July-August 2016

  • EMBRACING UNCLE SAM: IS THERE A BETTER CHOICE?
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    Military ties between the U.S. and India haven’t ever been as strong as they are now. In fact, the current Indo-US engagements have further gathered momentum as America’s patience with Pakistan has clearly run out. In fact, the US tilt towards India started at the time of President Clinton, who was clearly upset with Pakistan’s […]

  • AN ADVENTURE TREK AND A SLICE OF MILITARY HISTORY
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    The essence of a walk over long many days in the Trans-Himalayas, where for aeons the only sound had been the sound of silence, was to allow your body and mind to meld with the vast mountainscapes and discover for oneself the meaning of Heaven-upon- Earth. But on his hurried quest for quick narrow gains, […]

  • PMs SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    NOTIFICATION FOR SUBMISSION OF RENEWAL APPLICATIONS UNDERPM’S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (PMSS) 2016-17 It is intimated to the ESM/ their Widows whose wards are selected for PM’s Scholarships are required to submit their renewal applications whenever due through this web-portal as the paper applications would be discontinued from 01 June 2016. Please note that those candidates who […]

  • MOVES BETWEEN THE LION AND THE DRAGON
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    expel three Chinese journalists working with Xinhua news agency following the findings of Indian intelligence agencies. After several visa extensions, India finally refused to renew their visas and ordered them to leave India by 31 July. The three journalists include Wu Qiang, heading Xinhua’s bureau in New Delhi, Lu Tang heading the one in Mumbai […]

  • A STORY OF LOVE AND HATE
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    ‘Through Orphaned Eyes’ written by Ajay Singh and published by Pentagon Press is a historical novel that tells the story of India and Pakistan; their birth, their lovehate relationship, their battles with each other and the conflicts within the respective nations. The story is seen through the eyes of two main charactersbrothers divided in the […]

  • ASHOK CHAKRA FOR GALLANTRY
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    On 15 August 2016, Havildar Hangpan Dada, was awarded the Ashok Chakra, the nations highest gallantry award in peace time, posthumously, for conspicuous bravery beyond the call of duty in operations. Hav Hangpan Dada, aged 36 years, hailed from Boduria village in Arunachal Pradesh. He had been operating in the snow bound high altitude areas […]

  • HAL FLIES UPGRADED MIRAGE-2000
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    On 28 July 2016, HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) flew an upgraded Mirage-2000 aircraft with India specific weapons, sensors and electronic warfare systems. The plane with an upgraded mission computer meets the Final Operational Configuration (FOC) requirements.The upgraded Mirage 2000’s FOC configuration covers the integration of India specific weapons, sensors and EW system. As per HAL, […]

  • THE RISING PHOENIX A STORY OF GRIT AND COURAGE
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    This story is about Nidhi, the young 21 year old widowed wife of Naik Mukesh Kumar Dubey who died on 23 April 2009, just a year after he married Nidhi. Her world came crashing down that day, but she kept her mental composure and sanity. After all, she had a baby – a little boy- […]

  • THE ART OF ‘KHUSHAMAT AND CHAMCHAGIRI’
    Posted in: July-August 2016

    The C-in-C Training Command decided to pay us a visit in AF Station Bidar around 1981. Most unusual, none came to visit any one in AF Station Bidar those days, unless they were covered in sin and had to wash it off at the ‘Papnash’ temple pond, or seek forgiveness at Nanak Jeera Gurudwara. When […]