IAF moves tanks, carriers in display of its airlift prowess

Source: Hindustan Times. Early last Friday when C-17 Globemasters — the strategic heavy-lift transport aircraft — of the Indian Air Force dipped down mountain peaks and came into land in Leh Airport as a part of Exercise Bahubali, they had a secret load inside their belly – tanks and armoured personnel carriers for rapid troop

Flashback 2018: Major defence related developments of the year

source:oneindia From the purchase of S-400 air defence systems to INS Arihant completing its first deterrence patrol, 2018 was an important year for India. There are several defence related developments which are worth recalling now that the year is coming to an end. Here are some of the important defence related developments of 2018: S-400

Rafale jets a must-buy: IAF chief wrote to Defence minister amid political row

In the first week of November, an apprehensive Indian Air Force (IAF) wrote to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to underline that the political controversy around the Rafale deal should not endanger the purchase of the fighters from France, a senior defence ministry official aware of the development said requesting anonymity. A spokesperson for IAF declined

12 Days Left – LCA races to meet its target date

With the recent Public Accounts Committee criticising the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) over failure in timely delivery of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and with the deadline for the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) fast approaching, the agencies involved in the fighter jet’s development are working against time to

Gaganyaan: Countdown to India’s Biggest Space Mission to Date

On November 14, scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) waited impatiently as anxious minutes ticked away on the clock. The launch of the 3,423-kg satellite GSAT-29 from its launch pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, had been delayed due to the incoming Cyclone Gaja. When the ‘Bahubali’ rocket finally took flight at 5:08 pm

Indian Army Moots $5Bln Air Defence Guns That Fires Smart Ammunition

source:sputnik The Indian Army has commenced a defence procurement process for purchasing air defence guns that can fire smart ammunition to replace the aging Swedish L-70 and Soviet-era ZU-23MM-2B guns currently in use by the Indian Army. The air defence guns will be deployed for providing terminal air defence to critical and vulnerable points in
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