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Russia to sign contract with India on building Project 11356 frigates

Russia and India are set to sign a contract on the construction of four Project 11356 frigates under a "two plus two" formula" in June this year, a source in diplomatic and military circles told TASS on Tuesday. "In June, a package contract is expected to be signed with India on the construction of four Project 11356 ships," the source...

Defence against incoming missiles: How well is India prepared?

It is important to have an array of missiles capable of striking deep inside the enemy territory, but it is equally important to have a technology that can block incoming missile attack. A Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) is a system that is designed to intercept and destroy an incoming ballistic missile on its trajectory much before it approaches the...

IAF exercise shows India can send to battle double the number of fighter jets that Pakistan can

The ongoing training exercise Gagan Shakti of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has demonstrated that it can put out double the number of fighter aircraft in combat compared to the Pakistan Air Force, should the situation arise. As per the IAF Chief, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, IAF has achieved unprecedented serviceability levels of 80 per cent for its...

3rd Scorpene Submarine INS Karanj will enter Sea Trials Soon

France’s Naval Group came to India in 2008 and for a decade has worked very closely and successfully with the Indian Navy. Tell us about the experience so far. Please tell us about Naval Group’s worldwide collaborations Naval Group entered India in September 2008. It is present in two major cities, Mumbai and New Delhi. It aimed to support indigenisation...

Indian Army soldier from Kashmir’s Shopian has joined Hizbul Mujahideen, say reports

An Indian Army soldier from Kashmir who has been missing since Saturday may have joined the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group, police have said. However, local media reports say the terror outfit released a picture of the runaway soldier holding an AK-47 and claiming he had joined it. Mir Idrees Sultan is a Sepoy with 12 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry...

A new high: India–Japan defence links

An unexpected partnership was forged last week at India’s defence exhibition, DefExpo 2018, in Chennai. For some time, India has been in negotiations with Japan to purchase more than a dozen US-2 amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. Considered the world’s best amphibious aircraft for short take-off and landing, with a range of up to 4500 kilometres,...

India’s inclusion in NSG will boost global export control system: Germany

Strongly pitching for India's inclusion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Germany today said the global export control system will benefit a lot from New Delhi's participation in all its four regimes. Out of the four export control regimes that work to keep proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in check, India is a member of the Missile Technology...

Bofors 40 MK4 Guns: BAE-Kalyani Talks At Initial Stage

BAE Systems and Kalyani group are exploring the possibility of supplying the compact and low-weight Bofors 40 MK4 guns to the Indian Air Force for providing security at its bases across the country. At present IAF relies upon Army's weapon systems for security and protection at its bases but Bofors 40MK4 which is essentially a Naval gun system can be...

Facing budget squeeze, army looks to put limited funds to best use

The Indian Army’s top brass is trying to figure out how to deal with a budget squeeze at a time the force is facing a “critical deficiency” of ammunition. How to best use the “limited budget” is one of the top issues in the agenda laid out for a six-day Army Commanders’ Conference that begins here on Monday, a government...

560 Army parachuters join IAF’s big wargames exercise

The calm of the desert was shattered on Saturday when Indian Army's Paratroopers were para-dropped behind enemy lines to strike at a target and remove any resistance to the Indian Army's armoured vehicles, thus facilitating their movement for offensive. The scene, one of a battle, however was part of a joint exercise of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and...

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The Indian Army is dragged into every issue today. Is it strong enough to...

On 21 February, speaking at a seminar on the “North East Region of India – Bridging Gaps and Securing Borders”, General Bipin Rawat spoke...