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  • How Israel’s Iron Dome defence system helps counter Hamas’ rocket attacks May 15, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    How Israel’s Iron Dome defence system helps counter Hamas’ rocket attacks

    The 'Iron Dome' is a ground-to-air, short-range, air defence system that neutralises enemy rockets and missiles. The concept was born after the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War when Israel faced thousands of rockets fired by the Hezbollah. The missile defence system took years to develop and was tested in combat for the first time in April 2011. The system is designed to mainly intercept short-range missiles and rockets coming in from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

  • North Korea fired two cruise missiles off west coast on March 21, US still open to dialogue Mar 24, 2021 07:09 AM IST

    North Korea fired two cruise missiles off west coast on March 21, US still open to dialogue

    The North Korean activity involved weapons systems at the low end of the spectrum that were not covered by U.N. Security Council testing bans, two senior officials of the Biden administration told reporters in a briefing call on Tuesday.

  • BEML divestment could not have been better timed Jan 05, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    BEML divestment could not have been better timed

    BEML is at the forefront of the metro boom and a market leader with a 45 percent market share in the metro rail coach space

  • India test fires BrahMos: Here's a look at 11 missiles that India tested in the past two months Oct 19, 2020 02:51 PM IST

    India test fires BrahMos: Here's a look at 11 missiles that India tested in the past two months

    Here is the list of the 11 missiles India has tested in a period of September-October.

  • Ukraine plane struck by two missiles: Report Jan 15, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    Ukraine plane struck by two missiles: Report

    The missiles were fired 30 seconds apart and help explain a mystery as to why the plane's transponder was not working -- it was disabled by the first strike, before being hit by a second, the Times said.

  • Indian missiles evince interest: Nirmala Sitharaman Apr 09, 2018 04:50 PM IST

    Indian missiles evince interest: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Citing negotiations over aspects like cost, the defence minister said arriving at a decision on a deal is at times "frustrating," but the interest in the Indian missiles is "sustained."

  • Russian military says Syrian air defences to be 'strengthened' Apr 07, 2017 06:09 PM IST

    Russian military says Syrian air defences to be 'strengthened'

    Russia's military today said a US strike on a regime air base in Syria was ineffective but announced Syrian air defences would be strengthened to shield the country's key infrastructure.

  • Donald Trump explains why he launched missile attack on Syria Apr 07, 2017 09:08 AM IST

    Donald Trump explains why he launched missile attack on Syria

    The US military has launched about 59 missiles aimed at Syria, and President Donald Trump said he was targeting the Syrian airfield from which an earlier chemical attack had been launched.

  • Israel Aerospace Industries signs near $2 billion missile deal with India Apr 06, 2017 10:32 PM IST

    Israel Aerospace Industries signs near $2 billion missile deal with India

    IAI said in a statement it would supply an advanced air defence system, including medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launchers and communications and control technology, to the Indian army for around $1.6 billion.

  • Maha expects USD 5 billion investment in defence manufacturing Mar 04, 2017 05:26 PM IST

    Maha expects USD 5 billion investment in defence manufacturing

    The Maharashtra government today announced setting up of a Rs 1,000 crore fund for helping manufacturers in defence sector and said it expects an investment of USD 5 billion in this area in the state.

  • Jindal Stainless gets licence to produce high nitrogen steel Mar 01, 2017 05:16 PM IST

    Jindal Stainless gets licence to produce high nitrogen steel

    Calling it a major initiative, DRDO chairman Dr S Christopher said production of HNS in India will significantly help the country's ambitious defence indigenisation programme and also complement the 'Make in India' initiative.

  • 23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns Feb 15, 2016 10:02 PM IST

    23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns

    Fourteen people were killed in the town of Azaz near the Turkish border when missiles slammed into a school sheltering families fleeing the offensive and the children's hospital, two residents and a medic said.

  • Rel Defence ties up with Russian missile mfg co AlmazAntey Dec 24, 2015 01:23 PM IST

    Rel Defence ties up with Russian missile mfg co AlmazAntey

    As per the agreement, Reliance and AlmazAntey will manufacture the crucial TOR-1M Missile and radar systems in India.

  • Alpha Design: From optronics to aerospace & defence Jun 12, 2015 10:20 PM IST

    Alpha Design: From optronics to aerospace & defence

    The Modi government‘s push for more indigenous defence manufacturing is attracting new players but for established players like Bengaluru based Alpha Design Technologies, it is a clarion call to innovate.

  • Tata Group steps up defence play via Tata Power SED Apr 29, 2015 10:16 PM IST

    Tata Group steps up defence play via Tata Power SED

    Tata Power Strategic Engineering is involved in cutting edge technology for the armed forces and has been working on building launchers for almost all missiles in the armory of our defence forces.

  • Prithvi missiles to be replaced by Prahar: DRDO Jun 30, 2013 04:18 PM IST

    Prithvi missiles to be replaced by Prahar: DRDO

    Seeking to enhance its precision strike capabilities, India is planning to replace its 150 km-range Prithvi ballistic missiles with the newly developed quick reaction Prahar missiles.

  • Obama orders new economic sanctions on Iran Jun 04, 2013 05:37 PM IST

    Obama orders new economic sanctions on Iran

    Last month the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation that would impose stricter sanctions against Tehran, while the Senate resolved the US should back Israel if it's forced to take military action against Iran.

  • Cabinet clears Rs 8,000cr missile purchase for armed forces Oct 19, 2012 09:00 AM IST

    Cabinet clears Rs 8,000cr missile purchase for armed forces

    Proposals worth over Rs 8,000 crore for procuring around 10,000 'Invar' missiles from Russia for the Army's T-90 tanks and over 200 air-launched versions of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for the IAF were cleared on Thursday by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

  • N Korea violated international law by missile launch: US Apr 13, 2012 03:31 PM IST

    N Korea violated international law by missile launch: US

    The US has accused North Korea of "violating" international law by its "provocative" act to launch a long-range rocket - even though it was a failed attempt - hours after the top eight powerful countries asked it not to do so.

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