Changing role of Women Officers in Indian Defence Forces

India is advancing forward by crushing the gender discrimination in the armed forces. Last year in June during the passing out parade of Indian Military Academy (IMA) Chief of Army staff General Bipin Rawat hinted towards the induction of women in combat role in the Indian Army. (Picture Courtesy: http://www.telegraphindia.com) Priya Jhingan is the firstContinue reading “Changing role of Women Officers in Indian Defence Forces”

India tests NAG 190, $500 Million Spike Missile deal in jeopardy

Uncertainty prevails over $500 million deal that Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Limited hopes to sign with the Indian government. India on the other hand is trying to develop its own Anti-Tank Guided Missile, NAG 190. According to reports published in Israeli website Globes, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) tested its anti-tank guided missile (ATGM)Continue reading “India tests NAG 190, $500 Million Spike Missile deal in jeopardy”

India eyes to seal S-400 deal with Russia during Sitharaman’s Moscow visit

The main aim of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her visit to Russia will be to conclude Rs 40,000 crore deal to procure S-400 Triumf air defence system. The deal is yet to be inked mainly due to differences over price. In 2016 an agreement was signed between both the countries on ‘Triumf’ interceptor basedContinue reading “India eyes to seal S-400 deal with Russia during Sitharaman’s Moscow visit”

DEFEXPO 2018 – Government’s initiative to promote Defence Manufacturing Capabilities.

  For the first time ever India will project its Defence Manufacturing capabilities to the world in DefExpo 2018 which is to be held in Chennai from April 11 to 14. The tagline of the DefExpo2018 is ‘India : The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’. India will exhibit weapons and military hardware along with showcasing itsContinue reading “DEFEXPO 2018 – Government’s initiative to promote Defence Manufacturing Capabilities.”

‘Milan – 2018’ – Indian Navy’s strategic move to counter China

India is going to host navies from at least 16 countries across the world for eight-day mega naval exercise, ‘Milan’ starting from March 6 to March 13. Biennial exercise Milan is going to be hosted by the Indian Navy at Port Blair. The main aim of this exercise is to expand regional cooperation. India hasContinue reading “‘Milan – 2018’ – Indian Navy’s strategic move to counter China”

F-16 Block 70 or Gripen E for Indian Air Force

Current strength of our Air force is 34 squadrons against the authorised strength of 42 squadrons. Initially Indian government signed to buy 126 Rafale Fighter jets from French Company Dassault Aviation.Out of 126, 18 jets were to be purchased in ‘ready to fly’ condition and rest 108 were to be manufactured in India, but afterContinue reading “F-16 Block 70 or Gripen E for Indian Air Force”

Rafale Deal Controversy: A political fight to demoralise our forces

Congress launched fresh salvo on the government over the Rafale deal during the winter session of the parliament. Congress slammed the deal, terming it a scam of Rs 50,000 crore. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejected opposition’s demand to disclose the breakdown price of the Rafale deal. Opposition refused to accept the reason given by theContinue reading “Rafale Deal Controversy: A political fight to demoralise our forces”

Defence Budget 2018 is another farce, 1.58% allocated for defence

  In the union budget for the financial year 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs 2,95,511.41 crore for defence.  The defence budget is hiked by 7.81 % by the previous year’s budget.  Out of the total outlay for defence only Rs 99,563.41 is allocated for capital expenditure which includes modernisation expenditure for the forces,Continue reading “Defence Budget 2018 is another farce, 1.58% allocated for defence”

Expectations from Defence Budget 2018-19 and needs of our Defence Forces

The defence budget for the year 2017- 18 was Rs 2.74 lakh crore, which amounts to 1.56 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to defence experts this is the lowest ever budget allocated to defence forces in terms of percentage. Defence expert Air Marshal (Retd.) Kapil Kak said, “This financial year’s budget wasContinue reading “Expectations from Defence Budget 2018-19 and needs of our Defence Forces”

Arjun Mark 2 – The Beast with upgraded technology, 3rd Generation Tank

Arjun Mark 2 is an upgraded version of Arjun Mark 1 India’s indigenous built 3rd generation main battle tank. it is built in coordination with Israeli Defence companies. On the recommendation of the Indian Army 93 changes were made in the Arjun Mark 1 out of which 13 were major improvements. Trials of Arjun MarkContinue reading “Arjun Mark 2 – The Beast with upgraded technology, 3rd Generation Tank”