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May 4, 2015 | Other News

Interceptor missile tested 7 times, DRDO’s Rajinikanth moment still far

The Indian Express: The proposed Ballistic Missile Defence system is supposed to blow enemy n-missiles out of the sky as they fly towards Delhi. But last month’s test failed, and many questions remain unanswered. DRDO’s promises and seven tests notwithstanding, the plan to put a nuclear missile defence shield over Delhi remains a work in… read more

May 1, 2015 | Other News

First Indigenous Nuclear Submarine’s Sea-Trials Going Very Well: Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan

NDTV: NEW DELHI:  The Indian Navy chief, Admiral RK Dhowan, said on Thursday that the sea trials of India’s first indigenous nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, INS Arihant, are going “very well”. “The trials are underway and going on very well. We are satisfied with the way the project is progressing,” Admiral Dhowan told reporters on… read more

April 23, 2015 | Other News

India’s New Mega Weapon: Nuclear-Armed Supersonic Missiles

National Interest: India’s nuclear command has begun receiving fighter jets armed with the country’s most advanced, supersonic cruise missile. According to media reports, India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has begun receiving 42 Su-30MKI air dominance fighters modified to carry air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. This will significantly enhance the striking power of the air leg… read more

April 20, 2015 | Other News

Three more tests of India’s ICBM in 12 months

Business Standard: Three more tests will be conducted in the next 12 months of India’s indigenously-developed nuclear-capable Agni-V inter-continental ballistic missile, which can reach targets as far as Beijing, before it would be “ready for induction”, its developer says. “We need to do two to three more development launches and the forces may want to… read more

April 16, 2015 | Other News

Nuclear-Capable Agni-III Ballistic Missile Test-Fired

NDTV: BALASORE:  India today successfully test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher at launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island by army at about… read more

April 15, 2015 | Other News

Pakistan successfully test fires Ghauri Missile

The Express Tribune: Pakistan successfully conducted a training launch of Ghauri Missile system on Wednesday, according to Inter Services Public Relations. Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads upto a distance of 1,300 kilometres. The launch was conducted by a strategic missile group of the Army Strategic Forces Command that was aimed… read more

April 10, 2015 | Other News

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile

Naval Technology: India has successfully tested its surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile, for its full range of 350km from an offshore patrolling vessel (OPV) off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal. The test was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence force as part of regular user training. The… read more

April 6, 2015 | Other News

India capable of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles beyond 10,000 kilometers range: DRDO

Deccan Chronicle: New Delhi: India is capable of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which can hit targets beyond the range of 10,000 kms, Chairman of Armament Research Board, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr S K Salwan said on Saturday. “India has successfully test fired nuclear capable Agni V missile recently which has a… read more

March 24, 2015 | Other News

Pakistan: Short-Range Nukes Needed to Deter India

New York Times: WASHINGTON — Pakistan needs short-range “tactical” nuclear weapons to deter arch-rival India, a top adviser to its government said Monday, dismissing concerns it could increase the risk of a nuclear war. Khalid Kidwai also rejected concerns over the security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, insisting that adequate safeguards are in place to protect what… read more

March 16, 2015 | Other News

The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability

The Diplomat: Last week, Franz-Stefan Gady provided a helpful round-up of the confusing evidence surrounding the existence of Pakistan’s sea-based second nuclear strike capability. Since 2012, when Pakistan created its Naval Strategic Force Command, there has been considerable concern, in India and elsewhere, that Pakistan is close to imminently operationalizing a sea-based second strike capability. Though analysts… read more

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