DRDO Successfully Conducts Flight Tests of VSHORADS Missile

DRDO Successfully Conducts Flight Tests of VSHORADS Missile

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) achieved a significant milestone by conducting two successful flight tests of the Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile. These tests, conducted at the Integrated Test Range off Odisha's Chandipur on February 28 and 29, demonstrated the missile's capability to intercept and destroy high-speed unmanned aerial targets under various scenarios. The VSHORADS missile, developed as a Man Portable Air Defence System (MANPAD) by the Research Centre Imarat (RCI) in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories and industry partners, features advanced technologies including a dual thrust solid motor, miniaturized Reaction Control System (RCS), and integrated avionics. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commended DRDO, the Army, and associated industries for their contributions, emphasizing the technological boost the missile will provide to the Armed Forces.
Joint Military Exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’ Commences Between Indian Army and Japan Ground Self Defence Force

Joint Military Exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’ Commences Between Indian Army and Japan Ground Self Defence Force

The 5th edition of the annual Joint Military Exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN’ has begun at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan, India, involving the Indian Army and the Japan Ground Self Defence Force. Running from February 25 to March 9, 2024, the exercise aims to enhance military cooperation and combined capabilities for joint operations in semi-urban environments under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. Tactical drills including establishing temporary bases, conducting search operations, and heliborne exercises are planned. Lieutenant General TOGASHI Yuichi of the Japan Ground Self Defence Force is expected to visit during the exercise, furthering inter-operability and bilateral relations between the two nations.
Diplomatic Tensions and Maritime Security Concerns Surround Trilateral Coast Guard Exercise

Diplomatic Tensions and Maritime Security Concerns Surround Trilateral Coast Guard Exercise

The trilateral coast guard exercise Dosti 16, involving India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, has been overshadowed by diplomatic tensions and maritime security concerns. The presence of a Chinese vessel, Xiang Yang Hong 3, near the exercise area raised questions about espionage and regional stability. Despite Indian warnings, the Maldives permitted the vessel's entry, reflecting shifting diplomatic alliances. This occurs amidst strained relations between India and the Maldives due to President Mohamed Muizzu's pro-China stance. The exercise aims to enhance operational capabilities and foster cooperation but occurs in a complex geopolitical context.
Chinook Helicopter Makes Precautionary Landing in Punjab

Chinook Helicopter Makes Precautionary Landing in Punjab

A Chinook helicopter of the Indian Air Force encountered a technical issue during a routine flying sortie near Punjab's Barnala, necessitating a precautionary landing in an open field. Both the crew and the helicopter emerged unharmed, with a recovery team promptly dispatched to the site. An inquiry by the Indian Air Force is underway to determine the cause of the technical snag. This incident draws attention to the reliability and operational challenges faced by heavy-lift helicopters like the Chinook, despite reassurances from Boeing's India chief regarding the Indian Air Force's fleet.
DRDO carries out successful flight trials of High-speed Expendable Aerial Target ‘ABHYAS’ from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur

DRDO carries out successful flight trials of High-speed Expendable Aerial Target ‘ABHYAS’ from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) recently conducted four successful flight trials of the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) - ABHYAS at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha, from January 30 to February 02, 2024. Utilizing a revised robust configuration with a single booster designed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad, the trials achieved various mission objectives, including safe booster release and launcher clearance. The ABHYAS system, designed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), boasts features such as autonomous flying, indigenously developed autopilot, and Radar Cross Section for realistic threat scenarios. The successful validation of critical parameters like speed, endurance, and range positions ABHYAS as a cost-effective and minimally logistical alternative. Production readiness with agencies like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Defence, coupled with export potential, makes ABHYAS a significant advancement in aerial target systems. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Armed Forces, and the Industry for this achievement, while Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat expressed appreciation for the teams involved in the design, development, and testing of the system.
INS Sandhayak, first Survey Vessel Large ship, commissioned into Indian Navy in the presence of Raksha Mantri in Visakhapatnam

INS Sandhayak, first Survey Vessel Large ship, commissioned into Indian Navy in the presence of Raksha Mantri in Visakhapatnam

The Indian Navy marked a significant milestone with the commissioning of INS Sandhayak, the first Survey Vessel Large (SVL) ship, on February 3, 2024. The ceremony, attended by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, highlighted the vessel's primary role in conducting hydrographic surveys for safe marine navigation and its secondary capability for various naval operations. Rajnath Singh emphasized the strategic importance of ocean exploration, India's commitment to combat piracy, and the Navy's role in ensuring peace in the Indo-Pacific region. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar highlighted the growing significance of ocean surveys for naval operations and the ongoing efforts to build a self-reliant naval force. INS Sandhayak, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and featuring over 80% indigenous content, showcases India's prowess in warship design and construction, contributing to the nation's maritime interests and capabilities.
EXERCISE VAYUSHAKTI-2024

EXERCISE VAYUSHAKTI-2024

The Indian Air Force is set to conduct Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 on 17 February 2024, marking a significant continuation of the series with the last edition held on 16 February 2019. This riveting demonstration will exhibit the offensive and defensive capabilities of the IAF, featuring joint operations with the Indian Army. The exercise will witness the participation of 121 aircraft, including indigenous models like Tejas, Prachand, and Dhruv, as well as internationally acclaimed aircraft such as Rafale, Mirage-2000, Sukhoi-30 MKI, and more. Indigenous Surface to Air Weapon systems Akash and Samar will showcase their ability to track and eliminate intruding aircraft. Emphasizing precision and range, the exercise aims to highlight the IAF's capability to deliver weapons accurately and with devastating effect, even while operating from multiple air bases. Special operations involving the IAF transport and helicopter fleets, including elite forces like the Garuds and elements of the Indian Army, will also be a prominent feature of the showcase.
India-Saudi Arabia Joint Military Exercise ‘SADA TANSEEQ’ Kicks Off in Rajasthan

India-Saudi Arabia Joint Military Exercise ‘SADA TANSEEQ’ Kicks Off in Rajasthan

The inaugural edition of the India-Saudi Arabia Joint Military Exercise, named 'SADA TANSEEQ,' has commenced at Mahajan, Rajasthan. Running from January 29 to February 10, 2024, the exercise involves a contingent of 45 personnel from both the Royal Saudi Land Forces and the Indian Army's Brigade of the Guards (Mechanised Infantry). The primary objective is to train troops for Joint Operations in Semi Desert terrain, emphasizing Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. The exercise focuses on sharing best practices in sub-conventional operations and includes activities such as Mobile Vehicle Check Post establishment, Cordon & Search Operation, House Intervention Drill, Reflex Shooting, Slithering, and Sniper Firing. Beyond military objectives, 'SADA TANSEEQ' aims to strengthen the bond between contingents, elevate defence cooperation, and foster bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia.
Indian Navy’s INS Sumitra Successfully Rescues Hijacked Fishermen in Anti-Piracy Operation

Indian Navy’s INS Sumitra Successfully Rescues Hijacked Fishermen in Anti-Piracy Operation

The Indian Navy's INS Sumitra effectively executed an anti-piracy operation, rescuing fishermen who were hijacked by Somalian pirates along the East coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden. Responding to a distress call regarding the Iranian-flagged Fishing Vessel (FV) Iman, INS Sumitra intercepted the vessel and, following established protocols, ensured the safe release of the 17-member crew. The fishing vessel was subsequently sanitized and released for onward transit. This successful mission underscores the Indian Navy's commitment to maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.
India Announces Plans to Fence Myanmar Border and Reevaluate Free Movement Regime

India Announces Plans to Fence Myanmar Border and Reevaluate Free Movement Regime

In a significant development, Home Minister Amit Shah declared at a passing out parade in Guwahati that the 1,643 km India-Myanmar border would soon be fenced. The decision aims to enhance security and regulate cross-border movements. Additionally, Shah mentioned the reconsideration of the Free Movement Regime (FMR) agreement with Myanmar, which allowed border residents to travel up to 16 km inside each other's country without a visa. The move comes in the context of historical complexities, security concerns, and regional conflicts, with particular attention to the recent ethnic violence in Manipur. The decision has elicited mixed reactions from states like Mizoram and Nagaland, emphasizing the importance of historical ties and potential consequences for the region.
India’s Defense Advancements: BrahMos Missile Exports, DRDO Contracts, and Future Plans

India’s Defense Advancements: BrahMos Missile Exports, DRDO Contracts, and Future Plans

India takes a significant leap in defense collaboration as it prepares to export BrahMos supersonic cruise missile systems to the Philippines. Valued at USD 375 million, this marks the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) largest-ever defense contract with a foreign nation. The first set of BrahMos missile systems is expected to reach the Philippines by March, enhancing India's role in global defense partnerships.
India and Kyrgyzstan Strengthen Defense Ties Through KHANJAR: 11th Edition of Joint Special Forces Exercise Commences

India and Kyrgyzstan Strengthen Defense Ties Through KHANJAR: 11th Edition of Joint Special Forces Exercise Commences

In a strategic move to enhance bilateral military cooperation and counter-terrorism capabilities, India and Kyrgyzstan have launched the joint special forces exercise "Khanjar" in the picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. The rigorous training aims to foster interoperability between the two nations' elite military units, fostering a stronger defense partnership in the face of evolving security challenges.
Japan Secures Strategic Defense Partnership with US, Agrees to Purchase 400 Long-Range Missiles

Japan Secures Strategic Defense Partnership with US, Agrees to Purchase 400 Long-Range Missiles

In a significant move to bolster its national defense capabilities, Japan has entered into a landmark agreement with the United States to acquire 400 state-of-the-art long-range missiles. The deal, finalized after months of negotiations, underscores the strengthening alliance between the two nations and aims to enhance Japan's security posture amid evolving regional challenges.
India and Thailand Strengthen Naval Ties with Maiden Bilateral Exercise and 36th Coordinated Patrol

India and Thailand Strengthen Naval Ties with Maiden Bilateral Exercise and 36th Coordinated Patrol

In a significant display of maritime cooperation, the Indian Navy and Royal Thai Navy recently conducted their inaugural bilateral exercise, coinciding with the 36th edition of the Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol. The joint naval maneuvers marked a milestone in the diplomatic relations between the two nations, fostering collaboration in ensuring regional security and maritime stability.
President Murmu and Prime Minister Modi Extend Heartfelt Wishes to Indian Army on Army Day

President Murmu and Prime Minister Modi Extend Heartfelt Wishes to Indian Army on Army Day

In a show of solidarity and appreciation, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi came together to convey their heartfelt wishes to the valiant soldiers of the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day. Recognizing the unwavering commitment and sacrifice of the armed forces, the leaders expressed their gratitude and admiration for the exemplary service rendered by the brave men and women in uniform.
INS Kabra Strengthens Maritime Ties with Colombo Port Visit

INS Kabra Strengthens Maritime Ties with Colombo Port Visit

In a strategic move to enhance maritime cooperation and strengthen diplomatic ties, the Indian Navy's patrol vessel, INS Kabra, has docked in Colombo, marking a significant step towards fostering collaboration in the naval domain. The port visit is expected to facilitate mutual understanding and cooperation between India and Sri Lanka, contributing to the overall stability and security of the region.
DRDO Unveils Cutting-Edge Indigenous Assault Rifle ‘Ugram’ to Strengthen India’s Armed Forces

DRDO Unveils Cutting-Edge Indigenous Assault Rifle ‘Ugram’ to Strengthen India’s Armed Forces

In a significant stride towards self-reliance in defense manufacturing, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully launched the 'Ugram' assault rifle. Designed and developed entirely in India, the state-of-the-art rifle is poised to bolster the capabilities of the country's armed forces with its advanced features and precision engineering.
Eye in the Sky: Israel Launches “Sky Dew” Blimp to Monitor Lebanese Border

Eye in the Sky: Israel Launches “Sky Dew” Blimp to Monitor Lebanese Border

Soaring over the volatile Israel-Lebanon frontier, a technological marvel takes flight: the "Sky Dew" blimp. This behemoth of the skies isn't just a majestic sight; it's Israel's latest weapon in the ongoing monitoring of Hezbollah activities. Equipped with advanced radar systems, Sky Dew promises to provide unprecedented aerial surveillance, potentially shaping the delicate balance of power in the region.
Germany Faces Mounting Calls to Deploy Taurus Missiles in Support of Ukraine

Germany Faces Mounting Calls to Deploy Taurus Missiles in Support of Ukraine

As tensions rise in Eastern Europe, Germany finds itself at the center of international pressure to provide military aid to Ukraine. Calls for the deployment of Taurus missiles, known for their precision and long-range capabilities, are growing louder amid concerns over regional security. The spotlight is on Germany as diplomatic efforts intensify to address the escalating situation.
Navy’s IFC-IOR Steers Response to Hijacking Crisis

Navy’s IFC-IOR Steers Response to Hijacking Crisis

The Indian Navy's Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) may not have fired a shot, but their behind-the-scenes teamwork proved critical in resolving a recent vessel hijacking. By coordinating between the Navy and ship owner, they kept information flowing and facilitated a successful response.
India’s Akash Missile System Shines in Multi-Target Engagement at Astrashakti 2023

India’s Akash Missile System Shines in Multi-Target Engagement at Astrashakti 2023

During the recent Astrashakti 2023 air force exercise, India's indigenously developed Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) system demonstrated its impressive multi-target capability, successfully engaging and eliminating four unmanned aerial targets simultaneously. This marks a significant milestone for India's defense technology and positions the Akash system as a formidable contender in the global arms market.
Indian Navy Strengthens Capabilities with INS Sandhayak

Indian Navy Strengthens Capabilities with INS Sandhayak

On India's Navy Day, the country's sea force received a major boost with the induction of INS Sandhayak, the largest survey vessel ever built in the nation. The 110-meter-long warship is the first of four advanced Survey Vessels (Large) being built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).
Defense Sector Gets ₹2.23 Lakh Crore Boost: Upgraded Jets, Artillery Guns, and Helicopters for Indian Forces

Defense Sector Gets ₹2.23 Lakh Crore Boost: Upgraded Jets, Artillery Guns, and Helicopters for Indian Forces

In a significant move to bolster India's defense capabilities, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved a series of capital acquisition proposals worth ₹2.23 lakh crore. The approved acquisitions include 97 additional Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, 156 Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) Prachand, along with upgraded Sukhoi-30 fighter jets and new artillery guns for the Indian Army.
ICGS Sajag Embarks on Overseas Deployment to West Asia, Arrives in Oman

ICGS Sajag Embarks on Overseas Deployment to West Asia, Arrives in Oman

The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sajag arrived in Muscat, Oman, on November 29, 2023, marking the commencement of its overseas deployment to West Asia. The three-day visit aims to strengthen maritime cooperation, foster friendly relations, and promote interoperability with the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG) and other maritime agencies in the region.
NCC Marks 75 Years of Instilling Discipline and Patriotism

NCC Marks 75 Years of Instilling Discipline and Patriotism

The National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world, commemorated its 75th anniversary on November 26, 2023. Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane paid homage to the fallen heroes at the National War Memorial in New Delhi, honoring their sacrifices and contributions to the nation's security.
Iran’s Fattah-2 Hypersonic Missile: A Game Changer in West Asia?

Iran’s Fattah-2 Hypersonic Missile: A Game Changer in West Asia?

Iran's recent unveiling of its Fattah-2 hypersonic missile has sent shockwaves through the West Asian region. The missile's advanced capabilities and potential to evade air defense systems pose a significant threat to regional powers, particularly Israel. However, it also raises concerns about a potential arms race in the region.
Indian Armed Forces Contingent Embarks on Joint Military Exercise “AUSTRAHIND-23”

Indian Armed Forces Contingent Embarks on Joint Military Exercise “AUSTRAHIND-23”

In a testament to the growing strategic partnership between India and Australia, an Indian Armed Forces contingent departed for the second edition of the joint military exercise “AUSTRAHIND-23”. The exercise, scheduled to take place from November 22 to December 6, 2023, will focus on enhancing interoperability and fostering collaborative partnerships between the two militaries.
India and Sri Lanka Launch Joint Military Exercise MITRA SHAKTI – 2023

India and Sri Lanka Launch Joint Military Exercise MITRA SHAKTI – 2023

In a collaborative effort to enhance defense cooperation and strengthen bilateral relations, the joint military exercise "MITRA SHAKTI – 2023" between India and Sri Lanka commenced today. The exercise aims to improve interoperability, rehearsing various tactical operations, including counter-terrorist maneuvers, heliborne operations, and the use of advanced technologies.
Indian Armed Forces Execute Exercise Trishakti Prahari, Demonstrating Unprecedented Synergy for Future Conflicts

Indian Armed Forces Execute Exercise Trishakti Prahari, Demonstrating Unprecedented Synergy for Future Conflicts

In a resounding display of military prowess, the Indian Armed Forces successfully conducted Exercise Trishakti Prahari, a strategic initiative aimed at honing inter-service collaboration and preparedness for potential future conflicts. The exercise showcased seamless integration among the Army, Navy, and Air Force, underscoring India's commitment to maintaining a robust defense infrastructure.
India to Begin Local Production of Russian Igla-S MANPADS

India to Begin Local Production of Russian Igla-S MANPADS

India is set to strengthen its air defense capabilities by acquiring Igla-S anti-aircraft missiles from its primary weapons supplier, Russia. The agreement, confirmed by Russian state news agency TASS, involves the procurement and licensed production of Igla-S hand-held anti-aircraft missiles. This move comes amid growing tensions in the region and India's ongoing efforts to modernize its military.
CRPF withdraws CoBRA force from Kashmir amid internal divisions

CRPF withdraws CoBRA force from Kashmir amid internal divisions

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has withdrawn its elite CoBRA force from Jammu and Kashmir, following objections from some senior officials of the paramilitary force. The move has highlighted the internal divisions within the CRPF and raised questions about the government's strategy for dealing with the Maoist insurgency.
Army chief visits Siachen base camp

Army chief visits Siachen base camp

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Army Chief Gen. Manoj Pande visited the Siachen Base Camp and forward posts on the Siachen Glacier. The Siachen Glacier is the highest militarised zone in the world, located at a height of around 20,000 ft in the Karakoram range. Avalanches and landslides are common on the glacier during the winters, and temperatures can drop to as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius.
Indian Army Launches 'Project Udbhav' to Revive Ancient Statecraft and Military Wisdom

Indian Army Launches ‘Project Udbhav’ to Revive Ancient Statecraft and Military Wisdom

The Indian Army has introduced 'Project Udbhav,' a visionary initiative aimed at exploring the deep-rooted Indian heritage of statecraft and strategic knowledge found in ancient Indian texts. This project aligns with a broader government effort to encourage "Indianisation" across multiple sectors, and by focusing on ancient Indian philosophy, it seeks to enhance contemporary military practices and address modern security challenges.
Indian Military Heritage Festival 2022-2023: Commemorating India's Rich Military Legacy

Indian Military Heritage Festival 2022-2023: Commemorating India’s Rich Military Legacy

The Indian Military Heritage Festival at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi, inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande, paid homage to India's military history while seeking to inspire the nation's youth. Hosted by the United Service Institution of India (USI), this annual event showcased India's ancient civilization, self-reliance in defense, and modern military discourse.
Indian Army Achieves Gold Medal Victory at 2023 Cambrian Patrol Competition

Indian Army Achieves Gold Medal Victory at 2023 Cambrian Patrol Competition

The Indian Army has made its mark on the world stage by securing a gold medal at the prestigious Cambrian Patrol Competition in 2023, held in Wales, UK. The competition, often dubbed the "Olympics of Military Patrolling," featured the remarkable performance of an elite team from the 3/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force), solidifying the Indian Army's reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the international military arena.
United Service Institution of India to Host Inaugural Indian Military Heritage Festival

United Service Institution of India to Host Inaugural Indian Military Heritage Festival

The United Service Institution of India (USI), India's oldest think tank, is set to make history by hosting the first-ever Indian Military Heritage Festival (IMHF) on October 21 and 22. This groundbreaking event aims to illuminate India's rich military history, contemporary security challenges, and the pursuit of self-reliance in military capabilities through the Atmanirbhar Bharat programs.
Indian Air Force Marks Its 91st Anniversary with Historic Celebrations

Indian Air Force Marks Its 91st Anniversary with Historic Celebrations

The Indian Air Force (IAF) commemorated its 91st anniversary with a series of historic events at the Bamrauli Air Force Station in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The celebration included the unveiling of a new IAF ensign, the participation of the first-ever woman officer to command the Air Force Day Parade, Group Captain Shaliza Dhami, and various other noteworthy milestones.
Indian Navy's '360 Degree Appraisal Mechanism' Revolutionizes Personnel Evaluation

Indian Navy’s ‘360 Degree Appraisal Mechanism’ Revolutionizes Personnel Evaluation

The Indian Navy, renowned for its commitment to excellence, has embarked on a transformative journey with the introduction of the '360 Degree Appraisal Mechanism.' This initiative marks a significant shift in personnel evaluation, emphasizing the vital contributions of both male and female personnel in white uniforms while fostering their professional and personal growth.
Indian Air Force to Retire MiG-21 Fighter Jets and Embrace Indigenous LCA Mark 1A

Indian Air Force to Retire MiG-21 Fighter Jets and Embrace Indigenous LCA Mark 1A

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is embarking on a significant modernization journey by phasing out its aging MiG-21 fighter jets and adopting the homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark 1A. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari made this announcement during a press conference in Delhi ahead of the Air Force Day celebrations, signaling a historic shift in the IAF's operational capabilities.
CRPF's 'Yashasvini' All-Female Bikers' Expedition: A Journey of Empowerment and Resilience

CRPF’s ‘Yashasvini’ All-Female Bikers’ Expedition: A Journey of Empowerment and Resilience

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched an extraordinary initiative to empower women through an all-female bikers' expedition rally called 'Yashasvini,' commencing from Srinagar and concluding in Gujarat. This empowering journey, celebrating women's strength and determination, was inaugurated by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, at the iconic Ghanta Ghar near Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
IAF Takes Delivery of Its First Dornier Do-228 Aircraft from HAL

IAF Takes Delivery of Its First Dornier Do-228 Aircraft from HAL

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has welcomed its inaugural Dornier Do-228 aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), marking a significant milestone in India's indigenous aviation capability. The acquisition enhances the IAF's fleet with a versatile and domestically manufactured aircraft designed for various missions.
Indian Naval Ships, Submarine, and LRMP Aircraft Reach Singapore to Participate in SIMBEX-23

Indian Naval Ships, Submarine, and LRMP Aircraft Reach Singapore to Participate in SIMBEX-23

Indian naval prowess takes center stage as a flotilla of naval assets, including ships, a submarine, and Long-Range Maritime Patrol (LRMP) aircraft, arrive in Singapore to partake in the eagerly awaited SIMBEX-23 (Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise). This joint exercise marks a significant milestone in strengthening maritime cooperation between the two nations.
BAE Systems and Larsen & Toubro Forge Transformative Partnership to Revolutionize Indian Defense

BAE Systems and Larsen & Toubro Forge Transformative Partnership to Revolutionize Indian Defense

A groundbreaking collaboration between global defense and security company BAE Systems and India's industrial giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is poised to reshape the landscape of Indian defense. This strategic alliance aims to introduce the world-renowned Articulated All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV) known as the 'BvS10' to the Indian armed forces, promising enhanced capabilities and heightened defense preparedness, all within the 'Make in India' program.
BRO Initiates Construction of World's Highest Fighter Airfield in Ladakh

BRO Initiates Construction of World’s Highest Fighter Airfield in Ladakh

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is embarking on a groundbreaking project to build the world's highest fighter airfield in Nyoma, Ladakh. The foundation stone for this ambitious endeavor will be laid by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 12, 2023, at the Devak Bridge in Jammu. This initiative reflects BRO's unwavering commitment to bolstering India's defense capabilities in a strategically vital region.
India and France Strengthen Maritime Ties through Varuna-23 Naval Exercise

India and France Strengthen Maritime Ties through Varuna-23 Naval Exercise

The Indian and French Navies have successfully concluded Phase II of the 21st edition of the Varuna naval exercise, Varuna-23. This joint naval endeavor, held in the Arabian Sea, not only reflects the rich maritime traditions of both nations but also underscores their commitment to bolstering military capabilities, enhancing interoperability, and fostering regional peace and stability.
IAF's Training Exercise "Trishul" Commences

IAF’s Training Exercise “Trishul” Commences

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated its highly anticipated training exercise, "Trishul," designed to enhance the preparedness and operational capabilities of its aircrew and ground personnel. This exercise promises to strengthen the IAF's readiness and responsiveness in safeguarding the nation's airspace.
India's New Warship "Mahendragiri" Set to Grace the Waters as it Launches in Mumbai on September 1

India’s New Warship “Mahendragiri” Set to Grace the Waters as it Launches in Mumbai on September 1

Get ready for a significant leap in India's naval capabilities as the nation prepares to launch its latest pride, the state-of-the-art warship named "Mahendragiri." With its unveiling scheduled for September 1 in the bustling city of Mumbai, the launch event promises to mark a new era in India's maritime prowess. The warship's advanced features and cutting-edge technology are poised to elevate India's naval defense capabilities to new heights.
Indian Air Force Enhances Surveillance and Strike Capabilities with New Heron Mark-2 Drones

Indian Air Force Enhances Surveillance and Strike Capabilities with New Heron Mark-2 Drones

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has introduced its advanced Heron Mark-2 drones, equipped with strike capabilities and border surveillance capabilities, bolstering its strategic capabilities along the China and Pakistan borders. With the deployment of four Heron Mark-2 drones at a forward air base in the northern sector, the IAF's surveillance prowess takes a significant leap. These drones are expected to play a pivotal role in diverse missions, including intelligence gathering, border patrolling, counter-insurgency operations, and real-time support for combat aircraft. Here's a comprehensive look at the capabilities and impact of the Heron Mark-2 drones on the IAF's operational landscape.
Enhanced Military Capabilities: India's Swathi Mountains Radar Joins Arsenal

Enhanced Military Capabilities: India’s Swathi Mountains Radar Joins Arsenal

The Indian Army has welcomed a new addition to its array of technological advancements - the "Swathi Mountains" radar, a compact yet robust version of the indigenous Weapon Locating Radar (WLR-M). Developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Bengaluru, this advanced radar system promises to revolutionize military operations, particularly in challenging terrains. Exploring the intricacies of this cutting-edge technology reveals its potential to reshape modern warfare strategies.
Malabar Naval Exercises: Strengthening Maritime Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific

Malabar Naval Exercises: Strengthening Maritime Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific

The highly anticipated Malabar series of naval exercises, uniting the naval forces of India, Japan, the United States, and Australia, is set to commence along Australia's eastern coast. With a renewed focus on anti-submarine warfare capabilities, these exercises highlight the commitment of the Quad countries to bolstering maritime security and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Explore the objectives, participants, and evolving nature of these joint drills.
Unveiling 'Neerakshi': India's Revolutionary Autonomous Underwater Mine Detection Vehicle

Unveiling ‘Neerakshi’: India’s Revolutionary Autonomous Underwater Mine Detection Vehicle

In a groundbreaking collaboration between Kolkata-based warship manufacturer Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd and MSME entity AEPL, the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) named 'Neerakshi' has emerged as a pioneering innovation. This state-of-the-art AUV, designed to revolutionize mine detection capabilities, has been officially introduced. The term "Neerakshi," which translates to "Eyes in the Water," encapsulates its mission to enhance maritime security. With user trials scheduled by the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, and Army, 'Neerakshi' is poised to redefine underwater operations before entering the commercial sphere.
Indian Air Force Acquires Long-Range Israeli Spike NLOS Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

Indian Air Force Acquires Long-Range Israeli Spike NLOS Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has recently taken delivery of advanced air-launched Spike Non Line of Sight (NLOS) Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) from Israel, enhancing its precision strike capabilities. The versatile Spike NLOS missiles, with their impressive range and diverse configurations, are set to be integrated into Russian-origin Mi-17V5 helicopters, contributing to India's defense capabilities.
Induction of Indigenous Nag ATGM and Dhruvastra Missile into Indian Army and Air Force

Induction of Indigenous Nag ATGM and Dhruvastra Missile into Indian Army and Air Force

India's homegrown Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) and the variant of the HELINA Weapon System, named 'Dhruvastra,' have successfully passed rigorous trials and are poised for integration into the Indian army and Indian Air Force (IAF). Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), these advanced missiles mark a significant advancement in India's defense capabilities. The Nag ATGM boasts exceptional surface-to-air capabilities, while the Dhruvastra serves as a potent air-to-surface asset.
Indian Army Implements Uniform Standardization for Senior Officers to Foster Unity and Equality

Indian Army Implements Unified Uniform Regulations for Senior Officers

The Indian Army has undertaken a significant initiative to standardize and unify the uniform regulations for senior officers of the rank of Brigadier and above. This move reflects the Army's commitment to fostering a collective identity while preserving its ethos of fairness and diversity. The decision follows extensive discussions and consultations, aiming to establish a cohesive leadership and a shared sense of duty among high-ranking officials.
CRPF Celebrates 85th Raising Day: Honoring Courage, Commitment, and Service

CRPF Celebrates 85th Raising Day: Honoring Courage, Commitment, and Service

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commemorates its 85th Raising Day on 27th July 2023, honoring its extraordinary contributions in safeguarding India's unity, integrity, and sovereignty. As the nation's largest Central Armed Police Force operating under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the CRPF reaffirms its dedication to protecting the country through a series of events, including a parade, wreath-laying ceremony, blood donation camp, and cultural performances.
Unveiling of National Martyr's Memorial and Railway Security Museum by Railway Protection Force (RPF) Director General

Unveiling of National Martyr’s Memorial and Railway Security Museum by Railway Protection Force (RPF) Director General

Shri Sanjay Chander, Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF), inaugurated the National Martyr's Memorial and National Museum for Railway Security at Jagjivan RPF Academy in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The memorial honors 1014 martyred RPF personnel, while the museum offers a comprehensive exploration of the RPF's history, accomplishments, and responsibilities. The event also included the unveiling of a War Trophy T-55 tank and other significant additions to the academy campus.
Australia and United States Launch 10th Edition of Exercise Talisman Sabre

Australia and United States Launch 10th Edition of Exercise Talisman Sabre

Australia and the United States have officially commenced the tenth edition of Exercise Talisman Sabre with a grand opening ceremony on-board HMAS Canberra. This year's exercise is the largest ever in terms of geographical area and the number of participating partners, involving 13 nations across sea, land, air, cyber, and space domains. With a primary focus on enhancing interoperability and fostering strong relationships among the military forces, the exercise will encompass various field training exercises, amphibious landings, ground force manoeuvres, air combat, and maritime operations.
India Transfers Decommissioned Corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam People’s Navy

India Transfers Decommissioned Corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam People’s Navy

In a significant moment for India-Vietnam defense cooperation, the Indian Naval Ship Kirpan, a corvette that served the Indian Navy for 32 years, has been decommissioned and officially handed over to the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN). This historic occasion marks the first time India has transferred a fully operational corvette to a foreign nation, signifying the deepening ties between the two countries in the realm of defense and maritime security.
Indian Navy Launches Second Edition of G20 THINQ Quiz for Youth

Indian Navy Launches Second Edition of G20 THINQ Quiz for Youth

The Indian Navy, in collaboration with the Navy Welfare and Wellness Association (NWWA) and the G20 Secretariat, has introduced the second edition of the "G20 THINQ" quiz. This unique initiative aims to unite youth from diverse regions and foster enduring friendships, embracing the spirit of 'Vasudaiva Kutumbakam' – World is One Family. The quiz offers an enriching experience for students studying in Classes IX to XII and their equivalents, both nationally and internationally, allowing them to showcase their knowledge and intellect while promoting a sense of patriotism and national pride.
Reviving India's Ancient Shipbuilding Technique: The Tankai Method

Reviving India’s Ancient Shipbuilding Technique: The Tankai Method

The Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy have joined forces in a momentous collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to breathe new life into the age-old shipbuilding practice known as the 'stitched shipbuilding method' or 'Tankai method.' This ancient technique involves skillfully stitching together wooden planks to construct ships, eschewing the use of nails, resulting in ships with enhanced flexibility and durability, making them less susceptible to damage from shoals and sandbars. The project's significance goes beyond mere construction; its aim is to rekindle maritime memory and instill a sense of pride in India's rich maritime heritage among its people, while also fostering cultural connections with Indian Ocean littoral countries. By meticulously documenting and cataloging the project, valuable information will be preserved for future generations, serving as a testament to India's cultural legacy and ancient seafaring traditions.
Argentina and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Strengthen Ties for Helicopter Acquisition

Argentina and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Strengthen Ties for Helicopter Acquisition

The Defence Minister of Argentina, Jorge Taiana, embarked on a significant visit to Bengaluru, culminating in the signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The LoI aims to foster cooperation between the two parties for the acquisition of Light and Medium Utility Helicopters, bolstering Argentina's armed forces. This commitment signifies a productive collaboration between HAL and the Ministry of Defence of The Republic of Argentina, reflecting the evolving Strategic Partnership between the two nations.
Ashok Leyland Secures Rs 800 Crore Defense Contracts for Specialized Vehicles

Ashok Leyland Secures Rs 800 Crore Defense Contracts for Specialized Vehicles

Ashok Leyland, the renowned commercial vehicles manufacturer, has recently announced the acquisition of defense contracts worth Rs 800 Crore. These contracts involve the supply of specialized 4×4 Field Artillery Tractors and 6×6 Gun Towing Vehicles to the Indian army, to be delivered within the next 12 months. The vehicles are intended for use by the Artillery battalions of the Indian army, specifically for towing light and medium guns.
Indian Navy's Flagship Ships INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata Engage in Bilateral Maritime Exercise with Indonesian Navy

Indian Navy’s Flagship Ships INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata Engage in Bilateral Maritime Exercise with Indonesian Navy

The Indian Navy's two flagship ships, INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata, arrived in Jakarta to participate in a bilateral maritime exercise alongside the Indonesian Naval Forces. The Indonesian Navy warmly welcomed the naval vessels deployed for the South-Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) mission, setting the stage for strengthened mutual cooperation and understanding between the two nations.
Operation Trinetra-II: Security Forces Neutralize Terrorists in Jammu-Kashmir's Poonch District

Operation Trinetra-II: Security Forces Neutralize Terrorists in Jammu-Kashmir’s Poonch District

Operation Trinetra-II, a joint search and cordon operation conducted by the army and police, successfully eliminates hiding terrorists in Jammu-Kashmir's border area of district Poonch. The operation, launched on July 17, leads to a fierce gunfight in Sindarah and Maidana of Surankote tehsil. With reinforcements called in, security forces achieve a significant victory, neutralizing four terrorists. Strict vigilance and intensified vehicle checks are maintained as security forces continue efforts to thwart infiltration attempts and ensure the safety of the region.