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September 8, 2015 | Other News

Sky is Safe: Brazil to Buy Russian Pantsir-S1 Missile Systems in 2016

Sputnik News: Brazil will acquire a shipment of Russian Pantsir-S1 missile systems in 2016, a highly-ranked official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Tuesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The two countries commenced negotiations on Pantsir deliveries in 2012, but the talks were delayed due to Brazilian state budgetary restrictions. “Russia has been notified that an allotment from the… read more

September 8, 2015 | Other News

Nuclear Armed Submarines: The Indo-Pacific’s Great Destabilizer?

The National Interest: Last week in Beijing, China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two with a massive military parade. Examples of modern military equipment, such as the DF-21D ‘Carrier Killer’ missile, were displayed in public for the first time. However, a significant new capability that is moving from a lengthy testing phase… read more

September 4, 2015 | Other News

India’s nuclear posture entering dynamic new phase: Report:

Zee News: Washington: After nearly two decades of nuclear competition with Pakistan, India with the several long-range ballistic missiles in development is seemingly now paying attention to its future strategic relationship with China, a think-tank report has said. “Now, with several long-range ballistic missiles in development, the Indian nuclear posture is entering an important and… read more

August 28, 2015 | Other News

Report: Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest

Washington Post: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade. The report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center concludes that Pakistan is rapidly expanding its nuclear… read more

August 17, 2015 | Other News

Agni Missiles Fearsome Factor

Indian Express: As a ‘Made in India’ company, India’s most expensive defence body Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been a disaster, but for its few achievements like the Agni missiles. India as a nuclear power believes in deterrence, and the Agni V, tested successfully from the Wheeler’s Island off the Odisha coast in… read more

May 20, 2015 | Other News

Japan Would Attack North Korea To Defend US After Missile Attack, Defense Minister Says

International Business Times: Japan would retaliate against North Korea if Pyongyang launched a missile attack on the United States, Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said. Nakatani said Sunday Japan would defend the U.S. because a North Korea missile attack would likely result in serious damage. Nakatani’s remarks were expected to provoke a strong response from… read more

May 11, 2015 | Other News

India a driver behind China’s nuclear modernisation, says Pentagon report

The Indian Express: India’s nuclear force is an additional driver behind China’s nuclear force modernisation, a report by the US Department of Defence has said. The Pentagon report, titled Military and Security developments involving People’s Republic of China, was presented to the US Congress on May 8. It has said China is likely to continue… read more

May 8, 2015 | Other News

How Many Nuclear Weapons Do India and Pakistan Need?

The National Interest: Pakistan’s former Director-General of the Strategic Plans Division, Lt. General Khalid Kidwai’s recent remarks that Pakistan has enough nuclear weapons to ensure that war in South Asia is no longer an option, were carefully measured but caused apprehension. The remarks appeared to suggest that the nuclear deterrence debate in South Asia is… read more

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

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