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  1. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Exclusive Updates on Panchi, Rustam-1, Tapas-201, Rotor UAV and Solar UAV

    SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK Idrw.org has put together official information it had gathered at Aero India 2017 on all major UAV projects...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  2. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Beyond FGFA: Can India look at others for Stealth fighter Partnerships?

    SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG 2017 will mark 7th year of India and Russia signing on a preliminary design contract way back...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  3. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan Pushing Stone Pelting in Kashmir Using WhatsApp: J&K Police

    SOURCE : CNN-News18 Jammu and Kashmir Police believes that Pakistan is not just provoking but using social media platforms like WhatsApp...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  4. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: President Donald Trump to host Narendra Modi later this year: White House

    SOURCE : Hindustan Times US President Donald Trump is looking forward to hosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this year, the White...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  5. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: 5 firms using cross-LoC trade to fund Hizb-ul: NIA

    SOURCE : TNN In its probe into the alleged transfer of cross-LoC trade funds for terror purposes in J&K, the National Investigation...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  6. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Great progress made in coastal security post 26/11: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba

    [IMG]The Navy had been made "overall in-charge" of the maritime security after the 2008 attack and it has been coordinating with the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  7. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: 19 cases related to ISIS registered by NIA: Government

    [IMG]The NIA has registered 19 cases related to ISIS and out of these, charge-sheet has been filed in 11 cases, said Hansraj Ahir....

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  8. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India in talks with Russia for multi-million dollar deal to upgrade 1000 T-90 tanks

    [IMG]Under the deal, Russian firms will transfer the tank technology to Indian partners in a bid to shake off the armed forces’...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  9. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Philippines, China to hold direct talks on South China Sea row: Manila

    [IMG]Last year a United Nations-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, including...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  10. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: 'Sahayak' system discontinued in CRPF, BSF: Government

    [IMG]The 'Suraksha Sahayaks' practice has been discontinued through an order by the Ministry of Home Affairs on March 6, 2014, said...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  11. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Russian community in Delhi celebrates birth anniversary of children’s poet

    A literary evening, dedicated to the 135th Birth Anniversary of Korney Chukovsky, one of the most popular Russian children’s poets of...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  12. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Delhi’s Russian centre celebrates legacy of women poets and writers

    The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi and the Parichay Sahitya Parishad, on March 24, held a literary evening to...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  13. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: UR-77: Clearing one landmine at a time

    The UR-77 mine-clearing vehicle, nicknamed ‘meteorite,’ was designed in 1977 for making passages in minefields. The vehicle is equipped...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  14. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: More funding needed for Indo-Russian scientific projects - officials

    Lack of funding was preventing the development of bilateral large-scale scientific projects, Indian and Russian officials said at a...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  15. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan orders additional AW139 helicopters

    SOURCE : UPI Leonardo of Italy reports that Pakistan has signed a new order for additional AgustaWestland AW139 twin-engine...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  16. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan extracting gas from Indian fields, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    SOURCE : TNN Minister of State Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in reply to a question by Barmer MP Col Sona Ram...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  17. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Dalai Lama in Tawang: Tibetan spiritual leader’s visit could test already-strained...

    SOURCE : FIRSTPOST Considering that India-China ties are going through a rough-patch, allowing Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama,...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  18. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Nepal set to hop on China’s Silk Road, whatever India thinks

    SOURCE : ATIMES Having previously been almost entirely dependent on India for its trade, Nepal is slowly, but surely, coming out of...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  19. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Punjab: Balloons with Pakistan currency found in Kapurthala

    SOURCE : ANI The recovery of some balloons, coins and a white paper carrying some message and a map created quite a panic in Punjab’s...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  20. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Gen Bipin Rawat conferred honourary general title of Nepal Army

    [IMG]Gen Bipin Rawat was honoured at a special ceremony at the president's official residence 'Sheetal Niwas' in Kathmandu. Continue...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  21. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan minister defends ex-army chief appointment as 39-nation Islamic military coalition...

    [IMG]Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said government took the decision to let Raheel proceed to take the command after a lot...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  22. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: ET Defence Bulletin: Now a 'spicy jelly' grenade to tackle Kashmir protests

    [IMG]Indian Navy bids adieu to TU 142M patrol and anti-sub aircraft, 5 firms using cross-LoC trade to fund Hizb-ul and more in today's...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  23. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: 104 local youths joined militancy in J&K since 2016: Govt

    [IMG]Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said among the 104 local youths in Jammu and Kashmir who have joined the militancy in...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  24. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Duterte to US: Why didn't you send armada vs China islands?

    [IMG]President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech that US Ambassador Sung Kim was unable to reply to the question when they met this week...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  25. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Don’t Upset China: Assam Terror Group ULFA’s Message To Dalai Lama

    SOURCE : NDTV A faction of the banned terror group of Assam, ULFA, has weighed in on the controversy over Dalai Lama’s proposed visit to...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  26. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: As 3 Die In Police Action In Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti’s Appeal To Parents

    SOURCE : NDTV On a day police say three young men died while trying to break a police cordon near an encounter site, Jammu and Kashmir...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  27. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Army Chief Bipin Rawat To Be Conferred With Honorary Military Rank By Nepal

    SOURCE : PTI Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Kathmandu today on a four-day official visit to Nepal during which he will...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  28. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Indian Army Aviation’s Vision 2030 Indian rotor program, Could give HAL Serious Headache

    SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK From a current fleet of 300 Helicopters, Indian Army has chalked out robust expansion plans for its Aviation...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  29. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Maritime security set for huge boost with Rs 8,000 crore plan for 32 new helicopters made...

    SOURCE: DailyMail Providing a major boost to the capabilities of the Navy and Coast Guard, Narendra Modi has cleared a proposal worth...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  30. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: 127 cross-border infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir in 3 years

    [IMG]Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said that 127 cross-border infiltration attempts were made in Jammu and Kashmir in the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  31. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Rs 4 lakh crore worth defence procurement cleared by government in 3 years

    [IMG]The government incurred a capital expenditure of Rs 1.75 lakh crore on purchase of defence platforms for armed forces between...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  32. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China holds military exercises at Myanmar border amid tensions

    [IMG]Chinese authorities had informed Myanmar of the drill before it kicked off, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Continue reading...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  33. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China's military facilities on man-made SCS islands nearly ready: Report

    [IMG]Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying said today she was not aware of the report's details but reiterated...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  34. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: ET Defence Bulletin: One militant killed in Kashmir encounter

    [IMG]Separatists call for strike over Budgam deaths, demand inquiry, India not participating in UN talks on nuclear weapons ban and more...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  35. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Exim Bank invites applicants for BRICS research award

    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) is inviting research scholars from the five BRICS countries to submit their PhD thesis for the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  36. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Hermitage assists JJ School of Arts in design of Mumbai textile museum

    The St. Petersburg-based State Hermitage Museum will assist Mumbai’s JJ School of Arts with the final design of an upcoming museum...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  37. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Moscow, New Delhi agree to jointly fight cartelisation by pharma companies

    India and Russia have agreed to fight cartelisation by pharmaceutical companies, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) said on...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  38. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: IAF’s 2nd base for radar planes ready for take-off in Bathinda

    SOURCE: Tribune News Service The Indian Air Force’s second airbase for operating airborne early warning and control systems (AEW&CS)...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  39. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Here’s why China is blocking attempts to designate JeM chief ‘global terrorist’

    SOURCE: Hindustan Times Three days before China blocked the United Nations Security Council’s attempts to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  40. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan takes dim view of India-US logistic exchange pact : Pak Media

    SOURCE : THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE PAKISTAN Pakistan has voiced serious concerns over the growing strategic partnership between India and the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  41. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Terrorists in Pakistan ‘find new routes’ to India as the Army is warned of plots to target...

    SOURCE: DailyMail The September surgical strikes by Indian soldiers has left the Pakistani terror infrastructure bleeding and forced...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  42. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Team Indus Is Already Looking Beyond Its Planned Historic Moon Landing

    SOURCE: HUFFING POST Bengaluru based Team Indus, one of the five finalists selected in the Google Xprize Lunar competition, is in the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  43. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: After 29 years, Navy to de-induct long range patrol aircraft, Tu-142M, tomorrow

    [IMG]The aircraft, which has completed 30,000 hours of accident free flying, would be formally de-inducted from service in the presence...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  44. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China army drills on Myanmar border amid tensions

    [IMG]Fighting this month in Myanmar pushed thousands of people into China to seek refuge, prompting Beijing to call for a ceasefire...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  45. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Separatists call for strike over Budgam deaths, demand inquiry

    [IMG]There should be a complete strike tomorrow and peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the incident," chairmen of both...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  46. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Mehbooba Mufti asks militants to give up arms

    [IMG]Today an encounter is going on at Chadoora... We made efforts to tell the lad to lay his arms and come back (to the mainstream)....

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  47. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: IIT Madras, Indian Army sign MoU to strengthen critical technological areas

    [IMG]IIT-M Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi and Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S) Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha signed the MoU in this regard, a...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
  48. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Real BrahMos-ER with 800km Range to make a debut by mid of 2019.

    SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Earlier this month supersonic BrahMos cruise missile was tested for Extended Range of 450...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  49. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Rotors fouled?

    SOURCE: The Statesman Like all finance ministers, Arun Jaitley is adept at selective use of statistics, opinions etc to support his...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  50. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India to shun foreign standards for testing bulletproof jackets, vehicles

    SOURCE: Tribune News Service Indigenous standards and testing parameters are being developed to evaluate the performance and...

    Forum: Defence News

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:03 AM