Defence & Security

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Commences in Mombasa; Indian Naval Ship Talwar to take part
Defence & Security

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Commences in Mombasa; Indian Naval Ship Talwar to take part

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 (CE21) is being conducted from 26 July 2021 to 06 August 2021 along the East Coast of Africa. The exercise is an annual maritime exercise conducted to promote national and regional maritime security in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean. The exercise also focusses on East Africa’s coastal regions and […]

DRDO conducts successful flight test of Akash-NG Capable of intercepting high speed & agile aerial threats
Defence & Security

DRDO conducts successful flight test of Akash-NG Capable of intercepting high speed & agile aerial threats

Second successful flight test in three days Capable of intercepting high speed & agile aerial threats Force multiplier to defence capabilities of Indian Air Force Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight-test of New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 1145 hrs on […]

Beginning of a new arms race? China building silos in its north-western desert region to house ICBMs that can strike mainland USA
Defence & Security, Featured, World

Beginning of a new arms race? China building silos in its north-western desert region to house ICBMs that can strike mainland USA

A Washington Post report on Wednesday shows that China is building more than what was anticipated in the report. The Washington Post report showed large number of structures in the desert of China’s Gansu province, outside a small city called Yumen, that were identical to the ones housing missile silos at Jilantai mentioned in the US report. But while Jilantai has only 16 of each structure, the site near Yumen has nearly 145. Experts suspect that these silos are probably for China’s newest nuclear-armed missile, the DF-41.

Colonial Pipeline Hack: The Hegemony of Ransomware
Analysis, Defence & Security, Featured, North America

Colonial Pipeline Hack: The Hegemony of Ransomware

On May 7, 2021, Colonial Pipeline, an American oil pipeline system that originates in Houston, Texas, and carries gasoline and jet fuel mainly to the Southeastern United States, suffered a ransomware cyberattack that impacted computerized equipment managing the pipeline. In response, Colonial Pipeline Company halted all of the pipeline’s operations to contain the attack. The […]

IAF’s Tejas becomes World’s first Light Combat Aircraft to successfully test-fire Israeli Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile
Defence & Security

IAF’s Tejas becomes World’s first Light Combat Aircraft to successfully test-fire Israeli Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile

Enhancing its combat prowess, India’s indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has successfully added 5th generation Israeli-origin Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) under its air-to-air weapons capability. Python-5 can be launched from very short to beyond visual ranges with precise attack probability, excellent resistance to countermeasures, irrespective of evasive target maneuvers or deployment of countermeasures. […]

India’s DRDO develops Single Crystal Blades for helicopter engine application; Read why it is a critical technological achievement
Defence & Security, Science & Technology

India’s DRDO develops Single Crystal Blades for helicopter engine application; Read why it is a critical technological achievement

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed single crystal blades technology and supplied 60 of these blades to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as part of their indigenous helicopter development program for helicopter engine application. Very few countries in the world such as USA, UK, France and Russia have the capability to design and manufacture […]

India focusing on cyber defence and working on offensive cyber capabilities to counter cyber threats: CDS General Bipin Rawat
Defence & Security, National

India focusing on cyber defence and working on offensive cyber capabilities to counter cyber threats: CDS General Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that Indian defence forces are focusing on cyber defence, and working on offensive cyber capabilities as well to counter cyber threats emanating from across the border. The CDS was speaking on “Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges” at the Vivekananda […]