RECENT STORIES

  • May 11, 2021
    DRDO's anti-COVID drug, a silver lining
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The Drug Controller General of India has granted permission for emergency use of the drug as adjunct therapy in moderate to severe COVID-19 patients.

  • May 6, 2021
    Did Beijing Trigger Second Virus Wave?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Within India, Delhi (the national capital), Mumbai (the financial capital) and Bengaluru (the IT capital) are most affected. This creates the impression that akin to ‘tactical nukes’ China has developed ‘tactical bio-bombs’

  • May 6, 2021
    China Deploys Long Range MLRS
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The MLRS will enable the PLA to strike deeper across the LAC especially with China having extended its map grids into India that will enable acquiring targets on the Indian side

  • May 6, 2021
    Light Tanks for Indian Army
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The new RFI issued by the Indian Army calls for a light tank featuring a multiple, modular and upgradable weapon system with the capability to destroy and offer countermeasures

  • April 6, 2021
    US Secretary of Defence visit to India
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Austin said elevating the India-US defence relationship is a priority for the Biden administration while describing the partnership as a stronghold of a free and open Indo-Pacific region

  • April 6, 2021
    HPM Armed Drones
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The counter-drone arms race is leading to advance research and development to implement technologies that will detect and defeat swarms

  • April 6, 2021
    Mine-Proof FICV and High Altitude Vehicles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In mid-2017, US offered US-India-Israel trilateral production of FICV under the India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) but little has happened over past so many years

  • April 6, 2021
    Light Specialist Vehicles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    These LSVs are capable of performing in extreme terrain, with maneuverability, high speed and stability, has the provision to mount a rocket launcher and machine guns, and can be airlifted and dropped into enemy territory, for use as an advance fast strike vehicle

  • April 6, 2021
    Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook’s India Visit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Defence and security relations between India and Republic of Korea have been on the rise with regular interactions at multiple levels including at ministerial levels

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    April 4, 2021
    IAI to officially attend CyberTech Global for the first time

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will participate in the CyberTech exhibition hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, expected to take place from April 5 to April 7. Throughout the exhibition, IAI will focus on promoting communication and local cooperation with local government agencies, defence forces, local industries and academic initiatives, in order to further expand the company’s activity in the region.

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    April 1, 2021
    DRDO lab develops light weight Bullet Proof Jacket

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur has developed light weight Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) weighing 9.0 kilogrammes, meeting the qualitative requirements of Indian Army.

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    March 30, 2021
    India-Korea: Success stories
    By Ranjit Kumar

    Both the countries are deepening their bilateral defence cooperation, with Defence and Security engagements having grown exponentially over the last few years

  • March 25, 2021
    Defence Ministries of Israel and Slovakia Sign Defence Export Agreement

    The Israel Ministry of Defence will deliver 17 radar systems produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to the Slovak Ministry of Defence in an agreement that amounts to approximately €148 million.

  • March 22, 2021
    US–India inching closer
    By Ranjit Kumar

    With major foundational agreements already in place and no major issues to be sorted out, the U.S. Defence Secretary visit focussed on broader aspects of India US strategic partnership and its role in ensuring peace and security in Indo-pacific region and ways and means to counter the aggressive designs of China

  • March 22, 2021
    US Defence Secretary’s first visit to India to uplift defence cooperation
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Austin’s stop in India is a continuation to the Biden-Harris administration's outreach to revitalise ties with partners and allies.

  • March 19, 2021
    First Quad Leaders Summit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The first ever Quad Leaders Summit did give a new signal to China. But the question is whether the Quad will force China to back off?

  • March 19, 2021
    Rohingyas in Jammu
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Nationality verification for them is being done and on this basis the procedure for deportation will be initiated. However, India has no extradition treaty with Myanmar. The problem of Rohingyas in Jammu is far more serious as it also endangers security.

  • March 19, 2021
    Beijing’s Venom in Myanmar
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China’s economic investments, military exports and sub-conventional hold over Myanmar ensures that whatever happens in Myanmar is orchestrated from Beijing

  • March 16, 2021
    KRAS rolls out the first delivery of 1000 MRSAM Missile Kits for the Indian Army and Air Force

    Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Pvt Ltd. (KRAS). KRAS MSME- a joint venture between two global giants–India’s Kalyani Group, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel rolls out its first batch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) for the Indian Army and the Air Force.

  • March 15, 2021
    QUAD 3.0: Window of Opportunity for India
    By Lt. General Dushyant Singh (Retd)

    In the First QUAD Summit, held on March 12, 2021 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japan PM Yoshihide Suga and Australian PM Scott Morrison met through virtual mode and shared their vision for the free and open Indo-Pacific

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    March 15, 2021
    QUAD: for the stable health of people, nations and the world ahead
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Australia, India, Japan and the United States' leaders come together, amongst the current major challenges of climate change, COVID-19 & security concerns.

  • March 10, 2021
    Visit of US Secretary of Defence to India

    Secretary of Defence of United States of America, General Lloyd J. Austin will visit India from 19 to 21 March 2021. During his visit, Secretary Austin is expected to meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior dignitaries of the Government of India.

  • March 8, 2021
    The China-Pakistan Threat
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In an article published in Pakistani Media, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi explained that China will continue to work with Pakistan to strengthen their iron friendship and that relations between the countries have become a strategic asset that both sides cherish

  • March 8, 2021
    Beyond 10th India-China Military Talks
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Having achieved its aim of India vacating strategic heights south of Pangong Tso, according to reports, China is now reluctant to discuss further disengagement, leaving out Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang.

  • March 8, 2021
    The Lacuna in FATF Blacklisting
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Despite Pakistan being the epicenter of terror generation and its record of nuclear proliferation, it has continued to escape the FATF ‘Black List’

  • March 8, 2021
    Boosting India-Maldives Security Relations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Government of Maldives has signed a pact with India for enhancing the capability of the MNDF and Maldivian Coast Guard

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    March 5, 2021
    Defence Minister Confers with Combined Commanders

    The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh joined the Combined Commanders of the Armed Forces for the Vivechana Sessions at the ongoing Combined Commanders Conference 2021 at Kevadia in Gujarat.

  • March 5, 2021
    DRDO conducts successful flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at around 1030 hrs on March 05, 2021.

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    March 3, 2021
    HENSOLDT acquires MAHYTEC to further strengthen its hydrogen solutions business

    HENSOLDT has entered into an agreement to purchase MAHYTEC, a leading manufacturer of hydrogen storage tanks and renewable energy storage systems.

  • March 1, 2021
    Assumption of the Office of CISC

    Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, PVSM, AVSM, VSM took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) on March 2, 2021. On assumption of the coveted appointment, Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain paid homage to the Bravehearts of the nation by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial.

  • February 24, 2021
    HENSOLDT AG exceeds expectations, reports order backlog at record level

    HENSOLDT AG ("HENSOLDT") has reached and partially exceeded its 2020 financial guidance for all relevant figures.

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    February 23, 2021
    Defence Budget 2021-22 is a healthy mix of promise, potential, and progress: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
    By Rohit Goel

    Defence Minister said that “The Ministry has set a target to achieve a turnover of 1,75,000 crore ($25billion) including export of 35,000 crore ($5billion) in Aerospace and Defence goods and services by 2024”.

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    February 18, 2021
    The Israel Missile Defence Organisation and the U.S. Missile Defence Agency Commence Development of the Arrow-4 Weapon System

    The Israel Missile Defence Organisation (IMDO), in the Directorate of Defence R&D (MAFAT) of the Israel Ministry of Defence, and the U.S. Missile Defence Agency (MDA), have commenced the development of the Arrow-4 system.

  • February 11, 2021
    Disengagement in Ladakh: A Welcome Development
    By Lt. General Dushyant Singh (Retd)

    Chinese side agreeing to the unconditional disengagement may be attributed to the steadfast and unblinking approach of the Indian Armed Forces and the whole hearted support by Government of India to them

  • February 9, 2021
    COVID Speed Breaker of Defence Expectations
    By Lt. General Dushyant Singh (Retd)

    Despite India being at No 3 spot globally with only USA and China ahead of it in defence spending, the gap is huge with China. Chinese expenditure was four times that of India. This is likely to convey an impression of weakness to our primary adversary China in the face of recent happenings in Ladakh.

  • February 9, 2021
    Defence Allocation 2021
    By Major General Yash Mor (Retd)

    India spends one of the lowest on defence among the top six economies of the world as a percent of the GDP. At a time when the nation is faced with a war like situation with China in the northern borders, it was expected that the defence spending will get a boost.

  • February 1, 2021
    Defence Budget for FY 2021-2022
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The defence budget for 2021-22 is still less than 2 percent of the Union budget. There were expectations of larger funds to prepare the Armed Forces for a possible conflict with China and a two-front war.

  • February 1, 2021
    Chinese Village in Arunachal Pradesh
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Chinese intentions of setting up border villages are quite obvious. Not only do these villages help substantiate China’s illegal territorial claims, these dwellings house PLA personnel and intelligence operatives mixed with local population.

  • February 1, 2021
    Ninth India-China Senior Military Commanders Talks
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China appears to be ‘humouring’ India by continuing these series of talks while going on consolidating their deployments in Eastern Ladakh and bringing forward more weapon systems

  • February 1, 2021
    Army Focuses on Tibetology
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India needs to seriously review its policy towards Tibet especially because China’s stand will harden more. Much benefit can accrue from understanding Tibetology as it will help understand how China is expanding cross-border influence.

  • February 1, 2021
    Blast next to Israel Embassy
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In light of the importance of the 29th anniversary of India-Israel diplomatic relations, intelligence agencies had issued an alert about a possible terrorist attack on Jews and Israelis from elements linked to the Islamic State

  • February 1, 2021
    Lt. General C.P. Mohanty takes over as Vice Chief of the Army Staff

    Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM assumed the appointment of the Vice Chief of the Army Staff on February 1, 2021.

  • January 25, 2021
    Vice President inaugurates two new facilities at Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad

    The Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today praised the DRDO scientists and engineers for taking India very close to self-reliance in missile technology with their hard work, dedication and perseverance.

  • January 21, 2021
    Biden bids adieu to divisions, calls for democracy and unity
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the USA, anticipations and hope hold high for the world as well as India.

  • January 21, 2021
    HENSOLDT UK launches SPEXER 600 ground based surveillance radar

    HENSOLDT UK is pleased to announce the launch of SPEXER 600 multi-mission, X-Band ground based surveillance radar utilising our world beating SharpEye solid state transceiver technology.

  • January 15, 2021
    Indian Army Demonstrates Drone Swarms During Army Day Parade

    The Indian Army carried out a live demonstration of Drone Swarming capability using 75 indigenously designed and developed drones which executed an array of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled simulated offensive missions...

  • January 15, 2021
    73rd Army Day celebrated

    Indian Army celebrated its 73rd Army Day today. Every year Indian Army celebrates 15th January as ‘Army Day’ to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M. Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir FRR Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.

  • January 14, 2021
    India’s First Indigenously Developed 9mm Machine Pistol

    India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army. Infantry School, Mhow and DRDO’s Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune have designed and developed this weapon using their respective expertise in the complementary areas.

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    January 14, 2021
    Major Defence Export Agreement between Israel and Slovakia

    The Israel Ministry of Defence will deliver 17 radar systems produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to the Slovak Ministry of Defence in an agreement that amounts to approximately €150 million.

  • January 14, 2021
    Armed Forces Veterans' Day commemorated at Kochi

    The Armed Forces Veterans' Day, was commemorated by Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi, on January 14, 2021. Commodore NAJ Joseph, VSM, Commanding Officer, INS Venduruthy and the Station Commander, Kochi along with the Veterans from all three Services laid a wreath at the War Memorial inside naval base, Kochi.

  • January 14, 2021
    Northrop Grumman Begins Production of Poland WISLA Engagement Operations Centers

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) engagement operations centers (EOC) for Poland.

  • January 14, 2021
    Thales and Bharat Dynamics Limited bringing STARStreak Air Defence System to India

    Thales and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Government of India enterprise, have signed a Teaming Agreement to work in partnership on the STARStreak Air Defence system with the support of both the Governments of India and the United Kingdom.

  • January 14, 2021
    IBCS Achieves Successful Milestone C Decision

    Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS), developed in partnership with the U.S. Army, has received authorization to proceed with low rate initial production (LRIP) following a successful Milestone C decision for the program.

  • January 13, 2021
    Curtain Raiser: Veterans Day 14 January 2021

    Indian Armed Forces will be celebrating Veteran's Day on January 14, 2021. The day was chosen as recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE who retired on this day in 1953.

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    January 11, 2021
    L&T-made 91st K9 Vajra-T Gun flagged off by Gujarat CM at Armoured Systems Complex

    Chief Minister of Gujarat, Honurable Shri Vijay Rupani flagged-off the 91st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured System Complex (ASC).

  • January 7, 2021
    America’s Tibet Policy
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A new landmark was established in US-China relations when US President Donald Trump signed the Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA) 2020 on December 28, 2020 making it a law. Earlier the TPSA was passed by the US Senate.

  • January 7, 2021
    Army Chief Visits South Korea
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Army Chief General M.M. Naravane made a four day visit to the Republic of Korea commencing December 28, 2020. He met South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook and other senior military officials and discussed ways to boost cooperation between the two sides.

  • January 7, 2021
    Indigenising Smerch / Tornado Would Be Good
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Among the numerous advances in artillery, rockets and missiles in India and abroad, the basic aim is to develop capacity to hit the enemy at the farthest distance.

  • January 7, 2021
    Growing Discontent in Pakistan
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The recent killing of 11 Hazara Shiite miners in Balochistan for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility is just one of the hundreds of incidents of ethnic strife in Pakistan.

  • January 5, 2021
    IAI Successfully Tested the MRSAM Air & Missile Defense System

    MRSAM, Air & Missile Defense Systems jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), ISRAEL & DRDO India was successfully tested last week at a test range in India.

  • January 1, 2021
    Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta takes over as Director General Armed Forces Medical Services

    Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta assumed the charge of Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services on January 1, 2021.

  • January 1, 2021
    Lt. General Tarun Kumar Aich takes over as Director General, National Cadet Corps

    Lt. General Tarun Kumar Aich has taken over as Director General, National Cadet Corps on January 1, 2021. He took the charge as 33rd DG of NCC - the premier youth organization of the country.

  • December 23, 2020
    Successful Maiden Launch of MRSAM

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) achieved a major milestone today with the maiden launch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM), Army Version from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the Coast of Odisha around 1600 hrs.

  • December 20, 2020
    Lockheed Martin to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne, Strengthening Position as Leading Provider of Technologies to Deter Threats and Help Secure the United States and its Allies

    Aerojet Rocketdyne's Complementary Capabilities and Skilled Workforce to Enable Growth in Hypersonics, Tactical Missiles, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Strategic Systems and Space Exploration

  • December 19, 2020
    Inauguration of Hypersonic Wind Tunnel at DRDO Hyderabad

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited DRDO’s Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex during his visit to Hyderabad on December 19, 2020. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy and Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO accompanied him during the visit.

  • December 18, 2020
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over DRDO systems to Armed Forces Chiefs

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over three indigenously developed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) systems to Army, Navy and Air Force at a function held in DRDO Bhawan.

  • December 14, 2020
    First firing of a Medium-Range Missile (MMP) from a Sabre special forces vehicle

    MBDA has carried out the first firing of an MMP missile from an ARQUUS Sabre special forces vehicle, as part of a firing campaign implemented with the support of the French Army and of the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA - French Procurement Agency).

  • December 14, 2020
    KNDS (Amsterdam/The Netherlands) completes a decisive step towards further integration

    Five years after the merger of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Munich, Germany) and Nexter Systems (Versailles, France) under the joint holding KNDS, the Group’s governance is being restructured.

  • December 10, 2020
    China Sends Warplanes to Pakistan For Exercise: Should India be worried?
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    The first such drill was held in Pakistan in March 2011. The Chinese Defence ministry did not reveal the number or type of the aircraft participating this time...

  • December 7, 2020
    India’s Message to SCO
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on November 30 chaired the 19th Session of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of Government held in virtual mode.

  • December 7, 2020
    BrahMos – Time to Go Global
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    BrahMos missile is one of its own kind supersonic missile having a maximum speed of 2.8 Mach (around 3,450 kmph or 2,148 mph) which is difficult to intercept by surface-to-air missiles including because of its immense ability to evade various radars.

  • December 7, 2020
    China-Pak Up Hybrid War
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China and Pakistan are making every possible effort to up their collusive hybrid war on India. Media reports of November 24 reveal that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has unearthed a 1,000 crore hawala ring run by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in India.

  • December 7, 2020
    Snubs and Hug for Wei Fenghe
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe received mixed responses during his recent visit to Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan during November 2020.

  • December 7, 2020
    Indigenous QRSAM – Induction 2021
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The indigenous Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is slated go for production in 2021 after completing user trials over the next six months.

  • December 2, 2020
    Saab in partnership to prevent road fatalities in India

    Saab is part of a Sweden-India Transport Innovation & Safety (SITIS) collaboration effort to reduce more than 150,000 road fatalities suffered every year in India, by collecting real-time road monitoring data, the Saab SAFE platform can be used to prevent roads fatalities.

  • November 23, 2020
    SPRUT SDM1: The Last Thing Indian Army Needs
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    No other country in any part of the world has evinced any interest in the same so far for numerous reasons including major shortcomings like limited armour protection, accuracy and subsequent maintenance and sustenance.

  • November 4, 2020
    Rafael names new CFO

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announces that it has appointed Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Moshe Lipel as Executive Vice President of Finance and Control. Mr. Lipel will replace Mr. David Vaish who is retiring after 15 years as the company's CFO.

  • November 3, 2020
    Appointments, Ministry of Defence

    Ministry of Defence, India appointed V. L. Kantha Rao, a 1992 batch IAS officer of MP cadre, as the next Director General (Acquisition) in the defence ministry.

  • October 29, 2020
    Army launches Secure Application for Internet (SAI)

    In the quest for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Indian Army has developed a simple and secure messaging application named the “Secure Application for Internet (SAI)”.

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    October 29, 2020
    Indian Army launches a software for Infrastructure Management

    Infrastructure development has gained significant importance in many of the Army stations where major works are planned to replace vintage accommodation of pre independence era.

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    October 28, 2020
    Defence Minister addresses the senior leadership of Indian Army

    The Army Commanders’ Conference, an apex level biannual event, is being held in New Delhi from 26 to 29 October 2020.

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    October 28, 2020
    Press Statement by Raksha Mantri Raj Nath Singh following India-USA 2+2 Meeting in New Delhi on 27 October 2020

    "Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Esper, Dr Jaishankar, Members of Press, Ladies and gentlemen, I thank the Secretaries, their delegations and all members of US media who have travelled to India to meet us amidst the threat of Covid-19 pandemic.

  • October 27, 2020
    Infantry Day Celebrated

    Infantry Day to commemorate the contributions of Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army was celebrated on October 27, 2020.

  • October 27, 2020
    IAI Unveils New Passive Coherent Location System (PCL)

    ELTA Systems, IAI's Group and subsidiaryunveilsits new Passive Coherent Location System (PCL). The system enables the creation of an air situation picture that tracks non-emitting targets using non-cooperative transmitters.

  • October 22, 2020
    General Manoj Mukund Naravane PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff commissions INS Kavaratti

    INS Kavaratti (P31), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under Project 28 (Kamorta Class) was commissioned into the Indian Navy...

  • October 21, 2020
    Chief of Army Staff visits College of Defence Management and Bison Division, Secunderabad

    The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Mukund Naravane visited College of Defence Management (CDM) and Bison Division at Secunderabad on October 21, 2020.

  • October 20, 2020
    Beijing’s Continued Logjam
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Seventh Corps Commander level India-China talks at Chushul on October 12 remained largely inconclusive as expected. The joint statement as reported in Chinese media had similar diplomatic scripts as earlier saying...

  • October 20, 2020
    Small Arms for Infantry
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Equipping Army’s infantry soldiers with modern small arms has always been a problem. The usual reference is to 70 years of neglect but it is conveniently forgotten that the common factor is the bureaucracy which continues to play its own games irrespective of which government is in power.

  • October 20, 2020
    Pakistan Stoking Khalistan
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The reason why China and Pakistan are bed fellows is because both share the DNA of Satan. China has incarcerated a million Uighur Muslims in Auschwitz-like concentration camps, demolished hundreds of mosques building toilets...

  • October 20, 2020
    US Focus on Tibet
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China’s biological bombing of the world, abrasive all round aggression in line with President Xi Jinping’s moves to dominate the world and growing US-China friction has led to America appointing an envoy for Tibet.

  • October 20, 2020
    The Missile Punch
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In a signal to China, India conducted a slew of missile tests recently. These included the 400-km extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, the Shaurya hypersonic missile, a low skimming subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile, SMART long range torpedoes, and RUDRAM anti-radiation missile.

  • October 19, 2020
    New VL MICA NG air defence system from MBDA

    On the occasion of the Euronaval-online exhibition, MBDA announces the commercial launch of its new VL MICA NG air defence system.

  • October 1, 2020
    Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 on September 28, 2020 which is an improvement on the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016.

  • October 1, 2020
    Boosting Combat Drones Capability
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As China remains hostile with its state media saying China does not recognise the Union Territory of Ladakh, established “illegally” by India, India is going in for boosting its combat drones capabilities.

  • October 1, 2020
    Ageing Helicopters
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Adverse affects of decades of neglect of defence and negative defence budgets in actual terms under various governments are coming to fore, faced with the Chinese aggression.

  • October 1, 2020
    ATAGS Mishap
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative and indigenisation, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed and developed the 155mm/52mm calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) project in conjunction with Kalyani Group, Tata Power and OFB to replace older guns.

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    September 29, 2020
    Defence Minister discloses the Defence Acquisition Procedure
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) was released on Monday at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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    September 21, 2020
    CARACAL International Refocuses Commitment in line with ‘Make in India’ Initiative

    2018 winner of Indian Government tender to supply Army with 93,895 CAR 816 assault rifles, moves commitment to fully manufacture in India from start of contract, as opposed to the initial phased approach

  • September 19, 2020
    Gearing Up For Star Wars
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Recent news from the defence technology battlefront indicates that the Defence Research and Development Organisation is planning to provide combat capabilities to Armed Forces for fighting star wars type conflicts.

  • September 19, 2020
    Fresh Chinese Moves in Ladakh
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The number of PLA battalions deployed in Ladakh has gone up from 35 in August to 50 in September. Tensions are high as opposing troops are eyeball to eyeball in certain locations and there have been incidents of shots being fired in the air.

  • September 19, 2020
    Hypersonic Prowess
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Hypersonic technology that makes platforms travel beyond the speed of sound is revolutionising warfare. Hypersonic vehicles propelled by air-breathing propulsion systems, in addition to the scramjet missile currently under development...

  • September 19, 2020
    Carbines and AD Gun Missiles System
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Despite the ongoing fierce stand-off with China at the LAC, Defence Ministry cancels tenders for carbines and air defence systems for the Indian Army which will now be procured locally as the focus is on Atmanirbhar Bharat.

  • September 19, 2020
    Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Union Government on September 11 has set up an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

  • September 18, 2020
    Rheinmetall to invest in UP Defence Corridor
    By Staff Correspondent

    German defence manufacturer, Rheinmetall is exploring options to enter the Indian defence market in collaboration with state-run engineering major BHEL.

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    September 16, 2020
    Postage Stamp released on India’s First Anti Satellite Missile

    A customized stamp on India’s First Anti Satellite Missile (A-SAT) launch was released by Department of Posts on the occasion of Engineers Day today in the august presence of Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor (NSA).

  • September 12, 2020
    Mr P Sampathkumar takes charge as CTO (Communication) of BEL

    Mr P Sampathkumar has taken charge as Chief Technology Officer (CTO-Communication) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL). He was working as Additional General Manager (AGM) of BEL's Design & Engineering...

  • September 9, 2020
    Ed Dandridge to Head Communications at Boeing

    Boeing named Ed Dandridge as the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, effective September 28, 2020. Dandridge succeeds Greg Smith, who has served as Interim Chief Communications Officer since July in addition to his role as Executive Vice President...