All stories by Ajit K Dubey
India, China hold 18th round of military-level talks to end standoffRediff.com23 Apr 2023
The last meeting between the two sides at the Corps Commander level was held in December last year.
Defence forces halt Dhruv fleet ops after emergency landing incidentRediff.com11 Mar 2023
In the wake of the accident off the Mumbai coast two days ago, the defence forces have halted the operations of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv till the time investigators find the reason for the incident and precautionary checks are carried out.
India to deploy Pralay missiles along China borderRediff.com25 Dec 2022
At present, the Pralay ballistic missiles can take out targets from 150 to 500 km and are extremely difficult to intercept for the enemy through interceptor missiles.
Amid LAC tension, India to get new missile with 500-km rangeRediff.com20 Dec 2022
The proposal is also important as it comes at a time when the Indian forces are working on the creation of a rocket force which has been in discussion at the highest levels in the Defence Ministry.
Chinese fighter jets continue to provoke India on LAC in Eastern LadakhRediff.com24 Jul 2022
The Chinese aircraft have been regularly flying close to the LAC in the last three to four weeks which is seen as an attempt to probe the Indian defence mechanism in the area.
IAF scrambled jets after Chinese fighter plane flew close to LAC in JuneRediff.com8 Jul 2022
A Chinese Air Force aircraft flew very close to a friction point in the eastern Ladakh sector on the Line of Actual Control in the last week of June, after which the Indian Air Force responded swiftly as per standard operating procedures.
IAF plans to make 96 fighter jets in IndiaRediff.com12 Jun 2022
Amid a big push for the Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, the Indian Air Force is planning to acquire 114 fighter jets of which 96 would be built in India, and rest 18 would be imported from the foreign vendor chosen for the project.
Amid hunt for CDS, govt asks tri-services for names of top defence officersRediff.com26 May 2022
At a time when the process to appoint the new chief of defence staff is on, the government has sought the names of senior serving and retired officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force.
IAF arming Russian choppers with anti-tank missilesRediff.com24 Apr 2022
In what could be a lesson learnt from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war where anti-tank missiles have played a big role, the Indian Air Force is arming its Russian-origin helicopters with the Israeli 'Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) ATGMs' which can hit ground targets from distances up to 30 km.
Cybersecurity breach by military officials found, probe underwayRediff.com19 Apr 2022
Responding to an ANI query on the cyber security breach issue, defence sources said: "The military and intelligence agencies have unearthed a cyber security breach by some military officials, which is likely to be linked to espionage-related activities by a neighbouring country."
Missile firing incident: IAF blames multiple officialsRediff.com10 Apr 2022
The inquiry into the March 9 incident was done by Assistant Chief of Air Staff Operations (Offensive) Air Vice Marshal R K Sinha where during routine maintenance and inspection, a BrahMos missile got fired accidentally and landed up in the Mian Channu area of Pakistan.
Missile firing incident: Probe pins blame on Group CaptainRediff.com23 Mar 2022
Government sources told ANI that the detailed probe by the Air Force officer (equivalent to Major General in the Army) is still going on but prima facie, a Group Captain-rank officer is being seen as blameworthy.
India developing new BrahMos version with 800 km range: SourcesRediff.com13 Mar 2022
The missile earlier had the capability of hitting targets at around 300 km after being released from a Su-30MKI combat aircraft.
India deploys first S-400s to counter aerial threat from China, PakRediff.com21 Dec 2021
"The first squadron is being deployed in the Punjab sector. The batteries of the first squadron would be capable of taking care of aerial threats from both Pakistan and China," government sources told ANI.
IAF to enhance Tejas capabilities with HAMMER missilesRediff.com16 Nov 2021
"The HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with the LCA Tejas and it will significantly enhance its capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances," government sources told ANI.
India to lift ban on Italian firm linked to VVIP chopper scamRediff.com7 Nov 2021
Government sources told ANI on Sunday that the ban has been lifted in dealings with the company with conditions. As per the decision, the investigation against the company by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate would continue.
Indian soldiers get 'Trishul', 'Vajra' to tackle Chinese PLARediff.com18 Oct 2021
A start-up firm in Noida said soon after the Galwan Valley clash, it was tasked by the Indian security forces to provide them equipment to be able to tackle the Chinese and they have provided them solutions in the form of non-lethal weapons inspired by the traditional Indian weapons like the 'Trishul' of Lord Shiva.
Amid China tension, IAF chief visits forward areas in Eastern LadakhRediff.com16 Oct 2021
Amid tensions over build-up by the Chinese across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh and reluctance to resolve remaining issues between the two countries, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari is visiting forward areas in Ladakh to review the operational preparedness of troops deployed there.
India to operate 2 flights daily from Kabul to evacuate its citizensRediff.com21 Aug 2021
Two Indian aircraft would be permitted to operate from the Kabul airport which is under the control of American security forces, government sources told ANI.
China heightens activity along LAC in UttarakhandRediff.com21 Jul 2021
The Chinese activity at an air base near the Barahoti area has also gone up and a large number of drones have been deployed by them there, they said.