An ambitious and brazen plan to "decapitate" North Korea's leadership in the event of an imminent threat of a nuclear attack by Pyong Yang could be in trouble following last month's historic visit to Seoul by the North's Dictator Kim Jong-un and the inter-Korean detente that followed it. The "decapitation plan" was part of comprehensive defence reforms which the South's Defense Minister Song Young-moo briefed about the scheme to President Moon Jae-in on May 11
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Indias INS Arihant nuclear submarine equipped with a B-O5 Submarine Launched Strategic Missile (SLBM) capable of hitting targets with nuclear warheads at a range of 650 km is fully operational. The Indian Defense Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman made a formal announcement during the annual award ceremony of the Defence Research Development Organisation in New Delhi on Monday,
The Indian Army is likely to order another batch of home-grown Akash, medium-range surface-to-air missiles from Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO). “The defence forces were fully satisfied with the performance of Akash system and that they were also intending to enhance its performance, Lt
The Indian Air Force has test fired an Israeli Derby Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missile from its domestically grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas to demonstrate safe operation of the aircraft during missile plume ingestion into the aircraft engine under worst case scenarios. The missile was launched from LCA Tejas from the firing range off the Goa coast
Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved capital acquisition proposals of the services valued at over Rs 3,687 crore (US $552 million) which includes home grown NAG Missile System (NAMIS) and 127 mm calibre guns for the Navy. The DAC, chaired by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, approved procurement of Defence Research and Development Organisations (DRDOs) designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs 524 crore (US $78
The Indian Air force has committed to buy 324 indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat aircraft (LCA), which also includes 201 upgraded versions of the aircraft, to make up for the fast-depleting number of fighter squadrons. According to a report by Times of India, IAF has “firmly committed” to 123 Tejas jets at present, which will come at a cost of over INR 75,000 crore (US$ 11
India's successful testing of its Nag anti-armor missile could jeopardize a potential deal to purchase Spike Missile from Rafael of Israel worth US$500 million, reports appearing in Israeli media suggest. The fate of the deal is again clouded in doubt with India continuing to develop its own anti-tank missile, which will compete with the Israeli missile
Indias locally-made Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Nag was successfully tested on Wednesday in desert conditions against two tank targets at different ranges and timings. The tests “have once again proved its capability,” a statement by the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) says
India on Sunday successfully flight tested an indigenously-built Rustom 2 drone, a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carried out at Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, South India. Rustom 2 is part of the Rustom line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that includes Rustom-I, Rustom-H and Rustom-C
Rustom-II, Indias first home-made Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) combat-reconnaissance drone,christened TAPAS 201, also called RUSTOM-II successfully completed its maiden flight on March 21st. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) has an endurance of 24 hours and can conduct surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the countrys armed forces
India on Friday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable 'Dhanush' ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 kms from a naval ship off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at around 10
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