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Kunwar Vikram Singh led CAPSI has been successfully representing the private security industry in India

It is CAPSI that persistently persuaded the government for the enactment of the Private Security Agency Regulations Act of 2005.
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Col Prithipal Singh, World War 2 veteran and only officer to serve in army, navy, air force, turns 100

Retired Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill was born in pre-Independent India’s Patiala in 1920. The defence veteran has served in World War II, the Indo-Pak War of 1965, and as a sector commander with Assam Rifles in Manipur.
Retired Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill who is the only person to have served in all three wings of Indian defence forces turned 100 on Friday(Twitter)
Retired Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill who is the only person to have served in all three wings of Indian defence forces turned 100 on Friday(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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11 days on, body found near MiG-29 crash site; DNA report awaited

The result of the DNA test alone can confirm the identity as the body was beyond recognition when it was found, people aware of the matter said on condition of anonymity on Monday.
Commander Nishant Singh.(Twitter/@abhirajbhal)
Commander Nishant Singh.(Twitter/@abhirajbhal)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 07:42 AM IST
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‘Ready to tackle Covid-19, China’: Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh

On surveillance activities, the navy chief said the two predator drones taken on lease are aiding the navy to fill the capability gap.
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh talked about bolstering the strength of the force amidst the Ladakh-China row that started due to the aggression from the PLA.(ANI)
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh talked about bolstering the strength of the force amidst the Ladakh-China row that started due to the aggression from the PLA.(ANI)
Published on Dec 03, 2020 02:01 PM IST
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India-China faceoff: Indian Navy’s MARCOS deployed near Ladakh’s Pangong lake

Indian Army’s Special Forces including the Para Special Forces and Cabinet Secretariat’s Special Frontier Force have been operating in Eastern Ladakh for carrying out special operations for a long time.
The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS in Eastern Ladakh where Indian Air Force’s Garud operatives and Indian Army’s Para Special Forces, which have been there since day one of the conflicts, is to enhance the integration of the three services.(HT Archive)
The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS in Eastern Ladakh where Indian Air Force’s Garud operatives and Indian Army’s Para Special Forces, which have been there since day one of the conflicts, is to enhance the integration of the three services.(HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 06:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Pilot missing after MiG jet crashes into Arabian Sea

The MiG-29K is riddled with problems relating to airframe, RD MK-33 engine and its fly-by-wire system, Comptroller and Auditor General said in the July 2016 report.
Thursday’s crash is the fourth accident involving the MiG-29K maritime fighter fleet.
Thursday’s crash is the fourth accident involving the MiG-29K maritime fighter fleet.
Published on Nov 28, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Navy’s MiG-29K trainer jet crashes into Arabian Sea; 1 pilot rescued, search on for the other

Indian Navy has also ordered an inquiry into the incident. This is the fourth crash in recent times involving MiG-29K aircraft
An MiG-29 K fighter plane.(File photo)
An MiG-29 K fighter plane.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 10:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByManish K Pathak

Resilience: Nasa, SpaceX send four astronauts to International Space Station aboard Falcon 9

The spacecraft will take an Air Force colonel Mike Hopkins, physicist Shannon Walker, navy commander and rookie astronaut Victor Glover, who is going to be the first Black astronaut to spend a full five to six months aboard the space station along with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
Astronauts (L-R) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi aboard Falcon 9 spacecraft.(@NASA/Twitter)
Astronauts (L-R) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi aboard Falcon 9 spacecraft.(@NASA/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 06:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Proposal to raise retirement age, slash pensions in armed forces

The proposed cuts in pensions range from 25% to 50% of the entitled pension depending on an officer’s length of service at the time of leaving the job.
The increased retirement age of officers will allow colonels, brigadiers and major generals to serve longer, with jawans and junior commissioned officers from some non-combat branches also getting service extension that will see them retire at the age of 57 instead of around 40 to 52. (PTI photo)
The increased retirement age of officers will allow colonels, brigadiers and major generals to serve longer, with jawans and junior commissioned officers from some non-combat branches also getting service extension that will see them retire at the age of 57 instead of around 40 to 52. (PTI photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:09 AM IST
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Quad set to kick off Malabar drills in Bay of Bengal, China to keep watch

The opening phase of the multi-nation naval drills will be staged off Visakhapatnam from November 3 to 6.
Seen here are USS John McCain and Australian Navy’s HMASBallarat. (Photo@USPacificFleet)
Seen here are USS John McCain and Australian Navy’s HMASBallarat. (Photo@USPacificFleet)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Gen Rawat asks tri-services to curb peace-time activities in deference to deployed troops in Ladakh

Marine commandos have been asked to be deployed with Army’s special forces in Ladakh and Navy asked to focus on Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat has asked the three services to curb all peace-time activities.(Twitter/@proudhampur)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat has asked the three services to curb all peace-time activities.(Twitter/@proudhampur)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 09:48 AM IST
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Navy tests anti-ship missile from corvette

INS Prabal is deployed in the Arabian Sea along with a raft of warships, including aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and other assets of the navy.
The navy did not reveal when the missile firing took place but officials said the images were from earlier this week.(Video grab)
The navy did not reveal when the missile firing took place but officials said the images were from earlier this week.(Video grab)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 04:04 AM IST
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BrahMos missile test-fired from destroyer INS Chennai in Arabian Sea

The DRDO said the missile which was fired from INS Chennai in the Arabian Sea hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres.
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia(ANI FILE PHOTO)
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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5% quota for ex-personnel of armed forces in UP Group C jobs

The reservation will be given horizontally under each category, a state government press statement stated.
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 11:32 PM IST
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Navy cancels Reliance Naval’s Rs 2,500-cr naval offshore patrol vessels contract

IDBI, the lead banker of the consortium of lenders of RNEL, had taken the company to the NCLT Ahmedabad due to the default in loan repayment.
Indian Coast Guard's Cadets Training ship named
Indian Coast Guard's Cadets Training ship named "Varuna" is seen docked during its launch at Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd. (RNEL) at Pipavav.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

A new horse from the stable of Navy veteran - Electric scooter Hyena M1 from Aslov Auto

Hyena M1 can be booked from the company’s official website by paying a booking amount of only 4,999.
Redefining mobility - Hyena M1(Aslov Automotives Pvt. Ltd)
Redefining mobility - Hyena M1(Aslov Automotives Pvt. Ltd)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 02:34 PM IST
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Ready to sell Navy’s former aircraft carrier INS Viraat for Rs 100 crore: Mumbai firm

INS Viraat, the world’s longest serving warship that was decommissioned by the Indian Navy three years ago, arrived at Alang in Gujarat from Mumbai last week for dismantling.
Indian Navy's decommissioned warship aircraft carrier INS Viraat being towed away by boats while ship's final journey to the Alang Ship breaking yard in Gujarat, from the naval dockyard in Mumbai on September 19, 2020.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Indian Navy's decommissioned warship aircraft carrier INS Viraat being towed away by boats while ship's final journey to the Alang Ship breaking yard in Gujarat, from the naval dockyard in Mumbai on September 19, 2020.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 02, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Retired Navy man shot dead inside Dwarka apartment after altercation

The alleged accused, Pradeep Khokar, is absconding, said Santosh Kumar Meena, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) (Dwarka), Delhi Police.
The victim, Balraj Deshwal, was shot in his face from a “very close range” and died on the spot.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
The victim, Balraj Deshwal, was shot in his face from a “very close range” and died on the spot.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Published on Sep 22, 2020 03:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Women leading from front in armed forces

The entry of women has so far been restricted to fixed-wing aircraft operating from inland bases, he said. In a short-lived experiment, women from the navy’s logistics branch were deployed on warships in the mid-1990s.
Sub Lt. Riti Singh and Sub Lt. Kumudini Tyagi, the first women airborne tacticians who will operate from deck of warships, after they passed out of Indian Navy’s Observer Course, at Southern Naval Command, Kochi(PTI Photo)
Sub Lt. Riti Singh and Sub Lt. Kumudini Tyagi, the first women airborne tacticians who will operate from deck of warships, after they passed out of Indian Navy’s Observer Course, at Southern Naval Command, Kochi(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 01:58 AM IST
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‘Was sharing CM’s cartoon national work?’: Sena on attack on ex-navy man

The Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, also slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party and asked if the ruling party at the Centre will stage protests against the incident where ex-servicemen were beaten up in BJP-ruled states and by BJP representatives.
Madan Sharma had allegedly shared a cartoon mocking chief minister Thackeray and subsequently Sena shakha pramukh and five others assaulted him in Kandivali, a northern suburb in Mumbai. (HT Photo)
Madan Sharma had allegedly shared a cartoon mocking chief minister Thackeray and subsequently Sena shakha pramukh and five others assaulted him in Kandivali, a northern suburb in Mumbai. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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Top navy officials set for 3-day conference amid border row with China

The navy has stepped up surveillance and activities in the IOR, which, it believes, China will inevitably try to enter in its quest to become a global power.
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh will chair the commanders’ conference.(HT Photo)
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh will chair the commanders’ conference.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 04:43 AM IST
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Uri and Mission Mangal made me a household name: Kirti Kulhari

Kirti Kulhari was part of two of the highest grossing movies last year - Uri: The Surgical Strike and Mission Mangal. And not only have the films been rewarding but also wonderful experiences
Kirti’s father and sister who are in the Armed forces loved Uri, she says.
Kirti’s father and sister who are in the Armed forces loved Uri, she says.
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:05 PM IST
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PM Modi stresses on women issues

Discussing the role of women in the forces, the prime minister said India is among the countries of the world where women are involved in combat roles in the Navy and the Air Force.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI15-08-2020_000059B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI15-08-2020_000059B)(PTI)
Published on Aug 16, 2020 02:18 AM IST
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PM Modi to address nation from Red Fort on 74th Independence Day

According to a Defence ministry statement, the prime minister will also receive the Guard of Honour contingent, consisting of one officer and 24 men each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police. Major Shweta Pandey will assist the prime minister in unfurling the National Flag.
On his arrival at 7.18 AM in front of the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort, the prime minister will be received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.(ANI)
On his arrival at 7.18 AM in front of the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort, the prime minister will be received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Weapon systems bought from US an integral part of arsenal

The new weapon systems bought from the United States are being used to support the military’s forward deployments in eastern Ladakh, said an official familiar with the developments.
From the Indian Air Force’s C-17 heavy-lifters, Apache attack helicopters and C-130J special operations aircraft, to the India’s Navy’s P-8I surveillance aircraft and the Indian Army’s M-777 ultra-light howitzers -- these weapons and systems are playing a crucial role in strengthening the Indian military’s deployments.(PTI)
From the Indian Air Force’s C-17 heavy-lifters, Apache attack helicopters and C-130J special operations aircraft, to the India’s Navy’s P-8I surveillance aircraft and the Indian Army’s M-777 ultra-light howitzers -- these weapons and systems are playing a crucial role in strengthening the Indian military’s deployments.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 12:57 AM IST
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Indian Navy inducts indigenously developed anti-torpedo decoy system Maareech

‘Maareech’ has been designed and developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and it is capable of detecting, locating and neutralizing incoming torpedo.
Bharat Electronics Limited, a defence PSU, would undertake the production of this decoy system, the Navy stated.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Bharat Electronics Limited, a defence PSU, would undertake the production of this decoy system, the Navy stated.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Operation Samudra Setu: Navy ships to bring back Indian nationals from Iran

Operation Samudra Setu is part of the Centre’s initiative to repatriate Indians stranded in foreign countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Indian nationals deboard INS Jalashwa after arriving at Tuticorin harbour from Maldives under Operation Samudra Setu on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Indian nationals deboard INS Jalashwa after arriving at Tuticorin harbour from Maldives under Operation Samudra Setu on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Operation Dolphin Nose: NIA arrests 53-year-old bizman for leaking vital Navy information

Earlier, apart Qaiser, NIA had arrested key conspirator Mohammed Haroon Haji Abdul Rehman Lakdawala from south Mumbai on May 15.
The first arrests were made on December 20 when the agencies arrested seven Indian Navy personnel from Visakhapatnam, Mumbai and Karwar bases along with one hawala operator.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The first arrests were made on December 20 when the agencies arrested seven Indian Navy personnel from Visakhapatnam, Mumbai and Karwar bases along with one hawala operator.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 02:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByManish K Pathak, Mumbai

18 AFPI cadets pass out of NDA

Many cadets who trained at the institute held senior appointments in the passing out course, including academy cadet Adjutant Loveneet Singh, battalion cadet Captain Rajdeep Singh and squadron cadet Captain Arunav Laroiya.
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Published on May 31, 2020 12:25 AM IST
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‘Routine sortie’: Navy on low-flying chopper over flamingo habitat in Mumbai

Over 1.5 lakh flamingos have flocked to wetlands in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region this year, the Bombay Natural History Society said.
The chopper was seen flying above the flamingo habitat in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Sourced: Sandip Bangia)
The chopper was seen flying above the flamingo habitat in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Sourced: Sandip Bangia)
Updated on May 21, 2020 08:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
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