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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 ..

Navy to commission hi-tech warship INS Teg in Russia

Armed with the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, a medium range gun and anti-submarine rockets, guided missile frigate INS Teg will be commissioned into the Indian Navy today at the Yantar shipyard in Russia. INS Teg: It is a modern warship with advanced technologies to make it stable, fast and stealthy. The Teg class of ..

Important Facts: Akash Surface to Air Missile

Akash: Ingeniously made Akash surface-to-air missile system Developed by DRDO as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) An all-weather, medium-range Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system Akash is mooted as the Indian Patriot (The ‘Patriot’ is a US missile system which was used successfully used in neutralising the Iraqi Skud missiles during the Gulf ..

Russian radar to monitor missile launches across Europe, Atlantic

Russia’s radar station in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad will monitor missile launches from the North Atlantic, as well as the future European missile defence system. Thus Russia will be able to control the entire European continent and the Atlantic, including the European missile defence system. Russia’s air defence system will have the capability to ..

BATL set to make BrahMos engines

BATL (BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited) has commenced its 2nd phase of development to put in place a full-fledged missile integration complex. BATL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BrahMos Aerospace that caters to product requirements in the India’s defence, aerospace and nuclear sectors, is set to land orders for production of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile’s liquid ..

News Today : November 10, 2011

Wangala dance begins in Meghalaya The Hundred Drums or Wangala Festival of the tribal Garos began at Asanang village in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district .The Wangala is the most important post-harvest festival of the Garos and is a thanksgiving ceremony to Misi Saljong and Minima Rokkime , also known as the Great Giver. The ..

News Today: October 7, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize jointly won by 3 women Nobel Peace Prize, 2011 was awarded jointly to 3 women- 1.    Ms Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian President 2.    Ms Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist 3.    Ms Tawakkul Karman of Yemen   They were awarded for their work on women’s rights. Draft National Policy on IT unveiled Draft National policy on ..