Pentagon chief claims US fighting ISIS alone, Russia doing ‘virtually zero’ in Syria

Russia has done “virtually zero” in the fight against Islamic State terrorists in Syria the US Secretary of Defense has claimed, contending that the US and its coalition partners are carrying this burden “by themselves.” “They haven’t done anything,” Ash Carter stated in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press. “They came in, they said … Read more

How Russian advances in the Arctic are leaving NATO behind

As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic. Russia moved ahead with several steps in its Arctic strategy in 2016, refurbishing military bases, constructing new airfields and building outports. A key element … Read more

CRPF refuses to reply to RTI query on use of pellet guns

In the wake of death of over 90 people and injuries to over 12,000 from use of pellet guns during the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, the CRPF has refused to give, in response to an RTI query, details of the number of such weapons and ammunition used. The unrest in Jammu and Kashmir was triggered … Read more

Three killed in terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir

Three employees of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) have been killed in a terror attack in Khour area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector. The area has been cordoned off and Akhnoor bridge has been shut. No vehicle movement being allowed on this bridge. Terrorists attacked a GREF camp in Batal village near the … Read more

100’s of US tanks, heavy equipment flows into Europe to counter ‘Russian aggression’

Hundreds of American tanks, trucks and other military equipment have arrived at the German port of Bremerhaven to be transferred to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s buildup near Russia’s borders. The Resolve cargo ship arrived on Wednesday, while two more vessels – Freedom and Endurance – are expected in Germany on Sunday, Deutsche Welle … Read more

Russian Aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, heading to English Channel again

A Russian aircraft carrier who reportedly destroyed over 1,000 targets in Syria is set to head to Britain. Following a ceasefire deal between the Syrian government and opposition groups on 29 December, Moscow has agreed to scale back its military operations in the country. The Russian armed forces’ chief of staff, Valery Gerasimov, said the … Read more

Discourse in Kashmir shifting from azaadi to ‘primacy of Islam’, says Indian Army

A top Indian Army official said the discourse in Jammu and Kashmir is shifting to “primacy of Islam” over azaadi, adding to complexities in dealing with sectarian faultlines in the border state. “Jammu and Kashmir continues to be a challenge and it’s being dealt with; it’s getting a little more complex as slowly the discourse, as … Read more

IAF to deploy more surface-to-air missiles for high-value targets in Gujarat, Maharashtra

In order to protect “high-value targets” on the coasts of Gujarat and Maharashtra that lies in close proximity to Pakistan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be increasing the number of surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) in its jurisdiction, said Air Marshal RK Dhir, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command (SWAC) on Thursday. Talking about … Read more

Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

Frontline Indian Air Force base in Hasimara in West Bengal is likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron, informed sources said on Friday. The first squadron is likely to be based at the Sarsawa base in Uttar Pradesh. One more base for the third squadron remains to be identified. Each of … Read more

Chinese Nuclear Submarine At Karachi Could Have Spied On India’s Warships

Hours after it was reported that a Chinese nuclear submarine had been placed, through a satellite image, at Karachi last year, top sources in the Indian navy said that the submarine is from the most advanced and latest class built by China. The Type 093 Shang submarine, docked at the Karachi harbor, is likely being … Read more

Indian Army wants new close-quarter battle carbines; Here are the Five Best Options

The close-quarter battle (CQB) carbines are critical for the Indian Army posted in the Kashmir Valley to take on terrorists holed up inside buildings. But sadly, there have been repeated failures to purchase them through the tender system. The Defence Ministry has a requirement for 44,000 of such carbines. Now, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has decided to … Read more

IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

The Indian Air Force’s wait for its own satellite is getting longer because of a delay in obtaining a dedicated frequency band from the international regulatory body. Like any other communication satellite, the IAF’s GSAT-7A, too, has to operate within a specific frequency band. The bands are allocated by the International Telecommunication Union. Sources in … Read more