Category: Defence Research

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Armed forces say no to advanced versions of indigenous ‘Tejas’, ‘Arjun’

Indian Defence News: The defence budgets have very little money for new projects with the bulk of the capital being used for instalments of deals inked earlier. Forces say the DRDO-defence PSU lobby “over-promises and then under-delivers” with huge time and cost overruns. DRDO contends the forces continue to cold-shoulder indigenous platforms in their hunger to acquire foreign one. NEW DELHI:...

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How India stacks up against China, and why China can’t win despite its military superiority

Indian Defence News: Whenever India and China face off on the border, the immediate question that arises is, who is the bigger military power? Obviously, it’s China. China dwarfs India in overall defence capabilities. Its defence budget stands at $152 billion against India’s $51 billion, which is three times that of India. But that doesn’t mean China can subdue India. Governments...

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Indian Air Force, DRDO successfully test-fire guided ‘Glide Bomb’

Indian Defence News: Designated as the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), the bomb released from the IAF aircraft was guided through precision navigation system. NEW DELHI: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday successfully tested an indigenously-built lightweight ‘glide bomb’ at the Integrated Test Range in Odisha’s Chandipur. Designated as the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW),...

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HAL strongly bats for FGFA project with Russia

Indian Defence News: State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) today strongly pitched for going ahead with the fifth-generation fighter jet project with Russia, though the Indian Air Force is understood to have reservations over it. HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said the multi-billion dollar co-development project with Russia will be an opportunity as no country has ever...

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India and Japan may not overcome hurdles to Submarine sale

Indian Defence News: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds his 10th summit with India’s leader Narendra Modi on Thursday, underscoring the importance of strategic ties between the countries as the two face an increasingly assertive China. Supplying submarine technology would lock Japan and India into an even tighter defense relationship for years to come. Despite the close relationship between the...

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India may agree to buy Japanese US-2i aircraft for $1.3 b

Indian Defence News: NEW DELHI, India may finally agree to buy the Japanese ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft in a deal worth $1.30 billion for the Navy during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during September 13-14. The deal, it seems, got finalised during a meeting between former Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera during September...

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Real-time Cartosat-2 remote satellite to help border forces check intruders

Indian Defence News: The idea is to enable the border guarding forces to monitor the movement of Pak and Chinese troops in real time. It will help the forces track terrorist infiltration, map terrain & communicate effectively in remote areas. Besides, it will help in assessing the strength of soldiers & artillery deployed by neighbours near the border in case of...

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Trials of high capacity, indigenous, long-range 155mm ATAGS gun at Pokhran

Indian Defence News: Trials of high capacity, indigenous, long-range 155mm gun at Pokhran JAISALMER: Artillery of Indian Army will soon get indigenous gun to deal with new challenges that it faces time and again from countries like China and Pakistan. India’s first high capacity, indigenous, long range 155-mm gun and Dhanush’s supplement gun ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System). Trials for...

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Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for ‘Made in India’

Indian Defence News: India currently imports at least 90% of its defence equipment. India is banking on foreign companies to bring in new technology. Lockheed Martin and Saab are likely to compete for fighter jets. NEW DELHI: India has drawn up a shopping list for tens of billions of dollars of foreign fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and helicopters but it...

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India’s New Move With BrahMos Cruise Missile Likely To Anger China

Indian Defence News: India’s New Move With BrahMos Cruise Missile Likely To Anger China India-China in military stand-off for over 2 months at Sikkim border Vietnam buys BrahMos missile from India, China will be displeased Missile signals Vietnam’s defending its claim to disputed South China Sea NEW DELHI:  At a time when India and China are dealing with their worst...