India is advancing forward by crushing the gender discrimination in the armed forces. Last year in June during the passing out parade of Indian Military Academy (IMA) Chief of Army staff General Bipin Rawat hinted towards the induction of women in combat role in the Indian Army. (Picture Courtesy: http://www.telegraphindia.com) Priya Jhingan is the first … Continue reading Changing role of Women Officers in Indian Defence Forces
The much awaited naval exercise ‘Milan – 2018’ hosted by the Indian Navy begins in Port Blair on Tuesday. In this week long naval exercise 38 contingents from 16 navies will display their skills. The theme of ‘Milan- 2018’ is ‘In Pursuit of Maritime Good Order - Need for Comprehensive Information Sharing Apparatus’, so the … Continue reading Naval Exercise ‘MILAN – 2018’ Begins
For the first time ever India will project its Defence Manufacturing capabilities to the world in DefExpo 2018 which is to be held in Chennai from April 11 to 14. The tagline of the DefExpo2018 is ‘India : The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’. India will exhibit weapons and military hardware along with showcasing its … Continue reading DEFEXPO 2018 – Government’s initiative to promote Defence Manufacturing Capabilities.
India is going to host navies from at least 16 countries across the world for eight-day mega naval exercise, ‘Milan’ starting from March 6 to March 13. Biennial exercise Milan is going to be hosted by the Indian Navy at Port Blair. The main aim of this exercise is to expand regional cooperation. India has … Continue reading ‘Milan – 2018’ – Indian Navy’s strategic move to counter China
Current strength of our Air force is 34 squadrons against the authorised strength of 42 squadrons. Initially Indian government signed to buy 126 Rafale Fighter jets from French Company Dassault Aviation.Out of 126, 18 jets were to be purchased in ‘ready to fly’ condition and rest 108 were to be manufactured in India, but after … Continue reading F-16 Block 70 or Gripen E for Indian Air Force
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 the … Continue reading Rafale Deal Controversy: A political fight to demoralise our forces
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
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 was … Continue reading Expectations from Defence Budget 2018-19 and needs of our Defence Forces