NO STEALTH FOR YOU TRUMP SIGNS DEFENCE BILL THAT BLOCKS TRANSFER OF F 35S TO TURKEY

The escalating F-35 saga between Ankara and Washington D.C., which you can read about here, hit a crescendo today when President Donald Trump signed the 2019 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) at Fort Drum in upstate New York. Language in the bill specifically stops the…

Diplomatic row jeopardizes $1 5B helicopter deal between Turkey and Pakistan

An escalating diplomatic crisis between NATO allies Turkey and the United States may risk suspending a $1.5 billion deal between Turkey and Pakistan for the sale of 30 Turkish-made T129 ATAK helicopter gunships. The T129 is being produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries under license from…

Korea will support India in defence industr highly interested in defence corridor plans in TN and UP

The first steps towards an active defence cooperation mechanism between Korea and India are currently being taken. As part of this effort, Korean defence minister Song Young-moo undertook his first visit to India last week. During the visit he took time out to talk to…

‘Rocket Man’ in New York Time for a New Trump Kim Encounter

A second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may be the last best hope to jump-start the stalled “complete denuclearization” process, and a perfect opportunity would be at the session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York next month….

Everything you wanted to know about Rafale and did not know who to ask

The Rs 59,000-crore Rafale deal is at the centre of a furious war of words between the govt and opposition. Here’s an explainer on the jet and the controversy. What is the Rafale? A twin-engine fighter jet that was selected by the Indian Air Force….

Indian Army troops in Ladakh didn’t have access to critical missiles during Doklam Standoff

Last year as the stand-off between India and China at the Doklam plateau in Bhutan peaked, a Mountain Strike Corps (a part of the Indian Army) formation positioned in Ladakh put on an alert realised that they didn’t have critical missiles because the ammunition dumps…

Rafale Deal Political Slugfest Over Critical Defence Equipment Should Be Avoided

The pre-election political slugfest between the two major political parties on the Rafale aircraft deal inv­olves a cacophony of narratives being sold to the less-informed prospective voters, even as the truth is getting buried. A good weapon platform, bought after a gruelling and technically sound…

Russia-NATO tensions hit BOILING point as Moscow RAGES at secret US ‘ballistic missiles’

Russia-NATO tensions hit BOILING point as Moscow RAGES at secret US ‘ballistic missiles’ TENSIONS between Moscow and NATO reached fever pitch on Thursday after the Romanian defence minister, Mihai Fifor, told media outlet Antena 3 that a US military base located near to Russia possessed…

Know about the weapon that landed India in US Russia crossfire

The Russian S-400 Triumf advanced air defence system has become a bone of contention between India and the US, particularly after the latter brought in a new law on August 2, 2017, called ”Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act’ or CAATSA. This, among other things,…