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MiG-29K fighter jet makes maiden night landing on INS Vikrant

The aircraft carrier is currently sailing in the Arabian Sea. It was commissioned into the navy last September.

Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet lands on indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant for the first time, on Wednesday night. (PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2023 04:04 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

After arrest of official, DRDO directs scientists to ensure cyber discipline

“Such advisories are issued from time to time to sensitise people from falling into traps,” said an agency official.

Pradeep Kurulkar (File photo/ANI)
Updated on May 22, 2023 04:26 AM IST

IAF grounds MiG-21 fleet for safety checks after Rajasthan crash

Three women were killed after a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet crashed into a house in Hanumangarh on May 8.

“The MiG-21 Bisons are currently not flying as the fleet is undergoing comprehensive safety checks after the May 8 crash,” said an official. (Representational image)
Updated on May 21, 2023 04:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Defence production beats 1 lakh crore mark on back of crucial reforms

India on Friday announced that the value of defence production in the country crossed ₹1 lakh crore for the first time.

Defence production beats <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh crore mark on back of crucial reforms.(Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 20, 2023 01:55 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Navy accords hero’s welcome to its champion sailor Abhilash Tomy

The 44-year-old completed the gruelling 30,000-mile race, the longest sporting event in the world, on April 29.

Abhilash Tomy (HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2023 04:17 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

Navy’s newest MH-60R chopper carries out maiden landing on warship

Indian Navy’s newest helicopter, the MH-60R, also known as the Romeo, landed and took off from INS Kolkata, an indigenously designed and constructed destroyer.

The MH60R helicopter undertook maiden landings on the indigenously designed and constructed destroyer INS Kolkata (Twitter/indiannavy)
Updated on May 20, 2023 04:12 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

Golden Globe Race: Champion sailor Tomy accorded hero’s welcome by Indian Navy

The 44-year-old completed the gruelling 30,000-mile race, the longest sporting event in the world, on April 29 after sailing for 236 days in his boat named Bayanat. Tomy returned to India on Thursday

Tomy with Air Vice Marshal MS Sridhar, the military doctor who fixed his back after he suffered a serious spinal injury. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:58 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Navy deploys aircraft to scan ocean for survivors after Chinese vessel sinks

The aircraft dropped search and rescue kits in the area at the request of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy

P-8I long-range maritime surveillance aircraft. (Sourced)
Updated on May 19, 2023 11:35 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

Leh flights cancelled as IAF aircraft blocks runway after glitches

The Leh airport was shut for operations on Tuesday after the runway was blocked by an IAF C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lifter facing technical glitches.

Leh flights cancelled as IAF aircraft blocks runway after glitches
Updated on May 17, 2023 03:54 AM IST

IAF’s C-17 Globemaster stuck on Leh runway, leads to flight cancellations

Air India diverted one of its two flights to Leh to Srinagar and cancelled the second flight after the IAF’s C-17 Globemaster blocked the Leh airport runway.

Officials said IAF heavy-lifter C-17 Globemaster had blocked the runway and was facing technical issues (Representative image) (Twitter/ANI File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2023 03:55 PM IST

Imports of 1,000 more defence items to be phased out

The new list consists of 928 items, with an import substitution value of ₹715 crore, the ministry said in a statement.

The latest list seeks to promote domestic production of several parts of Sukhoi-30 and Jaguar fighter jets, Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) planes, magazine firefighting systems on board warships, and gas turbine generators.(Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 15, 2023 12:01 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

India imposes phased import ban on 928 defence items in latest self-reliance push

This is the fourth positive indigenisation list of strategically important components placed under an import ban over the last two years

The list covers items used in fighter planes, trainer aircraft, warships and different types of ammunition. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 14, 2023 05:47 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

The importance of Pokhran II, 25 years on

On May 11, 1998, five atomic tests propelled India into a group of nations with nuclear capabilities achieving self-reliance in developing nuclear weapons

Speaking soon after the nuclear tests in 1998, Vajpayee had pointed out that the word “peaceful”, often used to characterise India’s first nuclear test in 1974 (Pokhran-I), had not figured in official statements issued after the five tests.(HT Archive)
Published on May 11, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Army officers in Brigadier rank and above to don common uniform from August 1

The army has decided to adopt a common uniform for officers in brigadier rank and above to bolster a common identity, approach in service matters among seniors.

From headgear to shoulder rank badges and gorget patches (collar tabs) to belts and shoes, the uniform of the senior officers will now be standardised and common. (ADGPI - INDIAN ARMY Twitter)
Updated on May 10, 2023 09:01 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

India’s Dhruv chopper needs critical safety upgrade: Panel

A government regulatory body has called for a design review of a "safety-critical system" on the Dhruv advanced light helicopter

An Indian Army Dhruv ALH
Updated on May 10, 2023 12:32 PM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Ahead of induction, IAF’s 1st C295 completes maiden flight in Spain

As part of the contract, 16 C295 aircraft will be delivered by Airbus in flyaway condition from Spain, and the remaining 40 will be manufactured in India.

The maiden flight took place at Seville on May 5 and lasted three hours. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2023 12:12 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Chinese vessels shadow Indian ships in Asean drill, say officials

The presence of the Chinese vessels was first reported on social media by Ray Powell, a former US Air Force officer

The opening ceremony of the Asean-India maritime exercise was held at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on May 2. (Courtesy: Indian Navy)
Updated on May 09, 2023 12:00 AM IST

IAF’s first C295 completes maiden flight in Spain, induction begins in Sept

Airbus Defence and Space said the maiden flight took place at Seville on May 5 and lasted three hours. IAF crews are at Airbus’s Seville facility for training

India's defence ministry signed a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>21,935-crore contract with Airbus Defence and Space for 56 C295 planes in September 2021(Photo courtesy: Airbus)
Updated on May 08, 2023 04:11 PM IST

Territorial Army’s women officers get LoC duty nod

In another first for TA women reservists, they will now be eligible to be posted as staff officers at TA group headquarters in New Delhi.

Employed graduates aged between 18 and 42 years are eligible to join the Territorial Army. (HT photo)
Updated on May 08, 2023 03:54 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Centre pushes for all-women contingents at Republic Day parade

To be sure, women officers have been taking part in the parade and leading marching contingents over the last few years

In a letter, the Centre has called for increased representation of women at the parade. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2023 04:39 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Army grounds Dhruv ALH fleet again following Kishtwar crash

An Indian Army Dhruv advanced light helicopter crash landed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Thursday

An Indian Army ALH in eastern sector (HT Photo/Rahul Singh)
Updated on May 06, 2023 02:14 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Army harnesses tech for battlefield supremacy

The projects being pursued are aimed at transforming the army into “a future-ready” force, people aware of the matter said

Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan with Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande.(PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2023 03:38 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

5 soldiers killed in Rajouri; manhunt for terrorists on

The soldiers were part of army squads trying to hunt down the terrorists responsible for the April 20 ambush.

Security personnel at the site of the encounter in Rajouri district on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2023 01:52 AM IST

Heavy-lifter C-17 carries out remarkable rescue from Sudan: IAF

India has thus far evacuated 3,862 people from Sudan under Operation Kaveri, including 47 passengers who arrived on Friday in a C-130J aircraft

The mission comes on the back of a rescue mission carried out by a C-130J special operations aircraft in April-end (Photo:IAF)
Updated on May 05, 2023 07:22 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone of key coast guard facility in Maldives

India and the Maldives signed a pact for the development of the coast guard facility in 2021 when New Delhi also extended a $50 million line of credit.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh and defence minister of Maldives Mariya Didi during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Maldives National Defence Force Coast Guard ‘Ekatha Harbour’, in Male, on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on May 04, 2023 03:48 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone of key coast guard facility in Maldives

India and the Maldives signed a pact for the development of the coast guard facility in 2021 when New Delhi also extended a $50 million line of credit to the Maldives for defence projects

The ministers agreed to explore additional avenues for cooperation, including defence trade & joint exercises. (Rajnath Singh | Twitter)
Updated on May 03, 2023 07:27 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

India, ASEAN navies set for joint drills in South China Sea

India has consistently called for a free, open and inclusive order in the Indo-Pacific, pivoting on respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations

Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar at the opening ceremony of the inaugural ASEAN-India Maritime Exercise (AIME-23). (HT picture)
Updated on May 02, 2023 08:04 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Several cantonments to be shrunk into smaller ‘military stations’

The Indian Army is set to merge civil areas at cantonments with municipal corporations and municipalities and designate them as military stations, shedding the colonial tag. The first cantonment to be renamed a military station is Yol in Himachal Pradesh, with Secunderabad and Nasirabad among the cantonments set to shrink. Not all cantonments will become military stations as some army and civilian pockets are intertwined. The move will benefit civilians who were not getting access to state government welfare schemes and enable the army to focus more on developing military stations.

The development comes at a time when the army is reviewing British-era practices (AFP)
Updated on May 02, 2023 12:04 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

India-China LAC row enters fourth year, impasse persists

The border row in eastern Ladakh erupted into the open with a skirmish between troops of the two nations at Pangong Lake in early May 2020.

A brutal clash at Galwan Valley, which resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and at least four Chinese troopers, took bilateral ties to their lowest point in six decades. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 02, 2023 07:48 AM IST

Tomy achieves 2nd place in Golden Globe Race, says he's a much better sailor now

Abhilash Tomy is the first Asian skipper to finish on the podium in any round the world race, and in any format.

Champion sailor Commander Abhilash Tomy (retd).
Published on Apr 30, 2023 07:56 AM IST
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