LATEST INDIAN DEFENCE NEWS HEADLINES TOP 5 05-10-2017 by indian defense news, Army on high alert seo

LATEST INDIAN DEFENCE NEWS HEADLINES TOP 5 05-10-2017 by indian defense news, Army on high alert seo


Indian Army to remain on high alert across
Indo-China border throughout winter. The Indian Army will continue to be in a state
of high alert across the 4000 km long Indo-China border. An operational alert was declared this August
as the stand-off with the Chinese troops in the Doklam plateau in Bhutan threatened India
to go out of control. Beijing issued angry statements which included
references to the 1962 Indo-China war. The Operational alert has now been extended
till further orders, as confirmed by the top sources to India Today. Sources said, the “operational alert”
has been extended “till further orders.”Indian and Chinese Troops were on an eyeball to eyeball
deployment on the Doklam plateau for over two and half months. The stand-off was resolved after intervention
from the highest office from both Delhi and Beijing. While both sides disengaged and moved back,
troops from either side did not withdrew completely. While India pulled back about 600 meters back
to its position, the Chinese troops too pulled back few hundred meters. But, about 500 Chinese troops still remain. Rest of Chinese troops have been moved further
back to Yatung and Kumba Zong in Tibet.However, the situation has now cooled down in Beijing
and New Delhi. But, neither side is taking chances. “On the ground, both sides are watching
the other carefully. And, it is nothing wrong keeping in mind the
long stand-off,” a top source told India Today. DRDO hands over tech to defence firm to manufacture
bullet-proof jackets The Defence Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO) has handed over its technology to a defence firm to manufacture bullet-proof jackets
for the armed forces. The government has decided to procure 1.86
lakh bullet-proof jackets for the armed forces and a majority of them will be manufactured
by Kanpur-based private firm MKU Ltd which was given the DRDO-developed technology. The DRDO and MKU Ltd also exchanged license
agreement and other related documents at an event today, a defence ministry official said. The MKU will produce bullet-proof jackets
which will be lighter in weight than those being used by the armed forces currently. In his address, DRDO Chairman S Christopher
asked the private firm to maintain a strict vigil on the quality of the bullet-proof jackets
which will be used by the Indian Army and the paramilitary forces. US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ New Delhi
visit last week was the first time the top leaders of the two countries interacted at
a high level following the announcement of President Donald Trump’s new South Asia
policy. The visit was preceded by widespread speculation
that the two countries would hammer a deal for greater cooperation in Afghanistan, albeit
in military terms. Considering an earlier offer by the US to
relocate its F-16 fighter jet production line to India, a weapons deal was also highly anticipated. However, the outcome of the visit was different. While the two countries agreed to enhance
defense and strategic cooperation, the actual statement by India’s Defense Minister Nirmala
Sitharaman focused on joint projects, in line with the Indian government’s ‘Make in
India’ mission. Shaheen VI Exercises End – With a Message
for India. The sixth iteration of the Shaheen exercises,
which were conducted by the Chinese Air Force (the PLAAF), and its Pakistani counterpart,
the PAF, at the Korla air base in China’s Xinjiang Province, ran from 5-25 September. The PAF fielded its Chinese-designed JF-17
fighters, along with the F-7PG fighter aircraft, which is the export version of China’s Chengdu
J-7 that is, in turn, the Chinese version of the Soviet MiG-21, and its ZDK-03 AWACS
aircraft, which is the Pakistan-specific export version of the Shaanxi Y8 transport aircraft
platform that is, again, based on the Soviet Antonov An-12 platform. The PLAAF fielded J-8 and J-11 fighters, JH-7
fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS, surface-to-air missile personnel, air defence controllers,
ground crews and, according to one report, Chinese Navy aviation troops. The composition of platforms, systems and
personnel indicates the growing sophistication and scope of the annual exercise. Russia tested a new and experimental type
of intercontinental-range ballistic missile multiple warhead delivery method in September
2017, the Diplomat has learned. According to a U.S. government source with
knowledge of a recent U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian ballistic missile testing who spoke
to the Diplomat, Russia’s strategic missile force recently tested an independent post-boost
vehicle (IPBV) configuration for a three-warhead version of its solid-fuel, road-mobile RS-24
Yars ICBM. The test was carried out on September 12 from
a silo at Russia’s Kura Missile Test Range in Kamchatka Krai. It occurred just days before the start of
the massive Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 military drills. It’s unclear if this was the first test
of an IPBV configuration on a Russian ICBM. A Russian Defense Ministry official told the
country’s state-run TASS news agency that the September 12 test involved an experimental
“detachable” warhead design. The test was reportedly successful.

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