Friday, May 20, 2022
After demonstrating a hit-to-kill interception with its PDV exo-atmospheric anti-ballistic missile (ABM) missile in February, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has followed up that success by executing an intercept mission with its AAD endo-atmospheric interceptor earlier today....
It has been understood since at least 1988, which was when the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) first started work on a road towards Yatung, that China’s primary aims in the Chumbi Valley (CV) were two-fold: First, to...
  This is the first of a three part series on China’s Air Defence System. The other two parts which can be accessed here and here, will focus on Technology Trends and Air Defence Capability in Tibet.   A very brief history The  First...
  It is no overstatement to say that the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program has made significant progress of late with the Mk1 variant being officially granted Final Operational Clearance (FOC) on February 20, 2019 and its production picking...
Earlier today, an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F11 (GSLV-F11) successfully put into a Geonsynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO), the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) first ever dedicated communications satellite called GSAT-7A. While orbit raising manoeuvres will begin...
Tata Power SED has signed a ₹1,200 crore contract to modernize 37 airbases operated by the Indian Navy (IN), the Indian Coast Guard (ICg) and the Indian Air Force (Indian Air Force). The contract, signed between key officials of...
  Developing a modern low-bypass turbofan (LBTF) jet engine was never going to be easy. Especially, for a country that had never really invested in jet engine development, apart from attempts at upgrading imported engines and building some indigenous demonstrators.   As...
Recent events in Eastern Ladakh have once again brought to the fore the question of just how capable the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) really is, when deployed against India. Providing fuel to the discussions are frequent reports...
Heading into the 1990s China's air defence (AD) network had found itself straddled with a mass of obsolete equipment & failed modernization programs. China's radar network at the time relied on 1950s Soviet equipment. The Airborne Early Warning &...
It was 1700 hrs, and in the helicopter unit based at Jammu, nicknamed the 'Condors', Wing Commander Vishal Jain and Squadron Leader Soumya Das were reviewing the days’ work in the process of 'packing up' for the weekend. Little...

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