Category Archives: Defence

Sukhoi fighter jet goes missing in Assam


A Sukhoi fighter jet of the Indian Air Force went missing near Tezpur in Assam today, IAF sources said.

The Su-30 aircraft was on routine training mission when it lost radar and radio contact approximately 60 km north of Tezpur, they said. The aircraft was on a routine training mission. The fighter jet went missing after taking off from Assam’s Tezpur. … Read More

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra Reviews Joint HADR Exercise

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra Reviews Joint HADR Exercise -indianbureaucracy

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command reviewed the Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise at Naval Base Karwar. The exercise which has been conducted by the Western Naval Command of India Navy required large scale mobilization of resources and coordination with various … Read More

Kuldip Singh Sheoran takes charge of Coast Guard Region- North East

Inspector General Kuldip Singh Sheoran -indianbureaucracy

Inspector General Kuldip Singh Sheoran took over charge of Coast Guard Region (North East) from IG K R Nautiyal.
Sheoran joined Indian Coast Guard in 1984 and has served in various sea and shore appointments, official sources said here.The Flag Officer has served in various capacities at sea, prominent among them being command of Indian Coast Guard ships C-02,… Read More

Air Marshal PN Pradhan AVSM takes charge as DCIDS (OPS), HQ IDS

Air Marshal PN Pradhan AVSM-indianbureaucracy

Air Marshal PN Pradhan AVSM took over as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations), HQ IDS. He was commissioned as a pilot in the Transport stream of the Indian Air Force in 1981. Whilst posted at transport squadrons, he qualified on all operational roles, especially in forward areas and ALGs in the North-East and J&K. He is a Qualified Flying… Read More

INS Sharda foils piracy attempt in Gulf of Aden

INS Sharda Foils Piracy attempt-indianbureaucracy

INS Sharda is presently on a deployment to the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy patrol. On 16 May 2017, at about 1645 hrs, the ship received a distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten, a Liberian registered ship, in position 230 nautical miles South-West of Salalah. The merchant vessel had reported an incident of attempted piracy by two suspicious mother vessels alongwith… Read More

Tejas Successfully Test Fires Derby Air-to-Air

Tejas -indianBureaucracy

Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode. The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode and the target was destroyed.

The objective of the test was to assess… Read More

Sanjay Mitra appointed OSD- Ministry of Defence


Shri Sanjay Mitra IAS (WB 1982) presently Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has been appointed  as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Defence. The officer will take over as Secretary, Ministry of Defence on completion of tenure of the present incumbent Shri G. Mohan Kumar on 24.05.17. wishes Shri Sanjay… Read More

29th India- Indonesia Co-Ordinated Patrol Commences

India- Indonesia-indian bureaucracy

The 29th series of India–Indonesia CORPAT is scheduled from 09 – 25 May 17 with the opening ceremony being conducted from 09 -12 May 17 at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sutedi Senoputra has arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair to mark the commencement of the 29th series of IND–INDO CORPAT. An Indonesian… Read More

India & Pakistan DGMOs make contact on hotline

India & Pakistan DGMOs make contact on hotline-indian bureaucracy

Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and expressed grave concern over the incident involving targeting of Indian patrol team and mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops.

Lt. Gen. AK Bhatt said, such dastardly and inhuman act is beyond the norms of civility and deserves… Read More

Nidhi Chhibber appointed Joint Secretary- Defence

Nidhi Chhibber IAS-indian bureaucracy

In an Indian Bureaucracy appointment news update, Ms. Nidhi Chhibber IAS (CG  1994) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence vice Shri Suresh Kumar IAS (JK:1986). This would be from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier. wishes… Read More

Naval exercises between Japan & US begin in Western Pacific

Naval exercises between Japan & US begin in Western Pacific-indianbureaucracy

Naval exercises between Japan and the United States began in the Western Pacific near waters around the Korean peninsula. In a statement, Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force said that the two warships will practice a variety of tactics in response to rising tension over North Korea.

Meanwhile, North Korea said that it is ready to sink a U.S. aircraft … Read More

Jaitley assures IAF of expediting acquisition of fighter jets

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley-IndianBureaucracy

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has assured the Indian Air Force (IAF) of expediting acquisition of fighter jets and other critical systems as part of its modernisation programme.

In his inaugural address at IAF’s commanders’ conference in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Jaitley also talked of what he called uncertainties in the region as well as on security… Read More