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  • All about India's indigenous surface-to-air Akash missile system Yesterday

    New Delhi: India has finally got a formidable and indigenous anti-aircraft missile system with the handing over of the surface-to-air (SAM) Akash to the Indian Army on Tuesday. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Akash, which can be fired from both static and mobile platforms, is an...
  • India gets a formidable missile shield, Army inducts indigenous Akash to thwart aerial threats Yesterday

    New Delhi: Adding more power to its armour, Akash missile system, a formidable shield against possible aerial threats was inducted into the Indian Army on Tuesday. The indigenous system has the potential to prevent aerial threats from enemy's fighter planes, helicopters, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles up to a maximum...
  • Surface-to-air short range Akash missile system to be inducted into Indian Army today Yesterday

    After a long wait of 32 years, the Akash missile system will be inducted into the Indian Army on Tuesday. The system is a proven formidable shield against possible aerial threats from enemy's fighter planes, helicopters, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles up to a maximum range of 25 km and...
  • Pakistani Taliban claims to have successfully test-fired indigenous missile Omar -1 April 22, 2015

    Islamabad: As Pakistan was Tuesday celebrating Chinese investments worth $46 billion in the country, the militant Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reported it has successfully test-fired its first indigenously developed missile. The TTP issued a statement and posted a video showing the launch of the missile, named "Omar 1". The video, released on...
  • Navy's new stealth destroyer INS Visakhapatnam to be launched on Sunday April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Navy's new destroyer, Visakhapatnam, with enhanced capability to operate in nuclear, biological and chemical atmosphere, will be launched in Mumbai on Sunday. The ship is the first of the four follow follow-up order of the Kolkata class warships and will give a major flip to India's maritime...
  • India successfully test fires 3,000 km range nuclear-capable Agni-III missile April 16, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, from a base in Odisha, an official said. The surface-to-surface missile was fired from a launch complex at the Inner Wheeler Island off the coast of Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 200 km...
  • North Korea fires missiles ahead of Pentagon chief's visit April 9, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea fired two surface-to-air missiles into the sea this week as US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visited the region for talks in Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea's defence ministry said on Thursday. The North launched the missiles from a west coast base into the Yellow Sea on Tuesday in...
  • US defends $952 million arms sale to Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Washington: The US has defended a proposed arms deal with Pakistan worth nearly a billion dollar to sell attack helicopters and missiles, saying the weapons would be used for internal counter-terrorism operations. "This proposed sale of helicopters and weapons systems will provide Pakistan with military capabilities in support of its counter-terrorism...
  • US approves $952 million sale of helicopters, missiles to Pakistan April 8, 2015

    Washington: The Obama administration has notified the US Congress it's selling Pakistan $952 million worth of attack helicopters, air-to-surface missiles and other military assistance saying it will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The State Department has approved the sale saying the "helicopters and weapon systems will provide...
  • India's missile interceptor fails in 10th test April 7, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India's ballistic missile interceptor failed on its tenth test on Monday, being unable to reach its target, a senior defence official said. The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the coast in Odisha's Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here, but plummeted into...
  • India can develop intercontinental ballistic missiles with over 10,000 kilometers range: DRDO April 4, 2015

    Vadodara: India is capable of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which can hit targets beyond the range of 10,000 kilometers, Chairman of Armament Research Board, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr SK Salwan said on Saturday. "India has successfully test fired nuclear capable Agni V missile recently which has a...
  • North Korea says can fire nuclear missile at 'any time' March 21, 2015

    London: North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear weapon and would use a nuclear missile in retaliation if it is attacked, the country's ambassador to Britain told Sky News on Friday. "It is not the United States that has a monopoly on nuclear weapons strikes," Ambassador Hyun Hak-bong...
  • North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles March 20, 2015

    London: A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time. North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster that his government would use the missiles in response to a nuclear attack by...
  • Astra missile successfully launched from Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft March 19, 2015

    Balasore (Odisha): India's indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, was successfully launched from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on Thursday. "The missile was successfully tested to hit a simulated target at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, in Odisha today," ITR Director MVKV Prasad said. The missile was tested to prove...
  • Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile March 9, 2015

    Rawalpindi: Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired Shaheen-III Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2750 Kms. The test was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system at maximum range. The successful launch with its impact point in...
  • Pakistan tests self developed cruise missile Ra'ad February 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air launched cruise missile (ALCM), an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. The Ra'ad missile, with a range of 350 km, enables Pakistan to achieve "strategic standoff capability" on both land and sea, Dawn online reported. Cruise technology...
  • DRDO improved during my tenure, says former chief Avinash Chander February 2, 2015

    Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander on Monday said that the defence organisation has during his tenure. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Chander said, "We have taken major steps to improve the performance from the last couple of year. We have accelerated the projects, infrastructure and have started delivery." The government on...
  • Cherished every moment of my service in DRDO: Avinash Chander January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day that India took a "giant leap" in its deterrence capability with the successful test launch of the canister-mounted Agni missile, the driving force behind the development of the weapon platform, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, marked his last day at the helm of the agency which...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni 5 missile canister version January 31, 2015

    Balasore: India on Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5', which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast. The three stage, solid propellant "missile was test-fired from a...
  • Why did government hold back display of military might at Republic Day parade, asks Congress January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: As India showcased its rich cultural diversity and military might with the US President Barack Obama watching on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade, Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned why the government did not display its strategic assets this time. Citing a report, the former Union minister...
  • India successfully tests 4,000 km Nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • India successfully tests nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile November 29, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea. The missile's warheads...
  • Akash missile test fired successfully for second day November 18, 2014

    ?Balasore: For the second consecutive day, India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the air force. The trial of the missile was 'fully successful', ITR director MVKV Prasad said adding it hit a para-barrel...
  • India test fires Akash missile successfully November 17, 2014

    Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test-fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at about 3.18 pm," defence sources said. Describing...
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear capable ballistic missile November 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday successfully test- fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometers, days after testing a similar missile capable of hitting targets as far as 1,500 kilometers, bringing many Indian cities under its range. The launch of Shaheen 1A or Hatf IV ballistic missile was...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast November 9, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the...
  • US shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test November 7, 2014

    Honolulu: The US military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii. The Missile Defence Agency said on Thursday that a short-range ballistic missile target and two cruise missile targets were fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. The agency says the Pearl Harbor-based destroyer USS...
  • Russia successfully test-fires new intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile Bulava October 30, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said that the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea on Thursday. The missile's warheads successfully reached designated...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear cruise missile Nirbhay; can strike targets more than 700 km away October 17, 2014

    Chandipur (Odisha): India's indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay, which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, was successfully test fired from Chandipur range in Odisha on Friday morning. This was the second test firing attempt made by Nirbhay, after the missile failed in its debut attempt...