BIO fuel the way forward IAF to show the way

F-16 fighter

Just few months from now, the Indian Air Force intends to showcase a new technology by flying a transport plane using a blend of bio-fuel and normal aviation turbine fuel (ATF). The plan is to fly AN-32 – a Soviet origin plane — over the Rajpath at the forthcoming Republic Day parade in January 2019.

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India’s ASAT can render enemy ‘deaf and blind’

India’s Anti-Satellite (ASAT) test conducted on March 27 provides the ability to render an enemy country ‘deaf and blind’ by targetting military and surveillance satellites. A missile fired by the DRDO hit the targeted defunct Indian satellite which was moving at more than 10.000 kms per hour at low earth orbit – some 350 kms

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UAV’s changing battle space

Changes in technology to look at the enemy or incoming threats  by using a drone or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)  is altering the battle space. UAV’s have diverse roles, they can carry weapons, do surveillance, guide missiles, send live video feed  and even act as transit communication point between two units. Over the next

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Helicopter production to dominate Indian military aviation market.

IAF Helicopter Rescue

Fighter jets second production line A strong ‘make in India’ pitch will form the future of military aviation in India over the next two decades.  Helicopters will drive the market as the Indian armed forces – the Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy – along with the coast guard need some 1000 copters.

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Titagarh Wagons inches closer to build warships in West Bengal

Indian Navy Warship

Wagon and metro rake maker Titagarh Wagons LtdNSE 0.81 % (TWL) said it has inched closer to build warships of “certain categories” for the Indian Navy, in West Bengal. The ship building arm of TWL operates out of Titagarh in North 24 Parganas district.

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Pak post destroyed, Army retaliates ceasefire violation in Rajouri

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani post was destroyed after Indian Army retaliated to unprovoked heavy shelling and ceasefire violation by the neighbouring troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector on Saturday. According to Army sources, a Pakistani post on the other side of the border in the Rajouri sector was destroyed completely in the counter-fire by the Indian

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Government to promote private industry investment in Defence sector

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has voiced the government’s desire to encourage private industry investment in defence sector, while also strengthening defence PSUs and the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).  Addressing CEOs of top defence and aerospace companies at a roundtable with the theme ‘Make in India in Defence Industry’, Singh said defence companies have huge opportunities

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India faces ‘dilemmas’ in reform process: Brookings

IDD Bureau India has taken ‘very few of the necessary steps’ to address problem of defence industrial indigenisation, it faces a number of ‘dilemmas’ towards its reform process, says a latest report of think-tank Brookings, India Chapter. It goes on to suggest that without corrective steps being taken, India will continue to struggle in its

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