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Russia Denies Indian Media Allegations Over Indian T-90 Tank Contract

Moscow is puzzled over Indian media rumors claiming that Russia refuses to fulfill a decade-old contract on licensed production of T-90S main battle tanks in India, a Russian defense industry source said. “The Russian side is timely and completely fulfilling all agreements with India on the licensed production of T-90 tanks, including the delivery of all necessary components and the ...

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China’s Navy Building Strong Submarine Fleet

The Chinese Navy is expected to procure 30 more submarines by 2020 and bring the total from the current 62 to 100 by 2030, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao daily reported on Tuesday. According to the paper, the U.S. has 75 subs, 26 of them deployed in the Asia-Pacific region. China is building up its Navy, including retrofitting its first aircraft ...

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Indian Army Issued Tender For New Assault Rifle

The Ministry of Defence has issued a tender for the import of 66,000 5.56 mm assault rifle for an estimated $250 million (Rs 13,000 crore) to replace the locally-designed Indian Small Arms System 5.56 mm AR, which the army has reluctantly employed since the mid-1990s. The Request for Proposal dispatched to over 40 overseas vendors last month — with bids ...

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The Story OF Military Industrial Research And Development In Pakistan

The recent launch of the nuclear capable Babur cruise missile and its shiny new launch system was looked upon by many as yet another “trick up the magician’s sleeve”. The Tomahawk based Babur is a hybrid weapons system: a Chinese turbojet powering a reverse engineered fuselage of a BGM-109 Tomahawk, with its guidance system developed locally using American built microprocessors.  ...

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Indian Cold Start Strike Strategy Biggest Concern For Pakistan’s Military

Cold Start has been one of the biggest concerns of Pakistan’s military and civilian government. The argument has been protracted for a while now and the Pakistani military has carried out many an exercise to counter this threat. At this stage the Pakistani military thinks that it has significant response capabilities to nullify the Indian Cold Start strike. They could ...

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IS Typhoon, Rafale Has NO Match For China’s MMRCA Fighters

India will ink the world’s single largest defence deal by closing the 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contract in a couple of months. As these fourth generation fighter jets join the Indian Air Force fleet, China will prepare to launch its fifth generation stealth fighter Chengdu J-20. China is racing ahead towards the planned induction of its indigenous stealth ...

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China’s People Liberation Army Eyes Future In Space And Air Says Xu Qiliang Air Force Commander

China will develop an air force with integrated capabilities for both offensive and defensive operations in space as well as in air, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force Commander Xu Qiliang said Sunday.   Xu Qiliang, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force Commander, gestures during an interview.    Calling militarization in the space and in air “a threat to the ...

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USA Treats Russians As Indians Whose Interests Can Be Ignored

US and NATO officials were disappointed with Dmitry Medvedev’s recent harsh statements about Russia’s intention to pull out from the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was one of the first to respond to Medvedev’s statements. “The suggestion that deployment of missiles in the areas neighboring the alliance is an appropriate response … is very disappointing. ...

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