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On September 7, 2020, the Indian hypersonic system HSTDV was successfully tested at a test site on the east coast of India.
The device was launched to an altitude of 30 km. carrier rocket Agni-I, where the experimental hypersonic system should reach speeds of up to 6 Mach numbers.
It is stated that the HSTDV will be used to launch satellites into orbit, and the developments under this program will be the basis for the creation of hypersonic missile weapons.
The Indian Air Force's all-male Rafale squadron in Ambala is all set to get its first woman fighter pilot soon.

India Today has learnt that one of the IAF's 10 current active woman fighter pilots is undergoing conversion training and will begin active duties flying Rafale jets with the 17 Squadron soon.

The IAF's first 5 Rafale fighters were ceremonially inducted into the Golden Arrows squadron on September 10 in Ambala. Since late August, the jets have flown familiarisation sorties over Ladakh, even landing in Leh on occasion as part of an operational work-up ahead of full operational readiness.

More Rafales will be arriving in October and December, with all 36 on order to be inducted by late 2021.

The woman pilot, who India Today will not identify owing to service sensitivities, has been through the full fighter training course so far and is already operational on MiG-21 fighters.

Women fighter pilots undergo an identical training regimen as their male counterparts. Once they are operational on a fighter type, they undergo conversion training, which as the phrase suggests, is a curriculum pilots need to take when they switch from flying one aircraft to another.

In this case, the woman pilot will be converting from MiG-21 Bison to the Rafale, a vastly different and more modern jet in all respects.
India on Wednesday conducted a successful night test fired of its indigenous developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a base in Odisha, defence sources said
Bangladesh Air Force on Thursday received seven Karakorum-8 light attack aircrafts after they arrived at Chattogram Air Force base from China under a government-to-government agreement.

The Inter Service Public Relation Directorate in a statement said the seven aircraft arrived at Bangladesh Air Force base Zahurul Haque in Chattogram after a successful ferry flight from Dehong Mangsgi in China by BAF pilots led by Group Captain AKM Abdur Rajjaque.

The light attack and trainer aircrafts were supplied by China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation and they were received at the BAF Base Zahurul Haque following the customs of Bangladesh Air Force.

The BAF Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, principal staff officers of air headquarters and senior officers were present on the occasion.

The BAF chief on September 28 in Dhaka said that his force was looking to enhance its capability so that the country always remained ready to protect its sovereignty.

Md Noor Islam, an assistant director at the ISPR, said that the induction of the aircrafts would be held in another ceremony later.

The ISPR said that in addition to the existing K-8W training aircraft in BAF inventory, the inclusion of the newly-purchased seven K-8W training aircraft would certainly enhance the training as well as the operational capability of BAF.

The defence ministry sources told New Age that Bangladesh had procured total 16 aircrafts, of which one crashed and another sustained major damage in an accident last year.
Pakistan issues a notification for a ballistic missile test in the Arabian Sea
Indian Army has ordered the Kalyani M4 armoured 4x4 vehicles in a $25 million deal. There's speculation on the numbers which aren't revealed but most sources say an initial batch of 27 vehicles. The M4 is a licensed South African-designed Paramount Mbombe 4, and will be built in India by Kalyani Group which seems to have entered into a deal with Paramount.
The Barak-8ER (extended range) SAM, jointly developed by Israel's IAI and India's DRDO was test-fired from canister. The base version has a dual-pulse motor with 70-90km range while the ER variant with an additional booster stage (much like Aster-30) is designed to extend that out to approx 150km.
MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. India will receive the first regiment set of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems (NATO name: SA-21 Growler) by the end of this year, India’s Ambassador to Russia Bala Venkatesh Varma told a briefing on Thursday.

New Delhi announced its intention to purchase Russian-made S-400 air defense systems back in 2015. A $5.43 bln contract on the delivery of five regiment sets of S-400 ‘Triumf’ anti-aircraft missile systems was signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India in October 2018.
Officials cleared the issue of a Request for Proposals (RfP), which “envisages indigenous construction of six conventional submarines equipped with the state-of-the-art Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system,” the ministry of defense said in a press statement.
Indian Navy commissioned a second naval air squadron equipped with the indigenously designed and built Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk III in a ceremony held on 7 June at Naval Air Station INS Dega in Visakhapatnam on India's eastern coast.

Named ‘Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 322 Dega Flight', the unit, which will operate under the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), will for now field the three helicopters handed over by the state-owned manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Turkey will play a "lead role" in providing security at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport after NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden's national security advisor has said.

Jake Sullivan told reporters that during their first bilateral meeting on Monday, Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "agreed that they would work together" to ensure the Turkish mission is established ahead of the US president's September 11 deadline to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka:
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently signed a contract, worth USD $50 million with Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense to upgrade Kfir aircraft for the Sri Lankan Air Force. The deal includes replacing the aircraft's basic avionics with the advanced 4+ generation fighter aircraft avionics in order to one day integrate advanced radar, sensors, communication systems, and new helmets. The upgrade process will also include transfer of knowledge and skills for refurbishment to Sri Lankan Air Force personnel. The upgrades will be completed in cooperation with Sri Lanka's Air Force and in their local facilities.

The Kfir, when first developed, was a game-changer on the battlefield with its ability to carry heavy ammunition and reach enemy targets in a precise manner. The decision to upgrade the aircraft now, was based in part, on the successful completion of this process in the Colombian Air Force. In 2012 and 2018, the Colombian Air Force's Kfir fleet participated in the United States Red Flag exercise, alongside the U.S. Air Force and other air forces.
Russia and India signed contracts in November 2018 on the delivery of four Project 11356 frigates. Under the deal, two frigates will be built at Russia’s Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic coast (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) and the other two will be constructed at India’s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).


frigate of project 11356 at the Indian shipyard Goa Shipyard.


Russia’s Yantar Shipyard in the Kaliningrad Region is building Project 11356 missile frigates for the Indian Navy.
Pakistan will begin to receive the first of 36 Chinese J-10C fighters by the end of this year. The planes will be powered by Chinese-made WS-10 engines.
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A group of Chinese and Indian military personnel reportedly clashed again on the Himalayan border, which is still a dispute between the two countries.
Military sources and Indian local media reports on Saturday said the latest clash occurred last week in Naku La, Sikkim state.Reported by AFP, the clashes resulted in injuries from both sides. An Indian military source said the clashes were triggered by patrols by Chinese troops on the border.A group of Chinese soldiers reportedly tried to break through Indian territory during the patrol, causing Indian military forces to force Chinese personnel to withdraw.

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