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Remotely piloted aircraft of ADA-IISc successful test flown

The collaboration between the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and the Indian Institute of the Science (IISc) designed and developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with Micro Jet Engine Propulsion. This delta wing remotely piloted aircraft have been successfully flight tested in the country itself as the first-of-its-kind. It was conducted at the Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd airfield in Hosur. Besides, it is powered by Kingtech.

The aircraft attained the take-off velocity of 155 kmph, approach velocity as 130 kmph, and the maximum velocity of 190kmph at 50% throttle. It attained an altitude of 100 metres during the flight.

 

 

CCP expert reveals the use of Direct Energy weapons by PLA on Indian Troops at Pangong Lake area

Professor Jin Canrong, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) expert revealed that Chinese PLA troops attacked Indian troops with a directed-energy weapon (DEW) at Pangong Tso Lake area. Indian soldiers were occupying a mountain.

He also revealed during an interaction in a Television program on November 11, that China has mastered the “Microwave Weapons Technology”.

A directed-energy weapon is a weapon that can damage its targets with microwaves, laser, and particle beams having highly focused energy. It can target vehicles, personnel, missiles, and optical devices.

The information was extracted by the video that was posted by Jennifer Jung. She is the known critic of the People’s Republic of China. 

 

 

India and US looking for training South East Asian nations to contribute in U.N. peacekeeping

India and the US are looking to undertake the training for Southeast Asian nations under the initiative for African countries. Chinese troops are also significantly contributing for United Nations Peacekeeping (UNPK) missions with 2500 troops and it has committed for another 8000 troops too. It contributes 12% in the general budget and 15% in the U.N. peacekeeping budget.

India has always been among the top troops contributing nations to the U.N. It is the fifth largest with 5,424 personnel. It is contributing with 0.83% in the regular budget and 0.16 % in the peacekeeping budget of the U.N. It has set up 2 field hospitals in Congo and South Sudan. Moreover, it has participated in 51 missions.

Bhutan is also showing interest in joining the mission with the Indian contingent.

The batch of personnel is scheduled to leave on November 27. All COVID precautions will be followed.

 

 

India will carry out multiple launches of BrahMos Supersonic cruise missiles till November end

India is all set to carry out the multiple test-firings of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile against different targets in the Indian ocean region by the November end. The tests will help the Defence services to improve the performance of the missile system.

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system is the world’s fastest operational system in its class. It was launched at an old worship acting in the Bay of Bengal area. DRDO has extended its range from 298 km to 450 km. It has been fitted with a squadron of the Air Force in its air-launched version in Tamil Nadu. It was also deployed close to the northern borders after the conflict with China. Indian Navy also carried out its test-firing from its warship INS Chennai. It has become the potent vehicle for all the three armed forces, India and Russia.

PM Modi explains the offensive-defensive doctrine for India

Modi has clearly explained the Indian war strategy while addressing the tri-services at historic Longewala. 

He said that India can understand the situation unless the enemy does not try to test its military. He gave a message to both domestic and international audience. He did not attend the east Asia Summit to spend his Diwali day with Indian troops. And President Donald Trump also did not attend.

Modi informed Islamabad of the Indian plans of launching a missile strike in case of any harm to the Indian Air Force pilots. He asked Indian Prithvi missiles for the deployment in the same Rajasthan sector. This all makes an impact in such a way that the Pakistan government set free the MiG-21 Indian pilot the next day.

Furthermore, PM Modi said that India would firmly oppose the expansionist policies as it was the product of 18th century twisted mindset. Indian resolve taking battle will be at the source place. India will build airborne and expeditionary force projection capability.

 

 

Meaning of Indo-US defence agreements for India

Indian and the US have signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) on geospatial cooperation during the 2+2 two talks on October 27. The two countries have 4 arguments covering the military information, compatibility, logistics exchange, and security between them.

Four agreements:

1) BECA

The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) was signed in the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue in 2020. It provides the real-time exchange of spatial intelligence through digital data and advanced satellite imagery. With this, the US military will provide advanced aids and avionics to India.

2) COMCASA

Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) was signed in 2018 to get Indian military defence technologies from the US. The agreement provides the legal framework to the US to part its communication equipment and codes for enabling the transfer of real-time operational information.

3) LEMOA

Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) is an Indian specific version of the LSA. India and the US signed it in 2016. The agreement facilitates the provision of supplies, services and logistical support. It helps both countries to govern the use of land, air, and naval bases. Moreover, it enhances regular interactions between military services.

4) GSOMIA

The General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) was assigned in 2002 by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. It is to prescribe security standards and protocols to safeguard the information that is shared by the Pentagon and US firms with India’s defence ministry.

 

 

Successful test-firing of the Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile System at Chandipur, Odisha by DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile System (QRSAM) at Chandipur, Odisha.

QRSAM is an indigenous missile system developed by DRDO along with Bharat Dynamics Limited and Bharat Electronics Limited. It is designed to protect moving armoured vehicles from aerial attacks. It is set to induct into the Indian Army by 2021.

It possesses a range of 25 to 30 Kms. Its function is to use transportation as it is capable of carrying 6 missiles at a time. It is launched on mobile platforms. It uses a single-stage solid propelled missile.

The elements like Battery Surveillance Radar, Multifunction radar, Battery Command Post Vehicle, and Mobile Launcher of QRSAM weapon system were deployed in the test.

It has a fully automated command and control system with two radars and one launcher. The radars are capable of 360-degree coverage.

 

 

The second phase of exercise MALABAR 2020 to be conducted in the Western Indian Ocean

Phase 2 of the Exercise Malabar 2020 will be conducted in the Northern Arabian Sea from 17 to 20 November 2020.

Phase 2 will involve coordinated operations of increasing complexity. It will witness joint operations. In the four days, the two carriers with other ships will be engaged in high-intensity naval operations. Other advanced surface exercises and operations will be undertaken to enhance synergy between the 4 friendly navies.

Vikramaditya, indigenous destroyers Kolkata and Chennai, Fleet Support Ship Deepak, and stealth frigate Talwar are the participants.

Phase 1 of the Exercise Malabar 2020 was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 3 to 6 November 2020.