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Why the Indian Navy’s non-acceptance of the Tejas fighter aircraft should be accepted as a result of evaluation by specialists

The Indian Navy’s professional decision not to induct the indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft has given armchair critics a new lease of life. Stand by for a lot of their ‘professional’ views against the Navy especially as the Indian Air Force (IA...
by Defense news alert on Dec 7, 2016

Countdown on: ISRO’s PSLV carrying earth observation satellite ready for launch

Indian space agency on Wednesday said the countdown for the launch of its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying 1,235 kg Resourcesat-2A, an earth observation satellite, is progressing smoothly.According to Indian Space Research Organi...
by Defense news alert on Dec 7, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Getting Prepped for Winter’s Hex with the Help of COLD-FX®!!!

December is arguably the most important time of year to be on your A-game. Colder weather aside, we pack more time in with family and friends than we do all year, too busy getting festive to worry about things like sleep and proper diet. It’s f...
by Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad on Dec 6, 2016

Indian Army’s $1.8-billion BMP-2 Tank upgrade programme gets delayed

Despite receiving responses to the RFI for $1.8-billion upgrade programme of 1,500 BMP-2/2K tanks with anti-tank guided missile systems and engines for the Indian Army, the government has not yet started the process for evaluation. The upgradation of...
by Defense news alert on Dec 6, 2016

‘Rookie’ Donald Trump Must Fall Into Line: Chinese Media

BEIJING:  Donald Trump is a “diplomatic rookie” who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his naivety.Mr Trump’s protocol-shattering call wit...
by Defense news alert on Dec 6, 2016

After accident, INS Betwa may never sail again

Two naval personnel Ashutosh Pande and Niraj Rai (both engineers) died in the accident and 14 were injured. The injured were taken to the INHS Asvini at Colaba.The incident took place at 1.50 pm when the Brahmaputra class guided missile frigate was b...
by Defense news alert on Dec 6, 2016

Maruti’s Gypsy on its way out; Tata Safari to be new Army vehicle

The Army will replace its iconic Maruti Gypsy fleet with a new range of SUVs, having selected the Tata Safari Storme for an initial order of close to 3,200 vehicles, which could increase 10-fold in the coming years.While an official announcement is y...
by Defense news alert on Dec 6, 2016

Indian Army to Equip T-90 Tanks for Night Fighting

Night-blindness for Indian armoured formations will become a thing of the past as the army has revived the process to equip its main battle tank T-90 with high tech night visiion.The Army wants to procure 1,400 uncooled thermal imager-based driver’...
by Defense news alert on Dec 6, 2016

ITBP Constable Recruitment 2017 Rally Schedule for Constable

ITBP Recruitment 2017, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Border Police Force Vacancies 2017 and Notification, Defence Vacancies 2017 Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Border Police Force (ITBP) has Read More ... The post ITBP Constable Recruitment 201...
by RRB NTPC Result 2016 on Dec 5, 2016

In Mega-Accident, Warship INS Betwa Flips Over, 2 Sailors Dead

HIGHLIGHTSINS Betwa today tipped over while undocking at the Mumbai dockyardThe Betwa is an indigenous 3,850 ton ship that is now lying on its sideIt is armed with anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, torpedoesIndia’s prized warship INS Bet...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

Kashmir: Can Donald Trump solve one of the world’s most intractable conflicts?

US president-elect Donald Trump claims his deal-making chops are legendary. In 1987, he even wrote Trump: The Art of the Deal, which turned out to be a bestseller, even though his ability to rake in the big bucks has been critically questioned since.
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

Manohar Parrikar says orders worth Rs2.5 trillion placed for modernization of defence sector Defence minister Manohar Parrikar says defence budget is currently about 1.65% of GDP and he would like it to be 3% but it wouldn’t happen overnight

Subscribe to our newsletter. Tarun Shukla Manohar Parrikar was speaking at the HT Leadership Summit on Friday. Photo: Ajay Aggarwal/HT Manohar Parrikar was sp...
by INDIAS NATIONAL SECURITY on Dec 5, 2016

Modi quietly Okays Baloch specialist to be the next RAW Chief

Special Director of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) A K Dhasmana is likely to be appointed as the next chief of the country’s external intelligence agency.The 1981-batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer’s domain of expertise is considered to be...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

Indian Navy Not To Mount Homegrown AIP on Scorpene Subs

NEW DELHI — In a reversal, the Indian Navy has dropped plans to mount homegrown air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology on the last two of its six Scorpene submarines under construction, putting into question the development status of the techn...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

India Allows Private Sector to Manufacture Ammo

NEW DELHI — India has decided to reduce ammunition imports and instead procure all ammunition requirements from domestic sources. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) under its Make In India initiative is now encouraging the private sector to manufacture...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

Africa pushes for a 2017 ban on nuclear weapons

On October 27, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L.41: Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. The resolution calls for negotiations to take place next year on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

Pakistan feels the heat at Heart of Asia meet

Amritsar: Pakistan appeared isolated on Sunday at the opening of the Heart of Asia ministerial conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for strong collective action to defeat terrorist networks and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attacking...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

Nikki Haley: Rising star or passing comet?

Of all the nominations that the US president-elect Donald Trump has announced for his potential cabinet, none has received as broad acclaim—nationally and globally —as his decision to appoint Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Caroli...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

ISRO and TeamIndus aim for January 26, 2018 to plant Tricolour on moon using PSLV Rocket

India will witness first ever private mission to Moon. A Bengaluru-based aerospace company named TeamIndus is all set to launch its spacecraft that will land on Moon and explore the lunar surface. Indian space agency ISRO will lift the TeamIndus spac...
by Defense news alert on Dec 4, 2016

Trump Nominates Nikki Haley As Ambassador To UN – Analysis

The first American-born Indian-origin woman, Nikki Haley, made history in U.S. by being nominated to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, by President-elect, Donald Trump, on November 23. She is one of the two women in Trump cabinet, the o...
by Defense news alert on Dec 4, 2016


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