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Brahmos missile successfully flight-tested from Sukhoi fighter aircraft

2 days ago
After being dropped from the Sukhoi-30MKI, the missile’s engine fired up and propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal. Weighing 2.5 ton, Brahmos is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.

Widows of gallantry award winners to get allowance even after remarriage

2 days ago
The Ministry of Defence announced on 21 November 2017 that widows of gallantry award winners will continue to get their allowance even after remarriage. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance to winners of gallantry awards, the allowance is given to the recipient and on his death, to his widow.

India-Myanmar begin joint army exercise

3 days ago
The India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) began on 20 November 2017 at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi Cantonment, about 25 km from Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. The week-long army warfare exercise is the first-ever one to be held in India.

42nd International Congress of Military Medicine begins

3 days ago
The congress was organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The International Committee of Military Medicine is an international inter-governmental organisation created in 1921 with its secretariat at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members.

237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in Delhi

Nov 20, 2017
The 237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in a solemn ceremony conducted at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, India Gate in New Delhi. The day is celebrated to commemorate the raising of first Engineer Company in 1780.

INS Sarvekshak reaches Dar-Es-Salaam to conduct Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy

Nov 17, 2017
INS Sarvekshak is a specialised survey ship of the Indian Navy presently based at Kochi and is fitted with up to date survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi beam echo sounder system, Side Scan Sonars and a fully automated digital surveying system.

Joint India-Bangladesh Exercise Sampriti 2017 Concludes

Nov 17, 2017
Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017, concluded on 16th November 2017 at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram with a validation exercise. The exercise SAMPRITI 2017 was aimed to strengthen and widen the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies. It was the 7th such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.

Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces 2017 released

Nov 15, 2017
The aim of the Doctrine is to promote synergy and integration amongst the three Services- Army, Navy and Air force for enhanced efficiency and optimum utilisation of resources. It brings out the approach towards joint training at macro-level, fundamentals, objectives, joint structures, planning, organisation amongst other aspects presently in use in the Armed Forces.

DRDO conducts successful flight trial of 'NIRBHAY' Cruise Missile

Nov 8, 2017
The missile has the capability to linger and cruise at 0.7 Mach at altitudes as low as 100 m. It was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. This was the fifth experimental test of the missile system.

Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise SAMPRITI-7 begins

Nov 7, 2017
A total of 14 officers from the Bangladesh Army and 20 Officers from the Indian Army will be taking part in this seventh edition of the Exercise SAMPRITI. The Field Training Exercise (FTX) will see participation of one Infantry company each from the Bangladesh Army and elite Red Horns Division of the Indian Army.

Indian Army launches Joint Training Node in Shillong

Nov 6, 2017
The Indian Army has launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shilllong, Meghalaya.

India successfully tests its first fully indigenous Glide bomb

Nov 4, 2017
Indigenously developed 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested by the Indian Air Force in Chandipur in Odisha. The bomb is a lightweight, long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon, designed to destroy ground targets such as runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures.

Indo-Kazakhstan bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK 2017 begins

Nov 3, 2017
The fourteen day PRABAL DOSTYK is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries for achieving interoperability between the two armies. It also aims to acquaint both forces with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations under UN mandate.

Indian Air Force to participate in air exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’ in Israel

Nov 1, 2017
The Indian Air Force (IAF) would be participating in a two-week-long multilateral air exercise- 'Blue Flag-17'- in Israel. It is a bi-annual exercise that aims to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations.

India’s first indigenously built offshore patrol vessel handed to Coast Guard

Oct 31, 2017
OPV Vikram, the first-ever defence vessel to be entirely built in a private shipyard, was handed over by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) to the Indian Coast Guard, ahead of the March 2018 delivery schedule.

India, Japan begin anti-submarine warfare exercise

Oct 30, 2017
The naval forces of India and Japan have initiated an intensive air anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean. The exercise would witness participation from a P-8 I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Indian Navy and two P-3 Orion Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Indian Navy approves new deployment plan for warships in Indian Ocean

Oct 26, 2017
The Indian Navy has approved a new mission-based deployment plan that involves deploying mission-ready ships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications in the Indian Ocean region.

World’s oldest warship sailing again!

Oct 20, 2017
USS Constitution, the world’s oldest warship took off recently on its first sail since three years. The ship sailed from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate US Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

Indo-Russia Joint Exercise INDRA 2017 begins

Oct 20, 2017
Previously, Exercise INDRA has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. This year, the exercise has been upgraded to involve all the three Services of the Armed Forces- Army, Navy & Air Force.

Scientists develop futuristic military watch that can survive nuclear blast

Oct 17, 2017
Scientists have developed a new military watch for the Russian army kit, which is capable of resisting high impact and can even survive a nuclear explosion. The mechanical watch with automatic movement ensures fast and accurate time determination in severe climatic and operating conditions, during routine and combat operations.

Defence Minister Commissions indigenously-built anti-submarine warship, INS Kiltan

Oct 16, 2017
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has commissioned INS Kiltan, an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare. It is India's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material. It was commissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

Indian Naval Ships to participate in Passage Exercise with Japanese Marine

Oct 13, 2017
Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force. Following the completion of the harbour phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.

Indian Air Force launches health mobile app 'MedWatch'

Oct 13, 2017
It was launched by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi. The Mobile app was launched to keep up with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of ‘Digital India'. The concept and content of the App is given by the Directorate General of Medical Services (Air).

India, Bangladesh to hold bi-annual border talks on Rohingyas, fake currency smuggling

Oct 3, 2017
The Chiefs of the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh would be holding bi-annual talks to discuss a host of issues including movement of Rohingya immigrants across the border. The Director General-level talks, the 45th between the two sides, will be held for the duration of 4 days.

Indian Navy commissions INS Tarasa at Mumbai

Sep 26, 2017
INS Tarasa is the fourth and last of the follow-on Water Jet FAC's built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The first two ships of the class i.e. IN ships Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Visakhapatnam; while the third ship INS Tillanchang was commissioned at Karwar in March 2017. These ships are an upgrade of the Car Nicobar class Fast Attack Crafts with the Indian Navy, which were also indigenously designed and built by GRSE, Kolkata.

First Scorpene-class submarine, INS Kalvari, delivered to Indian Navy

Sep 22, 2017
INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy's submarine programme as the vessel is expected to bolster India's maritime prowess.

Rajnath Singh launches intelligence wing of SSB and WARB App

Sep 18, 2017
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App (WARB) for grievance redressal of retired CAPFs and Assam Rifles personnel. The intelligence wing will help gather actionable information that will be useful to strengthen the security of the nation.

Arjan Singh, iconic war hero of 1965 Indo-Pak, no more

Sep 18, 2017
Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force passed away at the age of 98, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Sep 12, 2017
Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy will go around the globe on an Indian-built sail boat Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini). The Navika Sagar Parikrama will be covered in five legs, with stop-overs at 4 ports. These ports are Fremantle in Australia, Lyttleton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands, and Cape Town in South Africa.

DRDO successfully test-fires 3rd Generation Anti Tank Guided Missile NAG

Sep 11, 2017
The missile was tested twice against two different targets in the ranges of Rajasthan and it successfully hit both the targets under different conditions with very high accuracy as desired.

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