Defence News: First batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to arrive in India today

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In a big boost to the Indian Air Force (IAF), the first batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters will arrive at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad on Saturday. The first consignment of AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters from the US defence manufacturing giant Boeing will arrive onboard an Antonov AN 224 Transport Aircraft today. According to reports, three to four AH-64E Apache attack helicopters will be delivered to India in the first batch. Following final assembly and a series of user trials, the helicopters will be sent to Pathankot…

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2nd Scorpene submarine expected to be commissioned into service by September-October

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India’s second Kalvari-class Scorpene submarine is expected to be commissioned into service by September-October this year, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Thursday. He was interacting with reporters on the sidelines of an international seminar on shipbuilding here. INS Khanderi, the second Kalvari-class Scorpene submarine that has superior stealth and the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface, was launched at the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai in January 2017. For submarines like EKMs (Russian…

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Indian Navy ‘to ‘carefully’ watch Chinese Navy’s intentions to grow into global power

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With the Chinese Navy expressing its intent to further expand itself into a global power, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Thursday said his Force is watching this carefully and will respond to it within the “budget and constraints” faced by it. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a FICCI seminar on shipbuilding, the Navy Chief informed that by the end of the year, India would be in a position to sign a Rs 17,000 crore contract with the US for buying 24 MH-60 Romeo multirole choppers. “It…

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US may offer F-35 Stealth Fighter if India scraps S-400 deal

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The US could offer the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jet for both the air force and navy, if the $5.43-billion deal with Russia for the S-400 air defence system is dropped. The US has been increasing pressure on India over the S-400 deal that was signed in October last year, with senior Washington officials saying it would have a direct impact on any high technology cooperation in the future. India is keeping a close watch on what happens with Turkey, a NATO ally, that has already signed up for the S-400…

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Successful BrahMos test gives IAF big strategic boost in Indian Ocean Region

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) from its frontline striker Sukhoi (Su-30 MKI). This was the second test-firing of the BrahMos ALCM from Sukhoi, the first being held on November 22, 2017 against a sea target. The IAF thereby became the first air force in the world to have successfully fired an air-launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target. The missile is being developed by BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), an Indo-Russian joint venture firm.…

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Islamic Terrorists detonate 3 more bombs in Sri Lanka

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A few days after a series of explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka’s Colombo, three more explosions rattled Saindamarudu area in the country’s Kalmunai city on Friday. OPTIMISTIC OF MASOOD AZHAR’S LISTING AS GLOBAL TERRORIST BY UN, SAYS UK No casualties or damage to property has been reported yet. The explosions were reported while security forces were carrying out searches to nab suspects of the Easter Sunday attacks. During the raids, the Sri Lankan police recovered Islamic State uniforms, ISIS flags, 150 Gelignite sticks, 100,000 ball bearings and…

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Optimistic of Masood Azhar’s listing as global terrorist by UN, says UK

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The UK Friday said it was optimistic that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar will soon be declared a global terrorist by the United Nations even as it called for “verifiable” and “irreversible” action against terror groups by Pakistan. British High Commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith, talking to reporters, also said that Britain was actively involved in bringing down the temperature between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments. On overall ties with India, Asquith said the UK would like to further intensify relations with India…

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Australia Wants To Sell India Its Next CQB Rifle — Here’s What They’re Offering

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Since 1989, the Australian Army has used a domestically produced version of Steyr Arms’ Armee-Universal-Gewehr (Universal Army Rifle, or AUG), officially known as the F88 Austeyr, as its standard-issue service weapon. A joint partnership between Thales Australia and the Kalyani Group now plans on offering the Indian military an export version of the F88 for the country’s new carbine requirement. Islamic Terrorists detonate 3 more bombs in Sri Lanka India is currently in the midst of a massive rearmament program that will see its army phase out older weaponry in…

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