British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns | Theresa May takes over as new UK PM | May becomes second British woman PM after Margaret Thatcher | Cameron announced resignation following Brexit, a referendum for UK's exit from EU June 23 | International Tribunal demolishes China's claims over South China Sea | Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague says China has no legal basis to claim regional waters and build islets | The Tribunal also held China guilty of damaging coral reefs and natural environment | China has border maritime problems with all its neighbours | China rejected the decision, saying it is invalid and has no binding force | India, Tanzania agree to deepen overall defence and security partnership, especially in the maritime domain | Both nations agreed to work closely, bilaterally, regionally and globally to combat twin threats of terrorism, climate change | Prime Minister visiting Tanzania in the last leg of his visit to 4 African nations July 7-11 | Boeing, Mahindra Defence open C-17 Training Centre for IAF | Terrorism is the gravest security threat facing the world today, says PM Modi during Mozambique visit | Terrorism impacts India and Mozambique equally | NASA spacecraft Juno reaches Jupiter | Juno crossed violent radiation and flew 130,000 miles/hour | Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system | Juno should be in Jpiter orbit for 20 months to send data | The $1.1 billion Juno mission took five years to reach Jupiter | LCA 'Tejas' joins Indian Air Force | Tejas is an indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft | The single-seat, single-engine, multi-role light fighter is designed by ADA and manufactured by HAL | India test-fires new surface-to-air missile from a defence base in Balasore off Odisha coast | The new missile is jointly developed by India and Israel | Abdul Majeed Al Khoori appointed Acting CEO of the Abu Dhabi Airports | Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei becomes Advisor to the Abu Dhabi Airports Chairman | Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over 'Varunastra' to Indian Navy | Varunastra is an advanced heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo | It is indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by DRDO | India officially joins Missile Technology Control Regime | With this India becomes 35th member of the MTCR | Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar signed the document of accession into MTCR in Seoul June 27 | The document was signed in presence of Ambassadors of France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg - the Chair and two co-chairs of the Regime | India had applied for the membership in 2015 | India finalises deal for 145 BAE Systems M777 artillery guns | This is Indian Army's first artillery deal in 30 years | Britain votes to leave EU, Pound crashes | 52 per cent voted Leave and 48 Remain in historic referendum | British Prime Minister David Cameron announces to resign before October over UK's exit | Leave process will take about two years though | Markets hit worldwide, including in India | China scuttles India's NSG bid | India joins SCO | India, apart from Pakistan, was admitted as full member of SCO during its Ufa Summit in July 2015 | After completing certain procedures, India now technically entered into SCO | India had an observer status for past 10 years prior to entering into six member regional bloc | No consensus on India's membership in NSG | China and five other countries oppose India's entry as New Delhi has not signed NPT | China insists Pakistan must also enter NSG if India's application is accepted | Pakistan is China's only military ally and is also known as a nuclear, missile and terror proliferator (NMTP) | Indian Space Agency ISRO successfully launches 20 satellites in one rocket | This is the biggest launch in ISRO's history | The satellites were launched onboard PSLV C-34 from SDSC (SHAR) Sriharikota | PSLV C-34 was carrying 17 satellites from US, Canada, Germany, Indonesia and 3 from India | Government of India approves 100% FDI in defence and civil aviation sectors | In defence, foreign investment beyond 49% (and up to 100%) permitted through the government approval route | This is in cases of access to modern technology in the country | For aviation, the government allowed 100% FDI in India-based airlines | The decision on FDI reforms taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi | India confident of getting into NSG, says External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj | India is working with China to win support | India will not oppose any country's membership proposal, EAM told a news conference |
India-Israel MRSAM Successfully Test Fired

June 2016

Balasore, Odisha. A Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore off Odisha Coast June 30.

IAF’s Su-30MKI Flies with BrahMos Missile in Demo Flight

June 2016

New Delhi. BrahMos Aerospace on June 25 successfully demonstrated the integration of world’s most formidable supersonic cruise missile system BrahMos on Su-30MKI frontline strike fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

India Joins MTCR

June 2016

New Delhi. Four years after India announced its intention to join the nuclear and missile control regimes in 2012, it has entered the Missile Technology Control regime (MTCR).

What is MTCR?

June 2016

The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is an informal political understanding among states that seek to limit the proliferation of missiles and missile technology.

Indian Air Force Test Fires BrahMos Land to Land Version

May 2016

New Delhi. An advanced version of BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile system successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Western Sector at 1200 hours May 27.

Lockheed Martin Mini-Missile Takes Flight in New Demonstration

April 2016

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. A Lockheed Martin-built Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor was successfully launched from a Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in an engineering demonstration April 8 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

IAF inducts indigenous BVR Astra Air-to-Air Missile

March 2016

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started inducting Astra, the indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile.

India Successfully Test Fires Long Range Surface to Air Missile in its Maiden Firing

December 2015

New Delhi. India has successfully test fired its newly developed Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR SAM) in its maiden firing from the Indian Navy’s Western Seaboard.

LRSAM Successfully Flight-Tested from Israeli Naval Platform

November 2015

New Delhi. For the first time Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM), jointly designed and developed by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI), Israel and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been successfully flight tested from an Israeli Naval Platform. The missile successfully engaged and destroyed the incoming air target.

India's Nuclear Capable Arihant Submarine Successfully Test-fires First Unarmed Missile

November 2015

New Delhi. India’s first nuclear powered nuclear attack submarine, Arihant, has successfully test fired a dummy missile.

BrahMos hits target in maiden test firing from Navy’s new destroyer INS Kochi

October 2015

New Delhi. The formidable BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has validated its strike power yet again after being successfully tested from Indian Navy’s newest stealth destroyer INS Kochi on the west coast of India.

Flight of Nirbhay Missile Aborted after 700 Seconds of Launch

October 2015

Chandipur, Odisha. Nirbhay Long Range Subsonic tactical cruise Missile was launched at 1138 hrs from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha October 16.

DRDO Missile Complex in Hyderabad to be named after Dr Kalam

October 2015

New Delhi. On the occasion of 84th Birth Anniversary of the Missile Man and former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will rename the country’s prestigious Missile Complex in Hyderabad as “Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex” in an event to mark the occasion at Research Centre Imarat (RCI) October 15.

India Fails to get MTCR Membership, But Wins Wide Support

October 2015

New Delhi. India failed in its maiden attempt last week to win consensus support for its entry to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

IAF Su-30 MKIs to Become More Lethal

September 2015

New Delhi/ Moscow. The IAF’s (Indian Air Force) frontline air dominance fighters are all set now to add to their multi-role muscles by acquiring capabilities to be able to fire the air-launched version of the world’s fastest BrahMos cruise missile jointly produced by Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Lockheed Martin, Roketsan to develop SOM-J missile for F-35

September 2015

London. Lockheed Martin and Turkish company Roketsan have signed a contract to cooperatively develop the SOM-J missile for integration into the F-35 internal weapons bay, a Lockheed Martin press statement said September 16.

Indian Army Inducts Indigenously-developed Surface-to-Air-Missile Akash

May 2015

New Delhi. Indian Army inducted indigenously-developed surface-to-air-missile Akash into the Army Air Defence Corps at a glittering ceremony here May 5.

Tatra Trucks is back in action in India

April 2015

Abu Dhabi. Czeck company Tatra Trucks is back in business in India, after the ban on it for alleged corruption was lifted by the Government a couple of months back.

India tests canisterised Agni-5 ICBM successfully

January 2015

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar. Indian scientists conducted the third test of Agni-5 Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Jan 31, but this time directly from its mobile canister.

Indian scientists test 1000-kg Indigenous Guided Glide Bomb

December 2014

New Delhi. A 1000-kg glide bomb designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully tested Dec 18 in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast.

Air Chief inaugurates state of the art BrahMos Technical Position facility

December 2014

New Delhi. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha inaugurated the state-of-the-art BrahMos Technical Position facility at the BrahMos headquarters here on Dec 9, marking induction of the land-based version of the missile.

Indo-Israeli LRSAM tested successfully

November 2014

Tel Aviv. Indian and Israeli defence scientists successfully tested their jointly developed Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) Nov 10.

India Test Fires Indigenous Subsonic Cruise Missile

November 2014

NEW DELHI. India successfully test fired its first indigenous multi-role nuclear-capable subsonic cruise missile, named Nirbhay (or Fearless in Hindi), October 17.

BrahMos marks Grand Success with $ 5 billion worth Orders

July 2014

New Delhi. The Indo-Russian BrahMos Aerospace marked the BrahMos Day on June 12, and disclosed that it has orders and commitments worth about INR 30,000 (approx US$ 5 billion), mostly from Indian Army, Navy and Air Force for its supersonic missiles.

India tests Astra BVRAAM Successfully for a 3rd time

June 2014

Goa. India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has tested the indigenous Astra Beyond visual Range Air-ro-Air Missile (BVRAAM) for a third time successfully from an Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30 MKI aircraft.

Raytheon’s Hawk XXI targets India’s air and missile defence need

May 2014

NEW DELHI. With India’s emphasis on developing its indigenous defence industry through co-production and US pushing to share more technology with India, Raytheon has been trying to market its missile defence systems to its air force and army.

India’s Ballistic Missile Defence Programme: Soaring to New Heights

May 2014

WITH THE successful firing on April 27 of the newly developed ‘PDV’ interceptor – an advanced version of the PAD (Prithvi Air Defence) missile – DRDO soared to new heights in India’s ambitious two-layered BMD (Ballistic Missile Defence).

India successfully tests air to air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile

May 2014

New Delhi. India’s first indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air missile ‘Astra’ was successfully test fired from an Indian Air Force Su 30 MKI aircraft on May 4.

India suggests global No First Use of Nuclear Weapons

April 2014

New Delhi. India has suggested a No First Use (NFU) convention on nuclear weapons towards global disarmament.

India's indigenous n-submarine to start deterrence patrols from 2015

February 2014

New Delhi. India’s first nuclear powered nuclear attack submarine, INS Arihant, should be ready for deterrence patrols from 2015, roughly in about a year’s time from now.

DRDO's Moments and Miles

January 2014

New Delhi. India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine Arihant should set sail for the sea in about a couple of months, possibly March.

MBDA reaps benefits of its strong ties with India

September 2013

SCHROBENHAUSEN, MUNICH. A long-term strategic partner, MBDA wants to be seen as an Indian player and not merely as a buyer-seller associate in India.

Raytheon missiles just right for the Global Market

September 2013

New Delhi. As the US Navy fired two Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile’s first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea, Raytheon watchers are confirmed that the market for the US major just expanded.

DRDO strives to become a self-sufficient armament designer for Indian armed forces

September 2013

New Delhi. “By charter DRDO is only to be a design agency. Policy change is not in our hands. There are a number of measures to fill the gap between design and production.

Balancing the Belligerents

September 2013

APRIL 19 last year proved to be a red-letter day for India, as its latest Agni V ballistic missile was successfully test-fired by DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) from Wheeler Island, using a rail mobile launcher, off the coast of Orissa.

DRDO fires on towards MIRV capability

April 2013

New Delhi. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is firing on in several directions with work at hand involving MIRVs (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) and improvements in missiles, aircraft, tanks and artillery.

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile

April 2013

Bhubaneswar. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha Apr 7, a defence official said.

DRDO fires on

April 2013

New Delhi. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is firing on in several directions with work at hand involving MIRVs (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) and improvements in missiles, aircraft, tanks and artillery .

India tests BrahMos missile from underwater

March 2013

Bhubaneswar. India successfully tested the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from underwater in the Bay of Bengal off the Andhra Pradesh coast Mar 20.

India terminates cruise missile test

March 2013

Bhubaneswar. India terminated the maiden test of a long-range cruise missile Mar 11 after it deviated off course but defence scientists claimed "it met the mission objectives successfully".

BrahMos developing smaller missiles for aircraft

Feburary 2013

New Delhi. BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian supersonic missile venture, is developing smaller variants of its 8-meter long supersonic cruise missile.

India's K-15 launch: Defence scientists do nation proud

January 2013

ew Delhi. The reason why nations place a significant part of their nuclear arsenals on board nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) is because of their invulnerability, in comparison with static airforce bases and missile sites or even mobile launchers.

BEL, Israel's IAI to jointly develop missiles

December 2012

Bangalore. India's State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has tied up with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to develop long range surface-to-air missiles.

India successfully test fires missile interceptor

November 2012

Bhubaneswar. India has successfully test fired another ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Odisha as part of its efforts to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, an official said.

N-capable Prithvi-II missile tested successfully

October 2012

Bhubaneswar. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II again Oct 4 as part of practice and training.

India tests Agni-IV n-missile

September 2012

Bhubaneswar. India successfully tested its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from a military base in Odisha on India's eastern seaboard.

India test-fires Prithvi-II missile

August 2012

Bhubaneswar. India successfully conducted another test of its nuclear-capable missile Prithvi-II missile Aug 25.

India Successfully Tests N-Capable Agni-I Missile Again

July 2012

Bhubaneswar. India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile once again.

Agni V Emboldens India’s March towards Credible Deterrence

May 2012

New Delhi. India’s search and longing for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) is finally over.

India tests 5,500km ICBM

April 2012

New Delhi. India successfully tested its first 5,500km range Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) designated Agni-V Apr 19.

India to induct Akash missiles, holds war game in northeast

March 2012

New Delhi. Conscious of threats from China from the northeastern borders, India is inducting its indigenous Akash missiles in the region, even as its air force is preparing to meet the military challenge by holding a major war exercise there.

India’s Self-Reliant Missile Journey

January 2012

Tokyo. India’s declared No-First-Use (NFU) nuclear doctrine while maintaining a minimum credible deterrent continues to be its benchmark given South Asia’s feeble security arrangements.

'Nuclear-capable Agni-V to be tested soon'

January 2012

Chandigarh. India's ambitious 5,000-km range Agni-V nuclear-capable missile will be launched soon, says a senior scientist.

UAE becomes first international customer to gain the advanced AN/TPY-2 radars

January 2012

TEWKSBURY, Mass. Raytheon Company will provide AN/TPY-2 radars, associated spares, training and other services through 2018 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the radar component to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system.

India not in arms race: DRDO chief

November 2011

New Delhi. Discounting talk of an arms race in the neighbourhood after its successful test of the Agni-IV strategic nuclear-capable missile, India's defence research chief V.K. Saraswat made it clear Nov 16 that New Delhi was "not playing a game" and was "not in a race", as its missile programme was for defensive purposes.

Agni-IV production by 2014

November 2011

New Delhi. India, which successfully tested the new generation Agni-IV medium-range ballistic missile Nov 15, will carry out further tests of the weapon system till 2013 to ensure it is ready for production by 2014, defence scientists said here.

India not developing ICBM

September 2011

New Delhi. India is not developing any inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that have the capability to strike targets about 7,500 km away.

India test-fires n-capaable Shourya missile

September 2011

New Delhi. India successfully tested its 700-km range nuclear capable indigenous Shourya (Valour) Missile Sep 24.

India tests 'Prahar', a new, short range missile

July 2011

India successfully tested a new, short range Surface to Surface (SS) missile today to attack targets as near as 40 km with destructive power. Its maximum range is 150 km.

Agni V to Bolster India’s Missile Pack

June 2011

New Delhi. India is well on its way of testing what can be described as its most ambitiously zealous strategic missile system—the Agni V, by the end of 2011.

Military implications of missile-defence

June 2011

Moscow. Missile-defence is among the most discussed issues on the Russian-U.S. agenda, its prominence primarily explained by Washington's insistence on deploying forward-based missile-defence units, elements of a strategic missile-defence system, not far from Russian borders.

India successfully test-fires missile interceptor

March 2011

Bhubaneswar. India has successfully tested a ballistic missile interceptor yet again from a defence base in Orissa as part of its endeavour to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles.

BrahMos attracts high-level delegates at IDEX 2011

February 2011

Abu Dhabi. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system has attracted many high-level delegates, including from the Middle East region, during the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2011 at Abu dhabi.

Brahmos Block III test-fired successfully

December 2010

New Delhi. Indian scientists have successfully test-fired the latest Block III version of the BrahMos supersonic missile with high maneuvering and steep dive capability.

BrahMos cruise missile achieves supersonic dive

September 2010

Balasore, Bhubaneswar. In a first in the military world, the BrahMos cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia achieved a supersonic dive Sep 5 after being fired from a defence base in Orissa as part of the trials to fine-tune its capabilities, an official said.

India's ballistic missile interceptor successfully tested

July 2010

Balasore (Orissa). India has successfully tested for the fourth consecutive time a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Orissa as part of its endeavour to create an impregnable shield against incoming enemy missiles, defence sources said.

Precision, lethality and standoff a must for missiles

July 2010

New Delhi. The Indian industry needs to develop state-ofthe- art missiles with precision and standoff capability, according to Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, Gen V K Singh.

Aegis – A Capability for Regional Security

February 2010

Washington. A well-known aphorism among U.S. government observers is that Washington D.C. is a city surrounded on all sides by reality.

Raytheon unveils a new Anti-submarine weapon

February 2010

Dubai. Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for the State of Kuwait.

India does not have an ICBM programme

February 2010

New Delhi. With the 3500-km Agni-III all set for induction after three successful trials, India is gearing up to test its 5,000-km range Agni-V nuclear tipped missile in a year's time.

Raytheon Awarded $20 Million for Spares to Support Upgraded Kuwait Patriot Radar Systems

November 2009

Dubai. Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for the State of Kuwait.

Three Arab Nations Purchase Raytheon AMRAAM

November 2009

Dubai. The US government has executed separate Letters of Offer and Acceptance with three of its key allies to purchase Raytheon Company's AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

India’s Missile Programme: Augmenting Firepower

October 2009

New Delhi . South Asia's feeble political and strategic equations are reflected in the volatility of its security arrangements. The evolution of elements that have been crucial towards galvanizing India's strategic response crucially include its missile programme as an unassailable part of that strategy.

India’s Strategic Trump BrahMos

July 2009

New Delhi. India’s rise to strategic prominence in the Indian subcontinent has been well-matched by the fluidity of its geo-political environment and, consequently, makes for a strong case for New Delhi to assume the role of a major player in shaping the regional order.

BrahMos develops Block II for precision strike

April 2009

New Delhi. BrahMos Aerospace has developed the Block II version of its supersonic BrahMos missile to reduce clutter and home on to specific targets.

Indian Scientists Successfully Intercept Ballistic Missile

March 2009

New Delhi. Indian Scientist have successfully intercepted a ballistic for the third time in actual firing tests, promoting confidence towards building an indigenous ballistic missile shield beginning 2011.

Boosting the Efficiency of Missiles and Launch Vehicles

January 2009

Bangalore. A team of multi disciplinary researchers at the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has devised innovative, simple and cost effective techniques to improve the efficiency and range of military missiles and civilian space vehicles moving at hypersonic five to six times the speed of sound) speeds.

India test fires new Supersonic Missile

November 2008

New Delhi. India has successfully test-fired a new supersonic surface-to-surface missile (SSM), capable of hitting targets 600 km away.

Patriot: Tried. Tested. Trusted.

July 2008

New Delhi. Raytheon, the leading US arms technology company, is looking forward to supplying the sophisticated Patriot Anti Missile Missile System to a dozen countries, including India.

Akash for IAF

May 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has finally decided to home on the indigenous Akash Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) to protect its airbases.

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