Ten facts about the Tejas LCA: you probably didn’t know

Ten facts about the Tejas LCA * It was in 1984 that the government of India first moved decisively to kick-start the process to build an indigenous aircraft. Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) was set up by the government to develop the programme. * In 1986, Rs 575 crores were allocated by the then government towards […]

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In strategic shift, India building its Navy to become maritime power: US expert

In an emerging strategic transformation, India is now considering itself as maritime power and building up its navy to meet that challenge after having thought of itself for a long time as a land power, according to a former senior US diplomat who is a leading expert on South Asia. India increasingly sees its role across the […]

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Indian Navy wants the Latest Technologies for its Future Aircraft Carriers

The Indian Navy is considering the latest technologies for its future aircraft carriers, and has sought “a go-ahead” from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a design feasibility study to look at “the latest advances in this field.” Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba told India Strategic in an interview and media interaction that […]

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The Coming India-Russia Split

The Russian-Indian partnership has experienced an upward trend in the past years. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoy cordial relations, meet regularly, hold telephone conversations, and seek ways to boost further bilateral trade. Although the official presentation of mutual ties seems cloudless, fundamental shifts are happening behind the curtains. The previous year […]

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India unveils Pratyush, its fastest supercomputer yet

India’s supercomputing prowess moved up several notches Monday after it unveiled Pratyush, an array of computers that can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops. One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second and is a reflection of the computing capacity of a system. According to a statement by the Indian Institute […]

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Centre okays construction of 14,000 bunkers along LoC, IB

Over 14,000 community and individual bunkers would be constructed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) for border residents facing Pakistani shelling in Jammu division, officials said today. While 7298 bunkers would be constructed along the LoC in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, 7162 underground bunkers would be constructed […]

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Indian Navy to exhibit maritime prowess along west coast

Indian Navy will showcase its operational prowess during a major event, starting tomorrow, along the western coast of the country. The inaugural ceremony of the drill will be attended by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “In the programme, more than ten ships, including the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, a submarine and various naval aircraft will […]

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India Could Become a Military Powerhouse Thanks to Russia and Israel

India has begun the new year by announcing a pair of major military buys from Israel and Russia. India’s Defense Minister Raksha Mantri announced the deals in a press release on January 2. In the statement, the defense minister said that India was purchasing 240 precision-guided bombs from Rosoboronexport, a Russian state firm, for a […]

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India-Israel Cooperation Accelerates in Various Defence Sector

The Israeli defense industries have been actively participating in the Make in India initiative launched in 2014 and in other initiatives many years before. Towards the forthcoming visit to India of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, scheduled to start on January 14th, it is worth over-viewing the various aspects of this technological partnership, characterized during […]

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India is well on its way to be a global power: Former US diplomat

Weeks after the Trump Administration described India as a “leading global power”, a former Obama Administration diplomat in a book released today said that more than at any time over the past quarter-century, the country is well on its way to global power. “We are witnessing a country chart its course to power, and explicitly […]

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