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Suzuki GSX-R250 Revealed In New Patent Images From Australia

Patent images of the Suzuki GSX-R250 have been leaked online from Australia, confirming speculations of the Japanese manufacturer working on a new 250cc offering.........Read more

Bookmarked on 7th Aug 16

Chetan Bhagat, the Feminist, is ready for the trolls

Chetan Bhagat, the bard of India’s sunrise generation, assumes a female voice for his latest novel. Are you listening?........Read more

Bookmarked on 7th Aug 16

NIA-style wing to take on cyber terror under Union Home Ministry

The increasing use of social media by global terror groups and a sharp upward trend in cyber-related offences have prompted the government to launch a major initiative in setting up a highly-specialised cyber agency to keep a watch and probe such........Read more

Bookmarked on 7th Aug 16

Now, Sanskrit to give ancient technological edge to IIT graduates

Students at the Indian Institutes of Technology may soon be studying ancient engineering techniques — such as the one used by the monkey army to build the Ram Setu bridge to Lanka in the Ramayana — written about in Sanskrit texts.........Read more

Bookmarked on 7th Aug 16

Google Glass not a flop; Boeing to use it for making aeroplanes

Boeing's research and technology division used Google Glass to construct aircraft wire harnesses........Read more

Bookmarked on 16th Jul 16

City based agro startup to change the way we farm

The farming sector in the country has been a neglected paradigm with only a few taking the initiative to add value to the sector. But one of the biggest hurdles that progressive farmers face while starting their own venture is the lack of information at their disposal.........Read more

Bookmarked on 16th Jul 16

Indian Navy and It's Future Aircraft Carriers for protection of National Interests

Indian Navy is the most powerful Maritime force in the Indian Ocean Region and hence its responsibilities are as big as it's Size and Status....Be it protecting India's Special Economic Zone,it's Maritime Security, Overseas Interest and to maintain International Law and Order in the Indian Ocean Region specially doing Anti-Piracy operations...For this purpose, the Indian Navy's Fleet size is increasing year after year...This not only includes just Destroyers, Frigates or Corvettes but Nuclear Submarines and Aircraft Carriers too.... Currently,Indian Navy Operates Two Aircraft Carriers :- (1)INS Vikramaditya and (2) INS Viraat(soon to be decommissioned)..... The Aircraft carriers provide Indian Navy the desired reach to maintain Law and Order in the Indian Ocean Region as per International Standards as well as to maintain it's strategic depth in Indian Ocean Region. Recent changes in the Geo-Politics of the Region as well as in the World i.e...China's Illegal Expansionist Policies in South China Sea,Docking of PLA Navy's Nuclear submarines in both Pakistan & Sri Lanka,Rise of Terrorism in Middle Eastern Nations as well as in African Nations...This has changed the Security scenario in the Indian Ocean Region and This also has increased the challenges for the Indian Naval Force. The Dispute in South China Sea is very important to India as almost 55% of India's trade passes through Strait of Malacca which Opens in South China Sea and Also,there is a huge issue on Freedom of Navigation & Overflight which India has always supported....This also affects India in more strategic way as India's most important South Asian Partners are involved in the South China Sea dispute,these includes South Asian Nations like Vietnam,Indonesia,South Korea,Taiwan,Japan and Philippines....With all these Nations either India shares some form of strategic partnership or deep economic ties. India's Coastal Line is big and so are India's Maritime challenges...We're connected to one of the most hostile countries in the world....India needs to provide security to many Nations in the South Asian Region as well as in the African Continent and to keep Indian Ocean Region safe for Trade.....These challenges clearly indicates that India requires more Aircraft carriers with high serviceability rate,range and fire power ( in terms of both Missiles and Jets)...These kind of requirements cannot be satisfied by Conventional diesel electric Aircraft Carriers like INS Vikramaditya or the upcoming INS Vikrant...These requirements can only be fulfilled by Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers....Media Reports suggest that Indian Navy is already planning to Design and develop a 65,000 tonnes Nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier.....But, Does Investing in such a Big Aircraft Carrier is economically suitable for India in both short as well as Long terms??...India's socio-economic condition clearly indicates that Construction of such Bug Aircraft carriers (65,000 to 100,000 tonnes) and their maintenance will be too high when compared to the Tasks that are required to be performed by these Carriers. Indian Navy's present and probable future challenges clearly indicate that Indian Navy should go for a 40,000 to 45,000 tonnes Nuclear Powered Aircraft carrier with a Steam catapult system just like French Navy....This is because it's proven that Shipyards all around the world become more efficient When given the order is to manufacture ships of identical Displacements (size)....Shipyards manufacture ships of similar displacement at a much faster rate.....Same is the condition for Cochin Shipyard Limited ,which is currently manufacturing INS Vikrant with a displacement of almost 40,000 tonnes.....If Cochin Shipyard Limited is given the task to again manufacture a 40,000 to 45,000 Nuclear Powered Aircraft carrier it'll be much more easy and cost-effective for this Shipyard.. Now, Indian Navy is planning to go for a 65,000 tonner Nuclear Powered Aircraft carrier with EMALS.....But,there are many problems....As, EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) is a system with high electrical energy requirements to be operated on an Aircraft Carrier....That's the main reason Why it won't be replacing the Steam Catapult system on the USS Nimitz Class Aircraft carriers very soon....This because the Nuclear Power Plants in the USS Nimitiz carrier are not that much powerful. In present times,India does not posses the same technological and manufacturing capabilities like USA ,Russia and France....To manufacture the power plant for INS Arihant,BARC has to rely on Russian expertise and to power an Aircraft carrier is way more difficult.....It's way too ambitious to think that India will be able to manufacture a Nuclear Power plant for a 65,000 tonne Nuclear Aircraft carrier with EMALS and that too in the allotted time limits. This clearly Indicates that Neither a 65,000 tonne Nor a 100,000 Nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier is in India's interest It's better to manufacture Two to Three 40,000 to 45,000 Tonnes Nuclear Aircraft carriers with Steam Catapult systems....Just like French Navy's Aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle....It's a Nuclear powered Aircraft carrier with a Steam Catapult system and a Displacement of almost 42,000 tonnes...This Aircraft carrier can launch aircraft like Rafale-M,F-18 Super Hornets, E-2C Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound without any problems.....This clearly indicates that even with a small Nuclear Aircraft carrier substantial Capabilities can be created for both Offence as well as Defence.....E-2D Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound are one of the Few Aircraft that can enhance the capabilities of Indian Navy way beyond imagined by it's Regional competitors How a 40,000 to 45,000 tonne Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier with steam catapult system can help the Indian Navy achieve it's objectives??.... (1) It will be very easy for Cochin Shipyard to construct these Aircraft carriers as these Aircraft Carriers will be of a similar displacement as that of INS Vikrant,hence construction will be done at much more faster and cost effective manner (2) As, These aircraft carriers will be more cost-effective to construct,Indian Navy could operate almost 2 to 3 Nuclear Powered Aircraft carriers, making it the Second most powerful Blue Water Navy in the world after US Navy with a huge reach...which will help India to portray it self as a Eminent Security provider in the Indian Ocean Region and for South Asian as well as African Nations....Adding to India's prospectus as a Potential Super Power. (3) For sure,EMALS is an advanced technology but it is still not proven but Steam based catapult system is a proven platform...Also, it is going to be very easy for India to develop Steam Catapult system technology on it's own or to absorb it either from US or France. As,far as PLAN is concerned....PLAN won't be able to challenge Indian Navy if it operates Multiple Nuclear Powered Aircraft carriers.....PLAN will copy US Navy and Will go for Super Aircraft Carrier,as China;s aggressive posture is mainly motivated to the US and NATO's Military supremacy....This is the time when Having 40,000 to 45,000 Aircraft Carrier can be effective.....Super Aircraft Carrier may have a high capacity of carrying Jets But it cannot have the Maneuverability of a small Aircraft Carrier......With presence of advance Missile systems like Brahmos,Barak-8 etc. and with such highly potent jets like Mig-29k's,Mig-35's Rafale,F-35 and F-18's,there is hardly any requirement for such a huge aircraft carriers for a Nation like India. Imagine the scenario for at least next 20 to 30 years when Indian Navy is operating almost 5 Aircraft carriers each of displacement ranging from 40,000 to 45,000 Tonnes...with 2 carriers are Conventionally powered and 3 carriers are Nuclear powered....Indian Navy can show it's presence simultaneously in South China as well as Indian Ocean regions and it's Marginal Seas. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This article has been written by Shubham Kumar exclusively for www.DefenceNews.in Location : New Delhi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -........Read more

Bookmarked on 16th Jul 16

South China Sea Deployment :: India Sends Three Naval Ships to Malaysia

The Indian Navy's expedition to Kelang, Malaysia, is being led by Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet Rear Admiral S V Bhokare. According to a statement issued by India's Ministry of Defense, "Three Indian Naval Ships have arrived at Kelang on Friday morning on a four day visit as part of a deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific. The visiting ships are also likely to conduct exercises with the Royal Malaysian Navy aimed at enhancing interoperability in communication as well as Search and Rescue procedures, post departure from Kelang." India-Malaysia defense ties date back to the colonial days when troops of Madras Native Infantry served in Malacca, Singapore and Penang. The Indian Navy has been a regular participant at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia. The last visit by an Indian naval ship to Malaysia was in May 2015, when Saryu berthed at Penang. The Ministry of Defense says that the current visit of Indian naval ships will further bolster the strong bonds of friendship between India and Malaysia and contribute to security and stability in this vital part of the world. India is also looking to Malaysia as potential importer of Indo-Russian joint venture, the BrahMos missile. Naval versions of the missile are already serving the Indian Navy. Recently, the first carriage flight of Su-30 MKI aircraft with BrahMos missile was successfully achieved.........Read more

Bookmarked on 16th Jul 16

Megaupload coming back? Founder Kim Dotcom plans a relaunch in 2017

Megaupload, founded in 2005, had boasted of having more than 150 million registered users and 50 million daily visitors. At one point, it was estimated to be the 13th most frequently visited website on the internet.........Read more

Bookmarked on 12th Jul 16