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Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.

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STRATEGIC EXPERTS AND TECHNOCRATS DELIBERATE ON ‘MISSION SHAKTI’

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 06 April 2019 A special interaction session was organized by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), here today to present first-hand account of the mission details, development milestones including technological aspects of Mission Shakti. Many eminent serving/retired strategic experts, technocrats, diplomats, top brass of Armed forces, Scientific fraternity across various departments participated in the... Read More
F-16 MYSTERY DEEPENS Breaking News defence ministry Geopolitics India's Neighborhood Indian Air Force USA 

Did or Did Not India Shot Down Pakistan’s F-16 Fighter Jet? | US Magazine Deepens The Mystery

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 05 April 2019 Foreign Policy Magazine of USA reported siting two senior defence officers as sources that Pakistan invited US to count and inspect F-16 fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force, and after counting they found all F-16 are accounted for. Indian Air Force officials earlier said that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman flying Vintage MiG-21... Read More
Dhanush Artillery Gun Will Be Inducted In Indian Army On 08 April 2019 Breaking News defence industry defence ministry Geopolitics Indian Army make in india public sector R&D Technology world news 

Indigenously Build Dhanush Artillery Gun To Be Inducted In Indian Army On 08 April

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 03 April 2019 India’s first ever indigenously built 155/45 mm calibre artillery gun Dhanush is to be inducted in Indian Army on 08th April this year. Six guns built by Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) will be handed over to Indian Army’s Central Ordnance Depot in Jabalpur. Watch the full... Read More
AIR MARSHAL D CHOUDHURY AVSM VM VSM TAKES OVER AS SASO HQ WAC Aerospace appointments Breaking News defence ministry Indian Air Force 

AIR MARSHAL D CHOUDHURY TAKES OVER AS SASO HQ WAC

National Defence Bureau New Delhi, 03 April 2019 Air Mshl D Choudhury AVSM VM VSM has taken over as Senior Air Staff Officer, Western Air Command. Air Mshl D Choudhury AVSM VM VSM is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and was commissioned on 22 Dec 1983. The Air Officer is a Fighter Combat Leader and an Instrument Rating Instructor... Read More
The Great Game Fighter Jets Breaking News China defence industry defence ministry Geopolitics India's Neighborhood Indian Air Force military aviation Russia Technology USA world news 

The Great Game of Fifth Generation Fighter Jets- Su-57E Vs F-16V Vs J-20 Vs Rafale

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 02 April 2019 The News is coming from Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA 2019  that China is planning to buy Russia’s fifth generation stealth Sukhoi-57E fighter jet. Now the question arise why would China buy a fifth generation fighter jet, which Indian Air Force has rejected a year back and more so... Read More
Air Marshal NJS Dhillon appointments Breaking News defence ministry Indian Air Force military aviation world news 

Air Marshal NJS Dhillon Takes Over AS Strategic Force Commander

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 01 April 2019 Air Marshal NJS Dhillon, AVSM, takes over as Strategic Force Commander (SFC). He is an alumnus of Sainik School Kapurthala, National Defence Academy, Defence Service Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force on 11 Dec 81. He has over... Read More
FY 2018-19: HAL Turnover Crosses 19,400 Crores Breaking News defence ministry Defence Tech Global Defence R&D HAL make in india world news 

FY 2018-19: HAL Turnover Crosses 19,400 Crores

National Defence Bureau, Bengaluru, 1st April 2019: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited recorded a turnover of over Rs. 19,400 crores (provisional and unaudited) for the financial year ended on March 31, 2019 (corresponding figure for the previous year was Rs. 18,284 crores).  The Company has posted a revenue growth in excess of 6% during 2018-19 as compared to 3.8% during 2017-18. The... Read More
MiG 27 Upgrade Crashed In Sikar District of Rajasthan Breaking News defence ministry 

IAF MiG-27 Upgrade Crashed In Sirohi

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 30 March 2019 Today morning a MiG 27 UPG aircraft of IAF which had got airborne from Utarlai Air Force station, crashed around 1145 hrs, 120 kms south of Jodhpur. The pilot had reported engine problems before ejecting safely. Preliminary reports indicate no loss of property or life on ground. A court of Inquiry... Read More
Sanjay Kulkarni on maulana Breaking News defence ministry Geopolitics India's Neighborhood Indian Army intelligence agencies Internal security pakistan Terrorism world news 

DG Infantry Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni (R) Reveals Why China Loves Masood Azhar So Much

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 30 March 2019 Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni, former Director General Infantry of Indian Army reveals why does China Love Masood Azhar so much as to block India’s bid 4th time to block him under sanctions 1267 committee of United Nations. Gen Kulkarni was the first Indian Army officer to land Indian troops in Siachen.... Read More
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How Does Indian Army’s Mechanised Forces Deal With Pakistan & China? | DG Mech Forces Interview

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF LT GEN AB SHIVANE SPEAKING ON INDIAN ARMY’S MECHANISED FORCES, THEIR UPGRADATION AND STRATEGY TO FIGHT AGAINST ADVERSARIES PAKISTAN AND CHINA   Shailesh Kumar, National Defence New Delhi, 30 March 2019 In recent years India faced many attacks on it’s soil leading to conflict like situation on India’s western border. Pakistan’s all weather friend China will come... Read More
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