President Presents Medal of Honor to Fallen Air Force Hero’s Widow

On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Valerie Nessel, the widow of fallen Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Trump during a ceremony at the White House. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE President Presents…

AS INDIA’S RAFALE CONTROVERSY RAGES, REFORMS ON DEFENCE ACQUISITIONS NEEDED

On July 20, when the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance faced its first vote of no confidence, the president of the Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi, hit out against the government on a host of issues ranging from job creation to foreign policy. However, one…

INDIAN NAVY SUBMARINE MODERNISATION PROGRESS

On March 29, 2018 a chapter of Indian Navy’s flying prowess as part of its aviation arm, took a farewell bow as eight Tu-142MR (Tuploev) planes of the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312 were decommissioned after proudly serving the Indian Navy for 29 long…

L&T, Reliance officials first called for bid opening, then sent back

On the eve of the monsoon session, the defence ministry has decided to play it safe, postponing a decision on a warship deal that would have given the winner a Rs 20,000-crore contract under the Make in India initiative. The commercial bidding process for four…

ISRO Successful Qualification of High Thrust Vikas Engine

On July 15, 2018, a high thrust version of the Vikas Engine was successfully qualified through a ground test for a duration of 195 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamilnadu. Vikas Engine is the workhorse liquid rocket engine powering the second stage of…

U.S TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS IF INDIA BUYS S-400 MISSILES FROM RUSSIA

On June 27, the US announced the postponement of the July 6th 2+2 dialogue where Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were to meet their respective US counterparts Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis. The 2+2 was the first such summit between the…

Future of the India Russia relationship post Sochi summit

on May 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin for an informal summit in Sochi, where the two leaders upgraded this traditionally close relationship to a “special privileged strategic partnership.” Despite this announcement, developments in West Asia, Afghanistan, and bilateral defence ties…

U.S. Forces Korea Opens New Headquarters

On what would have been the 95th birthday of Army Gen. John William Vessey Jr, Combined Forces Command’s first commander, U.S. Forces Korea and United Nations Command opened a new headquarters building named in his honor at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…

SUKHOI SU 30MKI COMPLETES 21 YEARS OF OPERATION WITH THE INDIAN AIR FORCE

On 1 July 1997, the test pilot, Vladimir Averyanov, made his first flight on an experienced SU-30MKI aircraft. The flight lasted 50 minutes, United Aircraft Corporation posted on its Twitter account Sunday. Su-30MKI is the first in the world fighter equipped with the phased-array radar,…

Australian, U.S. Forces Team Up for Exercise Hamel

On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s Battle of Hamel, when U.S. and Australian forces first fought side by side against German forces in Le Hamel, France, the longtime partners once again joined forces, this time for Exercise Hamel. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Australian, U.S. Forces…