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Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

15 Aug 2020

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, a sophisticated military tech developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) formed a part of his security.

Boost for armed forces: Defense ministry approves Rs.3,000cr for BrahMos

01 Dec 2018

Boost for armed forces: Defense ministry approves Rs.3,000cr for BrahMos

On Saturday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved the procurement of military equipment worth Rs. 3,000cr, reported news agency PTI.

BrahMos, world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, successfully flight tested

22 Mar 2018

BrahMos, world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, successfully flight tested

India's BrahMoS, the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, was successfully flight tested from Rajasthan's Pokhran test range today.

4 reasons why India's military preparedness is suffering

16 Mar 2018

4 reasons why India's military preparedness is suffering

Recently, Indian Army told a Parliamentary panel that even as China and Pakistan are modernizing their military, a financial crunch is deterring India from improving its combat capabilities.

#DefenseDiaries: Integration of BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft begins!

18 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Integration of BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft begins!

Following the successful test-fire of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet, India has started working on integrating BrahMos on 40 Sukhois.

India successfully tests BrahMos missile from IAF Sukhoi-30MKI jet

22 Nov 2017

India successfully tests BrahMos missile from IAF Sukhoi-30MKI jet

India has created history by successfully test-firing the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet.

#DefenseDiaries: Why is Indian Army unhappy with the Arjun tank?

13 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why is Indian Army unhappy with the Arjun tank?

Last week, the Indian Army issued a preliminary tender to global arms manufacturers for 1,770 future ready combat vehicles (FRCVs) or futuristic tanks.

Indian Army's mega Rs. 40,000cr modern weapon procurement plan finalized

29 Oct 2017

Indian Army's mega Rs. 40,000cr modern weapon procurement plan finalized

Indian Army has finalized a Rs. 40,000cr infantry modernization plan to procure new weapons to replace its aging, obsolete ones.

Facing criticism for pellet guns, CRPF looks at safer alternatives

08 Oct 2017

Facing criticism for pellet guns, CRPF looks at safer alternatives

After pellets usage in Kashmir faced heavy criticism for causing grievous injuries, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed for counter-insurgency and law and order operations in J&K has sent 21,000 rounds of less lethal, newly developed plastic bullets.

India successfully tests 'fire and forget' missile Prospina

11 Sep 2017

India successfully tests 'fire and forget' missile Prospina

India tested its indigenously-built third generation 'fire and forget' anti-tank missile, Prospina in Rajasthan.

Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China

18 Aug 2017

Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China

India and China are locked in a tense border standoff in Doklam since mid-June; experts say they are "dangerously close" to their worst military conflict.

Russia: T-90 tanks fail, India crashes out of military exercise

13 Aug 2017

Russia: T-90 tanks fail, India crashes out of military exercise

The Indian Army was disqualified from a military competition after its Russian-origin T-90 Main Battle tank failed.

Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?

12 Aug 2017

Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?

As violence is continuing to boil over in the Kashmir valley, the Army has now proposed to deploy a team of indigenously-built robots which would help fight terrorists.

India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile

02 Jun 2017

India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile

On June 2, India successfully test-fired its indigenous nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile.

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

05 May 2017

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

The Indian Army carried out a second successful test of the BrahMos Block-III Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in two days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

02 Mar 2017

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

The CBI questioned Vipin Khanna, defence consultant, in connection with the $208mn Embraer jet deal.

India tests homegrown supersonic interceptor missile

01 Mar 2017

India tests homegrown supersonic interceptor missile

India successfully conducted the second test of the supersonic missile that is a part of India's Advance Air Defence system. It was used to intercept a Prithvi missile.

India successfully test fires interceptor missile

12 Feb 2017

India successfully test fires interceptor missile

India test-fired its interceptor missile successfully off the Odisha coast.

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

08 Jan 2017

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

The CBI retrieved evidence from the US, where the Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.

Army successfully completes user-trial of Agni I

22 Nov 2016

Army successfully completes user-trial of Agni I

The army successfully completed their user trial of the Agni I nuclear capable ballistic missile; the 700km range missile was developed by the DRDO.

India tests nuclear capable missile, Prithvi-II

21 Nov 2016

India tests nuclear capable missile, Prithvi-II

India today successfully conducted trials of nuclear capable Prithvi-II missiles that have been indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization.

Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal

25 Oct 2016

Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal

To resolve the dispute over the corrupt 2008 Embraer aircraft deal, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer will pay $205 million in fines to the US Justice Department.

Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer

21 Oct 2016

Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer

The CBI has registered an FIR against a UK based NRI arms dealer, for allegedly receiving kickbacks from the 2008 Embraer Jet deal.

CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients

29 Sep 2016

CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients

The CBI disclosed that it has tracked down an individual who was paid $5.5 million by Embraer to secure the 2008 defence contract with DRDO.

Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case

11 Sep 2016

Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case

As Brazilian prosecutors and the US Justice Department began investigations into the company's alleged shady deal in India in 2008, the company is said to have set aside $200m for possible fines.

Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks

10 Sep 2016

Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks

The $210 million Embraer's 'Jet deal' with India came under scanner by the U.S. authorities for the payment of kickbacks to secure the contract.