Archive For The “Current Affairs” Category

If IAF were to Get EA-18G Growlers, Our Enemies would be Groping in the Dark

If for other reasons, we are forced to acquire the MMRCA from international OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), as a substitute for the LCA then go for the lowest cost and size equivalent to the LCA, ” writes Prof. Prodyut Das in a highly readable critique of India’s RFI for 110 MMRCA ‘Riddle of the RFI […]

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Army needs change management

Business schools are adept at teaching change management because change is inevitable and brings turbulence in its wake. The tendency to stick to established ideas and thoughts is a human trait. While considering and then applying change is a challenging process in the business world, the sheer complexity of bringing change into as complex an […]

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INS Arihant’s Success Fitting Response To Nuclear Blackmail: PM Modi

India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, INS Arihant, has become fully operational, completing the country’s nuclear triad. With the 6,000-tonne submarine in its arsenal, India will be able to strike deep inside China’s territory, which otherwise cannot be reached by short-ranged land-based missile. Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi announced today that the submarine has completed […]

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HAL to roll out more Tejas fighters from new facility

State-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will roll out more Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas from its new production facility at Nashik in Maharashtra, a top official said. “We are setting up a new facility at Nashik to double the production of Tejas fighters to 16 from 8 per year,” HAL Chairman and Managing […]

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Indian Navy chief to seek urgent help from Russia for MiG-29Ks, the only fighter jets on INS Vikramaditya

Increasing the serviceability of the 45 MiG-29K aircraft, the only fighters on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, as well as other pending projects of the Indian Navy are topping the agenda of the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba four day visit to Russia starting today. Senior Naval officers confirmed to FE that, “The […]

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Akash NG : A Look at What India’s Next Generation SAM Could Be

Confident with the success of Akash-1 missile system DRDO is now moving full steam ahead with the development of the highly advanced Akash-NG i.e. Akash-Next Generation. In May 2018, L&T’s ‘milestone ceremony’ gave us a glimpse of new Akash missile. Using that poster we created 3D images of Akash-NG SAM. Since we had to extrapolate […]

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GSLV MkIII-D2 successfully launches GSAT-29

India’s GSAT-29 communication satellite was successfully launched by the second developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MarkIII (GSLV MkIII-D2) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. GSLV MkIII-D2 lifted off from the Second Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR at 17:08 hours (IST), carrying the 3423-kg GSAT-29 satellite. About 17 minutes later, the […]

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ISRO launches two UK radar satellites for disaster management

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched two Earth observation satellites on 16 September from Sriharikota where the Satish Dhawan Space Center is located. NovaSAR S1-4, which were developed in and will be operated from the United Kingdom, will provide Earth observation data, including for disaster and risk management. The satellites were constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, a UK-based company that, […]

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HAL to play lead role in Aero India

Defence Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman met the media at Air Force Technical College (AFTC). Alongside her was Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command in Bengaluru, who said that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will play a key role in organising next year’s Aero India. The Defence Exhibition Organisation had organised the event in the past. […]

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Shekhar Mande is new CSIR DG

The Government has appointed Dr Shekhar C Mande, the director of the Pune-based National Centre for Cell Science and a top functionary of Vijnana Bharati, a swadeshi science movement affiliated with the RSS, as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Research (DSIR). […]

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