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Beijing South: Outdoor test facility | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)

These are the test facilities where China is working towards its Mars probe dream

From capital Beijing to remote Xinjiang, China has been working on its space test facilities since 2010, and now plans to launch a Mars probe in 2020.
Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano-satellites from the US lifts-off from Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh | PTI

Cartosat-3 in space — here is how ISRO can now exploit its full potential

Cartosat-3, a third-generation advanced high-resolution imaging satellite, is the most advanced imaging spacecraft India has flown so far.

What ISIS chief al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria looked like before US got him

Satellite imagery shows the compound was built from 2017 to 2019, and ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi probably only moved there in September 2019.

Enormous debris from landslide heading towards Arunachal with Brahmaputra waters

Days after a flood scare proved untrue, the formation of another barrier dam at the same site in Tibet threatens damage

The ‘Chubby Girl’ giving China an edge over India

China’s new strategic transporter, the Y-20, being built in significant numbers, satellite imagery shows.
China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning aircraft carrier arrives on July 7, 2017 in Hong Kong.

China’s first carrier battle group ready to set sail

Satellite images show a carrier and a general supply vessel, along with large amounts of loads, being parked at Xiaokouzi, 45 km southwest of Qingdao.

Satellite images reveal China’s state-of-art naval airbase

It has 24 aircraft shelters, 3 large hangars possibly for UAVs, one hangar for airborne early warning and control (AEWC) planes, among others.

China’s string of radars in Ladakh track every move of Indian Army

China now has a number of radars to watch movements in Indian territory. It is a reason for concern for India.

Clash at Pangong lake shows India has to prepare for the unexpected

India must be vigilant and at the same time prepare for the worst.

On Camera

Economist, Soros: Has Hindu nationalism increased global criticism of India or bad economy?

The Economist criticised the Modi govt in its latest cover story titled ‘Intolerant India’ while billionaire George Soros said Modi was creating a 'Hindu nationalist state' at Davos.

Defence

Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.