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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 21-year old Kolkata student builds a drone, seeks help to upgrade 30-08-2013 09:05 AM

    Kolkata: Subhanjan Saha has his eyes in the sky. A three metre by one metre drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), built by him from scratch has garnered widespread attention - but unfortunately, the top brass in India's defence and aeronautics sectors are yet to respond. Saha, a 21-year-old computer...
  • Boost for Indian defence as nuclear submarine INS Arihant activated 10-08-2013 09:41 AM

    New Delhi: In a major step towards completing its nuclear triad, the atomic reactor on-board the indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant was activated late Friday night. The submarine will soon be launched to sea on the Eastern coast and paves the way for its operational deployment by the Navy soon....
  • US, India discuss joint production of military equipment 06-08-2013 10:30 PM

    Washington: A top American defence official and the head of India's DRDO have discussed ways to take bilateral defence cooperation towards the goal of joint development and production of military gear. US Deputy Secretary of Defence Ash Carter and DRDO chief Avinash Chander also held talks on measures to deepen...
  • Prithvi missiles to be replaced by more-capable Prahar: DRDO 30-06-2013 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to enhance its precision strike capabilities, India is planning to replace its 150 km-range Prithvi ballistic missiles with the newly developed quick reaction Prahar missiles. "We are withdrawing the tactical 150 km-range Prithvi missiles and will replace them with the Prahar missiles, which are more capable and...
  • DRDO to develop robotic soldiers to replace humans in warfare 09-06-2013 10:49 AM

    New Delhi: With futuristic warfare in mind, India is working to develop robotic soldiers as part of efforts to boost unmanned fighting capabilities, joining a select group of countries in this endeavour. Under the project being undertaken by DRDO, robots would be developed with very high level of intelligence to...
  • Parliamentary panel recommends enhancing FDI limit 30-04-2013 02:45 AM

    New Delhi: Rejecting the Defence Ministry's view on foreign direct investment, a Parliamentary committee has recommended enhancement in FDI limit to attract foreign companies as it would benefit the Indian defence sector in the long run and save precious foreign exchange. The Standing Committee on Defence took note of the...
  • Odisha: Fire breaks out near missile trial centre at DRDO 29-04-2013 08:08 AM

    Balasore: A fire broke out in Chandipur's ammunition depot in Odisha early Monday morning. The fire broke out at 4 am in the ammunition testing centre of the Proof and Experimental Establishment or PXE. "The fire triggered explosions as it erupted in the magazine store of the Proof and Experimental...
  • Nuclear capable Agni-II missile successfully test fired 07-04-2013 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: The medium range, nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-II missile was on Sunday successfully test-fired with a strike range of more than 2,000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test...
  • DRDO computers 'hacked', probe on 13-03-2013 05:47 PM

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