Missiles

  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill 4 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South 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 surface-to-air 'Akash' missile 1 week ago

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air '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 12,000-km 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 Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) missile, a report on the website...
  • Indo-Russia 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 CNN-IBN, 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. ...
  • Russia-backed 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...
  • No plans for exporting LCA, missiles for now July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no proposal at present to export the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) or BrahMos missile, parliament was told on Friday. "There are no proposals at present to export the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and BrahMos supersonic cruise missile," Jaitley told the Lok Sabha in a written...
  • Inside Malaysia Airlines, tears and shock as tragedy strikes again July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: It started with another late-night phone call, another rush to the airport, where familiar faces in a familiar setting tried to make sense of nearly 300 more lives lost in the second disaster to strike Malaysia Airlines in the space of just a few months. For a company and...
  • World leaders call for probe into downed MH17 jet that left 298 dead July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War. One US official said Washington strongly...
  • Ukraine rebels take away most of the downed Malaysian plane recorders July 18, 2014

    Kiev (Ukraine): Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners - dressed in overalls and covered in soot - searched Friday through wreckage and bodies scattered over a wide stretch of Ukrainian farmland after a Malaysian jetliner flying high above Ukraine's battlefield was shot down from the sky, killing...
  • Malaysian plane crash: Confusion prevails over who fired the missile July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. The US has concluded that a Buk missile brought down that plane as not many missiles can shoot down a jet flying at nearly 33,000 feet. Buk surface-to-air missiles can strike targets at height of upto 49,000 feet....
  • Malaysian plane crash: Former DGCA Kanu Gohain urges for an independent probe July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian jetliner was shot down on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Former director-general of civil aviation, Kanu Gohain urged for an independent probe in the case. He also said that one...
  • Malaysian plane MH17's second 'black box' found in Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: Rescue workers recovered a second flight recorder on Friday from the Malaysian airliner brought down in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters cameraman on the scene said. Pro-Russian separatists in the region said on Thursday they had found one of the "black box" recorders on Thursday when the Malaysian airliner came down,...
  • Plane did not make a distress call, says Malaysian PM; probe ordered July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday confirmed that the Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call. He said that they will not leave any stone unturned in finding out what went wrong with the jetliner that killed 298 people. Razak also...
  • Buk missile with high explosive warhead may have hit the Malaysian plane July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian plane was shot down on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. The US has concluded that a Buk missile brought down that plane. The Buk missile has high explosive warhead of 154 pounds and it's speed is 2684 MPH. This missile has the capability to shoot down a plane in...
  • Watch: Malaysian plane turns into a fireball as it hits the ground July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian Airlines plane with 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. An amateur video shows the plane turn into a fireball after hitting the ground. ...
  • Watch: The flying path of the ill-fated Malaysian plane MH17 July 18, 2014

    The ill fated Malaysian airline that crashed on the Ukraine-Russia border flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lampur. It crashed in Donetsk in Ukraine when the Ukrainian ATC lost control with the airline MH17 at 2:15 PM (GMT). ...
  • Malaysian airliner downing puts spotlight on Buk missile system July 18, 2014

    Washington: As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down. But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as "Gadfly" in NATO, struck the aircraft and killed all 298 on...
  • Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 reported dead July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. Ukraine accused "terrorists" - militants fighting to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia...
  • Malaysian plane with 295 people on board shot down: How the tragedy unfolded July 18, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed that it "has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow." ...
  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 125 July 12, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 19 people, medics said. The Jewish state kept options open for a possible ground offensive into densely populated...
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko says Kiev will destroy rebels behind missile attack July 11, 2014

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Kiev would "find and destroy" the pro-Russian separatists responsible for a high-powered missile attack that possibly killed 30 Ukrainian servicemen on Friday. "For every soldier's life, the militants will pay with scores and hundreds of their own. Not a single terrorist will avoid responsibility,...
  • North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul July 9, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests on Wednesday, South Korea said. A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the North had fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles from its western...
  • Advanced version of BrahMos missile test-fired July 8, 2014

    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 of carrying...
  • Pentagon notifies US Congress of proposed sale of Harpoon missile to India July 3, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon has notified the US Congress about its decision to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India at an estimated cost of $200 million arguing that it will strengthen India-US strategic relationship and improve security of an important partner. The entire package under the foreign military sale route includes...
  • North Korea confirms latest missile test June 30, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea. The South Korean military said that the test on Sunday was of two short-range Scud missiles with a range of about...
  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles June 29, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters on Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. The Defence Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules, said the...
  • North Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile June 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea announced on Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cutting-edge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, according...