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India successfully flight tests helicopter-launched SANT missile. Watch

  • The indigenously designed and developed helicopter-launched stand-off anti-tank (SANT) missile has the ability to neutralise targets in a range of up to 10 kilometres.
The slow-motion video released by the DRDO shows the SANT missile getting launched from a helicopter and precisely striking the target.
The slow-motion video released by the DRDO shows the SANT missile getting launched from a helicopter and precisely striking the target.
Published on Dec 11, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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Extended Range Pinaka Rocket successfully tested at Pokhran range. Watch here

The Extended Range Pinaka is an upgraded version of the earlier Pinaka rockets that have been in service with the Indian Army for the last decade.
A video grab of the rocket launch at Pokhran Range. (ANI Twitter)
A video grab of the rocket launch at Pokhran Range. (ANI Twitter)
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 10:53 AM IST
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Smiling Buddha: How India successfully conducted first nuclear test in Pokhran

It took a nearly two-year preparation for India to conduct the nuclear test in Pokhran. Indira Gandhi had authorised scientists at BARC to detonate an indigenously designed nuclear device in September, 1972.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi visits the site of India’s first nuclear test at Pokhran in Rajasthan, in 1974.(HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi visits the site of India’s first nuclear test at Pokhran in Rajasthan, in 1974.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 18, 2021 07:04 AM IST
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By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

4 French air force jets to come for wargames with IAF’s Rafale jets from 19 Jan

India is also considering a French proposal to acquire six Airbus 330 multi-role transport tanker aircraft on a government-to-government basis for expanding the strike capability of the Indian Air Force
Dassault Aviation has handed over 18 of the 36 contracted Rafale fighter jets to India. 11 have been inducted into the Indian Air Force while 7 are being used for training IAF pilots in France.(Dassault Aviation /A Pecchi)
Dassault Aviation has handed over 18 of the 36 contracted Rafale fighter jets to India. 11 have been inducted into the Indian Air Force while 7 are being used for training IAF pilots in France.(Dassault Aviation /A Pecchi)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 08:26 PM IST
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News update from Hindustan Times: India test-fires anti-tank missile Nag and all the latest news

Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully completed the final trial of Nag anti-tank missile using a live warhead on a dud tank at Pokhran army ranges at 6.45 am on Wednesday(VIA REUTERS)
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully completed the final trial of Nag anti-tank missile using a live warhead on a dud tank at Pokhran army ranges at 6.45 am on Wednesday(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 01:43 PM IST
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India’s anti-tank missile Nag test-fired in Pokhran, ready for Ladakh deployment

The Nag anti-tank missile is ready for deployment by the military, ending the need for India to import this weapon from either Israel or the US for the range of four kilometres.
The Nag anti-tank missile, test-fired with a live warhead, destroys an old tank at Pokhran army range on Thursday morning(DRDO)
The Nag anti-tank missile, test-fired with a live warhead, destroys an old tank at Pokhran army range on Thursday morning(DRDO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Smiling Buddha: All about Pokhran test that made India a nuclear power

India undertook its first nuclear journey on September 7, 1972 when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi authorised scientists to detonate an indigenously designed nuclear device.
The nuclear test on May 18, 1974, was conducted in Pokhran in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
The nuclear test on May 18, 1974, was conducted in Pokhran in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

National Technology Day: PM remembers Pokhran test, hails Vajpayee’s leadership

The underground tests marked the country’s arrival on the world’s nuclear stage and set the scene for some impressive developments in its strategic programme.
The then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the underground nuclear explosion test sites at Pokhran in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
The then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the underground nuclear explosion test sites at Pokhran in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

National Technology Day to be celebrated with focus on economy

The day has a historical perspective as it was on May 11, 1998, that India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out nuclear tests at Pokhran.
Technology Development Board (TDB), on behalf of the Ministry of Science & Technology, celebrates May 11 every year as National Technology Day.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Technology Development Board (TDB), on behalf of the Ministry of Science & Technology, celebrates May 11 every year as National Technology Day.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Published on May 11, 2020 07:05 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Contagious skin disease hits desert foxes in Rajasthan, ecologists raise alarm

Mange was first reported in the national park in 2006. After that, every year, the occurrence has increased.
According to the state forest department’s wildlife census of 2019, there are about 1,000 foxes in Jaisalmer.(Pic: Sourced)
According to the state forest department’s wildlife census of 2019, there are about 1,000 foxes in Jaisalmer.(Pic: Sourced)
Updated on May 08, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

India’s no first use principle is a legacy that must be preserved

The time to abandon the NFU policy has not come yet. Instead, India should work for a global treaty on NFU that includes all the de jure and de facto nuclear weapon powers
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army Chief Bipin Rawat in Pokhran.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army Chief Bipin Rawat in Pokhran.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:53 PM IST
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Rajnath Singh’s hint on ‘no first use’ change is message to Pakistan

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh hinted on Friday India might change its “no first use” policy for nuclear weapons, introducing a level of ambiguity in a key security doctrine against the backdrop of heightened tensions with Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a reception organised on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on August 15.(Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a reception organised on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on August 15.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 02:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen and Rezaul H Laskar

India adhered to nuclear no first use, says Rajnath Singh. Then, a twist

Rajnath Singh, in a tweet, said though India has ‘No First Use’ policy on nuclear weapons, “what happens in future depends on the circumstances.”
Rajnath Singh(PTI FILE)
Rajnath Singh(PTI FILE)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 01:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘No need to change No First Use policy’, says India’s top nuclear scientist

The government’s former chief scientific advisor Dr R Chidambaram believes that India’s ‘No First Use’ policy of nuclear weapons is a good position to keep.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Pokhran after India’s second nuclear test in May 1998.(HT FIL E PHOTO)
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Pokhran after India’s second nuclear test in May 1998.(HT FIL E PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 07:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

DRDO test fires guided bomb from Sukhoi combat jet

The defence ministry said the guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision.
The ministry said all the mission objectives have been met during the test firing of the bomb, adding it is capable of carrying different warheads.(HT Photo)
The ministry said all the mission objectives have been met during the test firing of the bomb, adding it is capable of carrying different warheads.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 06:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Indian Air Force carries out mega exercise with fighter jets and helicopters at Pokhran

In the Vayu Shakti exercise, the IAF showcased fire power capability of indigenously-developed platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and efficacy of Akash surface-to-air missile and Astra air-to-air missile.
Indian Air Force carries out mega exercise with fighter jets and helicopters at Pokhran.(HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)
Indian Air Force carries out mega exercise with fighter jets and helicopters at Pokhran.(HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 09:58 PM IST
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Pokhran (Rajasthan) | ByPress Trust of India

MiG-27 fighter jet on training mission crashes in Jaisalmer, pilot safe

A MiG-27 aircraft out on a training mission crashed near the Pokharan range on the outskirts of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan around 6.10 pm on Tuesday.
Fighter planes MIG 27 displayed at Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum Ludhiana on Thursday, August 17, 2017.(Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Fighter planes MIG 27 displayed at Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum Ludhiana on Thursday, August 17, 2017.(Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 08:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Rajasthan’s Muslim minister performs puja at Shiva temple in Pokhran

Saleh Mohammed, son of Muslim religious leader Gazi Fakir, reached Pokhran for the first time after taking oath as a minister in Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot cabinet.
Saleh Mohammed (in red turban), a minister in Ashok Gehlot cabinet, performs puja at Shiva temple in Pokhran in Jaisalmer district.(HT Photo)
Saleh Mohammed (in red turban), a minister in Ashok Gehlot cabinet, performs puja at Shiva temple in Pokhran in Jaisalmer district.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | ByMukesh Mathrani, Barmer

‘I don’t make false promises,’ says Rahul Gandhi on farm loan waiver, job assurance

Rahul Gandhi said he had made the same promise in Punjab and Karnataka elections and Congress governments there have waived farmers’ loan
Congress president Rahul Gandhi waves during a public meeting at Rajkiya Mahavidyalaya Ground in Pokhran on November 26.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi waves during a public meeting at Rajkiya Mahavidyalaya Ground in Pokhran on November 26.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 04:52 PM IST
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Jaipur | ByPress Trust of India

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Religion big factor in Pokhran

The BJP candidate, Pratap Puri, is the head of the Taratara ‘math’. The Congress’ Shale Mohammad is the son of Muslim religious leader Gazi Fakir, who has a large number of followers both within India and across the border in Pakistan.
Western Rajasthan’s Pokhran assembly constituency is set for a close fight on December 7 between a Hindu religious leader and son of Muslim ‘peer’.(HT File Photo)
Western Rajasthan’s Pokhran assembly constituency is set for a close fight on December 7 between a Hindu religious leader and son of Muslim ‘peer’.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 10:45 AM IST
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Jaipur | ByPress Trust of India

John Abraham on doing Sarfarosh 2: Aamir is someone I am deeply fond of, I’m a big fan

Actor John Abraham talks about doing the sequel to Sarfarosh 2, and why he doesn’t want to work in a biopic film at this point of time.
John is currently working on his next film, Batla House.(Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/ HT)
John is currently working on his next film, Batla House.(Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/ HT)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Atal Bihari Vajpayee changed J-K narrative, says PM Modi

PM Modi also recalled Vajpayee’s contribution towards the ideology of the party, and said he never buckled under pressure.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at an all-party condolence meeting in New Delhi on August 20.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at an all-party condolence meeting in New Delhi on August 20.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 11:25 PM IST
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Guided bombs, anti-tank missile successfully test fired in Rajasthan

The indigenously-developed helicopter-launched Helina missile has been successfully flight tested from an army chopper in Pokhran firing ranges.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO for successful flight tests of both the weapons, saying they will further boost the defence capabilities of the country.(HT File Photo)
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO for successful flight tests of both the weapons, saying they will further boost the defence capabilities of the country.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Sports fraternity mourns former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death was announced by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital where he was admitted on June 11 with a variety of ailments.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India on three occasions.(Twitter)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India on three occasions.(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 09:30 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

US-made ultra light Howitzers tested at Pokhran for preparing fire tables

India will acquire 145 ultra light Howitzer guns as part of a deal with US manufacturer BAE systems in the next three years.
US soldiers from Charlie Battery, 321st Field Artillery Regiment fire a 155MM M777 howitzer at a Taliban enemy position from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Bostic, in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 28, 2011. India is testing these guns at Pokhran and will acquire 145 Howitzers from the US in the next three years.(REUTERS File Photo)
US soldiers from Charlie Battery, 321st Field Artillery Regiment fire a 155MM M777 howitzer at a Taliban enemy position from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Bostic, in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 28, 2011. India is testing these guns at Pokhran and will acquire 145 Howitzers from the US in the next three years.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 08:07 AM IST
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Parmanu actor Darshan Pandya waited for 10 years for a film, says he doesn’t have any relatives in Bollywood

Actor Darshan Pandya reveals that though he studied engineering, his first job was that of a salesman, who gradually progressed to doing stage shows.
Actor Darshan Pandya played a spy in the film Parmanu: the Story of Pokhran.
Actor Darshan Pandya played a spy in the film Parmanu: the Story of Pokhran.
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 01:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Meet the baritone behind R Day commentary: A retired colonel

Col (Retd) Jiwan Kumar Singh has written four books and given voice-over in more than 14 movies of different army units.
Col (Retd) Jiwan Kumar Singh in red tie.(HT Photo)
Col (Retd) Jiwan Kumar Singh in red tie.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 10:00 PM IST
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Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is going to be one crazy ride, says Diana Penty

Diana Penty successfully debuted in Bollywood with Cocktail in 2012, but she had to wait for five years for her next release, Happy Bhaag Jayegi.
Diana Penty during Parmanu promotional drive in New Delhi.
Diana Penty during Parmanu promotional drive in New Delhi.
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 01:38 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

Pakistan says was forced to test nukes in 1998 due to ‘hostile posturing’ by India

India conducted a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions at the Pokhran in May, 1998, which was soon followed by Pakistan’s tests.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, visited the underground Nuclear Explosion test sites at Pokhran in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, visited the underground Nuclear Explosion test sites at Pokhran in Rajasthan.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 11:51 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Parmanu The Story of Pokhran movie review: The climax of John Abraham’s film keeps you hooked

Thanks to a well drafted screenplay, Parmanu holds its ground towards the climax. Here’s our review of John Abraham’s film.
John Abraham’s Parmanu is inspired by Pokhran II tests carried out by India in the 90s.
John Abraham’s Parmanu is inspired by Pokhran II tests carried out by India in the 90s.
Updated on May 26, 2018 09:26 AM IST
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