Saturday, March 28, 2020
In 2003, the then United States (US) Secretary of State, Colin Powell, called man portable air defence systems (MANPADS) ‘the most serious threat to aviation’. Even though the 2002 Mombasa Incident may have been the immediate reason for the...
Earlier today, at around 0830 hrs, India's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) carried out a user training exercise for the  nuclear capable Agni-1 short range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). As part of...
India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) aims to significantly increase its annual turnover in the years ahead from the current figure of around Rs 20,000 crore ($3 billion).  Moreover, OFB now seems to be relying on the success of its...
On March 12, 2018, the Indian Army (IA) rescued several civilians stranded at the Se La Pass on account of heavy snowfall from a situation which had seemed hopeless to those stuck there. While initial reports cursorily mentioned that...
  Last month, Pakistan Army (PA) formally inducted the Chinese built LY-80 Low to Medium Altitude Air Defense System (LOMADS). LY-80 is an export version of the Chinese HQ-16 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, which is itself an analogue of the...
Late Sunday night, a ballistic missile (BM) hit a Saudi military camp located to the west of Al-Mazahimiyah, a town near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Yemeni journalist Hussain Albukhaiti, who spoke to local sources, confirmed this to Delhi Defence Review. The...
Speaking at this morning's opening session of the 3rd Defence-Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) meet being held at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi,  India's Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat stressed the need for a synergistic 'integration' of...
  Early 2017 witnessed a slew of video messages from Indian Army soldiers, Border Security Force troopers and Central Reserve Police Force personnel expressing grievances at service conditions, food, etc. In no time these videos went viral, and snowballed into a controversy...
So I came across THIS 2015 news report, some days ago. A piece that I found 'very' interesting. The headline is catchy enough – ‘UN peacekeepers refused to help as aid workers were raped in South Sudan’. But it is the second...
It is not unusual to see news of a Pakistani ballistic missile launch close on the heels of an Indian ballistic missile event. The launch of Agni 5 took place on 26 December last year followed by the launch...

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