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North Korea warn of merciless nuclear strike on ‘heart of US’

Indian Defence News: North Korea threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the US” if it attempts to remove Kim Jong-un as the Asian country’s Supreme Leader, Pyongyang’s state-run news agency reported. Pyongyang: North Korea on Wednesday threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the US” if the administration of President Donald Trump attempts to remove Kim Jong-un as the Asian...

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Sri Lanka limits China’s role to commercial operations at Hambantota port

  Indian Defence News: With the increasing footmarks in South Asia, China’s agreement with Sri Lanka on the lease agreement of Hambantota Harbour has been re-looked on the pressure from neighbouring country India. There has been a huge protest from the local population of the island, where farmers have lost their land and many people are left homeless when Srilankan...

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IAF to enhance military flying in Northeast

Indian Defence News: With the increasing pressure on the Northern front from China, India is extending its footsteps to make their ground stronger by increasing its military flying in the Northeast as a large heliport will be operational in Tawang by September 2017. This will open up a new window for the Indian Air Force to enhance flying in areas close...

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US releases UAV technology to India, mulls Predator deal

Indian Defence News: In a recent development, The US has confirmed critical Category One UAV technology from US-based General Atomics has been released, acceding to India’s strong request. Also, the Indian Air Force has requested for 100 units of Predator C Avenger aircraft worth $8 bn. The US has confirmed that the critical Category One UAV technology from US-based General...

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Six in fray for Navy’s €8.3-billion advanced submarine project

Indian Defence News:  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Thyssenkrupp among top bidders MUMBAI:  India is all set to issue a Request for Information (RFI) to six leading foreign Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM) company in order to build six advanced submarines under Project 75  to scale up the Navy’s warfare capabilities. “The Indian Navy has issued an RFI asking competent companies that...

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Russian-Indian to sign for 5th Gen PAK-FA Fighter Jet

Indian Defence News: India, Russia To Sign Deal On Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet Design After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a “milestone” pact to finalise the detailed The contract on creation of a Russia-India fifth-generation FGFA fighter will be signed shortly, the general director of Russia’s Rostec state corporation said Tuesday. The Russian-Indian Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation...

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Malabar 2017 concluded successfully

Indian Defence News: The 2017 Malabar exercise was the 21st edition of the exercise and conducted from 10 to 17 July 2017. This edition involved navies from India, USA and Japan. The exercise included a harbor phase at Chennai from 10 to 13 July 2017 and a sea phase from 14 to 17 July 2017 in the Bay of Bengal. This...

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Reserve Right To Retaliate, Says Indian Commander After Recent Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan

  Indian Defence News: With the increasing escalation between India and Pakistan, the Directors General of Military Operation (DGMOs) of both nations had an unscheduled communication today amid increased incidents of ceasefire violation by Pak troops. SRINAGAR: In a recent ceasefire violation, a Soldier and an 8-year-old girl killed in Pak firing in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian, Pak DGMOs speak amid increased shelling by...

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HSL to complete rebuild of INS Sindhuvir

Indian Defence News: The premier ship building yard has expertise in undertaking submarine repairs Hindustan Shipyard Limited(HSL), which kick-started the retrofitting of Russia-made INS Sindhuvir, one of the sophisticated EKM-class submarines of Indian Navy, will complete the Rs500 crore project in 27 months. India’s premier shipbuilding yard set up by Scindia Steam Navigation Ltd in 1941 in recognition of the strategic...

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Pakistan must be held responsible for duplicity on terrorism: US lawmaker

Indian Defence News: Pakistan has long history of duplicity, must be held responsible: US lawmaker Washington: Disappointed and frustrated with Pakistan’s duplicity where the US is concerned, a top American Congressman has written an editorial as to why Pakistan must be held responsible for acting against US interests. In a statement issued in The Washington Times, Ted Poe has expressed his opinion...