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Category Archives: Defence

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 of Rs 157.22… 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 Infantry… Read More

Successful Flight Test of DRDO Guided Bombs

Successful Flight

Indigenously developed light weight Glide Bomb, SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) was successfully tested from Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges at ITR, Chandipur, Odisha. The guided bomb released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies. A total of three… Read More

4th Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Co-operation meeting from 29 Oct to 03 Nov

4th JWGACTC

The 4th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Co-operation (JWGACTC), constituted under the auspices of the Indo – US Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, was organised in India from 29 Oct to 03 Nov 17.   A 13 member US delegation, headed by Rear Admiral Brian Antonio, Program Executive Officer Aircraft Carriers, … Read More

Police and people must alert as new ways of radical thinking emerging due to new technology

Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the efforts made by some neighbouring countries and organisations like ISIS to create problems in the country have been successfully nullified in the past few years. Mr Singh said, police and people have to remain alert as new ways of radical thinking emerging due to advent of new technology.

The Minister was speaking… Read More

Defence Ministry examining report on OROP

The Defence Ministry is examining the report of a high-level committee which looked into the grievances of a section of ex-servicemen about the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.Sources in the ministry talked about government’s serious approach in examining the report, on a day a group of ex- servicemen demanded removal of “anomalies”… Read More

Y C Modi takes charge as DG | National Investigation Agency

Yogesh Chander Modi IPS

In an Indian Bureaucracy appointment news update, Shri Yogesh Chander Modi IPS ( Assam- Meghalaya 1984) today took over the reins of the country’s premier anti-terror organisation – the National Investigation Agency – as its new Director-General.

Shri Y C Modi succeeds Sharad Kumar whose tenure saw the agency probing some high-profile… Read More