JUNE-JULY 2016

  • IS MAKE IN INDIA, STILL A MIRAGE?
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    In the coming century, technology would continue to play a greater role in the way militaries operate and India’s case is no different in this matter. Thus, India’s armed forces desperately need a comprehensive and capital intensive modernisation plan, over the next two decades, to do their job effectively.The wish list of our armed forces […]

  • TREK TO AN ANCIENT SHRINE
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    Trekking is something I have always loved. It is an adventure into the unknown, where one gets to know the terrain as also the flora and fauna of a place. Meeting the local people of the area also gives one a glimpse of the culture of the area. The spin off benefits are it keeps […]

  • PUDDINGS: THE MOUTH WATERING MANGO SAGO PUDDING
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    I am always on the lookout for easy to make delicious puddings. Army life seems to have engrained the need for soups and deserts into my system, so I was just ecstatic to find this easy to make and delicious Mango Sago pudding. I have made this desert ‘Vegan Friendly’, which gives it the added […]

  • A BROAD SWEEP OF HISTORY
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    One of the major aspects of the author’s life as a government information officer is that having pioneered into the field of defence information, he covered the Indian Contingent of United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in Gaza, was involved in dealing with dispatches of the Sino- Indian war (1962) from New Delhi, did full-fledged coverage […]

  • DISABILITY PENSION AND 30th MEETING OF KENDRIYA SAINIK BOARD
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    DISABILITY PENSION A copy of GOI letter with respect to broad banding of disability element in respect of Armed Forces personnel is placed below: F.No.3(11)2010-D[Pen/Legal)-PtV Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare D (Pension/ Legal) New Delhi, 18th April, 2016 To Chief of the Army Staff Chief of the Naval Staff Chief of the Air […]

  • PROGRESS IN DEFENCE PRODUCTION, PROCUREMENTS AND EXPORTS
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    India’s long spell of dependence on imports for fighter aircraft may finally begin to change with the induction of the three decades overdue Tejas, on 04 July ’16. Costing $24 million per unit, approximately one-tenth of the cost of Lockheed Martin’s F-35. The Tejas achieves a maximum speed of 1,370mph (2200kmh) compared to the F-35’s […]

  • NCC GIRLS SCALE MOUNT EVEREST
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    On 21 May 2016, NCC Girl cadets created history when they scaled the world’s highest peak, becoming the first NCC Girl Cadets expedition to have done so. After rigorous trials, a batch of 100 NCC girl cadets had been selected for training for the Everest expedition. From amongst this batch, ten NCC girl cadets were […]

  • NAVAL PASSING OUT PARADE SPRING TERM 2016
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Dalbir Singh reviewed the Passing Out Parade of the 90th Indian Naval Academy Course INAC (BTech) and 90th Indian Naval Academy Course INAC (MSc) Courses at an impressive ceremony at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala on 28 May 2016. 234 cadets of Indian Navy, 64 cadets of Indian Coast […]

  • STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MODEL
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    In a move to allow private investments in mega defence manufacturing projects, as mooted in the revised Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), top executives from leading Indian corporates in the defence sector have been invited by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to lead panels for suggestions on its strategic partnership models. Soon after the receiving the […]

  • JV BETWEEN BOEING AND TATA ADVANCE SYSTEMS
    Posted in: JUNE-JULY 2016

    The foundation stone for the joint venture between Boeingand Tata Advanced Systems to co-produce Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages and other aerostructures, as well as to pursue integrated systems in aerospace was laid by India’s Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar on 18 June 2016 at Hyderabad. This facility will eventually be the sole producer of […]