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United States withdrawn from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

The United States has officially withdrawn from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. The INF Treaty is a Cold War-era missile treaty that was signed by then US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. The treaty banned both countries from deploying land-launched cruise missiles in the 500- to 5,500-km range. ..

DRDO tests Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Sukhoi combat jet

On May 24, the Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. ..

Sub-sonic Cruise Missile Nirbhay Successfully Tested

Nirbhay the first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile from a test-fired on 15th of April. This missile is capable of loitering and cruising at 0.7 Mach at altitude as low as 100 meter covered the designated target range in 42 minutes and 23 seconds. Key facts It is India’s first indigenously designed ..

DRDO successfully test fires underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently successfully test fired the underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. It has a operational range of 1000 km and can fly very low to the ground to avoid detection by enemy radar called ..

Indian Navy initiates process to acquire six lethal submarines under ambitious Project-75 India

To counter growing Chinese footprint in Indian ocean region, the Indian Navy has initiated the process to acquire six lethal submarines under the ambitious Project-75 India (I). The project would cost Rs 50,000 crore. Under Project 75-India, the Navy wants to build six conventional diesel-electric submarines which would be almost 50% bigger than the under-construction ..

United States suspends its obligations under INF

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is a Cold War-era missile treaty that was a signed in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union. Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the treaty barred both countries from deploying land-launched cruise missiles in the 500- to 5,500-km range. It was a key to ending ..

BrahMos of India is a “supersonic cruise missile”

On 16 July, India’s supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha under extreme conditions. Brahmos is India’s only supersonic cruise missile and it can cruise at speeds of up to Mach 3.0, or three times the speed of sound.

Hague Code of Conduct

In June 2016, India joined the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC), a global ballistic missile proliferation regime. India joined the Code highlighting its readiness to further strengthen global non-proliferation objectives. However, India has made it clear that it will not have any impact on the national security as well as country’s ..