Missiles

  • India's missile build up gathers pace with Monday's Brahmos test by the Indian Army

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Monday's test by the Indian Army (IA) of a deep penetration version of the Brahmos symbolizes the emergence of a new era in standoff strike...

  • Advanced Supersonic BrahMos Missile successfully test fired from Pokhran 07-04-2014 03:11 PM

    Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges. "The...
  • Indian Army successfully test-fires BrahMos missile at Pokhran 07-04-2014 02:56 PM

    Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges. "The...
  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea 06-04-2014 11:57 AM

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the US will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors. In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a...
  • Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches 05-04-2014 11:48 AM

    Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order...
  • North Korea using sophisticated means to avoid UN sanctions: Report 11-03-2014 02:04 PM

    North Korea has developed sophisticated techniques to circumvent UN sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report said. It said North Korea was also making use of more complicated financial countermeasures that made the isolated country's purchase of prohibited...
  • After Sindhuratna, gas leak on Navy destroyer in Mumbai kills one 07-03-2014 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Just weeks after a fire on board submarine Sindhuratna killed two Navy officers, another officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata. The officer of the rank of commander reportedly inhaled a large amount of the toxic gas and...
  • South Korea sees North Korea's missile launch as provocative 28-02-2014 02:06 PM

    South Korea's defence ministry on Friday said a missile launch by North Korea on Thursday can be seen as "intended provocation". "What North Korea fired off Thursday was seen as missiles of Scud type given the trajectory and speed of the missiles," Kim Min-seok, South Korea's defence ministry spokesman said...
  • Akash missile test-fired from Odisha coast 21-02-2014 02:11 PM

    India on Friday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilot Less Target Aircraft (PTA) 'Lakshya', defence officials said. "Akash was test fired from launch complex-3 at 11.22 AM," a defence...
  • The Indian move towards MIRVs

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's pursuit of multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology has been variously described as being in the design or technology development phase in recent...

  • BJP takes dig on AAP, says Kejriwal and colleagues are 'unguided missiles' 22-01-2014 08:05 PM

    Against the backdrop of Arvind Kejriwal's protest in New Delhi, BJP on Wednesday equated the Delhi Chief Minister and his party colleagues with "unguided missiles" and said they should behave responsibly as they are bound by the Constitution. The party also ridiculed Congress for its outside support to the Aam...
  • India successfully test fires Agni-IV missile off Odisha coast 20-01-2014 03:10 PM

    India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of about 4,000 km, from a test range off the Odisha coast. "The test firing was a total success. The missile travelled its full range," MVKV Prasad, the director of Integrated Test Range, told PTI. It...
  • 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...
  • Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired 03-12-2013 11:11 AM

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Tuesday successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha as part of a user trial by defence forces. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired at around 10:05 AM from a mobile launcher in...
  • BrahMos penetrates hardened targets in Army test 18-11-2013 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Army on Monday successfully test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which penetrated and destroyed a "hardened target" in the Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan. "The Block III variant of BrahMos with deep penetration capability is fitted with a new guidance system...
  • Agni-I successfully test-fired from Odisha coast 08-11-2013 10:48 AM

    Agni-I ballistic missile was successfully test-fired on Friday with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 0933 hrs from launch...
  • 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...
  • Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile test fired from Odisha 07-10-2013 09:56 AM

    Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near here. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about...
  • US eyes co-development of anti-tank missile with India 20-09-2013 10:51 AM

    US Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter this week proposed ways to deepen defense ties between the United States and India, including co-development of the next version of the Javelin anti-tank missile now built by Raytheon Co (RTNN) and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMTN). Carter, speaking at a news conference in India,...
  • 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...
  • Syria crisis: Ballistic objects detected in Mediterranean 03-09-2013 11:20 PM

    Reuters on Tuesday quoted sources in the Israel defence ministry saying "Israel may have conducted a missile test jointly with the US." ...
  • India does not support a strike against Syria, says MEA 03-09-2013 08:26 PM

    While maintaining India's position against chemical weapons, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said India does not support a strike against Syria. ...
  • Russia says ballistic missiles fired in Mediterranean 03-09-2013 03:59 PM

    Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic 'objects' towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying. But the ballistic 'objects' detected by the Russian radar fell into sea, RIA news agency said. ...
  • Israel says Mediterranean missile launch was joint test with US 03-09-2013 03:06 PM

    Moscow: Russia raised the alarm on Tuesday after detecting the launch of two ballistic "objects" in the Mediterranean Sea but Israel later said it had carried out a joint missile test with the United States. There were no reports of missile strikes on Syria. Syrian state sources said the missiles...
  • Syrian Army moves Scud missiles to avoid strike 30-08-2013 12:52 AM

    President Bashar al-Assad's forces have removed several Scud missiles and dozens of launchers from a base north of Damascus, possibly to protect the weapons from a Western attack, opposition sources said on Thursday. The move from the position in the foothills of the Qalamoun mountains, one of Syria's most heavily...
  • India test fires N-capable Prithvi-II missile 12-08-2013 03:24 PM

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial for the defence forces. The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of...