Category Archives: Defence

Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar AVSM VSM assumes charge as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar

Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff today, on 30 Jan 2019. An alumnus of Sainik School, Amaravathi Nagar and National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune, he was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1982.

The Admiral has held various challenging Staff and Command assignments… Read More

Beating the Retreat 2019 concludes

Beating the Retreat 2019

This year, Indian tunes have been the flavour of ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony, here today . As many as 27 performances on the historic Vijay Chowk enthralled the spectators with captivating and foot-tapping music of the bands from the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the State Police and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Out of the 27 performances, 19 tunes… Read More

Sergeant Amit Kumar Jha gets Vayu Sena Medal for Gallantry

Sergeant Amit Kumar JhaSergeant Amit Kumar Jha

On 01 December 2017, the Unit was tasked for HADR mission towards Cyclonic storm `Ockhi’ in the area of west of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He volunteered for the mission and ensured timely preparation of aircraft for the role. Realising the time criticality of the mission and the requirement to rescue more than one survivor, Sergeant Jha suggested… Read More

Ministry of Defence launches RDP INDIA 2019

70th Republic Day celebrations

Asa new initiative in sync with the Digital India campaign of the Government, Ministry of Defence had launched a mobile app ‘RDP India 2019’ on the Republic Day, with the intent of making available the highlights of the Republic Day event, not only to the spectators at Rajpath, but also to the general public all over the world.

This app contains information… Read More

BEL wins IEI Industry Excellence Award 2018


Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has won the Institution of Engineers (India) ‘Industry Excellence Award 2018’ in the Manufacturing & Processing Industry category. Mr M M Joshi, Executive Director (National Marketing), received the award on behalf of BEL from Mr R Madhavan, CMD, HAL, at the Indian Engineering Congress conference … Read More

Lt Cdr Shirish Shivnath Pavale awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Lieutenant Commander Shirish Shivnath Pavale

Lieutenant Commander Shirish Shivnath Pavale, (06242-K) is the Training Officer of INS Abhimanyu since 27 Jun 16.On 02 Mar 18, a piracy incident at sea was reported to the unit and four Prahars were launched with the Officer as Team Commander. The intelligence revealed that the pirates were armed and were underway necessitating opposed boarding. The Officer… Read More

Pramendra Kumar awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Pramendra Kumar

Shri Pramendra Kumar, CPO (CD), 122271-R has been awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry). The sailor has been working as Diving Supervisor/Dog Handler in CCDT(K) since May 15. The sailor reported to CCDT (Kochi) on 20 May 15. The citation highlights the role played by the above sailor during OP MADAD undertaken in the state of Kerala in Aug 2018, following widespread… Read More

Amit awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Amit, NA I (FD)

Shri Amit, NA I (FD) No 233675-F has been working as Flight Diver in INS Sutlej since 02 Feb 18. HQ Southern Naval Command launched operation Madad for assisting Kerala administration and undertaking disaster relief operations due to unprecedented flooding experienced in many parts of state, owing to incessant rainfall and release of excess water from Idukki… Read More

Lt Cdr Manu Mishra awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Lt Cdr Manu Mishra

Lt Cdr Manu Mishra (06671-K)r has been working as Prahar Commander in INS Karna since 16 Sep 16, At about 1300 Hrs on 15 June 18, a directive was received by the Unit form HQENC regarding urgent deployment of a Marine Commando Buddy Pair to INS Dega for onward deployment to Kalaikunda to prevent grounding of MV SSL Kolkata, which had caught fire, and was adrift at … Read More

Cdr Hari Govind awarded Nau Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Cdr Hari Govind

Cdr Hari Govind (04387-W) is Commanding INAS 322 since 28 Mar 18. On the night of 13 Jun 18, the officer displayed extraordinary courage in conditions of clear and present danger whilst affecting MEDEVAC off Merchant Vessel Nu-Shi Nalini in torrential rains in near absolute darkness. At about 1830 hrs, INAS 322 was tasked to evacuate a victim of an Engine room… Read More

Cdr T Anup Kumar awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Cdr T Anup Kumar

Cdr T Anup Kumar (04356-Z) has been working as Chief Manager (FTC) in NAY (Kochi) since 08 May 16. He has been serving at NAY(Kochi) since May 2016, spear heading the Flight Test Centre literally and figuratively. The officer is not only an accomplished Chetak pilot but also a fearless one and it is largely due to his doughtiness that the Yard has been able to turn… Read More