Category Archives: Defence

Indian Navy organised Health Camp as part of Navy Week 2017 celebrations

Navy Week 2017 Celebrations

As a part of Navy Week celebrations, Indian Navy is conducting a free health camp for the general public from 18 to 20 November 2017 at Aurangabad, Palwal District, Haryana. Through this outreach programme, the Indian Navy aims to bring about awareness in the general public about the role and task of the Navy and also encourage youngsters to consider Navy as a … Read More

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute celebrated 32nd Annual Day

Air Force Golden Jubilee

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute celebrated its 32nd Annual Day on 18th November 2017 in The Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park at 1030 hrs. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Air Marshal HN Bhagwat AVSM VM, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration, Indian Air Force. Mrs Shubhada Bhagwat graciously gave away the trophies and prizes to the exceptional achievers.… Read More

2nd Annual Conclave of Foreign Defence Attaches

2nd Annual Conclave of Foreign Defence Attaches

The second annual conclave of Foreign Defence Attaches, jointly organised by Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) and defence portal BharatShakti.in, will be held at Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment between 930 hrs and 1430 hrs on November 20, 2017. Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre is expected to address the inaugural function.

This … Read More

Air Chief inaugurates SWAC Commanders conference

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa

The Annual Commanders’ Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) was inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff on 17 Nov 2017 at Gandhinagar. The Commanders of Stations located in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharasthra states attended the conference.

Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff accompanied by Mrs Kamalpreet… Read More

Air Chief | No overpricing in Rafale purchase

Air Chief Marshal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has said that there is no overpricing in the Rafale purchase as the government has negotiated a very good deal for the French fighter aircraft. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said, the government has negotiated for 36 French fighter aircraft Rafale at a price lower than that in the contract.

Stressing that it was a government-to-government… Read More

Joint Indo-Bangladesh exercise Sampriti 2017 culminates

Joint Indo-Bangladesh exercise Sampriti 2017 culminates

Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017, which is being conducted at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram culminated today with a validation exercise.

It is the seventh such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.  The exercise has been aimed to strengthen and broaden the aspects of interoperability and cooperation… Read More

Air Mshl RKS Bhadauria flies Tejas reposing faith in the HAL Indigenous Combat Aircraft

Air Mshl RKS Bhadauria

The induction and operationalization of the indigenous fighter jet Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas received a major boost with Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Air Command undertaking a solo flight for 30 minutes from HAL Airport, here .   Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD-HAL thanked the AOC-in-C for reposing the… Read More

BDL turnover Jumps to 4,886.62 Cr | Pays 157.22 Cr dividend

BDL Turnover Jumps

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a ‘Miniratna’ category–1 Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU), has achieved a record turnover of Rs 4,886.62 crore for the financial year 2016-17, registering a growth of 17.46 per cent over the previous year. Chairman and Managing Director, BDL Shri V Udaya Bhaskar presented a cheque of full and final dividend … Read More

Gorkha Rifles completes over two centuries of glory and valour in India

Gorkha Rifles

“Jai Maha Kali, Aayo Gorkhali! (Hail Goddess Kali, the Gorkhas are here!)”, or simply “Aayo Gorkhali Charge!” The spine chilling war-cry by soldiers, brandishing deadly inwardly-curving Khukris, is usually enough to scare the wits out of most adversaries on battlefields.

From full-blown wars to the frozen frontier of Siachen,… Read More

Navika Sagar Parikrama – INSV Tarini Departs from Fremantle

Navika Sagar Parikrama

The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Fremantle, Australia this morning (05 Nov 17) for its onwards journey to Lyttleton, New Zealand. INSV Tarini had arrived at Fremantle on 23 October 2017 after completion of first leg of its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This historic circumnavigation attempt by an all-women crew is being led … Read More

Army launches independent & fully-integrated Joint Training Node in Shillong

Army launches

Aiming to host foreign armies in joint exercises, the Indian Army yesterday launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shillong. An Army official said, the JTN is the first of its kind in eastern command and is different from other joint training centres in Belgaum, Varangte and Bakloh.

Army spokesperson… Read More

Marathali Battalions honoured with Colours by Army Chief

Marathali Battalions

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff presented the President’s Colours to two Battalions of the MARATHA Light Infantry – 23 MARATHA Light Infantry and 24 MARATHA Light Infantry at the MARATHA Light Infantry Regimental Centre, Belgaum on 03 Nov 17. The Ceremonial Parade was commanded by Brigadier Govind Kalwad, Commandant, MARATHA Light … Read More