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Friday, January 25, 2013

Fourth T-50 PAK-FA Prototype Aircraft Undertakes Maiden Long Distance Flight [Photographs]

The latest prototype of the Russian fifth generation fighter undertook, what has been described by its designers as the longest flight journey.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

National Security And 'Nuclear Deterrence' In The Indian Subcontinent

I'm constantly amazed by the wide range of topics columnist Aakar Patel chooses to write about. A columnist inside whom, perhaps, resides the spirits of Leonardo da Vinci's fellow Renaissance man, Athanasius Kircher1.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

India And Vietnam Encouraging Joint Scientific Research - Seeking Your Proposals And Ideas

Joint partnership & co-operation between two nations with shared values, common interests and similar threat perceptions.

Inspector Sujata Patil, You Were Anguished, Feeling Helpless But, You're NOT Communal

"Bhool Gaye Woh Ramzan, Bhool Gaye Woh Insaaniyat" Translation: "They've forgotten [the Muslim festival of] Ramzan [Ramadan], They forgotten humanity"


[In response] Arif Naseem Khan, minorities affairs minister: "This is shocking. Its very sad to hear that a police officer is promoting communalism."


[In response] Muslim "Activist" Ameen Mustafa Idrisi: "We want a case of spreading communal hatred registered; if they fail to do so, we will file a PIL"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

China's Xian Y-20 Military Transport Aircraft - An Appraisal

Article from the latest issue of the 'Flight International' magazine, summarising news of the latest revelation of China's military programme - its Y-20 transport aircraft.

India Set To Transfer A Newly Built Dornier Do-228 Aircraft To Seychelles

The Dornier Do-228 Transport Aircraft, made by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited [HAL], will soon be transferred for operation by the Seychelles Air Force.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Indian Navy Warship Entering Shanghai, China [Image Of The Day]

Old, yet so cool - Indian Navy's Shivalik-Class Frigate, INS Shivalik [F47], making a port call to China, as part of the Navy's annual deployment to the Asia-Pacific region.

Friday, January 11, 2013

China's Satellite & Missile Tracking Ship Alongside Its Latest Type 052D Destroyer [Image Of The Day]

Satellite imagery showing China's Yuan Wang 5 Space Tracking ship alongside what is believed to be a Type 052D Destroyer, as China gets ready to conduct an ASAT test.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Honeywell's F125IN Engine To Upgrade India's Jaguar Fighter Aircrafts [Video]

Indian Air Force's [IAF] SEPECAT Jaguar Fighter Aircrafts require a more powerful engine to power its upgraded capabilities. Honeywell Aerospace is the only contender with a solution - its F125IN Engine.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

SPOTTED: Another Airframe Of IAF's AgustaWestland AW101 VIP Helicopter

This airframe, with British serial number ZR343, is the fifth helicopter under construction, that would eventually be inducted into the Indian Air Force [IAF].

Monday, January 07, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Il-78MKI Aerial Refuelling Tanker Aircrafts Of The Indian Air Force [IAF]

Article covering the Indian Air Force's [IAF] operation of the Russian-origin IL-78 MKI Aerial Tanker Aircraft.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Indo-Japanese Defence Co-Operation

"India is located in the center of sea lanes which connect Japan with the Middle East and Africa, making it an extremely important country in a geopolitical sense for Japan"

Thursday, January 03, 2013

IAF Mirage 2000 Fighters Hooking-Up With An Il-78 Tanker To Perform Mid-Air Refuelling

Indian Air Force's [IAF] French-origin Mirage 2000 fighters performing Aerial refueling, from a Russian-origin Il-78 tanker aircraft.