It's been more than a month since the 'mother of all deals' has been officialy cancelled and more than a month that the negotiations has been going on for only squadron two squadrons of rafales from projected seven.
With the current work being done on the Barak-8 SAM with an extended range called BARAK-ER with a range of 150 KMs. DRDO on the other hand did the design optimisation of the BARAK 8 so well that it increased the range by 20 KMs more from 70 Kms.
New Delhi: In the month of february 2015 the current NDA govenment in a bid to carry forward India's nuclear ambitions and a rise as a regional as well as a peaceful global power cleared the proposal of building SSN.
China's military today asked the Indian Army not to take any "unilateral actions" affecting the stability of the border areas, days after the Indian side removed a Chinese-built hut in the Ladakh sector.
BEIJING: China's military today asked the Indian Army not to take any "unilateral actions" affecting the stability of the border areas, days after the Indian side removed a Chinese-built hut in the Ladakh sector.
"The recent actions by the Indian Army in the relevant area was not consistent with the relevant agreement and spirit of the consensus of the two sides," China's Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said, commenting for the first time on the recent incident at Ladakh's Burtse area in which the Indian army removed the hut along with surveillance cameras.
PM Narendra Modi’s Make in India plan appears to be generating a buzz in the US, with Bethesda-based aerospace major Lockheed Martin indicating interest in building its iconic F-16 fighter plane in the country.
Armed Forces and other security agencies in the country will now have enhanced hazard detection capabilities as the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) indigenous robot Daksh has not just become lighter, faster and rugged, but has also been equipped with Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) hazard detection mechanisms.
Indian military, the fourth largest military in the world, is also the keeper of the some of the most advanced and hi-tech weapons on the planet. It’s commendable that with a defence budget of a mere $46 billion per annum, India has developed weapon technologies that are at par and even superior to that of the US and Russia. India is not only the largest importer of weapons on the planet but it’ll also become the fourth highest military spender by 2020.
Here are 10 weapons possessed by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force that are among the best in the world.
NEW DELHI — India is opening up the designs of its first indigenously developed drones to domestic private companies, seeking to spur further technological advances and encourage manufacturing as Prime Minister Narendra Modi modernises the military.
NEW YORK: With India embarking on a massive defence modernisation programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited corporate leaders of America's defence sector to manufacture in India.
AGRA: Elite forces of the Indian Army and Air Force, in a unique joint exercise, saw a training session for 120 paratroopers that would ready them for both air and waterborne combat. The training session occurred at Matatila dam reservoir, Lalitpur, about 300 km from Agra.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has charted back-to-back successes in the past six months -- first with the ambitious launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission on 5th November 2013, followed by the launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) with indigenous cryogenic engine on 6th January 2014 and, most recently by launching the second regional navigational satellite IRNSS-1B on 4th April, and successfully placing it in circular geosynchronous orbit on 23rd April.
Early Warning and Control System (AEWAC).
NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy, fourth largest in the world, needs over 100 Multi Role Helicopters or MRHs to be positioned on board its most important warships but is struggling with just two dozen.
An overhaul of road construction on the Indo-China border has been planned to give a push to the efforts of security forces and provide connectivity to strategic locations like Siachen.
IN KEEPING with the India-US joint statement issued during US President Barack Obama’s January visit, the two countries have finalised plans to increase their participation in maritime Exercise Malabar, to be held in the Bay of Bengal next month.
Over the last 118 years Godrej & Boyce has evolved from making locks to giving India a lock on the planet mars. Its expertise in precision engineering and precision machining has helped the company grow in tandem with the Indian space research programme.
Australia will send technical details to India as early as next week on the indigenous Bushmaster armoured protection vehicle — or protected mobility vehicle — after the country’s most senior defence officials expressed interest in using them to police India’s restive borders.
After asking state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to stop work on the intermediate jet trainers (IJT), the Indian Air Force (IAF) is now keen on the US offer of Textron’s AirLand Scorpion light-attack and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.
The IAF badly needs an IJT due to delays by HAL, which has been working on an IJT since 1997. Senior IAF officials believe that the twin-seat platform of the Textron’s ISR aircraft can also be used as an intermediate jet trainer.
After successfully unlocking of the first indigenous aircraft carrier “INS Vikrant” in June this year. Indian Navy has finally started on the rigorous process to identify shipyards which can be shortlisted for construction of proposed Second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2).
Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said the IAF has transformed into a multi-spectrum strategic force and is aligned with India’s growth. “IAF has transformed into a multi-spectrum strategic force. The growth of IAF is aligned with India’s growth and is aimed at acquiring the requisite strategic footprint for exerting our influence in our growing areas of interest,” he said.
The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) was speaking during a special function at La Martiniere College to honour its war veteran alumni.
Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) recently concluded another set of critical hot and high-altitude trials, at Leh, LCH thus becomes first attack copter to land and take off from a forward base in Siachen. Designed and developed specifically for airborne operations in support of troops at high altitudes LCH finally is coming together and is likely to complete its IOC certification by the end of this year.
Confronted with shrinking combat aircraft capacity, the Indian Air Force appears willing to swap projected numbers on paper for actual fighters on hand. At least, that is the message being conveyed by IAF brass as they once again trim their fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) requirement.
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Raytheon a USD29.75 million contract that includes the delivery of Mk 54 Mod 0 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT) kits to the Indian Navy.
Ahmedabad headquartered Adani Group is seeking a licence to manufacture warships under its newly floated defence arm.The conglomerate is also evaluating options to set up a greenfield shipyard in Gujarat, besides leveraging its significant land holding for a defence manufacturing park, people aware of the development told ET.
After being briefed about the progress made by the negotiations committee, the Defense Acquisition Council cleared the way for a deal to purchase four squadrons, or 48 Mi17-V5 (NATO reporting name Hip) choppers from Russia with a total cost of 6,966 crore rupees ($1.1 billion), according to the sources.