Nirbhay (निर्भय) which means fearless in Hindi and Sanskrit was the name given to the Indian stealth missile program.
The program is being carried under the Advanced Systems Laboratory, a division of DRDO. The missile is being developed for all the three arms of Indian Defense services, the Army, Navy and the IAF and is proposed to have a range of 1,000 Km. It can also be launched from multiple platforms on land, sea and air. As of now the design of the missile has been developed and the first test flight was earlier expected in 2010 but now the target has been revised to 2012. Continue reading
Nag(नाग) is the name given to the anti-Tank missile developed by the DRDO. Nag literally means the snake in Hindi and Sanskrit and the missile is definitely as deadly as a snake. Nag has been developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) along with four other missiles at a cost of about 302 crore INR. Continue reading
Akash which means the sky in Hindi and Sanskrit is the name given to the medium range SAM system developed in India. SAM stand for Surface to Air Missile system and this one has been developed by the Defense research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in partnership with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) under the IGMD program. Continue reading
Trishul is a guided SAM like Akash but unlike the medium range Akash, Trishul is a short range missile and developed under the IGMD program. It was designed to defend naval vessels against missile, also short range low level targets and as a short range SAM on land.
Trishul is named after the Hindu god Shiva’s trident. Here are the specifications of the missile: Continue reading
Prithvi which means the Earth in Hindi and Sanskrit is India’s short range surface-to-surface missile developed under the IGMDP by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
This project has 3 variants namely: Continue reading
The Agni literally meaning fire in Hindi and Sanskrit is the name given to the family of medium to long range missiles. Agni range has even been extended to included Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). They have been developed under the IGMD program. Continue reading
The National Defence Academy of India located in Khadakwasla, Pune, is a joint services academy where cadets of the three wings Army, Navy and Air Force are trained together before they go for their pre-commission training to their respective academies. It covers an area of roughly 8,300 acres (34 km2). Continue reading
The Indian Military College was established outside Dehradun by the Prince of Wales as a training ground for Indians headed to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England, in 1922.
It started with the Montague-Chelmsford Reforms that enabled ten Indians to be sent to Sandhurst for training. Later the Round Table Conference in London in 1930 recommended the establishment of an Indian version of Sandhurst. The committee under the chairmanship of Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, then Commander-in-Chief, India recommended the setting up an academy for training forty entrants for six months. Continue reading
The HAL Tejas (Sanskrit: तेजस् “Radiant”, Hindi pronunciation: [t̪edʒəs]( listen)) is a 4th generation lightweight multirole jet fighterbeing developed by India. It is a tailless, compound delta wing design powered by a single engine. Originally known as theLight Combat Aircraft (LCA)—a designation which continues in popular usage—the aircraft was officially named “Tejas” by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Continue reading
India and Pakistan have not shared an amicable relationship. The two nuclear powers have had an active LOC, activity not caused by trade. In fact, this friction is seen as essential to the Pakistan Army’s hegemony in its own country. We remember Kargil. However, it was not a war of such a magnitude. The Battle of Longewala was. Read on. Continue reading