Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: Missiles

North Korea says its recent missile launches were ‘simulated strikes’ on South Korea & US

North Korea's army said it had conducted activities on air bases and aircraft, as well as a major South Korean city, to 'smash the enemies' persistent war hysteria'.

North Korean ballistic missile lands 60 kms off South Korea’s coast for the first time

The missile was one of three short-range ballistic missiles fired by North Korea which prompted South Korea to issue air raid warnings.

India-Russia joint venture hopes to reach $5 billion in supersonic missile exports by 2025

The joint venture with a 50.5% Indian and 49.5% Russian partnership, hopes to bag orders worth $5 billion by 2025, its chairman said on Tuesday.

Russia bombs Ukrainan cities in apparent revenge strikes against Crimea bridge explosion

Explosions were reported in Lviv, Ternopil, Dnipro Kharkiv as well as in Russia's Belgorod region near the Ukrainian border. City police say five people have died and 12 wounded.

Russian Navy’s ‘pride’ Moskva gutted by fire, Ukraine claims its Neptune missile hit the ship

Russia says fire led to ammunition explosion, entire crew evacuated. Lack of clarity on degree of damage & whether Soviet-era missile cruiser is sinking or has sunk.

Built with Israeli know-how & an Indian touch, new MRSAM system is key addition to Army arsenal

DRDO carried out 2 successful tests of the Army version of the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile on 27 March, paving the way for its induction into the force.

From choppers to missiles, Modi govt cuts defence foreign shopping list, favours Make in India

Defence Acquisition Council meeting chaired by Rajnath Singh puts emphasis on indigenous products. Foreign firms can tie up with Indian companies to produce for global market.

India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.

Satellite images show China building 100 new missile silos that may help it reach US: WaPo

Washington Post report says the 119 nearly identical construction sites contain features that mirror those seen at existing launch facilities for China’s arsenal of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.

India working on next ‘Astra’ missile with 160 km range as Mk1 is integrated in IAF & Navy

The DRDO expects to complete the extension of range by May 2022. Astra is an indigenous beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.