India on Wednesday successfully test-fired BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile. The missile was test fired at around 10:30 am from indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems. Extended range BrahMos blasted off from ITR, Balasore in Odisha.
Monthly Archives: September 2020
IMA Commandant Lt Gen Jaiveer Singh Negi Retires From Indian Army Today
Lieutenant General Jaiveer Singh Negi, Commandant, Indian Military Academy (IMA) will finally bid adieu to the Olive Greens on September 30, 2020. Lt Gen Jaiveer Singh Negi’s illustrious career spanned over nearly 40 years. He had tenated important Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. During a simple and solemn ceremony being held at the War Memorial, IMA, the General Officer will pay homage to the martyrs and will be hanging his uniform today.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Inaugurates Underpasses at Indian Military Academy; Two Tunnels to Link North And South Campuses of IMA
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday laid the Foundation Stone for construction of two underpasses at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. The inauguration was done electronically from New Delhi by Singh and was e-witnessed by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General MM Naravane, and GOC-in-C Army Training Command, Lieutenant General Raj Shukla.
Russian Fighter Jet Crashed in ‘Friendly Fire’; Russia’s Su-35S Shot Down Su-30 During Dogfight Training
A Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft of Russian Air and Space Force (RuAF) was reportedly shot down by country’s own Su-35 S Flanker fighter jet during a routine “dog fight” maneuver on September 22. The Sukhoi Su-30 crashed in Russia’s northwest Trevor region. Both the pilots of Su-30 ejected safely from the aircraft.
Flt Lt Shivangi Singh Becomes First Woman Fighter Pilot to Join Rafale’s ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron
Lieutenant Shivangi SIngh on Tuesday became the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Rafale squadron “Golden Arrows”. Flt Lt Shivangi Singh was commissioned into the IAF in 2017. She was part of the the IAF’s second batch of women fighter pilots. Flt Lt Singh is currently undergoing conversion training, and will become part of Squadron no. 17, which is based in Ambala.
PLA Soldiers Crying on Way to LAC in Ladakh? Video Goes Viral Amid India-China Border Dispute
Recently, a video surfaced on social media showing soldiers of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier crying after they reportedly being sent to India-China border in the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector. In the video, the young Chinese soldiers could be seem sitting inside a bus and some were crying.
In A First, Indian Navy Women Officers Sub-lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub-lieutenant Riti Singh to Operate Helicopters From Warships
In a first, two women officers have been selected to join as “Observers” (Airborne Tacticians) in the helicopter stream of the Indian Navy. Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh are part the first set of women airborne combatants who would be operating from warships. SLt Tyagi and SLt Singh, are a part of a group of 17 officers of the Indian Navy, including four women officers and three officers of the Indian Coast Guard.
INS Viraat, Indian Navy’s Longest Serving Warship, Sails For Last Time From Naval Dockyard in Mumbai to Alang
India’s longest serving warship INS Viraat on Saturday set sail upon its final journey to Gujarat’s Alang. INS Viraat was towed by tug boats from Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The Indian Navy’s longest serving warship will be dismantled at shipbreaking yard in Alang. INS Viraat will reach Alang on Sunday midnight.
Rajnath Singh on India-China Standoff in Ladakh: Defence Minister Says ‘Border Dispute Unresolved, China Unilaterally Alter Status Quo’
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday addressed the Lok Sabha over the India-China border dispute in the Eastern Ladakh. During his address in the Lok Sabha, Singh said that the border issue is unresolved. The Defence Minister further added that no mutually acceptable solution has been reached by both the countries until now. Giving a strong warning to China, Singh said that India would not compromise with its sovereignty.
Fact Check: No Fresh Clashes Reported at LAC Between Indian Army And PLA Troops; PIB Debunks Fake Media Report
Amid border dispute between India and China several fake news are going viral about the situation at the Line of Control (LAC). One such media report claimed that situation worsened at the LAC as the fresh clashes were reported between the Indian and the Chinese armies on Friday night at Pangong Tso area. The PIB Fact check debunked the media repor