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Monthly Archives: October, 2021

Post AUKUS Setback, France Eyes ‘Big Ticket’ Rafale Fighter Jet Sales To India, UAE

The signing of the AUKUS pact by Australia, the UK and the US has not only hurt the French defense industry’s commercial interests and...

BrahMos-II Missile: How India’s Hypersonic Missile Program Will Get A ‘Big Boost’ From Russian Technology?

Russia’s successful test launch of a new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile on July 19 has many strategic implications. One of these could be termed...

Japanese Air Force Scrambled Fighter Jets In Response To Chinese Chopper Takeoff Near Danjo Islands – Tokyo

Fighter jets of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force were scrambled in response to the takeoff of a Chinese helicopter from the deck of a...

India Could Deploy Hypersonic Missiles Earliest By 2025; Likely To Be Modelled On Russian Zircon – US Report

India and Russia have collaborated for developing an advanced version of the BrahMos cruise missile, modeled on the latter's Zircon hypersonic weapon and could...

Turkey Starts Process To Acquire F-16 Fighter Jets From The US -Turkish Defense Minister

Turkey has started the procedure to acquire F-16 fighter jets from the United States, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. Turkish President Recep...

China Says Its New ASAT Missile Can Not Only ‘Melt Down’ Enemy Satellites But Also Capture Them In Orbit

China has been working on advancing its anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) program since 2007. Recently, Chinese scientists claimed to have made yet another breakthrough in...

French Safran, British Rolls Royce Or US’ GE – Who Will Power India’s 5th-Gen Stealth Fighter Jet – AMCA?

India’s aggressive efforts to modernize and indigenize its air force are reflected in the country’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) program. Amid talks of...

US’ Hypersonic Ambitions ‘Fail To Boost’; Experts Call It ‘Ominous Signs’ After Series Of Unsuccessful Missile Tests

The latest revelation by the Pentagon that a Navy-designed hypersonic missile failed in its latest test has raised concerns in the US military circles...

As NATO-Russia Tensions Soar, US-Led Military Alliance Sees Gaping Holes In Its Air Defense Capabilities

Special Report By Alan Cunningham The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) defense ministers met on October 21 to discuss a wide array of security issues...

A Dark Chapter Of Kashmir’s History: The Day When Pakistan Plundered The ‘Paradise On Earth’

OPED By Brigadier RK Bhatia (Retd)  ‘Gar firdaus bar-rooh-e zameen ast,  Hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast’ This couplet by celebrated mystic, Sufi poet Amir Khusro describes...

China Shows Off Its ‘Fighter Jet Drones’ That Can Overwhelm Enemy Defenses; Experts Say Again Inspired By US Air Force

As China's PLA Air Force (PLAAF) showed off its J-6 fighter-turned-drone, military experts draw parallels with the US Air Force’s history of converting warplanes...

Pentagon Confirms Failed Test For Hypersonic Weapons Development, Review Initiated

The US Department of Defense had an unsuccessful test related to the development of its hypersonic weapon after a missile booster failed to work,...

After AMCA Fighter Jet Proposal, Rolls-Royce Proposes To Develop Electric Warships For Indian Navy’s ‘Fleet Of The Future’

Rolls-Royce, the aero engines, power, and propulsion systems major, has expressed interest to partner with the Indian Navy for the development of electric warships...

UK Adds Muscle Power To ‘QUAD Strategy’, Enhances Defense Ties With India To Check Chinese ‘Territorial Ambitions’

Given the increasing collaborations of Australia and the US with India as QUAD members, the UK's apparent “India-tilt” -- manifested in a series of...

US Deploys Supersonic Heavy-Duty Bombers To Asia First Time In 15 Years; UK Adds F-35B Jets Amid China Tensions

The US and allied forces have shifted their focus to the Indo-Pacific amid Chinese aggression in the region. A British carrier strike group led...

‘Grossly Outranged’ By Chinese Air-To-Air Missiles, US Accelerates Development Of New-Age Missiles For Its Fighter Jets

With the recent report of the US Air Force is upgrading its weapons for its fifth and sixth-generation aircraft, the Pentagon appears to be...

New Headache For India? China’s ‘Most-Powerful’ Missile Defense System Likely To Be Deployed Along Both LAC & LOC

Pakistan Army's air defense unit has recently inducted a variant of the Chinese-made HQ-9 surface-to-air missile system most likely to be deployed along the...

India, China To Hold Another Round Of Military Meeting Over Disputed Himalayan Border – Reports

Senior Indian and Chinese commanders will hold another meeting in October to resolve the remaining issues in the border region of Ladakh, with the...

Caught Under ‘FBI Sting Operation’, US Couple Plead Not Guilty To Espionage, Sale Of Nuclear Submarine Info – Reports

A US couple charged with espionage for the alleged sale of classified nuclear submarine intelligence to what they believed to be a foreign government...

Indian Fighter Jets Join Rafales, Typhoons & F-35s For Historic Blue Flag Drills – 1st Major Step Towards ‘Middle-East QUAD’?

The Ovda (or Uvda) airbase in Israel is hosting the 11-day 'Blue Flag' international military exercise that kicked off on October 17. The exercise...

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