Egypt military wants to hand over power in 6 months

CAIRO: Egypt’s ruling military council said on Tuesday it hopes to hand over power to civilian rulers, including an elected president, within six months. “The Higher Military Council expressed its hope to hand over power within six months to a civilian...

Indian Army Receives Five Dhruv ALH Mark III

New Delhi – The Indian Army can finally boast a stronger helicopter in its fleet with an upgraded version of the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) which was handed over to them recently. These new helicopters incorporate a new powerful engine which will enable...

China spurs navy fortification in Andaman

[Hindustan Times] China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean region appears to have injected new momentum in India’s efforts to fortify its farthest military outpost, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Plans are afoot to upgrade airstrips to support fighter...

As India dithers, even Malaysia puts women on warships

[TOI] At first glance, Lieutenant Farah al Habshi presents a demure picture, with a hijab around her head, even though she dons the white and blue Royal Malaysian Navy uniform. But appearances, as one learns, can be extremely deceptive. An engineer by training, a...

DRDO raises the bar, sets its sights on 5,000-km Agni-V

[The Hindu] With three consecutively successful flights of Agni-III, the missile technologists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have raised the bar: they will now busy themselves with realising Agni-V which will have a range of 5,000 km. The...

Iran opens two new missile plants

[AFP] Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi opened two new missile production plants on Saturday, just three days after Iran fired a rocket carrying live animals into space, state television reported. The plants will produce a ground-to-air missile dubbed the Qaem (Rising)...

2 yrs for Arihant’s induction in operational roles

[PTI] The indigenously-built nuclear submarine INS Arihant will take another two years to be inducted in operational roles, a top military official said. “Arihant, of course, will take about two years of trials before she is inducted in the Navy,” Navy Chief Admiral...

AGNI-III test-fired successfully

India’s longest range nuclear-capable Agni-III was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off the Orissa coast on Sunday. The more than 3,500-km range home-grown ballistic missile, believed to be most lethal of the weapon systems developed by the Defence...

India edgy as LeT eyes Maldives base

NEW DELHI: Amid serious concerns that Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has been trying to set up base in isolated islands in Maldives, India has quickened efforts for a counterterror partnership with the southern neighbour. After a meeting between...

Army to spend billions on outdated T-72 tanks

[AJAI SHUKLA] Foreign upgrade for T-72 chosen over indigenous Arjun tank.The Indian Army chief’s concern that India’s tank fleet was largely incapable of fighting at night highlighted only a part of the problem with the Russian T-72, the army’s main tank. In fact, the...

Tejas for IAF by year end

[Asian Age] The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project is on the home stretch. India’s first indigenous supersonic, multi-role fighter is now a “reality”, defence minister A.K. Antony declared on Tuesday, virtually putting a stamp of approval on the aircraft by...

Indian fighter jets to be armed with BrahMos missiles

SINGAPORE: India’s fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighter jets could be armed with BrahMos missiles by 2012, the vice president of the Irkut Corporation said at the Singapore Airshow 2010. The corporation is a prime contractor in manufacturing the Su-30MKI...
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