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Combat aircraft Tejas successfully test fires India-made ASTRA missile


New Delhi: Indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas successfully test-fired an indigenously developed ASTRA beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile off the coast of Goa this week. According to defense ministry officials, the missile release was successfully carried out from the aircraft at an altitude of about 20,000 feet and all the objectives of the...

India needs to prepare for short and long-term standoffs: IAF


New Delhi: The current geopolitical situation necessitates India, which has ongoing border disputes with both China and Pakistan, to prepare its armed forces for both short- and long-term stand-offs, Indian Air Force chief V R Chaudhari said. He said that the IAF's recent experiences as well as the evolving geopolitical scenario mandate the force to be...

India successfully test-fires Nirbhay cruise missile


New Delhi: India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) fired the 1,000-km range Nirbhay cruise missile from Chandipur testing facility in Odisha. The subsonic cruise missile was fired at 9:55 am on August 11 and was tested for 100 km in flight and 15 minutes in time. According to DRDO sources, the indigenous engine was successfully tested...