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Why Taiwan is China’s soft underbelly — and that’s good news for India

China regards itself as heir to the United States’ status as the world’s leading superpower. Last week it flexed its maritime muscles, capturing an American sea drone in international waters of the South China Sea.Washington, busy with the Obama-...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

Indo-US Joint Working Group on jet engine meets

India and the US have held yet another round of talks on possible collaboration in jet engine technology as both sides inch closer on the issue of defence cooperation.The Joint Working Group on Jet Engine Technology met last week at the Wright Patter...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

What stopped this Pakistani Submarine from hitting India

The sinking of Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi with 90 men aboard in the 1971 Indo-Pak war is regarded as one of the high points of India’s first-ever emphatic military victory.Now with famed Bollywood producer/director Karan Johar releasing the firs...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

India has enough Plutonium to make 356 to 492 Nukes – Pakistani Think Thank

A new and comprehensive assessment of the Indian nuclear weapon-making capacity has been given in a book titled ‘Indian unsafeguarded nuclear programme’, published by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI). The authors say the study...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

If Agni V ICBM passes final test, India will soar high

The stage has been set for the final testing of Agni V missile, and it will undoubtedly be a milestone for missile scientists of the country. With the completion of the final test, either by the end of this December or in January 2017, India will joi...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

India surpasses Britain to become world’s sixth-largest economy

India’s status as the world’s fastest growing economy seems to be paying off, as the country surpassed its colonial masters, the United Kingdom, to become the world’s sixth-largest economy in GDP terms. The result is a symbol of India’s rapid...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

India, Russia Agree to Increase Range of Jointly Developed Cruise Missile

India and Russia have agreed to extend the strike range of the BrahMos PJ-10 supersonic cruise missile.Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told his country’s parliament Friday that the two nations decided to engage in “joint technical de...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

IAF to buy last US C-17 Aircraft left

“We will now buy whatever we can and are planning to buy the single aircraft left with the US. In this regard, we are planning to move our proposal in a key Defence Ministry meeting planned to be held this month,” a senior IAF source told Mail To...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Babur cruise missile: Here is why Pakistan failed to inform India about testing the nuclear-capable missile

Pakistan successfully tested an enhanced version of Babur cruise missile on Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The missile, according to the statement, has been indigenously developed.Dubbed Babur Weapon System Ver...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

Modi strangles Pakistan strategically, enhances ties with Tajikistan – Pak’s northern neighbour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a joint press statement with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon who is in the country on a state visit. The two leaders made it very evident that a strategic partnership was in the works against neighbourh...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

Superseding two senior Lt Gens, Bipin Rawat is new Army Chief; Dhanoa to head Air Force

The government on Saturday announced Lt General Bipin Rawat would be the new Army Chief, superseding two seniormost Lt Generals, Praveen Bakshi and P M Hariz. The only other time the seniormost officer has not been appointed Chief was in 1983, when L...
by Defense news alert on Dec 17, 2016

Lt Gen Bipin Rawat to be the new Army chief

NEW DELHI:  Lt General Bipin Rawat will be the next chief of the India Army, the government announced today.Lt General Rawat belongs to the famous 5th Battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles. He is the current Vice Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army.Air...
by Defense news alert on Dec 17, 2016

Home Made Artillery Gun Booms in World’s Biggest Artillery Programme – Major Milestones Achieved

At 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, in a historic moment for India’s artillery programme, an indigenous, fully integrated, 155-millimetre artillery gun fired its first rounds of live ammunition at the Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) in Balasore, Od...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

Pak Successfully Tests 700km Range Babur Missile, But Is No Match For India’s BrahMos

The Pakistan Army on Wednesday successfully test-fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed cruise missile that can hit targets at 700 kms with all kinds of warheads, bringing many Indian cities within its range.Called ‘Babur’ after Mu...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

Modi govt puts Indian Navy’s Made in India submarine programme into top gear

Indian Navy has a commendable track record in indigenously designing and constructing advanced front line warships such as destroyers, frigates, anti-submarine warfare corvettes and landing crafts. Currently it is in the midst of constructing an airc...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

China Will Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) will receive its first batch of four Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets earlier than expected, according to a Russian defense industry source, TASS news agency reports on December 14. “...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

Silence on next army chief raises speculation about tri-service commander

If the government had followed tradition, Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, currently commanding the eastern army from Fort William in Kolkata, would have been named two months ago to succeed the present army chief, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, who i...
by Defense news alert on Dec 14, 2016

Selling bonds, dropping bombs: How China could respond to Donald Trump’s Taiwan talk

United States (US) President-elect Donald Trump has upset China by speaking to the president of self-ruled Taiwan and saying the United States did not necessarily have to be bound by its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of China.Taiwan is a...
by Defense news alert on Dec 14, 2016

Putin: Russia, Japan could solve 70-year territorial dispute

 Russian President Vladimir Putin says that there is a “chance” to resolve a 70-year territorial dispute with Japan during an upcoming visit to Asian country. Moscow and Tokyo have never formally signed a treaty ending World War II because o...
by Defense news alert on Dec 14, 2016

Private sector rivals object to Tata Motors’ selection for building infantry combat vehicle

On Wednesday, the ministry of defence (MoD) will meet to clear two winners of India’s biggest “Make” programme — a Rs 50,000 crore project to design, develop and manufacture 2,600 Future Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICVs) that will replace the...
by Defense news alert on Dec 14, 2016


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