INS Kochi launched

India’s latest addition to the Navy – warship INS Kochi, a Delhi-class destroyer, was inaugurated on Friday. This is the second warship of ‘Project 15-A’, built by Mazgaon Dock Limited. Naval Chief Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma on Friday said a serious relook at the inefficiencies of Navy is required and an indigenous warship building system…

US clears sale of E-2D Hawkeye for India

The US government cleared yet another high technology system for India, the ‘‘futuristic’’ shipboard Hawkeye E-2D aircraft for Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and battle management. The clearance has been described by diplomatic sources as a fallout of the ‘‘successful’’ visit of secretary of state Hillary Clinton and the signing of the End User Monitoring Agreement…

Sam Bahadur – RIP

A soldier’s General, Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw crafted India’s greatest military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war that created just not history, but also a new nation. Affectionately called “Sam Bahadur”, Manekshaw, 94, was the architect of many a military triumph, but his finest hour came when Pakistani forces were vanquished in…

10 years since Pokhran-2

Popular tales suggest that when Bill Clinton (the then President of US) was informed of the nuclear weapons testing by India in 1998, he banged his fist on the table and lamented that he would never be able to visit the Taj Mahal. The USA had to impose sanctions on India for the testing and…

Agni-3 ballistic missile range

Oops, looks like even Singapore is in the range of the new Agni-3 ballistic missile 😉 Click on the picture to see a bigger image. Above picture courtesy: Deccan Chronicle +++

Sea-based nuclear-capable missile K-15 test fired

*** A detailed report in India Today regarding the top secret undersea weapon “Sagarika aka K-15”, that was tested today, makes for an interesting read. India conducted its first test of a nuclear-capable missile from an undersea platform on Tuesday, completing its goal of having air, land and sea ballistic systems, the defence ministry said….

The beginning of the end of Musharraf?

The love affair between the US and Musharraf seems to be finally coming to an end as the US finds a new lover in the new Army general of Pakistan Ashraf Kiyani. Latest news points to Kiyani allowing the US troops to put their foot on the Pakistani soil in the guise of training and…

India’s military purchase continues

India and Russia have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 5th generation stealth fighter aircraft with equal financial and technological stakes. Overall development cost of the Sukhoi T-50 is in the region of US$ 10 billion. An artist’s rendering of the Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation fighter aircraft India will lease a nuclear powered Akula-II…

Panty protest against the Myanmar Junta

Women in several countries have begun sending their panties to Myanmar embassies in a culturally insulting gesture of protest against the recent brutal crackdown there, a campaign supporter said Friday. “It’s an extremely strong message in Burmese and in all Southeast Asian culture,” said Liz Hilton, who supports an activist group that launched the “Panties…

Why China will not allow democracy in Myanmar

In Burma today, not only is the Chinese government involved in mega projects (such as the oil pipeline to Kunming in Yunnan province), but the Chinese Diaspora runs everything from grocery to retail shops or restaurants in all major cities as well as in remote provincial towns. It is true that China has no problems…

Brahmos cruise missile inducted into Indian Navy

INS Rajput, 8 Other Warships To Deploy Brahmos Cruise Missiles The Indian Navy has already deployed the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on the INS Rajput, P Venugopal, director, Defence Research and Development Laboratories (DRDL) and head of the BrahMos mission told a packed audience at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Mumbai, which…

US$ 10 billion, 126 fighter planes

The world’s 4th largest air force, The Indian Air force has finally put up the Request for Proposal for 126 multi role combat aircraft. The deal is worth an estimated Rs.42,000 crores (US$ 10 billion). A Sukhoi-30MKI of No.20 Squadron armed with five R-77 Adder and six R-73E Training missiles (Bharat Rakshak) In the race…