Category Archives: Defence

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

Cdr Vijay Varma awarded Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Cdr Vijay Varma

Cdr Vijay Varma (04799-F) has been working as Staff QI in INS Garuda since 11 Aug 2016. In August 2018 severe and cataclysmic floods inundated large parts of Kerala leaving thousands of people stranded across the state. During “Op Madad”, the officer as the pilot in command of a Chetak aircraft rescued a total of 24 survivors including 02 pregnant ladies. Out … Read More

India’s largest-ever Coastal Defence Exercise | Nigrani, Nireekshan and Nakabandi

Nigrani, Nireekshan and Nakabandi

Exercise Sea Vigil, India’s largest-ever Coastal Defence Exercise was conducted over an intense 36-hour period from 22-23 Jan 19. Exercise Sea – Vigil conceptualised and led by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard saw the simultaneous activation of India’s entire Coastal Security apparatus across all nine Coastal States and four Union Territories.… Read More

BIS in collaboration with Indian Air Force releases new standard for Bio-Jet Fuel

Bureau of Indian Standards in Collaboration with Indian Air Force Releases New Standard for Bio-Jet Fuel

To use bio-jet fuel on all military and civilian aircraft, BIS has in collaboration with IAF, research organisations and the industry brought out a new standard for Aviation Turbine Fuels. These specifications will align Indian standards with current international standards.

A committee constituted with domain experts was tasked to originate the required… Read More

855 Police Officers get Republic Day Police Medals

Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG)

A total of 855 Police personnel have been awarded Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day this year.  President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) have been awarded to three personnel, Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) have been awarded to 146 personnel, President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 74 personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious… Read More

India launches military satellite Microsat-R

India launches military satellite Microsat-R

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) successfully injected Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into their designated orbits. The PSLV-C44 lifted off at 23:37 Hrs (IST) on January 24, 2019 from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota in its 46thflight.

About 13 minutes 26 seconds after lift-off, Microsat-R… Read More

DRDO | Successful flight test of LRSAM

Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM)

Ship launched Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) has been successfully test fired from INS Chennai against an incoming aerial target flying at low altitude,today. The missile destroyed the target with a direct hit. All the mission objectives have been met.  LRSAM has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO),… Read More