As it Happens : One terrorist killed in Poonch encounter, Gunfight on

At least one terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Sunday. Few terrorists are suspected to be around the mini-secretariat in Allah Pir area of Poonch. Earlier today, a police personnel was killed in the ongoing gunfight. “There was a gun battle near the under … Read more

India makes list, plans outreach to 68 countries

Taking the Modi government’s commitment to reach out to all countries worldwide, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued letters to various Ministers “assigning” them dozens of specific countries to engage with, The Hindu has learnt. In a letter, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “By 2016-end, we will not leave any country where Indian … Read more

India Needs $233B in Next 11 Years To Buy Weapons & Equipment

India needs $233 billion to meet its weapons and equipment requirements in the next 11 years, according to the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) for 2012-2027, an Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) source has revealed. However, there’s division over whether India will be able to meet the funding need. The list of the weapons and … Read more

Key Change In Army Deployment In Kashmir Valley

In a clear sign of an expanded role for the Army in restive south Kashmir, hundreds of additional soldiers will be deployed in rural areas. Violent protests have continued unabated in these areas since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani two months ago, and the extra presence of the Army is meant to … Read more

Indian Air Force Officer Gets Anticipatory Bail In Rape Case

A flying officer of the Indian Air Force has been granted anticipatory bail in a rape case lodged by his ex-lover, with a Delhi court saying there was no apprehension that he will hamper the investigation as he was not posted in the national capital. Additional Sessions Judge Shail Jain gave the relief to the … Read more

US likely to make sale of Guardian drones to India

The US is likely to make a positive decision on India’s request for state-of-the-art unarmed Guardian drones for maritime surveillance, especially in the Indian Ocean. The move comes after India was designated a major defence partner of the US in June. Within weeks of that designation, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Barack … Read more

HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Takes its First Flight

India test flew its homegrown light utility helicopter for the first time, giving a boost to its military plane-maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s bid to win large orders from its armed forces for the chopper. The LUH, which is being designed to replace the ageing Chetak helicopters of the armed forces, flew for around 15 minutes … Read more

The Indian Air Force must prepare for Chinese fighters in Tibet

News reports have appeared in the Indian media about the presence of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter at Daocheng Yading in Tibet, the highest civilian airport in the world. One article features a photograph of a J-20 on a rain-swept tarmac, with the aircraft draped in a camouflage net – in a desert camouflage pattern! … Read more

If India builds Nuclear Submarines itself, It will save Navy 25,000 Crore Rupees: Report

If reports are to be believed, it may now cost less to build nuclear submarines in India than to import conventional ones from abroad. When India last imported (or licence-produced) submarines it cost the exchequer upwards of Rs 3,000 crores per unit. This would only be the upfront cost of manufacturing the submarine, early stage … Read more

1.3 million pellets used on protesters from July 8 till August 11 : CRPF

Pellet Firing Gun Pics

As the demands for banning pellet guns are increasing, the police authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are pushing for FN Herstal 303 riot guns for crowd control. The pellet guns caused hundreds of eye injuries and several deaths since July 8 when mass protests erupted in the Kashmir Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen … Read more

Documents on Scorpene submarines do not compromise security, says Indian Navy

India says leak of submarine papers doesn’t compromise security was posted in World of TheNews International – https://www.thenews.com.pk on August 25, 2016, and was last updated on August 25, 2016. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar described the leak as “a hacking” and briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about it yesterday. An internal audit of procedures to … Read more

An American makeover of India’s military choppers

Few purchases are more demonstrative of the changing nature of US-India ties than the deal that will result in the gradual makeover of the Indian military’s helicopter fleet from a largely Russian line-up to a mostly American one. From choppy to chipper could well be the title of this saga, as India’s defense minister Manohar … Read more

ISRO successfully test launches Indigenously Developed scramjet engine from Sriharikota

ISRO Scramjet

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday conducted a five-minute flight to test a scramjet engine – which takes atmospheric oxygen to burn engine fuel – developed at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota. Isro scientists said that the engine will eventually be used to power its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) at hypersonic … Read more

India says it will only talk about terrorism in a Late Night Letter to Pakistan

India will only talk about terrorism with pak

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has written to his Pakistani counterpart, calling for talks on cross-border terrorism, describing it as a threat to “regional security”. The letter, delivered to Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Wednesday night, also proposes a dialogue on the status of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Pakistan had written to India on August 15, … Read more

Unidentified drones flown at Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Army asks Police to Investigate

Drones in Andaman and Nicobar islands

Amidst concerns that drones are being flown in the strategically-important Andaman and Nicobar islands, the Army has asked the Union Territory administration to investigate the matter. An official of the tri-service Andaman and Nicobar Command said they have recently written to the police informing them of such reports and asking to take action. “On February … Read more

Was the Recent Indian Army Raid in Myanmar True or Just Hoax ?

Indian Army Encounter in Myanmar

A day after news broke that it had entered Myanmar and raided Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland(K) camps there, the Indian Army has denied any such operation. This despite media reports quoting “top government sources” and the NSCN(K) that such an encounter did take place, and soldiers crossed the border into the Myanmar jungles to … Read more

7 Misconceptions Regarding The Indian Air Force

As civilians, we have a different perspective of the services and how things are done there. However, the people working there have an entirely different and real perspective regarding the same. The reason being very simple, they are working there and seeing and facing the things every day. We are lucky to have a Technical … Read more

This Indian Army Major’s Open Letter To Burhan Wani Is A Warning For Every Terrorist Trying To Tear Apart Kashmir

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Burhan Wani was a terrorist and was treated like one. What’s been happening ever since his death is a display of sad state of affairs in Kashmir. While the population stands divided on the Burhan Wani’s death, an Indian Army veteran, Major Gaurav Arya has penned down an open letter directed at Wani. If rightly … Read more

“I swear in the name of the soil that I will protect this country” – Narendra Modi

In a scathing attack, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘dangerous’ for Pakistan. The leader further said that Pakistan should support Anti-Modi forces in India as his leadership is not good for Pakistan. It is important to note that BJP has been demanding action against Pakistan for recent terror attacks in … Read more

Pakistan Again Seeing ‘GOOD’ And ‘BAD’ Terrorists ?

Asking Pakistan to have a clear stand against terrorists, a leading Pakistani newspaper on Sunday wondered if Islamabad was again differentiating between “good” and “bad” militants. “The security of Pakistan and the region lies in an unambiguous policy against militancy and terrorism in all their manifestations by all countries,” the Dawn said in an editorial. … Read more