Military power as an instrument of state policy needs to transform at various levels – Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat
Some important steps that we need to take, include– defining the national security strategy, higher defence strategic guidance, structural reforms in higher defence and operational organisations. New tools and tactics can be employed to connect rapidly to an audience like never before. Information is indeed more democratized today. India needs to take adapt its defence strategies accordingly. Military power as an instrument of state policy needs to transform at various levels including ground strategic i.e. political-military, strategic operation and tactical level. Main dimensions of transformation are doctrine, post structure, technology, sustenance and readiness,
I think it is a very good end result, it is a win-win situation. Whatever we did as a government, as a nation has shown that the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. I think with this Whole-of-Government Approach, our relations with China would develop along the path that we wish to develop. As two neighbours who would like to have peace and tranquillity on their borders and who would like that all the other engagements which have been going on in the past should continue also in the future. Nobody wants an unsettled border.
As CM, he (Modi) used to say Gujaratis must also Progress in 2 fields – Sports & Armed Forces – Amit Shah
As CM, he used to say Gujaratis must also progress in 2 fields – sports and armed forces. He took charge of GCA on my request and promoted sports here. His vision was that world’s largest cricket stadium be built here. This 1,32,000-seater stadium will be known as Narendra Modi Stadium. Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave & Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built in Naranpura. These 3 will be equipped to host any international sports event. Ahmedabad to be known as the ‘sports city’ of India
China has started dismantling military bunkers and tents that it had built up in Finger 5, Finger 6, Finger 7, and Finger 8 areas along the Pangong Tso last year
Intensifying the disengagement process, China has started dismantling military bunkers and tents that it had built up in Finger 5, Finger 6, Finger 7, and Finger 8 areas along the Pangong Tso last year, sources have told media. In a significant step to dial down tensions in the key face-off site, India and China recently reached an agreement on the disengagement of troops from the north and south banks of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh.
India always conveyed to China that border issues can be resolved through talks – Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India always conveyed to China that border issues can be resolved through talks. Making a statement on ‘present situation in Eastern Ladakh’ in Rajya Sabha, Singh said that Chinese actions near the border areas have impacted the bilateral ties. He said that Indian forces have bravely faced the challenges at the border and “proved that they are ready to face any challenge to protect the sovereignty of the country”. “We have made it clear to China that no attempt should be made to change the status quo. We have had nine round of talks between the two countries and have clarified that both forces should return to their posts,” he said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has accused the Modi government of insulting the sacrifice of jawans and letting go of India’s territory. In a tweet shared immediately after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in Rajya Sabha over India-China border row in Ladakh, Rahul said, “No status quo ante = No peace & tranquility. Why is GOI insulting the sacrifice of our jawans & letting go of our territory?” Rahul has been leading the opposition’s sharp criticism of the Modi government over the standoff between the Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.
Our farmers, soldiers and scientists deserve special appreciation and a grateful nation greets them on this auspicious occasion of the Republic Day. Our scientists, along with doctors, administrators and people from other walks of life, have made a major contribution in containing the virus and keeping the fatality rate lower in our country, compared to that in developed countries. Every Indian salute our farmers, who have made our vast and populous country self-reliant in food-grains and dairy products. Despite adversities of nature, numerous other challenges and COVID-19 pandemic, our farmers sustained agricultural production.
In a bid to enhance the firepower of its warships, the Indian Navy has moved a proposal to acquire 38 extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles which would be able to hit targets at around 450 kilometres. The BrahMos would be the main strike weapon of the warships and is already installed on several warships of the maritime force.
Navy is Prepared to Face both these Challenges – Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on COVID-19 & China
COVID-19 and Chinese attempts to change status quo along northern borders have posed new challenges. The Navy is prepared to face both these challenges. We have deployed the P-8I aircraft at various locations on the requirement of Army and Indian Air Force. In addition, we have deployed the Heron surveillance drones on the northern borders. As of now, three Chinese warships are in the Indian Ocean region. The Chinese have been maintaining three ships since 2008 for anti-piracy patrols.
Indian Navy is procuring Smash-2000 rifles as anti-drone equipment to protect against attacking drones. Acquisition of 30 Predator drones for the three services is on and those drones would be much more capable. We are very clear that airpower at sea is required. If you are a nation that is aspirational and wants to be a five trillion economy and don’t want to be tethered to the shores…aircraft carriers are absolutely essential.
The Indian Navy on Tuesday test-fired the anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. A land-attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was also successfully test-fired from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory earlier this week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the Border Security Force, which guards the country’s international border, on its raising day and said India is proud of it. The BSF has distinguished itself as a valorous force, unwavering in its commitment to protecting the nation and assisting citizens during natural calamities, he said in a tweet.
With the ongoing situation on our western borders, terrorism continues to be a serious threat. That is not abating in spite of all the efforts being made. It is because of this that they (terrorists) have also started moving southwards and are now attempting to infiltrate through lower regions, including through tunnels across the international border.
Today, the country is facing challenges from all sides, some home-grown and some from outside. The armed forces are the strongest pillar in the defence of the country. While everything else may fail, we simply cannot.
We want this border dispute between India and China to be negotiated and peaceful. Talks have continued, and we will continue to have a dialogue to resolve border stand-off with China. But I believe countries should not be expansionist. I want to assure everyone that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, there will be no compromise on India’s border, self-respect and sovereignty.
Our government has given a free hand to the armed forces to counter any changes across the LAC with China, with full force. The Indian Army did exactly that in Galwan valley. With courage, they countered the PLA’s soldiers and forced them to move back. It is a fact that India has a perceptional difference between China. Despite this, there are some agreements, protocols that armies of the two countries follow while patrolling the LAC.
Indian Navy’s MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashed into the sea on Thursday evening. According to reports, while one pilot has been rescued, the second pilot has gone missing. “One pilot recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident,” the Indian Navy said. This is third crash of MiG 29K in one year.
Whenever you think of a kickback in a military deal, think of some Congress leader – Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP
Whenever you think of a kickback in a military deal, think of some Congress leader. From Jeep scandal to Bofors to Submarine scandal to several more and Agusta Westland helicopters, no work was done without kickbacks benefitting Congress leaders. No deal without a deal and no contract with a cut has been the go-to policy of Congress leaders.
There are nearly 300 terrorists present across the border, present at each launching pad in Pakistan
There are nearly 300 terrorists present across the border, present at each launching pad in Pakistan, Rajesh Mishra, BSF Inspector General (IG), Kashmir has said. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Mishra said the security forces have been successful in thwarting their attempts of infiltration. “There are 250-300 terrorists across the border, present at each launching pad in Pakistan. Our security forces have been successful in thwarting their attempts of infiltration,” Mishra told reporters.
PM Narendra Modi said the entire world feels troubled by “expansionist” forces and expansionism shows a “distorted mindset” which belongs to 18th century. India has become a forceful voice against forces of expansionism, he said and also took aim at Pakistan, adding that Indian soldiers have hit “sponsors of terrorism” in their home, a reference to air and surgical strikes against terror camps in the neighbouring country.
If anyone casts an evil eye on us, our soldiers reply to them befittingly. Today, I also extend my heartiest greetings to the brave mothers, sisters and children, and salute their sacrifice. People often questioned why I celebrated Diwali with jawans. How can I stay away from my own people on the occasion of Diwali?
Indian army foiled yet another infiltration bid in Keran sector of north Kashmir it’s the second infiltration bid foiled by Indian Army in last one week. Pro-defence 15 Crop Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement said: “Suspicious movement was observed by own troops at the forward posts along the line of control (LoC) in Keran Sector today. The suspected infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged the citizens of the country to light a ‘diya’ as a tribute to soldiers
In a message to fellow citizens on the eve of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged the citizens of the country to light a ‘diya’ as a tribute to soldiers who are protecting the nation. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said words can’t do justice to the sense of gratitude all have for the soldiers for their exemplary courage and sacrifice.
Chief of Army Staff Indian Army General MM Naravane conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army
The Chief of Army Staff Indian Army General MM Naravane conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at a special ceremony in Kathmandu on Thursday. The event organized at the presidential palace ‘ShitalNiwas’, was attended by Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and key functionaries of government.
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have eliminated 200 terrorists linked with different organisations in the Union Territory this year till October. If compared with last year, the forces have eliminated 157 terrorists in 12 months. According to the data, South Kashmir has seen the maximum number of encounters where a total of 138 terrorists were eliminated till October.
He (Rahul Gandhi) shouldn’t even be discussed given the kind of statements he makes. These allegations are totally baseless and lack substance. He should look at China’s history since 1962 till 2013. When the question is about India’s national interest and integrity, one should rise above politics.
Country can never forget that some people were not saddened at the sacrifice of the security personnel during the Pulwama attack – Narendra Modi
The country can never forget that some people were not saddened at the sacrifice of the security personnel during the Pulwama attack. At that time, these people were only doing politics…I request them not to do such politics in the interest of the nation.
Indian Army has launched a new messaging application called SAI that will provide secure voice, text and video calling services to its soldiers
Indian Army has launched a messaging app called SAI that will provide secure voice, text and video calling services to its soldiers. “The model (of SAI) is similar to commercially available messaging applications like WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS and utilises end-to-end encryption messaging protocol,” the Indian Army said in a statement.
Abhinandan’s father and I served together. So, when Abhinandan ejected I told him that we could not get Ahuja back, but will definitely get Abhinandan back. During the Kargil war, my flight commander Ahuja was captured and shot dead. That was playing on my mind. I told him that there are two parts. The main pressure on Pakistan was diplomatic and political. But there was also a military posture.
The credit goes to both the political and diplomatic will for bringing back Abhinandan – Former IAF chief BS Dhanoa
The credit goes to both the political and diplomatic will for bringing back Abhinandan. But when you talk through these political and diplomatic channels, you keep your military capabilities in the mind. We saw Nachiketa… he was captured during the Kargil War by Pakistani forces, and we saw how he was released. Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja (who flew a MiG-21 in 1999 war) was killed by Pakistani forces.
Congress mocked our armed forces, questioned their valour and tried every trick to ensure India doesn’t get latest Rafale Planes – BJP President JP Nadda
They mocked our armed forces, questioned their valour and tried every trick to ensure India doesn’t get latest Rafale Planes. The people India rejected such politics and punished Congress. Congress’ princeling does not believe anything Indian, be it our Army, our Government, our Citizens. So, here is something from his ‘Most Trusted Nation’, Pakistan. Hopefully now he sees some light…
Former IAF chief BS Dhanoa said that Pakistan could not carry out any major terror attack against India after the Balakot incident because it was aware that any misadventure would invite retaliation. He said that Pakistan was scared as it was aware of “our capabilities”. “They were scared this time. They realised that we can cause severe damage and that could be the reason…” he said.
The former IAF chief said that Pakistan could not carry out any major terror attack against India after the Balakot incident because it was aware that any misadventure would invite retaliation. “Despite an election, the political leadership took a huge risk, but it delivered desired results. This could happen due to the political will,” he said.
There are two parts to it. The main pressure on Pakistan was diplomatic and political. But there was also a military posture, the way he (Pakistan MP Ayaz Sadiq) is saying that ‘his legs (General Bajwa) were shaking and all’, it is because the military posture was very offensive of all the three services, Army, Navy, Air Force.
God forbid had they (Pakistan) hit our installations on February 27, we were also in a position to wipe out their forward brigades – Former IAF Chief BS Dhanoa
God forbid had they hit our installations on February 27, we were also in a position to wipe out their forward brigades. They know our capability. Basically, if this thing is there in their mind that we are likely to strike, they first look at how their own military is doing. The American President Theodore Roosevelt used to say, ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick’. So the big stick was the military.
The Indian Air Force’s strike capability is set for a boost with 16 omni-role Rafale jet fighters to be inducted into the Golden Arrows squadron by April 2021 and with France’s biggest jet engine maker Safran ready to make fighter engines and ancillaries in India, people familiar with the matter said to media.
Indian Army has been successful in addressing several challenges to the security and sovereignty of this country – Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
The Indian Army has been successful in addressing several challenges to the security and sovereignty of this country since Independence. Be it the problem of terrorism, insurgency or any external attack, the Army has played a significant role in neutralising those threats.
The Ministry of Defence is committed to facilitate the Army in their forward movement on road to reforms and help them in achieving advantages in all areas. We will leave no stone unturned to strengthen the arms of our Armed forces.
Ahead of 2+2 ministerial dialogue with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a meeting with US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper in Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were also present at the meeting.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed ‘Shastra Puja’ or worship of weapons at Sukna War Memorial in West Bengal’s Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra today. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane was also present with Singh. The defence minister will celebrate Dussehra with Army soldiers in a high-altitude border area in Sikkim sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a decision in the midst of India’s border row with China in eastern Ladakh.
We have to remember our soldiers, who are standing guard at the borders even in times of festivals. We must celebrate festivals while remembering them. We also have to light a ‘diya’ in our homes to honour these brave sons and daughters of mother India.
Top commanders of the Army will carry out a comprehensive assessment of India’s combat readiness in eastern Ladakh
Top commanders of the Army will carry out a comprehensive assessment of India’s combat readiness in eastern Ladakh as well as other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control with China at a four-day conference beginning Monday, government sources said as reported in media reports.
India wants an end to the ongoing border tension with China and restoration of peace – Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
India wants an end to the ongoing border tension with China and restoration of peace. This is our objective. But at times, some nefarious incidents keep happening. I am very confident that our soldiers will never allow even an inch of our land to be taken away by anyone.
Troops of the Indian Army shot down a Pakistan Army quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector
The troops of the Indian Army on Saturday shot down a Pakistan Army quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector, news agency ANI reported. The quadcopter made by Chinese company DJI Mavic 2 Pro model was shot down while it was flying over own position there, an official said.
Sons of Bihar lost their lives in Galwan Valley for the tricolour and ensured Bharat Mata’s head is held high. Jawans of Bihar were also martyred in Pulwama attack. I bow my head at their feet and pay respects.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a two-day visit to Darjeeling & Sikkim to perform ‘Shastra Puja’ on Dussehra
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a two-day visit to Darjeeling & Sikkim on Oct 24-25. He will visit forward areas & interact with troops. He will perform ‘Shastra Puja’ on Dussehra & inaugurate an infrastructure project build by BRO: Defence Minister’s Office.
The Indian Navy on Friday shared a video showing an anti-ship missile (AShM) launched by its Missile Corvette INS Prabal with deadly accuracy at maximum range and sinking the target ship. Spokesperson of the Indian Navy took to Twitter and posted a video of the missile launch.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate Dussehra with Army soldiers in a high-altitude border area in Sikkim and perform ‘Shastra Puja’
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate Dussehra with Army soldiers in a high-altitude border area in Sikkim and perform ‘Shastra Puja’ (worship of weapons) on the occasion on Sunday, government sources said. The defence minister’s decision to celebrate Dussehra with Army soldiers in the border area in Sikkim sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) comes in the midst of India’s border row with China in eastern Ladakh.
RAW Chief Samant Kumar Goel met Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and former Prime Ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Madhav Kumar Nepal
Samant Kumar Goel, chief of Indian external spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing paid an unofficial visit to Kathmandu. Leading a nine-member team, R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel met with Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and former prime ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Madhav Kumar Nepal.
Indian Army on Tuesday night handed over a Chinese soldier, who was apprehended in the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh, to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the Chushul Moldo meeting point. The Chinese soldier, identified as Wang Ya Long, had strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Monday. The PLA soldier was interrogated on how he crossed over to the Indian side.
Now Pak PM (Imran Khan) is running around world, wary if Indian jawans will carry out another surgical strike – Yogi Adityanath, UP CM
Pakistan used to carry out terrorist activities in India, & Congress leadership used to say, we won’t do anything to Pakistan lest they use atom bomb against us. Now Pak PM is running around world, wary if Indian jawans will carry out another surgical strike there.
Speaking of the soldiers from the Bihar regiment who thwarted the Chinese from encroaching on June 15 in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, Amit Shah said, “I am immensely proud of the soldiers of 16 Bihar Regiment. At least during our tenure, we stood our ground and fought. These soldiers faced harsh weather conditions and protected our country.”
Border Security Force (BSF) held the second round of recruitment process in the form of written test at nine centers in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh for the post of constable in the BSF and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The BSF said that originally the written test was scheduled on December 29, 2019, but due to unconducive weather and later COVID-19 restrictions, it had to be postponed.
The proposed visit of Indian Army chief General MM Naravane next month to Nepal had actually been cleared in February this year, but Covid came in the way. General Naravane’s visit is expected to take place sometime after Diwali.
I consider the Indian Army chief’s visit to Nepal as a welcome development – Minendra Rijal, Member of Nepali Congress
I consider the Indian Army chief’s visit to Nepal as a welcome development. General Naravane’s remarks about Nepal’s land encroached by India had added insult to Nepal’s injured mindset back then. His proposed visit will be a good opportunity for the General to understand Nepal’s perspective on the issue and for us an opportunity to articulate our position. More importantly, Nepal and India can utilise the proposed visit for honest and candid exchanges on various critical facets of our bilateral relationship in an environment that is free of political hullabaloo.
A Chinese army soldier was apprehended in the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh on Monday after he had strayed across the Line of Actual Control. The PLA soldier, identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long, is currently in custody of Indian Army and will be returned to Chinese officials at the Chushul–Moldo meeting point after the completion of formalities.
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully testfired from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai
India successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai. Hitting a target in the Arabian Sea, the missile successfully engaged it with pinpoint accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres. BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges.
Amid the ongoing tensions with China in eastern Ladakh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that India’s defence forces are always prepared for the war and assured that government is committed to protecting country’s sovereignty and border.
Every nation is always ready (for war). That’s the purpose of maintaining armies – to respond to any form of aggression. I am not saying this in reference to any particular comments, but India’s defence forces are always ready. We are vigilant for every inch of our land, no one can take it away…Our defence forces and leadership are capable of defending the country’s sovereignty and border.
To underline the enormity of that, it was the first military casualty we had after 1975. So what it has done is, it has obviously had a very deep public impact, very major political impact and it has left the relationship profoundly disturbed.
China described India’s development of border infrastructure, coupled with enhanced military deployment as the “root cause” of the current tensions along the LAC
A day after the inauguration of 44 bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation to facilitate smooth movement of Indian armed forces, particularly along its northern borders, China on Tuesday described India’s development of border infrastructure, coupled with enhanced military deployment, as the “root cause” of the current tensions along the LAC.
China and Pakistan have been creating border disputes under a mission – Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
You are well aware of the conditions created along our northern and eastern borders. First it was Pakistan, and now also by China, as if a border dispute is being created under a mission. We have a border of about 7,000 km with these countries where the tension continues.
Defence Minister Rajanth Singh dedicated to the nation 44 bridges built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
Defence Minister Rajanth Singh dedicated to the nation 44 bridges built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across seven States and Uts and congratulated the Director General and other ranks of the BRO for its achievements saying that the inauguration of 44 bridges in one go was itself a record.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to dedicate 44 Bridges made by Border Roads Organisation across seven States and Union Territories to the nation
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will dedicate 44 Bridges made by Border Roads Organisation across seven States and Union Territories to the nation through video conferencing today. These bridges are built in border areas of Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the bridges are in strategically important areas and they will help the armed forces in ensuring quick movement of troops and weapons.
On 88th Indian Air Force day, two IAF personnel created a new record of the highest skydive landing from a C-130J aircraft at a high altitude location at Leh’s Khardungla Pass under challenging circumstances. Wing Commander Gajanad Yadava and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari on Friday carried out the exercise to celebrate the 88th IAF Day. Khardungla pass is situated at an altitude of 17,982 feet.
India today successfully testfired the ‘Rudram’ Anti-Radiation Missile from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft off the east coast. The Missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It has been designed for suppression of enemy air defenses.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria did not rule out procurement of more Rafale jets, and said the induction of the French-made multi-role aircraft has given the Indian Air Force an operational edge to strike “deep and hard”. Asked whether the IAF was keen on having at least two more squadrons of Rafale jets, Bhadauria said it is a complex subject and that “various options” are being deliberated upon based on the future requirement of the force.
Visit of Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla & Army Chief MM Naravane to Myanmar, inked project agreement for up-gradation of Agricultural Mechanization Sub-Station in Rakhine
India and Myanmar have inked a project agreement for the up-gradation of Agricultural Mechanization Sub-Station in Rakhine State under the MoU on Rakhine State Development Programme (RSDP). The deal was made during the recent visit of Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane to Myanmar. The objective of the agreement is to address the challenges faced in agricultural productivity by using farm machinery and equipment more effectively, eventually raising the socio-economic status of people in Rakhine state.
We have made deployment in all relevant areas; Ladakh is a small part – Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
Indian Air Force is very “well positioned” to deal with any threat and very strong deployments have been made in all relevant areas considering the security scenario, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Monday, referring to the border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh. “Be rest assured that we have deployed strongly to deal with any contingency. We have made deployment in all relevant areas; Ladakh is a small part.” Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said.
Integration of Rafales brings in a platform which is way ahead and would give us an edge and capability to strike first and deep – Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
The integration of Rafale fighter jets gives the country an edge and the capability to strike first and deep, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Monday three days ahead of the Air Force Day parade. “Integration of Rafales brings in a platform which is way ahead and would give us an edge and capability to strike first and deep,” Bhadauria, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, was quoted as saying.
Indian Army chief General MM Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla will travel to Myanmar
Indian Army chief General MM Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla are scheduled to visit Myanmar on a two-day visit starting from Sunday. They are expected to meet top military and political brass of Myanmar. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that the upcoming visit of Indian officials to Myanmar will provide an opportunity to take stock of the existing bilateral ties and strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual interest of the two nations.
The logistics support to an US military aircraft marks a first though India and the US have been providing their naval vessels with refuelling support since the two signed a pact in 2016. The agreement provides India access to US bases from Djibouti in Africa to Guam in the Pacific.
An Indian Navy Captain Madhusudan Reddy died on Friday morning due to a paragliding accident. The deceased who hailed from Andhra Pradesh was killed after the powerglider plunged into the Arabian Sea in Karnataka’s Karwar. The Captain (55) and his family members had come to Karwar on Friday morning from Bengaluru and were at the beach in the evening.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a startup challenge to achieve self-reliance in the military sector under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday launched a startup challenge to achieve self-reliance in the military sector under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign. Singh launched the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 4) featuring initiatives aimed at expanding the horizons of the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) ecosystem.
Present security scenario along our northern frontiers is at an uneasy no war no peace status – Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
“The present security scenario along our northern frontiers is at an uneasy no war no peace status. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality as you are aware,” the Chief of Air Staff said. In an address at a conference, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said the Indian Air Force has responded to the situation with rapidity and is fully resolved to counter any “misadventure” in the region.