As the Railway has got its own communication or internet service it's time for our defence or the armed forces to get it's own optic fibre networks exclusively for it's jawans who are serving on the front and are not able to communicate with their families or their dear ones.
Many of you will be thinking that the AURA (autonomous unmanned research aircraft) is will be an unmanned stealth attack drone and will be used for precision strikes. Many of you are also waiting for any announcements related to this project. But ......there is a sad as well as a good news attached to this.
The BAD NEWS is that there AURA project was not a fancy drone or stealth UAV project. It was just a feasibility and a conceptual study of whether India could actually develop its own combat UAV in the near future. This project started in 2009 and was allotted Rs.12 crores and ended in 2013.
The GOOD NEWS is that recently the government has cleared Rs.2650 crores for the development of a stealth drones or UAV and naming the project as "Project GHATAK".The project is being evaluated by the Ministry of Finance and is waiting for the green signal from the cabinet committee on security.
Last week the defence minister Manhoar Parrikar visited the strongest country in the world , the United States there he signed some historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his counterpart Ashton Carter, US secretary of defence.
There were many decisions taken and a lot of dialogue exchange between the two.
These MoUs will give a major boost to PM's pilot project Make In India.
So here are some decisions taken and MoUs signed between Indian and the States.
Indian Air force issued a request for proposal to buy some fifty to sixty armored all terrain capable, Air transportable armored assault vehicles to the elite garud commando’s.
NEW DELHI — The Indian government will increase orders for its homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), called Tejas, from 20 to 120, but Air Force officials question the plane's capabilities, and the scheduled arrival of a more advanced model remains murky.
This September, South Block was riled by news of Russia’s first sale of military hardware to Pakistan.
NEW DELHI: The defence ministry is deliberating on creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post, a fourstar General position. If implemented, it would be the first major military reform by the BJP government apart from changes made in procurement process.
Will help boost combat operation capability of stealth vehicles
The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) is in the process of developing ‘air independent propulsion (AIP)’ technology that would ensure future Indian-built submarines stay underwater for longer periods than a conventional submarine.
Russia and India have signed an agreement to jointly develop a fifth-generation upgrade of the Su-35 Super Flanker multirole fighter, according to a report published March 8 on Virginia-based military affairs website Defense News.
Professor Katsuyuki Yakushiji is with the Toyo University in Japan. He was recently in India and is a highly respected name in foreign policy. He had previously served as Editorial Writer of the Asahi Shimbun and Chief Editor of the monthly magazine RONZA and Chief Editor of Political News Department.
India all set to buy world’s most advanced missile defence system from its ‘all-weather friend’ Russia
Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar left for Moscow on 30 October for a three-day visit before he travels to Malaysia for the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-Plus). The takeaway from this trip, however, is the fact that all measures are in place for India to acquire the world’s most advanced anti-ballistic missile system — the S-400.
ndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching 12 satellites designed by students from various academic institutions next year. The premier space agency has launched five student satellites since 2009.
The Indian Army is scouting an unspecified number of silenced pistols for its special forces and limited number of infantry units.
Thales, the €13-billion French multinational giant with operations in Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security, is targeting specific involvements in several Indian defence and civil areas.
The Vizag-based Naval Science and Technological Laboratory has developed an advanced torpedo defence system, christened Maareech, to divert incoming underwater torpedoes fired by the enemy away from valuable targets. Maareech has completed all the trials and is set to be inducted into the Indian Navy. The NSTL is awaiting the visit of defence minister Manohar Parikkar to Vizag to officially launch and induct the system.
NEW DELHI — The Indian Air Force has asked the Ministry of Defence to buy unknown numbers of S-400 Triumf air defense systems from Russia, but Russian diplomats here said Moscow is unlikely to agree until India clarifies its position on the joint Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program.
For almost 3,000 hours of flying, the made-in-India combat aircraft “Tejas” was a pilot’s delight, but within months of joining the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s fleet, these jets have been grounded because of nagging problems with their landing gear.
India is looking to step up the pedal over its ambitious Chabahar port project in Iran by signing an international transit corridor agreement with Iran and Afghanistan.
New Delhi: In what would certainly set alarm bells ringing in China and Pakistan, India is planning to buy Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems, reports said on Thursday. The Indian administration is expected to soon take up the proposal with Russian authorities.
CHENNAI: Naval Exercise-'MALABAR', involving India, US and Japan, will help maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region, the three navies said today.
NEW DELHI: The coast guard is finally close to getting its own fleet of medium lift choppers, the requirement for which was raised after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks that exposed chinks in the surveillance and interception capabilities of the force.
Recognising India's strategic and economic importance in the Asia-Pacific region, the US and Australia have welcomed growing engagement and increased cooperation with New Delhi on a range of security issues, particularly counter-terrorism, maritime security, countering transnational crime and cyber policy.
Kochi: A Sukhoi (Su-30MKI) fighter will be on chase duties when the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) undertakes a crucial flight trial of the home-grown sub-sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay.
Top military sources have confirmed to OneIndia on Wednesday that the third flight trial of Nirbhay will be scheduled on Oct 16 from Launch Complex-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur (near Balasore) off Odisha coast.
"The launch will depend on many factors as usual with weather being a critical one," a source said.
As this piece goes live, the final Flight Readiness Review (FRR) and Launch Authorization Board (LAB) meeting is underway.
DRDO has scheduled the launch a day after the 84th birth anniversary celebrations of its former Chief Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
As reported by OneIndia earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a bust of Dr Kalam at DRDO headquarters in Delhi tomorrow while Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be present in Hyderabad for renaming the Missile Complex after the former President.
For the First time India would be participating with a kilo class submarine in the upcoming bilateral war games with US and Japan
The Kilo class submarines in service with the Indian navy deemed as one of the silent and deadliest non-nuclear powered submarines ever to prowl the depths of the seas and oceans around India is soon going to be taking part in the latest series of bilateral wargames with US and Japan.
The Indian government has cleared the largest ever microlight aircrafts deal in the world by ordering 94 microlights from a Slovenian firm.
Pipistrel won the tender and emerged as the lowest bidder the firm now has to supply 194 Virus SW80 microlights aircrafts for $162 million.
Microlights are small fixed wing single engine aircrafts and are mainly used for adventure and training purposes.These aircrafts after being purchased will be distributed amongst the army, air force, navy and the NCC.
In India they are only used for adventure activities by all the services but can also be used for recce and aerial surveillance.
The Indian army has the largest fleet of microlight aircrafts in Asia.