Royal Marines take part in Operation with MARCOS of Indian Navy

Clyde-based Royal Marines from 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group recently took part in a security exercise with the Indian Navy. Exercise Konkan is an annual military training operation involving the Royal Navy and Indian Navy. This year, the week-long exercise involved joint boarding as well as battle and casualty evacuation training. 43 Commando regularly provide … Read more Royal Marines take part in Operation with MARCOS of Indian Navy

Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors. Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from Vladimir Putin’s fleet since the end of the Cold War, even as it … Read more Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Interactive Missile Map Reveals How Messy a NATO-Russia War Would Be

The first of 3,500 American troops began rolling into Poland for a nine-month-long mission starting on Jan. 8, 2017. It’s an unprecedented length of time for a U.S. armored unit to stay in Eastern Europe. The U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division were heading to Zagan and Pomorskie, with the unit’s … Read more Interactive Missile Map Reveals How Messy a NATO-Russia War Would Be

10 Things you should know about INDIAN ARMY DAY

For Indians, January 15 happens to be a very important day. It is when the Army Day is celebrated nationwide, honouring the soldiers of our country. Here some things about the Army Day you should know: 1. Army Day is observed in the memory of our country getting its first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief, Lt General … Read more 10 Things you should know about INDIAN ARMY DAY

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

Which fighter aircraft for Indian skies? Ageing fleets crying for replacement

The dogfight for picking the Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) for the security of the Indian skies is beginning anew, this time for a much larger number than the 2007 figure of 189 asked by the Indian Air Force (IAF) — an estimated 400 for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and 60 for the Indian … Read more Which fighter aircraft for Indian skies? Ageing fleets crying for replacement

New World War I era details suggest Indian soldier played in army football team

The Christmas Truce of 1914 is one of the celebrated moments of World War I, and new research reveals Indian soldiers too were part of football matches during the day when enemies crossed No Man’s Land and exchanged gifts during a respite in hostilities. The new details were brought to light on the day’s 102nd … Read more New World War I era details suggest Indian soldier played in army football team

Sonia Gandhi had no role, driving force was Indian Air Force: A K Antony on AgustaWestland deal

In the wake of bribery charges in VVIP chopper deal, former Defence Minister A K Antony today came out strongly in defence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi saying she had no role in the procurement and BJP will make a “laughing stock” of itself if it drags her name into the matter. He also said … Read more Sonia Gandhi had no role, driving force was Indian Air Force: A K Antony on AgustaWestland deal

What will Trump’s presidency mean for fight against ISIS?

President-elect Donald Trump will soon inherit America’s wars against ISIS. The U.S. is training and assisting Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the liberation of Mosul, the last major city in Iraq controlled by ISIS. The operation is six weeks old. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend served in northern Iraq during the U.S. occupation 10 years ago, … Read more What will Trump’s presidency mean for fight against ISIS?

‘At war with Russia’: EU Parliament approves resolution to counter Russian media ‘propaganda’

MEPs in Strasbourg have voted on a non-legislative resolution which calls for the EU to “respond to information warfare by Russia.” RT and Sputnik news agency are alleged to be among the most dangerous “tools” of “hostile propaganda.” The EU Parliament’s resolution demonstrates “political degradation” in regard to the “idea of democracy” in the West, … Read more ‘At war with Russia’: EU Parliament approves resolution to counter Russian media ‘propaganda’

Air Force’s Upgraded Jaguar DARIN III Aircraft Gets Operation Clearance

In a significant milestone for the country’s military aviation sector, the upgraded Jaguar DARIN III twin-seat aircraft has received Initial Operation Clearance (IOC). Deputy Chief of IAF, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who flew the aircraft at HAL airport in Bengaluru recently, announced the satisfactory completion of IOC. Test Pilot of Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment, … Read more Air Force’s Upgraded Jaguar DARIN III Aircraft Gets Operation Clearance

Russia successfully tests missiles that fire from ‘nuclear trains’

Russia has successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missiles intended for its “nuclear trains” program. Tests on missiles for the Barguzin “railway-based combat rocket system” were carried out at the Plesetsk cosmodrome two weeks ago, the state-owned Interfax news agency reports. “They were fully successful,” a military source told the agency, “paving the way for further flight tests.” … Read more Russia successfully tests missiles that fire from ‘nuclear trains’

Boeing offers its Latest Tanker Aircraft to Indian Air Force

The newest aerial refueling aircraft of the US air force that gives extended endurance in the skies to a variety of planes ranging from choppers, transporters to fighters is being pitched for a similar Indian requirement. The Boeing KC 46 ‘Pegasus’ tanker has been presented to the Indian air force a few times in the … Read more Boeing offers its Latest Tanker Aircraft to Indian Air Force

Russia forces believed to use thermite to bomb residential areas of Aleppo

Russia is breaching international conventions by dropping incendiaries similar to white phosphorus on to residential neighborhoods in the Syrian city of Aleppo in what is thought to be the prelude to a ground assault to retake the city from rebel forces, British national newspaper The Times reported. Video footage has emerged showing the glowing showers … Read more Russia forces believed to use thermite to bomb residential areas of Aleppo

Helicopters drop warning leaflets to ISIS ahead of Russian-backed ground assault

The leaflets were dropped over the cities of Rastan and Tallish, which have been bombarded by Vladimir Putin’s warplanes and where Moscow claims 5,000 ISIS and al-Nusra terrorists are based. Russian-based media claimed a huge ground operation in the area driven by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops and reportedly backed by Russia from the air … Read more Helicopters drop warning leaflets to ISIS ahead of Russian-backed ground assault

Russia restores abandoned Soviet missile bunkers along the Crimean coast in preparation for World War 3

Until recently, missile bunkers along Crimea’s southern coast were a destination for tourists, costing $50 to visit. But the crumbling and abandoned former Soviet sites, which served during the Cold War as a defence against naval attack from the Black Sea, are coming back online. Known locally as Object 100, signs placed around the site … Read more Russia restores abandoned Soviet missile bunkers along the Crimean coast in preparation for World War 3

Russia preparing for final assault on Aleppo, Western officials warn

A fleet of eight Russian warships, led by the aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, is currently south of Sardinia and sailing towards the eastern Mediterranean. They are expected to arrive as early as Wednesday although other estimates predict that could slip to later in the week. In recent days pilots on board have been practising taking … Read more Russia preparing for final assault on Aleppo, Western officials warn

Rolls-Royce paid Sudhir Choudhrie £10 million for India Hawk deal: BBC investigation

THE BBC reported on Monday that an investigation conducted by its Panorama team and The Guardian has found evidence that suggests Rolls-Royce made secret payments of around 10 million pounds to firms linked to arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie that may have helped the company win a major contract for engines on Hawk aircraft to India. … Read more Rolls-Royce paid Sudhir Choudhrie £10 million for India Hawk deal: BBC investigation

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers – as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force(IAF) officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India – which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases … Read more Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

Indian Army To Induct Excalibur Assault Rifles till the time a new rifle joins the force.

Faced with a huge delay in acquiring world-class rifles for its soldiers, the Army is now reluctantly planning to induct the indigenously developed Excalibur, an assault rifle it had initially rejected, though in limited numbers. The fully automatic rifle, which fires 5.56mm ammunition built by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), is an upgraded version of … Read more Indian Army To Induct Excalibur Assault Rifles till the time a new rifle joins the force.