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Methane mapping to point safe landing point on Mars


India’s orbiter to Mars and Nasa’s Curiosity rover are as different as chalk and cheese in design, but they could point at the best landing spot for man on the red planet.

Bold Siddaramaiah set to live his dream


It took this “opening batsman” three decades to take over as the skipper after he endured a couple of so-near-yet-so-far episodes.

Tejas to demonstrate capability at Pokhran

For the first time, made-in-India fighter jet ‘Tejas’ will demonstrate its electronic warfare (EW) capability besides firing missiles to destroy targets in the air and on the ground at Pokhran firing

Antony: China Gwadar work is a worry

Defence minister A.K. Antony became the first minister in the UPA government to admit that China taking over the operations of Gwadar, the strategically located port in Pakistan, that overlooks a key oil shipping corridor in the Gulf, was a matter of concern for India.

Navy’s Marcos get ‘duck drops’

If Ajmal Kasab’s cousins come calling again or pirates strike over choppy seas, India’s marine commandos (Marcos) will take just over an hour to launch a counter-offensive. Leading the charge will be two Marcos squadrons, deployed in Mumbai and Port Blair, equipped with “duck drop” systems fitted on Ilyushin-76 aircraft.

Aero show to display array of missiles

For the first time, India will roll out its complete array of missiles, including the submarine-launched-ballistic missile (SLBM) Sagarika, which was test-fired recently off the east coast, at Aero India 2013 commencing here on Wednesday.

Trainer aircraft, UAVs to debut at Aero India ’13

Aviation aficionados are set to miss the sonic boom of fighter jets as transport aircraft, helicopters, trainers and UAVs (unmanned air vehicles) will steal the show during “Aero India 2013” commencin

R&D budget cut may hit big projects

Some of the big-ticket national missions — $1billion project for design and manufacture of next-generation supercomputers, another $1billion plan to design and roll out regional transport jets, and the country’s second shot at the Moon — all intended to catapult India into the super-league, are set to be tossed to the back-burner as the Union government has shrunk the budget for research and development (R&D).

PSLV: Isro set to rake in over $20 mn

When Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), blasts off next Sunday, space scientists will have many reasons to celebrate — including one that will

DRDO lab seals suspect’s workstation

The top brass at the Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) moved swiftly to seal the computer used by terror suspect Aijaz Ahmed Mirza, one of the 11 men arrested Thursday for links to banned terror grou

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