Jan-Feb 2017

  • SYNERGISE YOUR WISH LIST TO MEET OUR CHALLENGES
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    The recent Aero India show brought to Bangalore all the usual suspects and some more, seeking a piece of the large Indian deference pie. However, what is apparent is that India is still keen to accumulate a large arsenal of weapons and platforms but with little signs of synergy between the three armed services and […]

  • BRUSCHETTA: A Classic Italian Appetiser
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    In one of my recent grocery shopping sprees, I chanced upon perfectly ripe and ready to eat avocados. I just had to get myself a bunch of these as I love them so much. Once you learn how to judge if the avocado is just ripe enough to eat, you open up a whole new […]

  • TRAVELLERS IN OG!
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    Faujis are adventure seekers and they often satiate their appetite for it by travelling, especially with Fauji brethren. If you have a lust for travel too, you might want to read this article and identify yourself (or your friends) from the type of travellers that each group of travellers has! The Planner This Fauji traveller […]

  • THOSE WERE THE DAYS
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    There could be no better advertisement for the Indian Army, and indeed for the Indian Armed Forces than this book by General Baljit Singh. A melange of 101 short stories, written with consummate passion and skill, takes the reader to places very few have been privileged to see and brings forth vivid experiences of life […]

  • PROGRESS IN INDIA’S DEFENCE PRODUCTION AND PROCUREMENT
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    The first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) in IOC configuration, having undergone all weather and environmental trials and accepted by the Indian Air Force (IAF), was handed over to it on 14 February during Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru by Chairman Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and […]

  • VARIOUS SCHEMES FOR WELFARE OF EX-SERVICEMEN
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme The Scheme is administered on the basis of MoU between the Coal India Limited (CIL) and DGR which sets out the terms and conditions governing the formation and running of ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Companies in any of the Coal Subsidiaries of CIL in the States of Odisha, Chhattisgarh […]

  • INDIA PUTS 104 SATTELITES INTO ORBIT
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    India’s space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) put 104 satellites into orbit on February 15, 2017, which is the most in history. The workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carried nanosatellites from seven countries when it took off at 9:28am from Sriharikota. These include 88 from San Francisco-based Planet Labs Inc. as well as […]

  • TROPEX-17
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) got underway on January 24, 17. The month long exercise, conducted off the Western seaboard, had ships and aircraft of both the Western and Eastern Naval Commands, as also assets from the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard exercising together. The last […]

  • Ababeel—Pakistan’s Medium Range Ballistic Missille
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    In response to India’s Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme, Pakistan on January 24, 2017, conducted its first ever flight test of a new medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM), the Ababeel. A press release issued by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), stated that Ababeel is “capable of carrying nuclear warheads and has the capability to engage multiple […]

  • PRITHVI DEFENCE VEHICLE (PDV) SUCCESSFULLY TESTED
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2017

    On February 11, 2017, India successfully tested a Star Wars-type interceptor missile, thus achieving a significant milestone in the development of a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system. The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) off the coast of Odisha. This is DRDO’s latest test towards developing an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) shield, to […]