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.
The 10th round of talks between top commanders of the Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which took place on20 February to resolve the deadlock in the Ladakh sector, lasted for 16 hours. Disengagement in Depsang. The talks were held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the Budget 2021 in the Lok Sabha. A significant push has been given to the defence sector. Defence allocation in the budget has been increased to Rs 4,78,195.62 crore for the Financial Year 2021-22.
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Thursday successfully completed the final user trial of third generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG. The trial was conducted at 6:45 am rom Pokhran range. According to the DRDO, The missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range.
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.
A Chinese soldiers was held by Indian security forces in Chumar-Demchok area of Ladakh on Monday. According to reports, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier may have inadvertently crossed the Line of Actual (LAC). The Chinese soldier have been identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long. He was strayed across the LAC.
A child is wining hearts on internet with his exception military disciple at a tender age. The video of the child doing “Kadak” salute is going viral on social media. Even the former Indian Army officers could not stop themselves from praising the kid. However, the exact location of the video could not be known, but it is reported to be a remote village in Leh.
Lt Gen PGK Menon will take charge as the new Commander of the Indian Army’s Leh-based 14 Corps, also known as Fireand Fury Corps, from mid October. Meanwhile, incumbent commander of the XIV corps Lt Gen Harinder Singh will be new commandant of the prestigiois Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. Notably, Leh-based XIV Corps is responsible to look after norther border of India with Pakistan and China.
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.
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.