China Pakistan’s CPEC to destabilise sub continent European Parliament Member to EFSAS

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an ambitious economic project floated by Beijing in accordance with its South Asian ally Islamabad, has the potential to destabilise the entire sub-continent, said Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Tomáš Zdechovský. According to Zdechovský, Member of the Delegation…

India tells Russia to go ahead with FGFA project; says it may join at a later stage

India has conveyed to Russia that it will not be part of the project now to develop a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and may join the programme at a later stage, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. “It was conveyed to Russia that they can…

INDIA’S TEJAS STRUGGLING WHILE PAKISTAN’S JF-17 THUNDER PROCEED TO NEW HEIGHTS

The more-than-three-decade-old indigenous light combat aircraft project hit yet another hurdle when Tejas Mark I failed to get final operational clearance (FOC) in June. FOC is mandatory for a fighter aircraft before it can be bloodied in combat. The plane was supposed to get FOC…

WHY IS INDIA DITCHING THE FIFTH GENERATION FIGHTER AIRCRAFT PROJECT WITH RUSSIA

India and Russia signed an agreement in 2007 to collaborate on the project worth Rs 2 lakh crore ($ 30 billion), but 11 years down the line, things have come to a complete standstill. However, Indian officials say India is still ready to join the…

No 5th-generation fighter jet project with Russia? India reconsidering Rs 2 lakh crore programme

No 5th-generation fighter jet project with Russia? India reconsidering Rs 2 lakh crore programme India has conveyed to Russia its unwillingness to go ahead with the joint development of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) primarily due to high cost involved in the project, official sources…

Indian Navy destroyer INS Delhi receives extensive combat systems makeover during MLU

The Indian Navy’s Project 15 destroyer INS Delhi is receiving a major combat system upgrade as part of its ongoing mid-life upgrade (MLU). Imagery analysis suggests Delhi had entered its MLU cycle at Naval Dockyard Mumbai by May 2017 and work is currently ongoing. Under…

NATO Seasparrow Conducts Successful Flight Test of ESSM Block 2

The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted a successful flight test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2, intercepting a BQM-74E aerial target, the U.S. Navy announced, July 5. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE NATO Seasparrow Conducts Successful Flight Test of ESSM Block 2

Govt to soon take call on Rs 2,400 crore Submarine life extension plan

The defence ministry is shortly expected to take a call on whether a Rs 2,400-crore project to extend the service life of its primary conventional submarines would be done under the Make-in-India initiative or would go to a Russian shipyard where the boats were originally…

Why the Dalai Lama is becoming the biggest bone of dispute between India and China

Forget the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese president Xi Jinping’s dream infrastructure project to link China not only with neighbourhood but also such faraway lands as Europe and Africa.Forget the Pakistan-based India-centric terror fountainheads such as Masood Azhar and others, a topic that has…

India, Seychelles agree to work on naval base project, respect mutual concerns

India, Seychelles agree to work on naval base project, respect mutual concerns India extended a $100 million line of credit to Seychelles on Monday as the two countries agreed to work on the stalled Assumption Island Project keeping each other’s interests in mind. Keeping in…