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IAF arming Russian choppers with anti-tank missiles

IAF arming Russian choppers with anti-tank missiles

Rediff.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 underway

Cybersecurity breach by military officials found, probe underway

Rediff.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 officials

Missile firing incident: IAF blames multiple officials

Rediff.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 Captain

Missile firing incident: Probe pins blame on Group Captain

Rediff.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: Sources

India developing new BrahMos version with 800 km range: Sources

Rediff.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, Pak

India deploys first S-400s to counter aerial threat from China, Pak

Rediff.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 missiles

IAF to enhance Tejas capabilities with HAMMER missiles

Rediff.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 scam

India to lift ban on Italian firm linked to VVIP chopper scam

Rediff.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 PLA

Indian soldiers get 'Trishul', 'Vajra' to tackle Chinese PLA

Rediff.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 Ladakh

Amid China tension, IAF chief visits forward areas in Eastern Ladakh

Rediff.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 citizens

India to operate 2 flights daily from Kabul to evacuate its citizens

Rediff.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 Uttarakhand

China heightens activity along LAC in Uttarakhand

Rediff.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.

China building fighter aircraft base near Ladakh

China building fighter aircraft base near Ladakh

Rediff.com19 Jul 2021

The gap between the existing air bases in China close to the LAC for fighter aircraft operations was around 400 kms but this would be bridged with the operationalisation of the Shakche airfield.

China building permanent structures near LAC in Sikkim

China building permanent structures near LAC in Sikkim

Rediff.com15 Jul 2021

Senior government sources told ANI that one such camp is coming up few kilometres inside the Chinese territory opposite the Naku La area in north Sikkim area, which is barely a few minutes distance from the area where Indian and Chinese troops had clashed last year when the confrontation started and also in January this year.

IAF's second Rafale squadron to get operational by July 26

IAF's second Rafale squadron to get operational by July 26

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

The Rafale aircraft which have already arrived in Ambala would start ferrying to the Hashimara air base in next few days and the squadron would get operational by July 26, government sources told ANI in New Delhi.

After Galwan, Chinese Army realised it needs better training: CDS Rawat

After Galwan, Chinese Army realised it needs better training: CDS Rawat

Rediff.com23 Jun 2021

'Chinese soldiers don't have much experience of fighting in these kinds of areas and operating in this kind of terrain'

Chinese presence in Lanka 'could pose a threat': India

Chinese presence in Lanka 'could pose a threat': India

Rediff.com19 Jun 2021

The Chinese have been making inroads in Sri Lanka where they recently got a reclaimed port city near Colombo. Prior to that, they gained control over the Hambantota port which was built by them.

First 3 nuclear submarines to be 95% 'made in India'

First 3 nuclear submarines to be 95% 'made in India'

Rediff.com13 Jun 2021

In what would be a major boost for the submarine building capability within the country, the first three nuclear attack submarines to be built indigenously would be having 95 per cent 'Made in India' content in them and it would further go up in the next three.

2 dozen Chinese fighter jets hold exercise at LAC

2 dozen Chinese fighter jets hold exercise at LAC

Rediff.com8 Jun 2021

The Chinese fighter aircraft activities took place from its bases including the Hotan, Gar Gunsa and Kashgar airfields which have been upgraded recently to enable operations by all types of fighters along with concrete structures to hide away the presence of the number of fighters present at its different airbases, the sources said.

Amid LAC row, India ramps up infra in Ladakh

Amid LAC row, India ramps up infra in Ladakh

Rediff.com24 May 2021

According to estimates, both India and China have deployed more than 50,000 troops in the Eastern Ladakh sector opposite each other despite the limited disengagement in the Pangong lake sector by both sides earlier this year.

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