Russia, India to Hold Joint ‘Indra’ Military Drills in Fall

The Russian and Indian armed forces will hold joint military exercises, referred to as Indra-2017, in Russia’s Eastern Military District this coming fall, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday. “Last year, we successfully conducted anti-terror and naval exercises. This fall we plan to conduct the first joint interspecific military exercises ‘Indra-2017’ in the Eastern…

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Indians working on world’s biggest Telescope

Union minister Harsh Vardhan today lauded Indian scientists’ contribution to the world’s biggest telescope which would enable astronomers to observe the intricacies of the universe from the comfort of the earth. Vardhan said the site for the telescope — a multi- million dollar project being developed by an international consortium including India– was still being…

Guardian Drones to act as Force Multipliers for Indian Navy

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, the US has cleared the sale of 22 predator Guardian drones, a force multiplier that will boost the Indian Navy’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The deal, estimated to be worth $2 to $3 billion, has been approved by the state department, sources said. The decision has been…

India flawlessly launches ‘Eye in the Sky’ Satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series weighing 712 kg and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign, one Indian) with its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). According to ISRO, the countdown for the launch of the satellites, that also includes 29 foreign and one Indian, from Sriharikota in…