Rafale Deal Controversy: A political fight to demoralise our forces

Congress launched fresh salvo on the government over the Rafale deal during the winter session of the parliament. Congress slammed the deal, terming it a scam of Rs 50,000 crore. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejected opposition’s demand to disclose the breakdown price of the Rafale deal. Opposition refused to accept the reason given by theContinue reading “Rafale Deal Controversy: A political fight to demoralise our forces”

Defence Budget 2018 is another farce, 1.58% allocated for defence

  In the union budget for the financial year 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs 2,95,511.41 crore for defence.  The defence budget is hiked by 7.81 % by the previous year’s budget.  Out of the total outlay for defence only Rs 99,563.41 is allocated for capital expenditure which includes modernisation expenditure for the forces,Continue reading “Defence Budget 2018 is another farce, 1.58% allocated for defence”

Expectations from Defence Budget 2018-19 and needs of our Defence Forces

The defence budget for the year 2017- 18 was Rs 2.74 lakh crore, which amounts to 1.56 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to defence experts this is the lowest ever budget allocated to defence forces in terms of percentage. Defence expert Air Marshal (Retd.) Kapil Kak said, “This financial year’s budget wasContinue reading “Expectations from Defence Budget 2018-19 and needs of our Defence Forces”

Arjun Mark 2 – The Beast with upgraded technology, 3rd Generation Tank

Arjun Mark 2 is an upgraded version of Arjun Mark 1 India’s indigenous built 3rd generation main battle tank. it is built in coordination with Israeli Defence companies. On the recommendation of the Indian Army 93 changes were made in the Arjun Mark 1 out of which 13 were major improvements. Trials of Arjun MarkContinue reading “Arjun Mark 2 – The Beast with upgraded technology, 3rd Generation Tank”

Surgical Strike – II by the INDIAN ARMY

Picture Courtesy: Livemint.in As per intelligence reports, The Indian Army on monday took revenge of the killing of Major Prafull Mohalkar, Sepoy Pargat Singh, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, and Lance Naik Kuldeep Singh during the ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops across the Line of Control (LOC) on 23rd December. Pakistani troops violated ceasefire onContinue reading “Surgical Strike – II by the INDIAN ARMY”

New Era for Indian Defence Forces – IAF gets two more women fighter pilots

Picture Courtesy: Defencelover.in On 16th December, the Indian Air Force got two more women fighter pilots. 105 Flight Cadets commissioned as Flying Officers during the combined graduation parade of pilots and ground duty officers held at Air Force academy in Dundigal in Telangana. Flying Officer Pratibha and Shivangi Singh were amongst the 15 women whoContinue reading “New Era for Indian Defence Forces – IAF gets two more women fighter pilots”

Meet The Param Vir Chakra awardees of 1971 war

  Exactly 46 years back on the same day The Indian Army made 93,000 Pakistani Army soldiers surrender. The war went on for two weeks i.e. from 3rd December 1971 to the fall of Dacca on 16th December 1971. Pakistan Army commander Lt. Gen. Niazi signed the documents of surrender in public in Dacca onContinue reading “Meet The Param Vir Chakra awardees of 1971 war”

INS Kalvari commissioned into the Indian Navy

Picture Courtesy: Reddit.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned indigenously built scorpene class submarine INS Kalvari into Indian Navy in Mumbai today. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding of the Western Naval Command, were also present at the event.   10 PoinTs to knowContinue reading “INS Kalvari commissioned into the Indian Navy”

Story of grit and determination – Lt. Barnana Yadagiri

  Picture Courtesy: Sumit Sharma   Some people are disheartened by difficulties, while some face them boldly and achieve their goals. When one is determined, no obstacle can stop them from achieving their dreams. I happened to come across one such determined soul when I went to IMA for covering the Passing out Parade ofContinue reading “Story of grit and determination – Lt. Barnana Yadagiri”

IMA POP – Autumn 2017

IMA is the institute where boys are groomed into men. Picture Courtesy: Sumit Sharma 487 GCs of 141 Regular Course, 124 Technical Graduate Course and 25 UES Course, including 78 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from Seven friendly foreign countries passed out from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun on 09 Dec 2017. Gen Abu Belal Muhammad ShafiulContinue reading “IMA POP – Autumn 2017”