Captured and Tortured in Pakistan : An Untold Story of an IAF Pilot (first POW of India during Kargil War)

Kambampati Nachiketa

“How badly did they torture you?” I asked Group Captain K Nachiketa. He kept silent for a moment, looked down and then at me straight in the eye. “The torture was quite bad. There comes a point where you think ‘death is simpler,’ but fortunately for me, the third degree part, which is the last … Read more

Ray of hope for family of airman Raghuvir Verma of the missing IAF AN-32 transport plane as family claims his mobile phone is active and found ringing

A ray of hope for the aggrieved families of the missing AN-32 passengers as the kin of airman Raghuvir Verma claimed that they were able to ring him on his mobile number.Verma was onboard the ill-fated AN-32 which disappeared over the Bay of Bengal.The Airmans’s phone was still active even five days after the supposed … Read more

Missing IAF AN-32 Plane did not even have Basic Search Equipment to locate it in case of a Crash

An 32 IAF

When an Air Force transport plane, an AN-32, took off from Chennai 18 days ago on a flight to Port Blair, it was not carrying essential equipment that would have helped locate it in the event of a crash at sea. We have learned that the black box of the Indian Air Force An-32, which … Read more

Three squadrons of Sukhoi-30 MKI with BrahMos missiles may join ranks in early 2017

Su 30 MKI with bramhos

Russian-designed Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) multirole fighters integrated with Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missiles are expected to go into service of the Indian Air Force in the first four months of 2017. Three squadrons of such aircraft are set to join the ranks of the Indian army, according to the source. “There are plans to deploy and … Read more

Thunder Vs Tejas : Tejas still a Better option claims new report

tejas vs jf-17

The Indian Air Force (IAF) finally inducted its first batch of Tejas multi-role fighters last week. Produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the Tejas was under development for about 30 years, and it is the second homegrown fighter in the IAF’s history, the first being the HF-21 Marut. The Tejas is envisaged to replace the … Read more

India Will No Longer Require Israel’s Heron or US Predator Drones

Rustom Drone

India’s defense forces will require more than 5,000 UAVs in the coming ten years. If successful, the soon-to-be-tested Rustom II will eliminate the need for India to import UAVs from the US and Israel. India’s homemade medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom II is due for its first test flight by the … Read more

How Exporting LCA-Tejas can be a reality

HAL Tejas

According to latest Indian media reports Srilanka and Egypt have expressed interest in acquiring indigenously developed Light Combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jet from India and Defence  Minister Manohar Parrikar too has shown his willingness to sell LCA-Tejas to friendly countries but major hurdles to LCA-Tejas export plans may come from Countries who have provided … Read more

Bad coordination delayed Tejas by a decade: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

The production of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was delayed for eight to 10 years because of “shoddy coordination” between the Defence Ministry’s agencies involved and lack of required support, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. “In 2001, when Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, the plane (Tejas) took its maiden flight and … Read more

HAL must be modernized, if Tejas are to be saved: Admiral Arun Prakash

If the recent induction of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has received a muted welcome from the IAF, there are very good reasons for it. While the nation and the defence-industrial complex may celebrate a milestone in military indigenisation, the service, charged with the defence of our skies, has much more to worry … Read more

Prithvi Missiles to be retired ; to be replaced with Agni Missile Series

Missile Man and former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s dream project Prithvi will now be replaced by Agni series and other missiles. Prithvi, India’s first indigenous ballistic missile, has served more than its intended use and will now be phased out. The new Agni series will include Agni-1 (700 km), Agni-2 (2,000 km), Agni-3 (3,000 km), … Read more

Why India can’t make Copies of Military Hardware Just like China ?

India is surrounded by two nuclear-armed neighbors who make up Second largest combined Air Force fleet in the world only to be surpassed by United states of America . Indian Air force might be on the terminal decline for past few years now and several attempts have been made to recover and make it a … Read more

“Next Generation of Akash (NG) Missile System under Development” – BEL Chief

Terming as “satisfactory” the performance of Akash missile that has been inducted into the Indian Army and Air Force, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), today said the development of the weapon system’s next generation is currently underway. “As far as Akash is concerned, the system which has now been inducted into the Indian Army and Air … Read more

SAAW: India’s First Fully Indigenized Anti-Airfield Weapon

India has actually taken a lead in the development and testing of its ‘First Fully Indigenised’ Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW). Highly placed sources in the Union ministry of defence shared exclusively that the SAAW was successfully test launched from a Jaguar aircraft towards the fag end of first quarter of May by the Aircraft & … Read more