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  • Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft to soon begin test flights 11-07-2014 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials. Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), told India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) that the LCA-Navy had already done more than 25...
  • Advanced version of BrahMos missile test-fired 08-07-2014 02:30 PM

    Balasore (Odisha): India test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Odisha coast on Tuesday. The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur at about 10.40 AM, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. The missile is capable...
  • Rs 115 crore cryptology centre coming up in Kolkata 01-07-2014 02:36 PM

    Kolkata: A first-of-its-kind Rs 115 crore cryptology centre will come up in Kolkata in the next two years for carrying out research in providing data security to defence and finance sectors. Being built by the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) near its north Kolkata campus, the main building of the R...
  • Hyderabad: Juvenile attacker of DRDO official nabbed 24-06-2014 07:00 AM

    Hyderabad: A juvenile pickpocket who was on the run after attacking a senior DRDO official with a razor blade after he was caught while stealing a cellphone on Sunday has been apprehended, police said. "The 16-year-old offender who was absconding since yesterday's incident has been taken into custody," Deputy Commissioner...
  • DRDO Assistant Director stabbed in Hyderabad 22-06-2014 02:21 PM

    Hyderabad: An unknown assailant stabbed the Assistant Director of Defence Research and Development Organisation in the old city area of Hyderabad. The victim was rushed to Hyderabad's Osmania Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. More details awaited. ...
  • India can export fighter planes, missiles: DRDO chief 22-06-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on the need for increasing arms exports, DRDO has said India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be "much lower" than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief...
  • Akash missile clears final test, ready for induction 18-06-2014 10:41 PM

    Bhubaneswar: India today successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-air missile Akash from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The medium-range is now ready for induction in the Indian Army. The missile, with a 27-km range and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test fired from the Integrated...
  • Akash missile ready for induction into Army: DRDO 18-06-2014 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Moving towards induction into operational service, the DRDO-developed Akash air defence missile system was today successfully test-fired by the Army and it hit an unmanned aerial vehicle. Buoyed by the success of the air defence system, which has been in the making for over two decades now as...
  • A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, DRDO ex-engineer struggles to find a job 10-06-2014 08:05 AM

    Bangalore: A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, a former DRDO engineer is running from pillar to post to get his job back. Ejaz Ahmed Mirza, a junior research fellow at the DRDO, was arrested along with ten others in August 2012, on allegations of plotting to kill...
  • Device to track down snipers developed: DRDO 28-05-2014 07:00 PM

    To protect VVIPs from snipers, DRDO says it has developed a laser device which can detect and locate potential assassins hiding behind windows with their hi-tech rifles. "We have developed a device called the Optical Target Locater. It is a portable laser-based device for detection of optical and electro optical...
  • A half-yearly look at DRDO's ongoing missile projects

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    As we approach the end of the first half of 2014, it is worthwhile to look at how the year so far has been for...

  • Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the Indian Context

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    It is now apparent that the maoists are increasingly dependent on IEDs to further their asymmetric war on the Indian State. In fact, given that...

  • India successfully test fires Astra air-to-air missile 04-05-2014 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: India on Sunday successfully test-fired its first indigenously-developed air-to-air missile Astra from a Su-30 combat aircraft over a firing range in the western sector. "The indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile 'ASTRA' was successfully test fired by the Air Force from a naval range in the...
  • India successfully test-fires new interceptor missile 27-04-2014 11:05 AM

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Saturday successfully test-fired a new interceptor missile capable of neutralising any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude. The interceptor, positioned at launch pad IV of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here, roared into the sky at about 9:10 am to hit...
  • Computers of defence establishment hacked 06-03-2014 08:23 PM

    New Delhi: In a major security breach, around 50 computers belonging to the armed forces and the DRDO were hacked sometime back and classified files could have been compromised. Apparently in view of the development, an advisory has been issued to the Services that computers having internet facility should be...
  • India to conduct night trial of Agni-I missile 17-02-2014 05:42 PM

    India is preparing to conduct the first night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile from a defence base in Odisha, defence sources said on Monday. The indigenously developed surface to surface missile, which can strike a target over 700 km away, would be fired from Wheeler Island off the coast near...
  • Desi unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) efforts taking flight for India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The domain of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has unsurprisingly emerged as a focus area for indigenous military development and production efforts. Indeed domestic UAV programmes...

  • A new year for DRDO

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Right folks, it is the beginning of the year (well, we are still in the first quarter at least) and 'Geek at Large' has decided...

  • India test-fires 4,000 km-range nuclear capable Agni-IV missile 20-01-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: India test-fired its 4,000 km-range nuclear weapon capable Agni-IV missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday morning. It is the third test-firing of the missile, which has the second-largest striking range in country's weapon arsenal. Agni-IV missile has been branded as a quantum leap in terms of...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile 07-01-2014 10:34 AM

    Balasore: India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here. The test was carried out as part of a user trial by...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile 23-12-2013 05:49 PM

    Balasore: India on Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast, defence sources said. The operation of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces...
  • HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft joins the Indian Air force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Alright folks, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Mk-I is all set to achieve Initial Operational Clearance-2 on December 20. Forget the critics, this combat...

  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable missile Dhanush from Odisha coast 23-11-2013 02:02 PM

    India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast on Saturday. "Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully tested the Dhanush missile on Saturday from a naval ship," said MV K V Prasad, Director of the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur near Balasore. The surface-to-surface Dhanush, a...
  • Antony recommends CBI probe into DRDO recruitment scam 17-11-2013 06:25 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony has recommended a CBI probe into an alleged recruitment scam in DRDO where several senior officers including two of its former chiefs are under the scanner. The Defence Minister has recommended a CBI probe into the alleged recruitment scam in which two former DRDO chiefs and...
  • India displays new missile at Seoul defence expo 30-10-2013 05:24 PM

    Seoul: India is showcasing its newly developed "Pragati" tactical surface-to-surface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60-170 km. Pragati is a highly potent and accurate short-range, battlefield tactical missile system capable of...
  • DRDO's international coming out party in Seoul features new Pragati tactical missile system

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's growing military industrial complex has begun to seriously look towards international markets which could be quite considerable for Indian defence wares if properly cultivated....

  • Prithvi-II successfully test-fired for second time in two days 08-10-2013 01:20 PM

    Balasore: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired for the second time in two days its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3...
  • DRDO scientist booked after he lies about first marriage to second wife, rapes her 23-09-2013 08:28 AM

    A Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientist was on Sunday booked for allegedly raping his wife. "A case has been lodged case against Tapas Kumar Majumdar, who is working with food research laboratory wing of DRDO, on the complaint lodged by his 30-year-old wife on Sunday evening," Raipur Superintendent...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni V long range missile 15-09-2013 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: India on Sunday successfully test fired Agni V from Wheeler Island, the country's most potent nuclear capable ballistic missile. The long range missile can carry nuclear warheads and is capable of reaching deep into China and as far as Europe. Only the UN Security Council permanent members -...
  • Second test flight of 5,000 km range Agni-V missile planned 13-09-2013 05:00 PM

    Balasore: A second test flight of long range, nuclear capable 'Agni-V' missile might be taken up on September 15 from Wheeler Island on Odisha's coast, if the weather permits. "If everything goes according to plan and weather conditions allow for a smooth launch, the test might be taken up on...