New Delhi (Sputnik): The air variant of the light combat aircraft (LCA) has been named Tejas and is already operational with the Air Force. India becomes the sixth nation after Russia, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and China to have mastered the art of arrested landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier.
Though Washington has claimed American troops’ presence is necessary in Iraq to fight terror, experts tell Sputnik that argument is null and may result in backlash from Baghdad if the US continues to dismiss the sovereignty of the Iraqi government.
Military officials at Spangdahlem Air Base in Binsfeld, Germany, have launched an investigation after two US airmen were found dead in a base dormitory room on Thursday.
Years ago, Tehran bought a handful of dolphins trained by the Soviet Red Army for military tasks. With the threat of war with the United States on the horizon, some military experts are wondering: what ever happened to those pernicious porpoises?
Speaking in Canada on 9 January 2020 Dominic Raab argued that the US-led military alliance has been a force for peace and is needed especially now due to "rapidly evolving threats".
New Delhi (Sputnik): After the Balakot airstrike, the Indian Navy swiftly redeployed its naval ships, aircraft, submarines, and support units to the northern Arabian Sea, near Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, in an attempt to block the movement of Pakistani submarines.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads since February 2019, when 40 Indian security personnel were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Kashmir. A Pakistan-based terror group claimed responsibility for it. In August, India revoked the special status of Kashmir, sparking outrage from Pakistan.
The MiG-31 is an all-weather long-range supersonic interceptor jet designed to destroy air targets at low, medium and high attitudes. Its upgraded MiG-31BM version is also able to carry various Russian air-to-ground projectiles, including the Kh-31 anti-radiation missile.
Following the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike last week and the ensuing Iranian retaliation, the Iraqi Parliament decided that foreign troops are no longer welcome in the country.
Airstrikes targeted trucks and individuals near the Iraqi-Syrian border, including Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in the area, in an early morning airstrike, according to translations from Arabic-language outlet Al Mayadeen, citing tribesmen.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US State Department green-lighted the sale of 12 F-35B fighter jets to Singapore in a deal worth more than $2.7 billion, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.
The US Marines Corps has yet to find a pair of M4 service rifles and a flak jacket worn as protection against bullets that went missing last month during a Marine training event in North Carolina.
New footage published and “verified” by the New York Times shows what the Western outlet claims to be an Iranian missile striking a Ukrainian jet just moments after takeoff in Tehran, Iran.
Following successful tests, the US Army has decided to use the Israeli Spike missile on its attack helicopters until a domestic replacement can be produced.
Iran launched a barrage of mssile strikes against US troops stationed in Iraq in response to assassination on Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.
The Russian nuclear-capable hypersonic missile was first revealed to the public by the country's President Vladimir Putin in March 2018 and has since undergone numerous tests with the Russian Air Force – which have only confirmed its operational capabilities.
New Delhi (Sputnik): After reports of Pakistan drones violating Indian airspace in September, federal Home Minister Amit Shah asked security forces guarding the border - the Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, and the Assam Rifles - to come up with a long-term security plan.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The US decision to assassinate top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani last week has flared up the security situation in the Gulf region. As Tehran attacked two US military facilities in Iraq with more than a dozen ballistic missiles, India’s role as a major power in Asia becomes relevant in the escalating conflict.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid the deteriorating security situation in the Gulf region after the attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Oman in June 2019, the Indian Navy had commenced Maritime Security Operations, code named Op SANKALP, in the Gulf Region.
As US President Donald Trump declared “all is well” and turned his attention to the US economy and sanctions on Iran following that country’s ballistic missile strike on US forces in Iraq, a bevy of experts weighed in Wednesday on Radio Sputnik’s Loud and Clear about what could lie ahead in the tense conflict between Washington and Tehran.