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China’s anti-satellite weapon a “trump card” against US


PTI Amid reports that China is gearing up to conduct one more anti-satellite weapons test (ASAT) putting US Global Positioning System (GPS) at risk, Chinese state media today asserted that Beijing had the right to carry out the test as it is a “trump card” against Washington. may be gearing up to perform a controversial [...]

India successfully tests nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile


IANS India Wednesday carried out a successful test of its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said. The intermediate-range ballistic missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, was tested from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km from here. The test was [...]

India to deploy anti-missile defense shield in Delhi, Mumbai soon


PTI Delhi and Mumbai, the two most vital metros of India, have been chosen for DRDO’s Ballistic Missile Defence system that can be put in place at short notice. The detailed proposal is being prepared for final clearance from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The strategic planning has already begun to install the BMD [...]

Agni-V, India’s first ICBM, successfully test-fired


NDTV India has successfully test-fired Agni-V, its first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The missile was launched from Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast at 8:05 this morning. The test launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed due to bad weather. Designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists, Agni-V has [...]

Agni-V to be test fired today


PTI Taking a major leap forward in missile technology and military deterrent capability, India is all set to test fire its 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V today from a test range off the coast of Odisha. The test fire of the missile will be conducted from a test range in Wheeler island [...]

5,000 Pinaka rockets to be produced every year


PTI The Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ) near here is all set to enhance its manufacturing capacity of Pinaka rockets from the present 1,000 rockets to 5,000 every year for the Indian Army, sources said. “Pinaka rocket is one of the major projects (of the OFAJ). The multiple rocket launcher has successfully been indigenised and production [...]

Akash missile to be inducted by India to counter China


IANS India will achieve a major milestone inthe development of indigenous military technology when Defence Minister AK Antony hands over the first batch of Akash surface-to-air missiles to the Indian Air Force inHyderabad on Saturday, ahead of its deployment in the northeast against possible Chinese threats. Antony will also hand over TAL, an advanced indigenously [...]

Agni-V shows India’s intention to become major power: China reports


TruthDive People’s Daily’s website, pointed to the development of the 5,000 km-range Agni-V, expected to be unveiled in February 2012, as showing India’s “intention of seeking regional balance of power”. As India is setting ready to test its 5000 km range Agni-V missile in February next year, Chinese official media here said that the “killer” [...]

Topol ballistic missiles may stay in service until 2019

Topol Missile

RIA Novosti The service life of Topol mobile ballistic missile systems could be extended until 2019, Commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said on Friday. “The road-mobile Topol missile systems may remain in service with the SMF until 2019,” Karakayev said at a meeting with SMF veterans. “The evaluation of [...]

New Delhi could have anti-missile shield by 2014


Business-standard According to a new Pentagon report on China’s military, Beijing has paid India a sort of compliment. The People’s Liberation Army now targets India with its best and latest nuclear-tipped missiles, the solid-fuel Dongfeng-21 (NATO designation: CSS-5) medium range ballistic missile (IRBM), tipped with a 250-kiloton nuclear warhead that would flatten a large part [...]

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