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Worrying! PLA advances in Ladakh

Worrying! PLA advances in Ladakh

Rediff.com2 days ago

With the two armies again in a face-off at multiple points, there is apprehension of renewed clashes.

About time Modi spends money on military!

About time Modi spends money on military!

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

The political-electoral calculus favours spending thousands of crores on vanity projects like Sardar Patel's statue and the Central Vista over building up our military to handle the confrontations and conflicts that loom large, points out Ajai Shukla.

IAF's Jaguars face retirement by 2024

IAF's Jaguars face retirement by 2024

Rediff.com26 Jun 2021

The retirement of the Jaguar would create a six squadron gap in the IAF's combat fleet which would cost $20 billion-$30 billion to fill.

Ladakh: 9 Issues to WORRY India

Ladakh: 9 Issues to WORRY India

Rediff.com23 Jun 2021

China remains in firm control of an estimated 600-800 square kilometres of Indian territory.

20 Ways the Indian Military CHANGED

20 Ways the Indian Military CHANGED

Rediff.com12 Jun 2021

20 defence ministry reforms 'is a reflection of the resolve of the government to make the defence sector stronger and more efficient.'

France offers India world's top torpedoes

France offers India world's top torpedoes

Rediff.com5 Jun 2021

'The F-21's capabilities far exceed all other torpedoes currently in service.'

As INS Rajput retires, China's reality check

As INS Rajput retires, China's reality check

Rediff.com29 May 2021

China has been commissioning three new destroyers every year while India has barely completed one destroyer every 2-3 years.

DRDO fights Covid, without ignoring defence research

DRDO fights Covid, without ignoring defence research

Rediff.com22 May 2021

As remarkable as DRDO's contribution in containing and treating COVID-19 has been, its success over the last 15 months has been in its primary role of developing conventional defence equipment and technologies.

Why China is building villages in Bhutan

Why China is building villages in Bhutan

Rediff.com18 May 2021

'Its aim is to force the Bhutanese government to cede territory that China wants elsewhere in Bhutan to give Beijing a military advantage in its struggle with New Delhi.'

What HAL plans to do after Sukhoi-30MKIs

What HAL plans to do after Sukhoi-30MKIs

Rediff.com15 May 2021

Top HAL sources say the AMCA, which is being developed as the IAF's next-generation stealth fighter, is slated to be assembled at HAL Nashik.

Why Tejas is better than Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder

Why Tejas is better than Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder

Rediff.com14 May 2021

'The JF-17 is the aircraft of today and the Tejas is the aircraft of tomorrow.'

Tejas jet's oxygen plant for Covid use

Tejas jet's oxygen plant for Covid use

Rediff.com21 Apr 2021

The 'On-Board Oxygen Generation System' developed for the Tejas can produce 1,000 litres of oxygen every minute.

How Zeus Numerix will make Indian warships invisible

How Zeus Numerix will make Indian warships invisible

Rediff.com13 Apr 2021

Rather than going through the tedious, hit-or-miss process of physically designing hull forms and superstructures for warships and then determining how visible they are to radar, the company will simulate this process on supercomputers.

India's military is changing, and how!

India's military is changing, and how!

Rediff.com12 Apr 2021

The creation of a CDS has got the head right. Issues that were not talked about for years are now being discussed, points out Ajai Shukla.

Mahindra to make India's own Humvee

Mahindra to make India's own Humvee

Rediff.com31 Mar 2021

Mahindra's LSV is an extremely agile combat vehicle with all round protection against small arms fire.

India's enemies, beware the lMRSAM!

India's enemies, beware the lMRSAM!

Rediff.com18 Mar 2021

The MRSAM is amongst the most lethal surface-to-air missiles in service anywhere.

Time for Modi, Imran to talk

Time for Modi, Imran to talk

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

Modi's hardline policy towards Pakistan and J&K has created numerous leverages and bargaining positions that New Delhi can bring to the bargaining table and translate into concessions, argues Ajai Shukla.

How India's submarines can stay longer under water

How India's submarines can stay longer under water

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

DRDO's Air Independent Propulsion system will allow Indian Navy submarines to operate for up to two weeks without having to surface to recharge its batteries.

Pak army chief wanted ceasefire with India

Pak army chief wanted ceasefire with India

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

General Bajwa, unlike many of his predecessors, believes the Pakistan army's long-term interests lie in reducing tensions with India, reports Ajai Shukla.

HAL's HTT-40 comes in from the cold

HAL's HTT-40 comes in from the cold

Rediff.com16 Feb 2021

Seven years ago, an IAF chief had ordered the HTT-40 to be removed from the Yelahanka air base. The IAF now wants HAL to build 108 HTT-40 aircraft.

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