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September 24, 2014, is all set to be a red letter day for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). On this day, India's Mars spacecraft, Mangalyaan, will enter the Red Planet's orbit.
 
 
 
Srinagar: With the expiry of the Tosamaidan lease to Indian Army on Friday, GOC 15 Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh said that he has already forwarded his recommendations to the Government and it is now responsibility of the Government to take a decision in this regard.
 
 
 
In a boost to the defence sector, the country is all set to test its anti-ballistic missile defence system for long range (beyond 100 km) off Odisha coast for the first time next week.
 
 
 
The Indian armed forces are slated to be very busy this year with over 25 exercises, manoeuvres and confidence-building measures scheduled with friendly countries and potential adversaries alike.
 
 
 
CHENNAI: "We are going to switch over to non-contact wars in the future. The focus is now on developing robotics, underwater vehicles and unmanned systems," said Avinash Chander, the man behind the Agni series of missiles, scientific advisor to the defence minister and director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
 
 
 
The Army is all agog over who will be its new chief after General Bikram Singh retires on July 31, in the backdrop of the government junking the long-standing seniority principle to appoint Admiral Robin Dhowan as the new Navy chief on Thursday.
 
 
 
Jodhpur: India and France would start a ten-day joint Air exercise 'Garuda-5', aimed at training the pilots and crew of Indian and French fighters in air superiority operations in Rajasthan's Jodhpur airbase from June 3, IAF sources said.
 
 
 
Finally, India is readying for the much awaited maiden test of its high altitude ‘killer’ interceptor missile, code named ‘PDV’. The newly developed missile is likely to be test fired from a defence base off Odisha coast on April 27.
 
 
 
Soon after taking charge as naval chief, Vice Admiral Rabindra Kumar Dhowan identified safety as one of his priorities against the backdrop of a series of mishaps.
 
 
International Defence News


 
Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence bosses spooked.
 
 
 
Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera has reaffirmed the nation's plan for a 2014 first flight of the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) fighter: a prototype for a future fighter to replace the Japan Air Self-Defence Force's Mitsubishi F-2.
 
 
 
Despite close defense ties with China, Pakistan still relies on the US to help it upgrade key defense areas. However, hostility from US lawmakers has effectively halted progress in some areas with Pakistan’s Navy particularly hard hit.
 
 
 
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine which has seen the Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea has primarily generated two important legal questions.
 
 
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