The Defence Acquisition Council on Thursday approved the procurement of 5,000 French-made Milan 2T missiles. The meeting was headed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Three services chief were also present in the meeting.
The Indian government on Wednesday signed a contract with Goa Shipyard Ltd, Goa to-date for the construction of two naval frigates. The contract was part of an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between the Government of Republic of India and Government of Russian Federation which was concluded on 15 October 2016, for construction of additional Project 1135.6 Follow-on ships in India, at M/s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).
As India has demanded new tests for Israeli made anti-tank missile ‘Spike’, the Indian Army is considering to procure second-generation missiles, Milan 2T. Moreover, the army has been forced to request for these French missiles, as Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Nag missile are still under trials.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat have been conferred conferred the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), the highest military medal awarded. The award is given in recognition of peace-time services but not related to gallantry.
Colonel Ranveer Jamwal scaled Mount Vinson in Antarctica. Despite adverse wind and climatic conditions the officer scaled the peak on January 4, 2019 at 5 pm local time, hence becoming the first army officer to scale the highest peak each in all the seven continents.
On the occasion of the Army Day 2019, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat extended his wishes to all ranks of the Indian Army. Addressing the nation of the eve of the Army Day, Gen Rawat said that the last year was full of challenges, but the army gave befitting reply to perpetrators. … Continue reading Army Day 2019: General Bipin Rawat Addresses Nation of The Eve of 71 Raising Day of Indian Army, Says ‘Armed Forces Are Capable Repulsing Foreign Aggression’
Army Day in India is celebrated every year on January 15 in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He took charge from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. In 1942, K M … Continue reading Army Day 2019: Know The Importance of The Day In Indian Army’s History