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U.S. officially withdraws from the INF Treaty

The United States of America has officially withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Even Russia has announced that it would withdraw from the treaty. INF Treaty The features of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987 were: The treaty prohibited ..

Turkey rejects US pressure over S400 deal with Russia

Turkey is purchasing S400 missile system from Russia. The first delivery is expected in July. US blames that by this action Turkey has riled its NATO allies. US has warned Turkey that it could face sanctions and a block on the F35 fighter jet program. F35 is a single seat single engine all wether fighter ..

India tests its first-ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile capability under Mission Shakti

On 27th March, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted its first-ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile test ‘Mission Shakti’ from the Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. A DRDO-developed Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor Missile has successfully shot down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which is 300km ..

Anti-Tank Missile Helina Test-fired

India has test-fired its helicopter-launched version anti tank missile ‘Helina’ from the Odisha coast near the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Balasore district on 8th February. The missile has been developed by DRDO and is one of the most-advanced anti-tank weapons in the world. About Helina It is a version of the Nag anti-tank ..

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Missile System

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly known as Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. Recently, the US deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) to South Korea in ..

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 ..

India successfully test fires Agni-1 nuke missile user trial

India successfully test-fired its home-built nuclear potent Agni-I ballistic missile off Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, Odisha coast. Highlighting features of Agni-1: Strike range: 700 km Surface-to-surface Single-stage missile Powered by solid propellants Weighs 12 tonnes, 15-metre-long Carrying capacity: Up to 1000 kg (1 Tonne) With specialized navigation system Objective behind the launch of ..

Russia test fires Topol RS -12M

Russian Strategic Rocket Forces, RVSN, test-fired a Topol RS-12M. The missile launched from Kapustin Yar launch site in the southern Russian region of Astrakhan, hit the target successfully in Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan. Some facts about Topol RS –12M: New version of Topol M Series Single-warhead Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Weighs 45-ton 3-stage missile ..