Defence & Security

Indian Air Force tests Akash and Igla missiles
Defence & Security

Indian Air Force tests Akash and Igla missiles

The Indian Air Force carried out firing of the indigenously developed Akash missile system along with Russian short-range Igla missiles. The tests were part of a drill at air force station Suryalanka in Andhra Pradesh. The IAF tweeted that Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS) Air Marshal HS Arora witnessed the surface-to-air guided weapons firing […]

Pakistan signs MoU with China to enhance ‘defence ties’
Asia, Defence & Security

Pakistan signs MoU with China to enhance ‘defence ties’

Pakistan and China on Monday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhancement of defence cooperation between the armies of the two countries, reports Dawn. The MoU was signed during the visit of China’s Defence Minister and PLA (People’s Liberation Army) General Fenghe to Pakistan. The details of the MoU was not revealed by either […]

SIMBEX20 India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise to begin today in Andaman Sea
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SIMBEX20 India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise to begin today in Andaman Sea

PIB: Indian Navy is scheduled to host the 27th edition of India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 starting today in Andaman Sea. The bilateral exercise will continue till 25th of this month. The SIMBEX series of exercises between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy conducted annually since 1994. The exercise is aimed at […]

France declines Pakistan’s request to upgrade its Mirage fighters and Agosta Submarines
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France declines Pakistan’s request to upgrade its Mirage fighters and Agosta Submarines

The refusal is seen as a fallout of Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s personal and unsavory criticism of French President Macron’s statement on Islam. As per news reports, France has refused to help Pakistan to upgrade its fleet of Mirage fighter jets, air defence system and Agosta 90B class submarines. The HT news report also says […]

Trump in a hurry to cut US troop size to 2500 in Afghanistan and Iraq before January
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Trump in a hurry to cut US troop size to 2500 in Afghanistan and Iraq before January

Senators including Republicans have slammed the President saying that the terrorists would ‘love the idea’ President Trump who before the elections had said that he wants “all” troops home by Christmas, seems to be acting in a hurry on that front. US media reports that as per the President’s order, US troops in Afghanistan will […]

Phase 2 of MALABAR 2020 aimed at coordinated operations between the navies of Australia, India, Japan and US begins today
Defence & Security

Phase 2 of MALABAR 2020 aimed at coordinated operations between the navies of Australia, India, Japan and US begins today

The second phase of the 4-nation Naval Exercise ‘Malabar 2020’ gets underway today in the Western Indian Ocean. The exercise involving the Navies of Australia, India, Japan and US will be conducted from 17 to 20 November 2020. The Phase 1 of Exercise Malabar 2020 was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 03 to […]

Philippines set to become BrahMos Cruise Missile’s first International customer
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Philippines set to become BrahMos Cruise Missile’s first International customer

The Philippines could become the first international customer of the acclaimed BrahMos cruise missiles if everything goes as planned. The BrahMos system is a supersonic cruise missile system developed by India in collaboration with Russia. Reports say that the two countries are set to conclude the deal during a summit between PM Modi and President […]