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Meet Ahead of AERO India 2017 Opens in Bangalore

The 11th edition of the Aero India International Seminar, a prelude to the Aero India 2017 was inaugurated on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Yelahanka in Bengaluru by Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member of NITI Aayog and President of Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI). The three-day joint seminar organized by DRDO and AeSI will have more than 900 delegates including 25 ...

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India Successfully Test Fires Second Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile

On the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2017, India successfully test-fired at 7:45 am an Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile which had intercepted an incoming ballistic missile target off the Bay of Bengal. The first one was conducted in April 2014. With this, India has crossed an important milestone in building its overall capability towards enhanced security against incoming ballistic missile threats ...

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DRDO Tests Successfully Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), Matches US Capabilities

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft to fire at ground level targets with a precision of up to 100-km range, matching the US capability to develop similar air weapons. SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg. class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, ...

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Challakere in Karnataka Wakes up to Reality of Secret Nuclear City Underneath

Challakere in Karnataka has come under limelight not for its importance as a hub for travel buses enroute to Bangalore but for a fencing area under the Defence ministry, purported to be the nuclear city of future to generate the country’s nuclear power for submarines, weapons and even hydrogen bombs. The US magazine Foreign Policy has quoted a former PMO ...

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India’s ballistic interceptor missile fails to reach target

India’s ballistic missile interceptor failed on its tenth test on Monday, being unable to reach its target, a senior defence official said. The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the coast in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here, but plummeted into the Bay of Bengal seconds after lift-off. “It took off ...

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India Conducts Routine Testfire of Nuclear-Capable Prithvi II Missile

The Strategic Force Command (SFC) and the DRDO have successfuly test-fired Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of nuclear capable warheads with a range of of 350 kilometres. The test was conducted on Thursday morning from Chandipur in Odisha at 9:20 AM. “The trial of the missile conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) was ...

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Prithvi-II Test-fire: PM hails N-Capable missile’s successful 3rd test-fire in 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi currently on 3-day nation tour for 10 days, has congratulated scientists on the successful test fire of Prithvi-II missile abck home. “I congratulate the hard work of our scientists that has been instrumental in the successful test fire of nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile”, the prime minister said in a message. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ...

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India Matches US Tomahawk, Pakistan’s Babur with Successful Nirbhay Missile Test Today

India on Friday successfully tested its series of nuclear-capable cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, from the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha, days after Cyclone Hudhud hit the state’s coastal region. The missile, named Nirbhay or fearless in Sanskrit, is a state-of-the-art missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) that can fly at tree-top level escaping radar to ...

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