The Indian Air Force (IAF) signed a deal to procure 70,000 AK-103 assault rifles from Russia. The contract signed by the IAF is emergency provisions to replace INSAS rifles. AK-103 rifles are expected to come within the next few months into the service. As per reports, the force has a requirement of 1.5 lakh rifles. The entire contract reportedly is around Rs 300 crore. It was signed last week.
India on Wednesday handed back the detained People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier to China. According to reports, the soldier was questioned by Chinese officials before he was sent back. Notably, the soldier had inadvertently crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) Chumar-Demchok area of Ladakh sector on Monday. He was apprehended by the Indian Army.
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.
Twenty Indian Army soldiers were martyred during violent clashes which erupted along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on the intervening night of June 15 and 16. People’s Liberation Army of China reportedly suffered 43 casualties. However, there is no official confirmation on the fatalities suffered by the Chinese Army. TheContinue reading “India, China Violent Face-Off in Ladakh: 20 Indian Army Soldiers Martyred During Clashes in Galwan Valley, 43 Chinese Troops Reportedly Killed”
Colonel Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of the 16 Bihar Regiment was among the three Indian Army personnel who attained martyrdom in the scuffle with the Chinese Army in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night. According to reports, Col. Santosh Babu Belonged to Suryapet town in Telangana. The Colonel is now survived by his wifeContinue reading “Col B Santosh Babu, CO of 16 Bihar Regiment, Among Three Indian Army Personnel Martyred During Violent Face-Off With Chinese Troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley”
Tensions escalated in Ladakh along Line of Actual (LAC) in Galwan Valley after one Colonel-rank officer and two soldiers of the Indian Army martyred in violent clashes with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China. The violent face-off erupted in the region on Monday night. The martyred soldiers belonged to 16 Bihar Regiment. According to reports,Continue reading “India,China Face-Off in Ladakh: Indian Army Officer, 2 Soldiers Martyred in Violent Clashes in Galwan Valley; 5 PLA Soldiers Also Reportedly Killed”
Spearheading Indian Army’s outreach for increased engagement with the Middle East, in defence cooperation, Indian Military Academy, one of the premier Pre-Commission Training Institutes of the country, shall be imparting training to the soldiers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Defence Ministry on Friday approved the procurement of 10 Kamov Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control helicopters for the Indian Navy. According to reports, the total cost of the deal would be around Rs 3,600 crore. These helicopters would be deployed aircraft carriers and warships.
The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, ‘Varuna’ kicked off in the Arabian Sea off Goa coast on Wednesday. The exercise will be conducted till May 10. Despite fire incident, aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is taking part in the drill along with French carrier Charles De Gaulle.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon induct US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters, as the first batch of our choppers will arrive in July this year.