Military Updates

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    October 10, 2017
    Anniversary celebrations of the IAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    While the 85th anniversary of the IAF was celebrated across the nation, the main event at the national level was the Air Force Day Parade at Air Force Station, Hindon.

SP's MAI Issue No. 19 | October 1-15, 2017 - Military Updates

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    MILITARY / HOMAGE
    Tribute to an Icon
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Late Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, a rare gift of God to the nation, is tragically no more with us; but his memory will live on forever!

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    The challenges facing the new Defence Minister
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Mrs Sitharaman holding independent charge of Ministry of Commerce & Industry did have an overview of the pathetic state of equipping of the military; the chapter on defence on official website of Ministry of Commerce & Industry in 2014...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Red zone over Kashmir Valley
    By Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik (Retd)

    The thought that must prevail in our minds is that Kashmir is an integral part of India and it is our sacred duty to restore the Valley to pristine condition.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    India & US: New Phase in Defence Partnership
    By Ranjit Kumar

    To win Indian hearts and minds, Mattis talked of steadily expanding defence cooperation, underpinned by a strategic convergence based on common objectives and goals in the region

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Indo-Japanese Strategic Partnership boosted
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indo-Japanese relations have always been special. Even during the recent Doklam standoff, it was Japan’s envoy to India Kenji Hiramatsu who said there should be no attempt to change the status quo on the ground by force; categorizing the crisis...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Indo-Russian defence ties - Waning is misnomer
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Even as the armies of India and US are engaged in joint military two-week exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2017’ to hone their skills in counter insurgency and counter terror operations under a joint brigade headquarters at a military base in Washington...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Doklam pullback - Advantage Modi
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    There is no doubt that the simultaneous pullback from the Doklam standoff by the Indian Military and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is advantage Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    MILITARY
    Defence Minister reviews security situation in Valley

    The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Chinar Corps in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and reviewed the overall security situation prevailing in the Valley.

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    MILITARY
    Indo-USA Joint Exercise Yudh Abhyas-2017 concludes

    Exercise Yudh Abhyas-2017, a joint military exercise between Indian and US armies commenced on September 14, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, USA with a brief and impressive opening ceremony.

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    MILITARY
    Indian Navy gets the first Scorpene submarine, Kalvari

    History was written at MDL on September 21, 2017, with the delivery of the first Scorpene submarine, Kalvari, to the Indian Navy.

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    MILITARY
    Indian Navy commissions Water Jet Fast Attack Craft

    INS Tarasa, a water jet fast attack craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai recently.

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    MILITARY
    Raksha Mantri flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

    The Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, flagged-off Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) with an all women crew from INS Mandovi boat pool, Goa on September 10, 2017.

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    MILITARY
    Chief of the Naval Staff visits Vietnam

    Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff visited Vietnam from October 4 to 7, 2017.