Second Scorpene class submarine to be launched on January 12

Khanderi, the second Kalvari class submarine, will be launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) here on January 12. Union minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre will preside over the function to initiate the launch of Khanderi (Yard 11876). The launch will start a trail of events, which will lead to the separation … Read more Second Scorpene class submarine to be launched on January 12

Pakistan tests Babur III Sea-Launched Nuclear-Capable Missile: How should India interpret this latest move?

In a major development on Monday, the Pakistan military confirmed that it had successfully tested a sea-launched nuclear-capable cruise missile (SLCM), the Babur III. In a public statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) department noted that the Babur III SLCM has a range of 450 kilometres and “will provide Pakistan with a Credible Second Strike … Read more Pakistan tests Babur III Sea-Launched Nuclear-Capable Missile: How should India interpret this latest move?

Bangalore based REVA University announces sponsored seats Indian Army kin

Bengaluru based REVA University on the occasion of their Founder’s Day, announced a first of its kind initiative, allocating sponsored seats to the kin of Indian Armed Forces personnel. Karnataka and Kerala Sub Areas and the REVA University have approved the modalities for admissions based on the above. The initiative aims to acknowledge the noble … Read more Bangalore based REVA University announces sponsored seats Indian Army kin

Air Force Skydiver Injured After Hard Landing At Show In Gujarat

A skydiver in Air Force’s Aakash Ganga team suffered a sprain in his leg due to hard landing during an air show in Gandhinagar ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. “One skydiver of the IAF Aakash Ganga team at Swarnim Park, Gandhinagar, had a hard landing. The canopy collapsed at low level due to … Read more Air Force Skydiver Injured After Hard Landing At Show In Gujarat

How Russia’s most advanced military equipment stacks up against NATO Hardware

Despite Russia’s saber-rattling towards NATO allies and its aggressive intervention in the Syrian civil war, 2016 has seen the country do the unthinkable and cut its defence budget for the first time in decades. Half of the country’s government revenues come from oil and gas exports , and its economy has taken a big hit … Read more How Russia’s most advanced military equipment stacks up against NATO Hardware

Trump planning biggest fleet expansion to deter Russian, Chinese threats

With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China. The Navy’s 355-ship proposal released last month is even larger than what the Republican Trump had promoted on the campaign trail, providing a … Read more Trump planning biggest fleet expansion to deter Russian, Chinese threats

What Everyone Wants to Know About Russia’s New MiG-35 Fighter

A decade after the MiG-35’s first flight, the Kremlin’s new warplane will finally begin testing with the Russian air force in January 2017, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The fighter should be fully operational in 2020. It’s not every day the Russian air force starts flying a new-ish plane. New-ish because despite … Read more What Everyone Wants to Know About Russia’s New MiG-35 Fighter

Russia Preparing For Modern War? 5 New Supersonic Jets To Join Already Massive Fleet

The Russian Air Force will reportedly receive five new fighter jets this year as part of a major modernization effort, The Moscow Times reported Friday. Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev announced five Sukhoi T-50 jets will join an already massive fleet that includes 20 Su-30SM fighter jets, as well as upgraded Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic missile … Read more Russia Preparing For Modern War? 5 New Supersonic Jets To Join Already Massive Fleet

U.S. tanks roll into Germany to protect against potential Russian invasion

The deployment — which also includes 3,500 U.S. Troops — is to protect Eastern Europe against a potential Russian invasion. In the dock area of the German city of Bremerhaven all around is American military hardware just off the boat — everything from Humvees to tanks. The official name for this display of military muscle … Read more U.S. tanks roll into Germany to protect against potential Russian invasion

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

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 How Russian advances in the Arctic are leaving NATO behind

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

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 Three killed in terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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