Category Archives: Defence

Data Satellite by NASA & ISRO

ISRO and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/NASA are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR).

In this joint mission, JPL/ NASA will be responsible for design & development of L-band SAR, 12m unfurlable antenna & its deployment… Read More

Test Flight of indigenously developed Scramjet Engine

The testing of sub-scale demonstrator scramjet engine is envisaged as a part of technology demonstration, by mounting it on a two stage solid rocket. This test intends to demonstrate supersonic combustion in flight and evaluate the integrated functioning of the engine. The preparations for carrying out the test are underway and the test is likely to be conducted… Read More

India’s share in International Satellite Market

According to the published reports available in the public domain on the international satellite market, the average annual revenue over the last three years, is approximately $200 billion (Rs. 13 Lakh Crore), which includes the launch services market (Rs. 0.37 Lakh Crore), satellite manufacturing (Rs. 1.07 Lakh Crore), ground equipment (Rs.3.85 Lakh… Read More

Indian Navy puts its might in search ops for Missing IAF aircraft AN-32

ENC deploys two P8i Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft with advanced Electro-optics and radars, two Dornier aircraft and twelve ships with integral helicopters to join the search operations initiated to locate the Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft reported missing approx 300 km due East of Chennai this morning. The AN-32 was on a routine sortie … Read More

Navy Assistance for Yet Another Heart Transfer

The Navy yet again pitched in with timely assistance for an organ transplant emphasizing its commitment to social issues by providing a Naval Dornier for the transportation of medical team for heart harvesting and their subsequent return with the harvested heart.

On 18 Jul 16, the District Collector, Ernakulam, forwarded a request to Headquarters, Southern… Read More

IAF AN-32 plane with 29 aboard missing; Massive search operations on !

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with 29 people on board went missing over the Bay of Bengal today ,Defence Ministry sources said. The aircraft was flying from Chennai to Port Blair. Those on board included six crew members.

“The aircraft departed at 8.30 a.m. and was due at Port Blair at 11.30 a.m. The aircraft has not reached. Search operations… Read More

Allocation of Defence Budget for Modernisation

Ministry of Defence

Around 31% of the total allocation from defence services Budget estimates has been allocated for modernisation i.e. Capital Acquisition of Armed Forces.

Internal Audit of defence expenditure is routinely conducted by the Defence Accounts Department (DAD). Reports of this Internal Audit are shared with the concerned Services/ Agencies. Responses received… Read More

DRDO Restructuring

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is involved in R&D of Defence Technologies / Systems & is not directly involved in acquiring infrastructure for defence manufacturing in the country. A Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. P. Rama Rao was constituted to conduct a comprehensive review of Defence Research and Development … Read More

Construction of Strategic Railway Lines

Ministry of Railways

Government has accorded ‘in – principle’ approval for construction and undertaking Final Location Survey (FLS) of following railway lines along the India-China border…

• Missamari (Bhalukpong)-Tenga-Tawang;

• Bilaspur-Mandi-Manali-Leh;

• Pasighat-Parasuramkund-Rupai and

• North Lakhimpur-Bame (Along)-Silapathar.… Read More

Boosting indigenous Defence Production

The Defence Production Policy promulgated by Government of India aims at achieving substantive self-reliance in the design, development and production of equipment, weapon systems, platforms required for defence in as early a time frame possible; creating conditions conducive for the private industry to take an active role in this endeavour, enhancing… Read More

OROP Scheme

A Judicial Committee on OROP headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, Retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court has been appointed vide Government order dated 14.12.2015 to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP. The Committee shall make its recommendation within one year of the date of its constitution. wishes… Read More