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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Defence | 0 comments

Pakistan tests nuclear capable Hatf-IX short range missile

Pakistan tests nuclear capable Hatf-IX short range missile

Pakistan today announced that it successfully tested its short range nuclear capable missileHatf-IX/NASR. The missile has a range of 60km, aimed at “deterring evolving threats at shorter range”. The military claimed the indigenously developed short range  surface-to-surface multi-tube missile Hatf-IX or NASR was successful. A military statement said the missile can carry“nuclear warheads of appropriate yield with accuracy and possesses shoot and scoot attributes” . Analysts have said the short-range missile was primarily aimed at deterring India’s cold start military doctrine . It is to be noted that India has been  carrying a series of tests on its short range Surface to Air interceptor missile Akash  in...

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Defence | 0 comments

India’s Akash interceptor missile test fired successfully

India’s Akash interceptor missile test fired successfully

India’s indigenous surface to air missile (SAM) Akash was successfully test fired from the integrated Test Rage at chandipur, about 15km from Balasore. The missile has a strike range of 25km with a warhead of 60kgs, was test fired from a mobile launcher from launch comples-III of the ITR at about 1108 hours. Defence sources said, “During the trial, the missile was aimed at intercepting a floating object supported by a pilotless target aircraft, flown from launch complex-II, at a definite altitude over the sea”. Akash, an anti-aircraft defence system, can simultaneously engage several targets with Rajendra radar developed by the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment(LRDE), a Defence Research Development Organisation(DRDO) lab in Bangalore. Rajendra is a ‘passive phased arra radar’. It is a multifunction radar, capable of tracking as many as 64 targets and controlling up to 12 missiles simultaneously. Rajendra does the surveillance, tracks the target, acquires it and guides the missile towards it. “The user-specific trial, which formed part of the country’s routine air defence exercises, was successful,”...

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 in Defence | 0 comments

US Special forces stationed in India, says Pentagon

US Special forces stationed in India, says Pentagon

File Photo : During  Yudh Abhyas 2010 In a key disclosure top Pentagon commander has said US special forces teams are stationed in five South Asian countries including India as part of counter-terrorism cooperation with these nations. These teams have been deployed by US Pacific Command as part of its effort to enhance their counter-terrorism capabilities, in particular in the maritime domain, said the Admiral Robert Willard – PACOM Commander. During a Congressional hearing in response to a question on co-operation with India on counter-terrorism issues, Willard said “We have currently special forces assist teams – Pacific assist teams is the term – laid down inNepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, as well as India,” “We are working very closely with India with regard to their counter-terrorism capabilities and in particular on the maritime domain but also government to government, not necessarily DOD (department of defence) but other agencies assisting them in terms of their internal counter-terror and counterinsurgency challenges,” Willard said, Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba(Let) is a very dangerous organisation. It not only has very...

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Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Defence, Intelligence | 0 comments

China may put up a major military offensive to grab lands, says report

China may put up a major military offensive to grab lands, says report

India vs China is the biggest test of the century. Pic courtesy:The Economist According to the latest report by an independent group of Indian analysts, China may resort to territorial grabs through a “major military offensive“ especially in Arunachal Pradesh or Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and India should respond with “a strategy of quid pro quo“. “Our frontiers with China have been mostly stable for some years now. However, China could assert its territorial claims (especially in the Arunachal sector or Ladakh) by the use of force,” says the report that seeks to outline a foreign and strategic policy for India in the 21st century. “There is the possibility that China might resort to territorial grabs. The most likely areas for such bite-sized operations are those parts of the Line of Actual Control where both sides have different notions of where the LAC actually runs. These places are known”,says the report. The report titled ‘Non-Alignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for the 21st century‘, was unvieled on Tuesday...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Defence | 0 comments

US Secretary of Defence see India as a challenge again

US Secretary of Defence see India as a challenge again

                                                                                                       Associated Press In less than two months for the second time, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that the country is facing challenges from rising powers in Asia – China in particular and also includes India in 21st Century. Panetta told PBS News Hour in an interview, “We have got the challenges of dealing with rising powers in Asia. We have got the challenges of, you know, dealing with countries like Russia, rising countries that -like India and others.” “All of that represents the kind of challenges that we are going to have to deal with in this world of 21st century.”   Panetta’s remarks came within hours of the Pentagon releasing its defense strategic review which said that the US is investing in...

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