Plea in Supreme Court against order criticising Indian army

The ministry of defence (MoD) has moved the Supreme Court against an Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) order that criticised the army for throwing out its lowest-rung officers after holding them responsible for a terrorist attack at one of its bases in Akhnoor in 2003. The tribunal had, in its last year’s verdict, dismissed the army’s … Read more Plea in Supreme Court against order criticising Indian army

Indian soldiers venting on Facebook: Are they failing the army, or has the army failed them?

I remember meeting a veteran officer at his course reunion at the Indian Military Academy a few years ago. Let’s call him Colonel Not Happy Singh. Besides the normal complaints about his stay, for which he rang up everyone, from the garrison engineer to the commandant, he also recalled, with a lot of pain, his … Read more Indian soldiers venting on Facebook: Are they failing the army, or has the army failed them?

Indian Army has no role in Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR)

Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) has rejected the claim of Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat that one must make sure the state reverses to what it was before 1989 with everybody there living in harmony, says a press releas. JKCHR President Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani has said that Indian army chief … Read more Indian Army has no role in Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR)

10 Things you should know about INDIAN ARMY DAY

For Indians, January 15 happens to be a very important day. It is when the Army Day is celebrated nationwide, honouring the soldiers of our country. Here some things about the Army Day you should know: 1. Army Day is observed in the memory of our country getting its first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief, Lt General … Read more 10 Things you should know about INDIAN ARMY DAY

New portable bridge to help ease troop movement for high altitude region

The Indian Army’s troops will soon be able to move faster in high altitude regions, thanks to the Mountain Foot Bridge (MFB) developed by the city’s Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The bridge made of high-strength aluminium alloys costs below Rs 1 crore. Capable of withstanding conditions prevailing … Read more New portable bridge to help ease troop movement for high altitude region

Unrest growing in India’s army, central armed police forces

On January 14, 2017, an army soldier from Dehradun reportedly approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly with a complaint. He was subjected to torture and disciplined, according to the report. On January 13 2017, Constable Balvir of  the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Aurangabad in Bihar, was reported to have shot and killed four … Read more Unrest growing in India’s army, central armed police forces

Navy Finally inks Rs 20 crore contract to lift INS Betwa which tipped over on December 6 killing two and injuring 14

The Navy has inked a contract worth almost Rs 20 crore with an international salvage firm to lift the 3,850-tonne frigate INS Betwa, which had tipped over at the Mumbai naval dockyard on December 6, killing two sailors and injuring 14 others. Concurrently, the Navy has also completed its board of inquiry (BoI) headed by … Read more Navy Finally inks Rs 20 crore contract to lift INS Betwa which tipped over on December 6 killing two and injuring 14

PM Modi ‘salutes’ soldiers, veterans on Army Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished all soldiers, veterans and their families on the occasion of Army Day. “Greetings to all soldiers, veterans & their families on Army Day. We salute the courage & invaluable service of the Indian Army,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted. Applauding the Indian Army for its courage and valour, the … Read more PM Modi ‘salutes’ soldiers, veterans on Army Day

Army chief urges soldiers not to raise grievances directly

Urging soldiers not to raise their grievances directly via social media, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said they can instead use a new grievance redressal system that will keep their identity secret. Rawat announced the setting up of the ‘Chief of Army Staff Redressal and Grievance Boxes’ at the Army headquarter, at … Read more Army chief urges soldiers not to raise grievances directly

Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa flies MIG-21 fighter from the IAF’s forward base in Rajasthan

Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, the oldest fighter aircraft in the IAF’s inventory, a defence statement said. Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew the Mig-21 Type 96 aircraft from the IAF base at Uttarlai, a forward base in Rajasthan, where he began a three-day visit, his … Read more Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa flies MIG-21 fighter from the IAF’s forward base in Rajasthan

Pakistan to release Indian army soldier Chandu Chavan

Following government’s attempts to diplomatically pursue the release of Indian army soldier Chandu Babulal Chavan, who who inadvertently strayed across the border last year, on September 29, the same day when the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan, Pakistan millitary authorities have, today, declared to release the Indian … Read more Pakistan to release Indian army soldier Chandu Chavan

Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

‘Ulyanovsk’ Would Have Been the Soviets’ Supercarrier: Russia scrapped the ship in the ’90s Had she ever sailed, the Soviet supercarrier Ulyanovsk would have been a naval behemoth more than 1,000 feet long, with an 85,000-ton displacement and enough storage to carry an air group of up to 70 fixed and rotary wing aircraft. With a nuclear-powered … Read more Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

In a first, NSG Commandos will take part in Republic Day Parade on January 26

For the first time, National Security Guard (NSG) commandos may march down the Rajpath in full armed gear during the Republic Day celebrations on January 26. Following a meeting between the Union home and defence ministries, the National Security Guard (NSG) headquarters in New Delhi has begun preparations to choose a contingent of about 60 … Read more In a first, NSG Commandos will take part in Republic Day Parade on January 26

HEROJIT RAJKUMAR SINGH: The Flight Cadet who Faced All Odds but Never Gave Up

Adapting to disability is perhaps one of the greatest triumphs of human evolution. Flight Cadet ‘HEROJIT RAJKUMAR SINGH‘ is a living example of it. Not long ago, donning the IAF uniform was a mere flight of fancy for Flight Cadet Herojit Rajkumar Singh (nicknamed Hero, so apparent!) Hailing from the far reaches of our country, … Read more HEROJIT RAJKUMAR SINGH: The Flight Cadet who Faced All Odds but Never Gave Up

IAF does not raise Bills for PM’s visits Abroad on Air Force Planes

The Prime Minister is entitled free travel on Indian Air Force planes for which no bills are raised, IAF said in a RTI response. Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra had sought information from the Prime Minister’s Office on the laid down procedure for clearing bills of IAF BBJ aircraft chartered flights for the Prime Minister’s foreign … Read more IAF does not raise Bills for PM’s visits Abroad on Air Force Planes

Second Scorpene class submarine to be launched on January 12

Khanderi, the second Kalvari class submarine, will be launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) here on January 12. Union minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre will preside over the function to initiate the launch of Khanderi (Yard 11876). The launch will start a trail of events, which will lead to the separation … Read more Second Scorpene class submarine to be launched on January 12

Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

Frontline Indian Air Force base in Hasimara in West Bengal is likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron, informed sources said on Friday. The first squadron is likely to be based at the Sarsawa base in Uttar Pradesh. One more base for the third squadron remains to be identified. Each of … Read more Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

The Indian Air Force’s wait for its own satellite is getting longer because of a delay in obtaining a dedicated frequency band from the international regulatory body. Like any other communication satellite, the IAF’s GSAT-7A, too, has to operate within a specific frequency band. The bands are allocated by the International Telecommunication Union. Sources in … Read more IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

Bipin Rawat takes charge as Army Chief, Birender Singh becomes Air Force Chief

Lt General Bipin Rawat on Saturday took charge as the new Army Chief replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag. Lt Gen Rawat was the Vice Chief of Army Staff. He superseded two seniormost Lt Generals, Praveen Bakshi and PM Hariz as the 26th Army Chief of India. Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa also took charge as … Read more Bipin Rawat takes charge as Army Chief, Birender Singh becomes Air Force Chief

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Retires After 43 years in Service

Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh retired on Saturday after 43 years in service. He thanked the government for giving the army a “free hand” to conduct operations. General Dalbir Singh will shortly hand over charge to his successor General Bipin Rawat. “After 43 years of service to the nation I superannuate today. I salute … Read more Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Retires After 43 years in Service