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.
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 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 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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Exercise Yudh Abhyas is one of the largest joint military training and defence corporation programme between India and US.
SLINEX 2017 focuses on fleet work, seamanship, communication, replenishment at sea, Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS) operations as well as helicopter operations.
The Union Government has accepted recommendations of National Anomaly Committee to maintain disability pension for defence forces in parity with civilians under 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
Swedish defence giant Saab and Indian conglomerate Adani group announced collaboration in defence manufacturing on 1 September 2017.
HAL has custom-designed the 5.8-tonne LCH to provide fire support to the army at mountainous deployment areas on the northern borders, which can be as high as 6000 metres.
The ship is commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee and has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.
The Union Ministry of Defence intends to bring transformational changes in the BRO in order to improve the pace of execution of works and to achieve the desired outcomes according to the requirement of the Armed Forces.
6 Apache attack helicopters will be purchased at an expense of around 4168 crore rupees.
ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).
Iran's parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500 million, in response latest US sanctions.
India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant was inaugurated near Hyderabad. It has been established in line with centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
To be launched in the second week of August 2017, the mobile app Humraaz will enable prompt communication of information to junior commissioner officers and other personnel.
Muntra was developed and tested for the Indian Army by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) in Avadi.
The NOPVs would help in enhancing the ocean surveillance and patrolling capabilities of the Indian Navy.
The 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwar was celebrated across India on 26 July 2017. The day is commemorated every year to honour those soldiers who lost their lives while fighting during the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.
The United States Navy has successfully tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which is now deployed and ready for attack.
The Armed Forces Tribunal has ordered that troopers injured in pre-Independence wars be given 'war injury pension' like those wounded after it, in a relief to a 94-year-old war veteran.