Indian Army to move air defence units closer to Pakistan border

The Indian Army has decided to move its air defence units deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan to forward locations near Pakistan border to thwart enemy aerial strikes. According to reports, the decision was taken... More

Indian army raises alarm over rising accidents due to faulty ammunition

The Army has sounded the alarm over the unacceptably high number of accidents taking place in the field due to the poor and defective quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks, artillery, air defence and other guns... More

India watchful as Chinese navy launches two new guided missile destroyers

China, which is developing its navy at a feverish pace, has commissioned two more guided missile destroyers taking the total of such warships to 20 with more in the pipeline, state-media reported on Monday. Two Type 052D guided... More

Lockheed Martin says it won’t sell F-21 jets to any other country...

US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin says it will not sell its newly rolled out F-21 fighter jet to any other country if India places an order for 114 planes, a move aimed at pitching itself ahead of... More

US offers to sell THAAD defence system to India as alternative to...

The United States has offered Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot Advance Capability (PAC-3) missile defence systems to India in as an alternative to Russian S-400s, a competing equipment that India has said it is... More

India and France hold biggest naval exercises with an eye on China

With the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle at the centre, France and India on Friday (May 10) stepped up their biggest naval exercises as the Indian Ocean's strategic shipping lanes draw ever more envious eyes. Without naming the... More

Sri Lanka suspends flight training near biggest air force base

Sri Lanka has suspended flight training near its biggest air force base due to security concerns after suspected Islamist militants killed more than 250 people last month, according to a government directive seen by Reuters on Thursday. Sri... More

Short of officers, Indian army set to make SSC attractive

The armed forces are now close to finalising the long-pending package to make short-service commission (SSC) more attractive for bright youngsters, with measures ranging from grant of paid study leave to a golden handshake at the end... More

IAF aircraft overshoots runway at Mumbai airport, operations hit

An Indian Air Force transport aircraft overshot the main runway while leaving from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Tuesday night, PTI quoted an official as saying. No injuries were reported. The AN-32 aircraft was leaving for... More

Pakistan to buy Russian Missile system to counter India

Pakistan is expected to purchase Russian-made Pantsir Missile System which is a medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system from Moscow. Islamabad has been reaching out to Moscow, in an effort attempt to deepen its military... More

Indian army will have to wait more for new carbines

The Indian Army’s fast-track procurement process for new carbines is caught in a jam. In September 2018, Caracal International LLC finished as ‘L-1’ or the lowest bidder in a contract estimated to cost over Rs 700 crore for... More

Never mind Balakot, IAF is worse off than Pakistan Air Force on...

The Indian Air Force (IAF) may have successfully conducted a daring air raid against terrorist camps in Pakistan’s Balakot in February, but when it comes to a key metric, the IAF doesn’t compare well with the Pakistan... More

Pakistan may get access to Israeli Iron Dome technology

Israeli Iron Dome is a state of art technology designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from shot distances. Iron Dome protects the country from terror attacks and is part of a future... More

How to sink a $3 billion dollar submarine: Forgetting to close a...

“Arihant is the most important platform within India’s nuclear triad covering land-air-sea modes,” the Hindu reports. Well, it’s important if it works — and it probably helps to make your submarine watertight. The modern submarine is not a... More

IAF troubles at HAL

The loss of two Indian Air Force aircraft at the hands of Pakistan Air Force and subsequent capture of a pilot in February this year has greatly upset the ranks and file of the Indian Air Force.... More

India building copycat version of Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

India is planning to build a ­copycat version of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s state-of-the-art supercarrier. Talks are under way for its navy to buy detailed plans for the 65,000-ton warship and build a new version called INS Vishal... More

Afghan pilot training ends after almost half went AWOL in America

A program to train Afghan attack pilots has been ended after the airmen kept going absent without leave, or AWOL, while training in the United States. More than 40 percent of the Afghan Air Force students enrolled in... More

India considers purchasing Russian Ka-31 helicopters in $500 mln deal

Having concluded multi-billion dollar deals since last October, the Indian government is likely to begin dwelling upon purchasing 10 Kamov-31 helicopters from Russia later this month for aircraft carrier operations and deployment on future Gregorivich-class warships. The Kamov... More

Pakistan set to buy Russian surface-to-air missiles to boost defence

Pakistan is set to finalise a multi-million defence deal with Russia in which it may buy surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and anti-artillery weapon systems, ZeeNews reported on Wednesday citing an Indian defence official. A Pakistan defence team will visit... More

India working on robots that may patrol borders

As part of enhancing India's defence capabilities, scientists have been quietly working on all-terrain artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled robots that may eventually patrol the country's borders. Scientists from defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited’s (BEL) Central Research Laboratory (CRL) in... More

India will add 2 more aircraft to strengthen AWACS capabilities

A day before the February 26 air strike by India on a Jaish-e-Mohammed training facility in Balakot in Pakistan, the country’s defence ministry moved the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for acquisition of two more PHALCON airborne... More


Navigating the complex Pak-Iran maze

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Iran in the third week of April 2019 marked a series of high-profile official visits that Pakistan and Iran have been exchanging for last two years or so. Extremely important as such visits usually are for maintaining good bi-lateral relations, such visits... More

On being a Muslim in Sri Lanka after April 21, 2019

No significant anti-Muslim incidents have taken place since April 21, when two local Islamic State (IS) affiliates, the National Tawheed Jamaath (NRJ) and the Jamaathei Millathu Ibraheemi (JMI), carried out nine suicide attacks killing over 250 people, mostly local Christiansand foreigners. Life has returned to normal in Colombo with Muslim... More

Need to settle Pakistan’s telecom license issue fast

The license of Telenor Pakistan and Jazz are due to expire on 25 May 2019. Three days ago, they approached the Islamabad High Court asking for “clarity” on the terms of their license renewal. They say that it should be done “in an equitable, fair and transparent way.” By saying... More

In Bangladesh, the State has prevailed over Islamist extremism

The Islamist or Jihadist is either romanticized or demonized. Typically, the assessment is based on ideological predilections rather than hard analysis. In many countries, extremism, whether violent and non-violent, is beginning to gain ground or won’t leave the shores. But in Bangladesh there has been only one major episode in... More

China and Myanmar strengthen ties at BRI summit

Myanmar and China have a special relationship that was further strengthened by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s recent trip to Beijing. The frequency of her trips to China, more than to any other country, since she became State Councillor, underlines that relationship. While no major new agreements were signed... More



Exclusive Interview with Bhutan’s Prime Minister

“I will request PM Sheikh Hasina to support us with some (medical) specialists that will be an immediate help for Bhutan” Dr.Lotay Tshering Prime Minister of Bhutan Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Dr. Lotay Tshering, is set to visit Bangladesh on 12th... More