent ratio – women being physically weaker, psychologically more emotional or tactically less strategic but there have been no … Read more 9 Women in Combat Roles in Indian Defence Forces whose stories will definitely Inspire You

Why America (and the World) Fears the Su-27 Flanker

To the West, most of the legendary Soviet aircraft of the Cold War came from the design bureau Mikoyan Gurevitch, which spawned such aircraft as the MiG-15 “Fagot,” MiG-21 “Fishbed,” MiG-25 “Foxbat” and MiG-29 “Fulcrum.” The single best Soviet fighter of the Cold War, however, was Sukhoi’s Su-27 “Flanker.” Intended both to defeat U.S. fighters … Read more Why America (and the World) Fears the Su-27 Flanker

If the J-20 Stealth Fighter Is So Amazing Why Is China Buying Russia’s Su-35?

Even as China is publicly showing off its new Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter , Beijing is continuing its efforts to acquire advanced Russian fighters. Indeed, while a pair of J-20s have garnered the attention of the world’s media, the Russian government quietly announced that it has started work on building 24 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighters for … Read more If the J-20 Stealth Fighter Is So Amazing Why Is China Buying Russia’s Su-35?

Russian Air Force disrupts secret rebel commander meeting in East Ghouta

The Russian Air Force continued their pinpoint airstrikes over the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, targeting a secret meeting bettween Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman commanders in Al-Shifouniyah at 2 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Wednesday. According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, the Russian Air Force carried out a powerful airstrike just south … Read more Russian Air Force disrupts secret rebel commander meeting in East Ghouta

Russia’s Lethal Su-35 Fighter Is Now Part of China’s Air Force

Russia has apparently delivered an initial batch of four advanced Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E jet fighters to China. The aircraft appropriately arrived at the People’s Liberation Army Air Force training center in Cangzhou, in China’s Hebei province, on Christmas day from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) plant in Russia according to the BMPB blog—which is … Read more Russia’s Lethal Su-35 Fighter Is Now Part of China’s Air Force

Russian Army to get weapons to fight mini-drone swarms in two years

The Russian Army may get weapons against swarms of attack mini-drones in two years, CEO of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation Alexander Yakunin told TASS on Thursday. “Powerful types of such hardware with large strike capabilities may become operational in the Russian Army within four years while simpler systems may appear already in two years. … Read more Russian Army to get weapons to fight mini-drone swarms in two years

Indian Air force gets another forward landing ground in Arunachal

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday inaugurated the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Tuting in the state’s Upper Siang District for Indian Air Force’s operations, an official said. The event took place in the presence of Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command (EAC) and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra … Read more Indian Air force gets another forward landing ground in Arunachal

F-16 vs Gripen: Which combat jet will rule supreme in Indian fighter dogfight?

As India looks to replace its ageing Soviet-era lightweight combat aircraft fleet, two players have emerged as possible contenders, American defence major Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 70 and Swedish defence major Saab’s Gripen E fighter aircraft. Indian Air Force (IAF) has requirement of over 400 fighter aircraft, which is far higher than the 126 aircraft that … Read more F-16 vs Gripen: Which combat jet will rule supreme in Indian fighter dogfight?

Two M777 Howitzers To Be Delivered To Indian Army In Six Months For Testing

BAE Systems will deliver two of the contracted M777 ultra-light howitzers within six months to the Indian Army to test integration of local ammunition for the gun. “Two guns will be delivered to the Army within six months from the signing of the LoA for preparing the range tables and calibration,” The Hindu quoted an … Read more Two M777 Howitzers To Be Delivered To Indian Army In Six Months For Testing

Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha brushes aside Chinese reaction to Agni-V launch

Brushing aside Chinese reaction on the test firing of long-range nuclear capable missile Agni-V, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday said India should carry on with its task of building deterrence capability. In an apparent swipe at China, he said one should not talk about someone else doing something unless it is … Read more Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha brushes aside Chinese reaction to Agni-V launch

Indian Air Force more prepared after first setback at Pathankot terror attack, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Wednesday said the Pathankot terror attack earlier in January this year was the first setback, adding that they are now better prepared having learnt lessons from the same. “Pathankot was the first setback. We have learnt lessons and are better prepared now. The second setback … Read more Indian Air Force more prepared after first setback at Pathankot terror attack, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

Indian Air Force To Double Garud Commando Force Units

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to double the number of commandos and induct 50 plus units consisting of 40 men each in the force. The Indian Air Force will also provide new weapons and sensors for additional training. This decision by the IAF comes in the wake of several terror attacks on Army … Read more Indian Air Force To Double Garud Commando Force Units