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DRDO coming of age

DRDO coming of age

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Foundation stone for the Samuha Aerospace Park at Adibatla in Ranga Reddy district in Andhra Pradesh was laid by the chief minister of the state, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, recently. It will be the country’s first such Park. While speaking on the side lines of the function, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director-General and Scientific Advisor …

by Defence Info Bureau on November 6th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Samba terrorist attack: The untold profiles of courage

Samba terrorist attack: The untold profiles of courage

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Forty-eight hours after the terrorist strike at Kathua and Samba in Jammu region the actual details of the incident continue to remain hazy. The sequence of events at Kathua and the manner in which the terrorists reached Samba is well known. The entry of the terrorists into the Army unit, 16 Cavalry, has also been pieced together …

by Defence Info Bureau on September 28th, 2013 1 Comments »

Passing Out Parade held at Officers Training Academy, Chennai

Passing Out Parade held at Officers Training Academy, Chennai

Defenceinfo Bureau report             The Passing Out Parade (POP) of the Officers Training Academy, Chennai, was held on September, 14, 2013 . The SSC 96 and SSC(W) 10 Courses comprising of 350 cadets including 70 Lady Cadets and 20 Foreign Cadets from Afghanistan, passed out from the Academy in a glorious military parade. The impressive …

by Defence Info Bureau on September 16th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Punjab Parman Patra for Director Defence Services Welfare, Punjab

Punjab Parman Patra for Director Defence Services Welfare, Punjab

Defenceinfo Bureau Report   Brigadier (Retired) Manjit Singh, Director Defence Services Welfare, Punjab, was honoured with the award of’Punjab Parman Patra 2013’by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a State level function held on Independence Day, 2013. Punjab Parman Patra is a State award for professional excellence. Brigadier (Retired) Manjit Singh is the first Director Defence Services Welfare to …

by Defence Info Bureau on August 20th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Swiss naval firm beckons BEL

Swiss naval firm beckons BEL

Hardeep Singh Bedi   NEW DELHI: The Tethys Systems Ltd., a Swiss firm offering Naval System Solutions to the different navies, is interested in striking a deal with Indian Public Sector Major Bharat Electrical Limited (BEL) so that the Indian company becomes a global supplier. The Swiss firm is ready to transfer its world class technology to BEL so that …

by Defence Info Bureau on July 12th, 2013 Leave a comment »

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 »