Balochistan is now officially an arrow in India’s Bow against Pakistan

There are four ways of dealing with a recalcitrant rival, according to Chanakya, the ancient Indian political philosopher and economist. They are saam, daan, bhed, and dand, roughly translating into talks, material offers, division, and punishment. After decades of trying the first, talks, India seems to have decidedly opted for the third strategy, bhed, with … Read more

India hopes Russia will rethink drills with Pakistan

India is hopeful that Russia will not offer military supplies or hold joint military drills with Islamabad, keeping Delhi’s sensitivity in mind. Even as geopolitics is evolving fast with Moscow making certain military overtures to Islamabad, Delhi is expanding its strategic partnership with Russia that will be showcased during President Vladimir Putin’s visit for the … Read more

Search operations for Missing AN-32 Aircraft ends,All 29 people on board presumed dead

The Indian Air Force on Thursday informed the families of those onboard the missing Antonov-32 aircraft that they have been presumed dead and that search operations have ended. Joint search and rescue operations, involving the IAF, Indian Navy, and Indian Coast Guard, failed to secure any leads off the Chennai coast, The Indian Express reported. … Read more

In a clear message to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan called for an end to state-sponsored terrorism.

Signalling its commitment to Afghanistan, India promised $1 billion development assistance and upped defence and security ties  even as both countries called for an end to state-sponsored terrorism in what was seen as a clear message to Pakistan. After talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Afghan president Ashraf Ghani  in New Delhi on … Read more

Joint Exercise “Yudh Abhyas 2016” to begin in Uttarakhand from Tomorrow

As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2016’ is set to be conducted in Uttarakhand from September 14 to 27, a military official said on Monday. The exercise in Chaubattia was being conducted by the headquarter Central Command. “It is a series of one of the longest-running … Read more

IAF holds Massive Combat Exercise TALON

Exercise TALON

First time after Pathankot Operations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is holding a massive exercise code named TALON across the northern and western borders with Pakistan and China. All frontline squadrons of fighter aircraft including those of the Su-30MKI would be on high alert from Kargil and Leh airbase in Ladakh to the Nal airbase … Read more

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