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  1. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: The Viper would be a capable replacement for MiG 21s

    SOURCE: DAILY O In less than a decade, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to run seriously short of fighter aircraft. The venerable MiG...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  2. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

    SOURCE: REUTERS India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  3. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Video of Indian Army trials of Howitzer M-777 guns in Rajasthan

    SOURCE: ANI The Indian Army began trial of the ultra light Howitzer M-777 guns in Pokhran Range of Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district on...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  4. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: High Flier

    SOURCE: OUTLOOK INDIA The recent Paris Air Show witnessed an unprecedented agreement. Lockheed Martin inked an understanding with the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  5. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Russia Supplied Over 250 Sukhoi Su Aircraft to Asia-Pacific Region

    SOURCE: SPUTNIK Russia supplied over 250 Sukhoi Su aircraft to the Asia-Pacific countries, a number of which are using the Sukhoi Su-30...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  6. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan's BAT attack in Jammu and Kashmir: 2 Indian soldiers and one attacker killed

    [IMG]The official said the Indian Army's 'Area Domination Patrol' was "targeted by the armed intruders and exchange of fire occurred."...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  7. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India's eye in the sky for defence forces to get sharper & wider

    [IMG]The latest remote sensing satellite slated to be launched on board PSLV-C38 tomorrow morning has a resolution of 0.6 metres, which...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  8. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pak Army hands over 4 Indians who strayed into Pakistan

    [IMG]The four Indians had crossed from Wagah and Norowal borders sometime ago. They were arrested and handed over to police for...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  9. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Reliance Defence to partner with Daher for aerospace components

    [IMG]According to the fully-owned subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, the MoU was signed at the Paris Air Show. Daher Aerospace is...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  10. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: 2,000 more soldiers going to South Kashmir as reinforcements

    [IMG]With the presence of additional forces in Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama, some army camps in Shopian and Pulwama would be...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  11. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Chabahar Port: Why future of India-Iran project hinges on outcome of Narendra Modi-Donald...

    SOURCE: FIRST POST The trilateral engagement between India, Iran and Afghanistan during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  12. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan downing Iran drone will not enable India to drive wedge: Chinese expert

    SOURCE: PTI India will not succeed in driving “a wedge” between Iran and Pakistan by “hyping” the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  13. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Reliance Defence delivers newly built Panamax bulk carrier

    SOURCE: IANS Ship building and repair infrastructure major Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) on Thursday said it has built...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  14. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India slams UN, US inaction on terror safe havens in Pakistan

    SOURCE: TNN In one fell swoop, and without once mentioning Pakistan or the US, India yesterday came down heavily on both countries, as...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  15. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Countdown for launch of PSLV-C38 begins

    SOURCE: PTI The 28-hour countdown for the launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  16. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Narendra Modi trip

    [IMG]Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  17. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan downing Iran drone will not enable India to drive wedge: Chinese expert

    [IMG]A Chinese expert asserted that the downing of an Iranian drone by a Pakistan Air Force fighter jet will not affect ties between...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  18. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Security Council ignoring terrorists, terror-backers in Afghanistan: India

    [IMG]The international community's collective inability and unwillingness to see the problem for what it is has inflicted huge costs on...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  19. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Private companies can now tie up with banned foreign vendors to make ammunition for Indian Army

    [IMG]Banned cos such as IMI, Singapore Technologies & Rheinmetall will now get a slice of India’s lucrative ammunition mkt, which is...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  20. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Defence shipping deals to be thrown open to private companies

    [IMG]All future contracts for warships and other requirements of the Indian Navy will be awarded after competitive bidding, according to...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM
  21. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: A year after ISRO launch: CoEP gets Rs 50 lakh for Swayam Phase II

    SOURCE: ENS In a major boost to the space-based activities being carried out at College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), the state government...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  22. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: There is room for a rethink: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Kulbhushan Jadhav...

    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY Pakistan’s outgoing High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that his country is committed not to carry out...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  23. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Lockheed: Trump’s ‘buy American’ emphasis unlikely to thwart potential F-16 production in India

    SOURCE: Defensenews.com Lockheed Martin is still waiting for India to make a decision on its fighter jet competition. However, in the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  24. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Made in India parts for Pakistani F-16s? : Let me Explain

    SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Tata Advanced Systems Limited-Lockheed Martin deal to Make F-16 in India and also make India...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  25. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Tata-Lockheed Martin F-16 deal is boost to Make in India, but it’ll be a while before IAF...

    SOURCE: FIRST POST Three years since coming to power, while repeatedly calling for greater efforts towards indigenisation, Prime...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  26. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Is Lockheed Martin pushing obsolete aircraft to India?

    [IMG]The Tata Advanced Systems Limited-Lockheed Martin combine will compete with Sweden’s Saab, which will offer its Gripen fighter...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  27. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Lockheed Martin wins US Air Force deal for radar threat simulators

    [IMG]The contract calls for development and delivery of a production-ready system and options to produce up to 20 more. Continue reading...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  28. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Tata Power's border management system to fortify BSF

    [IMG]Tata Power SED (Strategic Engineering Division)has received an order for a pilot project from Ministry of Home Affairs to supply...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  29. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India seeks Russian firms' support in defence manufacturing

    [IMG]Arun Jaitley said Russian defence majors are well placed to take advantage of the policy changes effected to encourage tie-ups...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  30. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet: Agencies

    [IMG]The F-16 had tried to approach the aircraft carrying the defence minister even though it was flying over neutral waters, Russian...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  31. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Is Lockheed dumping F-16s on India?

    SOURCE: BBC Lockheed Martin and India’s Tata Group have formalised an agreement to relocate the manufacturing of the most advanced F-16...

    Forum: Defence News

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

    News Feed: French firm Thales and Reliance Defence Ltd seal deal for JV

    SOURCE: PTI French defence firm Thales and Reliance Defence Limited today sealed a deal for setting up a joint venture (JV) with a...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  33. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistani JF-17 ‘shoots down’ Iran’s surveillance drone in Balochistan

    SOURCE: ANI The Pakistani military has shot down an Iranian “spy drone” over Panjgur in Balochistan, some 45km inside Pakistan territory...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  34. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: TATA Power SED receives order from Govt

    SOURCE: INDIA INFOLINE Tata Power’s strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) has received an order for a pilot project from...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  35. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan military provides artillery support, cover fire to infiltrators in Kashmir: Indian...

    SOURCE: PTI The army on Thursday accused their Pakistani counterpart of engineering infiltration of armed militant into Kashmir, saying...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  36. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Gun battle between security forces and militants in Nagaland

    [IMG]Based on input regarding movement of armed underground cadres in Shenga Tangten area near Aboi in Mon district, an operation was...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  37. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Afghan-oriented militants getting support from elements of Pakistan government: Pentagon

    [IMG]Pakistan views the outcome of Afghanistan to be in its vital national interest and thus remains driven by its India-centric...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  38. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Islamic militants occupy Philippine school, take hostages: Army

    [IMG]Islamic militants occupied a primary school in a southern Philippine village today and took hostages, the military said. Continue...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  39. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China should contribute more to fight terror: US

    [IMG]Susan Thornton, the US acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the US will raise the issue as part of the US-China...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  40. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

    [IMG]Pakistan Air Force's indigenously built JF-17 Thunder fighter was used to destroy the Iranian drone in Balochistan's Panjgur area,...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  41. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: India to launch 31 satellites from Sriharikota on Friday

    SOURCE : IANS India on Friday will launch its earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series weighing 712 kg and 30 co-passenger...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  42. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Killing of 25 personnnel by Naxals not human rights violation: CRPF

    SOURCE : PTI The killing of 25 personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma on April 24 this year apparently does not qualify as a “human...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  43. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Made in India “F-16”: Why Trump is not a factor anymore!

    SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Approved by Obama administration, Blocked by current Trump administration, Proposal of...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  44. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Russian Military Cooperation Service Denies Demands of Extra $7Bln From India for FGFA

    SOURCE : SOUTNIK Reports that Moscow demanded an additional $7 billion from Deli for the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  45. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Will SAAB dial Adani for Make in India Gripen-E?

    SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Tata Advanced Systems and Lockheed Martin deal for Make In India F-16 Block 70 has got the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  46. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Reliance Defence inks partnership with Serbia's Yugoimport to target opportunities of Rs...

    [IMG]Two companies will work together in the field of ammunition amongst others, with projected minimum requirement of Rs 20,000 crore...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  47. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China offers to build dam in Gilgit-Baltistan that ADB, World Bank refused to fund

    [IMG]Pakistan claimed on Monday that China has offered to make a dam project on the Indus River that India objects to, a part of the...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  48. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: Navy’s new Floating Dock for warships and submarines launched near Chennai

    [IMG]Formally lowered into the waters of the Bay of Bengal, the Floating Dock project was commissioned by the Defence ministry in May...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  49. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: China hints at blocking India's move on JeM chief in UN again

    [IMG]Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang's comments came in response to a question on the Azhar issue ahead of its review by...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
  50. The Watcher posted a new thread.

    News Feed: SHO Feroz Dar, five Kashmiri policemen were killed in planned LeT ambush

    [IMG]The police party was led to a "well planned trap" that was brutally executed by the LeT militants with the help of local...

    Forum: Defence News

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM