Category Archives: Defence

India invite Japan for Rs 50K cr submarine project


The Modi government has asked the Shinzo Abe administration whether it would be interested in the over Rs 50,000 crore project to build six stealth submarines in India.

With Japan recently ending its decades old self-imposed arms export embargo, New Delhi has forwarded “a proposal” to Tokyo to “consider the possibility” of making… Read More

HAL to integrate BrahMos with Sukhoi


The Indian Air Force (IAF) is moving towards an indigenous missile era. HAL has completed integration of BrahMos thermonuclear cruise missile with Sukhoi-30MKI after over two years of work, modifying the Russian-made aircraft.

HAL director S Subrahmanyan, who led the project, said the first test flight of the modified Su-30MKI with the BrahMos missile … Read More

Chief of the Naval Staff Visits Mauritius

RK Dhowan

The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan is on a scheduled visit to Mauritius from 19 to 22 Jan 15 to further consolidate the bridges of friendship as well as explore new avenues of defence cooperation.

The Chief of Naval Staff will meet various Government and Defence officials during his stay at Mauritius. The Admiral jointly with his counterpart, Commissioner… Read More

IAF gets first LCA Tejas


Hindustan Aeronautics Limited handed over the first indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas on Saturday to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Air chief marshal Anup in Bengaluru.

The first LCA was handed over to the IAF after Initial Operational Clearance-II, which signifies that Tejas is airworthy in different conditions.

This… Read More

Govt plans to end dual role for DRDO chief


In a bid to reform the country’s defence R&D establishment after sacking missile scientist Avinash Chander on Tuesday, the government plans to bifurcate the post of scientific advisor to the defence minister-cum-DRDO chief, held by one person till now,

The move will lead to the appointment of a secretary (defence R&D), who will also double… Read More

Rafale Deal – Mon cher divorce pas une option.. Why this is more than just buying planes….

As they say there is more than meets the eye…. We probed a little more to make sense of this ongoing saga….. after all we are paying sooooo muchhhh! and we have an option of buying from other nation like USA, Britain or Germany, they too make planes, right?  Well it turns out to be much more than just buying or selling of planes, it’s about dependability… Read More

French Gaurantee for Make in India Quality ??


A French delegation will visit New Delhi in this month to salvage an agreement to supply 126 Rafale fighter jets to the Indian Air Force that has hit a snag over the local assembly of the planes, threatening to derail one of the world’s biggest defence deals.

India is insisting that France’s Dassault Aviation take full responsibility for the production… Read More

Ex-CBI chief AP Singh resigns as UPSC member

Amar Pratap Singh

Amar Pratap Singh, 1974-batch IPS, and former CBI Director, has quit as member of the Union Public Service Commission two years ahead of the end of his term. A formal notification would soon be issued by the government.

Singh has been under the scanner for his association with Delhi-based meat exporter Moin Qureshi who has been under investigation by the ED… Read More

Sekhar Basu likely to head DRDO

sekhar basu

September 1952 born Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu is likely to be named the new DRDO chief replacing Avinash Chander, government sources said Wednesday.

Basu, who heads the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is the man behind the nuclear system that is driving the Arihant-class submarines of the Indian Navy. A notification was issued by the government Monday… Read More

Avinash Chander DRDO chief sacked

Avinash Chander

The government on Tuesday sacked Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander, putting up the exit order on the Department of Personnel and Training website even before informing him.
DRDO chief Avinash Chander was removed from his post 16 monthe before his contract was to end.

The appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC)… Read More

Air Marshal B Suresh Takes Over as Senior Air Staff Officer Western Air Command of IAF

Air Marshal B Suresh

Air Marshal B Suresh (AVSM, Vayusena Medal) takes over as Senior Air Staff Officer of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force.

He is a graduate of the ‘Rashtriya Indian Military College’, Dehradun, and the ‘National Defence Academy’ Khadakwasla. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force on 13 Dec 1980.

He is a meritorious graduate … Read More