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November 23, 2015 | Other News

India Tests Supersonic Advanced Air Defense Missile

The Diplomat: On Sunday, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) tested an indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile: the Advanced Air Defense (AAD) missile. The AAD is part of the first phase of India’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) initiative, along with the Prithvi Air Defense (PAD) missile. The Prithvi provides exoatmosphermic defense while the AAD… read more

November 9, 2015 | Other News

Ballistic missile Agni-IV test-fired as part of user trial

The Times of India: In pre-Diwali fireworks over the Bay of Bengal, India on Monday successfully tested the nuclear-capable Agni-IV ballistic missile, which has a strike range of 4,000-km, from the A P J Abdul Kalam Island (formerly Wheeler Island) off Odisha coast. The user trial by the tri-Service Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which saw… read more

November 3, 2015 | Other News

India had enough plutonium in 2014 to possess 75-125 nukes: US think tank

The Indian Express: India had enough weapons-grade plutonium by 2014 to possess an estimated arsenal of 75 to 125 nuclear weapons, according to a prominent US-based think-tank. India has “one of the largest nuclear power programmes” among developing nations, the Institute for Science and International Security said here. “An estimate of India’s nuclear arsenal can… read more

November 2, 2015 | Other News

Nuclear Suppliers Group to consider India’s entry in June 2016

The Economic Times: India’s pending application for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) should come up for consideration at its plenary in June 2016. Indian diplomats have been in discussion with NSG members for some time, and on October 30, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed the matter with visiting NSG chairman Rafael Grossi,… read more

October 27, 2015 | Other News

Lawmaker: Defense Hawks Likely To Support Budget Deal

Defense News: Defense hawks will likely back the two-year budget accord crafted by the White House and Republican leaders in Congress, according to a key lawmaker on defense in the House — even though the deal reportedly falls a few billion shy of the president’s $612 billion defense budget request. Although there has been no… read more

October 26, 2015 | Other News

India seeks S-400 missile systems; Moscow may link deal to FGFA project

International Business Times: Moscow is unlikely to accede to the request by the Ministry of Defense to buy unknown numbers of S-400 Triumf air defense systems from Russia for the Indian Air force which has just decided to allow the induction of frontline women combat pilots. Defensenews.com has reported that Russian diplomats in New Delhi… read more

October 20, 2015 | Other News

Revealed: India’s Deadly New Missile Fails Flight-Test

The Diplomat: A test involving the long-range cruise missile Nirbhay had to be aborted and the missile destroyed midair, according to a statement issued by India’s Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) last Friday. “Long range cruise missile Nirbhay was successfully launched today at 1150 hrs from launch complex, Chandipur, Odisha, meeting the basic mission… read more

October 1, 2015 | Other News

800km-range missiles to be deployed by 2017

The Korea Times: The military intends to complete the development of ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometers and deploy them by 2017, officials said Thursday. This is in response to North Korea’s nuclear and missile capacities, officials said, noting that the 800 kilometer-range missiles will put the whole of the North within striking… read more

September 21, 2015 | Other News

Rocket sirens sound in Western Negev in false alarm

The Times of Israel: Warning of an incoming rocket attack sounded on Saturday evening in several communities in southern Israel in what the Israeli military later said was a false alarm. It was not clear whether no rockets had been fired or if they had landed inside Gaza. The sirens came some 24 hours after… read more

September 14, 2015 | Other News

Turkey unready to cope with missile threat in post-Patriot era

Today’s Zaman: Given the lack of an indigenous system capable of dealing with such threats, civilian and military officials are now occupied with an urgent task: dealing with the threat of missiles in the post-Patriot era. Germany and the US, claiming the Syrian regime is no longer capable of threatening Turkey with its reduced missile… read more

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