MISSILES

  • 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...
  • India developing air-launched version of Nirbhay missile October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: DRDO is developing an air-launched version of the 1,500-km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile which would be capable of being fired from the Air Force's frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "This Nirbhay missile would be capable of being used from air, land and ships and submarines....
  • Pakistan successfully test-fires short range missile Hatf IX September 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday successfully test-fired short range surface-to-surface missile 'Hatf IX' that has a range of 60 kilometres and can cover parts of India. The test of the missile also called Nasr was conducted with successive launches of four missiles from a state-of-the-art Multi Tube Launcher with Salvo Mode, the...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea September 15, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarinebased ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...
  • India successfully test fires nuclearcapable AgniI missile September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully testfired its indigenous developed nuclearcapable surfacetosurface AgniI missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said. The missile, which can strike a target 700 km away and can carry a onetonne nuclear warhead, was tested by the armed forces as part of user trial...
  • China shows off new missile test on prime time television September 11, 2014

    Beijing: China has unveiled its latest military hardware on prime time television, an advanced air defence system that reports said has a "high success rate" destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The HongQi10 (Reg Flag 10) surfacetoair missile was shown in the evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and landbased...
  • Russia tests nuclear Bulava missile from a submarine September 11, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Navy has successfully testlaunched an intercontinental ballistic missile from one of its nuclear submarines, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The Bulavaclass SBLM (submarinelaunched missile) was fired by the submarine Vladimir Monomakh from a position in the White Sea and hit its designated target at the Kura test...
  • Highenergy objects penetrated MH17 before crash: report September 9, 2014

    The Hague: The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "highenergy objects from outside the aircraft." The preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing...
  • India to develop man portable antitank guided missile August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: India is working on developing a manportable antitank guided missile capable of being fired from shoulders, a top defence official said on Monday. "We are going to have surfacetoair missile which will be on the move, tracking...We are also working (on) missiles...stop and launch within a few seconds. We are...
  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against USSouth Korea drill August 17, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" preemptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint USSouth Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • India conducts successful trial of surfacetoair 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surfacetoair 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • China reveals 12,000km long range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 2, 2014

    Beijing: China's next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which have a range of 12,000 kms, have been revealed. A piece of information revealed in a government environmental monitoring file has indirectly confirmed the existence of a new generation of Chinese ICBM, the Dongfeng41 (DF41) missile, a report on the website...
  • IndoRussia pact planned for new BrahMos missile version August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Supersonic cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos Aerospace on Friday said it is hopeful that a pact to develop a sleeker and faster 'mini' version of the missile will be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December this year. "We are hoping to sign a tripartite agreement...
  • US believes Russia gave missiles to Ukrainian rebels July 20, 2014

    Washington: The US believes that Russia gave sophisticated Buk missile launchers to Ukrainian rebels and attempts were made Russian military to move them back into the country after the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet, American media reported on Sunday. "We do believe they were trying to move back into Russia...
  • US: Ukraine does not have the capability to shoot down MH17 July 19, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, US says that the surface to air missile which brought the Malyasian airliner down couldn't have been Ukrainian as the country does not have such capability. Washington also says that Ukraine doesn't have the capability to shoot down a plane like this. ...
  • Russiabacked separatists shot down MH17 plane: Barack Obama July 18, 2014

    Washington: The United States began building a case on Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said evidence so far indicates that Malaysia Airlines...