After conducting “successful cross-border surgical strikes” against terrorist hubs, first in Myanmar in June 2015 and then in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in September 2016, India is now fasttracking some long-delayed modernisation of the Army’s Special Forces to make them even more lethal and mobile for clandestine warfare.
Seeking to strengthen troops’ ability to conduct counter-terrorist operations along the Brahmaputra in the Northeast, the Indian Army is planning to deploy hovercraft on the river to carry out strikes in marshy areas and shallow waters.
Exclusive: Pellet guns tweak is a lie, Indian Express exposes CRPF claims; When the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday announced the use of tweaked ‘less lethal’ pellet guns in crowd control, it nuanced its message to neutralize the haunting memory of innocent Kashmiris who lost their eyesight in the street protests last year.
India to test low altitude Interceptor missile today at Odisha; Nearly a month after Pakistan conducted the first test of its medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ababeel, capable of delivering multiple warheads, India is all set to test fire an interceptor weapon system which can effectively destroy incoming enemy missiles at low altitude.
South Asian Nuclear Arms Race accelerates amid India-Pakistan standoff; Recent weeks have witnessed a further intensification of the nuclear arms race in South Asia, with arch-rivals India and Pakistan both carrying out tests of nuclear-capable missiles and making bellicose war threats.
India Mulls Ilyushin Airlifter and Tanker Upgrades; The Ilyushin Design Bureau has reported progress with Indian defense officials on agreeing an upgrade and life extension for that country’s Il-76/78 fleet.
Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) at Kenjar near here declared its second full blown emergency in less than 24-hours with an Indian Navy MiG 29K making an emergency landing on Tuesday.
Indo-Nepal joint military exercise from March 7; India and Nepal will undertake joint military exercises under Surya Kiran in the mountainous terrains here from March 7, a Army spokesman said today.