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Banned Islamic outfit SIMI is active in Kerala and West Bengal, works hand-in-glove with other radical Islamic outfits

The Kerala state government has apprised the Union Home Ministry of the extremist groups in the state. Panayikkulam SIMI camp and Wagamon training centre for making bombs and weapons are strong pointers for Bharat...

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  DEEP SUBMERGENCE RESCUE VEHICLE (DSRV) OF INDIAN NAVY UNDERTAKES LIVE MATING EXERCISEOn June 2, 2019, the Indian Naval DSRV based at Visakhapatnam carried out live mating exercise that included transfer of personnel from the submerged submarine—INS Sindhudhvaj. The entire exercise was done by Indian crew. This exercise marks the culmination of the training phase on DSRV. This newly acquired skill by Indian Navy and live mating exercise is a historic achievement towards integration ..

Kerala IS leader Abdul Rashid reportedly killed in Afghanistan; He saw 'golden chance' in killing people during Kumbh Mela and Trissur Pooram

Abdul Rashid Abdullah, the Keralite from Kasaragod, who led a 21 member team to Afghanistan during May - June, 2016, is reportedly killed in US bombing in Afghanistan. Reports suggest that the incident took place about a month before...

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  1. FIRST APACHE HELICOPTER FORMALLY HANDED OVER TO THE IAFOn May 10, 2019, the first Apache Guardian helicopter (AH-64E (I)) was formally handed over to the IAF at Boeing production facility in Mesa, USA. Air Marshal AS Butola, accepted the helicopter on behalf of the IAF. It may be recalled that the contract for 22 such helicopters were signed with the US Government and M/s Boeing Ltd in September 2015 and the first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be delivered by July this ..

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  1. INS RANJIT DECOMMISSIONED AFTER 36 YEARS OF GLORIOUS SERVICEOn May 6, 2019, INS Ranjit, a Rajput class missile destroyer of Indian Navy was decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam bringing to end its glorious 36 years of service. The Chief Guest for the Decommissioning ceremony was Admiral DK Joshi (Retd) Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands who was also a part of the commissioning crew. The ship was commissioned on 15th September ..

DRDO conducts successful flight test of Made-In-India High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target Drone ABHYAS

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha yesterday..

Union Government extends ban on LTTE for five years

The Central Government has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another five years ..

Decoding the Malegaon Blast case

Sadhvi Pragya and Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit are true brave hearts who defied their tormentors and proved them wrong with their extraordinary courage and uprightness. Today both stands tall and vindicated and their tormentors have crawled back to eating crow’s feet after they were exonerated in the Malegaon Blast case - Suresh EN  Sadhvi Pragya and Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit were detained and tortured in captivity for 8 years A lot has been written and ..

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The latest Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) data released recently places India as the world’s fourth biggest military spender last year. USA, followed by China lead the world military expenditure...

Balakot Air Strikes by IAF killed upto 170 terrorists; 45 still in hospital - Italian journalist’s huge revelation

Francesca Marino, an Italian journalist, has reported that up to 170 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in the Balakot airstrike conducted by the Indian Air Force on February 26, 2019. Italian journalist Francesca Marino has revealed that Balakot Air Strikes by IAF killed upto 170 terrorists and 45 are still in hospital An Italian journalist has made a big disclosure about the Indian Air Force's attack in Balakot, Pakistan on February 26, 2019. After the fidayeen attack on CRPF convoy ..

Self-Reliance in Defence

Self-reliance in the defence sector can act as a key to decrease India’s dependency on foreign powers, give a boost to the domestic manufacturing sector and reduce the import burden. Public-Private-Partnership in this sector can also show us the way forward- Dr. Satish Kumar India’s multirole light fighter, Tejas, designed by Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force and Indian NavyThe long driven strategy will make India a great ..

Sri Lankan blasts a lesson for Kerala. Suicide bombers had visited Kerala but CM Pinarayi wants to ban RSS

This image released by IS news agency Amaq claims Mohammed Zahran, center, is the terrorist who led the Easter Day attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 300. SL Army Chief says that these terrorists visited Kerala, Kashmir and Bengaluru.  Sri lankan Army Chief Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayke has told the media that suide bombers who executed the blast series in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday had visited Kerala, Kashmir and Bengluru. He does not know the motive behind the travels. Total death toll of ..

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  SECURITY FORCES ELIMINATE KARGE NUMBER OF TERRORISTGeneral Officer Commanding of 15 Corps Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon, in a press conference held on April 24, 2019, along with Jammu and Kashmir D G Police Dilbagh Singh intimated that the Indian Army has eliminated 41 terrorists after the February 14, 2019 Pulwama attack—25 of these were from Jaish-E-Mohammad, 13 of them were Pakistanis. Elaborating on the achievements of the year, he also intimated that this year, a total of ..

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GOVERNMENT GIVES EMERGENCY FINANCIAL POWERS TO ARMED FORCESPost the Pulwama attack, the Narendra Modi government has enhanced the financial powers of the armed forces for procuring equipment and ammunition required to enhance their operational capability. The armed forces can now buy equipment worth Rs 300 crore under each proposal from a single vendor without the concurrence of the Integrated Financial Advisor. It also lays down the time frame for procuring the weapon system ie within three months ..

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 PROCUREMENT OF 464 T-90 TANKS CLEARED BY GOVERNMENT Government of India has cleared the procurement of 464 T-90 tanks for the Indian Army at a cost of over Rs 13,500 crore. This would increase the approximate number of different types of tanks to over 2000. Reports indicate that these tanks would be brought to India in a knocked down state and assembled at the Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi.     DEFENCE MINISTRY DELEGATION VISIT TO SRI LANKA An Indian Defence Ministry delegation ..

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BILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE BETWEEN ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AND INDIAN NAVIES – AUSINDEX-19 The third edition of AUSINDEX commenced on April 2, 2019. The aim of the exercise is, “To strengthen and enhance mutual cooperation and interoperability between the Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy, and provide opportunities for interaction and exchange of professional views between the personnel of the two navies”. The first edition of the exercise was held in September 2015 at Visakhapatnam. ..

Ensuring security beyond borders: How Modi’s anti-satellite test made the fourth & fifth frontiers safe

By shooting down a satellite that was reportedly hurling at a speed of 27,000 km/hour, India has displayed that it can now disrupt a country’s surveillance, navigation and communication capability – the key ingredients of any battlefield scenario..

Prime Minister interacts with scientists involved with Mission Shakti, via video-conference

Shortly after his address to the nation on March 28, Prime Minister spoke to scientists involved with the successful conduct of Mission Shakti, via video conference..

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  1. INDIA-INDONESIA COORDINATED PATROL EXERCISEThe 33rd India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol Exercise (IND-INDO CORPAT) is being held at Port Blair from March 19 to April 4, 2019. The ship and aircraft from both the countries would undertake patrolling on the respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary line.These exercises seek to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly Maritime neighbours’ to ensure good order in the ..

India shot down live satellite, ‘Mission Shakti’ makes the Nation space superpower: PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister said the A-SAT (Anti-Satellite) missile will give new strength to India's space programme and assured the international community that India's capability won't be used against anyone but is purely India's defence initiative for its security..

Big boost for national security: Indian Air Force inducts first Chinook helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday formally inducted the first batch of Chinook CH-47F(I) heavy lift helicopters in Chandigarh..

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  1. THIRD TEST-FIRING OF PINAKA MISSILE SUCCESSFULOn March 12, 2019, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the third successful trial of Pinaka guided missile at the Pokharan range in Rajasthan after two successful trials on March 11, 2019. All the three trials met mission objectives proving the efficacy, reliability and high precision capabilities of the weapon system. The indigenously developed Guided Pinaka by DRDO will significantly boost the ..

President Ram Nath Kovind Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards to Armed Forces Personnel

The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred three Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here today..

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MISINFORMATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND FAKE ACCOUNTS OF WING COMMANDER ABHINANDANMinistry of Defence through its press release has intimated the following “Misinformation on the shooting of Pakistan Air Force F-16 by MiG-21 Bison are being spread on various social media sites. IAF during the press statement on February 28, 2019 had clarified that one F-16 of Pakistan Air Force was shot by MiG-21 Bison and it fell across the LoC. Additionally, fake accounts of Wing Commander V Abhinandan have ..

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  WING COMMANDER ABHINANDAN VARTHAMAN RETURNS TO INDIAWing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who got shot down and drifted into the Pak Occupied Territory while successfully shooting down a Pak F-16 aircraftreturned to India on March 1, 2019. His planned handing over at around 3 pm at Wagah-Attari border was delayed by several hours to 9.22 pm by Pakistan. Reports indicate that the delay was because the Pak military was shooting a video of him for carrying out false propaganda—which ..

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 Map Source: Indian Express Feb 27, 2019  INDIA STRIKES JAISH-E-MOHAMMAD (JEM) TERROR TRAINING CAMP IN PAKISTANIn the early hours of February 26, 2019, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the IAF supported by Su-30s, IL-78M Air to Air Refuellers, ‘Netra’ Airborne Electronic and Control aircraft and the Heron drones, launched a punitive airstrike on JeM terror training camps at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The camp was headed and controlled by Yusuf ..

“Indians should not join the Pro-Pakistani propaganda by the Left liberals”

Maj Gen (Retd) GD Bakshi  It was a well executed and very professional strike. It is a matter of pride for every Indian. Personal kudos to the Indian Air Force brave fighter pilots who have carried out this strike at Balakot, which was a training camp for JeM.We have been at war with Pakistan for the last 30 years, because of our peace-oriented lovey of these peaceniks. These have failed to respond. They have failed to protect our citizens. We have suffered 80,000 casualties in this proxy ..

“It was a daring, well-planned, and meticulously delivered air strike”

Col. KD Segan It has been a daring, well-planned and meticulously delivered air strike. The element of surprise was maintained till the end. Kudos to Prime Minister and the IAF. India has multiple options against Pakistan. First option India has is to mobilise world opinion against Pakistan. The world has seen through the eyes of India that Pakistan is the hatchery or haven where the terrorists are sheltered and trained for the activities that the world abhors.   Next option is ..

“The strike at terrorist camps is a paradigm shift in India’s policy on Pak-sponsored Terrorism”

Air Marshal (Retd) PK Roy   The February 26, 2019 air strike is the first time that India has used its air force for a strike on terror camps inside Pakistan-occupied Indian territory and demolished the myth that use of air power would escalate the situation to dangerous levels between the two nuclear states. It also sets a precedent for future action by India. On the negative side, it would also create pressure on the Government to retaliate in a similar way after every terrorist incident.   ..

“India must maintain the pressure but should not lose traction achieved with the international community”

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain  I see sharp decision making to select an option from the spectrum that was most appropriate. It was a risk, but risk appraisal had been done. The IAF employed the right package of aircraft, weapons and routing besides deception. It was an action couple of notches higher on the escalation ladder and left few choices to Pakistan by ensuring moral ascendancy through only targeting terrorist facilities and not military and civilian infrastructure   The ..

‘We were attacked by India’, admits Jaish-e-Mohammed

In an audio message, top Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist admitted that the Balakot terror camps were attacked by the Indian Air Force..

India summons Pak Deputy High Commissioner, lodges strong protest at the unprovoked act of aggression

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan at the unprovoked act of aggression, including violation of air space by the Pakistan Air Force targeting of Indian military posts..

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4. 44 CRPF JAWANS KILLED, MANY INJURED IN PULWAMA TERROR ATTACKOn February 14, 2019, 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and a large number injured when an explosives-laden car rammed into a bus, which was a part of a convoy of vehicles carrying 2547 CRPF personnel in the Pulwama district of J&K. Pakistan based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack. After the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “Attack on CRPF personnel ..

Full Text: India foils Pakistan's attempt to target its military installations; MiG 21 pilot is missing in action, confirms MEA

The spokesperson said, in this engagement, the country has unfortunately lost one MiG 21 and the pilot is missing in action..

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  1. CLEARANCE FOR ‘DHANUSH’ ARTILLERY GUNIn a major success story of ‘Make in India’ initiative, Bulk Production Clearance for producing 114 indigenous ‘Dhanush’ artillery gun (155mm x 45 calibre) has been awarded to the Ordnance Factory Board. Dhanush is equipped with inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, on-board ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system. It is the product of joint efforts by ..

From Planting IEDs in J&K to Fake News in ‘Quint’essentially Pro-Pakistan Media: Know about Pakistan's Sinister Plot to Foment Unrest in India

Know about Pakistan's Sinister Plot to Foment Unrest in India..

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  1. IAF CONTEMPLATING TO BUY MOTHBALLED RUSSIAN MIG-29sThe IAF in its desperation to make up for the shortfall in its dwindling fighter squadrons is contemplating buying 21 mothballed MiG-29 aircraft (aircraft prepared for a long period of storage to prevent corrosion) from Russia. These fighters were built in the 1980s but never assembled and flown. They could be assembled and upgraded in line with the current and in progress modernisation of the Mig-29s—extension of operational ..

For High-Growth & Equitable Society

The roadmap in ten key dimensions lays emphasis on physical and digital infrastructure, green environment, rural industrialisation, blue economy, space, agri healthcare, etcFinance Minister Piyush Goyal has announced the Interim Budget 2019 that is both c..

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Taking the defence budget to Rs 3 lakh crore, provision for infrastructure including railways, renewable energy are all welcome steps. Boost to electric vehicles is also a step towards clean environment Dr Ashwani Mahajan   As s the present term of Narendra Modi government completes in May 2019, amidst speculations whether the budget to be presented by the present officiating Finance Minister Piyush Goyal would be an interim budget or the final; whether the government would be able to make ..

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1. ISRAEL SIGNS CONTRACT FOR SUPPLY OF SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILESThe Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard Ltd have signed a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for provision of Naval Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile systems (MRSAM). The contract is worth US$ 93 million and involves provision of various systems for the MRSAM Air Defence System. These include follow up orders, maintenance and other services. Earlier last year, IAI had entered into contract with Bharat Electronics Limited to supply ..

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1.COASTAL SECURITY EXERCISE ACROSS ENTIRE INDIAN COAST CONDUCTED The Indian Navy, in coordination with various other agencies conducted the largest ever coastal security Exercise ‘SEA VIGIL’ along the entire length of 7,516 km coastline and EEZ of India, to validate the efficacy of various measures taken since ‘26/11’. Even though smaller exercises involving individual states or those combined with adjacent states are being conducted on a biannual basis, such a national-level exercise is perhaps ..

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 1. VISIT OF AUSTRALIAN CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCE TO INDIAThe Australian Chief of Defence Force General Angus J Campbell, called upon General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff and discussed issues of mutual concern, on the side lines of ‘Raisina Dialogue’. He also called on Lieutenant General Rajeshwar, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and discussed important aspects of mutual concern.  The Raisina Dialogue, a multilateral annual conference is organised by the Ministry ..

Travancore of Bharat: The First Asian Kingdom to Defeat a European Colonial Power

In 1741, Travancore scripted a glorious chapter in world history, becoming the first Asian Kingdom to defeat a European Colonial Power, when the formidable Travancore Nair Force of King Marthanda Varma categorically defeated the Dutch Force in the ‘Battle of Colachel’..

Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’, in New Delhi on November 27..

Indo-China relations will have impact on entire world: Nirmala Sitharaman

Delivering the 7th Rutum Kamgo memorial lecture on November 11 Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman said five ‘S’ Samman (respect), Samvad (dialogue), Sahyog (co-operation), Shanti (peace) and Samriddhi (prosperity) should guide our relations with China..

“It is state-sponsored Genocide in Balochistan”: Italian journalist Francesca Marina

Francesca Marina, an eminent Italian scholar and editor in chief of ‘Stringer Asia’, who has visited Balochistan several times and regularly keeps a close watch on the happenings there, said what is happening in Balochistan today is not simply the human rights violation, it is systematic pogrom being carried out by Pakistan and a war leading to extermination of a culture..

Singapore-India Bilateral Maritime Exercise

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New Study Claims Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal may have Plateaued, But Security Experts Remain Sceptical

Security experts, however, remain sceptical of the new estimate. “I am not sure of the assessments since there are always so many assumptions made when calculating the fissile material available – the burn in power reactors, the quality of uranium ore and so on. All external estimates put Pakistan as having more nuclear weapons," says a security expert at a Delhi-based think tank..

Kargil and After: How Secure Are we Today?

A review of the progress made in India’s security calculus, subsequent to the recommendations of the group of Ministers post-Kargil Conflict ..

Lens and Pen in the Battleground

Kargil was the first war which Indian correspondents covered by going to the front and Army had to handle the situation on the battlefront. This led to serious deliberations over the role of media during war time   Many news media experts believe that embedded journalism provides a more accurate story of a war when compared to the traditional approach of news gathering via military briefings prepared for the pressThe changing landscape of media in the 21st century and especially in the current ..

Mission Jeopardised?

Is the world heading towards the third World War ? The missile attacks of the US and its allies on Syria have triggered the debate amid grave apprehensions..