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February 3, 2015 | Other News

Obama’s Defense Budget Aims Higher, and at Overseas Conflicts

New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama is asking the new Republican Congress for a base defense budget of $534 billion in 2016, the Pentagon said on Monday in its annual budget release, exceeding by $35 billion the mandatory across-the-board reductions known as sequestration. Separately, Mr. Obama is asking for an additional $51 billion to… read more

February 3, 2015 | Other News

Seeking a strategy-driven defense budget for challenges facing U.S.

Washington Post: Walter Pincus Sen. John McCain, the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wants the fiscal 2016 defense budget to be strategy-driven rather than budget-driven. Defense Department officials claim the $585.3 billion being sought in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2016 request is strategy-driven. But what’s President Obama’s strategy? And if you are like… read more

February 2, 2015 | Other News

Canister based Agni V, India’s most potent missile, test-fired successfully

Financial Express: Marking another milestone in the country’s deterrence capability, India today successfully carried out the maiden canister-based trial of its most potent missile Agni-V, which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne. The missile was launched from a canister mounted on a road-mobile… read more

January 26, 2015 | Other News

India to Test Canister-based Agni-V

First Post India: The first canister-based trial of the 5,000 km-plus nuclear capable Agni-V long range ballistic missile is likely to take place on 31 January. Incidentally, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, who is often referred to as the ‘Agni Man’ for developing the Agni series of missiles, will demit office on the same day after… read more

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