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Antony’s “do nothing” Brigade will do nothing against the Naxals!

Antony’s “do nothing” Brigade will do nothing against the Naxals!

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Even as 27 leaders and workers of his party lie dead after one of the deadliest attacks in the history of Naxalism, Defence Minister AK Antony, has categorically ruled out deployment of Army in anti-Naxal operations. What is most interesting about this minister is the confidence with which he says NO to any and everything and gets …

by Defence Info Bureau on May 27th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Where is the follow up of the helicopter crash at Siachen

Where is the follow up of the helicopter crash at Siachen

Defenceinfo Bureau Report An indigenously produced Advanced Light Helicopter called ‘Dhruv’ of the Indian army crashed at the Siachen glacier on May, 13, 2013. It was on an air maintenance flight. The pilots, a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major from the Army Aviation Corps were said to be safe. All of the above is now two days old. The reason …

by Defence Info Bureau on May 15th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Good words cannot substitute for defence modernisation and training

Good words cannot substitute for defence modernisation and training

Defenceinfo Bureau Report   The Chief of the Army Staff, General Bikram Singh, chaired the proceedings of the fifth Biennial Mechanised Forces Conference at the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmadnagar, on February, 26, 2013. From his mechanised forces the army chief demanded effective training and adherence to traditional norms of trust, discipline, human resource development, morale etc. Even as …

by Defence Info Bureau on March 1st, 2013 1 Comments »

The Augusta scam: defunct defence ministry further immobilised

The Augusta scam: defunct defence ministry further immobilised

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Indian it seems will be hearing more about scams in defence deals in the near future notwithstanding the allergy of the Union Defence Minister to the same. The much touted deal to buy 12 VVIP Augusta Westland helicopters from the Italian firm Finmeccanica has come under a cloud by the arrest of the Chief Executive Officer of …

by Defence Info Bureau on February 13th, 2013 Leave a comment »

India and China agree to resume joint military exercises

India and China agree to resume joint military exercises

Defenceinfo Bureau Report India and China held the fifth annual defence dialogue (ADD) at Beijing on January, 14, 2013. The talks assume significance in view of the decision taken to resume joint military exercises and expand military exchanges. It may be recalled that militaries of the two nations had conducted joint anti-terrorism exercises in 2007 and 2008; the initiative was …

by Defence Info Bureau on January 18th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Defence Minister gives clarion call of Chinese threat

Defence Minister gives clarion call of Chinese threat

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Defence Minister AK Antony has called upon the military to expedite infrastructure build up along the Indo-China border in the North East, specifically Arunachal Pradesh. Sitting in the sanitised environment of his office in South Block the minister called or a review meeting of those involved in the project which included the Air Force Chief, the defence …

by Defence Info Bureau on December 12th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Army Chief honours brave hearts of Indo-China War, 1962

Army Chief honours brave hearts of Indo-China War, 1962

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh, honoured army veterans and families of those who had participated in the Indo-China war 1962. The function was held at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi recently. Over 200 Army veterans and widows of soldiers who had lost their lives in the war were felicitated. The gathering also witnessed …

by Defence Info Bureau on November 24th, 2012 1 Comments »

Ministry resorts to misleading leaks to embarrass services

Ministry resorts to misleading leaks to embarrass services

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Defence Ministry, after taking some proactive steps to render the service media establishments defunct, is now resorting to some deft media management to embarrass the services and their chiefs. On October, 29, 2012, the website of Times of India carried a comment titled, “Army procurement must be subject to stringent oversight.” The story related to an …

by Defence Info Bureau on October 31st, 2012 1 Comments »

Report implicating army generals in general is misleading

Report implicating army generals in general is misleading

Defenceinfo Bureau Report A news clip titled “Top Generals mismanaged funds” was carried by a few television channels on October, 23. The matter pertains to certain observations raised by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) with regard to expenditure incurred by operational commands through the Army Commanders Special Financial Powers. The news reportage gives a misleading impression of some widespread …

by Defence Info Bureau on October 23rd, 2012 Leave a comment »

Defence Ministers ill founded statement on China

Defence Ministers ill founded statement on China

Defenceinfo Bureau Report In 1962, Lt General BM Kaul, specially selected as military commander of the Ladakh corps, gave a number of assurances to his superiors and the nation that he had a firm grip on the situation and China would never dare to attack India in the face of his sound military posture. His optimism was reflected, most arrogantly, …

by Defence Info Bureau on October 19th, 2012 Leave a comment »