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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.

Why did India agree to vacate Ladakh heights?

Why did India agree to vacate Ladakh heights?

Rediff.com13 Feb 2021

It has been argued that India should have held back on disengagement from the Kailash Range, using that as a trump card to force Chinese concessions in areas such as Depsang, where they hold the advantage.

Is this how India is funding the stand-off with China?

Is this how India is funding the stand-off with China?

Rediff.com10 Feb 2021

Has the army confronted China, equipping itself with emergency purchases that have been largely paid for by pensioners, asks Ajai Shukla.

Tejas is superior to Sino-Pak's J-19, but...

Tejas is superior to Sino-Pak's J-19, but...

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

The Tejas Mark 1A outperforms the Sino-Pakistan JF-17 Thunder in avionics and weaponry, but the finance ministry's tax burden makes the Indian LCA costlier and hurts it in the export market.

Aero India 21: Fewer flying displays

Aero India 21: Fewer flying displays

Rediff.com28 Jan 2021

For the defence ministry, Aero India 2021 is an opportunity to show its commitment to the prime minister's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' initiative.

Ladakh Standoff: Why doesn't army want this tank?

Ladakh Standoff: Why doesn't army want this tank?

Rediff.com19 Jan 2021

DRDO is offering a 30-35-tonne light tank that it says will be a match for what the army faces -- China's new Type-15 light tank.

China, not Pakistan, is now India's Enemy No 1

China, not Pakistan, is now India's Enemy No 1

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

Until last month more than two-thirds of the Indian Army was deployed against Pakistan. Of 14 army corps, just four-and-a-half faced China, while more than twice that number was ranged against Pakistan.

What will IAF do with Air India's A-320s?

What will IAF do with Air India's A-320s?

Rediff.com1 Jan 2021

The airliners will be withdrawn from Air India, sent to France to fit airborne radars, then handed over to DRDO to be integrated with the complex software that will allow these aircraft to function as 'eye-in-the-sky' controllers of air force battles.

Akash for sale to wary of China nations

Akash for sale to wary of China nations

Rediff.com31 Dec 2020

India is pursuing sales to South East Asian countries that are wary of Chinese aggression, including Vietnam and the Philippines.

Boeing tests Super Hornet for Indian Navy

Boeing tests Super Hornet for Indian Navy

Rediff.com26 Dec 2020

Boeing's confirmation that the Super Hornet has flown off a ski-jump is a statement that it is ready to operate off existing Indian aircraft carriers.

Israeli firm wants to build guns for India

Israeli firm wants to build guns for India

Rediff.com18 Dec 2020

Will the low cost Israeli Athos gun scuttle India's ATAGS gun?

Instead of Ladakh, MPs were discussing uniforms!

Instead of Ladakh, MPs were discussing uniforms!

Rediff.com17 Dec 2020

Top military officers, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, had been summoned to make presentations on military uniforms.

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