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President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar

President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a group photograph at the presentation of the President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar, at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra on April 15, 2017.

Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR). The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired). The event of release of the book was attended by the COAS, Director General of the Rashtriya Rifles, other senior officers from Directorate General of the Rashtriya Rifles along with the authors. Home of the Brave traces the early history of the RR, its organization, including its raising and subsequent deployment in Punjab, the North East and in Jammu & Kashmir. The RR, a formidable Counter Insurgency Force, has won many laurels in the operations. In addition to fulfilling its primary mandate of securing the Nation, the Force has also conducted several softer measures to win hearts and minds of the people- a critical and valuable practice that the Indian Army has embraced. The book also reflects upon the role of the RR in strengthening the professionalism of the Indian Army and military ethics and values throughout its rank and file. Home of the Brave will serve as an authentic record of achievements of the RR for all the Army units and Army training institutions. For defence policy planners, research scholars and military historians, this book provides factual and well chronicled information.

COAS Gen Bipin Rawat at Army Aviation Pavilion at Aero India 2017

COAS Gen Bipin Rawat at Army Aviation Pavilion at Aero India 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visiting the Army Aviation Pavilion, during the Aero India 2017, at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, in Bengaluru on February 14, 2017.

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC took to the skies in Yelahanka over Bengaluru city in the indigenously designed and developed aircraft LCA Mk I (Tejas) at 1645 hrs today. The Air Chief Marshal flew with the Principal Director Test Flight of the National Flight Test Centre Air Vice Marshal AP Singh. During the sortie the Chief of Air Staff was demonstrated the operational capability of the aircraft which included agility, manoeuvrability and advanced interface of avionics. The profile included general handling, air to air and ground attack patterns. The Air Chief Marshal was impressed by its capability expressing his faith in the programme. The Tejas aircraft has achieved Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) and has been inducted into the Indian Air Force.

68th Republic Day

68th Republic Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

'Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

'Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspecting the Tri-services ‘Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, ahead of the Combined Commanders Conference, on January 21, 2017.

NCC Republic Day Parade 2017

NCC Republic Day Parade 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat reviewing the NCC Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 17, 2017.

 Army Day

Army Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents certificates to innovators in the Indian Army, on the occasion of the Army Day, in New Delhi on January 15, 2017. The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar is also seen.

The Chief of Army Staff visiting Jammu & Kashmir

The Chief of Army Staff visiting Jammu & Kashmir

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visiting Jammu & Kashmir on a three-day tour, on January 05, 2017.

Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar along with the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying homage to the Martyrs of 1971 War, at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, to mark the ‘Vijay Diwas’, in New Delhi on December 16, 2016.

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