DRDO & Indian Air Force successfully flight-test indigenous Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile

What is the News? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) flight have successfully tested helicopter-launched Stand-off Anti-Tank (SANT) missile from Pokhran ranges. What is SANT Missile? Stand-off Anti-Tank(SANT) is an indigenously designed and developed air-to-surface missile. The missile has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad in… Continue reading DRDO & Indian Air Force successfully flight-test indigenous Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile

Successful tests carried out for Pinaka Extended Range System, Area Denial Munitions & New Indigenous Fuzes

What is the News? The Pinaka-ER Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System was successfully tested at the Pokhran range in Jaisalmer district. What is Pinaka-ER? ​​Pinaka-ER is the upgraded version of the Pinaka which has been in service with the Indian Army for the last decade.  Designed by: The system is jointly designed by laboratories of… Continue reading Successful tests carried out for Pinaka Extended Range System, Area Denial Munitions & New Indigenous Fuzes

DELIVERY OF FOURTH SCORPENE SUBMARINE ‘VELA’ TO INDIAN NAVY

What is the News? The Indian Navy has taken delivery of its fourth Scorpene-class submarine named ‘Vela’. About INS Vela INS Vela is the fourth submarine under Project 75 for the Indian Navy. It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpène class. Read more: What are Scorpene Class Submarines?   About Project 75… Continue reading DELIVERY OF FOURTH SCORPENE SUBMARINE ‘VELA’ TO INDIAN NAVY

China tested ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’, says report

What is the News? China’s military has carried out its first-ever test of a “nuclear capable hypersonic missile”. What is a Hypersonic Missile? Hypersonic speeds are those that exceed five times the speed of sound, that is, anything that can move at speeds of Mach 5 or above, which means at least 1.6 km per… Continue reading China tested ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’, says report

U.S. expresses unease over S-400 deal

What is the news?  Recently, the American Deputy Secretary of State described the S-400 missile deal between India and Russia as dangerous, expressed hope that the India and US could solve the issue amicably.  About S-400 Triumf Missile It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia. The missile can destroy airborne targets within the range… Continue reading U.S. expresses unease over S-400 deal

DRDO tests Akash Prime missile

What is the News? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested a new version of Akash missile named Akash Prime. What is Akash Prime? Akash Prime is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system developed by the DRDO and produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). It was developed to replace the Russian 2K12… Continue reading DRDO tests Akash Prime missile

Electronic polymer based low-cost sensor developed to detect explosives rapidly

What is the news? For the first time, Indian scientists have developed a thermally stable and cost-effective electronic polymer-based sensor for rapidly detecting nitro-aromatic chemicals (NACs)  used in high-energy explosives. About the findings Poly-nitroaromatic compounds in explosives generally require sophisticated instrumental techniques to detect them. But in the field, like military sites, extremists locations, they… Continue reading Electronic polymer based low-cost sensor developed to detect explosives rapidly

₹7,523-cr. order for Arjun Mk-1A tanks

What is the News? The Ministry of Defence(MoD) has placed an order with Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Chennai for the supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army. What is Arjun Mk-1A? The development of Arjun Tank was started by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the late… Continue reading ₹7,523-cr. order for Arjun Mk-1A tanks

Key trial of 5,000-km ICBM Agni-V in October

What is the News? India is set to conduct the first user trial of Agni-V Missile. What is Agni-V? Agni-V is a nuclear-capable InterContinental Ballistic Missile(ICBM). The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). What are the key Features of Agni-V missiles? Expected Range: The… Continue reading Key trial of 5,000-km ICBM Agni-V in October

Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

What is the News? Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a remote-controlled armed robot named “REX MKII”. About REX MKII REX MKII is a remote-controlled armed robot that can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire.   It is operated by an electronic tablet and can be equipped with two machine guns, cameras and sensors.… Continue reading Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

LCA-Mk2 to roll out next year, first flight in 2023, says scientist

What is the News? The preliminary design for the Light Combat Aircraft(LCA)-Mk2 and the fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) has been completed. About LCA-Mk2 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk2 is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft designed by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in collaboration with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Payload Capacity: It is a 1,350 mm longer… Continue reading LCA-Mk2 to roll out next year, first flight in 2023, says scientist

DRDO hands over air defence missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force

What is the News? The Defence Minister has handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile(MRSAM) System to the Indian Air Force(IAF). About Medium Range Surface to Air Missile(MRSAM)  Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with the Indian industry.… Continue reading DRDO hands over air defence missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force

INS Tabar conducts Maritime Partnership Exercise with Egyptian Navy

What is the News? Indian Navy’s INS Tabar has carried out a military exercise with a frontline warship of the Egyptian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. About the Exercise with Egyptian Navy The exercise involved multiple activities covering a wide range of naval operations. These included drills for transit through asymmetric threat environments, operations for… Continue reading INS Tabar conducts Maritime Partnership Exercise with Egyptian Navy

Drone use, satellite imagery for agriculture insurance may be a must

What is the news? Govt, IRDAI are considering using artificial intelligence to control fraud claims, cut delays in settlement. Pilot studies have been undertaken for estimation of yield at the gram panchayat level by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, among others. What is being planned? Use of drones… Continue reading Drone use, satellite imagery for agriculture insurance may be a must

Drone’s Economic Impact Will Match Internet’s

Synopsis: The recently released new drone rules 2021 are centered around light-touch governance. The resultant progressive ecosystem will lead to opportunities in multiple sectors of the economy. Background Read here: Drone Rules 2021 – Explained Must Read: How new drone guidelines can give wings to drone startups? Where will drones work? Once drones take off in full force, opportunities… Continue reading Drone’s Economic Impact Will Match Internet’s

India and US sign Project Agreement for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

What is the news? Recently, India & the US signed the Project Agreement (PA) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV). What is this project about? This is a project is signed between the Ministry of Defence & the US Department of Defence under the Defence Technology & Trade Initiative (DTTI). It is considered a major… Continue reading India and US sign Project Agreement for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft, designed and developed by CSIR-NAL, successfully make its maiden flight

What is the News? Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft has successfully made its maiden flight from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport. About Hansa New Generation(NG) aircraft: Hansa New Generation(NG) aircraft is an upgraded version of the two-seater Hansa trainer aircraft. Designed by: National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore  Features: The unique features of Hansa-NG are Glass… Continue reading Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft, designed and developed by CSIR-NAL, successfully make its maiden flight

India’s 1st N-missile tracking ship Dhruv to be launched on Sept 10

What is the news? National Security Advisor is expected to commission India’s first satellite and ballistic missile tracking ship Dhruv from Visakhapatnam on September 10. Introduction Dhruv is built by Hindustan Shipyard in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). What are some key features of INS Dhruv?… Continue reading India’s 1st N-missile tracking ship Dhruv to be launched on Sept 10

Defence Minister dedicates to the Nation Indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’

Source: This post is based on the article “Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicates to the Nation Indigeneously built Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’” published in PIB on 28th August 2021. What is the News? The Defence Minister has commissioned the Indian Coast Guard (ICG)’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Vigraha. About ICGS Vigraha: Vigraha is… Continue reading Defence Minister dedicates to the Nation Indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’

Govt gives wing to drone policy (On new drone rules 2021)

Source: Business Standard, TOI, Livemint, TH What is the news? The Ministry of Civil Aviation has notified Drone Rules, 2021, under which the coverage of all-up weight of an unmanned aircraft system has been increased from 300 kg to 500 kg. It will include heavy payload-carrying drones for use in the logistics and transportation sectors,… Continue reading Govt gives wing to drone policy (On new drone rules 2021)

First batch of Multi-Mode Hand Grenades handed over to Indian Army

Source: PIB What is the News? The Defence Minister has handed over the first batch of indigenous Multimode Hand Grenades (MMHG) to the Indian Army. About Multimode Hand Grenades(MMHG): The Multimode Hand Grenades(MMHG) has been designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratories and produced by Economic Explosives Ltd… Continue reading First batch of Multi-Mode Hand Grenades handed over to Indian Army

Russian stealth frigates to come in 2023

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The first of the two additional Krivak class stealth frigates being built by Russia is expected to be delivered to India in the middle of 2023. About Krivak Class Stealth Frigates: Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates are a series of frigates and guard ships (patrol boats) built by… Continue reading Russian stealth frigates to come in 2023

DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology for Indian Air Force

Source: PIB What is the News? Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) against hostile radar threats.  What is Advanced Chaff Technology? Chaff is an electronic countermeasure technology. It is used by militaries worldwide to protect their assets like naval… Continue reading DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology for Indian Air Force

How new guidelines can give wing to drone start-ups?

Source: Business Standard Relevance: On drone rules, 2021 and start-ups in the drone sector Synopsis: India has fewer start-ups in the drone technology space than the US and China; it also lags behind most other economies in funding. Drone rules 2021 are a step forward, but more needs to be done to evolve other policies… Continue reading How new guidelines can give wing to drone start-ups?

Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt at Brunei to enhance Bilateral Ties

Source: PIB What is the News? As part of Act East Policy, Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt have arrived at Brunei as part of their deployment to South East Asia. What will the Ships do in Brunei? During the stay, the ships will participate in various bilateral interactions with the Royal Brunei Navy. The… Continue reading Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt at Brunei to enhance Bilateral Ties

India’s indigenous aircraft carrier setting sail for sea trials is a historic moment

Source: Indian Express, Time of India  Synopsis: The onset of sea trials of INS Vikrant marks a historic moment for the Indian Navy, which till now had aircraft carriers, but none built at home. The brand-new INS Vikrant is 75% indigenous and is the first big-ticket example of Atmanirbhar India. Background: August 4, 2021, marked… Continue reading India’s indigenous aircraft carrier setting sail for sea trials is a historic moment

INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, heads out to sea

Source: Indian Express, The Hindu, The Business Standard and PIB What is the News? The much-awaited sea trials of India’s maiden indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1) ‘Vikrant’ have begun. About Indigenous Aircraft Carrier(IAC) ‘Vikrant’: IAC-1 Vikrant has been designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND). It is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL),… Continue reading INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, heads out to sea

About Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC)

BARC was established as an autonomous ‘not for profit’ body duly registered under the Companies Act, 2013. BARC was constituted comprising representatives from all relevant industry associations being Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) and Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI). BARC India owns and manages a transparent, accurate, and inclusive TV… Continue reading About Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC)