Category Archives: Defence

Rafale Deal – Mon cher divorce pas une option.. Why this is more than just buying planes….

As they say there is more than meets the eye…. We probed a little more to make sense of this ongoing saga….. after all we are paying sooooo muchhhh! and we have an option of buying from other nation like USA, Britain or Germany, they too make planes, right?  Well it turns out to be much more than just buying or selling of planes, it’s about dependability… Read More

French Gaurantee for Make in India Quality ??

A French delegation will visit New Delhi in this month to salvage an agreement to supply 126 Rafale fighter jets to the Indian Air Force that has hit a snag over the local assembly of the planes, threatening to derail one of the world’s biggest defence deals.

India is insisting that France’s Dassault Aviation take full responsibility for the production… Read More

Ex-CBI chief AP Singh resigns as UPSC member

Amar Pratap Singh, 1974-batch IPS, and former CBI Director, has quit as member of the Union Public Service Commission two years ahead of the end of his term. A formal notification would soon be issued by the government.

Singh has been under the scanner for his association with Delhi-based meat exporter Moin Qureshi who has been under investigation by the… Read More

Sekhar Basu likely to head DRDO

September 1952 born Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu is likely to be named the new DRDO chief replacing Avinash Chander, government sources said Wednesday.

Basu, who heads the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is the man behind the nuclear system that is driving the Arihant-class submarines of the Indian Navy. A notification was issued by the government Monday… Read More

Avinash Chander DRDO chief sacked

The government on Tuesday sacked Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander, putting up the exit order on the Department of Personnel and Training website even before informing him.
DRDO chief Avinash Chander was removed from his post 16 monthe before his contract was to end.

The appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC)… Read More

Air Marshal B Suresh Takes Over as Senior Air Staff Officer Western Air Command of IAF

Air Marshal B Suresh (AVSM, Vayusena Medal) takes over as Senior Air Staff Officer of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force.

He is a graduate of the ‘Rashtriya Indian Military College’, Dehradun, and the ‘National Defence Academy’ Khadakwasla. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force on 13 Dec 1980.

He is a meritorious … Read More

Lt Gen BK Chopra appointed DG AFMS

Lt Gen BK Chopra, Senior Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corps assumed the appointment of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services.

Lt Gen Chopra is a graduate of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College Kanpur and did his post-graduation in Surgery and Orthopaedics. He was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps in 1977 and has held various… Read More

‘Make in India’ will give boost to defence manufacturing: HAL CMD

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The ‘Make in India’ concept in the defence sector has potential to raise defence manufacturing in the country from its present 30 per cent to 70 per cent in the next few years. “This could be achieved by making India a hub of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) business, by investing in research and technology processes and by focusing on development… Read More

BRO Annual Chief Engineers’ Conference 2014

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is organising its Annual Chief Engineers’ & Equipment Management Conference 2014 at GREF Centre, Pune wef 23 Sep to 26 Sep 2014.
The Director General Border Roads and its 18 Chief Engineers of various Projects will be attending the conference to take stock of various ongoing works and to charter future course of action… Read More

Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Abhiraj Commissioned at Tuticorin

The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Abhiraj, 4th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, was commissioned on 02 Sep 2014 at Tuticorin by Vice Adm SPS Cheema Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command in the presence of Inspector General SP Sharma Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and other … Read More

INS Sumitra Commissioned into Indian Navy

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan commissioned INS Sumitra the 4th indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel into the Indian Navy at ceremony held at Chennai.

INS Sumitra is expected to play a major role in patrolling India’s eastern seaboard and will be responsible for countering the maritime challenges in the Bay of Bengal and the waters of the… Read More