Category Archives: Defence

Scientist Tessy Thomas takes charge as DG-Aero, DRDO

Tessy Thomas

Missile Scientist Dr Tessy Thomas presently Director of Advanced Systems Laboratories (ASL), Hyderabad takes charge as the Director General, Aeronautical Systems (DG-Aero) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) vice C P Ramanarayanan.  Dr Tessy Thomas hails from Alappuzha in Kerala, Dr Tessy completed her B Tech (Electrical)… Read More

Lt Gen Devraj Anbu takes charge as Vice Chief of the Army Staff 

Lt General Devraj Anbu

Lt General Devraj Anbu, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM assumed the charge of Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) on 01 Jun 2018. He succeeds Lt Gen Sarath Chand who after an illustrious career, handed over the baton to Lt Gen Devraj Anbu in a ceremony held at South Block.

Lt Gen Anbu is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla. He was commissioned… Read More

Group Captain Prajual Singh takes charge of the Thanjavur Air Force Station

Group Captain Prajual Singh

Group Captain Prajual Singh  assumed the command of Air Force Station Thanjavur, a premier base under Southern Air Command. He assumed charge from Group Captain Vikram Jeet Singh after an impressive Ceremonial Parade.
An alumni of National Defence Academy, Group Captain Prajual Singh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1992.

A Qualified Flying … Read More

DefExpo India- 2018 : Outcome Report

DefExpo India- 2018 Outcome Report

MOUs SIGNED DURING DEFEXPO 2018:  As per details reported thus far, the salient MoUs and Transfer of Technology agreements are as follows. Some B2B agreements signed between parties may not have been reported yet and therefore the number is likely to go up.
MoUs and ToTs:
Defence Public Sector Undertakings – 16
India- Russia B2B MoUs – 07
B2B MoUs… Read More

IAF exercise Gaganshakti-2018

IAF exercise Gaganshakti-2018

As part of the ongoing massive IAF exercise ‘Gaganshakti-2018′, fighters, helicopters and transport assets have been deployed at the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG). The ALGs are short prepared / unprepared airstrips close to the borders in the valleys, which have limited rail/road connectivity due to challenging terrain. ALGs located strategically… Read More

Joint Operations Battalion Level Airborne Assault | Exercise Gaganshakti 2018

Exercise Gaganshakti 2018

As part of the ongoing IAF exercise ‘Gaganshakti-2018’, in a joint operation, the IAF and Indian Army Parachute Brigade undertook a Battalion level airborne assault on the evening and night of 14 Apr 18, in the desert sector. This assault included paradrop of 560 paratroopers, combat vehicles and GPS guided cargo platforms. The landing force was dropped… Read More

ISRO successfully carries out its 4th orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I satellite

satellite IRNSS-1I

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully carried out its fourth and final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I navigation satellite at around 21:05hrs tonight.The targeted perigee height is 35,381 km and apogee height is 35,793 km. The third orbit raising operation of the satellite was successfully carried out last night.

Indian Regional Navigation… Read More

Biannual Army Commanders Conference to commence in New Delhi

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat,

The biannual Army Commanders’ Conference will commence in New Delhi . The opening address will be given by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre. Chaired by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, the senior commanders will deliberate on specific issues to Army formations and Army as a whole at the conference. Important issues that are likely to … Read More

Indian Army and Axis Bank sign MoU

Indian Army and Axis Banksign MoU

A Memorandum of Undersanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and Axis Bank on the Defence Salary Package on 13 Apr 2018. The first MoU between Axis Bank and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was renewed on 24 Mar 2015. The current MoU is tailor-made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families.

The signing-in ceremony was … Read More

BEML & OFB launches Force Multiplier 155mm 52 Cal Mounted Gun system | DefExpo 2018


Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML) have unveiled its latest product viz 155mm 52 Cal Mounted Gun system at a function held at the ongoing DefExpo 2018 in Chennai. It was launched jointly by CMD, BEML Shri Deepak Kumar Hota and DGOF & Chairman OFB Shri S K Chourasia.

The uniqueness of this project is that it has been completely and… Read More

BEML unveils medium bullet proof vehicle at DefExpo 2018


BEML LIMITED, a Public Sector Company under the Ministry of Defence, has launched Medium Bullet Proof 4×4 Vehicle (MBPV 4×4) at DEFEXPO 2018 Land, Naval & Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition.The highly advanced MBPV was launched by Shri Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & Managing Director, BEML, at the on-going DEFEXPO 2018 at … Read More