Category: Diplomacy

US is enhancing AIM-120 to meet the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter

A new version of West’s most popular radar-guided air-to-air missile called the F3R will be rolled out soon. According to the missile’s manufacturer, Raytheon, AMRAAMs in this configuration will have an improved...

China completes 400th launch of Long March rockets

The mission was conducted by a Long March 4B rocket on the morning of December 10. The rocket carried Shijian 6-05 satellites, according to reports. From the launch of the Tianlian-2-1 relay satellite...

Chinese J-20 stealth fighter enters full-rate production while India yet to decide on more Rafales

China’s J-20, a fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, has reportedly entered the mass production phase after replacing the Russian engine with the domestically produced WS-10.  Traditionally, Chinese jets have been powered by Russian-made engines,...

How Admiral Gorshkov laid down the foundation of the Indo-Russian Naval Relationship

In early-1965, a small nucleus of young naval officers and some technical petty officers were flown to London to make their way to Portsmouth to join the Royal Naval submarine training establishment,...

India may be the first customer for the next-generation S-500 air defence system

It could make sense that China would have interest in such a platform as it continues to assert its position in the South China Sea. Where things get a little complicated is...

Why India loves Russian weapons despite the risk of US sanctions

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin will visit New Delhi on Monday as billions of dollars of Russian weaponry flow into India that would normally attract US sanctions. Eager to draw India into its...

India likely to cancel Russian Kamov-226T helicopters deal

India won’t go ahead with building Russian helicopters locally under a $1 billion deal when President Vladimir Putin visits New Delhi next week, according to senior government officials with knowledge of the matter,...

Why India must exploit the weak Pakistani economy

On July 2, 1999, some two months into the limited war being fought between India and Pakistan on the icy heights in the Kargil sector, a meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet...

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