INDIA BOUGHT THE S-400 TO BENEFIT FROM ITS HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED RADAR

Russia’s supersonic 400 km range S-400 missiles on Indian soil should worry neither the Chinese with their hypersonic missiles, nor the Americans on the other side of the planet. The air defence system will most likely be deployed on India’s border with Pakistan. We, in…

LOCKHEED MARTIN OFFERS TO MAKE OVER 400 F-16 FIGHTERS FOR IAF LOCALLY

Lockheed Martin has offered to manufacture in its proposed Indian facility, over 400 new F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft and upgrade some 400 more jets for its international customers. However, its setting up a manufacturing plant will be conditional to it getting an Indian MoD…

36 state of the art Rafale will replace vintage MiG series fighter jets

The Indian government intends to replace its vin­tage MiG series fighter jets with the more mod­ern Rafale fighter planes. An agreement has at last been worked out at the end of negotiations that lasted a decade with the French aircraft manu­facturer Dassault Avia­tion. India will…

US should not view ties with Pakistan through ‘Indian lens’ Shah Mehmood Qureshi

The US should not view its ties with Pakistan from the the Indian lens or Afghan perspective, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. The relations between Pakistan and the US nosedived this January after President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to…

RAFALE DEAL NOT YET BJP’S BOFORS

The Rafale deal needs some clarity. That the Indian Air Force is badly in need of modern fighter aircraft is without doubt. The fact that we need to purchase them from abroad is incontrovertible. Our own abilities to manufacture state of the art aircraft, or…

IAF mooting a separate cadre for UAVs, including combat versions, missiles, air defence

Even as a proposal from the Indian Air Force (IAF) Training Command to form a separate cadre for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones remains with the Air Headquarters, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told STOI that creating another silo is not the way forward and…

India’s MiG 29 finally gets the much needed upgrade, more lethal and ferocious now

The Indian Air Force’s MiG-29, which has a good operational record, has gained in strength and ferocity after the recent upgrade, giving IAF, which is facing a shortage of fighter aircraft, a much-needed shot in the arm. The Russian origin aircraft is now capable of…

India considers buying the new Russian tanks T-14 Armata

The Indian Army plans to replace its main T-72 tanks with 1,770 more modern tanks, local media reported. There are signs that the Russian Armata T-14 tank is among the candidates. The Armata platform on which the innovative Russian tank T-14 is based could be…

Senior military official says India seeks Russia’s support in modernizing army

Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, said on Thursday India sought Russia’s support in the purchase of new arms and in modernizing the army. “The Indian army is going through the phase of modernization. We need to buy new systems…

Air Force Microlight Plane Crashes Into Fields In UP, Pilots Safe

An Indian Air Force plane crash landed near Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Both the pilots ejected safely and are reported to be safe.The ML-130 microlight plane had taken off from the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad and was reportedly participating in a drill…